PUBLIC RECEPTION ON INDEPENDENT NATIONAL ELECTORAL COMMISSION AND VOTERS REGISTRATION EXERCISE IN ENUGU STATE

ABSTRACT The study sets out to evaluate an aspect of electoral process the voters’ registration exercise with a view to evaluating electoral commission (INEC) on voters’ registration in Nigeria. The aim of the research was to provide a framework for explaining, the causes of public negative perception and how the agenda of the electoral admonition of electoral process. The agenda-setting theory first developed by Prof. Marxcombs and Prof. Dolan Shaw in their chapel Holl study (1968)  which explains the relationship between reality and the media’s selection of reality and the influence of these on public…

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

Abstract This study has critically examined the Millennium Development Goals and poverty reduction in Anambra State, Nigeria. Specifically, the study examined how lack of good governance in the management of Millennium Development Goals funds undermined poverty reduction in Anambra State, and how the state implementation of neo-liberal economic policies impeded the programme of poverty reduction in the State. Literature reviewed are deficient in explaining the link between lack of good governance in the management of resources relating to MDGs which undermined poverty alleviation in Nigeria and also did not explain how the implementation of neoliberal…

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APPLICATION OF MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM TO HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN ENUGU STATE CIVIL SERVICE

ABSTRACT Technology has pervaded all spheres of human endeavor and organizations. With the internet, the whole world has now become a global village. Against this background, this study interrogates the application of MIS in human resource management in Enugu State Civil Service. However, the researcher adopted system theory as the theoretical framework. The reason for adopting this theory hinges on the fact that man lives in a world of continuing changes thus, technological tradition has not only bred the system analytic approach to planning, but also underlined the system dynamics for different phenomena. The internet…

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

ABSTRACT Many strategic experts aver that in the 21st century, the most threatening phenomenon to civilization is nuclear terrorism. The study examined this challenge against the background of a global nuclear renaissance, with corresponding dangers to the security, stability, and peace of the globe. We had subjected to scrutiny two pivotal international regulatory mechanisms – the IAEA, and the NPT – put in place to check the spread of nuclear weapons and by extension nuclear terrorism. We had posed three research questions as follows: (1) Do the statutory provisions of the International Atomic Energy Agency…

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GLOBAL FOOD CRISIS AND CHALLENGES OF AFRICAN POLITICAL ECONOMY

ABSTRACT In this paper, we examined the impact of global food crisis on African political economy. The study was guided by the following research questions: Is the promotion of trade liberalization by the western developed states linked to unequal development strategies of food production adopted by African states? Is there any link between global food crisis and rising international oil price? The broad objective of the study was to explore the impact of global food crisis on Africa. This study has the following specific objectives: To determine whether the promotion of trade liberalization by the…

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IN VITRO REGENERATION OF TRECULIA AFRICANA DECNE. FROM EMBRYO EXPLANTS ON THE MEDIA OF MURASHIGE AND SKOOG (MS) AND GAMBORG ET AL. (B5)

ABSTRACT The effect of three different concentrations of sucrose namely 2, 3 and 4% were investigated on the in vitro regeneration of embryo explants of Treculia africana Decne. on the media of Murashige and Skoog (MS) (1962) and Gamborg et al. (B5) (1968) respectively without any growth regulator. The experimental design was a 2 x 5 factorial in a completely randomized design with each treatment consisting of ten replicates. Results showed that while both media including control supported the in vitro regeneration of T. africana embryo explants, B5 medium was found to be significantly superior…

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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 the fundamental problems of Nigeria-South Africa migration. The work then gives a broad overview of the patterns of migration policies in the developing countries of Nigeria and South Africa. It outlines some of the economic, social and political drivers of migration within Nigeria and South Africa as a country.…

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

ABSTRACT   This study focused on the effects of proliferation of nuclear weapons on the security of Algeria and Libya in the 21st Century. The study was based on the non-equivalent control group research design and the Center-periphery theory. The secondary methods of data collection and qualitative descriptive method of data analysis were adopted. The study therefore established that: (i) The Nuclear Weapons States’ (NWS) requirements for uranium engendered trafficking in hazardous nuclear materials and use of depleted uranium in Algeria and Libya. Activities of NWS’ uranium companies prompted trafficking in nuclear materials and security…

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AFRICAN COMMAND (AFRICOM); THE POLITICS AND IMPLICATIONS FOR NIGERIA’S SECURITY AND STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT

Abstract The expanding U.S. oil demands, as necessitated by its bourgeoning capitalist economy; the declining oil production in the Middle East; the fast growing West Africa oil sector, which is seen as alternative source of U.S oil supplies, largely concentrated in the new Gulf of Guinea, (about 70% of African oil); and the need for the U.S. to effectively surmount the existing threats by the various militant groups operating in the creeks of Niger Delta, which it considered as a hindrance for its oil interest, are all medley of events which saw to the birth of AFRICOM…

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THE UNITED STATES INTEREST IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND IRAN’S NUCLEAR PROGRAMME

ABSTRACT Nuclear issues are back on the global political agenda. Hardly a day goes by without a reference to the ongoing crisis in Iran. Unfortunately mitigating the nuclear dangers of the twenty first century is no less challenging, and perhaps more difficult, than it was during the era of cold war. It is for this fact that the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty was signed in 1968, which came into force in 1970 as the centerpiece of the global non-proliferation regime. However, the recent move by Iran to develop nuclear technology and capacity, has been causing serious…

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