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Osinbajo Hosts Dinner To Celebrate Nigeria’s 59th Independence

Professor Yemi Osinbajo celebrates Nigeria’s 59th independence with a dinner.

Funsho Akinwale

In commemoration of Nigeria’s 59th Independence Anniversary, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday held a dinner at the State House Banquet Hall, Abuja.

He thrilled his guests with visual descriptions of attributes that make Nigerians outstanding.

The vice president, who spoke on a lighter note, said one of the distinct attributes of the average Nigerian was the Nigerian swag.

He described “Nigerian swag” as that uniquely confident way that made Nigerians stand out everywhere and in everything they did.

Osinbajo got his guests laughing with his statement.

“They thought only white people could do this because it is a winter sport; if you don’t have winter and snow in your country you can’t be a bobsled champion," Osinbajo stated.

“Well, so they thought until the Nigerians came to the Winter Olympics in Pyeong Chang South Korea, three Nigerian girls.

“Seun Adigun, Ngozi Onwumere and Akuoma Omeoga, the first Africans in Bobsled at the Winter Olympics.

“They raced into history in style and they ended it with dance.

“How else would you know that they are Nigerians.”