CORRUPTION IN THE NIGERIAN PUBLIC SERVICE: A STUDY OF IMO STATE CIVIL SERVICE (1999-2012)

ABSTRACT One of the fundamental problems of contemporary Nigeria is corruption. It has thrived; progressed and flourished unabated .Corruption has been institutionalized to the point of accepting it as part of our system. This study examined the incidence of corruption in the Nigerian Public Service with particular focus on Imo State Civil Service from 1999 to 2012. Specifically, the study investigated whether motivational incentives provided for civil servants contributes to their greater involvement in corruption in Imo State from 1999 to 2012. The study also examined the impact of weak internal control mechanism on the…

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TERRORIST BOMBING IN NIGERIA: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF ITS SOCIO-POLITICAL ROOTS FROM 2000 – 2011

ABSTRACT This study looked at terrorist bombing in Nigeria: A critical Analysis of its socio-political roots since 2000 – 2011. If focuses on two main research questions: (i), Is there a positive relationship between religious fundamentalism and terrorist bombing in Nigeria? (ii); Does the presidential power shift to the south account for terrorist bombings in Nigeria. The study adopted frustration-aggression theory as theoretical framework of analysis, secondary sources of data which was generated through observational method was used. Descriptive qualitative method of data analysis was used for analysis of generated data. In respect of the…

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ECONOMIC DIPLOMACY AND NIGERIA – CHINA RELATIONS (1999-2007)

ABSTRACT China is essentially a state par excellence, a strong state like the United States with expansionist behaviour and attitudes. Demographically, China has the largest population in the world, 1.3 billion inhabitants that is more than the entire African continent. It has the third largest stock of foreign direct investment after the United States and United Kingdom. Its ideology has been the socialist market economy which embodied elements of pragmatism, free market and state dirigisme. In the past few years, especially since the declaration of the Beijing Consensus, intellectuals, Western media, human rights organization and…

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US MILITARY OPERATIONS, GOVERNANCE AND SECURITY IN AFGHANISTAN, 2001-2010

ABSTRACT America’s military invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 has attracted a lot of scholarly debate. Its military operations in Afghanistan till date have plagued the nation into a cesspit of insecurity and misgovernance. This study has been designed to critically evaluate US military operations, governance and security in Afghanistan. To achieve the aim of the study, we raised two research questions. First, did the US government’s military strategies de-escalate the menace of insecurity in Afghanistan between 2001 and 2010? Second, has the US government’s military operations enhanced the stability of government in Afghanistan? The study…

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DOMESTIC POLITICS AND FOREIGN POLICY DYNAMICS IN NIGERIA: AN APPRAISAL OF OBASANJO’S ADMINISTRATION, 1999 – 2003

ABSTRACT Nation-States are embedded in a complex international system, and there is always an interaction between one state and another for the accomplishment of certain objectives which are most of the time necessitated by the domestic demands of an individual state. This implies that the relationship between one state and another in the international system, is often influenced by internal and external factors. The extent of the relationship between domestic politics and foreign policy in Nigeria by 1999 form, therefore, the nexus of this study. Thus, it sets out to investigate the demands of the…

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MDGs AND WOMEN EMPOWERMENT IN NIGERIAN POLITICS

ABSTRACT Nigeria is a state that is yet to harness the full potential of all the segments of its vast population. One of the most untapped human resources in Nigeria today is women. This is despite the various measures that have been taken put by both government and non-governmental institutions and organizations. The United Nations in the year 2000 came up with Millennium Declaration which seeks to promote principles of human dignity, equality and equity. The goals place human well-being and poverty reduction at the center of global development objectives with the goal three at…

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CORRUPTION, UNIVERSITY GOVERNANCE AND DEVELOPMENT: A CASE STUDY OF UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, NSUKKA (2001-2011)

Abstract This study examined corruption, university governance and development with focus on the University of Nigeria. This is because governance plays a critical role in the success of any organization, especially higher education which is the bedrock of national development. The study is a descriptive qualitative analysis, while data was collected through secondary sources. Systems theory served as the theoretical framework. The findings show that there have been systematic decline and collapse of research in Nigerian universities, particularly the University of Nigeria, as the bulk of research conducted by lecturers in the institution are neither…

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ANALYSIS OF THE IMPACT OF EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION IN INCREASING ORGANIZATIONAL PRODUCTIVITY

ABSTRACT The topic of this research is Analysis of the Impact of Effective Communication in Increasing Organizational Productivity. A case study of the Nigerian Breweries Plc, Amaeke, Ngwo, Enugu, Enugu State. The researcher used survey design for the study. The population of the study was eight hundred and ninetynine (899) employee of the company, with sample size of one hundred and thirty-three (133). The researcher used both the primary and secondary sources of data in the course of the study. The primary data were collected through the instrument of questionnaire and observation. The secondary data…

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ECONOMIC DEPENDENCY AND UNDERDEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA: THE NIGERIAN PERSPECTIVES, 2000-2010

ABSTRACT In the global world, Africa is the least developed continent compared to other continents of the world. Africa has for long depended on their colonial masters for development. African countries for decades were colonized in different parts by different countries of the world with the objective of exploiting the African economy at their expense.The Nigerian economy of the selfsufficiency became transferred to that of dependency under the colonial era, to the extent that more than half the populations were thought to be living on an everyday level of a very low order, with wide-spread…

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PLATO’S REPUBLIC AND THE NIGERIAN POLITY

ABSTRACT The potentials of Nigeria have not been realized, essentially because she had been governed by people who are not guided by any well-tested political theories. Political science today, with numerous speculations, appears to be leaving political theory behind; whereas it is in it that the salvation of our country may lie. Hence, the effort in this thesis to explore the theoretical basis for the rapid development of the country and may be extracting from Plato a theoretical guide for today and the future. The present Western civilization is not only an extension, but also…

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