POLITICAL ECONOMY OF FOOD SECURITY IN NIGERIA: 1999 – 2010

ABSTRACT A new vista was opened in the annals of Nigerian history with the enthronement of the new democratic dispensation in 1999. This event heightened the expectations of millions of Nigerians, who heaved a sigh of relief after long years of bad governance under various military regimes. For them, the new democratic era would usher in governance that was both responsive and responsible to their needs which had hardly been on the agenda of the military dictatorships. However, the reality on ground, after more than 10 years of civilian rule (1999 – 2010), appears to…

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HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT AND UTILIZATION IN THE NIGERIAN CIVIL SERVICE: A CASE STUDY OF ENUGU STATE CIVIL SERVICE (2000 – 2010)

Abstract This Thesis explores human resources development and utilization, in Enugu State civil service, an activity that has been neglected in the public sector. It presents answers to the following questions. The intent is to provide a useful basis for change in the human resource management culture in the civil service of Nigeria. The theoretical framework used in the study is Human Relations Theory that are in line with human research development and utilization. Most importantly, its objectives to the government agencies and organizations. In pursue of the above goals of this study, the researcher…

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POLITICAL LEADERSHIP AND CRISIS OF DEVELOPMENT IN SUBSAHARAN AFRICA, 1960-PRESENT

ABSTRACT In this study we explored the link between political leadership and persisting economic problems in sub- Saharan Africa. Primarily, we interrogated the following questions: Is there a link between persisting economic crises and incompetence on the part of political leadership in sub- Saharan Africa between 1960 and 2009? Do leadership problems in sub – Saharan Africa lead to poor integration of the region’s economies into the global economy in the period under study? Is leadership failure responsible for poor interstate relation in sub- Saharan Africa ? This study was discussed under the perspective prism…

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

ABSTRACT This study evaluated the impact of the implementation of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) on the development of Nigeria’s textile industry, particularly the export of Nigerian textiles and apparels to United States of America. It adopted the qualitative descriptive research methodology for its data generation and analysis. It anchored analysis on the framework of complex interdependence which refers to the various, complex transnational connections and inter-dependencies between states and societies and also among states. Flowing from its hypotheses, the study found that overall African export of textiles and apparels to the US…

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GLOBALIZATION AND DEMOCRATIZATION IN NORTH AFRICA: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF THE 2011 LIBYAN CRISIS

ABSTRACT This research work is motivated by the recent development in the Arab World popularly referred to as the “Arab spring”. This began as a wave of protest against the autocratic regime of Ben Ali in Tunisia and spread through the region of North Africa and the Middle East. The Libyan experience which led the killing of the Libyan dictator, Col. Muammar Qadhafi has led many to question the principles of democracy in this globalized world. It has equally fuelled the debate on the justification for external military intervention and the place of sovereignty in…

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FAILED STATES PANDEMIC AND INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF NIGERIA AND AFGHANISTAN

ABSTRACT Failed states are important actors in the proliferation of small arms and light weapons globally. According to a Geneva-based survey on small arms (2003), over “640 million such weapons circulate globally, mostly among private hands and for illicit purposes”. Countries ravaged by violent conflict are also believed to engender regional instability because with porous borders it becomes difficult to contain humanitarian emergencies or violence within the territorial limits of a state. A spill over of instability is a natural corollary of conflict in failed states, and ends up destabilizing neighbouring countries and regions at…

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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 the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), especially as it affects the development of a global partnership for poverty reduction through provision of basic infrastructures and industries. Despite policy efforts made towards this direction, decadence in the state’s health system, education, road network, electric power generation and distribution, housing, industries, among others,…

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STATE TERRORISM AND GLOBAL SECURITY QUESTION: A CASE OF US MILITARY EXPEDITION IN AFGHANISTAN

ABSTRACT This study was intended to critically carry out a rigorous assessment among other things, the role the international community led by the United States played in the fight against terrorism, whether the United States actions conforms with the stipulations of international law, and its impact on global security using the United States war in Afghanistan. Hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. The power theory was used as an analytical tool because, it is the most frequently used theory in the study of  political science, particularly in international relations. In order to achieve the…

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GULF OF GUINEA AND SECURITY CHALLENGES: THE NIGERIAN EXPERIENCE

ABSTRACT Piracy and insecurity in Gulf of Guinea maritime environment has been of serious concern to member states as well foreign investors. The abundant mineral resources most especially hydrocarbon, has attracted major multi-national oil firms as well other investors to the oil rich region. However, the region is battered by sophisticated pirate groups among other sea criminals. Generally, the study was focused on Nigerian experience amidst security challenges in the Gulf of Guinea. Thus, the study is poised to ascertain whether piracy, small arms running as well maritime insecurity in Gulf of Guinea undermine Nigeria’s…

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ECONOMIC DIPLOMACY AND CONDUCT OF NIGERIA’S EXTERNAL RELATIONS: ANALYSIS OF THE NATIONAL ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT AND DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY (NEEDS)

ABSTRACT The study examined the nexus between economic diplomacy and conduct of Nigeria’s external relations with emphasis on the National Economic Empowerment and Development Strategy (NEEDS). The broad objective of this study was to examine how the use of economic diplomacy helped in the implementation of the National Economic Empowerment and Development Strategy; and the implication for sustainable development of Nigeria. The central thesis of this study was that the use of economic diplomacy in the conduct of Nigeria’s external relations is pronounced each time the political leadership is desperately pursuing received development model from…

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