• POLITICAL CULTURE
    GOVERNMENT

    POLITICAL CULTURE

    It refers to the way the members of a political community behave in their political activities, e.g. voting. It refers to the usual attitude, beliefs and perception of people towards politics. It also deals with the various reasons which conditioned the behaviour of the people in a political community. The role of political culture is to set the standards of behaviour of public officials and citizens. Some countries with developed and established political cultures are Britain, U.S.A.and France.   Components of Political Culture Cognitive orientation: It has to do with the beliefs of the people about the political system involving the government and their roles. Evaluative orientation: The function of…

  • BENIN HISTORY AND CULTURE
    POLITICAL HISTORY

    BENIN HISTORY AND CULTURE

    The people of Benin have lived at their inland settlement for many centuries. They speak Edo language. Some historian trace the founding of Benin to about 12th century. It is therefore correct to say that the Benin people were already a flourishing community with their king by the late 14th century. Oral tradition speaks of an early dynasty of Benin kings. This was the Ogiso dynasty which ruled before the late 14th century. The first Ogiso king was called Obagodo, while the last Ogiso ruler was called Owodo. The second dynasty was founded by Prince Oranmiyan who was sent to Benin by his father, Oduduwa. Oranmiyan married the daughter of…

  • IFE CULTURE AND HISTORY
    WORLD HISTORY

    IFE CULTURE AND HISTORY

    The Ife culture and civilization was characterized by bronze, brass, copper, terracotta and stone works. More significant are the terracotta and bronze heads. Objects such as stools and figures were carved on hard stones called quartz, while animal and human figures were carved from granite and decorated with iron nails, for example, the casting of Oba Oranmiyan of Ile-Ife. Most of the bronze and terracotta heads were designed with facial marks. They are representations of past leaders. The Ife and Nok cultures share some similarities.   THE SIGNIFICANCE OF IFE CULTURE IN NIGERIAN HISTORY Ife culture demonstrates the technological development of the people especially in the areas of tools used…

  • NOK CULTURE AND LOCATION
    WORLD HISTORY

    NOK CULTURE AND LOCATION

    Nok culture was first discovered as a result of the recovery of archaeological remains from the tin-bearing gravels west of Jos Plateau in the course of mining operations. These remains consisted of ground stone axes and smaller stone tools, iron axes and other iron tools, the baked clay pipe used in iron-smelting, quartz lip-plugs and other ornaments and the beautiful terracottas. The terracottas consist of solid heads of whole human figures. The style of the Nok terracottas represents remarkable artistic achievement by all standards. Terracotta or burnt clay was accidentally found in the soil by miners in 1936 and it was dated between the 2nd and 5th centuries. Other locations…

  • IGBO UKWU HISTORY AND CULTURE
    POLITICAL HISTORY

    IGBO UKWU HISTORY AND CULTURE

    Igbo Ukwu is located along the lower Niger River basin in Onitsha area. Igbo Ukwu sculptures and bronzes were unearthed by a man digging a well in 1939. More excavations were carried out by Professor Thurstan Shaw in 1960. Most of the objects were made of copper and lead-bronze and linked with sacred kinship, Eze Nri. Radio carbon dating (+9th Century A.D) of the Iron Age culture points to the fact that, Igbo antiquity is recent and the content of the bronzes can be paralleled with the modern Igbo culture. Historians believed that the copper used by the Igbo Ukwu people must have been from North Africa or the Congo…

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