Research Papers/Topics in History

AFRICAN WOMEN AS SAVIORS OF THEIR SOCIETIES THROUGH CHANGING SCENES

Throughout the passing of times, women have been major influencers of what happens in their society. Either passively or actively, they make contributions to their surroundings sometimes doing this subtly. Their influences extend towards all aspects of human endeavours. However, for the purpose of this paper, we shall limit ourselves to the contributions of women in the African continent and how successful they have been as saviours of their societies through changing scenes.

THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF SAYYID SAID TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF ZANZIBAR IN THE 19TH CENTURY

Under Sayyid Said Omani influence was on the rise in Zanzibar. Before this, the Portuguese invaded and defeated the local rulers of Zanzibar and took control of almost all the coast of East Africa between 15 to the 17th century. The Portuguese first conquered Zanzibar followed by the falling of other coastal settlements. However, Portuguese domination in the East African area was short lived as the Omani’s annexed Zanzibar and many other coastal towns to their empire that was ruled f...

THE PRE-COLONIAL HISTORY OF EGBALAND

Do you wish to learn more about the people of Egbaland? Having a background knowledge and idea about the pre-colonial history of a people is highly important and this is what this study is about.

History of Urbanization in Sapele (1955 - 2007)

This paper is a research on Urbanization in Sapele, a city in Delta state. The work attempts to put urbanization issues in correct perspectives. It corrects and defines the position of the family in the urban area and makes sure reader do not give in to myth propagated by some that families are responsible for founding of Cities.

Women in Nation building

As against the traditional mindset that African women have not played significant roles in their societies save their domestic duties of "belonging to the kitchen and the other room", this  paper historicizes the contributions of women to the development of their various precolonial societies, colonial and post colonial Nigerian state.This paper is of the view that the feat of building any nation with specifics on Nigeria will be an uphill task if women are not bought or carried along in the...

Cash Crop Production in Nigeria

There is need for a multi disciplinary approach to solving or researching the issues of cash crop production. This is because the academic situation is characterized by sharp boundaries, an ecologist tends to avoid social situation and an anthropologist does likewise with natural habitat, energy flow and the like. However, this is a research based on historical development of cash crop production in Nigeria. The research deals with Nigeria as a cou...

BRIEF HISTORY OF NELSON MANDELA

INTRODUCTIONNelson Mandela was born on July 18, 1918, in Mveso, Transkei, South Africa. Becoming actively involved in the anti-apartheid movement in his 20s, Mandela joined the African National Congress in 1942. For 20 years, he directed a campaign of peaceful, nonviolent defiance against the South African government Quotes"I hate race discrimination most intensely and in all its manifestations. I have fought it all during my life; I fight it now, and will do so until the end of my days....

BRIEF HISTORY OF UDI LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

INTRODUCTIONLocal government administration is one of the efforts of the federal government of Nigeria to bring government influence to the rural dwellers.Udi Local Government Area of Enugu State is one of the Seven Hundred and Seventy Four (774) Local Government Areas in Nigeria. The Headquarters of the local government is situated at city of Udi on the A232 highway and one of the seventeen (17) local governments in Enugu state in southern Nigeria created in 1991. Each has the Awhum wat...

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