Social & Management Sciences

Research Papers/Topics in Social & Management Sciences

The Impact of Imports on Total Factor Productivity in Nigeria

ABSTRACT  Despite the gains from capital and labour productivity, there is still a problem of low total factor productivity (TFP) in Nigeria. This study, therefore, examined the impact of imports on total factor productivity as an alternative to the conventional sources of productivity gains for the country. The study covered the period 1980-2011. Building on the theoretical Cobb-Douglas production function, we developed and estimated an empirical model which incorporated Foreign Direct Inve...

Human Capital Development and Poverty in Nigeria

ABSTRACT  This study investigated human capital development and poverty in Nigeria. The analysis was base on panel data regression model using National Living Standard Survey 2008. The results obtained indicate that the apriori expectation of the variables which are sex, age in years, mother education, total expenditure on education, quintile, and school enrollment were positive to the dependent variable which is poverty proxy by total expenditure of the house hold while father education, ho...

Food Taboos in Traditional African Societies A Study of Onicha Ezinihitte Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State

ABSTRACT  This research work is a product of the researcher’s desire to explore the various food taboos in traditional African societies with special focus on Onicha Ezinihitte, Mbaise Local Government area of Imo state. The study aims at finding out the food taboos in Onicha Ezinihittee and their essence in the traditional culture. The study also looked at the attitude of the Onicha Ezinihitte towards food taboos and the changes that have taken place over time. The research adopted the qu...

A Survey of Public Opinion on some Aspects of Social Change and Crime in Nigeria- A Study of Udi Local Government Area of Enugu State Nigeria

ABSTRACT  The study was designed to investigate the extent to which social changes have influenced crime especially in Udi L.G.A. of Enugu State. Specifically, the study attempted to establish existing relationships if any between changes in the socio-economic and political values and rate of criminal activity in Udi society. The purpose of this study was to identify forms of social change that have taken place in Udi over time and their influence on crime. The specific objective was to asce...

The United Nations and the Responsibility to Protect A Critical Review of the Libyan Crisis

ABSTRACT  There has been an increase in the number of intrastate armed conflicts across the world in the last two decades and this has no doubt generated lots of debates as to whether the international community has a right or an obligation to interfere in the domestic affairs of any state. This has brought into focus the issue of the limits of sovereignty and the justification for external interference in intra-state conflicts. This study focused on the uprising that took place in Libya in ...

Democratization and Post-Election Violence in Nigeria and Ghana, 2003-2012

ABSTRACT  Election is universally considered as the hallmark of democracy, especially since the current wave of democratization in Africa. However, most elections in Africa are characterized by violence particular post-electoral violence. Moreover, the study examined the nexus between democratization and post-electoral violence in Nigeria and Ghana. Though scholars have interrogated democratization and electoral violence yet little attention have been paid to ascertain whether the mode of de...

Public-Private Partnership and Infrastructural Development in Abia State, Nigeria, 2007-2014

ABSTRACT  Following the enactment of the Infrastructural Concessions Regulatory Commission (ICRC) Act in Nigeria, Abia state government keyed into the framework of the PPP in 2007. This was in a bid to bridge the infrastructural gap in the state and to actualize the objectives of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), especially as it affects the development of a global partnership for poverty reduction through provision of basic infrastructures and industries. Despite policy efforts made ...

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...

Fuel Subsidy Removal and National Development in Nigeria 1999 2012

ABSTRACT  Fuel subsidy is critical to the Nigerian economy. It is argued that fuel subsidy for years has remained the only avenue through which the Nigerian government lived up to its socioeconomic responsibility to its citizenry; and the attempt to withdraw this policy has been interpreted as a move by the government to default on its responsibility. This study, therefore, investigates the effects of fuel subsidy removal on national development in Nigeria between 1999 and 2012. The specific...

Manpower Training and Utilization in the Nigeria Immigration Service, Calabar Command, 1999-2014.

ABSTRACT  This study evaluated manpower training and utilization in the Nigeria Immigration Service, Calabar Command between 1999-2014.The objectives of the study are: to evaluate if the manpower training in the Nigeria Immigration Service has enhanced the adequate protection of the Nigeria borders; if the trained staff of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Calabar Command were fully utilized and if the selection for training of staff in the Nigeria Immigration Service, Calabar is on merit. Th...

Impact of Political Party Cross Carpeting on Good Governance in Nigeria: A Case Study of 2015 and 2019 General Elections

TABLE OF CONTENT Title Page………………………………………………………………………………….…..................................   I Certification ……………………………………………………………………………….................................    II Dedication………………………………………………………………………………….................................    III Acknowledgements……………………...

Religiosity, Parental Monitoring and Gender as Predictors of Social Competence among Secondary School Adolescents

ABSTRACT 'The study investigated religiosity, parental monitoring and gender as predictors of social competence among adolescents in secondary schools in Enugu State. Three hundred and sixty (360) students from Girls’ Secondary School Emene, Community Secondary School Emene, St. Joseph Secondary School Emene and St. Patrick Secondary School Emene (180 males and 180 females) participated in the study. The adolescents’ ages ranged from 12 years to 17years, with mean age of 14.5 years. Thre...

Boko Haram Insurgency and Nigeria's Relations with United States, 2009 2014

ABSTRACT  The persistence of Boko Haram insurgency impinges upon Nigeria’s relations with US, which have been cordial but restricted. Researchers have divergent opinion about the extent U.S. should be committed in assisting Nigeria in countering Boko Haram insurgency. Research on the interconnectivity between Boko Haram insurgency and Nigeria’s-US military-security partnership, trade and aid are inadequate and do not reflect current developments. Consequently, the study set out to examin...

Factors Influencing Consumer Online Shopping Behavior in Malaysia

This study looked at the variables affecting consumers' online shopping habits. The rapid increase in internet service usage has created a sizable market for online shoppers and sellers to purchase and sell goods and services. Online shopping has gained popularity as a means of conducting business. The popularity of internet purchasing has increased retailers' interest in concentrating on this market. This theoretical study aims to go back in time in the literature review to comprehend the...

Fiscal Decentralization and Energy Consumption: A Race to Decentralization

This study examines the effect of fiscal decentralization, in the form of shifting responsibilities of tax revenues, expenditure and planning from the central government to lower local governments, as well as rapidly rising income, on energy consumption for 47 Kenyan counties over the period 2013 to 2017. This study employs panel methodology and the ordinary least squaresregression model to investigate this effect in Kenya. The index of fiscal decentralization is measured by the ratio of sub-...


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