Legislative-Executive Corruption and Good Governance in Nigeria: Insights from Buhari’s Administration in the Fourth Republic

  • Samuel Chukwudi AgunyaiEmail author
  • Kayode Wakili Olawoyin
Part of the Advances in African Economic, Social and Political Development book series (AAESPD)


Evidence abounds that corruption is the bane of legislative-executive conflict, which in turn has had an adverse effect on good governance in Nigeria’s Fourth Republic (Momodu and Matudi 2013; Fatile and Adejuwon 2016). In the literature, researchers have considered the consistency and prevalence of corruption among parliamentarians as a major problem confronting Nigeria (Akomolede 2012; Oni 2013; Onuigbo 2015). However, most of the literature dwells essentially on the antics, methods of exhibiting corrupt practices among members of the parliament. This has created some limitations in addressing the implications of legislative-executive corruption on good governance. Nevertheless, few studies have pointed out the roles of the legislature and the executive in enhancing good governance (Fashagba 2012; Momodu 2012; Tom and Attai 2014).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Samuel Chukwudi Agunyai
    • 1
    Email author
  • Kayode Wakili Olawoyin
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceObafemi Awolowo UniversityIle-IfeNigeria
  2. 2.Department of Local Government StudiesObafemi Awolowo UniversityIle-IfeNigeria

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