THE EFFECT OF MILITARY RULE ON NIGERIA POLITICAL ECONOMY

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THE EFFECT OF MILITARY RULE ON NIGERIA POLITICAL ECONOMY(A CASE STUDY OF ABACHA REGIME 1993 – 1998)

Military rule has been one of the greatest factors responsible for the set back of the African continent. Infact General Sanni Abacha’s regime has been described by many scholar’s, as the most unconcerned government when it comes to the issue of economy. Therefore, this project assesses the effect of military rule on the Nigeria economy choosing the General Sanni Abacha’s regime as a case study. Chapter one serves as the general introduction to the study. Chapter two reviews the past relevant literatures on the issue of military rule of General Sanni Abacha’s regime in particular. In chapter three, General Sanni Abacha’s intervention in Nigeria politics and its aftermath on the economy and discussed. Chapter four guest the in-depth comparative analysis of the regimes policies with its achievements. Chapter five serves as the conclusion of the study where recommendations are govern. The research work, having observed the shortcomings of military rule concludes that all stakeholders in Nigeria politics should do everything possible to prevent military from coming to power in Nigeria.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Title Page i
Certification ii
Dedication iii
Acknowledgement iv
Abstract v
Table of Content vi
CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
1.1 Background of the Study 1
1.2 Statement of the Problem 3
1.3 Purpose of the Study 4
1.4 Significance of the Study 5
1.5 Research Questions 6
1.6 Scope and Limitation 7
1.7 Definition of Key Terms 7
CHAPTER TWO: REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE
2.1 Introduction 9
2.2 Survey of Military Rule In Nigeria 9
2.3 Features of Military Rule 14
2.4 Remote and Immediate Causes of Military Rule
of Nigeria 17
CHAPTER THREE: MILITARY RULE IN NIGERIA
SINCE ITS INCEPTION
3.1 Introduction 20
3.2 The Military Rule Under General Yakubu Gowon
(1966 – 1975) 21
3.3 The Military Rule Under Muritala
Muhammed/Olusegun Obasanjo (1975 – 1979) 23
3.4 The Military Rule Under Muhammed Buhari
and General Idiagbon (1983 – 1985) 25
3.5 The Military Rule Under Ibrahim Babangida
Regime (1989) 26
3.6 The Military Rule Under Abacha’s Regime
(1993 – 1998) 30
3.7 The Military Rule Under Abubakar Abdulsalam
Regime (1998 – 1999) 32
CHAPTER FOUR: ABACHA’S REGIME AND NIGERIAN POLITICAL ECONOMY AND HIS INTERNATIONAL RELATION
4.1 Economic Situaton Under Abacha 34
4.2 Political Situation under Abacha 35
4.3 International Relations Under Abacha 36
4.4 Consequences of Abachas Regime 37
CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
5.1 Summary 43
5.2 Conclusion 45
5.3 Recommendations 45
References 48

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