Research Papers/Topics in Peace And Development Studies

Is Boko Haram of Nigeria Part of Global Jihad?

The objective of this research is to respond to the question of the connection between Boko Haram in Nigeria and the wave of Global Jihadist Movement. The paper shall address to what extent the Boko Haram group reflects the ideology of the Global Jihadist Movement. 

The Place of Leadership in the Society: a Necessity Towards Achieving Peaceful Coexistence (Africa in View).

The society is no doubt an integral part of humans all over the world: consisting of persons who byvirtue of like minds, have agreed to live together towards achieving harmony in coexistence with eachother. Since time past, different societies have had series of experiences, which has led to the thrust ofbelieve in the body of people called “leaders”, with the sole aim of upholding to the terms of coexistingin the society. Of the different terms of coexistence in a society, I would say th...

ETZIONI’S RESPONSE ON THE QUESTION OF SOVEREIGNTY: THE CASE OF GADDAFI’S LIBYA

ABSTRACT We are on track to test the validity of the claim made by Prof. Amitai Etzioni that Sovereigntygoes with a certain responsibility.1  We are examining the extent of Libya’s sovereignty under Muammar Gaddafi using the templates provided by Etzioni

MEASURES CONTRIBUTING TOWARDS ERADICATION OF ELECTORAL VIOLENCE IN NIGERIA'S FORTHCOMING 2019 GENERAL ELECTION

AbstractElectoral violence connotes all forms of violence (physical,2psychological, administrative, legal and structural) at different stages engaged   in  by participants,   their supporters,  and   sympathizers (including  security   and election management body   staff)  in the   electoral  process. The   broad   objective  of the  study  is to   provide  contributions towards eradication of electoral...

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as a Tool for Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience in Nigeria

Background to the Study            Disaster is a sudden event such as flood, storm or accident which causes great damage or suffering (UNESCO, 2017). A disaster describes a situation where the occurrence of abnormal infrequent events that has impact on vulnerable communities, causing substantial damage, disruption and possible causalities and leaving the affected communities unable to function normally without external assistance (Kellogg, 2017). Otero and Marti (1995) define...

Multifarious interlinked causes of conflict in Somalia and the way forward

This article has identified the factors influencing achievement of sustainable peace in former Italian Somaliland (currently known as Somalia) since 1960. The study was conducted with the objective of establishing the internal and external factors influencing sustainable peace in Somalia. The factors studied are clanism, religion, politics, economy, piracy, and peace agreements, United Nations, United States, Italy, African Union, Al-Qaeda and the Arab League. It also explored possible soluti...

Theosophy of Peace as Social Spirituality(2)

Peace is an integral part of human development. It’s a social spirituality because it’s a gift from God and the fruit of human spirit and effort. Being faithful to the complex nature of the global world, this research chooses the word “theosophy” to discuss peace as an enduring fruit of the dialectics of Faith and Reason. The task before this research is very simple and direct. Its mission is to justify that Peace on earth is a social spirituality desired by men of Goodwill for integr...

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...

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