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|Nigerian National Symbols by rottencorpse: 8:14pm On May 17|
1. Nigerian Coat of Arms
To give its own meaning, there are various things found on the Nigerian Coat of Arms which include .2 white horses, a shield, 2 bands, an eagle and a green plant (cactus) at the down part of the shield.
The white horses symbolize dignity, the black shield represents fertile soil, the eagle means strength, the bands which look like the letter Y represent River Niger and Benue, and finally the green plant symbolizes rich soil and beauty of the land. The Nigerian Motto which is written boldly on the coat of arm is ‘’Unity and Faith’’.
2. Nigerian National Flag
The Nigerian National flag was for the first time raised on 1st October 1960 after it had being designed in the year 1959 by Michael Taiwo Akinkunmi who was from Ibadan the capital of Oyo State in the western part of the country. He was a student in London. There are two colours on the Nigerian Flag which are Green and White whereby it’s vertically divided into three equal parts. The Green represents agriculture while on the other hand, the white represents peace and wealth and prosperity of a country.
Rules that guide the Nigerian Flag
There are some rules governing the hoisting of the Nigerian Flag and its maintenance which are listed below:
First of all, on no account should any other flag be raised higher than the Nigerian flag. On the other hand, it must be raised at sunrise and lowered at sunset.
Another rule is that the Nigerian flag must be hung on important days or any important event and should be hoisted at half-length to respect the fallen heroes.
Finally, if for any reason, the Nigerian flag gets torn, it must be destroyed and replaced immediately.
3. Nigerian National Anthem
The Nigerian National anthem was adopted in 1978 and composed by the then Nigerian Police Band which includes Eme Etim Akpan, John A Ilechukwu Sota Omoigui, P. O. Aderibigbe and B A Ogunnaike led by Benedict E. Odiase. The Anthem has two stanzas where by different words were put in place to make sure that something must be sung in the country to show respect and honour.
The anthem raises the faith of Every Nigerian and also reminds us of our unity as well as common goals which must be achieved. It also talks about the aims and aspirations for the coming generation.
Here is the Nigerian National Anthem:
Arise, O compatriots
Nigeria's call obey
to serve our fatherland
with love and strength and faith.
The labour of our heroes past
shall never be in vain,
to serve with heart and might
one nation bound in freedom
Peace and unity.
Oh God of creation,
direct our noble cause
Guide thou our leaders right
Help our youths the truth to know
In love and honesty to grow
And living just and truth
Great lofty heights attain
To build a nation where peace
And justice shall reign
4. National Pledge
In September 1976, the National pledge was written by a Nigerian Professor, by name Prof (Mrs) Felicia Adebola. The Nigerian National pledge is known to be an oath of compliance of support of the country. Most times, the National anthem is sung followed by the National Pledge.
It has therefore being decreed that in all schools, students should recite the National Pledge every day. It is always recited on attention, moreover, it is one thing to say it and it is another thing to abide by what it says.
This is the National Pledge below:
I pledge to Nigeria my country
To be faithful loyal an honest
To serve Nigeria with all my strength
To defend her unity
And uphold her honour and glory
So help me God
The Central Bank of Nigeria is the only authorized issuer of the Naira. On different denominations of the Nigerian Naira, the pictures of heroes of the Nigerian country are inscribed. The 50 naira note most especially denotes unity in diversity where different major tribes are seen in it.
Furthermore, we all know that every country in the world also have their own legal tender which symbolizes their currency. For instance, USA uses Dollar, Benin republic uses Franc, Ghana uses Cedis and Nigeria uses Naira. The naira is Nigeria’s official symbol of legal tender since 1973 so where ever you see the Naira, one should know that it’s for Nigeria.
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|Re: Nigerian National Symbols by money121(m): 7:29pm On May 18|
What of Abacha loot that one sef na national symbols on his Own!!
Oku olomo ki sun Bubu dey learn were Abacha dey Agba Wire
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|Re: Nigerian National Symbols by Datagric(m): 7:29pm On May 18|
Remind me no more. Back then in primary school we love and cherish these symbols not any more. We believed in this country but when will our believe stop to be a mirage.
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|Re: Nigerian National Symbols by Romanoff(f): 7:30pm On May 18|
Who the symbols epp?
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|Re: Nigerian National Symbols by Cameroonglass(m): 7:30pm On May 18|
please what time is our president reading his speech?
|Re: Nigerian National Symbols by Ask4bigneyo(m): 7:30pm On May 18|
|Re: Nigerian National Symbols by Macsjebs(m): 7:30pm On May 18|
Topic I taught Jss2 students, lol
Them just throway one naira note like that, they need to find another note for Herbert Macaulay
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|Re: Nigerian National Symbols by Babatunde40(m): 7:30pm On May 18|
And you had to quote the whole thing?
|Re: Nigerian National Symbols by yaksdavirus: 7:30pm On May 18|
The only symbol our polticians know is APC, PDP and embezlement. Ask them to recite the national anthem i bet you most of them will fail.
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|Re: Nigerian National Symbols by Administration1: 7:30pm On May 18|
Those horses seem tired.
The Super Eagle is now Super Chicken.
The green grass is no more green.
The strength of the shield has been depleted.
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|Re: Nigerian National Symbols by softplace: 7:30pm On May 18|
|Re: Nigerian National Symbols by Daniel058(m): 7:30pm On May 18|
Symbol that doesn't still bring unity,who that one EPP?
To serve Nigeria with all my strength
|Re: Nigerian National Symbols by bolaayenimo: 7:31pm On May 18|
I heard this is the current state of the coat of arms
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|Re: Nigerian National Symbols by datola: 7:31pm On May 18|
|Re: Nigerian National Symbols by Kyrx(m): 7:31pm On May 18|
Who 9ja symbols help?
Kokan aye jor
Meanwhile check my sig for very cheap data
|Re: Nigerian National Symbols by toyining(f): 7:31pm On May 18|
|Re: Nigerian National Symbols by Krak(m): 7:31pm On May 18|
Civic Education 101
|Re: Nigerian National Symbols by simhosting: 7:31pm On May 18|
|Re: Nigerian National Symbols by Airoflaw(m): 7:31pm On May 18|
Come and see my primary school flag
|Re: Nigerian National Symbols by FrankAkowe: 7:32pm On May 18|
|Re: Nigerian National Symbols by Finnese001: 7:32pm On May 18|
USELESS COUNTRY, WITH ALMOST 90% FOOLS AS HER OCCUPANTS
|Re: Nigerian National Symbols by nwosukingsley366(m): 7:32pm On May 18|
|Re: Nigerian National Symbols by Calabar1stSon: 7:33pm On May 18|
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|Re: Nigerian National Symbols by dolafanta: 7:33pm On May 18|
|Re: Nigerian National Symbols by Sunnycliff(m): 7:33pm On May 18|
All those things have lost relevance in present day Nigeria
|Re: Nigerian National Symbols by Evergreen4(m): 7:33pm On May 18|
There is nothing to cherish about these symbols anymore. Nigeria is a failed state.
|Re: Nigerian National Symbols by Cameroonglass(m): 7:33pm On May 18|
bro, I wanted to be the first to comment, but those people above me d use jazz
|Re: Nigerian National Symbols by CalabarPikin: 7:34pm On May 18|
Please remove the Anthem and pledge.....na scam
|Re: Nigerian National Symbols by techmo: 7:34pm On May 18|
Almagamation of Southern and Northern Nigeria, Yoruba signed the documents
Independence Yoruba fought for and signed for it
National flag Yoruba designed it
National anthem Yoruba partly composed it
National Pledge was written by a Yoruba
Naira was named by Awolowo a Yoruba
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|Re: Nigerian National Symbols by Ojukwubucket(m): 7:34pm On May 18|
Those horses be like slay queens
|Re: Nigerian National Symbols by psychologist(m): 7:34pm On May 18|
This is sadly the state of Nigeria
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