The Jonathan administration in Nigeria: A postmortem study and lessons for dictators in Africa
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The general objective of this paper is to conduct a post-mortem study of the Jonathan administration in Nigeria. The specific objective is to identify the aspects of the administration that facilitated the progress of democracy in the country (at this period). The study is significant because, the evidence of democratic progress in Nigeria, the most populous nation in Africa, would send strong signals (profound evidence) to despots in weak African democracies that after all, there are sound alternatives to despotic and malevolent governance-tendencies in such problematic polities. In such countries, coup plotting and other undemocratic practices are still highly attractive and the need for deterrence arises.
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