The Doctrine of Separation of Powers under the Nigerian Constitution: A Critical Overview

11 Pages Posted: 7 Sep 2012

Date Written: September 6, 2009

Abstract

A complete separation of powers is neither practicable nor desirable for effective government. This essay argues that a watertight separation of powers is impracticable under the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria. In so doing, the paper is divided into three distinct but related segments. The first segment is made up of the meaning and nature of separation of powers. Whereas the second segment focuses on the factors that limit the strict application of the doctrine; the last segment is the conclusion.

Keywords: Separation of Powers, Government, Nigeria, Constitution

Suggested Citation

Duru, Onyekachi, The Doctrine of Separation of Powers under the Nigerian Constitution: A Critical Overview (September 6, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2142933 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2142933

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