POLITICAL ECONOMY OF RESOURCE CONTROL AND FEDERALISM IN NIGERIA: A CASE OF NIGER DELTA REGION BETWEEN 1999 AND 2011

ABSTRACT The abandonment of true federalism in Nigeria has led to the neglect and marginalization of the Niger Delta region of Nigeria, where the bulk of the country’s wealth is produced through the exploration and exploitation of crude oil which is the colossus of Nigeria’s economic base. The people of this region have been agitating for fair share of the country’s wealth, the bulk of which comes from their region. This quasi model of federalism has not been able to address the socioeconomic and developmental needs of this people inspite of their unquantifiable contribution towards…

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ELECTORAL MALPRACTICES AND DEMOCRATIC CONSOLIDATION IN NIGERIA: A STUDY OF THE 2007 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

ABSTRACT Democracy has been described as government by persons freely chosen by the governed who hold them accountable and responsible for their actions while in government. A democratic system is one where rulers are held accountable to the ruled by means of a variety of political arrangements. Such arrangements include but are not necessarily conterminous with competitive multiparty elections held at regular intervals. Elections, it is important to note, are not only meant to ensure, confirm or re-affirm the legitimacy of the governors through a regular consent, but also provide a fertile ground for liberal…

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POLITICAL CRISIS AND REGIONAL INTEGRATION IN AFRICA: A CASE STUDY OF RWANDA

ABSTRACT This work has examined the political crisis and its impact on national integration in Africa with a focus on Rwanda. To achieve the aim of this study, we stated the following questions i. Is there any relationship between colonial legacy and 1994 political conflict in Rwanda? ii. Did the Rwandan crisis redress the prevailing political domination by the Tutsi? iii. Has the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Rwanda enhanced national integration? To investigate the hypotheses which were raised in line with the above questions, we anchored the analysis on the frustration aggression model and…

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PERSONNEL RECRUITMENT IN PUBLIC ORGANIZATION: A CASE STUDY OF IGBO-EZE NORTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF ENUGU STATE, 1999-2010

ABSTRACT This research work on the topic “Personnel Recruitment in Public Organization: To accomplish this task, two research questions and two hypotheses were formulated in order to guide the study. David Easton’s system theory was seen as appropriate for this research work. Again, all the data collected were represented in tables and analyzed in percentages. Form the findings of this research work, it was observed that Igbo-Eze North Local Government Council recruitment exercise was highly influenced by political patronage, spoil system, prebendalsim, and non-merit based system. The bottom-line of our recommendations are: (i) the official guideline for…

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WORLD BANK LOAN CONDITIONALITIES AND POLITICS OF POVERTY REDUCTION IN AFR ICA: THE NIGERIAN EXPERIENCE, 1999 – 2012

ABSTRACT The study examined the World Bank loan conditionalities and the politics of poverty reduction in Africa, with emphasis on Nigeria. Several decades of grappling with World Bank loan conditionalities and poverty reduction strategies have, at best, yielded meager returns as poverty and underdevelopment persist. Thus, the study investigated the implementation of World Bank loan conditionalities and their impact on social welfare in Nigeria. The study predicated its investigations on the method of analysis derived from Marxian political economy (dialectical materialism); while method of data collection was qualitative in nature. Data collected were analyzed using…

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FOREIGN DEBT MANAGEMENT AND NIGERIA’S DEBT PROFILE 1999-2007 A CRITICAL ANALYSIS

ABSTRACT This work examines the Nigeria’s foreign debt profile, in relation to the debt management plans adopted to manage Nigeria’s increasing debt stock. The theory of dependency is used as a framework of analysis .This views the foreign debt problem as arising from the peripheral nature in the world capitalist economy which Nigeria belongs, including the structures of the international capitalist economy, that ensures the periphery depend on the core for everything including finance, technology etcetera. Data were gathered through qualitative method of data collection from secondary sources like books, journals, government publications and so…

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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 US foreign policy. This study focused on the uprising that took place in Libya in 2011. In exploring the perimeters to which sovereignty can be exercised in interstate raised conflicts, the study also investigated how changing political realities and international norms enabled external interventions that were previously unthinkable. The methodology underpinning the research is essentially…

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INDIGENEITY AND CITIZENSHIP QUESTION IN SARDAUNA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF TARABA STATE, NIGERIA

ABSTRACT This study examined indigeneity and citizenship question in Sarduana LGA of Taraba State. Sardauna LGA located in the former Northern Cameroons is bounded by the Republic of Cameroun, with ethnic population traversed Nigeria-Cameroun boundaries. It reviewed literatures to note that scholars tended to have paid less attention to the study of indigeneity and citizenship question among ethnic groups traversed by international boundaries of states. This study adopted the ‘one shot ex-post facto design’. It relied on qualitative technique to generate data from secondary sources. The method of data analysis used was the qualitative-descriptive analysis…

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NATO AND THE POLITICS OF HUMANITARIAN INTERVENTION IN LIBYA

ABSTRACT The study investigated the link between North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and the Politics of Humanitarian Intervention in Libya. The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) as a geopolitical region controls a large share of the world’s crude oil deposit, which guzzles easy money into the hands of its leaders. This enables the leaders to constantly have strong grip on state power by either buying off or silencing opposition and dissent voices. The study explains how economic interest of the NATO alliance led to humanitarian intervention in Libya. It also analyzed how the need for…

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ENFORCEMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTOCOLS AND REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE EMISSION: A CASE STUDY OF BAYELSA STATE.

ABSTRACT   The issue of greenhouse emissions, global warming and climate change have become major environment concerns of the twenty-first century in both local and international conventions. Moreover, it is an undisputable fact that the process of gas flaring during crude oil exploration has been a major source of greenhouse emission in oil producing countries like Nigeria. Therefore, this study examines the problem of greenhouse emission which occur as a result of gas flaring in Bayelsa state, and the inability to eliminate it by the regulatory agencies in the petroleum sector of Nigeria. The ex…

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