Nigeria turns 60: Can Africa's most populous nation remain united?

Schoolchildren in cultural costumes with a flag of Nigeria at the 55th anniversary celebrations - Kaduna, Nigeria, 1 October 2015

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In our series of letters from African journalists, novelist and journalist Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani considers the greatest challenge facing Nigeria as Africa’s most populous nation marks 60 years of independence from the UK.

How to keep a multitude of ethnic groups united and satisfied? This was the greatest hurdle Nigeria faced in the first decade of its independence – and continues to be the case 60 years later.

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