Art & Humanities

Research Papers/Topics in Art & Humanities

Information Seeking Behavior of The Undergraduate Students In The faculty of arts Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

This study examined “the information seeking behaviour of undergraduate students in faculty of Art, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.” Nigeria. It identifies the Information Needs of the undergraduate Students of Faculty of Arts Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, it also identified how undergraduate Students of Faculty of Arts Ahmadu Bello University Zaria search Information Resources, the Information Services Available in the Library to Undergraduate Students of Faculty of Arts Ahmadu B...

Assessment of Roles of Nollywood Movies in Preservation and Diffusion of Benin Culture

ABSTRACTThe Benin culture is one of the great historical African cultures which have lost its values to westernization. Amongst other media related preservative tools, movies have been found to be one of the best ways to educate, influence and preserve culture and this is why this research was conducted to study the role of Nollywood movies in the preservation and diffusion of the Benin culture. Although several attempts have been made by researchers to study the cultural preservation of diff...

ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND THE SOCIAL MEDIA; SPEED-BOATS TO NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT.

About the need for entrepreneurial development, while employing the social media for publicity and securing market share.

REVIEW - O. NJOKWU AND O. IWUAGWU (EDITORS). TOPICS IN IGBO ECONOMIC HISTORY

      Essentially, the book ‘Topics in Igbo Economic History’ is an attempt to give a comprehensive examination of the trajectory of the Igbo economic sector. Significantly, the book contains ten distinct chapters that cover wide-ranging but interlocking themes in Igbo economic past, through varying perspectives and scope of time. One notable feature of this book is the dynamic nature of its ten contributors who are well-seasoned in the fields of social sciences and h...

REVIEW - DEMOCRATIZATION AND CITIZENS’ SENSE OF SECURITY IN NIGERIA BY AUGUSTINE AGUGUA.

Augustine Agugua’s article titled “Democratization and Citizens’ Sense of Security in Nigeria” examines varying issues on the sense of security among Nigerians since the beginning of the Fourth Republic in 1999. Essentially, this review aims at discussing major themes and subtopics as simplified by Agugua in his article. In the article, Agugua has brilliantly divided the major issues in his article into different headings, and this gives its readers a great sense of clarity.

The Role of Sound Economic Policies and Foreign Direct Investment to the Development of South East Asia since 1945

      Essentially, the economic development of Southeast Asian countries – especially Malaysia and Indonesia – since 1945 when the Second World War came to an end is the result of sound economic policies and the emergence of Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) in these economies. Indeed, these policies have had drastic impacts and played remarkable roles in the development of the economies of Southeast Asian countries of Malaysia and Indonesia. In essence, this paper exam...

THE ROLE OF AMERICA IN THE FIRST AND SECOND WORLD WARS

America played a significant role in the First and Second World Wars. Indeed, it is evident that America was more involved in World War II than World War I. This paper would discuss the various roles America played in both wars, examining the nature of America’s alignment, reasons for its alignments, the roles of America in the formation of the League of Nations and the United Nations, the status or the prominence of America during both wars and reasons why America played limited r...

THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF SAYYID SAID TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF ZANZIBAR IN THE 19TH CENTURY

Under Sayyid Said Omani influence was on the rise in Zanzibar. Before this, the Portuguese invaded and defeated the local rulers of Zanzibar and took control of almost all the coast of East Africa between 15 to the 17th century. The Portuguese first conquered Zanzibar followed by the falling of other coastal settlements. However, Portuguese domination in the East African area was short lived as the Omani’s annexed Zanzibar and many other coastal towns to their empire that was ruled f...

A CRITICAL DISCOURSE ANALYSIS OF PROPAGANDA IN SELECTED SPEECHES OF GLORIA STEIN

ABSTRACTThis thesis examines the use of language as propaganda using the Discourse-Historical Approach in Critical Discourse Analysis. The semantic dimensions, discursive and linguistic strategies in Gloria Steinem's and Adolf Hitler's speeches are critically analysed in order to achieve the research objectives.TABLE OF CONTENTPages Title Page iCertification iiDedication iiiAcknowledgments ivTable of Content vList of Tables viiChapter One: Introduction 11.0 Introduction 11.1 Background to...

INFLUENCE OF ICT AND INFORMATION LITERACY SKILLS AND ITS APPLICATION ON LIBRARY USE AMONG STUDENTS OF ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS. A CASE STUDY OF KOGI STATE UNIVERSITY, ANYIGBA.

ABSTRACTIn the advent of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and its integration in the Library and Information Science profession, the search for information resources by students, researchers, and even librarians is now easier and faster but then it all depends on the level of ICT or Computer literacy skills possessed by the individual(s) in search of such information resources. The aim of this study was intended to find out the strengths and weaknesses of students of Kogi...

CAN THE DEAD STILL LIVE: A PHILOSOPHICAL DISCOURSE OF THE CONCEPT OF REINCARNATION AMONG THE YORÙBÁ OF SOUTH-WEST,NIGERIA

ABSTRACTThe belief in reincarnation is, of course, a central theme of many Eastern religions. Belief in rebirth has been reported amongst people scattered the length and breadth of the African continent. Their beliefs ranges from ‘partial’ reincarnation of an ancestor in one or several individuals strictly within the same family, to that of an endless cycle of rebirths linked to a notion of cleansing and refinement of the inner nature. There have been divergent views in response to the qu...

The importance of Electronic billboards

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTIONAdvertisement involves an essentially persuasive communication. Thus, the goals set foradvertising are communication tasks: to reach a defined audience, to a given extent, andduring a given time period. The public move from unawareness of a policy to awareness andthen to knowledge, liking, preference, conviction and then action. It is imperative that theproducts or services of any business receive the proper exposure, and the way to achieveexposure is through adve...

Myths and socio-cultural significance of Oloolu masquerade festival in Ibadan

TABLE OF CONTENTSCertificationDedicationAcknowledgementsAbstractChapter oneIntroduction1.1 Background to the Study1.2 Statement of the Problem1.3. Research Questions1.4 Objectives of the Study1.5 Significance of the Study1.6 Scope of the Study1.7     Operationalization of TermsCHAPTER TWO: REVIEW OF LITERATURE AND THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK2.0 Literature Review2.1 Culture2.2 Masquerades In Yoruba Land2.3 Socio-Cultural Significance of Masquerades in Yoruba Land 2.4 Oloolu Masquera...

POWER AND DIPLOMACY IN WESTERN NIGERIA: THE SIXTEEN YEARS CRISIS.

This paper aims to discuss the nature of power and diplomacy in Western Nigeria and the crises that stormed the whole of the western region   . The struggle for power is a temporary phenomenon within a complex system that is when more than one group interest criss-cross. 

Measured Growth in Theatre and Media Arts Department of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Nigeria

The Department of Theatre and Media Arts, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma (DTMA-AAU) took off as Theatre Arts Department in the 1996/1997 academic session as a unit under the Department of English. Since then no historical evaluation or critical study has been carried out on it with regard to quality assurance or service delivery in the areas of teaching, learning and research as a rib of humanistic study. Given such a scenario, certain facts may be lost to history and fundamental ...


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