Research Papers/Topics in History And International Studies

Nigeria's Foreign Policy and National Interest from 1960-2015

TABLE OF CONTENTSTitle Page - - - - - - - - - iApproval Page - - - - - - - - iiDeclaration - - - - - - - - - iiiDedication - - - - - - - - - ivAcknowledgement - - - - - - - - - vTable of Contents - - - - - - - - - viMapCHAPTER ONEGENERAL INTRODUCTION1.1 Background to the study - - - - - - - 11.2 Statement of problem and research questions - - - - 51.3 Aims and objectives of study - - - - - - 81.4 Significance of the study - - - - - - - 91.5 Scope and Delimitation - - - - - - - 91.6 Res...

THE POLITICAL AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPLICATIONS OF THE BOKO HARAM INSURGENCE IN NIGERIA 2009-2020

ABSTRACTBoko Haram figuratively implies that western for non-Islamic education is a sin, is a very controversial Nigeria militant group that seeks for the imposition of sharia law in the entire northern states of Nigeria. The hierarchical structure of the group is not presently well defined. The official name of the group id jamaiatu Ahlis sunna lidda ―awai waljihad, which in Arabic translate to ―people committed to the propagation of the prophet’s teaching and jhad literally therefore ...

The Chain of Climate Change, Scarcity and Conflict in Global Politics

To state that climate change and environment issues are becoming increasingly important in the realm of International Relations is an understatement. Mitigation and adaptation debates, strategies and mechanisms are all developed at the international level, often demonstrating the nuances of international politics and governance. The changes experienced in the environment have in many ways been identified as plausible causes of violent intergroup conflict. These changes inc...

A NOTE ON PEACE AND THE CONTRIBUTION OF GENERAL BURATAI : A HISTORICAL CRITICISM OF THE INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM

This paper study's the activities of Boko Haram in the International system and Nigeria. This idea which emerged from the Generals comment which state that the Nigeria army should use prayer and Fatha to combat Boko Haram has caused  echo around all circle hence the need  for this paper. The paper span across three civilian regime .

BERLIN CONFERENCE OF 1884, AND ITS AFTERMATH ON AFRICA

Abstract Africa had lives peacefully before the advent of European colonial imperialism. We have had peaceful coexistence. Though the issue of language barer was rampant, yet there were hardly ethnic conflicts amongst African people. They fashioned a means to defend their territories and their weaker one such as the women and children. Africa never knew she was basking in the ecstasy of splendour until the incursion of European Colonial Powers. Before the early 1880s, Europeans had colossal ...

Oil Boom and Underdevelopment: The Challenges of Premium Motor Spirit Importation into Nigeria 1999-2016

                                                       ABSTRACT This research examined how the Oil Boom in Nigeria has underdeveloped the nation ratherthan develop and also examining the challenges or problem faced in premium motor spiritimportation into   the country   as   a   result   of  &nbs...

HOW THE MYTH OF AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM SHAPED ITS FOREIGN POLICY DURING THE COLD WAR

Each nation tends to see itself as unique. In its claim of the master race, German or Aryan races consider themselves the highest in an assumed racial hierarchy. France and her theory of Assimilation pride herself to be more superior to any other existing culture. With her population, financial and human resources within the continent, Nigeria considers itself as the “Giant of Africa”. With its advancement in North America and her ideology of expansionism, the United States pro...

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...

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