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Nigeria- AP Comparative Government
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Corrupt Hausa military leader of Nigeria (that narrows it down). He took over in a coup and ruled from '93-'98. Reaped billions of dollars for his family through rent seeking. Died of a suspicious heart attack.,
Vice-President of Nigeria from 1999 to 2007. He is a Muslim native of Adamawa State, and was an influential member of the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) until 2006 when he switched affiliation to the Action Congress party
All Nigeria Middle Belt People's Party, the leading opposition party in Nigeria today.
Famous for his "custodial theory" of government., Military ruler of Nigeria from 1985 to 1993 who sought to establish the failed third republic, Famous for his "custodial theory" of government.
..., Region declared an independent state by the Ibo people during a civil war in Nigeria, The war between the three factions of Nigeria. , the Ibo ceceded from Nigeria
The set of arrangements, including checks and balances, federalism, separation of powers, rule of law, due process, and a bill of rights, that requires our leaders to listen, think, bargain, and explain before they act or make laws. We then hold them politically and legally accountable for how they exercise their powers.
a political system in which interest groups become an institutionalized part of the state or dominant political party;public policy is typically the result of negotiations among representatives of the state and key interest groups
the exchange of goods, ideas, and customs among different cultures
goal of NOM (national orientation movement under Banangida)= to build federal character
the largest ethnic group that lives in northern Muslim Nigeria.
all Yoruba chiefs traced their descent to this first ruler. According to legend, the creator sent this first ruler down to earth where he founded the first Yoruba state.
..., an ethnic group of Nigeria that lived in the southwest region for thousands of years. Known for metalworking, weaving, and carving.
other muslim group
..., a type of colonial government that uses local officials to handle some tasks but reserves the highest power for the governing nation
..., Economic activity that is neither taxed nor monitored by a government; and is not included in that government's Gross National Product; as opposed to a formal economy
..., Independent National Electoral Commission; monitored elections in earlier Nigeria republics
..., Group pushing for "total control" of the Niger Delta's oil wealth.
..., a holy struggle or striving by a Muslim for a moral or spiritual or political goal
..., President appointing governor to work under him who supports him, that governor appointing someone who supports him, ect.
"millitary in the barracks"
Actual millitary used for war and stuff
"millitary in government"
The millitary that runs the government
the national question
Is Nigeria a country, or a bunch of failed states acting like one
..., Non govermental organization's are aimed at third world or developing countries with the goal of eradicating some of the problems in the country
..., 1999, Nigerians elected him as first civilian president in nearly 20 years from Yoruba. He worked for a strong, unified Nigeria. He saw debt relief as essential to relief hunger and the future democracy in Nigeria and the rest of Africa. Despite his efforts the country still had numerous problems: corruption, poverty, hunger, war, violence.
..., yoruban city-state; had a king who used nobles in provinces. secret society of Ogboni checked the king's power
..., A company or agency owned or controlled wholly or partly by the government. Common in both Mexico (Pemex for example) and Nigeria. Usually inefficient as there is a lack of competition for the goods or services they provide.
..., the capital city of Nigeria, located in the centre of Nigeria in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT)
..., former capital, chief port, and economic center of Nigeria
..., the form of patron-client politics that legitimizes the exploitation of government power for the benefit of office holders and their followers
patrion - client system
..., The largest number of votes received by a candidate when there are three or more choices
..., A state which derives a substantial portion of its national resources from renting indigenous resources to external clients
..., distribution of part of the federal tax income to states and municipalities, does not work well for Nigeria
rule of law
..., principle that the law applies to everyone, even those who govern
..., Nigerian poet and environmentalist trying to do things legally to make the oil companies environmentally aware
..., Islamic Law
..., a large Muslim state founded in 1809 in what is now northern Nigeria. The largest state in West Africa since the 16th century. Made up of united Hausa states and neighboring areas that had been conquered. The caliph ruled from the city of Sokoto.
..., a political system in which the state requires all members of a particular economic sector to join an officially designated interest group
Structural Adjustment Program
..., Economic policies imposed on less developed countries by international agencies to create conditions encouraging international trade, such as raising taxes, reducing government spending, controlling inflation, selling publicly owned utilities to private corporations, and charging citizens more for services.
..., Goodluck Jonathan is the current president of Nigeria. He is a Christian from the South that rose to the ranks. He was Vice President under Umaru Mus Yar'Adua and was given power when Yar'Adua died. He was then reelected in a recent election.
Sub definitions: Saw a series of electoral reforms to clean the political system of corruption.
Significance: He is extremely significant. Nigeria has had an unspoken agreement that the presidency will switch off from a Muslim from the North to a Christian from the south every other term. However, since he took over the Muslim leaders position, the Northerners believed that another Muslim should have taken his spot. However, in the most free and fair election, Jonathan was reelected. In addition, Jonathan was one of the only leaders from Nigeria that was not a military official. This perhaps will lead to an even more democratic and free state in the future.
..., was the President of Nigeria and the 13th Head of State. . He was declared the winner of the controversial Nigerian presidential election held on 21 April 2007, and was sworn in on 29 May 2007. He was a member of the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP). In 2009, Yar'Adua left for Saudi Arabia to receive treatment for pericarditis. He returned to Nigeria in 2010, where he died on May 5.
..., these people also spoke a common language and originally belonged to a number of small city-states in the forests on the southern edge of the savanna in what is today Benin and southwestern Nigeria.
Composed of three from each of the 36 states
House of Representatives
360 members, single member districts
Nigeria Labor Congress
..., Nigerian labor union to, in 2007, successfully orchestrate a general strike of workers.
Independent National Electoral Commision
1960-1966, Republic. There was a Millitary Coup. He was assassinated
1966, Millitary Dictatorship, assassinated
1966-1975, Millitary Dictatorship, there was a coup, he is replaced
1975-1976, Millitary Dictatorship, there was a coup, he was assassinated.
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