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Ruthless and corrupt Nigerian military ruler from 1993-1998.
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
African, Caribbean and Pacific states
All Nigeria People's Party, a conservative political party in Nigeria. due to its mass appeal, it is popular in the north
eastern Nigerian region inhabited mostly by the Ibo people; in 1967 attempted unsuccessfully to secede from Nigeria; defeated and reintegrated in 1970.
a complex network of voluntary associations, economic groups, religious organizations, and many other kinds of groups that exist independently from the government
Constitution of 1999
Established after 6 years of unrest and military controlled government. Established an executive, a national assembly, and a judicature with state and high courts.
President of Nigeria
the largest ethnic group that lives in northern Muslim Nigeria.
a member of the largest ethnic group in southeastern Nigeria
colonial government in which local rulers are allowed to maintain their positions of authority and status
Independent National Electoral Commission; monitored elections in earlier Nigeria republics
"Military in Barracks"
traditional role of the military as the institution that provides national security, is involved in international conflicts, and maintains domestic order. In consolidated democracies, generally under civilian control
"Military in Government"
A term that describes the politically active part of the military.
The National Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is a bicameral legislature established under section 4 of the Nigerian Constitution. It consists of a Senate and a 360-member House of Representatives. The body, modelled after the federal Congress of the United States, is supposed to guarantee equal representation of the states irrespective of size in the Senate and proportional representation of population in the House. The National Assembly, like many other organs of the Nigerian government, is based in the federal capital Abuja.
"The National Question"
the dilemma of how the country should be governed or if Nigeria should even remain as one nation
an organization that is not part of the local or state or federal government
Retired Nigerian Army general and former President of Nigeria, the only Nigerian leader to voluntarily hand power to a democratically-elected government
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.
Relations in which "Patron" gains support of "Client" through mutual exchange of benefits and obligations.
P - prevent - primary
D - detect - secondary
R - reduce disability - tertiary
The largest number of votes received by a candidate when there are three or more choices
higher-than-normal financial returns on investments that are realized from governmental restrictive interference or monopolistic markets
Rule of law
a state of order in which events conform to the law
An Ogoni Nigerian, Ken Saro-Wiwa advocated environmental responsibility in the government and with petroleum companies. He led the Movement of the Survival of the Ogoni People and was arrested by General Abacha. His and his followers' executions were almost completely politically driven and provoked anger over lack of human rights in Nigeria.
the code of law derived from the Koran and from the teachings and example of Mohammed
a political system in which the state requires all members of a particular economic sector to join an officially designated interest group, with the result that the state gains substantial control over interest groups and interest groups channel or control their members' political and economic advocacy
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.
Member of the PDP. Became first President of Nigeria to take the reign in a peaceful transfer of power from one president to another. First term is up in 2011.
a member of a West African people living chiefly in southwestern Nigeria
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