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Achievements And Challenges Of Technical Aid Corps As A Foreign Policy Tool

ABSTRACT . The Technical Aid Corps Scheme is conceived by the Federal Government of Nigeria as an instrument of economic diplomacy. The ultimate aim of the programme is to promote Nigerias economic interest and boost her image in the comity of nations. However, despite the huge investment, Nigeria has not leveraged on the opportunities provided by TAC as a policy instrument to harvest economic and other dividends from the recipient states. The aim of the study therefore is to assess the...

The Impact Of Boko Haram Insurgency On Socio-Economic Activities In Nigeria (Study Borno State)

ABSTRACTThe study compacts with the impact of boko haram insurgency in Nigeria, study of Borno State. The study proceeded with the objectives i.e. to investigate the implications of the Boko Haram insurgency on socioeconomic activities in the state. For this study, the use of primary data was applied to get first-hand information from residents of the state and the method of data collection as the questionnaire. Statistical tools were used to analyze the data collected part of which include f...

AN APPRAISAL OF THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK ON GENDER DISCRIMINATION OF WOMEN IN NIGERIAN POLITICS

Globally, women constitute over half of the world’s population; they are involved in various ways to improve society and develop it; however, women are not properly represented in political positions. The European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS) of 2019 was able to find that there was an increase in the number of women in government as head of states from 12 to 21 over the past 20years[1] but this number is an outcry when compared to the population of women, those of age that c...

Is State Police the antidote for effective policing in Nigeria?

This study is embarked upon to ascertain the viability of state police in Nigeria and whether a state police model would be the antidote for effective policing in Nigeria. The study examines the policing system in Nigeria and the advocacy for change in how the country is being policed, this is against the backdrop of the centralized structure of the Nigeria Police Force(NPF) and the increased waning of confidence in its ability to effectively control the upsurge of violent crimes across the c...

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AN ANALYSIS OF OBASANJO ADMINISTRATION IN INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMACY

ABSTRACT This paper explores the analysis of Obasanjo administration in International diplomacy. Since independence Nigeria’s foreign policy remains the same but however there was significant change to its foreign policy under the government of President Olusegun Obasanjo from 1999 – 2007. In another part, the study examine the changes in direction of foreign policy of different administrations as this pertained to the foreign policy establishments in Obasanjo administration and ...

Ethiopia's Foreign Relations Polices towards European Union

The current foreign policy of Ethiopia, namely “The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Foreign Affairs and National Security Policy and Strategy” was introduced in 2002. The Ethiopia is in a critical stage in reforming its Foreign policy. The foreign policy of Ethiopia has set various strategies in implementing the core objectives of the external relations. After the introduction of the foreign policy document in 2002, many international changes have been noticed. However, the ...

Raising Fresh Cause of Action: One Limit of A Counter-Claim

Litigation is often considered the last resort in the conflict resolution process. The litigation mechanism is commenced by the aggrieved party - the Plaintiff - taking out a writ against the other party in Court. Where a matter is contentious, the Rules of Court requires the Plaintiff to commence the suit by way of a Writ of Summons which should be filed along with a Statement of Claim and served on the other party (the Defendant). When served, a Defendant amongst other things is requi...

Fintech Credit Market - Crowdfunding: An Evaluation of Market Models

One of the incidences of the emergence and growth of the internet and the vast availability of computing devices across countries of the world today is the increase in innovation. New ways of doing things are now on the rise in all spheres of human endeavours, including financing. In time past, banks used to be the exclusive formal avenues through which individuals and businesses source for funds, but with the growth of the internet coupled with the somewhat loss of tastes/dislike for t...

Marriage and Succession Rights in Nigeria

It is important for parties to ensure that they are in or about to contract a valid marriage under the law, be it a customary marriage or a statutory marriage, this is because, cohabitation no matter how long, is not and does not translate into a marriage under customary law or a marriage under statutory law, neither does it confer marriage rights and responsibilities on the parties of such cohabitation. It is also equally important that not only should parties ensure that they are cont...

The Binding Status of International Treaties and Conventions on Sovereign States

ABSTRACT The concept of sovereignty of states has been a matter of much controversy among legal scholars and practitioners. This is as several states have over the years, strived to foster better international relations (diplomacy), with others, as well as reputable international organisations, in order to ensure economic viability and political stability amongst the larger global community, even in the face of maintaining territorial sovereignty. However, traditional international l...

A Comparative Study between Islamic and Western Jurisprudence

 The object and purpose of the comparative study of any affair is to know which of the two things to be compared is more in the interest of mankind and promotes human dignity.  In doing so, first of all each of the things to be compared is defined, its sources are mentioned, and its theories are traced.  After doing that, similarities and dissimilarities between the things compared are pointed out.  In this paper at hand, an effort has been made to discuss all these matters concerning Wes...

The Challenges of The Doctrine of Separation of Powers Under The 1999 Nigerian Constitution

ABSTRACTThe Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) made the theory of separation of powers a fundamental principle of state governance. The 1999 Constitution in different sections vested the powers of government in separate organs of government as follows: Section 4 deals with the Legislative powers; Section 5 deals with the Executive powers, while Section 6 is concerned with Judicial powers. This kind of separation of powers is known as the horizontal separ...

Economic Justice and Judicial Structure: Realizing Economic Growth in Nigeria

Economic justice is the expression of the effective distribution of economic goods. This could be realized throughjudicial mechanisms. Effective judicial systems are the platform on which economic justice can be actualized. There is a positive connection between economic justice and an effective judicial system, and this is usually measured by the rule of law and the level of its regard. The paper argued that one of the established dysfunctional characteristics of developing nations is th...

LEGAL AND INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK FOR THE CONTROL OF ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION IN NIGERIA

INTRODUCTIONThe European Union Water Framework Directive, defines pollution as: "... the direct or indirect introduction, as a result of human activity, of substances or heat into the water or land which may be harmful to human health or the quality of aquatic ecosystems or terrestrial ecosystems directly depending on aquatic ecosystems, which result in damage to material property, or which impair or interfere with amenities and other legitimate uses of the environment." . The gradual but sig...

THE RIGHT OF A SPOUSE TO SOLELY RETAIN THE OWNERSHIP OF A PERSONAL PROPERTY PURCHASED BEFORE THE MARRIAGE OR DURING THE MARRIAGE. A REVIEW OF THE SUPREME COURT DECISION IN NTE V. NTE

A property owned by Individuals either before or during the Marriage doesn’t always become joint properties, these all depends on the reasons of the party purchasing the property. If such property is one purchased before the marriage and the purchaser did not bring it to the knowledge of the wife or husband, or if its known to such spouse, was never used for any family purposes, such property remains a personal property of the spouse who had purchased it. Where the property was purcha...


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