Nigerian Government and Politics Under Military Rule, 1966-1979
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Nigerian Government and Politics Under Military Rule, 1966-1979 by Oyeleye Oyediran

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Published by Palgrave Macmillan .
Written in English


  • General,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • 1960-1975,
  • 1975-1979,
  • Armed Forces,
  • Nigeria,
  • Political activity,
  • Politics and government

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages319
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9716591M
ISBN 100312572727
ISBN 109780312572723

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Abegunrin provides a significant and comprenhensive examination of Nigerian foreign policy () during the almost 33 years of military rule, punctuated by the four-year civilian interregnum, He analyzes what led to the military rule in , and the foreign policy performance of each military regime that ruled the country since   A group of Nigerian scholars, journalists and former civil servants (predominantly from the southwestern part of the country) analyzes the phases of military governance over 13 years of war, peace and booming oil production. Somewhat uneven (with essays by Philip Asiodu and Bolaji Akinyemi standing out among the rest) and repetitive, it is of interest particularly in indicating which issues. Abegunrin examines Nigerian foreign policy during the 33 years of military rule punctuated by the quadrennial civilian government. He critically analyzes the major developments during this period at the regional, continental, and global levels, focusing on the activities of the key figures. This book investigates the relationship between Nigerian military governments and the Nigerian press in the context of press freedom over a period of twenty-three years. The largely historical legal study focuses on four objectives to wit: to examine the laws (decrees and edicts) which defined the limits of press freedom during military rule in Nigeria; to draw together in one document the.

Nigerian government and politics under military rule, / edited by Oyeleye Oyediran Constitutionalism in the emergent states, by B. O. Nwabueze; with a foreword by S. A. De Smith Constitutional law of the Nigerian Republic. The socio-political climate of the military era in Nigeria, --Ch. 4. The press legislations of the military era --Ch. 5. The non-legislative press control measures of Nigerian military governments --Ch. 6. The Nigerian press and military governments: the case law --Ch. 7. The Nigerian press under military rule: an appraisal --Ch. 8. In book: Issues on Nigerian Peoples and Culture (pp) Since then, military rule has been a recurring phenomenon in Nigeria. Political change came about far more frequently through. “ The Struggle for Power in Nigeria, –,” pp. –75 in Oyediran, O. (ed.) Nigerian Government and Politics under Military Rule, – New .

The future of Nigerian politics lies in tolerating civilian governance. Failure of the elections conducted by the civilian Government in and brought about the military intervention. With a restoration of democracy, Nigerians are very much determined to sustain it and make the future generation proud to be a part of this great nation. Prelude to Military Intervention in Nigeria: p. The First Phase of Military Rule, p. From Aguiyi-Lronsi to Gowon: Conservatism Sustained, p. Muhammed and Obasanjo: Experiments in Pan-Africanism, p. Nigerian Foreign Policy and the Struggle Against White Rule in Southern Africa: p. An. Military rule in Nigeria first started on Janu , when a group or army officers overthrew the NPC-NNDP government and killed many of the country’s political rulers. The military history of Nigeria since the colonial rule began precisely on the 1 st October See Arnold, op. cit. Also O. Oyediran, (ed), Nigerian Government and Politics under Military Rule, (London: Macmillan, ). In fact, part of the problems encountered during the census relate to the inadequate time for preparations for the census. .