Social & Management Sciences

Research Papers/Topics in Social & Management Sciences

Basic Life Skills Required by Girl-Children to Overcome Adversities of Polygamy in Etsako Nigeria

Abstract Polygamous adversity combined with factors like gender discrimination and early marriages results to lowered female literacy and quality of life. This phenomenon extensively impacts the population and societies throughout Etsako west Nigeria. Intent of this study was to explore skills that enabled girl-children overcome polygamous adversities and succeed to acquire higher education. Semi-structured interviews with 15 women of polygamous backgrounds who succeeded to acquire high ...

Small Business Startup Funding for Youth Employment in Nigeria

Abstract Jobs are generated by initiating and growing small businesses within underdeveloped economies. Unemployment among youths is a critical problem confronting Nigeria (Nwogwugwu & Irechukwu, 2015). Unemployment leads to less growth and a drop-in consumer spending. Increased unemployment generates lowered business output. Unemployment results in welfare loss from lowered output, income, and wellbeing which hinder social progress of nations. Nevertheless, unemployed youths with small ...

AN EVALUATION OF NIGERIAN ARMY COUNTER TERRORISM STRATEGIES IN NORTH EASTERN STATE IN NIGERIA

ABSTRACTThe aim of this research work is to examine and evaluate the effectiveness of Nigeria Army counter terrorism strategies in North-Eastern state of Nigeria, a case study of Operation Zaman Lafiya Dole in Borno State from 2011 - 2018. As the Boko Haram terrorist group wages war on a widening range of targets in Nigeria, the inefficiency of the government has been starkly revealed – along with the urgent need for deep-cutting political and socio-economic reforms to counter a growing sen...

EFFECT OF PROLIFERATION OF SMALL ARMS AND LIGHT WEAPONS ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF NIGERIA (A CASE STUDY OF THE NIGER DELTA REGION OF NIGERIA)

                                                                             ABSTRACT One of the major security...

Gender and use of social media among undergraduates in lagos

CHAPTER ONEINTRODUCTION1.1 Background of StudyThe world is today celebrating the improvements in communication technology which hasbroadened the scope of communication through Information and CommunicationTechnologies (ICTs). Modern Technology in communication no doubt has turned the entireworld into a “Global village”. But as it is, technology like two sides of a coin, bring with itboth negative and positive sides. It helps people to be better informed, enlightened, ...

Leadership Trait Theory and Firm Profitability: A Case Study of Nigerian Bottling Company, Benin City By Evans Uhunoma

This study aimed at determining the relationship of leadership trait theory on the profitability of Nigeria Bottling Company, in Benin City. Descriptive survey design was used. The target population consisted of all the eighty four (84) senior staff in Nigeria Bottling Company, in Benin City. Respondents were these senior staff occupying one leadership positon or the other in the firm. A structured questionnaire was used to collect primary data. The response rate of this study was 81% ...

Emergence of Ethnic Militia Movements in the Niger Delta Region: From Voice to Armed Struggle in The New Democratic Nigeria (1999-Till Present)

With enormous human and natural resources potentials, Nigeria occupies a strategic position in the development of the African continent. The Niger Delta ravaging conflicts remains one of the biggest challenges of the democratic era since 1999, which is the main concern of this book. Through qualitative analysis and evaluation of the theory of grievance and collective action and that of social deprivation model, the book examines why the continued proliferation of militant groups in the ...

Cattle Ranching A Panacea to Herdsmen Crisis in Contemporary Nigeria.

Herdsmen crisis is a menace faced by Nigeria before now. This project work attempt to show how the crisis came to existence and ways this menace can be curb from the country. The researcher both used primary and secondary data when making his findings. One on one personal interview were mostly used to gather the primary data while the newspaper and thesis were used to gather secondary data. The researcher used chisquare test to test these data gathered. In conclusion of this project work the ...

EXPLORING THE ROLE OF TRADE UNIONS AND COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AS A TOOL FOR REALIZING DECENT WORK, FULL INCLUSION AND EQUAL PARTICIPATION IN WORK FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES.

Disability rights, which are synonymous to basic human rights, have become a central issue in all human right circles around the globe. This work focuses on the role of trade union actions in advancing the working rights and general human rights of persons with disabilities (PWDs) through strategic collective bargaining and a disability inclusive collective agreement. This work posits that disability centred trade unions actions and a disability inclusive collective bargaining is the key to s...

Enhancing women's political fortunes: Is a 50/50 Campaign possible?

 The 50/50  Campaign as a tool for enhancing women’s political participation has gained currencyin recent time.  Its call for equal participation of women and men in politics and public officehas reinvigorated various activisms globally.  This paper examines the  Campaign within thecontext of  Ghanaian women’s political fortunes.  Contesting its feasibility against a backgroundof women’s poor performance at national elections and political appointments...

Gender Studies in Ghana

Drawing from personal and programming experience, historical documentations and analytical sources, I have examined the various framings of GS to show that it embraces multiple meanings as ‘discipline,’ research, programmes and discourse. I have also engaged in a historical and reflective analysis of the evolution of GCS at three levels; global, continental and local/national to reveal that GS has a long discursive tradition that has been borne out of activism and scholarship. I have show...

Womens Movement and Political Change in West Africa

 In the present wave of increasing democratization, women’s movements remain critical to the advancement of democratic reforms and political change. In Ghana, Nigeria, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the focus of this analysis, women have mobilized around human and economic rights and peace and security over the last two decades with some considerable success although not without challenges. This paper examines emerging trends in the agenda and tools/strategies that the women’s movements hav...

Dilemma of African Unity

 The paper examines the dilemma of African unity against the background of the multiplicity of political interests and agenda. It examines this in the contest of the African Union and it sub-regional groupings and in relation to external political interests such as donors, multi-laterals and bilaterals. It argues that the on-going unity efforts have been simplified and enmeshed in a return to a tradition that from the onset had not understood the complexities of the continent and its h...

Tullum

This chapter contributes to the process of knowledge recreation by initiating a process of “retrieving” wisdom, tullum from the past, which I argue has possibilities for development. It entails the retrieval of living wisdom that resides with women and not a relic located in a museum. This living wisdom has been nurtured and guarded by African women, has been used to mitigate crisis and to support everyday living. It is wisdom that has survived all forms of domination, whether patriarchal...

Is gender yet another colonial project?

This paper questions Oyeronke Oyewumi’s (1997)claim in her thought-provoking work, ‘The invention of women: Making anAfrican sense of Western gender discourse,’ that gender in African societies isa colonial project. It interrogates Oyewumi’s project of contesting meaningsthat lack understandings and appreciation of history and culture. Using conceptualanalysis and desk reviews interlaced with anecdotal snippets, the paperattempts a re-reading of Oyewumi interrogations of social relati...


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