Research Papers/Topics in Political Science

An Assessment of Local Government Administration in Kwara State: A Study of Baruten and Ilorin West Local Governments (1999-2007)

Local government is a body crated by law to provide a specified range of services to the local people because of the difficulty by the state to administered successful all her functions through the central organ. “After decades of the creation of local governments in Nigeria and the reforms they undergone, the development profile of our local communities remain woeful” inspite of the funds they received from both federal and state government over the years. Using Baruten and Ilorin W...

The Effects of Ethnicity on Quota System or Federal Character as the Basis for Recruitment and Promotion in the Nigeria Military Armed Forces as a Case Study

Abstract This study vividly examine the effects of ethnicity on quota system or federal character for the main purpose of recruiting and promotion in the Nigerian military. Quota system was first adopted in the provision of 1979 constitution (second republic) for the appointment and promotion of officers in the Nigeria military to forth republican constitution of 1999. Some of the findings in this study is that federal character principle has not fully achieved its main purpose unable to ...

Ethnic Conflict: A Conceptual Framework of Rational Choice Theory on the Nature of Conflict and War

Abstract The study explore ethnic conflict: a conceptual framework of rational choice theory on the nature of conflict and war. The different occurrence of events in ethnic conflicts are based on the rational choice of an individual on private gain on the nature of conflict and war. However, the study focus attention on critical analysis of misunderstanding why an individuals joined rebellion and cause prolong conflict and war in a state. The study relies on secondary source of data colle...

Manpower Development and Utilization in the Local Government System in Nigeria: A Case Study of Uzouwani Local Government Area of Enugu State (2002-2010).

ABSTRACT  This study examines manpower development and utilization in organizations using Uzo- Uwani L.G.A as a case study. The importance of personnel training and development in any organization cannot be overemphasize if we recognize the fact that the structure that sustains the organization depends on the individuals that operate it. The major aim for personnel training is to endow the staff with the required knowledge to qualify him for a particular position of employment. The theoretic...

Power Sector Reforms and the Management of Transition Challenges in Enugu Electricity Distribution Company.

ABSTRACT  The need to ensure efficiency and enhanced electricity generation and distribution informed the reform of the Nigerian power sector. Successive administrations made the power sector reform a central policy of governance. However, the reforms and unbundling of Power Holding Company of Nigeria generated a lot of interest across the nation in the face of heightened hope for better service delivery. In the light of this, this research therefore, examined Power Sector Reform and the man...

Representation - A Concept of Democracy

Is Britain a Democratic Country? 1) Introduction Equality When and how did democracy evolve? 2) Is Britain democratic? Characteristics of democracy Socialism Thatcherism (freedom/independence) Ombudsman United Nations European Union 3) What would make Britain an undemocratic country? Privatisation/nationalisation Class/capitalism Trade Unions (Arthur Scargill - TUC) Fascism: Political Parties (BNP) Pressure Groups: CND, Greenpeace Terrorism 4) Conclusion Democracy transient or a red herring? ...

Challenges of Manpower Development and Utilization in the Rivers State Local Government, 1999- 2011

ABSTRACT  This study focused on the challenges of manpower development and utilization in the Rivers State Local Government system. The study was interested in examining the extent inadequate manpower development affected productivity in the Rivers State Local Government system; ascertaining whether manpower development programmes were based on the manpower needs of the Rivers State Local Government system; and determining whether educational training could serve as manpower development stra...

Corruption in the Nigerian Public Service A Study of Imo State Civil Service (1999-2012)

ABSTRACT  One of the fundamental problems of contemporary Nigeria is corruption. It has thrived; progressed and flourished unabated. Corruption has been institutionalized to the point of accepting it as part of our system. This study examined the incidence of corruption in the Nigerian Public Service with particular focus on Imo State Civil Service from 1999 to 2012. Specifically, the study investigated whether motivational incentives provided for civil servants contributes to their greater ...

The United Nations and the Responsibility to Protect A Critical Review of the Libyan Crisis

ABSTRACT  There has been an increase in the number of intrastate armed conflicts across the world in the last two decades and this has no doubt generated lots of debates as to whether the international community has a right or an obligation to interfere in the domestic affairs of any state. This has brought into focus the issue of the limits of sovereignty and the justification for external interference in intra-state conflicts. This study focused on the uprising that took place in Libya in ...

Democratization and Post-Election Violence in Nigeria and Ghana, 2003-2012

ABSTRACT  Election is universally considered as the hallmark of democracy, especially since the current wave of democratization in Africa. However, most elections in Africa are characterized by violence particular post-electoral violence. Moreover, the study examined the nexus between democratization and post-electoral violence in Nigeria and Ghana. Though scholars have interrogated democratization and electoral violence yet little attention have been paid to ascertain whether the mode of de...

Public-Private Partnership and Infrastructural Development in Abia State, Nigeria, 2007-2014

ABSTRACT  Following the enactment of the Infrastructural Concessions Regulatory Commission (ICRC) Act in Nigeria, Abia state government keyed into the framework of the PPP in 2007. This was in a bid to bridge the infrastructural gap in the state and to actualize the objectives of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), especially as it affects the development of a global partnership for poverty reduction through provision of basic infrastructures and industries. Despite policy efforts made ...

Fuel Subsidy Removal and National Development in Nigeria 1999 2012

ABSTRACT  Fuel subsidy is critical to the Nigerian economy. It is argued that fuel subsidy for years has remained the only avenue through which the Nigerian government lived up to its socioeconomic responsibility to its citizenry; and the attempt to withdraw this policy has been interpreted as a move by the government to default on its responsibility. This study, therefore, investigates the effects of fuel subsidy removal on national development in Nigeria between 1999 and 2012. The specific...

Manpower Training and Utilization in the Nigeria Immigration Service, Calabar Command, 1999-2014.

ABSTRACT  This study evaluated manpower training and utilization in the Nigeria Immigration Service, Calabar Command between 1999-2014.The objectives of the study are: to evaluate if the manpower training in the Nigeria Immigration Service has enhanced the adequate protection of the Nigeria borders; if the trained staff of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Calabar Command were fully utilized and if the selection for training of staff in the Nigeria Immigration Service, Calabar is on merit. Th...

Impact of Political Party Cross Carpeting on Good Governance in Nigeria: A Case Study of 2015 and 2019 General Elections

TABLE OF CONTENT Title Page………………………………………………………………………………….…..................................   I Certification ……………………………………………………………………………….................................    II Dedication………………………………………………………………………………….................................    III Acknowledgements……………………...

Boko Haram Insurgency and Nigeria's Relations with United States, 2009 2014

ABSTRACT  The persistence of Boko Haram insurgency impinges upon Nigeria’s relations with US, which have been cordial but restricted. Researchers have divergent opinion about the extent U.S. should be committed in assisting Nigeria in countering Boko Haram insurgency. Research on the interconnectivity between Boko Haram insurgency and Nigeria’s-US military-security partnership, trade and aid are inadequate and do not reflect current developments. Consequently, the study set out to examin...


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