Research Papers/Topics in Political Science

THE IMPACT OF SUBSIDY REINVESTMENT AND EMPOWERMENT PROGRAMME (SURE-P) ON THE ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT OF YOUTHS IN BENUE STATE—NIGERIA (2012—2015)

ABSTRACTThe various government interventionist programmes aimed at economically empowering the youths have failed woefully to achieve set targets. Youth unemployment in the country therefore, has become more pervasive as it increases by the day. This study was conducted to assess the impact made by SURE-P in economically empowering Nigerian youth and reducing anti-social activities among them, with particular reference to Benue State. Survey method was used in the inquiry and data o...

The Influence Of Development Partners On Democratization Process In Zanzibar A Case Study Of 2010 General Elections

ABSTRACT This study assessed the influence of development partners on democratization process in Zanzibar, it aimed at finding out in which stage of election the development partners intervene, scrutinizing the influence of development partner‟s intervention to the democratization process in Zanzibar, and proposing the measure that could be taken to improve democracy without the development partners. The study used the case study type of research in order to collect detailed informati...

Ebonyi State Community- Based Poverty Reduction Agency And Youth Skill Acquisition, 2005 - 2015

AbstractThis study took critical examination and evaluation of the Ebonyi State Community BasedPoverty Reduction Agency and youth skill acquisition in Ebonyi State from 2005 to 2015. Thestudy aimed broadly at establishing relationship between EBCPRC and poverty alleviation in therural communities of Ebonyi State and specifically ascertaining whether the management ofEBCPRA’s fund encouraged the provision of skill acquisition centres in Ebonyi State from 2005to 2015 and to evaluate the ...

Political Leadership And Electoral Stability In Ghana And Nigeria, 1999 - 2011

AbstractThe study is a comparative study and sets out to investigate the nexus betweenpolitical leadership and electoral stability in Ghana and Nigeria between 1999 and2011. We interrogated the connect between the corrupt character of the politicalleadership in Nigeria and the viability of electoral institutions in Nigeria and Ghana;we examined how the failure of Nigeria’s political leadership to evolve strongelectoral institution engendered electoral instability in Nigeria relative t...

Nepad And Poverty Eradication Programme In Nigeria

ABSTRACTThe paper examines NEPAD and poverty eradication programme in Nigeria.The programme is rolled-out to reduce the harsh economic effect of poverty inNigeria. To be a benefactor of this programme, eligibility to its fund ispredicated upon having undergone any of the skill training programmes asdefines by the objective of NEPAD. Particularly, the paper interrogates whetherNEPAD has achieved poverty eradication in Nigeria through skill acquisitionprogramme. Also, the paper ascertain...

Brain Drain And National Development In Nigeria

ABSTRACTThe thrust of this work is the evaluation of the expropriation of Nigeria’s vital humanresources through the brain drain and its implications for its overall development. Nigeria hasbeen adjudged a top emigration country on account of the continuous efflux of its humanresources to all parts of the world. Despite the lack of agreement about the exact migrantstock of Nigerians in the diaspora, Nigeria is listed among the top remittance receivingcountries in the world. The implic...

Nigeria - United States Strategic Oil Relations In The Gulf Of Guinea

ABSTRACTThe collapse of the strategic oil relationship between the U.S and the MiddleEast suppliers brought the Gulf of Guinea and the Niger Delta into a highprofile global energy partnership. The strategic shift had developed as aform of buffer or counter weight against the insecurity of supply in thePersian Gulf. This study, therefore explores the rise of the Gulf of Guineaand Niger Delta as strategic partners. It illustrates the character of strategicor resource – rich region and ...

Manpower Development And The Performance Of Civil Servants In Anambra State, Nigeria, 1996-2006

ABSTRACTThis thesis examined the manpower development programmes and policies in the Anambra StateCivil Service between 1996 and 2006, and their impact on the performance of civil servants inthe state. The specific objectives of the study were: to find out whether manpower developmentprogrammes and policies in the Anambra State Civil Service led to professionalization of civilservants in the state, investigate the effect of political instability on manpower training anddevelopment in t...

State-Local Government Joint Account System And The Financial Autonomy Of Local Government In Nigeria: A Focus On Anaocha Local Government Council Of Anambra State, 1999-2012

ABSTRACTLocal governments in Nigeria are established to bring governance closer to the grassroots andenhance development. However inadequate finance has undermined the ability of localgovernments to achieve these goals. This study, therefore, investigates the link between statelocalgovernment joint account system and financial autonomy of local government with focuson Anaocha Local government council between 1999 and 2012. The study adopted thequalitative descriptive method while data c...

Female Legislators In The Nigerian National Assembly And The Promotion Of Policies That Empower Women, (1999 – 2009)

ABSTRACTThe study examines the efforts of the female parliamentarians in promoting issues thatborder on women empowerment in Nigeria. Specifically however, the study investigated theattempts by the female legislators in initiating bills that enhance women empowerment inNigeria since 1999. Utilizing the theory of substantive representation which upholds thatrepresentation of women through initiating of policies is not a function of numerical strengthbut what each individual legislator doe...

Foreign Investment And Employment Creation In Nigeria 2004-2010

ABSTRACTThe issue of the using external financing, in particular foreign investment in achievingdevelopmental objectives and aspirations has been at the forefront of economicdiplomacy of various Nigerian governments since 1985. In particular, NationalEconomic Empowerment and Development Strategy (NEEDS), programme hasencapsulated this view for it to achieve its objectives of poverty reduction, wealthcreation and employment generation. It is believed that the achievement of theseobjectiv...

United Nations Millennium Development Goals And Challenges Of Development In Nigeria

ABSTRACTThere is no gainsaying the fact that development is essential andinevitable in every human society. Thus every society strives towardsdevelopment invariably giving rise to uneven or unequal development. In otherwords, it gives rise to a situation whereby some societies develop at a greaterpace than others. This can be attributed to the divergent developmentalchallenges peculiar to that society. For the society to develop, therefore, it mustsurmount all these hurdles.Nigeria and...

Effects Of International Law And State’s Sovereignty On The Resolution Of The Nigeria cameroun Boundary Dispute

ABSTRACTThe discovery of oil reserves in the water surrounding Bakassi peninsula subjected it toclaims and counter-claims for sovereignty, military occupation and recourse to theInternational Court of Justice (ICJ) on March 1999. Then on October 2002 ICJ delivered itsjudgment that sovereignty over Bakassi did rest with Cameroun. The growth of the nation ofsovereignty and the independent nation state require an acceptable method whereby interstaterelations could be conducted in accordanc...

Problems Of Economic Planning And Management Under President Goodluck Jonathan

ABSTRACTThe Nigerian economy is largely dependent on crude oil and the believe that the revenuegenerated from the crude oil export will be reinvested to develop the other important sectors ofthe economy. The president Goodluck Jonathan adopted the neo-liberal economic policies toachieve his aims of revitalizing Nigerian economy. Thus, this study is structured to expose therole of the Nigerian state in enhancing capitalism. The crux of the matter is that the few rulingclass in Nigeria...

International Monetary Fund And Crisis Of Development In Nigeria, 2000-2014.

ABSTRACTThe incessant development crisis that enveloped the post-colonial Nigerian state amidstexternally and internally oriented policy prescriptions coupled with the abundant material andhuman resources within her territory, has continued to elicit contentions among scholars andpolicy-makers. With the transition of Nigeria from the military to democratically electedgovernment in 1999, the then President Olusegun Obasanjo through the instrumentality of theIMF sponsored National Economic...


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