POL317 - Government and Politics of Nigeria

2 Unit(s)

POL316 Nigerian Legislature in Comparative Perspective (2 units/Elective) The focus will be on the nature of the legislature in Nigeria’s various republics. Topics will include size of legislators; the composition of the legislature and which parties are in the majority/minority; nature of leadership and minority/majority politics. The course will also discuss the nature of bills passed and how these relate pressing needs such as infrastructure, poverty and health and educational needs. Course exposes students to the general politics, economic and social frameworks within which Nigerian politics and governmental institutions develop and function, treated within a historical perspective.