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specialty journal of politics and law
Volume 4, 2019, Issue 4
Intergovernmental Relations and Federalism in Nigeria: The Need for a Legislative Bill
Nnadozie Patrick Udefuna, Chinako Asogwa, Emmanuel Ezenwa Uzodinma
Pages: 1-7


Nigeria is a federal Republic made up of thirty six States and a Federal Capital Territory ‎‎(Abuja), with the advent of the 1979 and 1999 Constitutions, there has been a profound change ‎in the practice of federalism in the country which has called into question whether Nigeria is ‎indeed a federation. This question has been further accentuated by recent damming report of ‎the National intelligence council of the United States Government which forecasted that by the ‎year 2020, Nigeria might cease to exist as a nation-state. The level of government that should ‎take responsibility for such issues as federal character, power sharing, revenue allocation, ‎maintenance of public order, fiscal federalism, judiciary, local government, etc.  are the major ‎centripetal and centrifugal forces that have threatened the consolidation of the Nigeria ‎federation‎. 

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specialty journal of politics and law
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