Babangida Rules: The Prolonged Transition from Military to Civilian Government

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This paper was written at the midway point in the governing of Nigeria by a paradoxical individual, Ibrahim Babangida. It should provoke further studies of his 8-year rule, 1985-1993, that seemed transformative during much of this period but ended in disarray and disappointment. The ideological orientation of the Nigerian economy; the selective adherence to constitutional principles; the blending of military and civil institutions; and the attempted imposition of a two political parties are features of an innovative system that eventually succumbed to opportunism.

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