October 1 is Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Nigeria from United Kingdom in 1960.
Modern-day Nigeria has been the site of numerous kingdoms and tribal states over the millennia.
The modern state originated from British colonial rule beginning in the 19th century, and the merging of the Southern Nigeria Protectorate and Northern Nigeria Protectorate in 1914. The British set up administrative and legal structures whilst practicing indirect rule through traditional chiefdoms.
Nigeria became a formally independent federation in 1960.
The Federal Republic of Nigeria, commonly referred to as Nigeria, is a federal constitutional republic in West Africa, bordering Benin in the west, Chad and Cameroon in the east, and Niger in the north. There are 521 languages that have been spoken in the country.