Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Photosplash from Nigerian Embassy, Cotonou

Nigerians celebrate Golden Jubilee in Benin Republic

Hundreds of Nigerians living in neighbouring Benin Republic were hosted to a memorable party in commemoration of their nation's 50th independence anniversary by the Nigerian Embassy in Cotonou. 

MAURICE ARCHIBONG, who witnessed the celebrations captured numerous moments for the records.

Amb. Lawrence Akindele (2nd right), Mrs. Vivian Akindele and other dignitaries cutting Nigeria's Golden Jubilee cake at Nigerian Embass in Cotonou, Benin Republic.
Amb. Akindele (R) with Minister 1, Mallam Hassan.
L-R: HE Vivian Akindele with Mrs. Maureen d'Almeida.
L-R: Mrs. Jeanne-Frances Maduakor, Amb. Akindele, Mrs. Nwakego Mazi and Mrs. Akindele.
Above and below: Members of Abia State troupes that thrilled guests during the fiesta.
Alh. Yusuf Salami, President Nigerian Community in Porto Novo; flanked by Yoruba Community Cotonou Chairman, Alh. Ishola Bello (L) and General Secretary Nigerian Community Union, Cotonou, Pa Abdul Lateef Olujobi.
Igbo Union Leader in Benin Republic, Chief Ebuka Onunkwo.
Seriki Hausawa, Alh. Mounirou Garba.
President, Nigerian Community Union Cotonou, Chief Emmanuel Uko Elendu.

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