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 efforts are coordinated. The discovery and exploration of oil, no doubt has increased Ghana revenue but this has not fully translated to socio-economic development as expected. The study therefore, seeks answers to the following questions; Has oil discovery and exploration accounts for high cost of living in…

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CONTEMPORARY STRATEGY AND NIGERIA’S DEFENCE POLICY A CRITICAL STUDY OF THE JOINT TASK FORCE IN NIGER DELTA

ABSTRACT The need for a defence policy that promotes conflict resolution without the use of force has become expedient for the peace and stability of the Nigerian state and the Niger delta in particular. Hence the study seeks to examine the nature of Nigeria’s defence policy with empasis on the operation of the Joint Task Force particularly in the Niger Delta as exemplified by its role in the resolution of conflicts from 1966 rebellion of Isaac Adaka Boro, to Ken Saro-Wiwa’s non-violent approach which snowballed to the present militancy in the name of movement for…

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INDIA-PAKISTANI RELATIONS FOR ASIAN PEACE IN THE NEW MILLENNIUM

ABSTRACT The India-Pakistani perennial conflicts over the past six decades, in the struggle to possess Kashmir, have been posing serious problems to the international community. This anomaly in their relations has raised some crucial questions by this study such as: Does the continuing dispute between India and Pakistan, over Kashmir, carry the risk of nuclear war in Asia? Furthermore, would the resolution of the India-Pakistani dispute create the opportunity for the settlement of other boundary problems in Asia? In this context, this study was undertaken to determine whether the continuing dispute between India and Pakistan,…

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POLICY FORMULATION: A CASE STUDY OF THE EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION ACT, 2010

ABSTRACT The success and failure of many countries in Africa, particularly Nigeria in relation to economic, political and social growth has been traced to its policy formulation and implementation. In the light of this, this work-Policy formulation: A case study of the Employee Compensation Act, 2010 looks at the efficiency-challenges to effective policy formulation, improvements and recommendations of which sincere implementation of these policy by its practitioners will bring the needed development in every facet of the country. This study shows that public administration as a discipline has undergone a lot of transformation over the…

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THE UNITED NATIONS AND THE RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT: A CRITICAL REVIEW OF THE LIBYAN CRISIS

ABSTRACT There has been an increase in the number of intrastate armed conflicts across the world in the last two decades and this has no doubt generated lots of debates as to whether the international community has a right or an obligation to interfere in the domestic affairs of any state. This has brought into focus the issue of the limits of sovereignty and the justification for external interference in intra-state conflicts. This study focused on the uprising that took place in Libya in 2011. In exploring the perimeters to which sovereignty can be exercised…

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ELECTORAL PROCESS AND POLITICAL PARTICIPATION IN NKANU WEST L.G.A. OF ENUGU STATE DURING THE 2011 ELECTIONS

Abstract Election into any political office is characterized by numerous activities, both at inter-party and intra party level. Electoral process is a total process that includes registration of voters, identifying the political parties to be voted for, voting, counting of votes and declaration of election results. This process is the foundation of democratic societies. A strong civil society is vital and needed to serve as the bedrock of a stable democracy. A dynamic and diverse civil society directly stimulates social and political participation, increasing the involvement and commitment of citizens, while promoting an appreciation of…

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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 the viability of electoral institutions in Nigeria and Ghana; we examined how the failure of Nigeria’s political leadership to evolve strong electoral institution engendered electoral instability in Nigeria relative to Ghana; the study also investigated the link between credible management of election outcome by the political leadership and the relative electoral stability…

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

ABSTRACT One of the fundamental problems of contemporary Nigeria is corruption. It has thrived; progressed and flourished unabated .Corruption has been institutionalized to the point of accepting it as part of our system. This study examined the incidence of corruption in the Nigerian Public Service with particular focus on Imo State Civil Service from 1999 to 2012. Specifically, the study investigated whether motivational incentives provided for civil servants contributes to their greater involvement in corruption in Imo State from 1999 to 2012. The study also examined the impact of weak internal control mechanism on the…

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TERRORIST BOMBING IN NIGERIA: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF ITS SOCIO-POLITICAL ROOTS FROM 2000 – 2011

ABSTRACT This study looked at terrorist bombing in Nigeria: A critical Analysis of its socio-political roots since 2000 – 2011. If focuses on two main research questions: (i), Is there a positive relationship between religious fundamentalism and terrorist bombing in Nigeria? (ii); Does the presidential power shift to the south account for terrorist bombings in Nigeria. The study adopted frustration-aggression theory as theoretical framework of analysis, secondary sources of data which was generated through observational method was used. Descriptive qualitative method of data analysis was used for analysis of generated data. In respect of the…

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ECONOMIC DIPLOMACY AND NIGERIA – CHINA RELATIONS (1999-2007)

ABSTRACT China is essentially a state par excellence, a strong state like the United States with expansionist behaviour and attitudes. Demographically, China has the largest population in the world, 1.3 billion inhabitants that is more than the entire African continent. It has the third largest stock of foreign direct investment after the United States and United Kingdom. Its ideology has been the socialist market economy which embodied elements of pragmatism, free market and state dirigisme. In the past few years, especially since the declaration of the Beijing Consensus, intellectuals, Western media, human rights organization and…

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