THE ROLE OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN RURAL DEVELOPMENT A STUDY OF WARRI NORTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF DELTA STATE.

ABSTRACT The major concern of this research work is to assess the role of Warnment Area of Delta State in rural development of its constituent communities. In achieving this, the research work relies on descriptive approach and structured questionnaire and interview for data collection. A simple size of one hundred and fifty (150) respondents was used for the study. Our findings revealed that the council has not performed well in developing the rural areas over the years. Various recommendations were made based on the findings among such are, increase in revenue allocation by both Federal…

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AGOA AND AFRICAN UNDERDEVELOPMENT, A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF A MAJOR CONTRADICTIONS

ABSTRACT The study examines the African Growth and Opportunity Act and African underdevelopment, a critical analysis of major contradictions. The thrust of the research work is to find out if AGOA has spurred the level of investment needed to expand economic activity in the rural agricultural sector. The research work also seeks to examine if AGOA has promoted export diversification with particular reference to clothing and textile industry and the degree the US trade with SSA countries had gone in reducing poverty in the SSA countries, since the AGOA’s drafter’s objectives was for AGOA to…

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OBASANJO’S ADMINISTRATION AND THE MANAGEMENT OF THE NIGERIA-CAMEROUN DISPUTE: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF THE RULING AND PROTECTION OF FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS OF THE PEOPLE OF BAKASSI PENINSULA

Abstract The Nigeria-Cameroun border conflict, which had claimed many lives and properties, was finally resolved on October 2002 following the ICJ ruling which ceded the disputed Bakassi Peninsula to the Republic of Cameroon. The rapidity with which President Obasanjo implemented the handover of Bakassi to Cameroon was seen in the average eye of a Nigerian as a diplomatic blunder considering the historical underpinnings of the people of Bakassi. This study was therefore aimed at a critical examination of the fundamental rights of the people of Bakassi Peninsula in the management of the Nigerian-Cameroun dispute by…

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NIGERIA-CHINA TRADE RELATIONS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA, 2001-2013

Abstract Over the past several decades, the economies of the world have become greatly connected through international trade and globalization. The trade relations between Nigeria and China have grown in recent years. Overtime, researchers have contributed on the Nigeria-China relations with interest on foreign aids, balance of trade, foreign direct investment and trade policies between the two countries. Most of them anchored their explanation on dependency theory. They pay less attention in explicating the relations in terms of mutual benefits arising from the relations. However, this study examined Nigeria-China trade relations and economic development in…

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GLOBALIZATION AND CONFLICT MANAGEMENT IN AFRICA: AN ANALYSIS OF PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS IN COTE D’IVOIRE AND SUDAN

Abstract Dominant scholarships on globalization and conflict management take one of two basic approaches. The providentialists describe it as a process of unifying the world into a one happy and peaceful family of God. The constructionists conceive it as a human effort towards the creation of a borderless world through technological inventions. Both approaches failed to recognize resource inequalities as the driving force of both processes. It is against this backdrop that this study sought answers to the following questions: (a) Is there any link between globalization and conflict management? (b)Are the escalating conflict situations…

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NIGERIA AND SOUTH AFRICA: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF TWO TWENTY FIRST CENTURY POLITICAL ECONOMIES.

ABSTRACT The reforms at home and aspiration to or actual leadership of the continent are two factors that shape the current phase of Nigeria–South Africa political and diplomatic relations. The character of Nigeria-South Africa relations changed with the commencement of multiracial democracy based on universal adult suffrage in South Africa and the return to civilian rule in Nigeria. Consequently, the moralistic-idealistic fight against racism and military rule which tended to guide Nigeria’s relations with South Africa during the apartheid regimes in South Africa, and military rules in Nigeria have been relegated and there is now…

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NIGERIA-JAPAN TRADE RELATIONS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA, 1999-2014

Abstract Current scholarly endeavours have revealed that trade relations between Nigeria and Japan is understudied. While emphasis have been laid heavily on the trade relations between Nigeria and Western nations, not much have been done to investigate the impact of bilateral trade relations between Nigeria and Japan. This study seeks to address the gap by examining the following research questions: Did the volume of trade between Nigeria and Japan impact on Nigeria’s economic development? Did the foreign direct investment (FDI) from Japan to Nigerian iron and steel industry enhance economic development? This study is anchored…

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OIL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT AND ILLEGAL OIL BUNKERING IN NIGER DELTA, NIGERIA, 1999-2011

ABSTRACT Since the discovery of oil in Nigeria in 1956, reports of plunder, corruption and primitive accumulation of capital have dominated the management of oil resources by the Nigerian state in alliance with oil corporations, excluding the people from benefit of oil wealth. This study, therefore, is an examination of how centralised management of oil resources which concentrated the benefits of oil wealth in the hands of a very few privileged persons, led to chronic opportunism and criminality in the form of illegal oil bunkering in Nigeria’s Niger Delta region between 1999 and 2011. It…

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