Flag of Nigeria
|Design||A vertical bicolour triband of green, white and green. |
The designer of the national flag was Michael Taiwo Akinkunmi, a twenty-three-year-old student. He was studying at Norwich Technical College in England when he saw an advertisement in a newspaper that submissions were being accepted for the design of a new National flag. The original submission had a red radiating sun badge in the center triptych of one white vertical with a green vertical on each side. After the badge was removed by the judges, the flag has remained unchanged. It was first officially used on October 1, 1960, Nigeria's Independence Day. 
The color green represents the forests and abundant natural wealth of the country, white stands for peace and unity.