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

ABSTRACT The study examined the state of knowledge on international terrorism and National Security in Nigeria, with focus on Boko-Haram, specifically, the study investigated how international terrorism and National Security explores the origins and future trajectory of Boko-Haram and especially why its ideology of violence has found resonance among a small number of young Nigerian’s, and also provide guide to policy makers, government officials and the general public in dealing with the Boko Haram insurgency. Utilizing the Relative deprivation theory, qualitative research method, qualitative descriptive research and content analysis, these are crucial instrument of understanding…

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

ABSTRACT The post-Cold War saw the emergence of small arms control treaties as a major framework for promoting global peace and security. However, the implementation of some of these instruments has to date proven ineffective and, thus, a central issue in scholarly debates on Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) control. SALW continued to flow to areas of conflict, and to non-state armed groups around the world. Extant literature suggested that structural imbalance in international configurations of power and the triumph of the market over human rights and collective security on the side of states,…

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

ABSTRACT This study focused on the challenges of manpower development and utilization in the Rivers State Local Government system. The study was interested in examining the extent inadequate manpower development affected productivity in the Rivers State Local Government system; ascertaining whether manpower development programmes were based on the manpower needs of the Rivers State Local Government system; and determining whether educational training could serve as manpower development strategy to improve workers’ productivity in the Rivers State Local Government system between 1999 and 2011. Using the ex-post facto research design and the general systems theory as…

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WORLD BANK AND CRISES OF DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA (1999 TO 2008)

ABSTRACT The study investigated World Bank and crises of development in Nigeria (1999 to 2008). The criteria for determining the magnitude of development loan assistance from the World Bank approximates with the level of the developmental needs of Nigeria and by extension, other African States. It therefore, contribute to the crisis of development in Nigeria and other African States? Utilizing the theoretical framework of functionalism which is based on the hope that more and more common task will be delegated to such specific functional organizations or agencies of the United Nations like the Bank/IMF; and…

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LAW OF THE SEA AND NIGERIA-CAMEROON RELATIONS: THE BAKASSI DISPUTE REVISITED

ABSTRACT The discovery of oil deposits around the golf of Africa and in the Bakassi Peninsula led to series of claims and counter-claims of sovereignty over the peninsula. The heighten debate and bone of contention over the Bakassi Peninsular has evolve basically around the fact that each country wanted to own the richly endowed Bakassi peninsular so as to control the large mineral deposit in the area. The research tries to assess the causes and the role of natural resources in the conflict, the effects of the conflicts and the Green Tree Accord to the…

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

ABSTRACT The study examined the state of knowledge on international terrorism and National Security in Nigeria, with focus on Boko-Haram, specifically, the study investigated how international terrorism and National Security explores the origins and future trajectory of Boko-Haram and especially why its ideology of violence has found resonance among a small number of young Nigerian’s, and also provide guide to policy makers, government officials and the general public in dealing with the Boko Haram insurgency. Utilizing the Relative deprivation theory, qualitative research method, qualitative descriptive research and content analysis, these are crucial instrument of understanding…

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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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UNITED STATES AND PEACE MEDIATION IN AFRICA: A CASE STUDY OF THE NIGERIA – BIAFRA WAR

Abstract The persistent and consistent trend in the U.S. peace mediation in Africa has been chiefly characterized by the U.S. economic interests in Africa. Hence, it has always followed the consistent trend of who gets what, when and how, at the expense of the harangued and impoverished African masses. It is also observed that the interest of America in conflict resolution in the war torn regions of Africa is made expedient in order to safe-guard U.S. nationals in the region, and to protect their investments from destruction. Hence, economic considerations are placed over human and…

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ARAB SPRING AND THE CHALLENGES OF DEMOCRATIZATION IN EGYPT

Abstract It is argued, historically that Egypt is the cradle of civilization. Unfortunately, Egypt has been in turmoil ever since nineteenth century (1879) to the popular 1952 revolution. All these were geared towards good governance and total independence for the people of Egypt. The recent Arab Spring that swept across the North African region made the populace too optimistic of enthroning government by popular sovereignty. However, this was not realized when they witnessed the failure of Egypt’s democratic transition after the 2012 election. It is against this backdrop that the study seeks to examine the…

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ELECTION PLANNING, ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT IN NIGERIA (1999 – 2010)

Abstract This study investigates the Planning Administration and Management of elections in Nigeria with emphasis from 1999 –2010. The study becomes imperative following the deteriorating of the democratic process in Nigeria. We focused our empirical verification on two key areas viz: whether the establishment of the electoral institute and other electoral reforms has strengthened the planning, administration and management of elections in Nigeria. We adopted the traditional management theory we also relied on content analysis and document study as our cardinal method of data collection. From our findings we found out that though the establishment…

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