Art & Humanities

Research Papers/Topics in Art & Humanities

Verbal And Visual Interface in Select Nigerian Pop Music

AbstractThat pop music is one of the popular genres of music with much rhythm and harmony and its emphasis on romantic love songs is not news. What needs clarification is the level of interface in terms of meaning making between the verbal and visual aspects of pop music videos. This study thus investigates visual-verbal interface in select Nigerian pop music videos in order to determine the extent to which both visual and verbal modes encode and enhance meanings in the music. Three pop...

Contextualization and Meaning in Public-Sphere Discourses of Government Ministers- Citizen Interactions in Nigeria

AbstractPublic sphere discourses of government ministers-citizen interactions are common political discourse events in Nigeria. There is seemingly nothing unfamiliar about political discourses, but what needs clarification is the place of context and contextualization in encoding and decoding intentions/meanings, especially in public sphere discourses of government ministers-citizen interactions in Nigeria. Aspects of Presupposition in Jacob Mey’s Pragmatics that deal with context was adopt...

Language and ideology of political interactions in Nigeria's National Good Governance Tour (NGGT)

ABSTRACTSeveral issues have shaped political discourse in Nigeria since her independence.Speeches read from scripts and other texts as well as various media forums have beenmajor sources of data. Political interactions, dealing with spontaneous discourse/speechevents have hardly been subject of discourse. Recently one of the platforms thattransverse the Nigerian political sphere is the National Good Governance Tour(NGGT) of Nigeria; this study therefore, explores language use in the tour andi...

Nigerian Journalists' Adoption Of Freedom Of Information (FoI) Act And Their Media's Performance

                ABSTRACT      The importance of information to man cannot be under - estimated. It serves as the oxygen that breathes life into governance. But laws are hardly fascinating to man; it makes least leisure reading. Nigerian public office- holders have been taken advantage of ambiguous nature of law to deprive journalists and by implication, the citizenry of their rights to know what operates in our adminstrative rooms. Then c...

Discourse Strategies and Public Assessment of Persuasion in Government Ministers-Audience Political Interactions in Nigeria

ABSTRACTOfficial interactions between government ministers and the public are common political discourse events in democratic Nigeria. Previous studies on political discourse have examined language forms such as metaphor, which function as persuasive devices in ceremonial speeches, campaigns, manifestos and parliamentary debates, without adequate attention paid to the persuasiveness of discourse strategies in government minister-public interactions. This study, therefore, examined discursive ...

Feminist Ethos and Regional Influence A Study of Buchi Emechetas Double Yoke and Lola Shoneyins The Secret Lives of Baba Segis Wives

Abstract This paper attempted a comparative and contrastive study of the Feminist Ethos of Buchi Emecheta in Double Yoke and Lola Shoneyin in The  Secret  Lives  of  Baba  Segi’s  Wives. Although both writers are feminists of Nigerian origin,  their  ideological  leanings,  as  this  paper  argued,  were  largely  influenced  by  their  region  of residence rather than their place of origin. ...

African Feminism/Womanism and Gender Complementarity in Ngugi wa Thiong'O’s Novels

This paper deploys the postulations of African womanism/feminism to examine gender  complementarity  in  three  of  Ngugi  wa  Thiong'O’s  novels:  The  River Between, A Grain of Wheat, and Petals of Blood. While the prominent role Ngugi accords his female characters has been acknowledged and explored critically, how he deploys the African feminist/womanist ideology in his writings, and uses his writings to advocate for gender complementarit...

Effective Reading and Writing Tips

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Modern Islamic Medicine and Modern Islamic Health Centers in Kano Metropolis, 1988 To 2012

Seeking for and provision of healthcare service has been an important phenomenon in the history of man. Thus belief: religious and cultural, play important roles in shaping the way and nature people seek for and provide medical care. Since the period of Islamic resurgence in the Kano Metropolis in the 1980s, religion has been playing pivotal role in the way and nature the price of Kano patronised medical services. Thus modern Islamic health centers were founded. These health centers provided ...

Marketing the Library and IT Services with the Use of Social Media: An Overview

This study explored how social media can be used to market library and it services for better patronage in the course of this the concept social media was defined in the following format  Social: this term is referred to the process where there is an interaction of the individuals or group of people as it relate to the welfare of human beings as members of a given society. Media: As the term implies, it is regarded as a platform of communication amongst members of a society and it compri...

Reading Habits Amongst Undergraduate Students: Case Study of Reading Habits Amongst Undergraduate Students: Case Study of Michael and Cecilia Ibru University , (MCIU)Agbarha-Otor

This  study  investigates  reading  habits  amongst  undergraduate  students.  Thus,  the  study discovered among others, the meaning of reading and the types of reading habits usually engage in by undergraduate students. To achieve this study, four (4) research objectives and from which the research questions were derived were formulated and they are: to ascertain the time spent by undergraduate  students  in  reading;  to  identify  the  various  reading  habits  of  un...

The Wisdom of the Strong: The Struggle in the Multi Polar System

 The Stranger happens to be one of the series of letters in my collection that bears the characteristics of the nature of the international state in motion . It is  however not the only work I have documented / analysed in international relations  but it stands out because  it fully explain the relation of moving states which at times   were running amok. In this system there is a hidden plan / purpose , these plans could be fathom 1 by the human mind and intelle...

The Relationship Between Self-Esteem and Locus of Control Among Well Functioning Adolescents

ABSTRACTThis study investigated the relationship between self-esteem and locus of control among well-functioning Adolescents. A total of 100 Adolescents (55 males and 45 females) selected from senior secondary school were used. The participants were within the age range of 15-19 years with a mean age of 17 years. Three set of instrument comprising self-esteem test (Adenyo & Oyefoso 1985) Locus of control test (Criag, Franklin & Andrew 1984) and Kohn, Brien-wood, pukening & Decicco (2003) were...

An Archaeological Reconnaissance Of Kpe Hilltop Settlement Site In Mbaikya Community, Usambe District, Kwande Local Government Area, Benue State, Nigeria

This research is entitled “An Archaeological Reconnaissance of Kpe Hilltop Settlement Site in Mbaikya Community, Usambe District of Kwande Local Government Area of Benue State, Nigeria”. The research is aimed at attempting a reconstruction of the past ways of life of the people who settled on Kpe hill by investigating Kpe hilltop settlement site. Thus, the research paid specific attention to the collection of oral traditions of the Usambe people, collection of archaeological data on ...

Perspectives on the Origin, Genealogical Narration, Early Migrations and Settlement Morphology of the Tiv of Central Nigeria

This paper presents some reflections on the origin, genealogical narration, early migrations and settlement morphology of the Tiv of Central Nigeria. Tiv people of central Nigeria today inhabit a substantial part of the Middle Benue Valley of Nigeria. In the various works of scholars of Tiv historiography, there has been an on-going debate on the origin, genealogy and migrations of the Tiv people. This is possibly because of lack of adequate archaeological, anthropological and historical r...


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