MILITARY RULE

STRUCTURE OF THE MILITARY
1) President and Head of State as one office
2) National Council of Ministers
3) State Military administrators
4) State Executive council
5) Armed Forces Ruling Council (the highest military body)

FEATURES OF MILITARY RULE
1) Dictatorship
2) Suspension and modification of the Constitution
3) Centralize government
4) Human right abuses
5) Use of force and decrees to implement policies
6) Abolition of the legislative arm of government

REASONS FOR MILITARY INTERVENTION
1) Political and electoral chaos
2) Desire to control government
3) Absence of free and fair elections
4) Embezzlement and mismanagement of public funds
5) To stabilize the polity

GAINS OF MILITARY RULE
1) Introduction of NYSC
2) Maintenance of law and order
3) Creation of more states
4) Keeping the country together
5) Infrastructural provision especially after the civil war

FAILURES OF MILITARY RULE
1) Violation of human rights
2) Press censorship
3) Civil war
4) Dictatorship
5) Rash decisions.

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