Research Papers/Topics in Political Science

Terrorism and Nigerian Economy; An Assessment of the Boko Haram Insurgency

AbstractThis study investigate terrorism and Nigerian economy, an assessment of the Boko Haram Insurgency. The study adopted secondary method of data sourcing. The frame work of content analysis was used in analyzing the data collected from newspaper, leaflet, relevant text books, pamphlet, published and unpublished works etc. Findings from the study,  reveals that given the complex nature of terrorism, it has caused economic and psychological problems for countries all over the world. 

Impact of Godfatherism on Nigeria politics from 1999-2015 (A CASE STUDY OF OYO STATE)

ABSTRACT    Godfatherism as a phenomenon is one of the dominant features of contemporary politics. It is an ideology which deprives the people of their fundamental human rights of not benefiting from the dividends of democracy. The transition from military rule to democracy in the fourth republic in Nigeria rekindled the hope of Nigerians after over three decades of militarization of Nigerian state characterized with high rate of impunity, corruption, oppression and insecurity....

USAID AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE HEALTH SECTOR, 1999 - 2018

Logical Data Framework Research Questions Hypotheses Major Variables of the hypotheses: Independent (X) Dependent (Y) Empirical Indicators of Variables Sources of data Method of Data Collection/ Research Design Method of Data Analysis/ Theoretical Framework 1) Has the USAID’s Reproductive Maternal and Child Health program reduced maternal mortality in Nigeria, between 2008 ...

PATRON-CLIENT POLITICS AND THE NATIONAL QUESTION IN NIGERIA: INTERROGATING THE NARRATIVES

Nigeria as a nation is faced with much political contradictions and the basic among them seems to be how best to deal with the national question that has been bogging her since independence. These contradictions of the post-colonial era have created a deep political mark and congealed interest on both sides of the political divide. In this two divides are those that are reaping from the already existing status-quo-ante and perceive no reason for change rather believe that such political, econ...

The Paradox of Industrial Cash Crops Production: How Cash Cropping Undermines Developing Countries Food Security Through Land-grab, De-peasantization and Disappearing Diversity

This article examines how Industrial cash crops (ICs) undermine food security in developing countries through land grab, causing depeasantization and disappearing crop diversity. By using three previous research on Ghana, Ethiopia and Indonesia the complexities involving land dispossession, cash crop monoculture, dependency on the market for food, and livelihood crises are brought into focus. The analyses show reasonable linkage between cash crops production and food insecurity. Subsistence f...

A COMPARATIVE IDEOLOGY OF PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC PARTY AND ALL PROGRESSIVES CONGRESS

Typically, political parties aid the political discourse in civilized societies and help foster national unity. It does this through fielding popular candidates for elective positions, especially candidates with the ideology that binds the political party not minding the ethnic and religious affiliation of the candidates. Despite the differences in ideas of various political parties in a country, the single unifying factor is that they all strive for the entrenchment of democratic ideals and ...

The role of Political Parties in the Consolidation of Democracy in Nigeria (1999-2015)

ABSTRACTThe problems of political parties in the consolidation of democracy in Nigeria has been of serious concern. In the course of carrying out the research some fundamental objectives were examined, such as: The role effectiveness of political parties in Nigeria, impacts of political parties in consolidating Nigeria democratic system and ways political parties can consolidate the democratic system. From the following, the study used primary and secondary sources of data collection and simp...

Boko Haram Insurgency, Forced Migration and National Security in Nigeria

This research examined the activities of the Boko Haram sect and how it has impeded the national security, economic, political and social matrix of the Nigerian polity. The research argued that the insurgence of the sect would continually be a national security challenge in-spite of the marginal lip-service of the government to curb the heinous activity. The research relied more on secondary data-journals, magazines newspapers internet and the theoretical framework is frustration aggression a...

Tourism as a Potential Source of Foreign Exchange in Nigeria (Case Study Of Yankari Game Reserve, Bauchi State)

Tourism as a sub system of the socio economic development of Nigeria has not been given indepth analysis and attention as regards it role as a foreign revenue generator. Thus this paper embarks on a journey to do thus,  whilst using the secondary means of data collection and proffering quality recommendations. 

A CRITICAL APPRAISAL ON THE IMPLICATIONS OF “BRAIN DRAIN” FOR NIGERIA’S NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND SECURITY

ABSTRACTThis study critically examines the implications of brain drain on national security which is centred on Nigeria and covering the period 1999 to 2010. The study utilised qualitative research method to present data, and in particular, the narrative and descriptive techniques to analyse the data.  The crux of the study explored the reasons and implications of the emigration of Nigeria’s professionally skilled citizens for a better working and dwelling environment despite her endow...

TRUE FEDERALSIM AND RESTRUCTURING IN NIGERIA

The basic minimal structures required for a country to lay claims to the practice of federalism include a political system in which there is power sharing under a written constitution with a government consisting of at least two orders: a central or federal government and the governments of the constituent units. Each order of government receives an allocation of financial resources tailored to their specific requirements. Nigeria has been a federal state since 1954, yet even this b...

The Causes and Socio-Economic Consequences of Herdsmen-farmers conflict on Sustainable development in nigeria

THE CAUSES AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES OF HERDSMEN-FARMERS CONFLICT ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA   By   Afeez Tijani OsumahDepartment of Political Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Phone: + (234) 07065020634, E-mail: osumahinnocent@yahoo.comAbstractThe paper attempt to ascertain the rationale on mass exodus of herdsmen southward part of the country and to determine the causes of the clashes between the herdsmen-farmers in...

The Impact, Effects and Government Response to Herdsmen-Farmers Conflict on National Integration in Nigeria

THE IMPACTS, EFFECTS AND GOVERNMENT RESPONSE TO HERDSMEN-FARMERS CONFLICT ON NATIONAL INTEGRATION IN NIGERIABy   Afeez Tijani OsumahDepartment of Political Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Nigeria.  ABSRACTThe study critically examines the impacts and effects of conflicts between the herdsmen-farmers in vulnerable communities and the exact response of government to nip the crisis in bud. However, the conflict has a negative re...

A CRITICAL EXAMINATION OF ETHNIC PLURALISM AND POWER POLITICS IN NIGERIA 2

 A CRITICAL EXAMINATION OF ETHNIC PLURALISM AND POWER POLITICS IN NIGERIA                    By        Afeez Tijani OsumahDepartment of Political Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Phone: + (234) 07065020634, E-mail: osumahinnocent@yahoo.comABSTRACTPolitical power is a key issue in Nigeria politics; this is because of diverse ethnic groups that ...


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