After more than 15 years of unbroken military rule, Nigeria returned to democracy with the conduct of military regime supervised multi-party elections in 1999. Since the inauguration of the 4th Republic on the 29th of may 1999, Nigeria has enjoyed over 21 years of unbroken civil rule and democracy. During this period, the country has conducted five successive post inauguration general elections, leading to the change of successive governments through elections that are largely adjudged to be getting better on the strength of electoral reforms, including the replacement of a hitherto ruling party by an opposition.
Documented is the overview of democracy and governance in Nigeria, key findings and recommendations.
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