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On October 1st 2010, Nigeria, Africa's most populous nation marked 50 years of independence from British Colonial rule. This is a clip from the special anniversary documentary, 'Nigeria at 50: The Challenge of Leadership'. Spirit Creations examines some of the causes of the leadership crisis in Nigeria and takes a closer look at what forces have shaped post-colonial leadership in Nigeria.