Nigeria Celebrates Fifty Years Of Independence

"Nigerians today celebrate the 50th anniversary of their independence from Britain. The ceremonies in the capital, Abuja, included a military parade, fireworks and an address to the nation by President Goodluck Jonathan. Police say at least seven people were killed in explosions near the country's Independence Day celebrations. Nigeria's most prominent militant group, the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), warned of the explosions about an hour before they occurred. The incident did not disrupt the festivities."