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Nigerian govt orders flag to fly at half mast

The Nigerian government has directed that all flags at government offices in Nigeria and abroad be flown at half mast on Sunday and Monday to honour Queen Elizabeth II.

“We commiserate with the government and people of the United Kingdom and all the affected people of the Commonwealth and the world,” said a statement by the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, on Saturday.

“The Queen is dead. Love live the King”, it added.

Nigeria is a former British colony and a member of the Commonwealth-an organization which the Queen spearheaded until her death on September 8.