African Journal of
Political Science and International Relations

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Pol. Sci. Int. Relat.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0832
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPSIR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 382

Full Length Research Paper

Nigerian morbid federalism and demand for political restructuring

ABADA Ifeanyichukwu Michael
  • ABADA Ifeanyichukwu Michael
  • Department of Political Science, Faculty of the Social Sciences, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria.
  • Google Scholar
OKAFOR Nneka Ifeoma
  • OKAFOR Nneka Ifeoma
  • Department of Philosophy, Faculty of the Social Sciences, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria.
  • Google Scholar
Tr. OMEH Paul Hezekiah
  • Tr. OMEH Paul Hezekiah
  • Department of Political Science, Faculty of the Social Sciences, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria.
  • Google Scholar

  •  Received: 05 December 2019
  •  Accepted: 27 January 2020
  •  Published: 31 March 2020


Abada IM, Okafor NI, Udeogu CU (2018). "Predatory state-ethno regional relations, parasitic oligarchic class and the restructuring question in Nigeria: How ethical". International Journal of Social Sciences 3(3):1573-1593.


Abubakar BA (2014). "Education and sustainable national development in Nigeria: Challenges and way forward". International Journal of Social and Humanistic Sciences 19:25-37.


Abutudu M (2010). "Federalism, political restructuring and the lingering national question" In: S. Adejumobi (ed), Governance and Politics in Post-Military Nigeria. New York: Palgrave Mac Millan.


Agagu AA (2008). The Nigerian state and the dilemma of citizenship: Issues and challenges. Ibadan: Johnmof Printers Limited.


Ake C (1981). Political economy of Africa. London: Longman Publishers.


Ake C (1985). "The Nigerian state antinomies of periphery formation", in C. Ake (ed), Political Economy of Nigeria. London: Longman.


Akinbade JA (2012). Government explained. Lagos: Macak Book Ventures.


Alavi H (1975). In the post-colonial societies: India and Pakistan. London: Longman.


Alli WO (2003). "The development of federalism in Nigeria: A historical perspective" In: A. T. Gana & S. G. Egwu (ed), Federalism in Africa: framing the national question. Eritrea: Africa World Press Inc.


Amuwo K, Agbaje A, Suberu R, Herault G (2016). Federalism and political restructuring in Nigeria. Ibadan: Spectrum Books Limited.


Bello K (2018). "Nigeria: To be restructure or not to be restructure", Paper presented at the first seminar of the department of political Science, Federal University, Gashua, Yobe State, Nigeria.


Chujor FO (2017). "Fiscal federalism and the question of development in Nigeria". Journal of Political Science and Leadership Research 3(2).


Crowther M (1973). West Africa under colonial rule. London: Faber and Faber.


Gana AT, Egwu SG (2003). Federalism in Africa: Framing the National Question. Eritrea: Africa World Press Inc.


Ifesinachi K (2006). "Federalism in Nigeria today", In: F. E. Onah (ed), Fiscal federalism in Nigeria. Nsukka: Great AP Express Publishers Ltd.


Ikejiani-Clark M (1991). "Main features of the Nigerian political system since Independence", Paper Presented to Nigerian Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, March 4.


Marx K (1867). Das kapital. London: Allen and Unwin. 



Marx K (1968). Capital: A critique of political economy. New York: Random House Inc .


Ofoegbu GAI (1999). Modern government for senior secondary schools in West Africa. Onitsha: Mass Founder Publication Ltd.


Omitola B (2016). "The Politics of fiscal federalism and the challenges of development in Nigeria", International Journal of Development and Sustainability 2(2):8.


Osegue C, Madueze MHC, Nwokike CE (2016). "The Nigerian state and quest for restructuring: Implication for democratic consolidation". American Based Research Journal 5(2).


Oyediran O, Nwosu H, Takaya B, Anifowoshe R, Badejo F, Ogboghodo G, Agbaje A (2007). New approach government. Ikeja: Longman Nigeria Plc.


Ugwuada OK (2000). "The Nigeria federalism and demand for a sovereign national conference", Unpublished B.Sc Project Submitted to the Department of Political Science, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.


Wheare KC (1963). Federalism. London: Long University Press.