Research Papers/Topics in Political Science

Nigeria And South Africa: A Study Of Unequal Investment Relations

Abstract: With advancement in Nigeria-South Africa relations, unequal investment became more apparent. South African businesses abound in Nigeria with Shoprite, MTN, Stambic IBTC Bank, Multichoice (DSTV), etcetera featuring prominently. Nigerian companies in South Africa are not dominant in any sector or have any noticeable spread in the economy. This study investigated the nature of Nigeria-South Africa unequal investment relations and factors that hinder Nigeria’s efforts to balance them....

UN peace and security challenge

Abstract Subsequent to the dissolution of the Soviet Union on 26 December 1991, the cold war era were terminated. This ushered the world into the post-cold war era. The post-cold cold war era saw the period of rapid advancement in science and technology. New security challenges began to emerge. Despite the United Nations changing strategy to meet up with the new peace and security challenges, achieving international peace and security is still not child’s play since after the ...

TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE DEMOCRACY AND TRUE SOCIAL CONTRACT IN NIGERIA

Since Nigeria returned to democracy in May 1999, after almost three decades of military rule, and almost two decades of economic crises, the country has been faced with the complex challenges of national reconstruction and economic reforms, and democratic consolidation. Even after many general elections including that of 2019, Nigeria continues to grapple with these challenges and the citizenry is still anxious to see and enjoy the benefits of “democracy dividends” – social welfare, jus...

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. 

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 ...

POLITICS AND GOVERNANCE IN NIGERIA

ABSTRACT Nigerians, having been subjected to different forms of exploitation and misrule, from the mercantilist era to the present era of neoliberalism, appear justified in assessing every form of government including democracy, merely from the point of economic emancipation. Since independence in 1960, Nigeria has undergone repeated cycles of democratic and authoritarian rule, with the military governing for a total of 29 years in the post-colonial era. There was much expressio...

ELECTORAL PROCESSES AND POLITICAL VIOLENCE IN THE APRIL 2011 ELECTION

PREFACEElection in any country is not conducted in any-how-way. There are procedures in which elections are conducted. Elections must be carried out in any country that long for peace, unity and stability. But it is unfortunate that elections has turn out to be something else, instead of a positive result, it brings out negative result which a times claims lives and properties. All these are caused by our so-called leaders, a times when they loose elections, instead of taking things the way t...

DOCTRINE OF SEPERATION OF POWERS IN A DEMOCRATIC DISPENSATION

ABSTRACTThis paper discusses the doctrine of separation of powers in a democratic dispensation. The paper argues that if rights, liberties and freedom of citizens are to be maintained and guaranteed in any society under democratic rule, then the three organs of government must be separated and entrusted to different people to administer. In a democratic dispensation, there is more separation of powers in the presidential system of government than the cabinet or parliamentary systems. This is ...

ELITE CIRCULATION IN NIGERIA: A STUDY OF OYO STATE

ABSTRACTSince the evolution of civilization, the human society has attained an unintentional stratification into two unequal classes of people; the few ruling leadership and the vast masses of ruled people. It is however no secret that the few ruling class, otherwise called the elite have continually dominated every sector of the society, passing the baton of control from one elite to another. This study was undertaken to examine the circulation of elites in Nigeria, with particular reference...

CONSTITUTION OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA 1999

INTRODUCTION We the people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Having firmly and solemnly resolved, to live in unity and harmony as one indivisible and indissoluble sovereign nation under God, dedicated to the promotion of inter-African solidarity, world peace, international co-operation and understanding And to provide for a Constitution for the purpose of promoting the good government and welfare of all persons in our country, on the principles of freedom, equality and justice, an...

Political Participation and Political Apathy in Nigeria (2011-2015): Case Study of Undergraduate Students of the University of Jos.

INTRODUCTIONThis research focuses on political participation and political apathy which has been a topical Issue in Nigeria's democratic fabric. The issue of declining political participation and rising political apathy was viewed from the perspective of the social contract which spells out the role of the state to the citizen and vice versa. In a scenario where the state fails to keep to its own end of the bargain, it breeds distrust, frustration and apathy in among the citizenry. The&n...


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