Until the arrival of Sir George Goldie's National Africa Company (later renamed the Royal Niger Company) in 1879, Itsekiri chieftains monopolized trade with Europeans in the Western Niger region. 2016 June - Naira currency floated in attempt to stave off financial crisis caused by low oil prices. On 7 October the house appointed a seven-man panel to investigate the charges against him. Department of History and International Studies/ Lecturer II. The northern leaders resolved not to come back to Lagos or the south generally, for legislative business. The crisis has evolved over the years leading to widespread displacement and devastation as well as acute food and nutrition insecurity and a desperate shortage of essential health care. Polio is still endemic in Nigeria, but WHO and its partners have vaccinated over 1.8 million children under five against the disease in a continued effort to eradicate it. In October 1963 Nigeria proclaimed itself the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and former Governor-General Nnamdi Azikiwe became the country's first President. The departure of the British upon independence did not lead to a decrease in tensions between the Ijaw and the Itsekiri. VideoIceland PM keeps cool as earthquake strikes, 'I caught Covid at my uncle's funeral' Video'I caught Covid at my uncle's funeral', Macron leads vigil for beheaded history teacher. The incarceration of Awolowo and his supporters dampened people’s morale and their interest in political activities. Personality clashes between Awolowo and Akintola were allowed to degenerate into a situation that almost tore the West apart. Thus the breakdown of law and order and massive destruction of lives and property went on unabated till Major Kaduna Nzeogwu took over power in October 1966, during which process the Western Region premier, S.L. 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Those who led the coup were forced to surrender, which prevented the initiators of the coup from implementing their policies. With the discovery of large oil reserves in the Niger Delta region in the early 1960s, a new bone of contention was introduced, as the ability to claim ownership of a given piece of land now promised to yield immense benefits in terms of jobs and infrastructural benefits to be provided by the oil companies. The event is relocated to Britain. 1850s - British establish presence around Lagos. 2. The Action Group was weakened at all levels. 2002 February - Some 100 people are killed in Lagos in clashes between Hausas from mainly-Islamic north and Yorubas from predominantly-Christian southwest. Another reason was that while Akintola, Ayo Rosiji and some others favoured the AG’s working together with the NPC controlled federal government, Awolowo was against this and preferred cooperating with the NCNC towards removing the NPC from power. WHO has supported the training and deployment of almost 300 community workers. "They are children of God and have a right to a family," Pope Francis says in a new documentary. In protest, European Union imposes sanctions until 1998, Commonwealth suspends Nigeria's membership until 1998. The history of political crisis in Nigeria today stems from the need to control power at the centre by the various regions in the country. The ongoing movement of internally displaced people also makes it difficult to track those who have or have not been immunized. Nigeria: The conflict between Itsekiri and Ijaw ethnic groups in Warri, Delta region (March 1997-September 1999). Nigeria is marked by underlying ethnic cleavages and inter-ethnic fears and tensions, hence a bellicose nation. 1. On 1 October 1965, the president declined to invite the leader of the ’winning’ party to form a new government; but in the ensuing disorder and stalling of government activities at the federal level for three days, Dr Azikiwe on 4 October 1965, in the interest of peace and national unity, invited Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa as re-elected prime minister to form a new government. Ahmadu Bello, the Sardauna of Sokoto who was the NPC leader, confirmed that the North was not ready for self government and amended the motion to ’that the house accept as a primary political objective the attainment of self-government for Nigeria as soon as practicable’. When the title of the Itsekiri traditional ruler, Olu Of Itsekiri, was changed by Awolowo's Western Nigeria government from Olu of Itsekiri' to Olu of Warri in 1952, [8] members of the other tribes (Urhobos, Isokos and Ijaws) saw this as an attempt to impose an Itsekiri ruler over them. 5. 7. The Warri Crisis was a series of riots and clashes between the Itsekiri and the Ijaw (and to a lesser extent, Urhobo) ethnic groups centered on the city of Warri in Delta State, Nigeria[1][2][3] between March and May, 1997.[4]. The military had also been politicised and divided along ethnic lines. national sense of insecurity had been created, ushering in the military government of General Muhammadu Buhari. He dissolved all boards of state companies and constituted new ones of members from all levels of the society. The Northern and Western Region leaders accepted the figures as correct. 2. The ensuing distrust, disaffection and retaliation led to the massacre of the Igbo in the North between October and October 1966. Embezzlement and corruption should be checked to discourage people from seeing public office as a money-making avenue. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The then premier, S.L. <> It was impossible to conduct free and fair elections in Nigeria. Dr M.A. 5. Maj-Gen Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi forms military government. 1967 - Three eastern states secede as the Republic of Biafra, sparking three-year civil war. One of the crises that threatened to tear Nigeria apart was the census crisis of 1962 to 1963. Several constitutions had been fashioned to govern Nigeria but none of these had been able to really unite the various peoples of Nigeria.

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