Research Papers/Topics in History And Diplomatic Studies

Demilitarizing and Democratizing the Appointment of NYSC Director General: Forging Civil- Military Relations

The paper examines trends and patterns of appointment of Director Generals of the National Youth Service Corps Scheme (hereafter refers to NYSC). The problematic of the paper is anchors on the following posers: could one stretch the history of NYSC beyond the military era of General Yakubu Gowon Retired? Why are army officer usually appointed as Director Generals of the Scheme to the exclusion of Air force and Navy officers? Are there legal provisions or an Acts that provides for perennial ap...

Nigeria’s Technical Aid Corps Engagement in The Gambia, 1987-2012: A Neglected Aspect of Nigerian Foreign Relations

Nigeria’s Technical Aid Corps (TAC) is one of the major planks of the Nigerian foreign policy constructed to complement the nation’s traditional diplomacy. Under its platform, Nigerian educational and cultural talents have been showcased to the world particularly in the African, Caribbean and the Pacific regions. The chapter falls in love with The Gambia of the West African sub-region due to the under representation of this aspect in the historical narrative of the bilateral relations bet...

Understanding Peace and Security as Critical Factors in National Development

Editor’s NoteOn behalf of the Editorial Team, I bring to you with great joy the MaidenVolume of the Satiru International Journal of Peace and Security Studies(SIJPSS) of the Department of History, Sokoto State University, Sokoto￾Nigeria. For over a decade now the Nigerian State has been seriouslyengulfed by disastrous internal and external security challenges. Thescholarly ideas and debates at the Department on how to unravel thesecurity riddles in 21st century Nigeria were intrumental to...

Religious Tolerance in The Gambia, 1965-2016: Lessons for Nigeria

The Gambia christened the “smiling coast of Africa” is home of hospitality and religious tolerance. Arising from decades of peace its ethnic and religious elements enjoyed the country has continued to attract foreigners as tourist state. The concern of this paper is not so much with aquatic status of The Gambia as a tourist state, but how its’ Christian and Muslim groups has been able to maintain peace. The emphasis of the paper is on Christianity and Islam, because Afric...

Ethiopia and China 50 Years of Diplomatic Relation

Both China and Ethiopia are countries with a long history, ancient civilization, and splendid culture. The exchanges and friendship between the Chinese and Ethiopian people can be traced back to ancient times. This relationship has reached a greater level over the last two decades. Currently, the bilateral relations are multifacetedly benefiting both sides. Many Chinese companies are engaged in several development projects in Ethiopia. The socio-cultural relationship between the two countries...

The Role of African Growth and Opportunities Act (AGOA) To strengthen cooperation between Ethiopia and America

The introduction of AGOA has also created an opportunity for the export of additional products like textile and apparel as well as leather products.Ethiopia’s utilization of the opportunity is still too low to claim the realization of AGOA’s objective of bringing economic growth and development as well as integration to the regional and global economy satisfactorily. In terms of utilization of the AGOA’s opportunity, there is a lack of diversity across sectors: the textile and le...

Ethiopia and Russia Diplomatic and Historical Relation

The strategic pillars of Ethiopia’s foreign policy positioning globally, regionally, and locally are based on the principles of respect for national sovereignty, non-alignment, pursuance of mutual benefits and the creation of peaceful environments conducive for internal and regional development and progress. These policies have yielded dividends for the country in terms of safeguarding its national interests economically, politically, diplomatically, and militarily, which are the out...

Ethiopia and German Relation: political, economic, cultural and developmental

Ethiopia and Germany have had productive diplomatic relations for years now. Germany offers the fifth largest market for Ethiopia’s export which is in the range of 200 million Euros. The country exports agricultural products, mainly coffee and textiles to the German markets, and imports medicine, machinery, and pharmaceuticals. At the same time, more than 35 German companies have invested in Ethiopia’s horticultural sector, transport industry, logistics, and pharmaceutical industry. Germa...

Ethiopia and China 50 years of Diplomatic Ties

Both China and Ethiopia are countries with a long history, ancient civilization, and splendid culture. The exchanges and friendship between the Chinese and Ethiopian people can be traced back to ancient times. According to historical documents, since the Chinese Qing and Han Dynasty, which is about the first Century A.D, ancient China had already established some indirect contacts with Axumite kingdom and other African civilizations through the Balkh in Eurasia and Parthia in the Persi...

COUNTERING THREAT NETWORKS IN NIGERIA’S GEOPOLITICAL SPHERE: the Libyan vacuum, and cultural intelligence as a panacea

   Abstract In this article I write that Libya vacuum, created by the instability of the Libyan state serves as safe haven for threat network in the Maghreb down to the Sahel, and that it geopolitical importance has meant that such instability can be identified as the major causes of humanitarian crisis in Europe as regard the high level of illegal migrant movement to Europe through the Mediterranean Sea. Thus West African region are now having it fair share of the Libyan crisis, which has...

STRUGGLE FOR THE MASTERY OF THE HISTORY OF NIGERIA POLITICS 1999 -2015 ; THE HAND WRITING ON THE WALL.

It is based on the current issues that are taking place in our contemporary politics in Nigeria.

NIGERIAN HIP HOP AS CULTURAL DIPLOMACY IN GHANA

Abstract The last three decades has seen the development of hip hop as a cultural and artistic phenomenon affecting youth culture around the globe, and in the process evolving as an enduring youth and social movement crossing spatial and socio-cultural barriers. The Nigerian variant of Hip hop complete with music and content has continued to be influential with wide acceptance in Africa and the world at large. The depth of the influence of Nigerian hip hop outside the shores of...

THE EFFECT OF HIV/AIDS ON WOMEN AND DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA

INTRODUCTION The earliest convincing evidence of the Human Immuno Deficiency Virus (HIV) that causes the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) was gathered in 1959 amidst the collapse of European colonial rule in Africa[1]. In January 1959 rioters briefly seized control of the African townships of Leopoldville, the capital of the Belgian Congo, shocking its rulers into frantic decolonization.  In the same year an American researcher studying malaria took blood specimens from pat...

IN WHAT SENSE, IF ANY COULD THE LEAGUE OF NATION BE REGARDED AS A REVOLUTION IN WORLD DIPLOMACY?

INTRODUCTIONThe League of Nations came into being after the World War One, in which her formation revolutionizes the political instability in world diplomacy to a point of order. The League of Nation’s task was simple- to ensure that war never broke out again. After the turmoil caused by the First World War, many looked to the League of Nations to bring stability to the world1. The only way to avoid a repetition of such disaster, was to create an international body whose sole purpose...

The history of the Igala Kingdom

CHAPTER ONEINTRODUCTION TRADITIONAL BACKGROUND AND EARLY HISTORY1.1. INTRODUCTION The Igala Kingdom is located at the angle formed by the river Niger and Benue at the rightof the confluence of the two rivers. The area of the kingdom is about 160 kilometers long andapproximately about 120 square kilometers wide, giving an overall area of about 19200 squarekilometer.1The region is skirted on two sides by the great waterways that divide Nigeria into itsmajor natural and cultural regions...


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