Account for the Variables Which Precipetated the Collapse of the First Republic (1960 - 1966) Evaluate the Presence of Those Variables in the Present Democratic Dispensation and State the Consequences

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TOPIC:

ACCOUNT FOR THE VARIABLES WHICH PRECIPETATED THE COLLAPSE OF THE FIRST REPUBLIC (1960 - 1966)
EVALUATE THE PRESENCE OF THOSE VARIABLES
IN THE PRESENT DEMOCRATIC DISPENSATION
AND STATE THE CONSEQUENCES

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MKPA, PRINCE IYANAM
PRGM: M.Sc PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
REG NO. 10/PG/SS/PA/001
DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE
AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
UNIVERSITY OF UYO

SUBMITTED TO

DR. FRAK, O. E.
COURSE LECTURER
DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE
AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
UNIVERSITY OF UYO, UYO.

IN PARTIAL FULFILMENT OF THE COURSE REQUIREMENT:
NIGERIA GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS (POL 618)
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THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK In an attempt to analyze and also understand the political set up of the first republic and the precipitating variables that eventually led to its collapse, the theory of prebendalism or prebendal politics will serve as a guide. The theory of prebendalism is said to be associated with the works of the German scholar and

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