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Exploring the Nigerian Central Legislative Institution

  • Joseph Yinka Fashagba
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Part of the Advances in African Economic, Social and Political Development book series (AAESPD)

Abstract

The legislative institution in Nigeria had at different times suffered series of abrogation as a result of military intervention in politics. The legislature, as a political institution, was one of the foremost political institutions of governance established in the early days of Colonial administration in Nigeria.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph Yinka Fashagba
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  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceFederal University LokojaLokojaNigeria

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