20 Things Nigerians Remember About Life Before 1960

As Nigerians settle back into work after the public holiday celebrating 56 years of the country’s independence, reflections on life before 1960 throw light on the country then and now. Those born after Independence might enjoy the sweet and not-so-sweet memories of:

  • When there was no quota system of any kind and people lived without being conscious of tribe or ethnicity.
  • Having to stay away from the Government Reserved Area (GRA) whether in Benin or in Lagos; the days when Apapa was “European quarter”.

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