BRITISH CONQUEST: COLONIALISM AW ITS IMPACT

BRITISH CONQUEST: COLONIALISM AW ITS IMPACT

Author by Dr. Michael Popoola

Journal/Publisher: . Journal Of History And International Relations. Bujohis

Volume/Edition: 3

Language: English

Pages: 5 - 7

Abstract

Prior to the colonisation of Nigeria by Britain, the Nigeria nation was a mere geographical expression, containing a number of distinct empires and kingdoms (e.g. Oyo Empire, Benin, the Hausa States, Kanem-Bornu kingdom etc) each of which enjoyed its own sovereignly and was in absolute control of its internal and external affairs. The situation allowed each empire or kingdom to have its own unique system of social, economic and political organisations with well defined ways of law-making, law implementation and dispensation of justice. (This, though may not have been highly developed and organized like the modern day legislative, executive and judiciary structures).


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