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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...

PLIGHT OF ENGLISH STUDENTS IN LANGUAGE AMBIGUITY

AbstractLanguage ambiguity is a quality of language that makes a speech or written text open to multiple interpretations. This study aimed to know the challenges of English Students in Language Ambiguity and how they cope with these challenges. At the end of the study, the researchers aimed to address these challenges experienced by the participants. The participants of this study were second (2nd) year college students of Bachelor of Secondary Education major in English from Don Honori...

Assessment of Community Relations Strategies for Promoting Harmony Between Organisations and Their Host Communities: A Study of Peace Mass Transit Limited, Nsukka

ABSTRACTThe effectiveness of community relations strategies can only be achieved when the management recognizes ways its organization can have a good relationship with the local community and the extent of reciprocal independence which will help to establish social balance. This study was aimed at assessing community relations strategies for promoting harmony between organizations and their host communities: A study of Peace Mass Transit Limited, Nsukka. The researcher adopted the survey meth...

Assessment of Traditional Communication in Community Development: A Study of Mkpat Enin Local Government Area

ABSTRACTThe study was on the “Assessment of traditional communication in community development of Mkpat Enin Local Government Area. The objective of this study were to ascertain if traditional forms of communications are still used in Mkpat Enin Local Government Area, to identify the forms of traditional communication, to enhance development of Mkpat Enin Local Government Area; to identify the challenges of traditional forms of communication in community development. Research design ...

Going Global: Exploring the Obstacles for Social Entrepreneurs

AbstractSocial enterprises (SE), firms with mission to enhance the social wealth and the common good are increasingly becoming significant to the socio-economic development of nations. Like conventional small and medium business enterprises, a number of social enterprises aspire to play active role across national borders and having serious constraints to scale through. Though both forms of enterprises participate in global business environment, issues that confront SEs and their internationa...

Aesthetic Analysis of Folklore in Emmanuel Asika's Erimma

Abstract Folklore or oral tradition is found to be a favourite indigenous resource for African playwrights and they draw on it to enable them mold the aesthetic concerns in drama/play writing. Considerable critical interest has grown around analyzing the nuances of folklore, society and drama in the context of Africa. Critics like Obiechina confirm that folklore has survived in Africa in spite of the introduction of ‘writing’ as a phenomenon and the foreign tradition which it bea...

Does Democracy foster Peace?

The paper generally seeks to unravel the elements that are conducive for the prevailing peaceful conditions in a state. Therefore, democracy has been put at the epicenter of this paper on whether it promotes peace or not.... Democracy originated more than 2,400 years ago in ancient Greece. The word “democracy” means “rule by the people.” While this definition tells us that the citizens of a democracy govern their nation, it omits essential parts of the idea of democracy as p...

From a Social Media Post to a Global Mass Movement: A Case Study of #MeToo and #BlackLivesMatter

AbstractSocial media platforms have revolutionised the way users communicate, by providing an open and vast platform to discuss about the sensitive and stigmatized issues of the society. Social media is increasing with ubiquity, this research aims to seek and understand the role of social media and its engagement with users for diffusion of global social mass movements. Sexual abuse and racial discrimination are stigmatised issues that have took over the attention all across the g...

Impact of Provision and Use of School Library Resources and Services on the Study Habits of Students in Government College, Afikpo, Ebonyi State, Nigeria

AbstractThis paper focuses on the impact of provision and use of school library resources and services on the study habits of students in Government College, Afikpo, Ebonyi State Nigeria. It critically considered opinions of researchers over the time on the roles, influence, and effects of library resources and services provided and utilized in school libraries on the study and reading habits as well as the educational development of students in the secondary school level in Ni...

Early Urbanization in West Africa: An Archaeological Evidence from Birnin-Kudu Settlement

Abstract Several collections of evidences from oral tradition, archaeological, historical, sociological researches have clearly indicated several early urban centers in West Africa and the differences in their characteristics based on region. This paper is aimed at bringing to limelight the place of Birnin-Kudu as part of early urban center in West-Africa and sourced it data from archaeological excavations and survey, collection of oral traditions and review of several literatures relating to...

THE PLACE OF AGENCY THEORY IN THE INTERPRETATION OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL DATA

AbstractThe beauty of every archaeological investigation is the interpretation of the past through material remains. Among the principles and theories for archaeological interpretation is Agency. Agency is a principle used to explain and resolve issue in the relationship between environment and human. This is just all about putting people back in the past and the relationship between them (humans); consequences of their action and their environment. This paper is a review of the concept ...

Encouraging Unity in Diversity in the Church in the Light of 1 Corinthians 12:12-26

IntroductionIn our world today, our differences are often used as a means to create distance between us, even among Christians in the Church. Christians’ lives would not just be interesting without variety to spice them up. Just as the body consists of various parts all working together to achieve different things, Christians are of various races, groupings and undertakings need to unite to achieve the tasks that God has set for them. God created all human as a diverse people and He wants a...

Ephesians 5:3-7: A Biblical Stand on Sexuality and Sensuality and Its Implications to Believers Today

IntroductionToday, there is a problem of morality. There are professing Christians that argue that the Bible permits committed, loving homosexual relationships. Some other Christians justify going to R-rated movies by saying, “I need to understand where our culture is at. Also, some argue that genuine Christians may fall into habitual immorality or greed and that the consequence is, they lose their rewards, not eternal life. And these spring up the question of ‘Where is the balance betwee...

Political Restructuring of Nigeria in the Light of Acts 6

IntroductionThe church in Jerusalem represented in Acts 6 verses 1–4 was promptly challenged by the problem of inequity and lack of fair play among the various stakeholders and such disaffection reached a situation of murmur and open agitation. This challenge to the apostles was a threat to the consolidation of the already established Christian community in Jerusalem and its spread to the whole world. Something must be done to arrest the situation or the Church runs the risk of disintegrati...


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