COMMUNITY BASED ORGANISATIONS (CBOS) AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT IN ENUGU STATE: A CASE STUDY OF AGE GRADE SYSTEM IN NKANU EAST LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA.

ABSTRACT There has been an increasing clamour for scraping of the Local Governments since they have failed in their duties as means of bringing development to the rural areas. As a result of negligence on the part of the local government in developing the community, the local people have resorted to self-help development. The study examined whether age-grades have fostered development in Nkanu East Local Government Area or whether lack of funds hinders them from contributing effectively to rural development. Moreover, the research adopted survey method using self-report technique like questionnaire while quantitative method of…

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INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND AND CRISIS OF DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA, 2000-2014.

ABSTRACT The incessant development crisis that enveloped the post-colonial Nigerian state amidst externally and internally oriented policy prescriptions coupled with the abundant material and human resources within her territory, has continued to elicit contentions among scholars and policy-makers. With the transition of Nigeria from the military to democratically elected government in 1999, the then President Olusegun Obasanjo through the instrumentality of the IMF sponsored National Economic Empowerment and Development Strategies (NEEDS) adopted and implemented among other things, the deregulation and trade liberalization reforms, which was touted as a panacea for reconciling the development deficit in…

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IMPLICATIONS OF THE LAW OF THE SEA FOR AFRICAN TERRITORIAL WATERS AND HIGH SEAS: A CASE STUDY OF NIGERIA’S MARINE POLICY 1960-1998

ABSTRACT The sea by its very nature is international and has remained an object of intense competition and scramble among maritime nations at different epochs in history. The Third United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOSIII), in 1982 is not only a comprehensive legal instrument that embodies one of the latest codifications and progressive development of international law, but is also a legal base for the Ocean policies of nation states. This study examines the implications of the law of the sea for African Territorial Waters and High Seas; the aim of…

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Governance and Human security in Anambra State (1999 – 2007)

Abstract Between May 1999 and 2007, Anambra state went through six administrations; namely Chinwoke Mbadinuju, Chris Ngige, Peter Obi, Virgie Etiaba Andy Uba and back to Peter Obi. Within the period, Anambra state received a total N213, 262, 725, 656.33 from Federation Account for the state and local governments. This excludes funds generated from internal sources. Despite these huge financial resources, the service delivery and condition of living of the people were still essentially low. This situation was manifested by the apparent drop in the individual person’s capacity to satisfy his basic needs of food,…

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UNITED NATIONS MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS AND CHALLENGES OF DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA

ABSTRACT There is no gainsaying the fact that development is essential and inevitable in every human society. Thus every society strives towards development invariably giving rise to uneven or unequal development. In other words, it gives rise to a situation whereby some societies develop at a greater pace than others. This can be attributed to the divergent developmental challenges peculiar to that society. For the society to develop, therefore, it must surmount all these hurdles. Nigeria and other States tagged the Global South have long been bedeviled with a plethora of developmental woes thus necessitating…

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FOREIGN INVESTMENT AND EMPLOYMENT CREATION IN NIGERIA 2004-2010

ABSTRACT The issue of the using external financing, in particular foreign investment in achieving developmental objectives and aspirations has been at the forefront of economic diplomacy of various Nigerian governments since 1985. In particular, National Economic Empowerment and Development Strategy (NEEDS), programme has encapsulated this view for it to achieve its objectives of poverty reduction, wealth creation and employment generation. It is believed that the achievement of these objectives will help in the transformation of the Nigeria’s socio-economic development. This Study is an effort to examine the inflow of foreign investment as a source of…

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LAW OF ARMED CONFLICTS IN AFRICA: A STUDY OF THE LIBERIAN CIVIL WAR

ABSTRACT This work is on the Law of Armed Conflicts in Africa: A Study of the Liberian Civil War. In the Liberian Civil War, unprecedented war crimes were committed in spite of the existence of the law of armed conflicts. Hence, Liberia is a country with many ethnic groups, dominated by American freed slaves (Americo-Liberians). The Americo-Liberians constitute about seven percent (7%) of the Liberian population, who are still playing major roles in the present-day Liberian politics. The dominated groups differed radically in culture, degree of political cohesion, organization, ability and resolution to resist the…

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THE NATIONAL QUESTION AND DEMOCRATIC CONSOLIDATION IN NIGERIA AND INDIA, 2000-2013

ABSTRACT The major political challenge in Africa and many other developing countries today is how to deal with the national question and democratic consolidation. There is a general feeling that the developing nations’ past had been squandered, and the present mortgaged by the elites, thereby making the future so uncertain. Consequently, the disadvantaged group demands a renegotiation of relations between the power elites and the people to enable them to be fully involved in the process of governance. This study therefore undertakes a comparative analysis of the national question and democratic consolidation in Nigeria and…

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BOKO HARAM INSURGENCY AND GENDER BASED VIOLENCE IN NORTH EAST NIGERIA (2007-2015)

Abstract Since the dawn of this millennium, terrorism has been on a steady rise worldwide. In fact, terrorism, arguably, is the biggest threat to global peace and security in this era. In Nigeria, the dynamics and manifestation of Boko Haram insurgency have led to the death of thousands of Nigerians. The worst hit among the causalities and fatalities of the attacks by this group that is riding on the back of Islamic revivalism and fundamentalism is women and girls, particularly in north east Nigeria. Therefore, the study examined the nexus between Boko Haram Insurgency and…

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