Research Papers/Topics in Political Science

Influence of Intra-Regional and Extra-Regional Actor’s Reshape Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Security and Political Development

Abstract            This study attempt to ascertain the influence of the intra-regional and extra-regional actor’s reshape security and political development under pressure in the middle east and north Africa states on how it affects livelihood and security issues.            The study relies on secondary source of data collection and analyzes same using qualitative descriptive method. Some of the findings revealed in the study is the outcome of the clashes result...

Pauline Hansons One Nation

The essay considers the impact and future of Pauline Hanson's One Nation. Are their policies relevant to current day Australians and how must they present themselves to be an attractive proposition for the voters. as well as being a viable partner in government? Are they able to overcome the internal disputes and to what degree is the internal disarray a response to Pauline Hanson’s leadership ability?

Diversity Our Strength: Different Tongues, One Nation

Since the attainment of independence in 1960, Nigeria has been grappling with how to ensure unity in diversity among its various ethnic groups. Successive governments have strategized different mechanisms aimed at promoting national integration including the establishment of the National Youth Service Corps, the building of Unity Schools, state and locality creation, implementation of a Federal Character principle, and the zoning of power positions, among several public policies. Despit...

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 ...

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...

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...

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: [email protected]o.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: [email protected] power is a key issue in Nigeria politics; this is because of diverse ethnic groups that ...

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