As Nigeria mark’s it’s 61st anniversary, we would like to reflect on history, with a video recorded on Nigeria’s Independence Day, on October 1st 1960.
This video courtesy “lMoral Re-Armament captures the activities of the celebration, of Nigeria’s independence from Britain in Mackinaw Island, Michigan, where delegates and well-wishers gathered to pay tribute to Nigeria, as Queen Elizabeth the second represented by Princess Alexandra, handed over to Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, Nigeria’s first prime minister.
Meanwhike, in a human interest story, the Kano State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has petitioned Abdullahi Ganduje, the governor of the state, demanding the immediate arrest and prosecution of those involved in the brutal murder of Shuaibu Yohanna, a pastor who was ambushed and killed by a mob over his alleged involvement in preventing jungle justice.
The pastor was said to have been targeted after one of his church members named Sabo killed his own brother and reported himself to the police.
According to CAN, the killers of the late pastor, accused him of ensuring that Sabo reported and surrendered himself to the police and insinuated that the step was an attempt to protect Sabo from jungle justice.
The pastor was ambushed by the mob when he attended the funeral of Sabo’s brother.
He was macheted severally on his head and face and was said to have died on September 23 as a result of fatal wounds, he sustained during the attack.
Back to Independence Day, Nigeria’s first anthem, recited on October 1st 1960, by the MRS Studio Orchestra, under the direction of Brazilian composer Remo Usai.