HISTORICAL ANALYSIS OF NIGERIAN STATE A STUDY OF PRE-COLONIAL ERA (WESTERN, EASTERN AND NORTHERN NIGERIA)
In West Africa before the invasion of the continent by the European nations, there was established system of government referred to as traditional political system in several parts of Nigeria. These advanced and orderly systems of government had all the principal organs of government with established principles of checks and balances characterizing some of them. In Nigeria, prior to the coming of the Europeans and carving her out of a mixture of different states had about two hundred and fifty (250) ethnic groups. And each of the ethnic groups maintained a different and independent system of administration.
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