Nigeria

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Politics of Nigeria

Nigeria is a federal republic modeled after the United States, with executive power exercised by the president. The government of Nigeria is also influenced by the Westminster System model in the composition and management of the upper and lower houses of a bicameral legislature.

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Administrative structure of Nigeria

Nigeria is divided into thirty-six states and one Federal Capital Territory, which are further sub-divided into 774 Local Government Areas (LGAs). The plethora of states, of which there were only three at independence, reflect the country's tumultuous history and the difficulties of managing such a heterogeneous national entity at all levels of government.

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Health in Nigeria

Health care provision in Nigeria is a concurrent responsibility of the three tiers of government in the country.Private providers of health care have a visible role to play in health care delivery.