Research Papers/Topics in Political Science

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: 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...

INEC AND THE CONDUCT OF 2015 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN NIGERIA: AN ANALYSIS OF SOME OUTSTANDING ISSUES

The process of election administration in many developing democracies continues to generate a lot of controversies; particularly with regards to the level of independence of Election Management Bodies (EMBs), their professionalism and the acceptability of the elections they conduct. In Nigeria, the election administration process since the country gained political independence from the British has always resulted in controversy and crisis; arising mostly in part from the perceived collaborati...

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...

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