Inter–Chamber Relations in Nigeria’s Presidential System in the Fourth Republic

  • Omololu FagbadeboEmail author
Part of the Advances in African Economic, Social and Political Development book series (AAESPD)


In recent times, some bicameral legislatures are proposing the eradication of their second chambers. In March 2017, Mauritanian president, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, announced that a referendum would take place to determine whether or not the senate would be abolished (NEWS24 2017). The constitutional amendment process, which started in 1991, reached a stalemate when a majority member of the senate voted against the proposal. In Canada, opinion polls indicated that a majority of the citizens supported either the reform or abolition of the senate (Kennedy 2015; Trimble 2014). In 2012, the Senegalese senate was abolished (Allison 2012; Magaji 2016).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Public Management, Law and EconomicsDurban University of TechnologyPietermaritzburgSouth Africa

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