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There was a country doing its utmost to ward off the influence of those who came over the seas. This struggle was fought and sustained by major actors like Herbert Macaulay, Pa Anthony Enahoro, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Dr. Nnamdi Azikwe, Sir Ahmadu Bello and a host of other nationalists. The dreams of these leaders were practical- The country, Nigeria, needs to be a sovereign state to achieve its potentials to the fullest. They were not wrong although the independence soon transmogrify into dependence. The fact of Nigeria’s independence soon became famous and here is how it has always been passed across to the different generations: “Nigeria gained independence from the United Kingdom on 1 October 1960. And an Executive Council, made up entirely of Nigerians, was led by a Prime Minister, Alhaji Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa. Its first government was a coalition of conservative parties, and it came into power…