Research Papers/Topics in Political Science

The Impact of Counter-insurgency on National Security in Nigeria

Terrorism in Nigeria is an impediment to national security and sustainable development. Nigeria is presently preoccupied with multi-polar insurgency, with antecedents dating back to the 1960s and 1980s. The attacks on security agencies, civilians, churches, mosques, foreign embassies in Nigeria and the United Nations offices in Abuja have become more worrisome as such attacks have always resulted in collateral. With the new media, improved and sophisticated weaponry, the terrorists have...

LEGISLATIVE-EXECUTIVE CONFLICT AND ITS IMPLICATIONS ON DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE IN NIGERIA’S FOURTH REPUBLIC (2011-2015)

AbstractThe relationship between the legislature and the executive is pivotal to any constitution and is one of the central characteristics of a model of government. This research examines the implications of executive-legislative conflicts in the Nigeria's Fourth Republic. Nigeria political development has been hampered by the conflictual political relationship existing between the key actors of policy making and policy execution. Thus the study, adopted a qualitative approach relies o...

AN ANALYSIS OF THE IMPACT OF INSURGENCIES ON NATIONAL SECURITY

It is a fundamental fact that Boko Haram has stepped up assaults in the northeast of Nigeria since it rejected government claims of a ceasefire, showing it remains the biggest security threat to Africa's biggest economy and top oil producer.  The series of deadly attacks across many states in the north have made the Boko Haram rebellion the most widespread in Nigeria’s post-independence history). the worry is not just about the debilitation the insurgency is steadily causing&...

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...