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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...

ASSESSMENT OF THE ECOWAS PROTOCOL ON FREE MOVEMENT OF PERSONS, RIGHT OF RESIDENCE AND ESTABLISHMENT (THE CASE OF ELUBO BORDER).

ABSTRACT The main aim of the study was to assess the implementation of the ECOWAS Protocol on free movement of persons, rights of residence and establishment. For this, the mixed method of data collection was used which formed the basic design for the study. Using the convenient method, 84 travellers and 30 officers were sampled to respond to structured questionnaires and semi interview questions respectively. Data was analysed using quantitative and qualitative methods and the resul...

GENDER PORTRAYAL IN EDUFA AND IN THE CHEST OF A WOMAN

ABSTRACT This work examines gender portrayal in Edufa by Efua Theodora Sutherland and In the Chest of a Woman by Efo Kodjo Mawugbe both of whom are of blessed memory. It considers Sutherland as the mother of modern Ghanaian Drama and Mawugbe as an icon of Ghanaian Drama; assessing their contributions and achievements as playwrights and dramatists in Ghana. An in-depth analysis of the plays was carried out to ascertain the conflicts and messages imbedded in them. The study was based ...

TRANSLATION FROM FRENCH INTO ENGLISH OF “L’ÉCONOMIE DU GABON: UNE ÉCONOMIE À LA REMORQUE DE SON PÉTROLE’’

ABSTRACT People cannot co-exist without communication. In the situation where people speaking different languages need to communicate, translation becomes imperative. It is for this reason that many theorists have taken keen interest in the subject of translation. The objective of this dissertation is to underscore some of the difficulties translators encounter in the translation activity and to promote an appreciation of translation techniques that may help translators to provide ac...

Implementation Challenges Of The Mother Tongue Policy In The Public Basic School System In Ayawaso West Sub-Metro Assembly

ABSTRACT It has been established through research and practice that children learn better and do well in school when instructed in their mother tongue (MT). The main objective of the study is to examine the extent to which public basic schools in Ayawaso West Metropolitan Assembly, as well as some parts of Ga West Municipality in Ghana have been able to implement the Mother Tongue Language Policy. The study also explores implementation challenges of the Policy. The study espoused qu...

Foreign News In The Ghanaian Press: A Content Analysis Of The Daily Graphic And The Ghanaian Times

ABSTRACT This study examined the coverage the presses in Ghana give to events that occur in foreign countries through a content analysis of sampled editions of the Daily Graphic and the Ghanaian Times in 2013. The study employed quantitative research method in the collection and analysis of data from 614 selected editions of the two newspapers. The findings of the study revealed that lingual affinity (common or shared official language) was a critical determinant of countries receiv...

News Determinants in Commercial and Public Radio Stations: A Study of Joy F.M and Uniiq F.M.

ABSTRACT “What is news?” How do journalists as producers and purveyors of news determine what news is? This study sought answers to these age-old questions by examining newsroom practices in a commercial and public radio station in Ghana, which is, Joy FM and Uniiq FM respectively. Underpinned by the theories of gate keeping, ownership and news values, the study sought to interrogate the continuing relevance of traditional hegemonic views about news determinants. This study argu...

REWRITING WOMEN INTO GHANAIAN HISTORY 1950-1966

ABSTRACT Ghana today enjoys the presence of a multiplicity of voluntary organisations majority of which claim to be dedicated to women’s welfare and empowerment. These groups or movements operate in a rather calm and tolerant political atmosphere and enjoy the benefits of access to and a relatively easy means of information dissemination. How different was the situation in the 1950s and early years after independence when the main focus and attention of Ghanaians particularly,...

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...

The Nigerian Pidgin: A Tool for Societal Peace

Abstract Language is an essential tool that fosters peaceful coexistence in any society. The Nigerian Pidgin is one of the unifying tools and a panacea for societal peace in a nation  like  Nigeria,  with  diverse  languages,  ethnic  groups  and  cultures.  This multilingual nature of the Nigerian society is a barrier to its societal peace, effective communication, and the implementation of the national language policy. In order to resol...

A Phonological Analysis of the Spoken English of the Efik-English Bilinguals

ABSTRACT The contact between English and Efik phonological features gives rise to problems that are exhibited by the Efik-English bilinguals as second language speakers. The aim of this study is to  describe the segmental  units  of  the  spoken English  of  the Efik-English  bilinguals.  The study has its theoretical thrust on Contrastive analysis by Lado (1957) which describes the systems of languages by comparing them with others and p...

Assessing Social Media Perception by Nigerian Graduates: A Study of Godfrey Okoye University

Abstract The study seeks to assess the social media perception and usage among students of Nigerian universities. Three research questions guided the study. A survey research design was adopted for the study. The population for the study is 1816. The sample size of the study was drawn using Wimmer and Dominic to get 451. 451 copies of the questionnaire were distributed and 317 copies of the questionnaire were returned. Data was gotten from both the primary source and secondary source...


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