TOWN UNIONS AND COMMUNITY DEVLOPMENT IN NIGERIA: A STUDY OF NSUKKA L.G.A. IN ENUGU STATE, 1995-2010

Abstract In Nigeria, the philosophy of people’s participation in community development is increasingly gaining acceptance as an important instrument for mobilizing resources and organizing the rural populace to have cogent interests in providing for their well being. Government at various levels such as the federal state and local government have come to terms with the fact that there is an inherent imperative in ‘Democratic Village Republic” which advocates Town Union’s active participation in the decision making and implementation of policies that affects and shapes their lives. In view of the above, this study interrogates the…

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CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS AND THE MONITORING OF 2007 GENERAL ELECTIONS IN ENUGU STATE: A CASE STUDY OF THE CIVIL LIBERTIES ORGANIZATION (CLO)

ABSTRACT This study investigates the role of civil society organization particularly, the Civil Liberties Organization (CLO) in election monitoring with emphasis in Enugu State during the 2007 general elections. The study became imperative following the deteriorating democratic process in Nigeria. We focused our empirical verification on two key areas viz: Whether the presence of civil society organizations and other observer missions mitigate or reduce the incidence of tension, intimidation, fraud, violence and rigging during the elections. We also sought to investigate whether the presence of these observer groups strengthen voters confidence in the election as…

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TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND INTERNATIONAL POLITICS: A CASE STUDY OF AJAOKUTA STEEL PROJECT (2000-2008)

ABSTRACT The study is using Ajaokuta steel project as a case study to focus on the following question as a guide towards the concrete examination of the influence of international politics in technology transfer and acquisition to the developing world like Nigeria: Has the domination of the international steel sector by major steel companies (Nippon, Arcelormittal, US steel, Thyssenkrupp and Baosteel) negatively affected the execution of Ajaokuta steel project? The general objective of this study is to examine the Impact and implication of domination of the major international steel sector on the execution of Nigeria’s…

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COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT IN IHEOWERE, NSUKKA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF ENUGU STATE, 2012-2014

ABSTRACT This project report studied community participation and rural development in Nigeria, from 2012- 2014. The study has both broad and specific objectives. The broad objective is to determine whether communities in Nsukka local government area participated effectively in community rural development. The specific objectives are as follows: (i) To ascertain the extent of community participation in community development in Ihe-Owere. (ii) To determine whether the problem of inadequate funding hinder Ihe-Owere community from participating actively in the development of their area. The human development theory was employed as the theoretical framework of analysis. The…

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THE REALIST THEORY OF CONFLICT AND THE PLACE OF WOMEN DURING CONFLICTS IN NIGERIA: A CASE OF THE OGONI CONFLICT

ABSTRACT This study examines conflicts in Nigeria. Specially, it examines conflict in Ogoni and found out that in most of the conflicts in Nigeria and Ogoni community in particular that women do not play any significant role during the conflict. They are only seen as victims of the conflict. Using the Realist theory of conflict to analyze the causes of these conflicts, it was found that the major cause is the personalized self interest of elites in Ogoni, the Nigerian government and the West represented by the multinational oil companies (Shell and Chevron) to control…

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THE IMPACT OF UNIVERSAL BASIC EDUCATION (UBE) ON EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN ENUGU STATE; A CASE STUDY OF NSUKKA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

ABSTRACT The Universal Basic Education (UBE) is intended to be free and compulsory to all children of school age. A lot of money will be required for any meaningful implementation class to be recorded. The success of the UBE is a major concern of Nigerians bearing in mind its cardinal importance as a tool for eradicating illiteracy, ignorance and poverty, as well as a tool for stimulating and accelerating national growth and development, national migration and political consciousness, but the fear of what brought failure of its predecessor programme UPE might haunt the new experiment…

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THE ETHNIC FACTOR IN THE NIGERIA CAMEROON BORDER DISPUTE

ABSTRACT Although the dynamics of the Nigeria-Cameroon border conflicts in its entirety has attracted considerable attention in recent times, no serious study has been conducted to find out the impact of the ethnic interests of the people living in the Bakassi and the link between the ICJ ruling and the secessionist bid of the people as well, on the Nigeria-Cameroon border problems. The central aim of this study therefore, is to analyze the implications the ethnic interests of the people residing in the peninsular and the ICJ verdict pose on the entire Nigeria-Cameroon border problems.…

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RADICAL ETHNIC ORGANIZATIONS IN 21ST CENTURY NIGERIA: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF THE NATIONAL QUESTION

Abstract This work explores the problems triggered by ethnic militias in the Nigerian federation. One of the fundamental problems currently facing the Nigerian state is how to manage the endless activities of ethnic militia that have been ravaging the country for over two decades now. Ethnic minority tensions and agitations are important features of the ongoing struggles to resolve the issue of, or quest for social justice. A number of methodological approaches were employed to critically examine the threats posed by these social movements to the Nigerian state. In the work, some of the questions…

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ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL CRIMES COMMISSION, ITS POLICIES AND CORRUPTION IN NIGERIA, 2003 TO 2010

ABSTRACT Corruption has remained a thorn on the flesh of Nigeria’s economic, political and, social life in spite of the concerted efforts made to curb the menace by different regimes. In 2002, the Obasanjo’s Regime enacted the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s (EFCC) Act, while the Agency commenced duties with its plans of actions (policies) in 2003. Still, corruption was on the increase. The situation raised our concern to carry out a research work to examine Economic and Financial Crimes in Nigeria between 2003 to 2010. This research work has two questions which are: (a)…

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IMPACT OF TRAINING ON PRODUCTIVITY IN ENUGU STATE CIVIL SERVICE, 1999 – 2006

ABSTRACT The thesis “Impact of Training on Productivity in Enugu State Civil Service, 1999 – 2006” was an attempt to make contribution to the ongoing debate on the Nigerian Civil Service training and productivity that has been raging since the Nigerian Third and Fourth Republics. It is not only an obvious but critical fact that Nigerians both in public and private sectors have become interested on the Nigerian civil service, especially during the civilian dispensation of 1999 – 2006. The study isolated an important internal functional process within the civil service and investigated the extent…

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