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Nigeria's national flag flies above a factory on Ibadan expressway... News PhotoFactory,Horizontal,Lagos - Nigeria,National Flag,Nigeria,Politics,RoadPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPNigeria's national flag flies above a factory on Ibadan expressway September 8, 2012 in Lagos. The flag designed by then student Michael Akinkunmi, was chosen in a competition held in1959 and officially hoisted on October 1, 1960 after Nigeria became independent from Britain. The green bands symbolise the land abundant with natural wealth of the country while the white band stands for unity and peace. AFP PHOTO/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI. (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/GettyImages)