AN ASSESSMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE IN NIGERIA (1999-2015)

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TABLE OF CONTENT

Acknowledgement Dedication Abstract

CHAPTER ONE

Introduction

  1. Background of the study                                                                                        1-4
    1. Good governance
    1. Security
    1. Human right
    1. Infrastructure
  1. Statement of the problem                                                                                       4
    1. Objectives of the study                                                                                           4-5
    1. Research question                                                                                                  5
    1. Significance of the study                                                                                         5
    1. Scope of the study                                                                                                   6
    1. Limitation of the study                                                                                             6
    1. Clarification of terms                                                                                               6-7

Reference                                                                                                                8

CHAPTER TWO

Reference                                                                                                                 29-30

CHAPTER THREE

  • Economic development                                                                                          31-34
  • Development and environmental economics                                                     34-35
  • Characteristics of developed economy                                                                35-37
  • Distinction between developed and undeveloped economics                         37-40
  • Economic factors and non-economic factor                                                        40-43
  • The determinants of economic developments                                                    43-44

Reference                                                                                                                 45

CHAPTER FOUR

  • Democratic Governance in Nigeria                                                                       46
  • Leadership Challenges                                                                                          46-48
  • Corruption                                                                                                                 48-49
  • Human Rights                                                                                                          49
  • Extra Judicial killings                                                                                              49-50
  • Civil strife                                                                                                                   50
  • Electoral Reforms                                                                                                    51-53
  • The challenges of good Governance                                                                   54-56

Reference                                                                                                                 56-58

CHAPTER FIVE

5.0Introduction59
5.1Summary`59
  • Findings                                                                                                                    59
    • Recommendation                                                                                                    60
    • Conclusion                                                                                                                61

Bibliography                                                                                                                         62-65

  1. INTRODUCTION
  1. BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY

Nigeria is a unit of analysis in the consideration of good governance and socio-economic development. Before 1914 there was no geographical entity called Nigeria. Different cartographers and travelers qualified what is now known as Nigeria as guinea coast, Slave Coast, Niger empire, Niger, Sudan and Nigeria. The name Nigeria itself was derived from river Niger and was suggested by Flora Shaw who was the wife of Lord Lugard. This name appeared in the London time‟s issues of January 8, 1879. Other arguments arose later. The British government‟s desire to establish her hegemony on Nigeria took a gradual process. Lagos in consonance with Berlin conference of 1885. However, two major socio-economic factors were responsible for the amalgamation of Nigeria: the first being was that of administrative system based on indirect rule which had been successfully established in northern Nigeria. The British government attached much value to the system particularly as it provided an ideal and economic means of governing the masses with little disruption to their traditional socio-political institution. The second is that Nigeria had virtually no resources to rely on; it depended for survival on substantial grants-in-aid contribution from the British government and from southern Nigeria. It was in the process that Nigeria came into being through the administration of the British government.

Economic development is the development of economic wealth of countries, regions and communities for the well being of their inhabitants. From policy perspectives, economic development can be defined as efforts that seek to improve the economic well being and equality of life by creating and retaining jobs and Supporting or growing incomes and the tax base. Nigeria‟s democracy is truly at a crossroads, although there has been much progress in the year since the 1999 political transition, there are also deep seated problem of structure, institutional weakness performance that are jeopardizing the democratic experiment and the nation quest for national integration (Paul,2008) Nigeria‟s political class is fragmented, its institution largely feeble or dysfunctional, public goods are lacking, the vast majority of the people is
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AN ASSESSMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE IN NIGERIA (1999-2015)