Research Papers/Topics in Political Science

TERRORISM AND ECONOMY AN ASSSESSMENT OF BOKO HARAM: A CASE STUDY OF NORTH-EAST NIGERIA

This paper examines the issue of Boko Haram insurgence and its implications on socio-economic status in the north-eastern part of Nigeria. We used survey questionnaire based on economic, social and political activities in the country, data were collected from indigenes and citizens that are from the north-eastern states or have lived in any of the states before and then they eventually relocated to plateau state as a result of insurgence and terrorism in the region with evidence from newspape...

The Impact of Nigeria China Trade Relations on Economic Development in Nigeria from 2013 - 2018

ABSTRACTThis study focuses on the Nigeria-china trade and economic relations from 2001-2013. This study examined the Nigeria-china trade and economic relations, trade, international trade, Nigeria-china bilateral relation and volume of trade and also Nigeria-china relations on economy and also the impact of Nigeria-china agreement and volume of trade. Also, the study makes use of dependency theory. The study was guided by two research questions; has the Nigeria-china bilateral trade agreement...

POWER SHARING AND POLITICAL INSTABILITY IN NIGERIA

ABSTRACTThe research examined the nexus between the power sharing arrangement and its operational modalities as stipulated in the 1999 Nigerian Constitution and political instability in Nigeria’s Fourth Republic. It evaluated the relationship between the intergovernmental relations and democratic consolidation in Nigeria’s Fourth Republic. The methodology of the study depended on secondary sourcesof data and the adoption of both descriptive and exploratory methodsto assess the superior-su...

Globalisation and Transnational Organised Crime in Africa

This paper on “Globalization and Transnational Organized Crime in Africa ” aimed at analyzing the negative impacts of globalization on African continent. The paper made use of secondary sources (books, journal articles, internet materials,monographs etc) of data collection and relied on theory of classical economic liberalism as its framework of analysis. Again, findings revealed that inspite of the benefits of globalization, especially in the area of tourism, communication and technologi...

MISERY, THE ALIENATED CLASS AND THE NIGERIAN MONIED DEMOCRACY

The masses can be controlled if they are made to cry, laugh, be angry or depressed”. The social instrumentation of the elite to guile the masses for power control has been interpreted by severalhundred elitist theorists. Whilst most have looked at the masses as an independent variable that conditions the power elite strategies, the paper argues that the masses is essentially a dependent variable that falls prey of elite construction and constriction. This is made possible as the masses i...

IMPACT OF IDP’S IN THE NORTHEAST ON NIGERIA’S INTERNAL SECURITY

This research looks to examine the impact of the internal displaced persons in the northeast. This research is motivated by the attention that has been given to the internally displaced persons by international community and the resources flowing into the region to address the plight of the IDPs. The research used Displaced Aggression as theoretical framework. The theory explains how groups and individuals attack soft targets due to the unavailability of the provocateur. The IDPs were vulnera...

Activism and Nigerian Partisan Politics

One of the factors that necessitates political stability in Nigeria today is the presence and contributions of the critics, through the virtual and available mediums, where they serve turn to be the mouthpiece for the people, checkmating the activities of the government at various levels. Critics as bethought in this paper, involve analysts, media, professional bodies, practitioners, academics and such like. These critics are chiefly seen to be the frontiers of a better society with regard to...

The Group of Seven (G7) and International Development

Abstract: The advancement in global economic and socio-political trend in the contemporary era of globalization increased the need for coalition of like-minded states in the international system. Bilateral and multilateral relations, therefore, become an unavoidable measure to ensure international development. Group of Seven (G7) as a bloc of highly industrialized countries of the world stands to coordinate international economic and socio-political arrangement. Despite criticisms ...

EXPLAINING THE CONCEPT OF THE NIGERIAN ELITE: THE ELITE THEORISTS PERSPECTIVE

This research work examines the concept of elite theory and its adaptation to the Nigerian system since the attainment of political independence in 1960 to the present Fourth Republic.

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 ...

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