Impact of Political Affiliation on Bank Profitability in Nigeria

21 Pages Posted: 3 Dec 2008

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Date Written: December 2, 2008


To improve the understanding of bank profitability in Nigeria, this study sought to econometrically analyze the relationship between political affiliation and bank profitability. Using a panel data set comprising 115 observations of 14 unique banks over the last democratic dispensation (1999-2007), regression results reveal that political affiliation has a positive albeit insignificant impact on bank profitability in Nigeria. Therefore, in order to maximize profitability, managements and shareholders of banks in Nigeria may wish to consider the political affiliation strategy.

Keywords: Banking, Profitability, Political Affiliation, Nigeria

JEL Classification: C33, G21

Suggested Citation

Aburime, Toni, Impact of Political Affiliation on Bank Profitability in Nigeria (December 2, 2008). Available at SSRN: or

Toni Aburime (Contact Author)

Deakin University ( email )

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