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Effects of Nationalism on Nigeria

Effects of Nationalism on Nigeria

  1. The Press: Newspapers played an effective role in awakening the minds of Nigerians towards the struggle for self-rule, e.g. West-African Pilot and Lagos Daily News. This, in turn, caused an increase in the activity of the press in the country.

  2. Constitutional Change: Nationalism resulted in the reform of most of the colonial constitutions. This change was necessary in order to involve Nigerians in the affairs of the country.
  3. Political Education: One of the effects of nationalism is the encouragement it gave to political education and training of future leaders. People were also educated on their political rights.

  4. Independence: Nationalism or nationalists’ activities led to the independence of Nigeria on the 1 st of October, 1960.

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