• My stiffest earthly assignment is ended and my major life's work is done. My country is now free and I have been honoured to be its first indigenous head of state. What more could one desire in life?

    Nnamdi Azikiwe's remarks on Nigerian Independence (October 1, 1960), as quoted in "Between then and now" by Olatunji Ololade at "The Nation Online", March 10, 2009.
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