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An Assessment of the Dynamics of Poverty Among Rural Active Population in Mangu Local Government Area, Plateau State

ABSTRACT The study investigated the dynamics of poverty among rural active population in Mangu Local Government of Plateau State The ob1ect1ves of the study were to determine the socio-demographic and economic characteristics of the respondents; the incidence and spatial distribution of poverty and the causes of poverty in the study area. The study also intended to assess the pattern of poverty trajectory of the rural active population in the study area and the coping strategies/mechanisms e...

An Assessment of Solid Waste Management Practices of Residents in Abuja Municipalities Nigeria

ABSTRACT For many developing countries, Solid Waste disposal and management remains a serious problem. Under research problem, Case study of assessment of solid waste Management practices of residents was undertaken in Abaji, Kuje, Kwali, Gwagwalada, Buhari and (AMAC) Abuja Municipal Area Councils Nigeria. Solid Waste disposal practices were investigated through structured questionnaire, Personal interview in the study area. Findings indicated that poor funding, absence of any recycling prog...

An Assessment of Nigeria’s Foreign Policy Under the Administration Goodluck Jonathan in Relation With Ecowas

AbstractThe study is an assessment of Nigeria’s foreign policy under the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan in relation with ECOWAS. This work is necessitated on the premise that no state in the modern times can avoid involvement in international affairs, and this involvement must be systematic and based on certain principles.  The objective of this work was to determine if Nigeria’s policy under the period in view had significant impact on Nigerian global image. Data for ...

An Assessment Of Facebook And Radio Advertisements On The Purchasing Habits Of Godfrey Okoye University Students.

ABSTRACTThe purpose of this research study was an assessment of radio and facebook advertisements on the purchasing habits of godfrey okoye university students. Anchored on the uses and gratification theory, social relationship theory and source credibility theory, the objectives of the study was structured to determine the extent to which undergraduates youths are exposed to advertisements on Radio and Facebook, to ascertain the media channels preferred by undergraduate youths for advertisin...

An Appraisal of the Role of Law in Curbing the Impediments to Foreign Investments in Nigeria

ABSTRACT The country’s prolonged inability to attract foreign investments has been an issue of major concern to successive administrations in Nigeria. The desire and urgent demand for a substantial inflow of foreign investment into Nigeria as triggers for national economic development nurtured the undertaking of this research. The research was aimed at identifying the factors that have impeded the influx of foreign investments into Nigeria in spite of the efforts made to attract foreign in...

‘In The Pipeline’: Highlighting Political Propaganda in Ghana Through Drama

ABSTRACT This work is an academic exercise undertaken for my master’s degree – MFA- at the School of Performing Art, University of Ghana. The study examines the phenomenon of political propaganda campaign in contemporary Ghana from the standpoint of drama since 1992. As a playwright, I settled on a play entitled In the Pipeline for my project work. My motivation for such a work derives from personal experience, interviews and observation in Ghana politics; my academic curiosity to analys...

Smart Phone Use for Learning: A Study On University of Ghana Students

ABSTRACT This study was designed to find out the use of smartphones for learning among students at the University of Ghana. The main objectives pursued by this study were to investigate the adoption factors most relevant in student use of a smartphone as a learning tool, and also to investigate the role of educators (lecturers) in students’ resolution to learning via smartphones, as well as investigate factors that inhibit the use of smartphones as a learning tool. In accomplishing the obje...

Analyses of Two Speeches by Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah: Applying Interpersonal Metafunction of Systemic Functional Grammar.t

ABSTRACT  This paper examines two speeches of Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, applying Halliday‟s Interpersonal Metafunction of Systemic Functional Grammar. The two speeches are Dr. Kwame Nkrumah‟s Independence Declaration Speech from British colonial rule on March 6, 1957 and a selected speech from his radio broadcasts to the people of Ghana, after the coup d'état of 1966, collectively dubbed “Voice from Conakry”. Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana’s first Prime Minister and President, was...

The Vocabulary of Political Drama: The Voice of the Playwright in The Return of Nkrumah

ABSTRACT This is an analysis that sets out to demonstrate by example the treatment of a political subject matter in a play-text that focuses on the art vocabulary with the hope of not sacrificing the content for its form. The independent use of history, poetry, prose, metaphoric and symbolic illustrations are fundamental to several initiatives in the creation of the resultant play The Return of Nkrumah. The dissertation therefore discusses the blunt vocabulary of plays and the findings resul...

Determination of Doses and Cancer Risk to Pediatric and Young Adult Patients Undergoing Plain Radiographic and Fluoroscopic Guided Surgical Procedures

ABSTRACT Fifty paediatric and young adult patients who underwent plain radiographic and fluoroscopic procedures in the operating theatres of a selected orthopaedic hospital were investigated. Radiation Dose was measured using single chip TLD (LiF) held at the skin surface at the beam entrance site for scoliotic, kyphotic and kyphoscoliotic patients undergoing Posterior Spinal Fusion (single stage), Posterior Spinal Fusion (two stage), Growing Rod and Revision Posterior Spinal Fusion as well ...

The Effects of Corporal Punishment On Children in The Kumbungu District

ABSTRACT The effectiveness of corporal punishment in child raising remains one of the hotly contested social issues in many societies including Ghana. Despite the many efforts by governments and civil society organizations to check the menace of corporal punishment, it is still practiced in ways that are unacceptable in many areas of the country, especially the area for this study work; Kumbungu District in the Northern Region of Ghana. The study sought to find out how corporal punishment adv...

Victim or Villain: Italy’s Response to The Influx of Irregular Migrants from North Africa?

ABSTRACT The year 2011 witnessed a massive influx of irregular migrants from North Africa, using the central Mediterranean to cross into Europe. Libya, which had a Memorandum of Understanding with the southern European country Italy, suffered a civil crisis, creating a vacuum of authority, which failed to prevent journeys from the coasts of Libya into Italy. The Italian government on the other hand reacted by policing its waters to locate irregular sea migrants, sending boats back to places o...

The Use of Information and Communication Technologies in Poverty Alleviation in Rural Communities in the Central Region of Ghana

ABSTRACT Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have the potential to improve the welfare of the poor by providing opportunities to increase social capital; improve availability of market information; creation of new economic opportunities; improve economic efficiency and competitiveness; better access to health and education facilities and more efficient and effective governance. In spite of the significant ICT development and growing recognition of their benefits, there are conce...

Household Vulnerability and Adaptation Options in Resource-Poor Communities in Accra, Ghana

ABSTRACT The current impact of climate variability highlights the need for an increased understanding of the relationship between climate-sensitive disasters such as floods, vulnerability, and adaptation/coping strategies of households. With few exceptions, given the variations in sociodemographic and economic characteristics, floods tend to have a disproportionate impact on resource-poor urban communities, particularly in developing countries. This study aimed to; (1) identify indicators of ...

An Archaeology of Obosomase, Eastern Region, Ghana.

ABSTRACT The Akwapem area has been the focus of several historical and archaeological investigations in the past but there has been no archaeological excavation at Obosomase to date, thus the cultural history of the town from an archeological perspective is unknown. The underlying theme that guided the conduct of this study was to reconstruct the lifeways of the past inhabitants of Obosomase using predominantly archaeologically sourced data. It was also to ascertain the existence or absence o...


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