In 1922, Sir Clifford introduced the first formal constitution for the country. This anachronous principle is established on rex non potest peccare maxim the king can do no wrong. The constitutions promulgated by the colonialists include; Lord Frederick Lugard 1914-1922, Sir Clifford 1922-1946, Arthur Richard 1946-1951, Sir John Macpherson 1951-1954 and Oliver Lyttleton 1954 constitution which laid down the transition template towards the 1960 independence constitution. It was completed by 1976 and approved by Obasanjo regime. Lugard's chief interest was education and he was largely remembered for his efforts to the founding of the in 1911. · The impeachment proceeding, which began on June 10, 1981 witnessed a high turnover of litigation, affidavits and counter affidavits.
These monitory parties also doubled as opposition parties in the region and usually aligned themselves with the party in power in another region that supported their demand for a separate state. . That fruit of adventurous imperialism, that contraption for commercial exploitation, that accidental union, has become a non negotiable union. Going by this, political parties were given the mandate of being registered in no less than two-thirds of the entire Nigerian States. Amongst them was the indirect election of members to the central legislative council, the political crises of the East Regions House Assembly in 1953 raised by Chief Anthony Enahoro. British colonialism of Nigeria began apparently in 1861 when Lagos ceded to Britain.
In Nigeria, the constitution is the highest authority that determines the constitution also means that the provisions apply to all states and all individuals. Although they were initially alarmed by it, the British government backed the proposal after subjecting it to considerable redrafting and it was eventually enacted. The failure of the elite appears to have been a symptom rather than the cause of the problem. When it became clear that the neutrality of the federal electoral commission could not be quaranteed, calls were made for the army to supervise the election. The idea of one Nigeria dates back to 1914 with the Frederick Lugard Constitution.
As of late 1990, no other census had been undertaken, although one was scheduled for 1991 as part of the transition to civilian rule. In total, there were ten Africans in council and four of them were elected. Being the first time the 1999 constitution will be modified since its introduction, two amendments were proposed and President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan endorsed them in January 2011. Those structures, they have been told, are bulwarks against their domination by the minority. The Clifford constitution gave room for more participation and representation in the government than the 1914 constitution.
But due to a vehement demand for intense autonomy, the Richards Constitution was interrupted in 1950. At the same time, it was agreed that such a person would be a titular Head of State. In 1954, a new constitution came into effect. They were autonomous and freed societies or groups with their own peculiar and relative administrative system which were not codified in writing but served the desired purpose of administration. The Richard constitution linked the Native Authorities with the Regional Assemblies and through the Regional Assemblies to the Central legislative. The Clifford Constitution of 1922 disposed the and set up a new legislative council for the Southern Protectorate.
Through the most significant changes in the newly established Macpherson Constitution, the two-sided course of constitutional development was strengthened and this paved the way for both federal unification and regional autonomy. And a National Assembly made up of the president, the Senate and the House of Representative was established. It has often been wondered in several quarters whether the amalgamation was a political master stroke or an unmitigated error. After all, most African countries were carved out by the restless greed of colonial masters. According to him the constitution was to promote the unity of the country, provide adequately within that unity for the diverse elements that made up the country and to secure for the Africans greater participation in the discussion of their own affair. C , an organization which engaged in the active mobilization of the indigenous peoples of Nigeria to harness the global tide in favour of self-determination and political independence from the shackles of colonialism.
On 17th of November 1993, General Sanni Abacha —who served as the Defence Minister of the then interim government —eliminated the constitution and ended the Third Republic after overthrowing Chief Ernest Shonekan. Due to this, an agreement was reached that Nigeria should have an indigenous Head of State who would be elected by the people to serve a five-year term. All through this era power of government right from 1922 was centralise even though their colonial administrative representation in the southern protectorate and Lagos colony. Another census in 1973 failed, even though it was conducted by a military government that was less politicized than its civilian predecessor. Continuation of the constitutional development in Nigeria from 1914 till date … The enactment of the Richards Constitution in 1946 boosted the level of constitutional development in Nigeria. The object of the Richard constitution where to promote the unity of the country, provide adequately for the desire of diverse elements which made up the country and secure greater participation by Africans in the discussion of their own affairs This constitution brought the North and South under a single legislative authority for the first time. A constitution properly so-called can therefore not be decreed into existence no matter the degree of the military force which any military junta wields.
As recently as the 1960s the regions kept their wealth. Thereupon, he assigned Chief Ernest A. Kano State Governor, Alhaji Abdullahi Ganduje By Binzak Azeez The doctrine of sovereign immunity is of immemorial antiquity. Gowon and Murtala Muhammad had variously ruled the country vide a military oligarchy which had a complex command system and permitted of no disputation of orders or command. It was after the death of Abacha on June 8 1998 that the new military leader Gen Abdusalam Abubakar quickly re-organised the entire political class to pave away for a democratic government in Nigeria. The turnout of events after the second. The council was made up of thirty six 36 members, made up of twenty three official members who were European and thirteen non-official members, seven of them were illiterate chiefs.
It is the championship of inclusiveness. It is not interested in dismantling systemic discrimination. As such, Sir Bernard Bourdillon, the Governor of Nigeria, decided yo take more interest in the affairs of the whole country. The North was to be governed by proclamation coming from the governor. Those are the appropriate and legitimate channels for manifesting disenchantment.