Editorial: Restructuring Nigeria, True Federalism or a Journey towards Confederacy?

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This  maiden  editorial  of  the  Carnelian  Journal  of  Law  and  Politics examines  a  vital  question that  is essential  to the  Nigerian polity.  There have been  many  commentaries on the  imperfect  federalism practiced  in Nigeria,  which  is  the  consequence  of  the  foundational  problems  with  the Constitution  of  the  Federal  Republic  of  Nigeria,  1999.  Despite  the attempt  of  the  constitution  to  make  evident  the  reflection  of  a  federal character,  yet  ghosts  from  1966  haunt  Nigeria’s  federal  status,  and  in fact,  the  integrity  of  its  statehood.  The  fabric  of  Nigeria’s  statehood  is ripping  at  the  hems  because  of  its  outmoded  power  structure.  On  the 24th  of  May  1966,  when  General  Aguiyi  Ironsi  issued  Decree  34  that made  Nigeria  a  unitary  state, 1the  motion  was  set  for  the  fragility  of  the Nigerian  polity.  Before  the  coming  into  existence  of  Aguiyi’s  Decree  34, political  power  in  Nigeria  was  resident  in  the  regional  system  through which the  country  was governed. 

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APA

Carnelian Journal of Law and Politics, C (2020). Editorial: Restructuring Nigeria, True Federalism or a Journey towards Confederacy?. Afribary.com: Retrieved January 22, 2021, from https://afribary.com/works/editorial-restructuring-nigeria-true-federalism-or-a-journey-towards-confederacy

MLA 8th

CJLP, Carnelian Journal of Law and Politics. "Editorial: Restructuring Nigeria, True Federalism or a Journey towards Confederacy?" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 13 Dec. 2020, https://afribary.com/works/editorial-restructuring-nigeria-true-federalism-or-a-journey-towards-confederacy . Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

MLA7

CJLP, Carnelian Journal of Law and Politics. "Editorial: Restructuring Nigeria, True Federalism or a Journey towards Confederacy?". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 13 Dec. 2020. Web. 22 Jan. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/editorial-restructuring-nigeria-true-federalism-or-a-journey-towards-confederacy >.

Chicago

CJLP, Carnelian Journal of Law and Politics. "Editorial: Restructuring Nigeria, True Federalism or a Journey towards Confederacy?" Afribary.com (2020). Accessed January 22, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/editorial-restructuring-nigeria-true-federalism-or-a-journey-towards-confederacy