National Day ‑ Nigeria

Event Name National Day - Nigeria
Start Date 1st Oct 2017 12:00am
End Date
Duration N/A
Description

Also known as Independence Day, this national holiday commemorates the autonomy of Nigeria that officially began October 1, 1960, after being under British control since 1900. Nigeria became a federal republic with a new constitution on October 1, 1963. In 1966, some military officers staged a coup and ruled until other army officers overthrew them in 1975. Civilian rule was restored on the anniversary of freedom, October 1, 1979. The city of Lagos was the capital until 1986, when the government centre moved to Abuja.

Source: The Free Dictionary