ALLEVIATING POVERTY THROUGH COMMUNITY ACTION SINCE 1999: A CASE STUDY OF ORSU L.G.A IMO STATE

ABSTRACT This study takes a critical examination and evaluation of the poverty alleviation programme through community-action in Orsu Local Government Area of Imo State. Utilizing system theory as a our explanatory guide, the study contends that poverty alleviation programmes in Orsu communities have failed to impact positively on the lives of Orsu dwellers owing significantly to such inherent systemic problems in Nigeria like poor funding of projects, corruption and mismanagement of the available resources among numerous others. As such Orsu dwellers have continued to wallow in abject poverty with its attendant problems such as high…

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FEMALE LEGISLATORS IN THE NIGERIAN NATIONAL ASSEMBLY AND THE PROMOTION OF POLICIES THAT EMPOWER WOMEN, (1999 – 2009)

ABSTRACT The study examines the efforts of the female parliamentarians in promoting issues that border on women empowerment in Nigeria. Specifically however, the study investigated the attempts by the female legislators in initiating bills that enhance women empowerment in Nigeria since 1999. Utilizing the theory of substantive representation which upholds that representation of women through initiating of policies is not a function of numerical strength but what each individual legislator does, the study variously transcended the existing inquiries to unveil that female legislators in Nigeria have not been able to play leading roles in initiating…

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PROBLEMS OF THE UNITED NATIONS PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS IN AFRICA: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF THE CONGOLESE QUESTION. 1960-2011

ABSTRACT Africa has been by far the most important regional setting for the peacekeeping operations of the United Nations. This is as a result of decades of unending and increasing tensions which have been complex and multidimensional in Africa. This research gives a general background on the emergence and causes of conflict in Africa. It critically analyzes the reasons why most countries engulfed by war especially the Democratic Republic Congo have always allowed the United Nations to mediate in their conflicts. Therefore, in the context of the research, we are able to articulate whether the…

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