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The People’s Republic: How they rule

CONTINUED FROM LAST WEEKWESTERN PROVINCESOFFICIAL members -14 in all:(I) The Chief Commissioner who was President, with original and casting votes;(2) 6 Residents;(3) Secretary, Western Provinces;(4) Deputy Financial…

The People’s Republic: How they rule

CONTINUED FROM LAST WEEKIT must be remarked, in passing, that though the majority of the educated elite in Southern Nigeria wholeheartedly welcomed, and supported Lugard’s administrative arrangements. There was an articulate minority,…

The People’s Republic: How they came

CONTINUED FROM LAST WEEKJUST as the British were getting thoroughly fed up with Kosoko’s uncompromising encouragement of the slave-trade, Akintoye addressed a beautifully-worded petition to Beecroft in 1851 in which, among other things,…

The People’s Republic: How they came

CONTINUED FROM LAST WEEKBY 1870, there were also French merchants trading side by side with the British on the Niger. In order to eliminate competitionamong themselves and so increase their profits, and to present a common front to…

The People’s Republic: How they came

CONTINUED FROM LAST WEEKTHE abolition of slavery involved Great Britain in enormous expenditure. She paid the sum of £20m, as compensation to British slave owners for the emancipation of their slaves. The sum of £400,000 was paid to…