Governance And Legislative Control In Nigeria

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This is an important and exciting essay in Nigerian studies. It deals with the painful aftermath of post-colonial euphoria and the grim realities of ethnic, regional and cultural conflict in the new Republic. Awotokun discusses legislative reform and implementation and its great problems vis-135 -vis the military and the political elite and suggests a pattern for the future.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781573092739
  • Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 5/1/1998
  • Pages: 284
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Kunle Awotokun Senior Lecturer, Center for African Studies, Ohio State University, Columbus

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Table of Contents

List of Tables
Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 2 The Legislative/Executive Instruments of the Second Republic and the Electoral Politics 19
Ch. 3 The Legislature and Impeachment 45
Ch. 4 Legislative Control of the Executive Appointments 99
Ch. 5 The Legislature and Control of Finance 131
Ch. 6 The Vulnerability of the Legislatures 151
Ch. 7 The Babangida Political Transition and Emergence of "Titulary" Legislatures 1992-1993 173
Ch. 8 The Political-Constitutional Framework for Post-Military Era 199
Ch. 9 Conclusions: Building the Foundation for Sustainable Legislative Control 217
Appendices 235
Select Bibliography 247
Index 255
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