The Legislative Council of the Colony was restricted to making laws for the Colony alone, whilst the Governor-General made laws for the whole country. The second half of the 19 th century and the first decade of the 20 th century marked the era Nigeria came under the colonial rule of the United States. The Lake Chad basin and the coastal areas, including the Niger River delta and the western parts of the Sokoto region in the far northwest, are underlain by soft, geologically young sedimentary rocks. Constitutional development in Nigeria from 1914 till date 1. In consequence of the result cancellation, riots flared up in South-West of Nigeria and these claimed the lives of many Nigerians. In fact the protectorate of Northern Nigeria had been proclaimed before the Northern states were conquered. How have they retained power? The following features, which emphasised the existence of a true federal system composed of powerful and autonomous Regions and a Centre with limited powers are worth noting: o Each Region had its own separate Constitution, in addition to the Federal Government Constitution.
In reality however, the outcome of the process turned out to be highly influenced and manipulated. Egerton shared Moor's views on the damage that was being done to the trade by the combination of indigenous middlemen and traders based in. Attributes of a constitution: The constitution of a State is that collection of rules and principles according to which a state is governed. Egerton himself did not always approve of these policies, and they were not strictly upheld. The Protectorate of Southern Nigeria was proclaimed in 1900. To the general public, Nigeria can only be built by Nigerians in oneness, we all should think of what we can do for Nigeria and not what Nigeria can do for us, for it is by the strength of their number that the ants in the field are able to carry their prey to the nest.
The three parties should have been allowed by Sir James to negotiate and if he wanted to help, that would have been an opportunity for Sir James to pressurize them to form a Government of National Unity that would have ushered in independence in an atmosphere of intergroup trust. His aim was to merge two parts of a country into a single colony. In my opinion, I feel there is so much gap in the culture and lifestyle of the territories amalgamated. The Pre-Independence Constitutions Governor as the sole Executive and Legislature During the period 1900 to 1906, the Governor of the Protectorate of Southern Nigeria, exercised full executive powers and was also the legislature. In course of this British dominance, Nigeria had its first 5 constitutions by order in council. And yet, these people are a minority even in the North.
So, I cannot comment on rumour. Not restructuring by dismembering or by disintegration. Resource control, which in certain circumstances can be referred to as fiscal federalism in a federation , goes hand in hand with true federalism. This is the situation the oil producing part of the South finds itself in today. He is on record as confessing that he did not handle this phase to the satisfaction of Dr. An aggressive military expansion in the region by Britain was brought to an end in the 19 th century. Every state in this nation has one resource or the other.
He initiated many institutions and departments to oversee the two territories. The Eastern Region in particular challenged the results and the country was almost brought to its knees by the fierce controversy that followed. The Governors ceased to preside over the Executive Councils in the East and West by 1957 and in the North, in 1959. Also, palm oil was culturally attributed to Eastern people from the Ibo part and the small area of the plateau tribe, but in politics, they are decentralized. That is the way it is, and it will create room for comparative advantage, for hard work. This applied to the Protectorate of Northern Nigeria from 1900 to 1914.
But here, only very few of our people had that kind of opportunity through the Ibibio State Union. The current 1999 constitution is a product of haste because the receding military junta was in a hurry to leave the political turf. As various quarrels and disputes arose between British traders or British officials on the one hand and the Rulers of the States of the Niger Delta on the other hand, the latter territories were invaded, conquered and colonized, individually. Being a democratic constitution, the 1999 constitution paved the way for Chief Olusegun Obasanjo to become a democratically elected President. Thus, Nigeria had four ambassadors in London. It was based on the fact that the Northern Nigeria would have little or nothing to do with the South.
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. How a small band of men from the Sudan and Northern parts of West Africa could come to what became Northern Nigeria, and conquer most of it, is amazing enough. The word 'Nigerian' is merely a distinctive appellation to distinguish those who live within the boundaries of Nigeria from those who do not. Recommendations We have clearly seen that the future of this country lies in only one direction - true federalism, together with fiscal federalism and resource control by the owners of the resources. In fact, there was little or no unification, as Lugard simply superimposed on the existing structure of the colony in northern Nigeria, particularly troublesome system of indirect rule.
Right from the colonial period, Nigerians were barely involved in the art of constitution making while the British colonial overlords employed constitution making to consolidate their imperial strategies. As consolidation and British influence increased, Southern Nigeria was joined with to form the single colony of Nigeria in 1914. On the basis of the 1979 constitution, a new constitution was introduced in Nigeria in May 1999. Do you agree with them? The group recommended the amalgamation of the southern to northern; to join the two vast areas as one country. Here we will talk about one of the most epic event in Nigerian history. Edinburgh Changes Amalgamation Brought Amalgamation of Nigeria in 1914 brought a lot of changes to both the British administration in Nigeria and to the Nigerian citizens. But the seed of consciousness had been planted.