The role of traditional rulers in elective politics in Nigeria

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African Studies Program, Indiana University , Bloomington, Ind
Tribal government -- Nigeria., Nigeria -- Politics and govern


Nigeria, Nig

Statementby Wm. Cyrus Reed.
ContributionsIndiana University, Bloomington. African Studies Program.
LC ClassificationsJQ3082 .R43 1982
The Physical Object
Pagination42 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2915961M
ISBN 100941934411
LC Control Number84147955

THE ROLE OF TRADITIONAL RULERS: NIGERIA’S EMIRS AND CHIEFS IN CONFLICT MANAGEMENT SINCE Emirs and Chiefs, who are the traditional rulers in Nigeria, were stripped of most their interventionist powers in leadership and governance by the Local Government Reforms.

Role of traditional rulers before Nigeria was created in A pin-point determination of the exact origin of traditional institutions in Nigeria remains an elusive quest.

the Nigerian people had their own system of government. The traditional rulers which includes the chiefs and those who helped to rule in traditional society were the leaders of the people.

They controlled society in terms of government, religion, education, external affairs and often also the economy. Traditional rulers in Nigeria.

The traditional rules are known as chiefs or kings of independent communities or states existed before the formation of modern Nigeria. Officially they do not have formal political power, but still, the traditional rulers have considerable influence and respect of their people.

12 Functions of Traditional Rulers in Nigeria Community. Factors Responsible For The Waning Influence Of Traditional Rulers In Nigeria. There is no doubt that traditional rulers in Nigeria have gradually witnessed the erosion of their powers, from depending upon British colonial administration to dependence upon elected politicians.

Roles of Traditional Rulers in Security Administration in Nigeria. Traditional rulers hold the key to the success or failure in security administration in Nigeria because they operate at the grassroots of the society and interact closely with people in their daily activities consequent upon.

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traditional roles as in case of Yoruba Kingdom earlier mentioned. Generally speaking, and from contemporary perspectives in Nigeria, it would appear that women had never been influential in the realm of Nigerian politics.

In the past, and even in the presentFile Size: 77KB. The traditional rulers serve as linkage or "brokering" between grassroots and the government,extension of national identity through the conferral of traditional titles, low-level conflict.

The Role of Traditional Rulers in Conflict Prevention and Mediation in Nigeria: Interim Report 1 1. Introduction: background to the study Background Nigeria is a large and populous West African nation with a complex history of pre-colonial polities, a system.

THE ROLES OF TRADITIONAL RULERS IN NIGERIA From the point of view of the definition of a traditional ruler, as defined by the government, their functions have diminished from having legislative, judicial and executive powers in its day to day affairs to a mere advisory status and as custodians of culture and tradition at theFile Size: 1MB.

THE ROLE OF TRADITIONAL RULERS IN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (A CASE STUDY OF UMUNYA, ANAMBRA STATE) INTRODUCTION. The traditional ruler ship in the early era of Nigeria community which keep to the laws and norms of the society and the governance of the traditional rulers created mutual relationship between the citizen and the leaders.

Since the traditional rulers are the ones at the grassroots, positively engaging them is a straight way to bring government to the people, and a transition to a more peaceful and meaningful life in. The participation in party politics by traditional rulers in this country has never been new.

One traditional ruler, however, deserves a special mention for his role in party politics in Nigeria. Nigerian traditional rulers often derive their titles from the rulers of independent states or communities that existed before the formation of modern Nigeria.

Although they do not have formal political power, in many cases they continue to command respect from their people and have considerable influence. Thus assigning a constitutional role to traditional ruler in Nigeria's democratic political process would not in any way contribute to the development of the localities.

It would, instead. Traditional institutions today rulers promote peace, foster cohesion and contribute to the political system of governance. Among other interventions, traditional rulers provided leadership in ensuring that societies utilized available land to increase agricultural output and enhance food security so as to alleviate the challenges of poverty.

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During the pre-colonial era, traditional rulers occupied crucial positions of authority in Nigeria and many African Kingdoms. They were highly revered and believed to be representatives of the gods. third and fourth sections are devoted to discussing the roles of religion in politics and the politicization of religion before and after independence.

The Nigerian state, politics and the secular debate forms section five and the sixth section focuses on some facts emanating from the Nigerian Size: 52KB.

The Assessment of the Role of Traditional Rulers in the Political Arena of the Second Republic of Nigeria Adviser: Dr. Jones Thesis dated April 6, The primary intent of this thesis is to assess what role the traditional rulers will play in the new federal plan of the government of Nigeria.

Nigeria has been recording low participation of women in both elective and appointive positions. This is a growing concern to many Nigerians.

However, concerted efforts have been made by government and non-governmental organizations to increase the level of participation of women in politics in line with the declaration made at theFile Size: KB. Gender and political participation in Nigeria: a cultural perspective men traditional rulers in pre-colonial Nigeria).

while leadership had played tremendous role in the socio-political.

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Despite the many setbacks, the respect for the traditional institution in Nigeria since Independence has grown steadily, particularly among the political elite. Rulers of Nigeria: The 10 most powerful persons in Buhari’s govt Apart from the traditional roles of a Chief of Staff, Buhari made it mandatory that ministers must go.

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Chiefs and other traditional leaders embody deep cultural values and practices, e.g. the cult of ancestors, fertility of the land, taboos, festivals etc. • Political representation of the community and community identity. This role has led to the frequent involvement of chiefs in party politics, either asFile Size: 61KB.

The Paradox of Traditional Chiefs in Democratic Africa shows that unelected traditional leaders can facilitate democratic responsiveness. Ironically, chiefs' undemocratic character gives them a capacity to organize responses to rural problems that elected politicians and state institutions lack.

Bluwey in a paper titled the "Role of Traditional Rulers in the District Assembly System of Local Government", called it a policy of political exclusion where "all the deliberative, legislative and executive organs of state from the village to the town level are composed of secular functionaries to the near exclusion of traditional rulers".

General of the Nigeria Customs Service. The traditional ruler of Oko in Orumba North Local Government Area of Anambra State, Obi Prof. Joseph Chike Edozien, is a professor of Nutrition at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, from whatever way examined traditional rulers File Size: 54KB.Assessment of Traditional Institutions and Socio Economic Development of Benin City - Nigerian Traditional Institutions and Social Economic Development - Adeola Ajayi - Research Paper (undergraduate) - Organisation and administration - Miscellaneous - Publish your bachelor's or master's thesis, dissertation, term paper or essay.

TRADITIONAL rulers from across the country under the aegis of Association of Christian Traditional Rulers of Nigeria (AOCTRON) and led by the Osile Oke-Ona Egba, Oba Adedapo Tejuoso,on January