Question 1 Report
The Second Republic in Nigeria refers to
The Second Republic in Nigeria refers to the period between 1979 and 1983. This was a time when Nigeria transitioned from military rule to civilian rule, following the overthrow of General Yakubu Gowon in 1975 and the subsequent regimes of General Murtala Mohammed and General Olusegun Obasanjo. The Second Republic was characterized by a presidential system of government, with Alhaji Shehu Shagari serving as the first executive president of Nigeria. The period was marked by political and economic challenges, including corruption, inflation, and a declining economy, which ultimately led to the military coup of December 1983.