Research Papers/Topics in Political Science

An Assessment of Local Government Administration in Kwara State: A Study of Baruten and Ilorin West Local Governments (1999-2007)

Local government is a body crated by law to provide a specified range of services to the local people because of the difficulty by the state to administered successful all her functions through the central organ. “After decades of the creation of local governments in Nigeria and the reforms they undergone, the development profile of our local communities remain woeful” inspite of the funds they received from both federal and state government over the years. Using Baruten and Ilorin W...

Terrorist Bombing in Nigeria: A Critical Analysis of Its Socio-Political Roots from 2000 – 2011

ABSTRACT This study looked at terrorist bombing in Nigeria: A critical Analysis of its socio-political roots since 2000 – 2011. If focuses on two main research questions: (i), Is there a positive relationship between religious fundamentalism and terrorist bombing in Nigeria? (ii); Does the presidential power shift to the south account for terrorist bombings in Nigeria. The study adopted frustration-aggression theory as theoretical framework of analysis, secondary sources of data which was g...

Community Participation and Rural Development in Iheowere, Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State, 2012-2014

ABSTRACT This project report studied community participation and rural development in Nigeria, from 2012- 2014. The study has both broad and specific objectives. The broad objective is to determine whether communities in Nsukka local government area participated effectively in community rural development. The specific objectives are as follows: (i) To ascertain the extent of community participation in community development in Ihe-Owere. (ii) To determine whether the problem of inadequate fund...

Associated Gas Flaring and Re-Injection Policymaking and Implementation in Nigeria (1960-2010)

ABSTRACT A number of oil-producing countries in the World (Norway, Britain, Venezuela, Canada, Brazil, etc) have successfully implemented regulatory policies and put in place gas reinjection technologies to curb gas flaring and venting in their offshore/onshore oil fields. Conversely, since 1969 Nigeria has been battling with same gas flaring and venting regulatory regimes without success. This study therefore examines the adequacy of consultancy and utilization of indigenous science and tech...

Enforcement of Environmental Protocols and Reduction of Greenhouse Emission: A Case Study of Bayelsa State.

ABSTRACT The issue of greenhouse emissions, global warming and climate change have become major environment concerns of the twenty-first century in both local and international conventions. Moreover, it is an undisputable fact that the process of gas flaring during crude oil exploration has been a major source of greenhouse emission in oil producing countries like Nigeria. Therefore, this study examines the problem of greenhouse emission which occur as a result of gas flaring in Bayelsa state...

The Role of the United States’ Government in Regime Change and Neoliberal Reforms in Libya.

TABLE OF CONTENTS Title page - - - - - - - - - - i Approval page - - - - - - - - - ii Dedication - - - - - - - - - - iii Acknowledgements - - - - - - - - - iv Table of Contents - - - - - - - - - v List of Tables - - - - - - - - - - vii List of Figures - - - - - - - - - viii List of Abbreviation - - - - - - - - - ix Abstract - - - - - - - - - - x CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of the Study - - - - - - - - 1 1.2 Statement of the Problem - - - - - - - - 7 1.3 Objective of the Study - -...

Oil Politics and Nigeria-United States Relations, 1999-2007

ABSTRACT Nigeria-United States relations can best be described as a tale of two giants representing the centre and the periphery. Since 1989, the United States has remained undisputed super power in a unipolar world. Nigeria on the other hand is a regional hegemon. Its petroleum and its substantial standing military force guarantee its prominence in International relations. The expanding large consumer market and petrodollars have made Nigeria-United States relations inevitable. Since the dem...

The Role of Credible Elections On the Consolidation of Democracy: A Case Study of Anambra State from 2003 - 2006

Abstract The study examined the link between credible elections and the consolidation of democracy in Nigeria, with focus on the 2003 gubernatorial elections in Anambra state. Specifically, the study evaluated the political and other settings for the 2003 gubernatorial elections in Anambra state. It also examined the political, legal, economic and other problems created by the 2003 gubernatorial elections in Anambra State. Utilizing the theory of post colonial state which, focusing on the Nig...

The Vision 20:2020 and Food Production in Nigeria: A Critical Overview

Abstract The study focuses on the analysis of the interface between the Vision 20:2020 and food production in Nigeria. The thrust of the study however is to find out how the enunciation and implementation of Vision 20:2020 has impacted on food security in Nigeria. Specifically, the study interrogates the impact of the Vision 20:2020 on food importation, production of livestock and fishery as well as crops. Relying on Marxist instrumentalist theory derived from the radical models of economic p...

Law of Armed Conflicts in Africa: A Study of the Liberian Civil War

ABSTRACT This work is on the Law of Armed Conflicts in Africa: A Study of the Liberian Civil War. In the Liberian Civil War, unprecedented war crimes were committed in spite of the existence of the law of armed conflicts. Hence, Liberia is a country with many ethnic groups, dominated by American freed slaves (Americo-Liberians). The Americo-Liberians constitute about seven percent (7%) of the Liberian population, who are still playing major roles in the present-day Liberian politics. The domi...

The United States Led Nato Intervention and the Libyan Conflict

ABSTRACT Energy security is a fundamental and global commercial priority. Moreover, as industrialization has expanded across the globe, energy has become a key good, the movement of which ties together the commercial and economic interests of a significant majority of states. Oil remains the most important source for global energy production and nearly two-thirds of that resource lies in the Middle East of which Libya is a part. Preserving the global supply of uninterrupted, affordable energy...

Oil and National Development in Ghana, 2007-2014.

ABSTRACT Since Ghana attained independence in 1957, successive Governments have pursued, with varying degrees of success, policies, programmes and projects to accelerate the growth of the Ghanaian economy and raise the living standards of the people. These are policies, programmes and projects around which national and development partner’s efforts are coordinated. The discovery and exploration of oil, no doubt has increased Ghana revenue but this has not fully translated to socio-economic ...

Election Management Bodies and Electoral Administration in Nigeria and Ghana, 2003-2012

ABSTRACT This study compares the election management bodies and electoral administration in Nigeria and Ghana, between 2003 and 2012. Utilizing the Marxist theory of the state, ex-post-facto research design, unstructured elite interview, qualitative method of data collection and qualitative descriptive analysis, the study investigates the link between the nature of the framework for the conduct of elections and electoral violence; the limited autonomy of election management bodies and organiz...

Comparative Analysis of Federalism and Natural Resource Management in Nigeria and South Africa (1960-2010)

ABSTRACT The history of mankind in all generation has been a struggle dominated by the need to enhance his material condition either as an individual or as a collectivity. The struggle for material condition has led to the evolution of different types of political systems, which include federalism. Importantly, each state is endowed with different kinds of natural resources, which has engendered development in some states and underdevelopment in others. While scholars have made substantial co...

The Effects of Rolling Back the State on Development of Nigeria’s Political Economy (2003 – 2007).

ABSTRACT The study focused on the deregulation of the downstream of Nigeria’s petroleum sub-sector as an aspect of Rolling back the state in Nigeria. Deregulation of the downstream of the petroleum sector is occasioned by the removal of subsidies on petroleum products. This leads to a hike in the pump price of petroleum products which has brought untold hardship on the people. According to government, it spends a huge amount of money on subsidizing fuel products. Thus government resources p...


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