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Nigerian Independence

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Nigerian independence came about as the result of

A

a violent revolution which removed the British from power.

B

Great Britain.

C

a decision by Prime Minister Clement Atlee to live up to British ideals of self-government and free a number of African colonies.

D

gradual pressures over a number of decades eventually resulting in Nigerian demands for sovereignty and British recognition of it.

E

the personal leadership and charismatic legitimacy built around Tafawa Balewa, who became the first Prime Minister.