Nigeria and 21st Century Democratic Dispensation

Okpe Victor Vincent

Abstract


With the inception of the 21st century in Nigeria politics, the expectation for good governance became high.. This was as a result of the  country’s return to democratic system after several years of military regimes in 1999.  However, despite its return to a civilian administration, the menace has been on enjoyment of democratic dividends. This study, therefore, makes a conceptual and explorative understanding of Nigeria’s 21st century democratic dispensation. The study infers that despite years of civilian rule since 1999, there are challenges ranging from election malpractises, insecurity, poverty and economic mismanagement which pose threat to the current demeocratic dispensation in Nigeria. The qualitative method of study is adopted and secondary data used. This study, therefore, recommends that the constitution should be thoroughly checked and reviewed  in order to effect positive changes in the society. The political leadership must have the will to turn around the socio-economic and political challenges facing the country so as to ensure development in all sensitive and non sensitive sectors.  If all these are given adequate attentions, Nigeria’s democratization would be positioned higher in the midst of other democracies.

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Nigeria, 21st century, Democratic Dispensation

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