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Nigerians in Twitter ‘hashtag battle’ on 60th anniversary

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Isaac Kaledzi
Isaac Kaledzi
Isaac Kaledzi is an experienced and award winning journalist from Ghana. He has worked for several media brands both in Ghana and on the International scene. Isaac Kaledzi is currently serving as an African Correspondent for DW.

Nigerians have taken to Twitter to mark the country’s 60th anniversary with divergent views on the progress made so far.

A hashtag battle has been going on in Nigeria on social media as people debate how to mark the anniversary.

Two hashtags #Nigeria60andUseless and #NigeriaAt60 have been trending as citizens express how they feel about the anniversary.

The #NigeriaAt60 trend appears to show citizens willing to celebrate the country’s progress so far and hope for a brighter future.

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The #Nigeria60andUseless trend appears to show citizens expressing frustration over what they call the lack of progress in Nigeria.

Meanwhile Nigeria’s President in a speech appealed for unity as the country celebrates its 60th independence anniversary.

”An underlying cause of most of the problems we have faced as a nation is in our consistent harping on artificially contrived fault-lines that we have harboured and allowed unnecessarily to fester,” President Buhari said on Thursday.

Nigeria gained independence from Britain on 1 October 1960.




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