Research Papers/Topics in Political Science

The Impasse of Democracy and Human Rights Abuse in Nigeria (1999-2019)

AbstractDespite adoption of democracy in Nigeria in 1999 and its constitutional provisions for human rights, there is still a colossal human rights violation in the country. Human rights in Nigerian democracy have been subjected to unabated violations by Nigerian government, security forces Boko Haram and Fulani Herdsmen. The study explored the impasse of democracy and human rights abuse in Nigeria and provided workable suggestions on how to confront the menace. The study provided feasible in...

THE CARD READER MACHINE AND THE 2015 GENERAL ELECTIONS: A CASE STUDY OF EDO STATE (NIGERIA)

ABSTRACT The issue in the 2015 general elections in Nigeria was the use of the Card Reader Machine. The Card Reader was a critical component in the elections. It was used for the first time in the electoral process of Nigeria and it remains one of the greatest technological innovations of the 2015 general elections. The Card Reader is a technological device setup to authenticate and verify on Election Day a Permanent Voter Card (PVC) issued by Independent National Electoral Commission (I...

CRITICAL EXPLAIN THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FAILED STATES AND TERRORISM

The notion popularized by policy makers in the United States of America that failed states are havens for terrorists to plan, train and stage attacks, under closer scrutiny does not seem to be supported by acceptable data. Though Scholars have written extensively on the link between “failed”, “failing” “weak” states and terrorism, this relationship is actually more complex. Besides the concept of “weak”, “a failed”and“failing’ state is itself contentious and igno...

DEMOCRACY AND THE POLITICS OF MERGER AMONG POLITICAL PARTIES IN NIGERIA, 1999 TILL DATE

TABLE OF CONTENTChapter 11.1       Introduction 1.2       Statement of the Problem1.3       Objective of the Study1.4       Research Questions1.5       Significance of Study1.6       Scope and Limitation of Study1.7       Research Methodology1.7.1    Research Design1.7.2    Area of Study1.7.3    Study Population1.7.4    Sample Size and Sampling Technique1.7.5    Sources of Data1.7.6    Instrument of Research1.7.7    Tool of Analys...

ASSESSMENT OF THE WHISTLE BLOWER POLICY OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA: ISSUES, SOLUTIONS AND BENEFITS.

ABSTRACTThe study carefully analyses Assessment of the whistle blower policy of the federal government of Nigeria: issues, solutions and benefits. Nigerians has long being confronted with the issue of corruption which has eluded the nation of great resources that would have been used for developing infrastructure and the improvement of the living standard of the people.  The major objectives of the paper are: To determine the whistle blowing policy and it significance, To determine the i...

NATURE OF KIDNAPPING AND ARMED BANDITRY IN NIGER DELTA REGION: IMPLICATION FOR NATIONAL SECURITY

ABSTRACTThe study is on the nature of kidnapping and armed banditry in the Niger Delta region: implication for national security. The study focused mainly on the period 2009-2018 being the period there was prevalence of kidnapping and armed banditry in the Niger Delta region and these threatens the national security. It analysed and adopted the Queer Ladder Theory as a framework for the study.The data for this study were obtained from both primary and secondary sources. The primary data were ...

Brexit Critical Juncture in the UK's International Development Agenda

This paper raises some questions about Brexit in light of international development cooperation and policy studies. Brexit could be a disrupting critical juncture for UK policy and international development institutions after an extended period as a member of the European Union (EU). Consequently, it calls for investigating ongoing or potential policy reform in the UK’s international development programmes, the identification of policies that will not correspond to the requirements of the U...

ELECTORAL CRISIS AND DEMOCRATIC CONSOLIDATION IN NIGERIA FOURTH REPUBLIC

ABSTRACTThis study examines electoral crisis and  democratic consolidation in Nigeria’s fourth republic. In carrying out this research, the study aimed at finding out the causes of electoral crisis in Nigeria, with emphasis on the issue relating to election and democracy in Nigeria.The study also based on the use of secondary data, books, articles, ideas expressed in Journals, Newspapers, documentation of various publications including sourcing for expert opinions through their publica...

INTEGRATION OF GENDER IN PEACE: AN ANALYSIS OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN GENDER EQUALITY, PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT

ABSTRACTNigeria in its quest to end many of its conflict situations and bring about some form of peace has often neglected to put to effective use more than half of its population, the women, there by wasting valuable resources. Signatory to a lot of international agreements in support of promoting gender equality in all areas including peace and formal peace processes, Nigeria has not been able to fully translate promises to practice due to already existing gender inequalities deep in its in...

Nigeria And South Africa: A Study Of Unequal Investment Relations

Abstract: With advancement in Nigeria-South Africa relations, unequal investment became more apparent. South African businesses abound in Nigeria with Shoprite, MTN, Stambic IBTC Bank, Multichoice (DSTV), etcetera featuring prominently. Nigerian companies in South Africa are not dominant in any sector or have any noticeable spread in the economy. This study investigated the nature of Nigeria-South Africa unequal investment relations and factors that hinder Nigeria’s efforts to balance them....

Nigerian foreign policy review under military regime case study of Babangida's regime

 Nigeria’s foreign policy under General Ibrahim Babangida was one in which Nigeria played active role in the crises in West African sub-region especially Liberia and Sierra-Leone.  Nigeria’s involvement in the internal affairs of other countries got rekindled in 1988.  First was to settle the border conflict between Burkina Faso and Mali.  In this instance, Nigeria brokered a peace agreement acceptable to both sides but which was frustrated by France using Code d’ivo...

UN peace and security challenge

Abstract Subsequent to the dissolution of the Soviet Union on 26 December 1991, the cold war era were terminated. This ushered the world into the post-cold war era. The post-cold cold war era saw the period of rapid advancement in science and technology. New security challenges began to emerge. Despite the United Nations changing strategy to meet up with the new peace and security challenges, achieving international peace and security is still not child’s play since after the ...

A STUDY OF NIGERIA FOREIGN POLICY UNDER PEOPLE DEMOCRATIC PARTY ADMINISTRATION, 1999-2007

           ABSTRACTFollowing  return  to  the  democratic  rule  in  the  nation  back  into  the international system with intensity of his foreign trips and commitments, the country was  reconnected to the outside world through shuttle diplomacy which paved way for FDI flow into the country. In other to tackle the perennial problems in the country after years of international isolation, apart f...

Election and Democracy in Benue state, a Study of Logo Local Government Area

ABSTRACTThis study examines Election and Democracy in Benue State with reference to Logo Local Government Area. This study utilized both primary and secondary sources of data and also adopted Elite theory as its framework of analysis. The findings from this work revealed that,   Political parties in Nigeria continue to undermine democratic system through unwholesome/sharp practices like electoral fraud, malpractices, electoral violence/crises among others. Again, lack of electoral disciplin...

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