The Route to Power in Nigeria

A Dynamic Engagement Option for Current and Aspiring Leaders

  • Authors
  • M. J. Balogun

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Conceptual Framework

  3. The Nigerian Environment

  4. Factors in the Rise and Fall of Leaders

  5. Lessons for Current and Aspiring Leaders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 241-264

About this book


Proceeding from a longitudinal analysis of Nigeria s governorship history, The Route to Power in Nigeria shows how personalities have for the most part overwhelmed institutions, to the detriment of the country s democratic consolidation. While it is customary to hold leaders solely responsible for the predicament of Nigeria s governorship, M.J. Balogun argues they could not have accomplished the task entirely by themselves. Here we see how the "silent majority", individuals who exploit weaknesses in the system, and those who have lost hope of casting votes in free elections play important roles in subverting the democratic system in Nigeria.


Civil society development environment governance Institution management

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