Research Papers/Topics in Peace And Development Studies

The Media and Electoral Violence in Nigeria

Nigeria, and especially the developing countries have long been plagued with electoral violence since the return to civilian rule in the early 1990s; and the media, as a major conflict stakeholder, have often been fingered as a culprit as a double edged sword of either resolving or escalating the conflict.This paper seeks to examine the role the media plays before, during, and after a conflict, and how their actions and inaction affects as well shape the dimension of a conflict.INTRODUCTION&n...

YOUTHS AS KEY PLAYERS IN NATION BUILDING AND NATIONAL UNITY: AN INSTANCE OF THE NATIONAL YOUTH SERVICE CORPS (NYSC)

One of the biggest troubles facing Nigerian administration and policymakers today is how to provide opportunities for youths in order to have good lives and donate to the monetary development of their countries. In 2011, youths, who are defined here as those between 15 and 24 years of age, constituted 21 percent of the more than 1 billion people in Africa, whereas another 42 percent was less than 15 years old. Slightly more than half of the African youth population is female, and there are mo...

LITERACY: THE MISSING LINK IN BOKO HARAM INSURGENCY

In spite of the efforts of governments and international organisations in fighting insurgents and insurgencies as exemplified by the Boko Haram war in Nigeria, there are some missing links. Efforts like recruiting armed officers and expending money to buy arms and ammunitions are acts but to fight insurgency there is need for instituting a process. This process which has been practiced in many instances with sustainable results is called a literacy process.  Without the process, insurgen...

CONFLICT RESOLUTION IN NIGERIA: THE PROSPECT AND CHALLENGES FOR PEACE (A Case Study of Ife and Modakeke Crisis, Osun State)

ABSTRACT The conflict between the Ife and Modakeke appears to be a protracted and seemingly intractable intra-ethnic conflict that has continued to pit two groups of the same ethnic background against one another. This study, therefore examined the conflict resolution in Nigeria: the prospect and challenges for peace. The study found that the major causes of the conflict between Ife and Modakeke group include land issues, Ife-East Local Government, debate over Modakeke’s sovereignty, b...

LITERACY: THE MISSING LINK IN BOKO HARAMINSURGENCY

Abstract In spite of the efforts of governments and international organisations in fighting insurgents and insurgencies as exemplified by the Boko Haram war in Nigeria, there are some missing links. Efforts like recruiting armed officers and expending money to buy arms and ammunitions are acts but to fight insurgency there is need for instituting a process. This process which has been practiced in many instances with sustainable results is called a literacy process.  Without the process, in...

African Leaders' Role in Financing Continental Developments

In this article, I have outlined a detailed study of the roles that leadership plays in bringing to actualization a long lasting solution to the developmental yearnings of the African continent.

Strategic management Analysis

An examination of strategic planning/management

The Role of NGO’s in the Socio-Economic Empowerment of women

ABSTRACT This work examine  the Role of NGO’s in the Socio-Economic Empowerment of women, the Case of Global Medicare Foundation Buea, in Eyumojock. Generally in Cameroon, although Non-governmental Organizations do one thing or the other to empower the life of women, some women seem to continue to face enormous barriers to succeed in their socio economic endeavors and have remained exposed to all kinds of poverty. They have limited access to productive resources, and they are dispr...

Accounting for employment generation and expansion: A tool for insecurity in Nigeria

An enduring outcome of observation processes is the enduring visibility of the need for the generationand expansion of employment. The current situations in Nigeria are underemployment, unemploymentas well as insecurity. Among the broad causes of unemployment are absence of industrialization, pooragricultural system, high cost of qualitative education, rapid population growth, rural-urban migrationin search for white collar job, mismatch between required and acquired skill and poor data base....

IMPACT OF REFUGEE CRISIS ON HUMAN SECURITY IN NIGERIA (A CASE STUDY OF YOBE STATE)

ABSTRACTThis paper seeks to investigate the impact of refugees on human security in Yobe State, Nigeria and in the process posits that a refugee is someone who has been forced to flee his or her country because of persecution, war, or violence. A refuge has a well founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group. Most likely, they cannot return home or are afraid to do so. War and ethnic, tribal and religious ...

African Integration: European Union as a model for deepening African Union?

ABSTRACTThis work explores what the African Union (AU) in its African Economic Community objectives can learn from the way to the European Union (EU) Single Market. The AU through its 1991 Abuja Treaty set an objective of having an African Economic Community in Six stages, from Free Trade Area (FTA) in the various Regional Economic Communities (RECs), to a Continental Single Market and a Monetary and Economic Union. Since the AU’s style of achieving integration is through the building block...

THE IMPLICATION OF TERRORISM ON REGIONAL PEACE AND SECURITY: CASE STUDY OF BOKO HARAM

The terrorization of the Northern region by the Boko-Haram sect since 2009 have created fear in Nigeria and has brought about restlessness and insecurity in the country. The study examines the growth of this sect, efforts that has been made in addressing the challenges brought about by their nefarious activities but more importantly the implication on regional peace and security.The study is descriptive and the data obtained were both primary but mostly secondary sources. It was found that th...