INDEPENDENCE DAY SPECIALS: THE CHRONICLES OF BRITISH EXPEDITION IN NIGERIA (IV)

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In [previous series] of this chronicles, we have learnt (contrary to the acclaimed falsehood) that:

  • Nigeria already had her story (records) before the arrival of the Briton.
  • There were traditional administrations and great followership.
  • Africa had her unique culture and values.

Although these dint come without internal conflicts, war and disputes relating to land, trade, and dynastic rivalry. The British, thus came as a mediator in the midst of those challenges. These, the British government, rode on until colonialisation and beyond. Because the whites were seen as superiors and more powerful, the sentiments together with some other factors made the traditionalist gave in with little or no resistance.

Read also: Tribes and Culture in Nigeria.

All said and done. We are here now as the giants that we are. Although our values have changed- the traditional set ups and norms are weakened. And we have all embraced the ‘black suit and tie’. That this evolution is a good or bad one is a subject for another day.

Read also: Democracy Day Specials: What is the Nigerian Dream

On this season of the chronicles [see previous series here], we shall learn (in three extra series) more about the events that led to our independence from the time of the amalgamation in 1914. How did the Yoruba react to the indirect rule system? How true was the fact that the Igbos were never ruled with the indirect rule system? Some said the system never failed in the North.

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All these assumptions will be justified in writings and images. Do not enjoy this alone. Invite and refer your friends and loved ones to this page and lets learn together. did you miss previous series, worry not; refresh your memory here and prepare for more scintillating episodes from tomorrow.

We shall formally kick-off with a concise lead into NIGERIA AT THE EVE OF AMALGAMATION. Make it another date with us. Happy Independence Day in advance.

Ola-lawal M.D.

For Muzzammilwrites.

27-09-2018.

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