Research Papers/Topics in Political Science

Terrorism and Nigerian Economy; An Assessment of the Boko Haram Insurgency

AbstractThis study investigate terrorism and Nigerian economy, an assessment of the Boko Haram Insurgency. The study adopted secondary method of data sourcing. The frame work of content analysis was used in analyzing the data collected from newspaper, leaflet, relevant text books, pamphlet, published and unpublished works etc. Findings from the study,  reveals that given the complex nature of terrorism, it has caused economic and psychological problems for countries all over the world. 

Impact of Godfatherism on Nigeria politics from 1999-2015 (A CASE STUDY OF OYO STATE)

ABSTRACT    Godfatherism as a phenomenon is one of the dominant features of contemporary politics. It is an ideology which deprives the people of their fundamental human rights of not benefiting from the dividends of democracy. The transition from military rule to democracy in the fourth republic in Nigeria rekindled the hope of Nigerians after over three decades of militarization of Nigerian state characterized with high rate of impunity, corruption, oppression and insecurity....

The role of Political Parties in the Consolidation of Democracy in Nigeria (1999-2015)

ABSTRACTThe problems of political parties in the consolidation of democracy in Nigeria has been of serious concern. In the course of carrying out the research some fundamental objectives were examined, such as: The role effectiveness of political parties in Nigeria, impacts of political parties in consolidating Nigeria democratic system and ways political parties can consolidate the democratic system. From the following, the study used primary and secondary sources of data collection and simp...

Boko Haram Insurgency, Forced Migration and National Security in Nigeria

This research examined the activities of the Boko Haram sect and how it has impeded the national security, economic, political and social matrix of the Nigerian polity. The research argued that the insurgence of the sect would continually be a national security challenge in-spite of the marginal lip-service of the government to curb the heinous activity. The research relied more on secondary data-journals, magazines newspapers internet and the theoretical framework is frustration aggression a...

The Concept of Political Gladiator within the Nigerian political system

ABSTRACTGodfatherism is an age-old problem in the Nigerian political system, but while some see it as a problem, others believe it is a necessity or at the very least a necessary evil. The argument of those in support is based on the notion that it can serve as a very viable means to an end, where an individual who possesses the right mix of leadership skill and development ideas but lacks the financial or political grit has a chance through one Godfather or the other to get into public ...

GENDER DIMENSION TO POLITICAL PARTICIPATION IN NIGERIA: A CASE STUDY OF OGUN STATE

ABSTRACTThis study is on gender dimension to political participation in Nigeria, a case study of Ogun state. The study is aim at identifying the political participation of women in Ogun state, factors hindering the development of women participation in politics, problem of women participation in politics in Ogun state and the possible strategies that can be used to enhance women’s participation in electoral politics in Ogun state.Over the years, men comprise larger percentage of party membe...

NEW PARTNERSHIP FOR AFRICA’S DEVELOPMENT (NEPAD) AS A STRATEGY FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA: PROSPECTS AND CHALLENGES

ABSTRACTThe picture of Africa particularly Nigeria, has been characterized by daunting challenges of economic underdevelopment, political instability, unemployment, poverty and diseases in the 21st century. The scenario called for the introduction of an Indigenous African Approach to problems peculiar to Africa, resulting into the formation of NEPAD with its country office in Nigeria. The study therefore sets out to examine the impact as well as the challenges of NEPAD in promoting sustainabl...

Political Voilence and its Implications on National Development in Nigeria

Abstract Political violence and its implications on National development in Nigeria cannot be over emphasize. This is because  development itself  is a dependent variable that can only be seen manifest where political violence is at it barest minimal.Theoritical frameworkfor the study of this research includes; Relative deprivation/ frustration aggression theory, systemic  theoryand group conflict theory. A secondary source of data was adopted for this research 

The Policy Of Privatization And Commercialization Of Public Enterprises In Nigeria: An Appraisal Of Telecommunication

Abstract It is because of social issues like economic inequalities, unemployment that made the state to interfere in economy of Nigeria. Government chose public sector as a means or medium for economic and social development due to poor managerial skill, weak technological base etc, this enhanced the zeal to establish various enterprise institutions in Nigeria. Then, due to inadequate capital and lack of finance, public enterprises in Nigeria are confronted with many problems by the empl...

ECONOMIC DEPENDENCY AND THIRD WORLD UNDER DEVELOPMENT (NIGERIAN EXPERIENCE)

ABSTRACTThis study examines the relationship between the third world countries and the western capitalist countries. It shows dependency as a phenomenon or problem of relationship that gave rise to the economic growth and development of the western world in expense of the third world societies which are economically underdeveloped, and lack  the capacity  and ability to control the economic system or productive processes of the societies. In our attempt to analyze and address this p...

EMPLOYMENT PROCEDURE AND ITS EFFECT ON PRODUCTIVITY IN GOVERNMENT PARASTATALS A CASE STUDY OF NATIONAL BOARD FOR TECHNICAL EDUCATION, KADUNA

ABSTRACTThe quality, efficiency and successes as well as effective productivity in any government parastatal is being determined by the quality of the workforce. In relations to this, a qualitative and effective productivity are being determined by the procedures in recruitment and selections of such workforce. If this be true, which it undoubtedly is, then this research is an analysis of employment procedure and its effects on productivity using the NBTE as a case study. As a federal governm...

GENDER INEQUALITY AND WOMEN PARTICIPATION IN POLITICS (2011 GENERAL ELECTION IN NIGERIA) (CASE STUDY OF KADUNA STATE)

ABSTRACTThe study is to assess the gender inequality and women participation in politics: 2011 General election in Nigeria, a case study of Kaduna state. The scope of the study was restricted to the 2011 general elections in Kaduna state. A total of 110 questionnaires were used, only 100 were recovered successfully. The questionnaire was analysed using statistical and frequency tables, bar chart and pie chart. The objective of the research also (a) assesses the nature of women participation i...

ENVIRONMENTAL CONFLICT BETWEEN FARMERS AND HERDSMEN AND ITS EFFECT ON SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN PLATEAU STATE

TABLE OF CONTENTSABSTRACTThe violent conflicts between sedentary farmers and pastoral herdsmen have become a recurring decimal in Nigeria’s drive to nationhood. It has assumed a grievous dimension in recent time thereby threatening peaceful coexistence. The research examines the environmental underpinnings of the conflict between farmers and herdsmen and its effect on socio-economic development in Plateau State. The research shows that environmental scarcity plays a prominent role in the co...

Arms Proliferation and Insecurity in Plateau State

This researchwork examines arms proliferation and insecurity in Plateau State. Particularemphasis was on sources, methods of SALWs flows, factors responsible for SALWs,implications of SALWs on security in Plateau State and the measures adopted bythe Nigerian as well as the Plateau Governments to control SALWs proliferationinto Nigeria and indeed the State. Basically, the study revealed that in thelast one decades, the state has been particularly plagued by violent conflicts.There have...

Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Poverty Alleviation In Nigeria

This research work examines the impact of the MDGs on Poverty Alleviation in Nigeria followingsome progress on the achievement of the MDGs, given the modest recovery of theNigerian economy since the 1990s and the various efforts of all stakeholders.Although, poverty was till pervasive, and child mortality and maternal healthstill precarious, yet literacy level were rising, gender equality andempowerment of women are improving. HIV/AIDs pandemic, malaria and othercommunicable disease reducing....


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