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Politics of Nigeria

In Nigeria, the type of government is a Federal presidential republic. In Nigeria, the legislative power is vested in a National Assembly. The head of the government is Muhammadu Buhari. The governmental structure of a country determines the manner in which laws are written, approved, and interpreted. Government type determines the manner in which elections are held as well as the country's system of policing its citizens. The term of office of the head of state in Nigeria lasts until 1 January 2019. The length of a head of state's term has a direct effect on the power and influence of the executive position. A longer term of office provides the head of state with increased authority. The term of office of the head of state in Nigeria lasts until 01/01/2019. The length of a head of state's term has a direct effect on the power and influence of the executive position. A longer term of office provides the head of state with increased authority. The Global Peace Index (GPI) for Nigeria is 2.91. The strength of legal rights index for Nigeria is 6. Overall, it is considered to be rather adequate - bancrupcy and collateral laws are able to protect the rights of borrowers and lenders at least decently; credit information is msotly sufficient and generally available. In 2013, Nigeria received 1915.8 million USD in foreign aid. In 2014, the foreign aid amounted to 1768.5 USD.

Government

In Nigeria, the head of the government is Muhammadu Buhari. The government system of Nigeria is a Federal presidential republic. In Nigeria, the legislative power is vested in a National Assembly; this is a Unicameral legislative body, and therefore a Unicameral National Assembly. According to the World Bank Group, the government effectiveness index of Nigeria is -1.19. This indicates that the government of Nigeria is ineffective. Public and civil services are severely handicapped, leading to potential for social and political upheaval.

Unions and alliances

This section deals with a list of unions Nigeria is a member of.

Nigeria is a member of the United Nations (UN). Nigeria is a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Nigeria is a member of the International Monetery Fun (IMF). To read more about when Nigeria became a member of these unions and what additional political unions and alliances Nigeria is part of, click on Nigeria membership in international unions.

Freedom in Nigeria

With regard to political and civil freedoms, Nigeria is 2. Citizens in Nigeria experience partial freedom. While the majority of citizens are able to exercise their free will to a certain extent in Nigeria, some political engagement may be limited and certain population groups may be excluded from certain freedoms or expressions. To read more about freedom level in Nigeria click on Freedom in Nigeria.