Category: Government

Features of Lyttleton Constitution 1954

The Lyttleton Constitution emerged from the decisions taken at the 1953 London and 1954 Lagos constitutional conferences. These decisions made up most of the new constitution which came into effect in October 1954. Features of Lyttleton Constitution There was a central legislature with 184 representatives. Northern Region had 92 of these while East and West […]

Features of Macpherson Constitution (1951)

John Macpherson succeeded Arthur Richards in 1948 as governor of Nigeria and soon saw the need for constitutional reforms in the country. He established a select committee of the legislative council to review the situation then and advise appropriately. The chief secretary, Hugh M. Foot was chairman of this committee which included the financial secretary, […]

Features of Richards Constitution of 1946

The Richards constitution of 1946 came into existence as a result of the defects in the Clifford Constitution of 1922, which was greatly criticised by the nationalists. Bernard Bourdillon, the governor of Nigeria between 1935 and 1943, prepared room for the constitution. He appealed to the northern leaders to join the southern leaders in the […]

Features of Clifford Constitution of 1922

The 1922 constitution was named after the then governor of Nigeria, Sir Hugh Clifford. It seemed to be a response to the 1920 NCBWA demand for elective principles in West Africa. Features of Clifford Constitution There was an executive council for the whole country. There was a legislative council composed of forty-six members, with twenty […]

Top 10 Major Industrial Zones in Nigeria


Top 10 Major Industrial Zones in Nigeria Some of the rich Nigerian states have become main industrial centres in the country, boosting major sectors of the nigerian economy thereby putting the nation among the leading commercial countries in the map of the world. Although, there are 36 states in the federation, we list out the top […]

Public Corporations: Types, Functions, Characteristics & Structure

Public corporations are government-owned establishments and enterprises established through the acts of parliament or statutes, decrees or edicts to provide-essential social and welfare services to the people. Examples are the Power Holding Company Nigeria (PHCN), Nigerian Ports Plc, Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), state water corporations, state transport corporations and state-owned banks. Types Of Public Corporations […]

Definition & Forms of Political Participation in Nigeria

Definition Political participation refers to the involvement of the citizens of a country in the formulation and implementation of policies for their governance, and their participation in the choice of their leaders. Forms of political participation The various forms of political participation include the following: 1. Involvement in campaigns: Some citizens participate in politics by […]

Control Of Local Government

Local governments are controlled through the following mechanisms: Legislative control Local governments are established by an act of parliament or decree stating their functions, powers and limitations. Their operations are thus guided by these laws. Furthermore, the legislature could amend these laws or investigate the performance of, or allegations about particular local governments. Administrative control […]