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Published by s.n. in [s.l .
Written in English



  • Nigeria


  • Nigeria -- Politics and government -- 1960-

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LC ClassificationsJQ3082 .R64
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Pagination27 p. :
Number of Pages27
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Open LibraryOL4172732M
LC Control Number80450124

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The federal government of Nigeria is composed of three distinct branches: legislative, executive, and judicial, whose powers are vested by the Constitution of Nigeria in the National Assembly, the President, and the federal courts, including the Supreme Court, respectively.. Nigeria is a federal republic, with executive power exercised by the president. Headquarters: Aso Rock Presidential Villa. Military rule in Nigeria first started on Janu , when a group or army officers overthrew the NPC-NNDP government and killed many of the country’s political rulers. The military history of Nigeria since the colonial rule began precisely on the 1 st October   Nigeria’s first military junta began following the Nigerian coup d’état which overthrew Prime Minister Alhaji Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa. Major General Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi was made the Head of the Federal Military Government of Nigeria, but was soon overthrown and murdered in a coup in July of the same year. Nigeria experienced military intervention first in , when the elected government of Prime Minister Abubakar Tafawa Balewa was overthrown in by a group of young military officers. But the coup plotters were not the beneficiaries of it, they were swept aside by the senior officer and the rein of power fell to General Aguiyi-lronsi. Since.

  In , it was renamed the Nigerian Military Forces, and handed over to the Nigerian government by the British in After the civil war, the military expanded to about , in , and consumed a large part of Nigeria’s resources under military rule for little productive return. [4]. The role of the military in Nigeria politics cannot be over looked. We are going to analyse this issue from , and their role in present day democracy. The Federation of Nigeria, as it is known today, has never really been one homogeneous country, for its widely differing peoples and tribes.   1. Military Rule and Nigerian Nation-Building Process. To be fair to the military, they have in the past recorded modest progress in fostering national cohesion and integration. But as it stands now, Nigerians and the outside world are of the opinion that the incessant military interventions in the country’s administration since January, of the book. The publication will not have been possible but for that support. th an ever before, today, studies on the Nigerian peoples and culture is under siege. The federal military.

  Till today, Nigeria is a multi-ethnic, multi-religious and multi-dimensional country; and ethnicity plays a major role in the affairs and politics of the Nigerian society. Diamond provides insight on how these identities forge divides, which go on to continually influence Nigeria’s domestic politics. The leadership structure of citizens in Nigeria outlines the way and manner in which government officials are ranked hierarchically according to the public office they occupy. These political positions according to the constitution of Nigeria spells out the roles and powers of these various Nigerian citizens. These government officials occupy the highest positions in [ ]. The Nigerian federal government ensures that the fundamental rights of each citizen are protected. Enactment of Laws; The federal government through its legislative arm is charged with the responsibility of enacting laws that will help to protect and guide citizens of Nigeria. These laws help to prevent the breakdown of law and order, safeguard. Nigeria is a republic with a federal democracy and an executive president. The president is head of both state and government, and leads the Federal Executive Council (cabinet). Legislative power is vested in the government and the bicameral legislature; the latter consists of .