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Old 10-13-2013, 11:29 AM
 
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The kings of Nigeria.

BBC News - In pictures: Country of kings, Nigeria's many monarchs

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Old 10-13-2013, 07:13 PM
 
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Do these kings have any say in the direction that their countries are taking as far as development?


Interesting article I read a while back:

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To understand how our political structures have impinged upon our traditional institutions in Ghana is to appraise the system of rules, norms, and spiritual beliefs of the Chieftaincy institution. The institution predates the arrival of both Arab traders and the later European exploration and colonization. Yet, so far, we have ignored the evolution of the very complex processes by which institutional transfers of ruling powers from the ancient traditional power structures to the colonial and now post-colonial administrative power structures. By discussing some of the traditionally-oriented systems, we hope our evolving political and social aspects will be scrutinized and become clearer. This is necessary if we mean to improve upon the systems of governance of our people.

The African Executive | The Chieftaincy Institution-Lessons from Our Ancestors and Traditions
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Old 10-14-2013, 05:15 PM
 
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Wow. That article is as condescending as it gets.
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Old 10-14-2013, 05:18 PM
 
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Do these kings have any say in the direction that their countries are taking as far as development?


Interesting article I read a while back:
In Nigeria monarchs only play a ceremonial role and will (at most) wield authority restricted to their locales.

Conspiracy theorists believe though that the Sultan of Sokoto and Hausa-Fulani Emirs control Nigeria from behind the scenes.
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Old 10-15-2013, 12:37 AM
 
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Wow. That article is as condescending as it gets.
Could you explain what you mean?
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