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Encyclopedia > Flag of Nigeria
Flag of Nigeria
Flag of Nigeria
Proportion 1:2
Adopted October 1, 1960
Designed by Michael Taiwo Akinkunmi

The flag of Nigeria was designed in 1959 and first officially hoisted on October 1, 1960. The green bands represent the forests and abundant natural wealth of Nigeria while the white band stands for peace. Image File history File links Flag_of_Nigeria. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ...


The designer was a student from Ibadan, Michael Taiwo Akinkunmi.
Ibadan (Èbá-Ọdàn), reputed to be the largest indigenous city in Africa south of the Sahara, is the capital of Ọyọ State. ...


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Nigeria is made up of three large ethnic groups - the Hausa-Fulani, Yoruba, and Igbo- who represent 70 percent of the population.
The flag of Nigeria has three equal vertical bands of green towards the hoist side, white in the middle and green at the bottom.
Nigeria has seen seven coups in 32 years, during which the military rulers had failed to diversify the economy away from over dependence on the capital-intensive oil sector, which provides 20% of GDP, 95% of foreign exchange earnings, and about 65% of budgetary revenues.
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He chose that color as the primary symbol for Nigeria in the flag he designed which was the winner in a contest that drew almost 3000 entries.
The National Flag is hoisted and flown ceremoniously and briskly in the morning and at sunrise and lowered slowly in the same manner in the evening at sunset (6.00 a.m.
The National Flag is usually flown at the peak of the hoist except on memorial days or during state funerals as a mark of respect.
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