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The People’s Republic: Why they came

MANY REASONS have been advanced by apologists of imperialism to justify British rule in Nigeria.Said Sir Hugh Clifford, a former Governor of Nigeria: In the case of primitive peoples, unadulterated native rule is not popular or desired…

The People’s Republic: How they rule

THIS was one of the defects of the Macpherson Constitution. Accordingly, the new constitution conferred upon Ministers both at the Federal and Regional levels’ general direction, and control of, and individual responsibility for, the…

The People’s Republic: How they rule

FOURTHLY, apart from the fact thatNigerian public men succeeded in playing the leading role in the management of their own affairs, the Nigerian taxpaying population, including women in some parts; for the first time, had the chance of…

The People’s Republic: How they rule

IT must be mentioned, however, that all Bills and measures passed or rejected by the House of Representatives, or a Regional Legislature, were subject to the Governor’s or Lieutenant-Governor’s assent and to Her Majesty’s power of…

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