P H E N SON , U F OT A .
Department of Political Science
Ritman University
Ikot Ekpene, Nigeria.


OJIE , PE T E R A.
Department of Political Science
University of Calabar
Calabar, Nigeria.


U K PO N G -U MO, R AP H A EL
Department of Sociology
Ritman University
Ikot Ekpene, Nigeria.


A K PA N , SU N D AY E .
Department of Accounting & Finance
Ritman University
Ikot Ekpene, Nigeria.


Abstract
Colonial rule in Africa has left a serious blow of dependency syndrome which invariably resulted in underdevelopment of the continent. Prior to colonial rule, political and socio-economic developments were gaining momentum in the continent. The political space now called Nigeria for instance, was politically stable before the European penetration, colonization and further subjugation of African into the mainstream of the World capitalist economic system. This study which makes use of secondary data as it source of information, investigates the relationship between imperialism and colonial constitutional development process in Nigeria. The descriptive method