As a geographical area inhabited by people, research shows that Nigeria has existed since 11,000BC. However, as a country, Nigeria began its existence back in 1914 when the North and South were joined together as one. In that time, it was colonized by Great Britain up until 1st October 1960 when it gained independence. From colonial times to date, Nigeria has gone through periods of military rule 3 times, 8 constitutions and 4 republics. In all, Nigeria as a country has had a number of trying times, yet it still prevails. We currently operate under the 8th constitution in its history and the fourth republic.