Nigerian Politics and Politics in Nigeria: A Contemplation of Islamic Political Thought in Nigeria

  • Ibrahim Suberu Department of Religious and Cultural Studies, Faculty of Humanities, University of Port Harcourt
  • Sherif Yusuf Department of Religions, Faculty of Arts, University of Ilorin
Keywords: Islam, Politics, Political Thought, Nigerian, Government, Governance

Abstract

Democracy in Nigeria is characterised by corruption, irregularities and injustice. The level of political hostility in the country has resulted in loss of lives and properties and as a result, there have been hindrances to peace and national development to prevail in Nigeria. Hence, the ugly political developments have generated a lot of concerns and questions such as what are the causes of the political unrest in Nigeria? Is democracy really paying off as a political system in Nigeria?  What has been the result of democracy in Nigeria?  Can there be a better political system in Nigeria? If so, can Islamic political system fulfil the longing of Nigerians? Answers to these questions shall form the body of this research. The research discovers the absence of fairness in the electoral process and bad governance in Nigeria. This research reveals the flaws in effectiveness of democracy as a system of government in Nigeria. It proposes adopting an alternative model of governance. Lastly, this research contemplates the Islamic political model for a better Nigeria.

Author Biography

Sherif Yusuf, Department of Religions, Faculty of Arts, University of Ilorin

 Ph.D Student, in the Department of Religions, Faculty of Arts, University of Ilorin.

Published
2020-12-26
How to Cite
Suberu, I., & Yusuf, S. (2020). Nigerian Politics and Politics in Nigeria: A Contemplation of Islamic Political Thought in Nigeria . Al-Milal: Journal of Religion and Thought, 2(2), 17-30. https://doi.org/10.46600/almilal.v2i2.73
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