On October 1, 1960, Nigeria gained its independence from the United Kingdom. The new monarchy incorporated a number of people with aspirations of their own sovereign nations. Newly independent, Nigeria's government was a coalition of conservative parties: the Nigerian People's Congress (NPC), a party dominated by Northerners and those of the Islamic faith, and the Igbo and Christian dominated National Council of Nigeria and the Cameroons (NCNC) led by Nnamdi Azikiwe, who became Nigeria's maiden Governor-General in 1960. Forming the opposition was the comparatively liberal Action Group (AG), which was largely dominated by the Yoruba and led by Obafemi Awolowo.
One thing that made these team stick together was their believe in indivisible entity called Nigeria. I know they were not perfect, there could have been some areas that were lacking. Do you think these team made the
best decision to liberate Nigeria from Britain at that point? Do you think that Nigerian people were ready to be on theirown, may be it was strange to have a new system of governance which was quite different from what they are used to? Do you think mista
ke of the past is dragging us backward. What do you suggest? And looking at the incursion of military into the polity...what went wrong?? Why have we not had it so good? Are you saying that Leaders of 60's and 70's are better? In what context are you making your case? Let's debate!!!!