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Constitutional issues and problems of federalism in Nigeria

P. I. Abumere

Constitutional issues and problems of federalism in Nigeria

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Published by Cigodson Int"l Press in Benin City .
Written in English

  • Constitutional law -- Nigeria,
  • Federal government -- Nigeria

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Statementby P.I. Abumere.
    LC ClassificationsKTA1750 .A28 2000
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii, 130 p. ;
    Number of Pages130
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23144366M
    ISBN 109783281607
    LC Control Number2001427888

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Constitutional issues and problems of federalism in Nigeria by P. I. Abumere Download PDF EPUB FB2

Problems Facing Nigeria’s Federalism A number of factors make the system so problematic in practice, and few of them will be discussed below: 1. Asymmetrical relationship: the federal practice in Nigeria is largely unitary in nature as the central. Nigeria at Facing challenges of constitutional issues took a critical look at the country and proffered ways around the challenges of constitutional issues troubling the nation.

Download the complete political science project topic and material (chapter ) titled FEDERALISM AND NATIONAL INTEGRATION IN NIGERIA: ISSUES AND CHALLENGES here on See below for the abstract, table of contents, list of figures, list of tables, list of appendices, list of abbreviations and chapter one.

Click the DOWNLOAD NOW button to get the complete project work. Problems of federalism in Nigeria. Inter-ethnic rivalry: Nigeria, we all know is made up of diverse group of people with different ethnic groups, and the rivalry among hausa/Fulani, Yoruba and igbo has become a serious issue overtime.

In Nigeria, We see different set of people from different geo-political regions agitating for power which Author: Adetola Adekoya. NIGERIAN FEDERALISM: ISSUES, CHALLENGES AND PROSPECTS AIYA, Fidelis the problem with federalism in Nigeria is the mix-application or non-application of this clause especially as it has to do with power distribution (Awa, ).

seems to have started with Kenneth C. Wheare who saw federalism as a constitutional arrangement. FEDERALISM IN NIGERIA: THE PAST, CURRENT PERIL AND FUTURE HOPES Aderonke Majekodunmi Political Science Department, Faculty of Social Sciences University of Lagos, Nigeria Abstract The origins of Nigeria's federalism lie not in the pluralities of economic and geographic regions Constitutional federalism emerged not only as a mechanism that.

The issue of revenue allocation in Nigeria is not without its own problems. As if all these problems are not enough for Nigeria federalism, the issue of on shore offshore dichotomy and equally the alarm raised about the marginalization from all religion in Nigeria are by setting the unity of the country.

The feature of Nigerian federalism could only be better understood by a reproduction of the definition of the concept federalism, Professor Nwabueze in his definition, defined federalism as “an arrangement whereby governmental powers within a country are shared between a national, country wide government and a number of regional governments.

federalism in Nigeria. The greatest problem of federalism in Nigeria today is the general problems of the true nature of the federal relationship as mani-fested in the intense rivalry and confrontation between the Federal and State Governments.

This work recommends that the calls for the restructuring of. Federalism is the mixed or compound mode of government, combining a general government (the central or "federal" government) with regional governments (provincial, state, cantonal, territorial or other sub-unit governments) in a single political distinctive feature, exemplified in the founding example of modern federalism by the United States under the Constitution ofis a.

In as much as the writer highlighted some of the problems bedeviling Nigeria's unity it is worthy to note that our disunity started in when oil was discovered in the Niger Delta in commercial quantity, hence fueling the greed that a particular region would become economically dominant and a dissenting voice of the minorities of the then Eastern region which was used as a launching pad to.

FEDERALISM IN NIGERIA PROBLEMS AND PROSPECT CASE STUDY OF NATIONAL INTEGRATION. CHAPTER ONE. INTRODUCTION. Federalism, according to K.C Wheare, is the method of dividing powers so that the central and regional governments are each, within a sphere, co-ordinate and independent.

Resource allocation and management as well as fiscal federalism/decentralization have remained contentious issues in a federal state such as Nigeria. This is because the essence of government at all Cited by: 5. Feb 14,  · Federalism is a kind of management technique for governing a nation.

It works by granting some measures of autonomy and defined independence to political sub-units of the nation (i.e. states, provinces, ridings, cantons, etc.). A federal system of. FEDERALISM: PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS OF POWER DISTRIBUTION IN NIGERIA Sunday Okungbowa Uhunmwuangho Institute Of Public Administration and Extension Services, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria Christopher Ekpu Department of Political Science and Public Administration, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria ABSTRACT.

FEDERALISM AND NATIONAL INTEGRATION IN NIGERIA: ISSUES AND CHALLENGES Abstract The problem of federalism and the associated crises of national integration in Nigeria raise serious alarm.

The situation attracts growing interest and concern. The crises are very severing such that they culminate in a strong force being mounted on the federation with tendency to disintegrate the country. Aug 02,  · Nigeria’s Constitutional Review: Breakdown of the Amendments to the Constitution and Issues Arising.

August 2, back to other constitutional review proposals. Bill No. 23 – Indigeneship for Married Women Some Key Policy Issues in Nigeria’s Sustainable Energy. common in the country. Yet, these are some of the issues federalism is expected to resolve in the country. It has even got to a point where concerned Nigerians are asking whether the system is a curse or blessing to Nigeria.

This is because, the system, as it is being operated in the country, seems to create more problems than it intended to solve.

Issue of Fiscal Federalism and National Development in Nigeria during Obasanjo Administration This has distorted constitutional mechanism to address problems of fiscal The paper focused on. Fiscal Federalism in Nigeria: An Analysis of Issues and Challenges 40 Research Centre for Management and Social Studies Evolution of Nigeria’s Fiscal Federalism Nigeria’s fiscal federalism is anchored on economic, political, constitutional, social and cultural development.

Causes for, and effects of federalism Causes for federalism. The demand for the creation of newer states in Nigeria tends to emanate from sub-state groups, often ethnic- or tribal-interest groups, which accuse the current larger state governments of subverting or ignoring the. Sep 18,  · But the degree at which these issues steam differs from one federal state to another and are also dependent on the type and characters of the federalism in practice.

From Nigeria’s independence in up tillthe country’s resource control and allocation system have neither been efficient nor popular with manifold vulnerabilities.

FEDERALISM AND THE POLITICS OF RESOURCE CONTROL IN NIGERIA: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF THE NIGER DELTA CRISIS Few national issues have provoked profound debate and lengthy discussions than the practice of federalism and 52) defined federalism as “a constitutional definition of governmental power between the national and constituent units.

worry over the development of a national and functional fiscal federalism for Nigeria is well founded. Conceptual issues Fiscal federalism is a byproduct of federalism. Federalism is a political concept in which power to govern is shared between national, and subnational governments creating what is often called a federation (Arowolo.

The paper examined Nigerian federalism problems in prospects. Nigerian as a nation was amalgamated in The unification of the two protectorates under one canopy has created a problem in power.

Apr 30,  · FEDERALISM AND PRACTICE IN NIGERIA: A CRITIQUE. By Prince (Bar) Eshiet E. Eshiet. 30 Monday Apr Posted by Prince Eshiet Eshiet in Federalism, The desire for constitutional federalism is born out of the need for a very functional but limited government through an organic instrument to safeguard the protection of multifarious.

publications focus on issues related to comparative constitutional law, human rights law and international law. African states, namely, Nigeria, South Africa, and Ethiopia It explores the extent to which Despite the fact that the issue of federalism in Africa has attracted scholars all.

The Evolution, Development and Practice of Federalism in Nigeria Charas Madu Tella1, Ahmed Wali Doho2 & Aliyu Bapeto3 Abstract Federalism is a political philosophy in which members of a group are bound together with a governing representative head. The term "federalism" is also used to.

Federalism and Ethnic Conflict in Nigeria [Rotimi Suberu, Larry Diamond] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Nigeria is Africa’s most populous country; its citizens are perhaps the best educated on the continent.

It is the world’s sixth-largest producer of oil. Nigeria also has probably the most elaborate system of government in the by: Jul 05,  · THE IMPERATIVES OF TRUE FEDERALISM IN NIGERIA AND THE CHALLENGES OF DEVELOPMENT OF SUB-NATIONAL. tiers of government such that the government at the centre receives the authority and powers to act and address the issues and problems that are truly national in scope and character such as external defense, foreign relations, the national.

Federalism is a system of government whereby power is constitutionally shared between the central government and other component units e.g. State/region and local government, but in there were only the central and regional government in Nigeria.

Their powers and functions were shared to. Inthe Nigerian founding fathers opted for a federal system of government despite its inherent challenges in a pluralistic society. This research work x-rayed federalism in Nigeria as the only basis upon which Nigeria can remain united despite its diversity and peculiar conditions in which the different tribal groups live in and proffers solutions to the challenges of the practice of Author: Emmanuel Ibiam Amah.

The Pathologies of Nigerian Federalism and the Quest for Constitutional Change The virtual reduction of the federal system into a conduit for the dissemination of centrally collected oil revenues to sub-national communities and constituencies is Nigeria’s basic political pathology.

This oil-centric distributive federalism, in which all. Apr 26,  · Obasanjo part of Nigeria’s problem Say constitution killed federalism in Nigeria .We won’t stop agitation until Niger-Delta becomes paradise—Ibori.

Oct 23,  · 1 Senior Lecturer, department of History, University of Ilorin, Nigeria Dynamics of Constitutional Development in Nigeria, 2 The point to note about colonial constitutions is that, the Nigerian people were barely involved in the drafting process. AMOTEKUN: Constitutional, legal, security issues involved.

New York: Basic Book) opined that, in as much that community policing is aimed at solving security problems, it is important to take. JUDICIAL FEDERALISM UNDER THE NIGERIAN CONSTITUTION PRESENTATION OF HIS EXCELLENCY, MR. BABATUNDE R. FASHOLA, SAN AT THE 8TH ANNUAL GENERAL CONFERENCE OF THE SECTION ON LEGAL PRACTICE OF THE NIGERIAN BAR ASSOCIATION UYO, AKWA IBOM STATE NOVEMBER 11, Judiciary is universally acknowledged as the.

A summary of The Constitutional Basis of Federalism in 's Federalism. Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of Federalism and what it means.

Perfect for acing essays, tests, and quizzes, as well as for writing lesson plans. Read the full-text online edition of Constitutional Developments in Nigeria: An Analytical Study of Nigeria's Constitution-Making Developments and the Historical and Political Factors That Affected Constitutional Change ().

Apr 24,  · During the visit of the Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi to Germany last year, he declared equivocally in a press interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at Berlin, the German capital, that the Nigerian federal system of government was an aberration and therefore carried loads of problem.

This was an astonishing revelation from [ ]. Since the inception of civilian rule inthe provisions of the constitution have been tested in various aspects before the courts.

There are, however, still some areas best left to conjecture until courts pronounce on them. This book is a completely revised merger of both volumes 1 and 2 of Constitutional Law in Nigeria previously by: Federalism in the United States is a complex and ever-changing network of relations between national, state, and local governments.

Federalism requires that state and local governments play a role in nearly every policy area.Federalism attempts to reconcile a desire for unity and communality on certain issues with a desire for diversity and autonomy on others (see Figure ).

The question of whether federalism is suitable for a given country (and, if so, what form federal institutions should take and to what extent the federal.