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  • Volume 2016

    Socio-Political Reform and Entity Identity: Nigeria Struggles Towards Stability
    (International Journal of Law and Peace Works)

    Vol. 1, Issue 1, PP. 1-10, April 2016

    Keywords: Nigeria, Federalism, Political, NPRC, Constitution

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    Nigeria is in a crucial transition. This is particularly in its economic, social and political areas. The blame for the country’s woes is sometimes put on the military. Nevertheless, the present civilian era seem to bring certain newness; the realization by the people of their own potentials and rights (in particular). The cumulative events of the past and bottled-up bitterness now find expression in democratic governance. The National Political Reform Conference (NPRC) of 2005 and Sovereign National Conference (SNC) 2014 organized by the respective governments of former presidents, Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan to address all forms of unfairness turned out to be the stage where the country’s weaknesses are exposed and in the midst of a US-released report on the country’s imminent break-up in the next few years[1]and the scourge of terrorism from Boko Haram ravaging the North-East of the country.  Within a conglomerate of political, economic and social problems, the country took the challenge as it confronts its own future at the 2014 Sovereign National Conference in a bid to bring permanent stability to the nation.[2] This paper takes a look at the NPRC 2005, examines its discourses and its implications to further conference discourse and the stability of the Nigerian nation.




    Olayinka Kehinde Binuomoyo completed did his his MSc in economics at the Lagos State University, Ojo, Nigeria in 2015. Olayinka has varied experiences including in the banking sector and research area. He presently works with Stanbic IBTC Bank, Nigeria. His research interest includes pensions and CSR in developing countries as well as studies within the field of development. Mr Binuomoyo is a member of the Institute of Chartered Economists of Nigeria (ICEN), Society for International Development (SID) and International Association of Risk and Compliance Professional (IARCP). He has written in a number of journals and books.Corresponding address:

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    Olayinka Kehinde Binuomoyo, "Socio-Political Reform and Entity Identity: Nigeria’s Struggles Towards Stability" International Journal of Law and Peace Works, Vol. 1, Issue 1, PP. 1-10, April 2016.  


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