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List of People Killed at the Aba Women’s Riot of 1929

Below are the names and other details of people killed during the Aba women’s riot of 1929. You can read about the riot here.

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Indirect Rule in Nigeria

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Let us begin with the definition of the indirect rule system. What is indirect rule? It is a system of administration used by the British colonial government to govern the people through the use of traditional rulers and traditional political institutions. The indirect rule system was introduced into to Nigeria by Continue reading Indirect Rule in Nigeria

The Treaty Between Britain and Lagos on January 1, 1852

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Before the Britain’s intervention of Lagos (also known as the Bombardment of Lagos ) in 1851, Lagos has been a main port for slave trading activities, under the rule of Oba Kosoko. Britain fought hard to abolish the slave trade in Lagos but due to some reasons connected with Oba Kosoko, the mission was not accomplished. In 1849, Britain appointed John Beecroft as the consul of the Bights of Benin and Biafra, whereas Lagos was in the western part of the Consulate of the Bights of Benin and Biafra, this made it possible and easier to dethrone Oba Kosoko (because he was an hindrance to the abolition of slave trade in Lagos) and the installation of Oba Akitoye. Continue reading The Treaty Between Britain and Lagos on January 1, 1852

Colonial Rule in Nigeria and Nigeria’s struggle for Independence

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During the reign of Shongai empire in the 16th century, Islamic art and culture was widely spread throughout the whole land. But their fall in 1591 created political instability, making many states fall apart and causing the rise of war and conflicts between other empires and kingdoms. After the Napoleon war, the British tried to expand their colonial rule in Africa and began to establish trade colonial rule2tides with Nigeria in 1898. Before 1898, the scramble for Africa by European countries led to the partition of Africa after the Berlin conference of 1884-85. In the year 1901, Nigeria officially became a part of the huge British Continue reading Colonial Rule in Nigeria and Nigeria’s struggle for Independence