The young lady boldly stated that Nigeria got independence in 1996, much to the surprise of the judges and audience. “This gal don f*** up oo,” a male could be heard shouting in the background.
Nigerians commemorate Independence Day on October 1st, which is an official national holiday. It commemorates the announcement of Nigeria’s independence from British rule on October 1, 1960.
The Southern Nigeria Protectorate and the Northern Nigeria Protectorate were united in 1914 to form the Colony and Protectorate of Nigeria, which encompasses modern-day Nigeria.
The country was granted independence on October 1, 1960, as the Federation of Nigeria, following the push for independence of African territories and the demise of the British Empire in the late 1950s.
The constitution was changed three years later, and the country was renamed the Federal Republic of Nigeria, with former Governor-General Nnamdi Azikiwe as the first President.
Lieutenant David Ejoor, afterwards Chief of Army Staff, was given the honor of commanding the guard at the midnight flag-raising ceremony in 1960. (Wikipedia).