The system of indirect rule developed by Lugard and his successors in the Fulani Emirates was equally applied throughout the rest of the Nigeria area of Nigeria. While it was largely successful in the Caliphate, it fell short in the non-muslim states. The caliphate had a smooth tradition of centralization of authority and a regular tax collection strategy as against the other neighbouring states whose kings had limited powers and taxation controls. Tivland, for example, had no paramount chief in control; it made use of councils of elders for administration until 1937.
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.
Happy Independence to Nigeria at 57! Yes, though we have been through downs together, it would have been an apogee to excuse myself from the celebration. Of course, we are in this together; we must all participate in the brainstorming to overcome. I eloquently share in the view of some about the hastiness of our … Continue reading Nigeria @ 57: Bring Back The Mammoth By Comr. Okhifo Oscar.
BROADCAST BY PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI ON OCTOBER 1ST, 2017 My dear Nigerians, October 1st remains a special date for all Nigerians as this marks the day when we attained one of the most precious of human desires — freedom. Over the years the country has gone through trials and tribulations, but October 1 st is … Continue reading INDEPENDENCE DAY SPECIALS: FULL TEXT OF THE PRESIDENT’S SPEECH.
THE NORTHERN EXPEDITION: How the North fell. Regularly, the British expeditions often starts from a water based area. The North wasn't an exception. Lokoja (in the present day Kogi) was the start point in 1867. As usual, a consulate was established. The British interest in the trade of along the Niger, the United African Company … Continue reading INDEPENDENCE DAY SPECIALS: THE CHRONICLE OF BRITISH EXPEDITIONS IN NIGERIA. (III)
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Sunday in a conference, also attended by Aminu Tambuwwal of Sokoto state ane the Minister of Aviation (Osita Chidoka), pleaded with the nation’s youth not to wish the elders in the country “dead”, saying they will surely need them as “mentors” and “advisers” in their sojourn. He stated categorically that … Continue reading Democracy Day: ‘Dont Wish Us Dead; You Will Still Need Us as Mentors’– Obasanjo.