The judiciary and democracy in Nigeria

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Edition Notes

Statementedited by Elo Amucheazi and Olajide Olatawura.
ContributionsAmucheazi, E. C., Olatawura, Olajide.
LC ClassificationsKTA3409 .J83 1998
The Physical Object
Pagination198 p. ;
Number of Pages198
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL102929M
ISBN 109782952001
LC Control Number99218524

  Of course, Nigeria needs men of character, men of honour in the mould of the founding fathers of the nation. Nigeria needs incorruptible judges, judicial . Leadership in the Nigerian Fourth Republic is not people oriented as their ascension to power is through unethical means. The judiciary does not have true independence and this rubs them of their role as the last hope of a common man. The paper concludes that there is no democracy in Nigeria.   Nigeria has made progress since its return to democracy in But a political system crippled by corruption and dogged by ethnic tensions threatens to derail the .   Section of the Constitution as amended provided that a person shall be qualified for an election to the Office of President if he is a citizen of Nigeria Author: Daily Post Staff.

Democracy in Nigeria -Volume II, is a reportorial account of the practice and functioning of Nigeria’s evolving democracy. It is inspired by the need to achieve periodic reviews and make reports on the actors, institutions, events and their trends as well as cover most development issues generally- characterizing Nigeria’s Democratic experiences.o. Media and Democracy in Africa is organized to provide a historical perspective on the evolution of the African media, placing the present in the context of the past, including both colonial and post-colonial experiences. It will be of interest to Africa area specialists, students of media and communications, political scientists and sociologists. Judicial independence is the concept that the judiciary should be independent from the other branches of is, courts should not be subject to improper influence from the other branches of government or from private or partisan interests. Judicial independence is important to the idea of separation of powers.. Many countries deal with the idea of judicial independence through.   The former vice president said those who did not want Nigeria to be a reality, would use every trick in the book to undermine, discourage, misinform and mislead the populace. He, however, said that with God’s help and the support of Nigerians, he would ensure that Nigeria was on course towards genuine democracy.

If things continue in the same vein over the next 20 years, we risk ever further violence, alienation and frustration among Nigerians. While 20 years of democracy in Nigeria is a landmark, for this to be meaningful for Nigeria’s people, democracy needs to be about more than the check box exercise of holding elections.   Judges, The Law And Our Democracy By Reuben Abati To expand the democratic space in Nigeria and to ensure the legitimacy and stability of .

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THE JUDICIARY AND THE SURVIVAL OF DEMOCRACY IN NIGERIA Analysis of the and Elections1 David U Enweremadu David U Enweremadu is a lecturer in the Department of Political Science, University of Ibadan e-mail: [email protected] ABSTRACT For many Nigerians, and indeed in the eyes of most foreign observersCited by: 2.

In Nigeria, the General Elections threatened the survival of democracy because of the nation's faulty electoral : Alphonsus Nwoye. This book addresses various issues that have arisen in the practice of democracy in Nigeria sincefocusing on the Obasanjo years ().

Nigeria's return to democratic rule has been marked by developments such as the implementation of reforms to address perceived economic problems and corruption. The introduction of democracy in The judiciary and democracy in Nigeria book country has also witnessed many. The judiciary in Nigeria evolved in the colonial period though a gradual constitutional development.

At the time of independence inthe judiciary was consolidated in its present form with a mixture of English Common Law, Sharia Law and Customary by: 2.

There have also been numerous equally controversial, judicial pronouncements over electoral disputes since Nigeria returned to democracy in after a prolonged spell of military : Paul Ejime. The Judiciary is the bastion of democracy and the last hope of the common man, therefore, should be adequately equipped so as to be responsive to the challenges of sustaining Nigerian democracy.

This work is an attempt to appraise the roles of the Judiciary in sustaining democracy File Size: KB. Democratic transformation in nigeria and the role of the judiciary; the journey so far. Nigeria typifies the failed African effort in trying to establish an enduring democracy and constitutionalism.

After years of ten transition from militarism to constitutional democracy and the euphoria of the country’s return to democracy, the country is still on a slow march in he entrenchment of the practice of t constitutionalism.

Both Judiciary and Democracy have become household names in Nigeria. It is trite to delve into the theoretical definition of the terms. But suffice it to say that, “democracy” is a system of government in which every mature adult in the country votes to elect his or her members; it is organised according to the principle that every one has to be involved in decision making.

Nigerian judiciary, in the last 16 years, has tremendously helped to shape democracy. As the third arm of the government, it has clearly played its role in deepening democracy.

DEMOCRACY AND THE JUDICIARY ait.nı r in k pijLVp JANUARY Union of Turkish Bar Associations Publicahons: This book is a collection of the papers presented during Role of the Judiciary in Consohidating Democracy" is divided into. Free Online Library: The judiciary and democracy in Nigeria: unfettered power.

by "The Informed Constituent (Albany, NY)"; News, opinion and commentary General interest Printer Frien, articles and books.

JUDICIAL CORRUPTION AS A CLOG ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA -NNENNA JOY EBOH* “It is difficult to overstate the negative impact of a corrupt examples with a strong argument that corruption in Nigeria‟s Judiciary is a function of it is not in the record books.

The Nigerian Judiciary: Towards Reform of Bastion of Constitutional Democracy, Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Abuja, 7 8 Lord Denning in Seaford Court Estates Limited v. Asher () 2 K.B. at 9 Lord Denning, ().

The Discipline of Law, (Butterworths, London) ppAuthor: Akin Olawale Oluwadayisi. Also, the judiciary should also strive hard to meet the challenges facing the institution and facilitate good governance in the workings of government and sustaining democracy in Nigeria.

The Federal Government, however, should provide reasonable salary that would make judges abstain from bribery and corruption and work towards ensuring the. The electoral law should be reviewed to reduce the role of the judiciary in deciding the outcome of elections.

While the courts have always adjudicated on election matters in Nigeria, the growing. Nigeria typifies the failed African effort in trying to establish an enduring democracy and constitutionalism.

After ten years of transition from militarism to constitutional democracy and the euphoria of the country’s return to democracy, the country is still on a slow march in the entrenchment of the practice of constitutionalism. In every constitutional democracy, the judiciary is one of the major pillars that sustain its principles and tenets.

Our reporter examines how the judiciary determined election petitions and. CHAPTER FOUR Democracy in Pre-colonial and Post-colonial Africa CHAPTER FIVE Ethnicity, Religion, the Judiciary and Liberal Democracy in a Multi-ethnic Society CHAPTER SIX Godfatherism, Privatisation of the State and Diminution of Political Space.

THE ROLE OF THE JUDICIARY IN NIGERIA'S ELECTORAL SYSTEM* Article (PDF Available) April role of the judiciary in any society whe re democracy is practiced. In this pape r. prospects of Nigerian democracy.

While it remains true that Nigeria is governed by democratically elected leaders at the federal and state levels, Nigeria is yet to institutionalise democracy after a century of existence as a political entity.

The paper discusses some of the impediments to the institutionalisation of democracy in Nigeria after more. A new constitutional democracy was established in Nigeria on 29 May This Fourth Republic was founded upon the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) which unshackled the judiciary from the bondage of military : Osahon O.

Guobadia. Independence of the judiciary is being clamoured for in some quarters, but no one is talking about enacting a new constitution. Some also claim the unripeness of Nigeria for democracy.

Democracy at Media, judiciary and government in the Nigerian law books about the recruitment, promotion and discipline of judicial officers. as the Chief Justice of Nigeria and head of Author: Rapheal. In political science, the ‘trias politica’ model for the governance of the state, popularised in modern democracy recognises the separation of powers, the division of state powers into three branches – legislature, executive and the judiciary.

The idea contrasts with the fusion of powers in the parliamentary system, where the executive and legislative branches overlap. THE PROBLEMS FACING THE NIGERIA JUDICIARY SYSTEM THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM IN NIGERIA Nigeria operates a federal political structure under the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, The Federation consists of 36 (thirty six) States and a.

In a series of essays, experts examine the historical basis of our Laws; the role of the Judiciary (state and Federal); the relevance of various Supreme Court Decision (Marbury V. Madison), Dredd Scott V. Sanford; Brown v. Kansas City, and the evolution of the Constitution/5(4).

The Fourth Republic is the current republican government of it has governed the country according to the fourth republican was in many ways a revival of the Second Republic, which was in place between and and suffers many of the same problems, such as multiple ministries which made policy planning difficult [citation needed].

A must read for anyone interested in comparative politics, African politics, women and politics, or judicial politics."—Sally J. Kenney, Newcomb College. Table of Contents.

Foreword Judge Mabel Agyemang 1. Gender and the Judiciary in Africa-An Introduction Josephine Dawuni 2. Egypt: The Lingering Battle for Female Judgeship Mahmoud Hamad 3. In Nigeria, the Judiciary though often succumbing to manipulations, has fought a good fight both to survive as an estate of the realm and to remain the last hope of.

A moribund judiciary organ is not healthy for the development of democracy in Nigeria. This is a country where there are cracks in most of the sectors.

Nigeria is a democratic nation; therefore for democracy to drive well there must be an independent judiciary. There is a close relationship between judiciary and democracy.Timely and relevant in this era in which governmental accountability and transparency are essential to the consolidation of democracy in Africa and when women are accessing significant leadership positions across the continent, this book considers the substantive and symbolic representation of women’s interests by women judges and the wider implications of their presence for changing institutional Format: Paperback.The judiciary and representative government in Nigeria: a study in political behaviour / Ibiba Sasime The military and the search for democracy in Nigeria: reflections on the transition agenda, / .