It is intent on delineating the conceptual boundary between religion and politics, while evaluating the impact of the current relationship on national security. E . —Alh Sa’ad Abubakar; Sultan of Sokoto and leader of the Islamic community in Nigeria, 2011 Creation of More States and Political Integration in Nigeria . " endobj Anyone saying Nigeria is a secular nation does not understand the meaning of the word secular. Nigeria. x��[Ys�H�~w���6�
This paper seeks to demonstrate how the fissiparous tendencies bearing on the Nigerian national polity make the policy of using state creation to achieve national integration a failed strategy. diss., University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria, By clicking accept or continuing to use the site, you agree to the terms outlined in our. The Federal Republic of Nigeria is made up of 36 states and a Federal Capital Territory, and 774 local government areas. The article advocates for a moderate secular regime—by whatever name—that is constitutionally defined and institutionalized. endobj 3 States of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. You could not be signed in. Conscience and Cakes: Reaffirming the Distinction Between Institutional Duties and Individual Rights, Masterpiece Cakeshop and the Foundations of Free Speech and Toleration. 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" Since its independence in 1960, Nigeria has struggled unsuccessfully to clearly articulate the relationship between religion and the state. The paper shows how the outcomes of state creation exercises in Nigeria have failed to assuage the very forces that instigate new state demands. This paper seeks to demonstrate how the fissiparous tendencies bearing on the Nigerian national polity make the policy of using state creation to achieve national integration a failed strategy. diss . <>>> Part II Powers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 4. Akinyemi , Creation of More States and Political Integration in Nigeria." 8 New states and boundary adjustment, etc. , Political Development in Nigeria. " All rights reserved. You do not currently have access to this article. ... it was dubiou s for obvious reasons. This paradox has remained the Achilles' heel of Nigeria’s corporate existence, as northern Islamists have consistently sought the establishment of an Islamic state to replace the extant secular regime. maintain that the creation of state police is the only solution to all Nigeria security challenges, given the acquaintance of the institution with the people and the terrain. 1 0 obj Whereas the British colonialists seemingly bequeathed to the new nation-state a secular regime at independence, the internal contradictions, which, paradoxically were propagated by the colonial authority, incubated to pose a challenge to the new state soon thereafter. On the one hand, there was the Muslim north, groomed under the English indirect rule, which accommodated the sharia legal order; on the other hand, there was the Christian/Animist south, mentored under the British-secular regime. If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in. Prohibition of State Religion. State Creation and Its Endemic Problems in Nigeria . " Ph.D. 4 0 obj In D . " of state creation in Nigeria, federalism, the role of the communal elite/class formation, primitive accumulation, ethnicity, socioeconomic development etc. Email: Search for other works by this author on: © The Author 2014. <>/Font<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageB/ImageC/ImageI] >>/MediaBox[ 0 0 595.32 841.92] /Contents 4 0 R/Group<>/Tabs/S/StructParents 0>> Presently Nigeria is divided into 36 states with one federal capital territory. For full access to this pdf, sign in to an existing account, or purchase an annual subscription. ABUJA–FORMER Head of State,General Yakubu Gowon,yesterday, said the people in the South East geopolitical zone were the major reason Nigeria’s economic potential was at its current state.
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