A project for miss Butler
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British gains control of Nigeria
Nigeria is under a single goverment
Some power in goverment
More power in goverment
Nigeria has become a federation
Western and eastern parts of Nigeria gained internal self-government/independence
The northern part of Nigeria has now gained self goverment/independence
Elections to the Federal House of Representatives in December 1959 brought in a new government. At its first meeting, the new House requested full sovereignty and Nigeria proceeded to independence on 1 October 1960. Also the millatary was founded
3 years after Nigeria gained it's independence, most of it's population is igbo. Nigerias goverment has now become a rebublice and its forist president is Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe.
In May 1967, Lt-Col Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu declared eastern Nigeria an independent state named the Republic of Biafra. This led to civil war. Hostilities lasted until Biafra was defeated in January 1970 and Ojukwu went into exile; the war cost some one million lives.
President Gowon was elected from 1975 to 1983, one of the longest nigerian presidents in office
Two parties in government: basically the govermnet just keeps changing until they get to the modern way they are today
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