What comprises the civil society of the state nigeria

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What comprises the civil society of the state? Nigeria has a lack of civil society and non-electoral participation of the general public. Only the elite may participate actively in the civil society. A deleterious part of the civil society is Boko Haram, a terrorist group. Is the media state controlled or free press? The media is guaranteed of free press, yet sometimes it is heavily affected by politics. How do citizens participate politically? An organized citizens’ appeal is a rare phenomenon in Nigeria. Instead, the citizens participate in politics through general elections and executive elections. Citizens also protest against an act or a policy. What are the major social movements that can be seen in the history of the state? A major social movement was for religious rights. In current day, there are social movements to not utilize IMF and also to expand women’s rights. How do the people view citizenship? The people view themselves as Nigerian, but they also maintain a strong tie to ethnicity and religion. What is the state’s history with revolution, coups and/or war? A timeline would be helpful. After Nigeria gained independence from Britain during the 1920s, it went through 3 military coups and 4 military regimes. In 1999, the state got rid of military rule and established a federal republic. Outline the political changes that have occurred in the state. Add rows in needed. Situation Components Promoting Factor Inhibiting Factors Consequences Nigerian Independence British loss of control over Nigeria Time during the 1940s, Nigerian independence movement Insufficient supply of elites to lead the new government Nigeria gained independence, but its new government was ineffective 1993 Election The military coup Suppressing of Election fraud, Abiola becomes
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was oppressed, and Nigerians gathered to vote for the new president military coup, ability of Nigerian government to separate the government and the military electoral frauds made it mildly a difficult process president of Nigeria. Constitution Drafted in 1999 After the military coup and unstable presidencies, a constitution was drafted The need for a constitution was felt when it was realized that there are no other way to protect and limit the people and the law There was no clear expectation other than to solve the current problem A constitution was passed in large resemblance of
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