Why the US freed itself from Britain & lessons for nations in Nigeria

Rudolf Ogoo Okonkwo
8 min readJul 4, 2022

Every fourth of July in America, presenters at the National Public Radio read the text of the US Declaration of Independence. Besides the popular lines, I have never paid much attention to some obscure lines in the Declaration of Independence. This year, I did. And I think the new meaning that I got from it must have something to do with today’s Nigerian situation.

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Rudolf Ogoo Okonkwo

Rudolf Ogoo Okonkwo is the author of "This American Life Sef." He is also the host of Dr. Damages Show, 90MinutesAfrica & HaveYourSay247. He teaches at the SVA.