NEOLIBERAL REFORM AND FOOD SECURITY IN EBONYI STATE, 1999 -2013

ABSTRACT This study investigated the interface between neoliberal reform and food security in Ebonyi State, between 1999 and 2013. While observing that agriculture had in the past contributed to both national and state prosperity and food security, the study also… Read More

A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF LEGISLATIVE PROCESS AND DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE IN NIGERIA AND UNITED STATES, 1999-2014

ABSTRACT This study engaged in a comparative analysis of legislative process and democratic governance in Nigeria and United States. The difference in legislative process between Nigeria and United States which accounts for varying democratic governance in both countries necessitated this… Read More

LIBERAL DEMOCRACY AND DEMOCRATIZATION IN ANAMBRA STATE, NIGERIA, 1999- 2007 AN ASSESSMENT

ABSTRACT This study assessed liberal democracy and democratization in Anambra State of Nigeria between 1999 and 2007. It has been discovered that a mere adoption of democracy is not a true practice of democracy. A true democracy must allow for… Read More

POLITICAL PARTIES AND NATIONAL INTEGRATION: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF POLITICAL PARTIES IN THE SECOND REPUBLIC (1979-1983) AND FOURTH REPUBLIC (1999-2003)

ABSTRACT This research was born out of the desire to investigate the extent to which the second and fourth republic political parties impacted on national integration. As the great philosopher, Aristotle posited “man is a political animal”. This means that… Read More

ARMED INTERVENTION AND THE CHALLENGES OF MARITIME SECURITY IN THE GULF OF ADEN, 2008-2011

ABSTRACT The economic collapse and civil war that ensued in Somalia after President Siad Barre gave rise to piracy, armed robbery and dumping of toxic wastes in and around the Gulf of Aden. The attendant humanitarian crisis attracted the intervention… Read More

TRADE LIBERALIZATION AND THE NIGERIAN AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY (2000 – 2011)

ABSTRACT This paper examined the impact of the new wave of trade openness on the Nigerian automotive industries. We observed that states who adopt trade liberalization policy are required to first of articulate and put in place a sound trade… Read More

ISLAMIC FUNDAMENTALISM AND NATIONAL SECURITY IN NIGERIA: ANALYSIS OF BOKO HARAM, 2009-2014

ABSTRACT The contemporary Nigerian state is enmeshed in social problems which has deepened the developmental problems that plagued it over the years. Among these problems are kidnapping, armed robbery and terrorism. However, this study investigated the Islamic fundamentalism and national… Read More

POLITICS OF FOOD AID AND FOOD CRISES IN AFRICA: THE ZIMBABWEAN EXPERIENCE

Abstract The study sets itself the task of examining politics of food aid and food crises in Africa focusing on the Zimbabwean experience. In Addition to problematizing the economic and political imperatives of food aid for the developing nations, the… Read More

INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT (I.C.C.) AND POST CONFLICT PEACE BUILDING PROCESS IN LIBERIA 2003-2013

Abstract Liberia is a country located in West Africa, it has experienced two protracted civil wars, one from 1989 to 1996 and the second from 1999 to 2003. With the end of the first civil war, Charles Taylor emerged as… Read More

LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND CHALLENGES OF AUTONOMY IN KOLOKUMA/OPOKUMA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, BAYELSA STATE, NIGERIA

ABSTRACT This study examined the challenges of local government autonomy in Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, Nigeria. Specifically, the study interrogates the following questions: 1. Does federalism guarantee local government autonomy? 2. Does the financial dependence of local… Read More