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Politics in 1990's Nigeria
Transcript of Politics in 1990's Nigeria
Politics in Nigeria
Gained independence from Britain in 1960
Deemed democratic system
Parties were ethnic and religious
General and Nigerian military dictator
1993 - 98
Ceased power and promised a better country
Human Rights Abuses & Corruption
Jailed others for treason
Its said that £5 billion from the country went to him and his family - only £1.2billion was returned
Make laws to ban other political parties
During the election in 1998, that Abacha had secured himself to win, he died of a heart attack.
He was with two prostitutes imported from Dubai - its said that they laced his drink with poison.
After 7 military regimes...
National, state and local tiers
President Goodluck Jonathan
- Peoples Democratic Party
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"NIGERIA: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE." Embassy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria -. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Sept. 2013. <http://www.nigeriaembassyusa.org/index.php?page=nigeria-past-present-and-future>.