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British influence and control over what would become Nigeria and Africa's most populous country grew through the 19th century. A series of constitutions after World War II granted Nigeria greater autonomy. After independence in 1960, politics were marked by coups and mostly military rule, until the death of a military head of state in 1998 allowed for a political transition. In 1999, a new constitution was adopted and a peaceful transition to civilian government was completed. The government continues to face the daunting task of institutionalizing democracy and reforming a petroleum-based economy, whose revenues have been squandered through corruption and mismanagement. In addition, Nigeria continues to experience longstanding ethnic and religious tensions. Although both the 2003 and 2007 presidential elections were marred by significant irregularities and violence, Nigeria is currently experiencing its longest period of civilian rule since independence. The general elections of April 2007 marked the first civilian-to-civilian transfer of power in the country's history and the elections of 2011 were generally regarded as credible. The 2015 election is considered the most well run in Nigeria since the return to civilian rule, with the umbrella opposition party, the All Progressives Congress, defeating the long-ruling People's Democratic Party that had governed since 1999.

Nigeria is a federal presidential republic.

Source: CIA World Factbook

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An Act to establish the Nigerian Ports Authority with the functions of providing and operating necessary facilities in ports and maintaining, improving and regulating the use of the ports; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Nigeria, Africa, Western Africa

This Act provides for the establishment of the Nigerian Ports Authority, defines its functions, powers and liabilities and regulates its internal organization and financial matters. The Act further provides for matters relating to port operations such as pilotage and for the compulsory acquisition of land by the Authority and related matters.The Act consists of 128 sections divided into 15 Parts. It is completed by three Schedules.The Nigerian Ports Authority is established under section 1 as a body corporate. The Authority shall be managed by a Governing Board established under section 2.

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An Act to establish a National Agricultural Land Development Authority to provide, among other things, strategic public support for land development.

Nigeria, Africa, Western Africa

There is hereby established in the Presidency an authority to be known as the National Agricultural Land Development Authority which shall be a body corporate. The management of the Authority established by section 1 of this Decree shall be vested in a Governing Board.

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