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Nigeria became a republic on


Question

Nigeria became a republic on

Options

A) May 29, 1999

B) January 1, 1996

C) October 1, 1960

D) October 1, 1963

The correct answer is D.

Explanation:

Some students might be wondering whether the correct answer here is supposed to be October 1, 1960. Well, according to the history, Nigeria became a British protectorate in 1901. Colonization lasted until 1960, when an independence movement succeeded in gaining Nigeria its independence. Nigeria first became a republic in 1963, but succumbed to military rule three years later after a bloody coup d'état. In other words, Nigeria gained independence on October 1, 1960 but became a republic on October 1, 1963.

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  • Some students might be wondering whether the correct answer here is supposed to be October 1, 1960. Well, according to the history, Nigeria became a British protectorate in 1901. Colonization lasted until 1960, when an independence movement succeeded in gaining Nigeria its independence. Nigeria first became a republic in 1963, but succumbed to military rule three years later after a bloody coup d'état. In other words, Nigeria gained independence on October 1, 1960 but became a republic on October 1, 1963.