Prime Minister Tafawa Balewa in 1960
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PM in London after Nigeria declares its independence

The Prime Minister of Nigeria, Sir Abubakar Tafaw Balewa, landed in London on his way to New York, just days after Nigeria gained independence from the United Kingdom.

Speaking in October 1960, the prime minister said he wanted to "pursue an independent view".

BBC News - Nigeria at 50

  • 27 Sep 2010
  • From the section Africa
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