Nigerian Government And Politics (A Case Study Of 1999 – 2007 Politics)

Project and Seminar Material for Political Science

Project and Seminar Material for Political Science


This project research work describes and analyses the structure of Nigerian government and politics between 1999 and 2007 in other to improve the understanding of the operation of government and politics in Nigeria.

The research also observed that the Nigerian Political System is a federal republic with a presidential system, and that the constitution provides for a separation of powers among the three branches of government.

The first chapter is concerned with the background of the study, statement of the problem, objective of the study, significance of the study, hypothesis, and scope of the study, research question and definition of terms.

The second chapter examines the literature review and generally gives a detailed explanation of the term Nigerian Government and Politics.

The third chapter laid emphasis on research methodology, research design, population of the study, sample size, method of data collection, and instrument of data collection and techniques of data analysis.

The fourth chapter focuses on data presentation and data analysis while the fifth chapter highlights on the summary of findings, conclusion and recommendation.

Table Of Content

Preliminary Pages

  • Title page ii
  • Certification iii
  • Dedication iv
  • Acknowledgement v
  • Abstract vi
  • Table of content vii

Chapter One

  • 1.1 Background of the study 1
  • 1.2 Statement of the problem 2
  • 1.3 Objective of the study 3
  • 1.4 Significance of the study 4
  • 1.5 Limitation of the study 4
  • 1.6 Scope of the study 5
  • 1.7 Definition of terms 5

Chapter Two

  • Literature review 7
  • 2.1 What is Nigeria? 7
  • 2.2 What is government 11
  • 2.3 What is Politics 14
  • 2.4 Political science 15
  • 2.5 Nigerian legal system 15
  • 2.6 Political crises in Nigeria 18
  • 2.7 Traditional Role of the Military 26
  • 2.8 Military Government And The Major Coups 26
  • 2.9 Factors that lead to the civil war (1967-1970) 31
  • 2.10 Oil and Politics in Nigeria 34
  • 2.11 Control of the industry

Chapter Three

  • 3.1 Research methodology 37
  • 3.2 Research design 37
  • 3.3 Population of the study 37
  • 3.4 Sample size 37
  • 3.5 Sampling techniques 38
  • 3.6 Method of data collection 38
  • 3.7 Questionnaire 38
  • 3.8 Interview 38
  • 3.9 Method of data analysis 39

Chapter Four

  • 4.1 Data Presentation And Analysis 39
  • 4.2 Findings 39

Chapter Five

  • 5.1 Summary of findings 48
  • 5.2 Conclusion 48
  • 5.3 Recommendation 50
  • References 51
  • Appendix 52

Chapter One


1.1 Background Of The Study

Nigeria is a Federal Republic modeled after the United States, with executive power exercised by the president and with influences from the Westminster System model in the composition and management of the upper and lower houses of the bicameral legislature. However, the President of Nigeria is both head of state and head of government, and of a multi-party system. Nigerian politics takes place within a framework of a federal, presidential, representative democratic republic, whereby Executive power is exercised by the government. Legislative power is vested in both the government and the two chambers of the legislature, the House of Representatives and the Senate. Together the two chambers make up the law-making body in Nigeria called the National Assembly. The highest judiciary arm of government in Nigeria is the Supreme Court of Nigeria. The National Assembly serves as a

Check On The Executive Arm Of Government.

1.2. Statement Of The Problem

One of the major problems the researcher observed in this research work is the attitude of constitutional amendment in Nigeria.

The Constitution of the USA for example has been amended for just two times in 230 years. The above situation is completely different from what is happening in Nigeria.

Even before 1999, Nigeria constitution had been amended for over four times. Attempts were also made in 2006 by former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s administration amend the 1999 Constitution again. All this amendment of constitution in Nigeria by our leader is to favour their own selfish desires.

However, the successful implementation of any constitution depends on how much it is respected by those whose duty is to uphold it.

Another problem with Nigerian politics is that; those running the political affair of the country seem not to be politically oriented. And according to Chief Obafemi Awolowo (1956) “Men Sana Incorpo Sano” (people with sound mind and memory) are to be entrusted with the affairs of the public. While most of them did not study political science, public administration or other government and political related course in higher institutions. They are not professional politicians; therefore, they do not make professional decision. A good example is the sudden remover of oil subsidy which brought about a devastating situation in the entire country. Political decision ought to be taken prudently and based on plan.

1.3. Objective Of The Study

The objective of this study is basically as follow:

To assess the function and impact of Nigerian government and politics, how it has helped in the development of both in the federal, state and local government level.

1.4. Significance Of The Study

The researcher statements of the study can enrich the literature on the Nigerian government and politics and enhance people and student understands of the concept.

This study will be useful to most countries that need to know the nature of government and politics in their country also in their local government and state government.

The president of this country can use the finding and the recommendation of this study to improve the qualities of this country.

1.5 Limitation Of The Study

This research work is limit due to some factors:

Time factor:

The time giving is too infinitesimal for me to carry out the project work accurately.


This also restraints me in carrying out my research work as being expected.

1.6 Scope Of The Study

This project work is designed to cover every aspect that has to do with Nigerian government and politics, it functions and duties. And how the government and politics has impacted the country, organization, institution etc.

1.7 Definition Of Terms


Democracy can be defined in various ways, but the most popular definition is by Abram Lincoln of America. He defined democracy as the government of the people, by the people and for the people; a form of government that is rule in the interest of majority.


This is a system of rules and guidelines which are enforced through social institutions to govern behavior, wherever possible. It shapes politics, economics and society in numerous ways and serves as a social mediator of relations between people.


Of a system in which several states unite under a central authority but are independent in internal affairs.


This refers to a legal political entity that is comprise of the following: permanent population, a defined territory, a government and the capacity to enter into relations with other states.


The system or body of law by which a state is governed.


Politics is a human effort of aspiring for position or power to rule others.


Nationalism is the strong desire or love for one’s nation. It is a strong sentimental attachment to one’s nations (Akamere and Ola)

Complete Material For Nigerian Government And Politics (A Case Study Of 1999 – 2007 Politics)

Project Material Download

3,000 Naira

The Complete Material will be Sent to You in Just 2 Steps

Quick & Simple…

Step One Purchase

Make a Mobile Transfer or POS Payment of ₦3,000 to any of the Account Below

Access Bank PlcAccount No.: 0811003731
Name: Samphina Academy
Account Type: Current
Zenith BankAccount No.: 1225513212
Name: Samphina Academy
Account Type: Current

Or CLICK HERE To Pay With Debit Card

CLICK HERE To Pay With Debit Card ($15)
GHANA – Make Payment of 60 GHS to MTN MoMo, 0553978005, Douglas Osabutey 

Step Two Purchase

Send the Following Details on WhatsApp ( 08143831497) After Payment

  • Payment Details
  • Email Address 
  • Nigerian Government And Politics (A Case Study Of 1999 – 2007 Politics)

The Complete Material Will Be Sent To Your Email Address After Receiving Your Details
T & C Apply

  Contact Our Help Desk

⚠️ Need a different topic? Perform a quick search

Get A Complete Business Plan For Any Business In Nigeria

Business Plan for Businesses in Nigeria

  Business Plans in Nigeria


This research material “Nigerian Government And Politics (A Case Study Of 1999 – 2007 Politics)” is for research purposes and should be used as a guide in developing your research project / seminar work. For no reason should you copy word for word (verbatim) as will not be liable for any who copied the material.

The aim of providing this material is to reduce the stress of moving from one school library to another all in the name of searching for research materials. This service is legal because, all institutions permit their students to read previous projects, books, articles or papers while developing their own works. According to Austin Kleon “All creative work builds on what came before”. is only providing this material “Nigerian Government And Politics (A Case Study Of 1999 – 2007 Politics)” as a reference for your research. The paper should be used as a guide or framework for your own paper. The contents of this paper should be able to help you in generating new ideas and thoughts for your own research. Use it as a guidance purpose only.

Samphina Academy

Samphina Academy is an Online Educational Resource Center that is aimed at providing students with quality information and materials to aid them in succeeding in their academic pursuit.