THE IMPLICATION OF POLITICAL VIOLENCE ON DEMOCRATIC CONSOLIDATION IN NIGERIA A STUDY OF OLUSEGUN OBASANJO’S CIVILIAN ADMINISTRATION

THE IMPLICATION OF POLITICAL VIOLENCE ON DEMOCRATIC CONSOLIDATION IN NIGERIA A STUDY OF OLUSEGUN OBASANJO’S CIVILIAN ADMINISTRATION ABSTRACT Political violence was a recurring issue in former president Olusegun Obasanjo’s civilian administration between 1999 and 2007. This study therefore sets out to examine its implications on democratic consolidation in Nigeria. In order to do that, the …

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WORKPLACE SPIRITUALITY, WORKERS’ COMMITMENT AND PERFORMANCE IN AJAYI CROWTHER UNIVERSITY AND FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, AKURE: A COMPARATIVE STUDY

WORKPLACE SPIRITUALITY, WORKERS’ COMMITMENT AND PERFORMANCE IN AJAYI CROWTHER UNIVERSITY AND FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, AKURE: A COMPARATIVE STUDY  ABSTRACT Workplace spirituality is a new management paradigm that elicits workers’ self-imposed willingness to act and perform their task productively in an organisation due to their perception of the meaningful nature of work in an egalitarian …

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WELFARE PACKAGES AND EMPLOYEES’ SATISFACTION IN LAGOS AND OGUN STATE TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT AUTHORITIES

WELFARE PACKAGES AND EMPLOYEES’ SATISFACTION IN LAGOS AND OGUN STATE TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT AUTHORITIES  ABSTRACT The study appraised how welfare packages influences employee satisfaction in Lagos and Ogun State traffic management authorities and also identified how the provision of welfare packages to employees can be favourable to the organisation at large. The survey research design was …

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THE POLITICS OF SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT IN SELECTED LOCAL GOVERNMENTS OF OYO STATE

THE POLITICS OF SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT IN SELECTED LOCAL GOVERNMENTS OF OYO STATE  ABSTRACT This study is to examine the influence of politics on solid waste management and identify all those political issues that have affected the management of solid wastes in some chosen local governments in Oyo state between 2011 and 2016.  The objectives …

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THE GREAT GREEN WALL PROJECT, FARMERS AND HERDERS CONFLICT IN KWARA STATE, NIGERIA

THE GREAT GREEN WALL PROJECT, FARMERS AND HERDERS CONFLICT IN KWARA STATE, NIGERIA ABSTRACT Climate change has been at the heart of desertification in Sub-Saharan Africa. One of such migrant groups affected by the menace are the herdsmen who are often in constant clash with their host communities especially farmers in terms of resource use; …

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STRUCTURAL VIOLENCE IN THE NORTH CENTRAL GEO-POLITICAL ZONE OF NIGERIA: A CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION APPROACH

STRUCTURAL VIOLENCE IN THE NORTH CENTRAL GEO-POLITICAL ZONE OF NIGERIA: A CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION APPROACH ABSTRACT The dynamism of this study generally sought to understand why the Nigerian state has remained deeply divided and prone to structural violence especially in the North Central zone despite all governmental and nongovernmental efforts at ensuring stability, and fostering unity …

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WEAPONS TECHNOLOGY AND INTERNAL SECURITY PROVISIONING IN NIGERIAPh.D Thesis

WEAPONS TECHNOLOGY AND INTERNAL SECURITY PROVISIONING IN NIGERIA  ABSTRACT The re-emergence of civilian rule in Nigeria in May 1999 was accompanied by increasing internal security (IS) challenges which have been limiting internal security provisioning (ISP) in Nigeria.  Some of the IS challenges include armed robbery, kidnapping, oil bunkering, ethno-religious conflicts, and terrorism.  These crimes have …

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SMALL GOVERNMENT AND BETTER SERVICE DELIVERY IN LIBERIA: AN APPRAISAL OF THE 2008 CIVIL SERVICE REFORM

SMALL GOVERNMENT AND BETTER SERVICE DELIVERY IN LIBERIA: AN APPRAISAL OF THE 2008 CIVIL SERVICE REFORM  ABSTRACT The study appraised ways in which the 2008 Civil service Reform could lead to Small Government and Better Service Delivery in Liberia. This became necessary because of the collapsed of the merit-based system during the war that affected …

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WOMEN’S RIGHTS AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN ARMED CONFLICTS IN THE WESTERN REGION OF CÔTE D’IVOIREPh.D Thesis

WOMEN’S RIGHTS AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN ARMED CONFLICTS IN THE WESTERN REGION OF CÔTE D’IVOIRE ABSTRACT Sexual violence in war time is a grave and dehumanizing act. From ancient wars to modern conflicts, as populations suffer the pang of guns, women and other vulnerable groups endure untold additional harms. These harms include, but are not …

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THE MUSIC OF FELA ANIKULAPO KUTI, ITS THEMATIC EVOLUTION AND IMPACT AS POLITICAL PROTEST IN CONTEMPORARY AFRICAPh.D Thesis

THE MUSIC OF FELA ANIKULAPO KUTI, ITS THEMATIC EVOLUTION AND IMPACT AS POLITICAL PROTEST IN CONTEMPORARY AFRICA ABSTRACT Music constitutes one of the tools of political mobilisation globally.  However, the role of music as a tool of political protest has been relatively understudied in Nigeria. Though some scholarly works on Fela Anikulapo Kuti exist, none …

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MEDIA REPORTING, VOTING BEHAVIOUR AND LEADERSHIP ASCENDANCY DURING 2011 AND 2015 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS IN NIGERIAPh.D Thesis

Ph.D Thesis  MEDIA REPORTING, VOTING BEHAVIOUR AND LEADERSHIP ASCENDANCY DURING 2011 AND 2015 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS IN NIGERIA ABSTRACT It is globally accepted that media reporting, to a great extent, influences voters perception of given candidates for public office. The adoption of propaganda in electioneering campaigns including use of hate speeches could make or mar the …

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HUMAN CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES AND SERVICE DELIVERY IN THE NIGERIAN PUBLIC SERVICE (2003-2014)Ph.D Thesis

HUMAN CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES AND SERVICE DELIVERY IN THE NIGERIAN PUBLIC SERVICE (2003-2014) ABSTRACT Reforms in the Nigerian Public service have been targeted at addressing the challenges of ineffectiveness and inefficiency in service delivery.  As one of the measures in addressing these deficiencies, the Public Service Review Commission of 1974 recommended the creation of training …

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GLOBAL GOVERNANCE AND EMERGING TRENDS IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL SANCTIONSPh.D Thesis

GLOBAL GOVERNANCE AND EMERGING TRENDS IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL SANCTIONS ABSTRACT Global governance becomes critical in attaining world peace and security as trans-national crises become complex and challenging in the paradigm of international politics. The role of international organizations has been pivotal to combat global problems such as terrorism, deviant states …

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DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURE AND JOB PERFORMANCE OF CIVIL SERVANTS IN LAGOS AND ONDO STATES (2005-2015)Ph.D Thesis

DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURE AND JOB PERFORMANCE OF CIVIL SERVANTS IN LAGOS AND ONDO STATES (2005-2015)  ABSTRACT Discipline is inevitable in any organisation  as a way of ensuring  attainment of efficiency in service delivery. The Civil Service Rules prescribe procedures for disciplining erring Civil Servants. However, over the years there had been cases of breach  in the …

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ADMINISTRATION OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP POLICY AND EMPLOYMENT GENERATION IN SOUTH -WEST, NIGERIA (2004 -2014)Ph.D Thesis

ADMINISTRATION OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP POLICY AND EMPLOYMENT GENERATION IN SOUTH -WEST, NIGERIA (2004 -2014) ABSTRACT Unemployment is a global challenge and has continued to be unabated, particularly in Nigeria.  The rate of unemployment worldwide according to the International Labour Organization was estimated to be 5.8% and in Nigeria it was estimated to be 31.2%. The increasing …

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ORGANIZATIONAL SUPPORT, JOB COMMITMENT AND  WORK- FAMILY CONFLICT AMONG WORKING MOTHERS IN UNIVERSITIES IN LAGOS STATE

ORGANIZATIONAL SUPPORT, JOB COMMITMENT AND  WORK- FAMILY CONFLICT AMONG WORKING MOTHERS IN UNIVERSITIES IN LAGOS STATE ABSTRACT Women in many cultural settings are responsible for taking care of the children, the husband and the home.  Women were predominately housewives and men were breadwinners before the entrance of women into the labor market.  Times have changed …

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NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION OF NIGERIA AND THE CHALLENGES OF HUMAN RIGHTS PROTECTION (2011-2015)

NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION OF NIGERIA AND THE CHALLENGES OF HUMAN RIGHTS PROTECTION (2011-2015) ABSTRACT The concept of human rights is one which seems to be pertinent to almost, if not all sovereign states in the international system. Every person across the world is entitled to human rights. It has become a globally recognized and …

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MANPOWER PLANNING, WORK ENVIRONMENT AND SERVICE DELIVERY IN OGUN STATE HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT BOARD

MANPOWER PLANNING, WORK ENVIRONMENT AND SERVICE DELIVERY IN OGUN STATE HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT BOARD  ABSTRACT The problematic situation of developing societies to retain their medical personnel given their inability to institute viable manpower plan and conducive work environment that should be suitable for the fulfillment of the lofty aspirations of medical personnel is what necessitate the …

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INTERNET USE AND ACADEMIC STAFF PERFORMANCE IN BABCOCK UNIVERSITY AND OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY (2008 – 2015)

INTERNET USE AND ACADEMIC STAFF PERFORMANCE IN BABCOCK UNIVERSITY AND OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY (2008 – 2015) ABSTRACT This study is carried out to investigate the effect of internet use on performance of academic staff of Babcock University and Obafemi Awolowo University. The objectives of the study are to determine the role of internet in promoting …

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INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT) AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION IN LAGOS STATE (2007-2015)

INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT) AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION IN LAGOS STATE (2007-2015)  ABSTRACT Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is a veritable tool to support the activities of governmental institutions and agencies with the objectives of delivering effective service and information in a more convenient, citizen centre way and to curb corrupt practices. The objectives …

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ECOWAS EFFORT IN COMBATING SMALL AND LIGHT ARMS PROLIFERATION IN WEST AFRICA: CHALLENGES AND PROSPECTS

ECOWAS EFFORT IN COMBATING SMALL AND LIGHT ARMS PROLIFERATION IN WEST AFRICA: CHALLENGES AND PROSPECT ABSTRACT Illegal transfer and ownership of arms has contributed to conflict generation in West Africa. The proliferation of such weapons across West African borders without a unified restraint to curb its menace led to the formulation of the ECOWAS Convention …

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DECENTRALIZATION, LOCAL GOVERNMENT AUTONOMY AND GRASSROOTS DEVELOPMENT IN LIBERIA

DECENTRALIZATION, LOCAL GOVERNMENT AUTONOMY AND GRASSROOTS DEVELOPMENT IN LIBERIA ABSTRACT The study investigated decentralization and local government autonomy and how these factors enhance grassroots development in Liberia. The onerous centralized system of government practiced in Liberia is thought to have impeded development and significantly hindered local participation in decision making. However, it is a litmus …

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COUNTER TERRORISM STRATEGIES AND NIGERIA’S FOREIGN POLICY OBJECTIVES

COUNTER TERRORISM STRATEGIES AND NIGERIA’S FOREIGN POLICY OBJECTIVES ABSTRACT The security of lives and property is one of the internationally recognized concern of individuals, groups and government at all levels be it local, state or federal. However, lack of security of lives and property in Nigeria has led to reduced life expectancy for the citizens, …

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CIVIL SERVANTS’ ATTITUDE TO WORK AND EFFECTIVE SERVICE DELIVERY BY POLITICAL LEADERS IN SELECTED MDAs IN LAGOS STATE (2010-2014)

CIVIL SERVANTS’ ATTITUDE TO WORK AND EFFECTIVE SERVICE DELIVERY BY POLITICAL LEADERS IN SELECTED MDAs IN LAGOS STATE (2010-2014) ABSTRACT At independence in 1960, Britain bequeathed to Nigeria its own system of governance.  The system is run on the active participation of the civil servants in daily administration. In the current democratic dispensation civil servants …

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THE EFFECTS OF ROLLING BACK THE STATE ON DEVELOPMENT OF NIGERIA’S POLITICAL ECONOMY (2003 – 2007)

THE EFFECTS OF ROLLING BACK THE STATE ON DEVELOPMENT OF NIGERIA’S POLITICAL ECONOMY (2003 – 2007) ABSTRACT The study focused on the deregulation of the downstream of Nigeria’s petroleum sub-sector as an aspect of Rolling back the state in Nigeria. Deregulation of the downstream of the petroleum sector is occasioned by the removal of subsidies …

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THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL AND ACCOUNTABILITY IN NIGERIA’S LOCAL GOVERNMENT SYSTEM- THE CASE OF IMO STATE

THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL AND ACCOUNTABILITY IN NIGERIA’S LOCAL GOVERNMENT SYSTEM- THE CASE OF IMO STATE ABSTRACT This study investigated the Local Government Legislative Council and Accountability in Nigeria’s local Government system with focus on Imo state. It utilized the qualitative and quantitative methods in data collection and analysis; with the theory of post-colonial …

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THE NATIONAL QUESTION AND DEMOCRATIC CONSOLIDATION IN NIGERIA AND INDIA, 2000-2013

THE NATIONAL QUESTION AND DEMOCRATIC CONSOLIDATION IN NIGERIA AND INDIA, 2000-2013 ABSTRACT The major political challenge in Africa and many other developing countries today is how to deal with the national question and democratic consolidation. There is a general feeling that the developing nations’ past had been squandered, and the present mortgaged by the elites, …

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THE NIGERIAN STATE, POLITICS OF NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY IN THE NIGER DELTA REGION, 1999- 2012

THE NIGERIAN STATE, POLITICS OF NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY IN THE NIGER DELTA REGION, 1999- 2012 ABSTRACT The Niger Delta is on the throes of death caused by the unmitigated exploration, exploitation and production of hydrocarbon which feeds and develops foreign economies at the detriment of the host communities which live in the …

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THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF OIL THEFT AND PIPELINE VANDALISM IN NIGER DELTA, 2000-2015

THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF OIL THEFT AND PIPELINE VANDALISM IN NIGER DELTA, 2000-2015 ABSTRACT This study examined the political economy of oil theft and pipeline vandalism in the Niger Delta, which has negatively impacted on the Nigerian economy. This is because the Nigerian State solely depends on oil generated revenues for her economic survival. The …

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THE ROLE OF THE UNITED STATE’S GOVERNMENT IN REGIME CHANGE AND NEOLIBERAL REFORMS IN LIBYA

THE ROLE OF THE UNITED STATE’S GOVERNMENT IN REGIME CHANGE AND NEOLIBERAL REFORMS IN LIBYA ABSTRACT The study investigated the link between U.S AID and politics of regime change in Libya. It also explores the strategic interest of the west in Libya and its reliance on the instrumentality of NATO to drive the interest of …

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TRANS-BORDER CO-OPERATION AND THE ENFORCEMENT OF MARITIME SECURITY IN THE GULF OF GUINEA

TRANS-BORDER CO-OPERATION AND THE ENFORCEMENT OF MARITIME SECURITY IN THE GULF OF GUINEA ABSTRACT Trans-border co-operation in the mitigation of maritime insecurity has remained a veritable and time-honoured measure for the control of illicit maritime activities the world over. Essentially, this is because of the trans-boundary character of such criminal activities. The resource-laden Gulf of …

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UNITED STATES-ISRAELI RELATIONS AND SECURITY IN THE MIDDLE EAST, 2008-2015

UNITED STATES-ISRAELI RELATIONS AND SECURITY IN THE MIDDLE EAST, 2008-2015 ABSTRACT The historical ties between the United States and Israel is a crucial factor in determining the United States Middle East policy. The policy thrust of successive American leaders in the Middle East has been to preserve the state of Israel and help it to …

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POLICY CHALLENGES IN NIGERIA-SOUTH AFRICA MIGRATION IN THE 21ST CENTURY

POLICY CHALLENGES IN NIGERIA-SOUTH AFRICA MIGRATION IN THE 21ST CENTURY ABSTRACT This work looks at the relationship in the Nigeria-South Africa migration policies as developing countries in the processes of human migration and development. The work offers a critical analysis of the concept of Nigeria-South Africa migration in the 21st century and draws attention to …

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POLITICAL ECONOMY OF CRUDE OIL PRODUCTION AND NIGERIA’S DOWNSTREAM SECTOR

POLITICAL ECONOMY OF CRUDE OIL PRODUCTION AND NIGERIA’S DOWNSTREAM SECTOR ABSTRACT At inception, oil industry operations in Nigeria were limited to upstream and midstream activities comprising exploration, production, marketing and transportation of crude oil. Downstream refining activity commenced in 1965 as a joint venture between British Petroleum and Shell but with 50 percent equity participation …

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POLITICAL ECONOMY OF FUEL IMPORTATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF REFINERIES IN NIGERIA, 1999-2013

POLITICAL ECONOMY OF FUEL IMPORTATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF REFINERIES IN NIGERIA, 1999-2013 ABSTRACT The contradictions of importing over US$10 billion fuel annually for domestic consumption, in the midst of abundant oil endowment, has attracted attention and concern from researchers and investigators. This study, therefore, set out to evaluate the effects of the political economy of …

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POLITICAL LEADERSHIP AND ELECTORAL STABILITY IN GHANA AND NIGERIA, 1999 – 2011

POLITICAL LEADERSHIP AND ELECTORAL STABILITY IN GHANA AND NIGERIA, 1999 – 2011 ABSTRACT The study is a comparative study and sets out to investigate the nexus between political leadership and electoral stability in Ghana and Nigeria between 1999 and 2011. We interrogated the connect between the corrupt character of the political leadership in Nigeria and …

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POLITICS OF TUBERCULOSIS CONTROL PROGRAMME IN RIVERS STATE, NIGERIA, 2001 – 2010

POLITICS OF TUBERCULOSIS CONTROL PROGRAMME IN RIVERS STATE, NIGERIA, 2001 – 2010 ABSTRACT This study interrogates the role of politics in tuberculosis (TB) control services in Rivers State, Nigeria. It raises questions about how the exercise of political power through the nature of the allocation and distribution of resources affects the effective implementation of the …

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PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP AND INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT IN ABIA STATE, NIGERIA, 2007-2014

PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP AND INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT IN ABIA STATE, NIGERIA, 2007-2014 ABSTRACT Following the enactment of the Infrastructural Concessions Regulatory Commission (ICRC) Act in Nigeria, Abia state government keyed into the framework of the PPP in 2007. This was in a bid to bridge the infrastructural gap in the state and to actualize the objectives of …

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RESOLUTION OF THE NIGER DELTA CRISIS AND THE ENFORCEMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL RIGHTS IN NIGERIA, 1999-2014.

RESOLUTION OF THE NIGER DELTA CRISIS AND THE ENFORCEMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL RIGHTS IN NIGERIA, 1999-2014. ABSTRACT The study examined the extent the resolution of the Niger Delta crisis deepened the effective enforcement of environmental rights, between 1999 and 2014. The specific questions for investigation were: Did the establishment of the Niger Delta Ministry reduce the …

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RURAL POVERTY AND THE CHALLENGES OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA; A STUDY OF ABOH MBAISE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF IMO STATE.

RURAL POVERTY AND THE CHALLENGES OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA; A STUDY OF ABOH MBAISE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF IMO STATE. ABSTRACT Poverty has to do with living below whatever is defined as a minimum standard of living based on per capital income or consumption of individuals or household in a country. …

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SOUTH-SOUTH CO-OPERATION AND NIGERIA-BRAZIL ECONOMIC RELATIONS; 1999-2012

SOUTH-SOUTH CO-OPERATION AND NIGERIA-BRAZIL ECONOMIC RELATIONS; 1999-2012 ABSTRACT During the last two decades, there have been an accumulation of development experience and wisdom in developing countries as many have developed substantial knowledge and acquired capacity and experience in science and technology development and environmental management. This has engendered the potential for experience sharing among the …

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THE EFFECTS OF OIL JOINT VENTURE PARTNERSHIPS ON ENFORCEMENT OF ZERO-GAS FLARING POLICY IN NIGERIA, 2003-2011

THE EFFECTS OF OIL JOINT VENTURE PARTNERSHIPS ON ENFORCEMENT OF ZERO-GAS FLARING POLICY IN NIGERIA, 2003-2011 ABSTRACT The act of gas flaring in Nigeria began with production of crude oil in 1958, and has since engendered serious trans-boundary environmental, energy, economic and health implications. This has led to the adoption of zero-gas flaring policy in …

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NIGERIA UNION OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND THIRD TIER ADMINISTRATION IN RIVERS STATE, NIGERIA, 1999-2014

NIGERIA UNION OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND THIRD TIER ADMINISTRATION IN RIVERS STATE, NIGERIA, 1999-2014 ABSTRACT This study interrogated the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) and third tier administration in Rivers State, between 1999-2014. The study was guided by the following objectives-first: to establish if, NULGE monitoring of the application of the dedicated …

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NIGERIA-ISRAELI ECONOMIC RELATIONS- (1992-2010)

NIGERIA-ISRAELI ECONOMIC RELATIONS- (1992-2010) ABSTRACT The research work examines the economic relations of Israel and Nigeria from 1992 to 2010. In order to ensure an in-depth comprehension of this relationship, in this study, Nigeria’s foreign policy towards Israel relating to foreign investment, bilateral trade, foreign Aid and diplomatic interactions, were reviewed. Undoubtedly, Nigeria’s foreign policy …

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NIGERIA-JAPAN TRADE RELATIONS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA, 1999-2014

NIGERIA-JAPAN TRADE RELATIONS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA, 1999-2014 ABSTRACT Current scholarly endeavours have revealed that trade relations between Nigeria and Japan is understudied. While emphasis have been laid heavily on the trade relations between Nigeria and Western nations, not much have been done to investigate the impact of bilateral trade relations between Nigeria and …

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NIGERIA’S CONTRIBUTIONS TO DEMOCRATIZATION IN SIERRA LEONE, 1995-2005

NIGERIA’S CONTRIBUTIONS TO DEMOCRATIZATION IN SIERRA LEONE, 1995-2005 ABSTRACT This study problematizes the issues of good neighbourliness and democratization in Africa, and analyses the effects of Nigeria’s economy on these. Focusing on the relationship between Nigeria’s foreign policy and the democratization process in Sierra Leone, the study examines the challenges Nigeria faced in trying to …

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NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT OF THE UKRAINIAN CRISIS

NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT OF THE UKRAINIAN CRISIS ABSTRACT The North Atlantic Treaty Organization was formed due to the rising Soviet power in the aftermath of World War II. Many expected that NATO would be disbanded, following the dissolution of the Soviet Union, but this did not happen.  NATO believed that she was …

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OIL AND NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN GHANA, 2007-2014.

OIL AND NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN GHANA, 2007-2014. ABSTRACT Since Ghana attained independence in 1957, successive Governments have pursued, with varying degrees of success, policies, programmes and projects to accelerate the growth of the Ghanaian economy and raise the living standards of the people. These are policies, programmes and projects around which national and development partner’s …

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OIL EXPLORATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION IN RIVERS STATE- A STUDY OF OGONILAND

OIL EXPLORATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION IN RIVERS STATE- A STUDY OF OGONILAND ABSTRACT The study examines the oil exploration and environmental degradation in Rivers State, with particular reference to Ogoniland. The resultant effect of MNCs activities has destroyed underground water, farmland, and fresh water ecosystem, killing animals and endangering human life. The unfortunate part of …

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OIL GOVERNANCE IN NIGERIA AND MARITIME SECURITY IN THE GULF OF GUINEA, 2010-2014

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INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT (I.C.C.) AND POST CONFLICT PEACE BUILDING PROCESS IN LIBERIA 2003-2013

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INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND AND CRISIS OF DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA, 2000-2014

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INTERNATIONAL REGULATORY MECHANISMS AND THE CHALLENGE OF NUCLEAR TERRORISM, 1998-2012

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INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM AND NATIONAL SECURITY IN NIGERIA- A CASE STUDY OF BOKO-HARAM

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ISLAMIC FUNDAMENTALISM AND NATIONAL SECURITY IN NIGERIA- ANALYSIS OF BOKO HARAM, 2009-2014

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LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND CHALLENGES OF AUTONOMY IN KOLOKUMA-OPOKUMA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, BAYELSA STATE, NIGERIA

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MANPOWER TRAINING AND UTILIZATION IN NSUKKA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, ENUGU STATE, 2009-2015

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MANPOWER TRAINING AND UTILIZATION IN THE NIGERIA IMMIGRATION SERVICE, CALABAR COMMAND, 1999-2014.

MANPOWER TRAINING AND UTILIZATION IN THE NIGERIA IMMIGRATION SERVICE, CALABAR COMMAND, 1999-2014. ABSTRACT This study evaluated manpower training and utilization in the Nigeria Immigration Service, Calabar Command between 1999-2014.The objectives of the study are: to evaluate if the manpower training in the Nigeria Immigration Service has enhanced the adequate protection of the Nigeria borders; if …

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MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS (MDGS) AND POVERTY REDUCTION IN ANAMBRA STATE, NIGERIA, 2006-2015

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NIGER DELTA CRISES AND NATIONAL SECURITY IN NIGERIA- APPRAISAL OF THE AMNESTY PROGRAMME

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EBONYI STATE COMMUNITY- BASED POVERTY REDUCTION AGENCY AND YOUTH SKILL ACQUISITION, 2005 – 2015

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EFFECTS OF INTERNATIONAL LAW AND STATE’S SOVEREIGNTY ON THE RESOLUTION OF THE NIGERIA-CAMEROUN BOUNDARY DISPUTE

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EFFECTS OF PROLIFERATION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS ON THE SECURITY OF ALGERIA AND LIBYA IN THE 21ST CENTURY

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ELECTION MANAGEMENT BODIES AND ELECTORAL ADMINISTRATION IN NIGERIA AND GHANA, 2003-2012

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FRUSTRATION-AGGRESSION THEORY AND NIGER DELTA MILITANCY, 1999-2015

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GULF OF GUINEA AND SECURITY CHALLENGES- THE NIGERIAN EXPERIENCE

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IDEOLOGY AND THE PARTY SYSTEM IN 21ST CENTURY NIGERIA AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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IMPLEMENTATION OF EDUCATION SECTOR REFORMS AND THE DELIVERY OF QUALITY EDUCATION IN ENUGU STATE NIGERIA, 2011-2014

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INTERGOVERNMENTAL FINANCIAL RELATIONS AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT AUTONOMY IN NIGERIA- A CASE STUDY OF IGBO-ETITI LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF ENUGU STATE, 1999-2012

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INTERNATIONAL ARMS CONTROL POLICY IMPLEMENTATION PROBLEMS AND SMALL ARMS PROLIFERATION IN THE NIGER DELTA

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ARMED INTERVENTION AND THE CHALLENGES OF MARITIME SECURITY IN THE GULF OF ADEN, 2008-2011

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BOKO HARAM INSURGENCY AND GENDER BASED VIOLENCE IN NORTH EAST NIGERIA (2007-2015)

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BOKO HARAM INSURGENCY AND NIGERIA’S RELATIONS WITH UNITED STATES, 2009 – 2014

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CHALLENGES OF MANPOWER DEVELOPMENT AND UTILIZATION IN THE RIVERS STATE LOCAL GOVERNMENT, 1999-2011

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CIVIL WAR AND HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, 1996 -2003

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COMMUNITY BASED ORGANISATIONS (CBOS) AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT IN ENUGU STATE- A CASE STUDY OF AGE GRADE SYSTEM IN NKANU EAST LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA.

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CORRUPTION IN THE NIGERIAN PUBLIC SERVICE- A STUDY OF IMO STATE CIVIL SERVICE (1999-2012)

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DEMOCRATIZATION AND POST-ELECTION VIOLENCE IN NIGERIA AND GHANA, 2003-2012

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AFRICAN GROWTH AND OPPORTUNITY ACT AND POLITICS OF TEXTILE PRODUCTION IN NIGERIA, 2000-2012.

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A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF LEGISLATIVE PROCESS AND DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE IN NIGERIA AND UNITED STATES, 1999-2014

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A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF ELECTORAL REFORMS AND DEMOCRATIC CONSOLIDATION IN NIGERIA AND GHANA, 2010 – 2015.

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