Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed for unity as the country celebrates its 60th independence anniversary. Nigeria gained independence from Britain on 1 October 1960. The BBC reports that Buhari suggested that Nigeria’s population – now around 200 million and projected to be the third highest in the world by 2050 – is both a challenge and an asset for the country. Meanwhile, Nampa reports that President Hage Geingob on Wednesday extended a congratulatory message to President Muhammadu Buhari on Nigeria’s 60th independence anniversary. In his message shared with the media, Geingob said Namibia’s bonds of friendship with Nigeria date back to the days of the country’s struggle for independence.