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Title:The Establishment of British Administration and Its Impact on Owo-Akoko Relations, 1919-1935
Author:Akomolafe, C.O.
Periodical:Journal of the Historical Society of Nigeria
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:colonial administration
indirect rule
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
History and Exploration
Ethnic and Race Relations
Abstract:The first quarter of the twentieth century witnessed a period when the effects of the new measures arising from British colonial rule were being seriously felt by most communities in Southern Nigeria. Such new measures as Direct Taxation, the District/Paramount Head system or the Warrant Chief system did not in any way fit into the traditional or pre-colonial pattern of government. The introduction of these new measures into some parts of Southern Nigeria disrupted the traditional inter-group relations which had existed within the various ethnic groups in pre-colonial times. The intention of this paper is to assess the impact of British colonial policy on Owo-Akoko relations during the period under review. On a wider perspective, the paper also examines the impact of British colonialism on the structure of indigenous institutions and relations. Notes, tab.