President Muhammadu Buhari led the celebrations of the 59th independence anniversary at Aso Rock, Abuja, on Tuesday.
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo; Senate President Ahmad Lawan; Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker, house of representatives; Ibrahim Muhammad; chief justice of Nigeria, were among those in attendance.
Below are some pictures:
Buhari on red carpet
Buhari mounting the stage for the salute
Buhari, with top leaders in the nation at the event
Buhari and others cutting the anniversary cake
Buhari, shaking hand with Gowon
Buhari, with other top national leaders at the event
Buhari, shaking hand with military chiefs