There was no real debate in the British House of Commons on what to do with their new colony, as there was no real enthusiasm among the leading British politicians on the acquisition of new territories. Ten such main groups were recorded during the 1931 census as follows: 1 Hausa, 2 Ibo, 3 Yoruba, 4 Fulani, 5 Kanuri, 6 Ibibio, 7 Munshi or Tiv, 8 Edo, 9 Nupe, and 10 Ijaw. Thus European traders went out of their way to ensure they were in the good books of Native rulers. British Manipulation of Access to Power Having installed the North as 'husband' of the South and Master of Nigeria in 1914, the British Colonial Master did not let matters rest there. Lugard was not the only one who believed Nigeria urgently needed to be integrated in order to avoid her absolute collapse. Alternative Title: Federal Republic of Nigeria Nigeria, country located on the western coast of. Today, Malaysia is the highest producer of palm oil and Akwa Ibom, and Nigeria are lagging behind.
Their present stages of development vary. Many people, particularly politicians and elders, believe that the implementation of the resolutions of the 2014 National Confab will get Nigeria out of its myriad of problems. What is your take on the issue? It was, therefore, no surprise that the courageous bill for resource control, brought by Hon. The 19089 Constitution was promulgated through Decree Number 12 of 1989. Large freshwater swamps give way to brackish thickets near the seacoast. When coal, the then backbone of our economy failed us, crude oil came to our rescue, this is to show how blessed the nation is.
On the basis of the 1979 constitution, a new constitution was introduced in Nigeria in May 1999. Of course, the story of the 1963 census, which was again doctored to favour the North, was no different. Fast track to 1914, so many steps have been taken by the British colonial government to establish the entity called Nigeria today. Do you agree with them? In spite of this, the constitution was notable for the provision of an extended Legislative Council authorized to meditate on national issues. Onсe Professor Tamuno, chairman of the celebration of the planning committee, noted historian, former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, said: 'It's humiliating. France extends the same facilities and support to Biafra.
However, the Queen of England and the British government never saw a reason to do so yet. The Benin Bronze that was used for beautification of the palace of the Benin kings is recently recommended as main museums in Europe, and the main museum can be seen in the United States Museums when the Nok civilization and the Yoruba people presented origins created by the pre-state Unities, Ife, Oyo, and the Benin Kingdom has mysteriously vanished. What is your view on this? It is hard to say that Lugard was struggling for a single political entity of Nigeria. Did you just say Impossible? What is currently referred to as Nigeria today has its ground been dated back to the empires and kingdoms of the latest seventeenth century which is extensively historical. Therefore, the carefully orchestrated uprisings in the North in May 1966, and the violent and bloody coup that followed it in July were not reactions to Decree 32 of 1966, abolishing the Regions and unifying the civil services of the country. The problem is that many critics of this very concept tend to be more emphatic in its exposition of the ills of this principle, relegating to the periphery and obliterating it good aspects. Most of them were imposed.
President Olusegun Obasanjo ruled the country from 1999 to 2007 First and Second Term as a civilian leader and having ruled the country before as a military leader from 1976 to 1979. The Legislative Council did not legislate for the Northern Provinces but its sanction, signified by a Resolution was necessary for all its expenditure out o 5the revenues of Nigeria in respect of that Provinces. Thus, from the very beginning, a permanent majority in population which was intended to translate into a permanent majority in the future Central Legislature and consequently a permanent control of power was programmed for the Northern Ruling class. That is what we are looking for. Origins and Methods of Permanent Northern Sovereignty over Southern Nigeria's Resources. Ethnic politics was an observable feature of the First Republic. But we should not celebrate the event in our colonial history, which we should not be proud of.
In 1954, a new constitution came into effect. To other politicians especially opposition parties, your role is to serve as watch dogs, correct, assist and most importantly proffer solutions within your capacity to any problem on ground which the ruling government has not been able to solve, this will help upgrade public living rather than spending time antagonising the ruling government without any justification because of power tussle, note that one finger cannot remove lice from the head, a politician thinks about the next election while a statesman thinks about the next generation. The matter did not end there. Egerton had reason on his side in objecting to the proposed line terminating at on the Niger, since navigation southward to the coast was restricted to the high water season, and even then was uncertain. The Protectorates and the Colony of Lagos were quite self-autonomous and governing them with different laws proved quite a task. . The spate of insecurity in some parts of the state particularly Etim Ekpo and Ukanafun is worrisome.
The Lugardian principle of centralization was now replaced by the decentralization formula which is a matter of policy in the administration of the Nigerian State. So serious was the threat that many senior Federal Government officers in Lagos actually trooped to Ilorin, Kaduna and other Northern towns. Do you know what we are talking about? It would appear that the discovery of the apparent con traditions in the parliamentary system of government made the drafters of the 1979 Constitution to jettison the dual system of leadership for the executive presidential system. Based on the protection treaties and the Berlin Conference, the British in 1885 proclaimed the establishment of a protectorate of the Oil Rivers, which later became the Niger Delta Protectorate. There were also plans to call on the Military hierarchy not to recognize Azikiwe as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces.
In 1912, Egerton was replaced by , who was appointed Governor-General of both Southern and Northern Nigeria with the mandate to unite the two. The unification was done for economic reasons rather than political — Northern Nigeria Protectorate had a budget deficit; and the colonial administration sought to use the budget surpluses in Southern Nigeria to offset this deficit. Lugard ran the country with half of each year spent in England, distant from realities in Africa where subordinates had to delay decisions on many matters until he returned, and based his rule on a military system. While southern colonial administrators welcomed amalgamation as an opportunity for imperial expansion, their counterparts in the Northern Province believed that it was injurious to the interests of the areas they administered because of their relative backwardness and that it was their duty to resist the advance of southern influences and culture into the north. The undertones reflecting in these statements of the acclaimed fathers of Nigeria is not in any way conforming to genuine federalism. It was basically due to economic reasons.