Happy Independence Day Nigeria! This year marks our 56th year of independence. You probably already knew that Nigeria became independent on 1 October 1960 but did you know we were only declared a Federal Republic on October 1st 1963. Although it’s been a tumultuous year, we will do what Nigerians know how to do best and that’s to stay positive and celebrate! So here’s a look at some old and new landmarks in the great Federal Republic of Nigeria. We’re hoping you feel some national pride and share these glorious pictures. Enjoy!