Political Science And International Relations Research Papers/Topics

Problems And Prospects Of Revenue Generation In Nigerian Local Governments (Case Study Of Ado Odo Ota Local Government)

ABSTRACT The adverse situation in the various local government areas of Nigeria has led us into this very topic. Hence, the purpose of this work is to enlighten people, mostly students in the school of financial studies on how revenue is generated in local governments, problems confronting them as regards revenue generation as well as the prospects to the problems.However, local governments are expected to use the fund generated in embarking on income earning projects; projects that come und...

Nigerian Foreign Policy And National Interests (A Case Study Of Jonathan’s Administration)

ABSTRACT The foreign policy of a nation is a reflection of its national demands, needs and aspirations. Much as there is a relationship between a state national interest and those foreign to it. The study is aimed at examining the foreign policy of Nigeria and its national interest under President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. Foreign and national policy issues are related products of the same political system and are designed to define and implement overall national purposes. Foreign and national...

Institutional Mechanisms For Combating Corruption In Nigerian Public Service: Appraisal Of The Economic And Financial Crimes Commission (Efcc) (2005-2015)

Abstract In this study, the institutional mechanisms for combatting corruption in Nigeria‟s public service were critically and empirically analysed by appraising the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB). Primary data which were obtained through the instrumentality of questionnaire only. This was subjected to a chi square analysis in other to determine the activeness, effectiveness and problems of the set up institutional mechanisms for combatting...

Achievements And Challenges Of Technical Aid Corps As A Foreign Policy Tool

ABSTRACT . The Technical Aid Corps Scheme is conceived by the Federal Government of Nigeria as an instrument of economic diplomacy. The ultimate aim of the programme is to promote Nigerias economic interest and boost her image in the comity of nations. However, despite the huge investment, Nigeria has not leveraged on the opportunities provided by TAC as a policy instrument to harvest economic and other dividends from the recipient states. The aim of the study therefore is to assess the schem...

Corruption In Local Government Administration In Nigeria. (A Case Study Of Ado Odo-Ota Local Government)

ABSTRACT This project work examined corruption in local government administration in Nigeria. Corruption is a practical problem involving the outright theft, embezzlement of funds or other appropriation of the state property, nepotism and granting of favor to personal acquaintances. It has been argued that corruption involves behaviors which deviate from the moral and constitutional requirement. Literatures on corruption and administration of local government were discussed. Survey design wa...

AN ASSESSMENT OF FEDERAL CHARACTER PRINCIPLE IN NIGERIA CIVIL SERVICE: 2011-2015

ABSTRACT The study examines the efficiency and productivity of Federal Character principle in the Nigeria Civil service. The motivation of the study was borne out of the ineffectiveness, inefficiency, lack of professionalism and low productivity that characterized the Nigerian civil service due to ineffective implementation and enforcement of the Federal Character Principle by the Federal Character Commission. The objectives of the study are to: examine the principles guiding the operation o...

An Assessment Of Economic Development In Democratic Governance In Nigeria (1999-2015)

Abstract This study was carried out to examine the economic development of democracy in Nigeria between 1999-2015. It specified on the consequences of privatization policy, the major factor of economic development, the state of Nigeria economic development and the present democratic regime including the Nigerians economic crisis. Impact of corruption and the legacy of military rule on Nigeria’s economic development. It also investigates the impact of unstable government policies and econom...

Africa And China Relations In The 21st Century Nigeria As A Case Study, (1999-2015)

ABSTRACT China`s recent growing presence in Africa nearly over a decade is a reflection of its broader emergence as a global power. In the wake of its rapid economic development as the second largest economy in the world today, and of its growing role in the global geo-political arena, there are increasing heated debates around the world on the kind of development path and foreign policy China is pursuing, and how it affects the rest of the world, including Africa. This gave birth to this re...

THE EMERGENCE OF CHINA AS AN UPCOMING GREAT POWER IN RRELATIONS TO CLASSICAL

THE EMERGENCE OF CHINA AS AN UPCOMING GREAT POWER IN RELATIONS TO CLASSICAL/MODERN REALIST THEORY   BY                                                       AFEEZ TIJANI OSUMAH     DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, INSTITUTE  OF GRADUATE STUDIES AND RESEARCH, CYPRUS INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY (CIU), THE TURKISH REPUBLIC OF NORTH CYPRUS,(TRNC), PHONE: +(90)5488240563, +(234)7065020634,               E-MAIL:osumahinnocent@y...

Reflections on the Historical Ideology of Enosis in Greek Cypriots Communities

ABSTRACT The study focus on the historical position of gender inequality in Greek Cypriots communities base on enosis and the role of women in it towards politic, education and economic disparities. The study introduces the pattern of analysis with the presentation of the historical events in descriptive evaluation of the central theme into two as impacts on education and politic on the enlightenment of greek Cypriots female students on enosis with a concluding remarks of showing her streng...

Nigerians Need to Get it Right Now

  NIGERIANS NEED TO GET IT RIGHT NOW “The questions What came to my mind is that where, why and how do we get it all wrong that we need to get it right? Then, we Nigerians both home and abroad need to get it right now”. It baffles me many a time when encountered with such questions of where, why and how do we get it wrong in our institutional system be it the political, economic and socio-cultural heritage of our dear country, Nigeria. At the Political economy angle, we messed ourselves...

The Effect of Cold War Era on the Decline of USSR Sovereignty and Its Relations to Structural Realist

ABSTRACT The study introduces and at the end, reveals the position of structural realist theorist to the effect of cold war era  on the decline of Soviet Union soovereignty as superpower within the international system. The theoretical framework of defensive structural realism championed by Kenneth Waltz (1979) is descriptively presented while the concluding remarks reveals the ideological stands and sole hegemon in the international system.       Keywords: Soviet union, Class struct...

THE UN MISSION IN POST-WAR LIBERIA SECURITY SECTOR REFORM AND TRANSITION: CHALLENGES AND PROSPECTS

ABSTRACT The research analyzes the Security Sector Reform in post-war Liberia under the auspices of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) and the United States Government, from 2003 until the transition of security responsibilities to the government of Liberia in 2016. The objectives of the research basically examines the capability of the security sector as it relates to the continuation and provision of national security post-UNMIL and most significantly, after a reformed security s...

SOFT POWER AND HARD POWER: AN ASSESSMENT OF OBAMA’S WAR ON TERRORISM

ABSTRACT The attacks of September 11 2001 on the United States triggered that country’s enormous efforts to counterterrorism in order to prevent the re-occurrence of that event on the soil of the United States. President George Bush Jr. responded to the attacks by excessive application of hard power with the objective of bringing the perpetrators to justice. President Obama coming into office in 2009 promised a departure from the United States excessive reliance on hard power application in...

PROVIDING BIRTH REGISTRATION FOR ALL IN GHANA: AN ASSESSMENT OF TARGET 16.9 OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOAL 16

ABSTRACT In an effort to ensure universal access to basic human rights, essential social facilities such as healthcare, education, justice systems and financial institutions, and the planning of an overall development agenda, there is the need to provide official documentation of legal identity for all persons. Identity registration through birth registration and certification is regarded as the first document that serves as a form of legal identity for individuals at birth. As states in the ...


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