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- Federalism, Political Restructuring, and the Lingering National Question
- Federalism in Nigeria
- New clamour for “restructuring” in Nigeria: elite politics, contradictions, and good governance
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The country is currently embroiled in crises similar to the tumultuous time after independence in , when regional and ethnic tensions erupted in a vicious power struggle. Back then, following a coup against the northern-led government in January , thousands of Igbos living in the northern region were forced to flee to their homeland following the outbreak ethnic clashes. Over forty years later, desires for a breakaway still linger. Despite being a federal republic, Nigeria has a unitary constitutional arrangement in which the federal government wields overarching powers. The political structure has not always been this way.
Federalism, Political Restructuring, and the Lingering National Question
The basic minimal structures required for a country to lay claims to the practice of federalism include a political system in which there is power sharing under a written constitution with a government consisting of at least two orders: a central or federal government and the governments of the constituent units. Each order of government receives an allocation of financial resources tailored to their specific requirements.
Nigeria has been a federal state since , yet even this basic requirement of federalism has not been attained in the Nigerian federalism. This paper discusses the attributes of federalism and the practice of federalism in Nigeria in comparison with the practice in other federal states.
It is observed that there are a lot of issues in the practice of federalism in Nigeria, which make the practice far removed from the practice of true federalism. Constitutional amendment as the need arises is part of the typical dynamism of constitutional order to meet the aspirations of a federation. Nigeria is presently going through a constitutional amendment process, which it is hoped will deal with some of the issues in the structure of the Nigerian federalism.
Home Journals Conferences Books About us. Public Policy and Administration Research. Font Size. Abstract The basic minimal structures required for a country to lay claims to the practice of federalism include a political system in which there is power sharing under a written constitution with a government consisting of at least two orders: a central or federal government and the governments of the constituent units.
Federalism in Nigeria
Scientific Research An Academic Publisher. Federalism is a system of governmental organization whereby two or more independent states agreed to form a common government while retaining their distinctive autonomy. It is a concept that attempts to give meaning to a form of government in which, rather than being concentrated in one body, is decentralized between the central authority and the component units that come together out of one or more significant reasons, and to which there exist a constitutional stipulation of the nature and period of exercising the specific power to avoid clashes and a provision for a means of compromise when clashes are inevitable. A federalism or federal principles, denote the division of law making authorities in a federal set up between the central authority of the federation and the authority of the components or units of government and the vesting of autonomy to each of these different governmental authority in such a way that none can interfere with the legislative authority of the other. Federalism as a concept is traceable to the ancient twelve tribes of Israel and the league of Greek City States 2. Federalism as a political arrangement has faced serious crises of conceptualization. This is because in the words of Elazar 3 , There have been several varieties of political arrangement to which the term has been applied.
Springer Professional. Back to the search result list. Table of Contents. Hint Swipe to navigate through the chapters of this book Close hint. Abstract This chapter focuses on issues related to increasing agitations since the democratic transition in for a more functional federal system that fairly distributes the oil wealth. Indeed, there seems to be a consensus that the practice of federalism in Nigeria does not conform to the fundamental principles of federalism because of the many conflicts within the system.
Keywords: federalism, re-federalization, resource control, political restructuring, nigeria. I. Introduction igeria as a sovereign state is one that has numerous ethno-.
New clamour for “restructuring” in Nigeria: elite politics, contradictions, and good governance
Nigeria has undergone a long process of restructuring in terms of the number of geo-political administrative units constituting the polity. The outcome of this process is usually an increase in the number of states constituting the Nigerian federation. Historically speaking, the issue of state creation in Nigeria started as far back as , when the Midwest was carved out of the former Western Region by the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa administration. In the country was further divided into 12 states by the administration of General Yakubu Gowon. This progressive increase in the number of territorial units continued in when the Murtala Administration created an additional 7 states, making the total of states
The basic minimal structures required for a country to lay claims to the practice of federalism include a political system in which there is power sharing under a written constitution with a government consisting of at least two orders: a central or federal government and the governments of the constituent units. Each order of government receives an allocation of financial resources tailored to their specific requirements. Nigeria has been a federal state since , yet even this basic requirement of federalism has not been attained in the Nigerian federalism.
Federalism in Nigeria refers to the devolution of self-governance by the West African nation of Nigeria to its federated states , who share sovereignty with the Federal Government. Federalism in Nigeria can be traced to Sir Frederick Lord Lugard , when the Northern and Southern protectorates were amalgamated in Federalism is a system of government in which governmental powers that exists in a country are shared between central government and component region.
В горле нестерпимо горело. Все вокруг светилось ярко-красными огнями. Шифровалка умирала. То же самое будет и со мной, - подумала. Сьюзан вспомнила о единственном остающемся выходе - личном лифте Стратмора.
Убийцы там уже не. Подъехал полицейский на мотоцикле. Женщина, наклонившаяся над умирающим, очевидно, услышала полицейскую сирену: она нервно оглянулась и потянула тучного господина за рукав, как бы торопя. Оба поспешили уйти. Камера снова показала Танкадо, его руку, упавшую на бездыханную грудь. Кольца на пальце уже не. ГЛАВА 118 - Это может служить доказательством, - решительно заявил Фонтейн.
Отец Энсея так ни разу и не взглянул на сына. Ошеломленный потерей жены и появлением на свет неполноценного, по словам медсестер, ребенка, которому скорее всего не удастся пережить ночь, он исчез из больницы и больше не вернулся. Энсея Танкадо отдали в приемную семью. Каждую ночь юный Танкадо смотрел на свои скрюченные пальцы, вцепившиеся в куклу Дарума note 1и клялся, что отомстит - отомстит стране, которая лишила его матери, а отца заставила бросить его на произвол судьбы. Не знал он только одного - что в его планы вмешается судьба. В феврале того года, когда Энсею исполнилось двенадцать, его приемным родителям позвонили из токийской фирмы, производящей компьютеры, и предложили их сыну-калеке принять участие в испытаниях новой клавиатуры, которую фирма сконструировала для детей с физическими недостатками.
Почему Стратмор отмел такую возможность. Хейл извивался на полу, стараясь увидеть, чем занята Сьюзан.