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Happy Independence Day Nigeria! 55 Reasons to Hope

55 years after our independence from colonial rule, Nigeria has broken into a dawn filled with hope, progress and dreams that cannot be stopped despite the turmoil we’ve encountered as a nation over the years. This is because Nigeria is a country built on hope for a greater tomorrow with so much potential to be the world’s best economy. I hope for a better Nigeria, do you?

To celebrate Nigeria’s 55th Independence Day anniversary, Access Bank asks “What are your reasons to hope?”

What are those spectacular events that you will never forget; events that made you proud to call yourself a Nigerian?

To jolt your memory, read also:

20 Unforgettable Events in the History of Nigeria After Independence

Join the conversation on twitter using the hashtag, #55ReasonsToHope. Also follow @MyAccessBank and @AfroFact, Nigeria’s foremost facts account on Twitter and Instagram.


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Ejura Salihu is an Anatomist, Writer and Editor. She is currently the Editor-in-chief for Connect Nigeria. You can contact her via email: or follow her on twitter @icyquin_msc

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