Research Papers/Topics in Political Science And History

Dilemma of African Unity

 The paper examines the dilemma of African unity against the background of the multiplicity of political interests and agenda. It examines this in the contest of the African Union and it sub-regional groupings and in relation to external political interests such as donors, multi-laterals and bilaterals. It argues that the on-going unity efforts have been simplified and enmeshed in a return to a tradition that from the onset had not understood the complexities of the continent and its h...

Impact of Nigeria's Constitution between 1951 and 1963 on the growth of the nation.

What is a constitution and what is it impact on the prosperity of a country like Nigeria? This research work reveals the impact of Nigeria's Constitution between 1951 and 1963 on the growth of the nation.

Rap Music As A Tool For Socio-political Change In Africa

Hip Hop/rap has proved to be a critical means to develop and disseminate political consciousness as can be seen from the lyrics of rappers like Nas, Common, Talib Kweli, Ice cube, and Hip Hop groups like De la Soul, The Roots, all in the United State of America. In Nigeria, Eedris Abdul Kareem, Sound Sultan, Eldee the Don and I, (Street Poet), with some others have lyrically contributed to socio-political state of the country.My rap single released in 2007 titled Nigeria we hail, which has t...

THE CONSEQUENTIALISM OF THE POLITICAL CULTURE OF GERONTOCRACY AND GERONTOPHOBIA

AbstractThe existence, persistence and practise of Gerontocracy prevalent in the political dispensation and sector has given birth to Gerontophobia of the Youths which has ultimately affected Youth’s participation in Politics and detrimental to national growth and development. This research work x-rays the consequences of operating a Political Gerontocratic System of Government in African Nations and Nigeria in a particular way, as it works against Democracy and induces Gerontophobia in the...

Colonialism and the Post-Colonial Nigeria: Complexities and Contradictions 1960 - 2015: A Post-Development Perspective

  This  paper  re-engages  in  the  post  –colonial  debate  using  a  post  -development  theoretical  framework to  interrogate  the  post-  colonial  Nigeria  in  relation  to  economic  development.  It  argues  that  the  colonial  state contrived  an  incongruous,  entity  called  Nigeria  and  in  particular,  a  derisive  developmentalism.  A conceptualization  of  some  of  the  salient  issues  associated  with  these  complexiti...

Real representation in somalia

real representation -of presidential election in somalia

The Role Of Media In Nigerian’s Nascent Democracy

ABSTRACTThe media are an indispensable agent of development in any nation given their invaluable contribution to governance as a watchdog and partner in progress with other arms of government. In a developing country like Nigeria, the mass media have been instrumental to the delivery and consolidation of the current democratic experience.Within this context, this paper examines the role the media have played and continue to play in the socio-political and socio-economic reengineering of struc...