Research Papers/Topics in Public Administration and Local Government

Democracy and the Politics of Resource Control in Bayelsa State

ABSTRACT  The Niger Delta question represents one of the most intractable sources of political destabilization, constitutes a profound threat to national security, and economic development of the Nigerian state. Therefore, the study of the intricate dynamics among multinational oil corporations, the Nigerian state, and insurgent militias illuminates the root causes, society schisms and the political economy of resource induced conflict in Africa’s major oil producing nation state. This cas...

Private Enterprises and Rural Development in Anambra State

ABSTRACT  This work centered on private enterprises and rural development in Anambra state. The objectives include: to ascertain the extent to which private enterprises have contributed to rural development in Anambra state; to find out the challenges facing private enterprises in rural development in Anambra state; to examine the measures to enhance participation of private enterprises in rural development in Anambra state.It is a survey type of research since it investigated what happened ...

Police-Public Relation A Case Study of Anambra State Police Command

ABSTRACT  It seems to be a reality of modern urban life that, from time to time, tensions can develop between law enforcement and community members or groups. Given this reality, it is worth doing some thinking about the best ways to prevent these tensions from developing in the first place, and of resolving them when they do. As for mutual understanding, the public is well aware that the average policeman's day can be stressful, but again, that is not excuse for being rude, obnoxious, and d...

Low Uptake of Constituency Development Fund among Small and Medium Enterprise(SMEs) in Kafue, Zambia

 The purpose of this study is to explore the low uptake of constituency development fund among small and medium enterprise(SMEs) in Kafue, Zambia. The data for this study will be obtained from face to face interviews with 50 respondents using semi- structured questionnaire in Kafue Constituency and focus group discussion. The method in this study sought to explore the low uptake of constituency development affecting the performance of SMEs and the study adopted a qualitative and employed a p...

The Impact of Monetization of Fringe Benefits on the Productivity of Nigerian Workers: The Case of Federal Polytechnic, Idah-Kogi State

ABSTRACT  This study centers on the Impact of Monetization of Fringe Benefits on the Productivity of Nigerian Workers with specific focus on the Federal Polytechnic. Idah. In carrying out the study, three hypotheses were formulated to guide the researcher. They are briefly stated as follows: Proper Implementation of the Monetization Policy will lead to positive change in work attitude, thus, enhancing productivity of workers; there is a relationship between monetization of fringe benefits an...

Leadership and Public Policy Making Process in Nigeria. A Case Study of Chimaroke Nnamani Administration. (1999-2007)

Abstract  The study examined the impact of leadership on the public policy making process in Nigeria, using Enugu state as a case study. The study made use of primary and secondary data collection to gather information. In view of this it concluded by discovering that there is significant relationship between leadership style of Chimaroke and public policy process also discovered that unaccountable leadership encourages inefficient policy making in Enugu state. This study Recommends these tw...

An Evaluation of Staff Training and Development in the Kogi State College of Education (Technical), Kabba. (2010-2014)

ABSTRACT  The improvement in management sciences and technology, which demands complex skills, knowledge, and experience, has made Staff Training and Development a compulsory task. It is because of this trend that this work is being carried out in order to evaluation the training and development programmes in Nigeria public sector with special reference to Kogi State College of Education (Technical) Kabba, Kogi State. The research equally probes into the implementation and effectiveness of t...

The Prospects and Problems of Deregulation of the Nigerian Economy (A Case Study of the Telecommunication Industry)

ABSTRACT  The study investigated the prospects and problems of deregulation of the Nigerian Economy, using telecommunication as case study. The researcher was guided by three hypotheses which are drawn from the problem statements and objectives of the study. Related literature are reviewed in the study. The data are sourced from both the primary and secondary sources available. Data was also collected through the use of questionnaires that were drawn up to reflect the necessary details neede...

Manpower Development and Productivity in Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria A Study of Kogi State College of Education, Ankpa

ABSTRACT  One of the topical issues of discussion in the recent times in most organizations is manpower development and its retention for increased productivity. This project is geared towards studying manpower development and productivity in Kogi State, using the Kogi State College of Education, Ankpa, as a study area. The research explained the concept of manpower development and productivity and its application to any organization. In the course of this study, it was discovered that one o...

Management of Public Enterprises in Nigeria A Case Study of NTA, Awka

ABSTRACT  Management in all ramifications has been noted as a critical and indispensable element in all organizations. Nevertheless, public enterprises are in dilemma of some management constraints, which tend to hinder their goals and objectives. Against, the background of the above explication, this research work empirically explored into the management of public enterprises in Nigeria with a particular reference to Nigeria Television Authority, Awka. The purpose of which is to investigate...

Commercialization and Employee Motivation A Case Study of Power Holding Company of Nigeria Enugu.

ABSTRACT  The global economic recession of the 1980s was instrumental to the stimulation of different structural adjustment programs like commercialization and privatization in other to cushion its effect on the socio-economic wellbeing and development of the affected economic systems like that of Nigeria. The power sector being one of the major determinants of economic prospects of the Nigerian society yet not measuring up to expectations was considered for restructuring hence the commercia...

Globalization and Political Stability in Nigeria (1990 - 2010)

ABSTRACT  The study examined the effect of globalization on political stability in Nigeria between 1990 and 2010. It explained the concept of globalization as the integration of the nations of the world into a universal community in a way that engenders cooperation, complementarities and comparative advantage among states in such interaction. In other to carry out the study, we used both primary and secondary sources to generate data. From the data collected, the study concluded that in rela...

Politicization of Local Government Appointment and Service Delivery in Nigeria. A Study of Enugu State 2007-2014

ABSTRACT  The growing importance of administration can be traced back not only to changes in the volume, complexity and specialization of government, but to changes in the relationship between governmental organizations and their environment. The nexus between the local government and democratic governance has been keenly explored on intense academic debates. These debates have aimed at beaming attention on systems such as poor service delivery, lack of accountability, poor staffing and tota...

Immigration Laws and the Protection of Asylum Seekers’ Rights in Uganda: A Critique.

Abstract The focus of this study was on the Domestic Laws and the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Asylum Seekers with a special attention on the Immigration Laws of Uganda. The Study was guided by three research questions: What legal criteria are used in determining refugees in Uganda? What rights, do refugees enjoy while in Uganda? What role does the immigration Directorate play in promoting refugee rights? Using a doctrinal method which essentially relies on secondary sources, the...

Public Service Motivation and Job Performance in Bondhere District, Mogadishu, Somalia

ABTRACT The study seeks to establish the relationship between Public service motivation and job performance in Bondhere district, Mogadishu, Somalia. The objectives of the study were to; (i) determine the how motivation of public servant improves job performance in Bondhere district, Mogadishu, Somalia. (ii) Examine the factors that motivate the workers of public service in Bondhere district, Mogadishu, Somalia. (iii) Investigate the relationship between motivation and job performance in Bond...


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