Nigeria Brandon Holley

This is a map of nigeria:
From this map, I can see that Nigeria isn't very populated. That makes sense for it to be a small country. It might be more populated near the water because of the water crisis there.

Continent: Africa

Counry: Nigeria

Previous Name: Nigeria was always Nigeria.

Government Before Overthrown: Democracy

Democracy: where the citizens have power

Year Government Overthrown: 1966

People Involved: Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi; Prime Minister Alhaji Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa

What Happened: Ironsi, head of the military, took over the government by overthrowing Prime Minister Alhaji Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa and set up a dictatorship.

Significant Details/Events: Ironsi and his military coup killed the prime minister along with some senior officials and took control of the government, leading it to be a dictatorship.

Other Countries Involved: Only military was involved.

Type of Government After Overthrown: Dictatorship

Dictatorship: Power is held by the military.

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