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25 Sep 2019 | 04:13 PM UTC

Nigeria: Independence Day celebrations on October 1

Nigeria News Alert

Independence Day celebrations are to take place countrywide on October 1; business and transportation disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/25/2019, 12:00 AM until 10/1/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Lagos). COUNTRY/REGION Nigeria


Nigeria will hold Independence Day celebrations on Tuesday, October 1, to celebrate the country's 58th anniversary of independence from the British. Events will be held countrywide, with the largest celebrations expected to take place in Lagos and Abuja.

A heightened security presence and business and transportation disruptions are expected throughout the country during the holiday.


Individuals in Nigeria are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate transportation and business disruptions, avoid all public gatherings as a precaution, and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities.


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