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See The Nigerians That Moved The Motion For Nigeria Independence From 1921-1960 by Nairablink(m): 8:05am On Oct 01, 2020
Chief Remi Fani-Kayode (1921-1995) was the man who successfully moved the motion for Independence on August 2, 1958.

Anthony Enahoro moved the motion in 1953 which proposed Nigeria's independence in 1956 but was rejected by Parliament and it therefore failed.

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It also resulted in a walk-out by the northern parliamentarians who were of the view that Nigeria was not yet ready for independence.

The tensions and acrimony that came from all these resulted in the infamous Kano riots of 1953.

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In 1957, Samuel Ladoke Akintola moved a second motion for independence in 1959 and it was passed by the Federal House but the British authorities refused to assent to it and, consequently, it failed.

In 1958, Remi Fani-Kayode moved the third motion for Nigeria’s independence in the Federal Parliament and asked that Nigeria should be given her independence on April 2, 1960.

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The motion was not only passed by Parliament but it was also accepted by the British and was therefore successful.

However, in 1959, the British Colonial authorities needed a few months to put everything in place before leaving Nigeria and Prime Minister Tafawa Balewa moved a motion for a slight amendment to be made to the original 1958 motion that had been passed and approved to the effect that the date of independence should be shifted from April 2, 1960, to October 1, 1960.

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Happy Independence Day to all Nigerians

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Re: See The Nigerians That Moved The Motion For Nigeria Independence From 1921-1960 by TONY042(m): 8:06am On Oct 01, 2020
God bless Nigeria!
Re: See The Nigerians That Moved The Motion For Nigeria Independence From 1921-1960 by Ironman3(m): 8:25am On Oct 01, 2020
They actually thought it would be great, but we are seeing a different thing entirely
Re: See The Nigerians That Moved The Motion For Nigeria Independence From 1921-1960 by Patiencepays(m): 8:31am On Oct 01, 2020
May the labours of our heroes past never been in vain.
Re: See The Nigerians That Moved The Motion For Nigeria Independence From 1921-1960 by kenny714433(m): 8:34am On Oct 01, 2020
cry

It was celebration galore on the day when her founding fathers, with their bodies filled with sores of a battle long fought, lifted the young Ai'regin even with their failing strength, and echoed their last sound of victory, Child at last!!!!

Like mothers on the pangs of childbirth, they wriggled, trying to grasp onto life, even tasting the bitter tears that rolled down their cheeks.

Give her this book (constitution) for it's a manual to guide her to womanhood, cloth her with my best apron for she's the only heir and worth protecting, let our anthem be a lullaby to sooth her children who'll therefore pledge to a mother so caring. They managed to mutter the words, but the pains was too much to bear, They grasped their last and kisses Ai'regin goodbye.

Ai'regin grew to 60 and had children whom she called WAZOBIA. The book which should guide the family became the plate WA fed from and which BIA washed. The Anthem which was to sooth her children's soul became the very chord of discord which induces nightmares.

How can I pledge allegiance to one who feeds me with sorrows instead of bread, who clasp me with fetters of chain even when I'm free, who murders my ambition instead of mothering it? Who embrace our tormentors who'd sold us into slavery just because they come back with pen and glittering poison? BIA would wail..

In all the commotion, I knew it's the trauma of a broken home. Set us free, they'll yell. What's the color of your problem? Ai'regin will scold. pointing to the old apron which waved round Ai'regin's neck, they all shouted with eyes filled with sorrows...... "GREEN WHITE GREEN!!!
Re: See The Nigerians That Moved The Motion For Nigeria Independence From 1921-1960 by yoruba1914: 8:45am On Oct 01, 2020
TONY042:
God bless Nigeria!

GOD can only bless nigeria if there is equity,fairness and justice.
The only way God will bless us is to balkanize this country.

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