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Indirect Rule

One of the aims of the British Government in the Gambian, Sierra Leone, Gold Coast and Nigeria was to rule as far as possible through the chiefs and their councils. The system of government in these colonies, therefore was a mixture of direct and indirect rule. As we have seen, …

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Citizenship Education

1. Citizenship   Citizenship is a legal right of belonging to a particular county (Longman, 1987;229). Mezieobi (1992;81) state that citizenship connotes “membership of a sovereign state or its division; enjoyment of all rights – political, civil; and legal; participation in the performance of certain duties and obligations to the body …

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Rights And Obligations

The Rights Of A CitizenRights are privileges trusted upon a person or a group of persons by law to be enjoyed by such individuals in a country.  These rights, however, are not absolute, since they are limited by the rights of other citizens in given state. If these rights are …

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The Republican Constitution of 1963

The Republican Constitution of 1963 was essentially the 1960 independence constitution rewritten with some minor modifications, and it came into operation on the 1st of October, 1963. It was in a bid to change the dominance of external affairs of Nigeria by Britain that a new constitution call the Republican …

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The National Congress of British West Africa (NCBWA)

The National Congress of British West Africa (NCBWA), was formed by the 4 British West African countries, namely the Gambia, Sierra-leone, Gold Coast ( now Ghana) and Nigeria in 1917 in gold Coast under the leadership of Caseley Hayford. It had its headquarters in Gold Coast and branches in all …

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Basic concepts of Government

Basic concepts of GovernmentInclude 1.  CAPITALISM  : this is the political economic system whereby most or all aspects of life such as means of production and distribution of work are controlled by an individualSOCIALISM  : this is the political economic system whereby motor all aspect of life such as means …

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