Research Papers/Topics in Political Science

Irregular Migration of Nigerians: Causes, Implications and Policy Responses

ABSTRACTThis study examines the irregular migration of Nigerians. The main objective of this study is mainly to examine the causes, implications and policy responses to irregular migration of Nigerians. This research used the qualitative method of research (sourcing data from other documented research on the subject of irregular migration. The research finds that irregular migration has become a global trend, and the reasons for the movement could be drawn from political, economic and social ...

ELECTORAL VIOLENCE AND DEMOCRATIC CONSOLIDATION IN NIGERIA 2019 GENERAL ELECTION

Nigeria has earned an appellation for herself as a show case of Africa’s democracy for several score of years. Ironically, every journey towards such democratic process/experience had been laden with electoral violence even since the colonial days. With the rebirth of African liberalism and the wave of democratic consolidation process that swept across the globe/world in the 1990’s, electoral violence returned in a more frightening dimension in most African states. It is, therefore, again...

CARD READER AND ELECTION CREDIBILITY IN 2019 GENERAL ELECTION

The real issue in the 2019 general elections in Nigeria was the use of the smart card reader. The smart card reader was a critical component in the elections. It was used for the first time used in 2015 in the electoral process of Nigeria and it remains one of the greatest technological innovations of the 2015 and 2019 general elections respectively. The smart card reader is a technological device setup to authenticate and verify on Election Day a Permanent Voter Card (PVC) issued by Independ...

IMPACT OF CIVIC EDUCATION ON ELECTION PARTICIPANTION IN SOKOTO STATE

The study was the impact of civic education on political participation: A case study of 2019 general election in Gada Local Government of Sokoto State. The 2019 general elections characterize free, fair and credible even though there were some states with violence, before, during and after the election. Civic education, therefore, played a role for the sustenance of democratic governance. It is imperative that educators, masses, politicians, policy makers and members of civil society worked b...

THE CONDUCT OF 2019 GENERAL ELECTIONS: PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS.

The study was to assess the problemss and prospects of free, fair and credible election in Nigeria conducted election for contestants into various elective posts in 2019. The 2019 general elections characterize free, fair and credible even though there were some states with violence before, during and after the election. The violence that took place especially after the presidential election was unique in the history of the Nigerian politics. The paper aims to consider the challenges of elect...

THE IMPACT OF CIVIC EDUCATION ON POLITICAL PARTICIPATION: A CASE STUDY OF 2019 GENERAL ELECTION INGADA LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF SOKOTO STATE

The study was to assess the problemss and prospects of free, fair and credible election in Nigeria conducted election for contestants into various elective posts in 2019. The 2019 general elections characterize free, fair and credible even though there were some states with violence before, during and after the election. The violence that took place especially after the presidential election was unique in the history of the Nigerian politics. The paper aims to consider the challenges of elect...

TERRORISM AND ECONOMY AN ASSSESSMENT OF BOKO HARAM: A CASE STUDY OF NORTH-EAST NIGERIA

This paper examines the issue of Boko Haram insurgence and its implications on socio-economic status in the north-eastern part of Nigeria. We used survey questionnaire based on economic, social and political activities in the country, data were collected from indigenes and citizens that are from the north-eastern states or have lived in any of the states before and then they eventually relocated to plateau state as a result of insurgence and terrorism in the region with evidence from newspape...

The Impact of Nigeria China Trade Relations on Economic Development in Nigeria from 2013 - 2018

ABSTRACTThis study focuses on the Nigeria-china trade and economic relations from 2001-2013. This study examined the Nigeria-china trade and economic relations, trade, international trade, Nigeria-china bilateral relation and volume of trade and also Nigeria-china relations on economy and also the impact of Nigeria-china agreement and volume of trade. Also, the study makes use of dependency theory. The study was guided by two research questions; has the Nigeria-china bilateral trade agreement...

POWER SHARING AND POLITICAL INSTABILITY IN NIGERIA

ABSTRACTThe research examined the nexus between the power sharing arrangement and its operational modalities as stipulated in the 1999 Nigerian Constitution and political instability in Nigeria’s Fourth Republic. It evaluated the relationship between the intergovernmental relations and democratic consolidation in Nigeria’s Fourth Republic. The methodology of the study depended on secondary sourcesof data and the adoption of both descriptive and exploratory methodsto assess the superior-su...

IMPACT OF IDP’S IN THE NORTHEAST ON NIGERIA’S INTERNAL SECURITY

This research looks to examine the impact of the internal displaced persons in the northeast. This research is motivated by the attention that has been given to the internally displaced persons by international community and the resources flowing into the region to address the plight of the IDPs. The research used Displaced Aggression as theoretical framework. The theory explains how groups and individuals attack soft targets due to the unavailability of the provocateur. The IDPs were vulnera...

THE CARD READER MACHINE AND THE 2015 GENERAL ELECTIONS: A CASE STUDY OF EDO STATE (NIGERIA)

ABSTRACT The issue in the 2015 general elections in Nigeria was the use of the Card Reader Machine. The Card Reader was a critical component in the elections. It was used for the first time in the electoral process of Nigeria and it remains one of the greatest technological innovations of the 2015 general elections. The Card Reader is a technological device setup to authenticate and verify on Election Day a Permanent Voter Card (PVC) issued by Independent National Electoral Commission (I...

DEMOCRACY AND THE POLITICS OF MERGER AMONG POLITICAL PARTIES IN NIGERIA, 1999 TILL DATE

TABLE OF CONTENTChapter 11.1       Introduction 1.2       Statement of the Problem1.3       Objective of the Study1.4       Research Questions1.5       Significance of Study1.6       Scope and Limitation of Study1.7       Research Methodology1.7.1    Research Design1.7.2    Area of Study1.7.3    Study Population1.7.4    Sample Size and Sampling Technique1.7.5    Sources of Data1.7.6    Instrument of Research1.7.7    Tool of Analys...

ASSESSMENT OF THE WHISTLE BLOWER POLICY OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA: ISSUES, SOLUTIONS AND BENEFITS.

ABSTRACTThe study carefully analyses Assessment of the whistle blower policy of the federal government of Nigeria: issues, solutions and benefits. Nigerians has long being confronted with the issue of corruption which has eluded the nation of great resources that would have been used for developing infrastructure and the improvement of the living standard of the people.  The major objectives of the paper are: To determine the whistle blowing policy and it significance, To determine the i...

NATURE OF KIDNAPPING AND ARMED BANDITRY IN NIGER DELTA REGION: IMPLICATION FOR NATIONAL SECURITY

ABSTRACTThe study is on the nature of kidnapping and armed banditry in the Niger Delta region: implication for national security. The study focused mainly on the period 2009-2018 being the period there was prevalence of kidnapping and armed banditry in the Niger Delta region and these threatens the national security. It analysed and adopted the Queer Ladder Theory as a framework for the study.The data for this study were obtained from both primary and secondary sources. The primary data were ...

Nigerian foreign policy review under military regime case study of Babangida's regime

 Nigeria’s foreign policy under General Ibrahim Babangida was one in which Nigeria played active role in the crises in West African sub-region especially Liberia and Sierra-Leone.  Nigeria’s involvement in the internal affairs of other countries got rekindled in 1988.  First was to settle the border conflict between Burkina Faso and Mali.  In this instance, Nigeria brokered a peace agreement acceptable to both sides but which was frustrated by France using Code d’ivo...

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