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TREND AND VOLATILITY OF VALUE ADDED TAX AND OIL TAX REVENUE IN NIGERIA: IMPLICATION FOR GOVERNMENT BUDGETING

This study investigates the trend and volatility of value added tax revenue and oil tax revenue in Nigeria. It investigates the research questions raised using data on value added tax revenue and oil tax revenue generated in the Nigerian economy during the period 2001 to 2016. The data which were secured from the Central Bank of Nigeria Statistical Bulletin were converted to quarterly data and analyzed using E-View facilities. Empirical analysis of the data intends to highlight...

Improving Loan Repayment in Ghana: Does Financial Literacy Matter?

Loan defaults continue to be a major challenge that confronts financialinstitutions in developing countries and this impedes their potential role in sustainabledevelopment. Given the enormity of loan defaults, policymakers havedevoted much attention to the phenomenon by implementing strategies and policiesaimed at improving loan repayment to avert the situation. To complement theeffort of policymakers, several empirical studies have also been conducted regardingloan repayment determinants; bu...

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 Policy of Grazing Reserve Bill as a solution to Farmers and Herders Conflic

This project looks into the recurring crises between Farmers and Herders in Nigeria, which has stagnated the development of the areas affected.The paper tries to look into the source, the effects, and also proffer solutions to the crises. It also assesses the impacts of agencies that were set to solve the problem.

DEMOGRAPHICS AND SOCIAL ISOLATION AS PREDICTORS OF YOUNG ADULTS AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR

ABSTRACTThe study examined demographic variables and social isolation as predictors of young adults’ aggressive behavior. Three hundred and twenty-four (324) participants made up of one hundred and forty-seven (147) males and one hundred and seventy-seven (177) females were drawn from six (6) faculties; forty-five (45) participants were selected from the faculty of Social Sciences, forty-six (46) participants were selected from the faculty of Arts, sixty-three (63) participants were selecte...

EXAMINING DRUG ABUSE IN KADUNA METROPOLIS (A STUDY OF SOME SELECTED LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF THE STATE

ABSTRACTDrug Abuse is becoming an increasing problem in Nigeria. This study sought to examine drug abuse in Kaduna State, Nigeria. The study adopted availability random sampling procedure. The sample size for this study was 100 respondents (n=100). Structured questionnaire was used to collect data. Four research questions were answered, and all data collected from the questionnaire were presented in a tabular form, using frequency and percentage. Results showed that majority of the respondent...

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...

Economic policy in Nigeria: Review of the indicators of investment in human capital and economic growth

ABSTRACTThe study examined an empirical investigation of the impact of investment in human capital on economic growth in Nigeria, using time series data from 1980-2014. This paper employs descriptive analysis, trend analysis, causality tests, and the ordinary least square technique. Empirical findings however indicate that there exists a negative relationship between government expenditure on education and economic growth, but there exists a positive relationship betw...

TORTURE AND INHUMAN ACT IN NIGERIAN:WHAT IS THENIGERIAN GOVERNMENT RESPONSE TO HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION & THE IMPACT OF DEMOCRACY SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT IN THE LIFE OF INDIVIDUALS

ABSTRACTDemocracy is a legendary system of government in which every country, today their desires to have democracy or claims to be one. Today if truly democracy and human rights are incompatible in certain situation, it means freedom and justice and equality for all branches of people are guaranteed. Democracy ensure human rights to be primarily virtuous, balance and adequate of moderation, furthermore , democracy ensure human rights broadly, human rights include: right to life, liberty, rig...

HISTORICISING NATIONAL ELECTIONS AND THEIR IMPLICATIONS ON NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTEGRATION IN CONTEMPORARY NIGERIAN STATE: A CENTENARY DISCOURSE

This paper attempts a historical exploration of issues of national elections as it impinges on Nigeria’s security and integration one hundred years after the famous 1914 amalgamation of the Southern and Northern protectorates. Against the backdrop of the country’s challenges of imbalance or lopsided federal structure, the usually elevated problems of ethnicity, absence of broadminded leadership, minority-majority tussles among others, the nation’s politics has been f...

EQUAL REPRESENTATION DOES NOT TRANSLATE INTO EQUALITY FOR FEMALE JOURNALISTS IN AUSTRALIA

Female journalists in Australia are rising in number but diminishing at levels of higher hierarchy in media organisations. This paper will unearth the ‘whys’ and the ‘whats’ of a culture that is breeding this disarray inside newsrooms, addressing significant problems like a systematic pattern of sexism through years, a pay-gap ratio designed to look like it doesn’t exist but is, in fact, reflective of the hierarchy itself, prominent features of the gender politics in play and some a...

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...

PERCEIVED SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC COSTS OF FULANI HERDSMEN AND FARMERS CONFLICT AMONG THE RESIDENTS OF NIMBO COMMMUNITY INUZO-UWANI L.G.A

ABSTRACTThe study focused on finding out the social and economic costs of Fulani herdsmen and farmersconflict among the residents of  Nimbo community in  Uzo-Uwani local  government area ofEnugu state. The study had the following specific objectives: finding out the perceived social andeconomic costs of farmers-herders crisis among the residents of Nimbo, and finding out theimplications of the findings to social work practice in Nigeria. The study adopted the theory ofeco-viole...

Globalisation and Transnational Organised Crime in Africa

This paper on “Globalization and Transnational Organized Crime in Africa ” aimed at analyzing the negative impacts of globalization on African continent. The paper made use of secondary sources (books, journal articles, internet materials,monographs etc) of data collection and relied on theory of classical economic liberalism as its framework of analysis. Again, findings revealed that inspite of the benefits of globalization, especially in the area of tourism, communication and technologi...

The Place of Leadership in the Society: a Necessity Towards Achieving Peaceful Coexistence (Africa in View).

The society is no doubt an integral part of humans all over the world: consisting of persons who byvirtue of like minds, have agreed to live together towards achieving harmony in coexistence with eachother. Since time past, different societies have had series of experiences, which has led to the thrust ofbelieve in the body of people called “leaders”, with the sole aim of upholding to the terms of coexistingin the society. Of the different terms of coexistence in a society, I would say th...


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