1)A military coup (carried out by Maj.
Nzeogwu which led to the death of Tafawa Belewa, etc)
(2)A counter-coup (led by Gowon, which led to the brutal murder of Aguiyi Ironsi, Fajuyi, etc)
(3)The 1966 anti-Igbo pogrom in the north
(persecution of Igbo people living in Northern Nigeria)- this is the imminent cause of the Nigerian civil war according to local and foreign war historians.
The age-grade consisted of youngsters that belong to the same age-group. The senior age-group maintained peace and order in the village and also provided security to ward off external attacks, while the junior age-group concentrated on the sanitation of the community and other necessary duties.
--The Title Holders
(i)Community taxes- It is a poll tax paid by every male adult of tax paying age and varied from Local council to local council. Infant, it is a capitations tax ie it is paid by every ale adult whether the person is unemployed, self employed.
(ii)Libenses and fees- derive substantial revenue from fees, such fees are in respect of the use of council property such as municipal hall for social activities, market premises and stalls motor parks slaughter houses, wheel barrow and liquor shops charges are also made in respect of marriage, bicycle and dog licensees birth and death registration.
(iii)Federal and state statutory allocation-This is a percentage of the local government get from national cake.
The new statutory allocation are as follows Federal government 54.68 percent state government 20.60. Percent
Zero party system may be defined as a type of governmental political arrangement in which political parties are permitted to operate for the purpose of forming a government on political party basis.
(i)Politically stable government-
In a one-party, there is no change of government and one individual can lead the government for a long time before the button is transferred to another person.
(ii)Ensures continuous economic development- In a one-party state, since the government stays in power for a very long time, it is able to draw economic programmes for the state and implement them without any interference.
(iii)Allows for speedy decision-making
One-party system allows for quick decision making. This is because there is no other body to consult and reach compromises with. As soon as the party takes the decision, that is the final and has to be implemented.
(iv)It is not divisive- In a one-party system, divisive tendencies are eliminated or brought to the barest minimum. This is most helpful in Africa where most time parties are formed on ethnic, tribal and religious lines.
(v)Ensures national integration
Another advantage of a one-party system is that the entire nation is able to rally round the only party regardless of their ethnic, religious and cultural differences.