The state does not exist in a vacuum. It is a means to an end.The actualization of the objectives of state fulfils the end for which it was created. The realization of these objectives is predicated on the statutory and strategic institutions of the state. This understanding presents a complex network of the state, government and its institutions. Inherent in this complexity are sophisticated manners of interplay, transactions and relationships. This book THE NIGERIAN STATE AND INSTITUTIONS: Nature and Basics, is a painstaking scholarly attempt at illuminating various concepts, paradigms, issues and manners of interactions and bureaucratic idiosyncrasies towards an adequate understanding of the process of government. It is highly recommended for administrators, political office holders, and organizational managers, both in the private and public sectors. It is also highly recommended for students of social sciences, and management sciences such as Political Science, Public Administration, Sociology, Psychology, Accounting, Business Administration, Banking and Finance; Law; and Philosophy amongst others.