Fireworks for 50 years of Nigerian of independence


Firework displays have been held in the Nigeria's capital Abuja to celebrate 50 years since the country secured independence from the UK.

A military parade, air force fly-past and address by President Goodluck Jonathan are also taking place to mark the occasion.

In Lagos, the former capital where the handover from colonial rule took place 50 years ago, some buildings are draped in the green and white Nigerian flags.

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