THE ROLE OF THE UNITED NATIONS IN CONFLICT RESOLUTION IN SYRIA, 2011-2013

ABSTRACT This study investigates the role of United Nations (UN) in conflict resolution in Syria. Specifically, the study examines the effect of the absence of punitive measures in the UN intervention strategy on compliance to the peace process in Syria and the implication of partisan involvement of the permanent members of the Security Council on compliance with ceasefire agreements in Syria. Thus, the central questions in this study are; Is the absence of punitive measures against violators of UN peace process implicated in the escalation of humanitarian crisis in Syria? Does partisan involvement of the…

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IMPLICATIONS OF PUBLIC/PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP POLICY FOR INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT IN SOUTHEAST NIGERIA UNDER GOODLUCK JONATHAN

Abstract In Nigeria, there has been an increasing campaign for and the use of public-privatepartnership (PPP) in infrastructural development. While PPPs have been applied in different regions, the southeast geopolitical zone in Nigeria has mostly been ignored by the federal government. Moreover, available evidence suggests that PPPs in Nigeria have so far produced mixed results as projects have been immersed in controversies and conflicts. This paper examines the implications of Nigeria’s public-private partnership policy on infrastructural development in southeast Nigeria. The study is a descriptive qualitative analysis, while data was collected through secondary sources. Systems…

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PROBLEM OF INTERNAL REVENUE GENERATION IN THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT SYSTEM IN NIGERIA

ABSTRACT This study attempts to investigate the problems of internal revenue generation in the local government system in Nigeria, using Aninri local government council of Enugu State as a case study. In doing this, we were able to determine whether Paucity of trained and skilled revenue collectors constrain Aninri Local Government council from generating enough internal revenue and to investigate whether corruption among revenue collectors hinders Aninri Local Government council from generating enough internal revenue.We also made use of descriptive survey method of data collection, in which questionnaire instrument was administered to the randomly selected staff…

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POLITICAL RECRUITMENT AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION IN ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA, 1999 – 2005

ABSTRACT The Nigerian constitution provides for there three tiers of government namely, Federal, State and Local Government tiers. The position of the local government administration was strengthened by the great reforms of the Murtala/Obasanjo regime in 1976, to enhance harmonization, uniformity and standardization of the local government structure and functions. The autonomy of the local government was further enhanced in June 1991 by the enactment of the local government (Basic Constitutional and Transition Provisions Amendment No. 23 Decree) that extended the presidential system to the local government. It was strengthened by the 1999 constitution. The…

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THE POLITCS OF POVERTY ALLEVIATION PROGRAMMES IN NIGERIA: AN ASSESSMENT UNDER OBASANJO’S ADMINISTRATION

ABSTRACT The disease of poverty alleviation programmes more often than not dislocates a system thereby resulting to social, political and economic unrest of the people. It is in view of these problems that various governments in Nigeria both past and present established different institutions and programmes aimed at reducing poverty. These includes: National Directorate of Employment (NDE), Directorate of Food, Roads and Rural Infrastructure (DFFRI), Green Revolution (GR), Operation Feed the Nation (OFN), Better Life for Rural Women (BLRW), Family Support Programme (FSP), Family Economic Advancement Programme (FEAP) and Poverty Alleviation Programme (PAP). In spite…

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