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    In the last episode, we discussed Nigeria’s first taste of Independence and the immediately obvious issues to the new republic. In this episode, we will discuss how politics worked and operated in this new republic… and how the federal system that had attempted to solidify regional divisions devo...

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    In the last episode, we discussed how Nigeria's federal system devolved into complete dysfunction and corruption invaded Nigeria's politics. In this episode, we will discuss Nigeria's first National election after the independence.

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