Research Papers/Topics in Humanities And Social Science

The Saliency of Ethno-Regional Mobilisation and the Post Electoral Violence of 2011 Presidential Election

The nature, magnitude, and manifestations of electoral violence, the complex dynamics and incentives driving it in Nigeria are subject of extensive analysis in the academic literature. This study interrogates the underlying factor (s) responsible for the post election violence of the 2011 presidential elections. The 2011 presidential election in a comparative sense was generally accepted as free and fair by domestic and international observers than the 2003 and 2007 elections. The bases for ...

THE EFFECTS OF POPULATION GROWTH ON DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA (JOURNAL)

Population and economic growth commonly entails to the study of the costs of population trends on human welfare, socio-economic development, and the natural environment. Though there is a long ritual of scholarship on the costs of population trends, starting with Malthus to modern researchers. However, modern research on population and its impacts on development lack a cumulative research tradition and dominant paradigm. The main limitation of the literature, which lies largely outside the bo...

FOOD SECURITY IN NIGERIA. A CASE STUDY OF PRESIDENT BUHARI’S AGRICULTURAL POLICY (2015-2018).

Squealing to the discovery of petroleum, Nigeria has rapidly grown into a major food importing nation as the government has become neglectful of the agricultural sector since petroleum is considered a more viable resource for economic development. This situation quickly polarized the nation into high and low income groups. Unfortunately, while only small fraction of the population benefited from the oil wealth, the population suffered the misfortune of food insecurity as they can hardly affor...

SEQUENCING OF THE 2019 GENERAL ELECTIONS AND ITS IMPLICATIONS ON CREDIBLE ELECTIONS IN INIGERIA

The set out objectives of the paper was to examine the issue of the credibility of the 2019 election looking at the way the election was sequenced. Relying on purely secondary data, the paper overviewed the 2019 election, looked at the legal framework of election sequence before finally looking the crux of the matter. From the work, it became clear that the 2019 election being the sixth since the return of democracy in 1999 had some improvements from the past elections especially that of vote...

Pressure groups and policy process in Nigeria's fourth republic 1999-2020

The study assessed pressure groups and policy process in Nigeria: a case of 21st century democratic dispensation. The study utilized descriptive qualitative method of content analysis on secondary data. The study was hinged on group theory as its theoretical framework. The study is based on content analysis, the study revealed that in any democratic practices, pressure groups evidently play a powerfully dynamic role in speaking and manipulating public policies during the policy process. The s...

Politics of divisiveness and the resurgence of Biafra agitation in Nigeria

In recent times, separatist movements in South-East geopolitical zone have stepped-up struggles for the actualization of the sovereign state of Biafra through protest and other forms of social mobilization. The protests have triggered tension with security agencies applying excessive force to quell agitations and protests. This paper examines the politics of imbalance played by the Nigerian State towards (Igbo extraction) through non-development of the region and that has triggered the resurg...

Fulani Herdsmen Crisis in Nigeria: Causes and Effects (A Synthesis of the Implications of the Crisis)

IntroductionIt is noteworthy that countless of needless deaths have occurred due to the incessant clashes involving Fulani herdsmen and local Nigerian farmers. The security situation in the country is bad enough without this menace, which involves the simple, innocent and hardworking grassroot people. Nevertheless, the authorities appear clueless as to the appropriate angle, from which to tackle the issue. The wealth of scholarly discussions on the subject matter have also overlooked the conf...

A Discussion of Challenges Confronting Archaeology and Its Practice in Nigeria

There is no gain saying that archaeology and archaeological practice in Nigeria is yet to achieve the desired results, particularly as it is yet to fully meet the needs of the society, and largely contribute to problem solving in contemporary terms. This is seemingly not unconnected to the fact that the practice of archaeology in the country is faced with a lot of challenges, especially in the recent times. Thus, the aim of this research is to discuss the nature of some of these challenges an...

Archaeology and Social Stability in Nigeria: An Appraisal

AbstractThe main focus of this paper is to bring to limelight how archaeological activities/findings are appropriate resources not only for understanding the past, but also for the purpose of adequately informing future plans. Archaeological activities and findings have the ability to provide positive answers to the general social instability in a nation (as being experienced or witnessed in Nigeria in particular and West Africa in ...

The Role of Archeology in the Development of World's Cultural Tourism

Abstract Archaeology is concern about the preservation and promotion of World’s heritage. This discipline is all about the identification, preservation, decolonization, publication, and stewardship of cultural resources which in turn referred to as cultural tourism. This paper tends to address the role of archaeology in the development of world’s cultural tourism as the basic focus. It also addressed the impact of the development of cultural tourism, challenges of the development and als...

Social Economic Factors Affecting Consumption of Sweet Potato Products: An Empirical Approach

Abstract The objective of the study was to analyze factors affecting consumption of value added products of sweet potato. The study was conducted in Shinyanga rural and Mwanza urban. Using cross sectional design, the study employed individual interviews, focused group discussions; review of relevant practical documents and discussions in data collection from a total of 200 surveyed households. Data collected was summarized using Statistical Package of Social Science (SPSS) windows versio...

African Traditional Customs’ Potentialities And Dilemmas: Conflict Over Thanksgiving To Chiefs In Zimbabwean Rural Villages

AbstractThe transformation of society towards modernity and the attendant socio-economic challenges ithas imposed on African societies have compelled insensitive traditional structures of governanceto hijack traditional customs and practices to serve their ulterior motives. Thanksgiving to chiefs(kubika chiutsi, in Shona language), is one such traditional practice that has been manipulated toserve the self-aggrandizement of Zimbabwean traditional chiefs in rural areas under the guise ofsubjec...

Are physicians’ strikes ever morally justifiable? A call for a return to tradition

AbstractThough physicians strike provides an opportunity to generate more knowledge about the process in which legitimacy of an organization can berestored, it meets with a great deal of resistance not only by the public but from within the medical profession. This paper critically examines thelegitimacy of strike by medical doctors heretofore referred to as physicians. Though critically reflecting on strikes of physicians in general, thepaper makes more emphasis on Africa where physician str...

Giving Priority to Gender Mainstreaming in Development Activities: Education as a challenge for Gender Mainstreaming in the Local Government Authorities (LGAs), Tanzania, A case of Dodoma Cit

ABSTRACT The continual need for gender equality in many development dimensions has been the global agenda since the time immemorial. Likewise, addressing this inequality has been also the global agenda so as to reduce the gap existing between both men and women girls and boys. The efforts employed to reduce the gender gap have been termed as gender mainstreaming. Among many challenges encountered in mainstreaming gender is the lack of education or low level of education. Upon consid...

Impact of Online Learning During Covid

 Maintaining continuity with the education system in Corona is now a big challenge. One of the main aim of this study is to uncover the challenging aspects of online learning during covid-19 in rural areas of Bangladesh. The study used qualitative approaches to deepen the online learning experience and challenging aspects of secondary school students. Result shows that they have all expressed their dissatisfaction, feeling helpless and frustrated, and no well-planned action has been take...


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