Research Papers/Topics in History And International Studies

AFRICA AS THE CENTERPIECE OF NIGERIA’S FOREIGN POLICY: A HISTORICAL REFLECTION OF THE GENERAL YAKUBU GOWON’S REGIME,1966 – 1975

States do not live in a state of complete isolation. They need to interact with others because most of what they desire to make life worth living is not found within their territories. The most common relationship among states in the world today is through foreign policy. Nigeria has participated in this practice over the years. For many years, Africa was the centrepiece of the Nigerian foreign policy. With this policy, Nigeria had overwhelmingly given both solicited and unsolicited support t...

Beyond the Window Dressing-Contrasting Perspective Anchors on Development Bail out in the Peripheries

Development pathways available to the so-called periphery countries/societies of modern world are varied and controversial. Development theorists, writers and scholars are wide apart vis-à-vis convergence of consensual paradigm that is germane to pursue the course of holistic development of the periphery in the world political and economic landscape. This article is a dispassionate critique of the strengths and pitfalls deducible from the perspective horizon of the three dominant schools of ...

Globalization and the Travesty of the African Cause

The term globalization connotes different thing to people. It is probably one the hotly contested concepts in the lexicon of development theorists. It can be defined as a process of worldwide integration of economies and societies. Merriam-Webster’s Online defines globalization as “the development of an increasingly integrated global economy marked by free trade, free flow of capital, and trapping of cheaper foreign labor markets.” It is a convergence of economic, political and culture ...

Boisterous Russia in emerging Europe

Russia is permanently at a crossroads in its history, or standing in exasperation at a fork in the road but failing to resolvea geographical, historical and metaphysical dilemma: is Russia part of Europe or not? Russia holds a key butvulnerable strategic position in the heartland of Eurasia. Its geographical existence within a larger zone of Eurasiancivilization meant that Russian culture had been shaped to a not insignificant extent by influences coming from Asia,that Russia was Eurasian and...

OGBETE MAIN MARKET IN THE HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT OF ENUGU METROPOLIS: A CONTEMPORAY APPRAISAL

ABSTRACTTrade and Markets are aspects of economic activities of man in every section ofIgbo   land.   Ecological   variations   among   different   communities   had   envelopedsocieties to come together to trade, first through barter, and later the invention ofcurrency by the colonial masters. Ogbete market, one of the earliest developedmarkets in Igbo land grew to meet people’s demand for goods and services. T...

INTELLIGENCE: COMBATING CORRUPTION IN NIGERIA

ABSTRACT Corruption is a persistent cancerous phenomenon which bedevils Nigeria. Corruption causes substantial social and economic harm. The Nigeria government's attempt to combat corruption have relied on strengthening legislation, introducing statutory investigative bodies, imitating public anti-corruption campaigns, and appealing to the integrity of individuals. Yet corruption remains a big problem in Nigeria. However, one approach that has yet to be pursued effectively is intell...

REVIEW - DEMOCRATIZATION AND CITIZENS’ SENSE OF SECURITY IN NIGERIA BY AUGUSTINE AGUGUA.

Augustine Agugua’s article titled “Democratization and Citizens’ Sense of Security in Nigeria” examines varying issues on the sense of security among Nigerians since the beginning of the Fourth Republic in 1999. Essentially, this review aims at discussing major themes and subtopics as simplified by Agugua in his article. In the article, Agugua has brilliantly divided the major issues in his article into different headings, and this gives its readers a great sense of clarity.

The Role of Sound Economic Policies and Foreign Direct Investment to the Development of South East Asia since 1945

      Essentially, the economic development of Southeast Asian countries – especially Malaysia and Indonesia – since 1945 when the Second World War came to an end is the result of sound economic policies and the emergence of Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) in these economies. Indeed, these policies have had drastic impacts and played remarkable roles in the development of the economies of Southeast Asian countries of Malaysia and Indonesia. In essence, this paper exam...

THE ROLE OF AMERICA IN THE FIRST AND SECOND WORLD WARS

America played a significant role in the First and Second World Wars. Indeed, it is evident that America was more involved in World War II than World War I. This paper would discuss the various roles America played in both wars, examining the nature of America’s alignment, reasons for its alignments, the roles of America in the formation of the League of Nations and the United Nations, the status or the prominence of America during both wars and reasons why America played limited r...

POWER AND DIPLOMACY IN WESTERN NIGERIA: THE SIXTEEN YEARS CRISIS.

This paper aims to discuss the nature of power and diplomacy in Western Nigeria and the crises that stormed the whole of the western region   . The struggle for power is a temporary phenomenon within a complex system that is when more than one group interest criss-cross. 

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN NIGERIA’S FOREIGN POLICY STRATEGIES IN AFRICA AND THE ACHIEVEMENT OF HER NATIONAL INTEREST SINCE 1960

ABSRTACTThe task of this paper is to evaluate the various foreign Policy strategies adopted and pursued by various administrations since 1960 to 2018, and to examine the level of achievement thus. Nigeria obtained its political independence from Great Britain on 1st October 1960. Independence naturally led to the creation of governmental machinery, which in turn necessitated the creation of relevant administrative structures to oversee the country’s relations with other countries. Ni...

Cross Border Crimes: the role of community policing

AbstractThis research work was undertaken to examine the role of community policing in controlling Cross Border Crimes. These crimes such as human trafficking, smuggling of Small Arms and Light Weapons and trafficking in narcotises have effects on the security of affected counties like Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon and Togo. Dealing with these problems has become a source of major concern to the states to have the need to come together to control these crime. Thework was intended to achieve the...

NIGERIA-SOUTH AFRICA RELATIONS 1990-2010

ABSTRACTThis study evaluates Nigeria-South Africa relations, from the period South Africa embraced democratizations as her government policy. The study focuses on the bilateral relationship shared between both nations with emphasis on politics, economics, military and socio cultural people to people interactions shared between individuals from both nations. The study traces the historical development and antecedents, by giving a background buildup of the uniqueness of both countries in respec...

Globalization and Conflict Resolution in Africa Since 20th Century

Introduction Globalization is a process of global economic, cultural, and political integration. It is playing an important role and has brought new opportunities for African countries such as growth and improved productivity and living standards, technological transfer, conflict resolution etc. Globalization is a complex and multidimensional phenomenon of contemporary society. Therefore, the areas of conflict and conflict resolution are also affected by this phenomenon. Conflicts are par...

The Evolution and Impact of Western Education , Elitism, Social clubs and Urbanization in Ilesa

This study aims at examining the evolution and impact of Western education in Ilesa. It also investigates the rise of elitism and social organizations and how such developments had contributed to the socio-economic development of Ilesa. 

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