Christian Ezeibe

Christian Ezeibe
University of Nigeria | UNN · Department of Political Science

Ph.D

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Introduction
I am a Political Scientist. My research focuses on African government and politics, political economy, election and sustainable development in Africa. I have published in the areas of election violence, informal economy, hate campaigns/speech, infrastructure development, civil society, feminism, environmentalism, regionalism, human trafficking, manufacturing and political economy of COVID-19 in Africa. I am currently working on CBOs and P/CVE in Africa.
Additional affiliations
October 2017 - present
University of Nigeria
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Description
  • Teaching and supervising MSC and PhD. Researching and publishing in TR and Scopus indexed journals. Attending conferences. Participating in University committees. Training and mentoring young academics. Editing and reviewing for reputable journals
April 2015 - present
University of Nigeria
Position
  • Faculty Member
Description
  • I am responsible for developing the theoretical and methodological foundation of our research
October 2014 - October 2017
University of Nigeria
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • Researching, teaching and supervising undergraduate and MSC students
Education
January 2011 - June 2013
University of NIgeria Nsukka
Field of study
  • Political Science (Political Economy)
September 2008 - May 2010
University of Nigeria
Field of study
  • Political Science (Political Economy)
September 2003 - September 2007
University of Nigeria
Field of study
  • Political Science

Publications

Publications (88)
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In most African states informal motorcycle transportation is a popular means of urban and semi-urban mobility. While studies have examined the transportation-economic development nexus, the political economy of the ban of motorcycles and shift from informal commercial motorcycle to tricycle operation for urban/peri-urban mobility in Nigeria has bee...
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While previous studies have assessed the linkages between the implementation of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) lockdown and human rights issues in non-African contexts, how the state containment of COVID-19 pandemic affected human rights in African context has been understudied, particularly in Nigeria. Using a qualitative-dominant mixed m...
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Previous studies have examined the impact of the relationship between international nongovernmental organisations and the military on peacekeeping operations and humanitarian programming. However, how relations between international nongovernmental organisations and military actors affect preventing/countering of violent extremism has not been cent...
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Climate change has remained a major problem around which global development policies are framed. The effects of climate change are rising tremendously and are more evident in Africa with low adaptive capacity to the impacts of climate change and where climate change has led to drought and desertification with consequences for safety and security in...
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This piece rethinks the uncritical adoption of Western models for containment of the pandemic in countries dominated by informal economies arguing in favour of a nuanced adoption of these control practices.
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While earlier studies have concentrated on the political and historical dynamics of the Cameroon Ambazonian separatist conflict, there is little knowledge on the effects of the conflict in Anglophone regions on Cameroonian refugees in Nigeria. The study used the mixed method to show how decades of Cameroon’s repressive governance system that favors...
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Covid-19 pandemic has overstretched public health systems and has also devastated the underlying bases of society including food systems, education, and economies. While the effect of the pandemic was initially seen as a public health problem, it has since evolved into a significant human rights concern. With enforcement of Covid-19 control measure...
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Covid-19 pandemic has overstretched public health systems and has also devastated the underlying bases of society including food systems, education, and economies. While the effect of the pandemic was initially seen as a public health problem, it has since evolved into a significant human rights concern. With enforcement of Covid-19 control measure...
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While extant literature has examined how autochthony claim-making and narratives account for violent conflicts, they neglect how ethnic groups traversed by Nigeria-Cameroon boundaries manipulate auto-chthony claim-making and generate ethnic identity crises in the Mambilla Plateau. Using the qualitative dominant mixed-method approach, this paper des...
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Although there are several security threats in Nigeria, the Boko Haram insurgency in the Northeast region remains the most critical security problem in the country. While previous studies have examined how unemployment, poverty, poor governance, corruption, weak judiciary system affect insecurity and the impact of exclusionary politics on insecuri...
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COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown policy it engendered restricted the entrepreneurial freedom and skills promoted by the neoliberal market structure. It also undermined the strings of social networks and collective organisation which protect the individual informal workers, particularly women in the peri-urban areas. Using the qualitative dominant...
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Description Background: Over the past two decades, pastoralist-farmer conflicts have become a pressing security challenge in Nigeria, especially in the North Central region. This study analyzed how pastoralist-farmer conflicts fuel population displacements in the North Central, Nigeria. It also assessed the livelihood of the internally displaced pe...
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In this article, we argue for policy support for the informal waste economy in Lagos as it has strong economic linkages in the sub-region and beyond. Informal waste management in Lagos is big business: policies need to support the trade.
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The past two decades that coincide with the return of civil rule in most African countries have witnessed the reinforcement of ethnic nationalism and separatist agitations. While scholarly attention has focused on ethnicity to explain the revival of ethnic nationalism, how ethnic and class discourses conflate in the pursuit of ethnic nationalism re...
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Most of the confirmed COVID-19 cases around the world are in cities, making the pandemic a challenge of urban governance – the planning, financing and management of urban areas – not just one of public health. But much of African city life is not formally planned and managed. Informal settlements have become a way of life in many cities, with preca...
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While studies have explored how health sector corruption, weak healthcare system, large-scale immune compromised population, misinformation and prevalence of highly congested slums contribute to the spread of COVID-19 in Nigeria, they have glossed over the impact of political distrust on the spread of the virus. This study explores the impact of po...
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The outbreak and spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is probably the most serious global challenge since World War II. While research has paid considerable attention to the technical, epidemiological and public health aspects of the pandemic in Africa, it neglects the social, economic and political dimensions. Relying on analysis of data on tr...
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The debates on hate speech regulation have divided scholars and practitioners. While the liberals largely argue that hate speech ban is anti-democratic and counter-productive for preservation of fundamental human rights, the humanists posit that hate speech is harmful and its regulation is relevant in order to avert the collateral damage/ harm it i...
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Although research has considered how poor governance, exclusionary politics and electoral malpractice affect election violence, the effect of hate speech on election violence has not received adequate academic attention. Using a mixed methods approach with qualitative dominance, this study examines the effect of hate speech on election violence in...
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While previous studies have focused on how political and economic factors fuel herder-farmer conflicts, there is a dearth of knowledge on how desertification-induced migration amidst ungoverned spaces affect herder-farmer conflicts in Nigeria. Using data from qualitative dominant mixed method, this study interrogates how desertification-induced mig...
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The study explores how glocalization of COVID-19 responses affects the management of the pandemic in Africa. Using data from 20 selected African countries, the study found that the reliance on local medicines alongside other salient global initiatives for containment of COVID-19 is effective in managing the pandemic in Africa. It concluded that des...
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This briefing examines the major developments in Nigeria’s automobile industry since 1960. It argues that inconsistent implementation of automobile policies reinforces the capacity of non-indigenous automobile manufacturers to dominate the sector, and concludes that consistent auto-policy implementation that promotes the interests of indigenous man...
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Using the qual-dominant mixed methods approach, this study analysed the impact of the separatist threat and the militarization of elections on voter turnout during the 2017 governorship election in Anambra State, Nigeria. Findings indicate that perceived and real marginalization of the Igbo in Nigeria’s state-building is largely driving the neo-Bia...
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Lagos is undoubtedly the cultural capital and economic hub of the West African sub-region. The challenge of municipal solid waste management (MSWM) in the megacity has remained intractable due partly to the increasing rate of population growth. While solid waste policy reforms, investments, and management practices in Lagos are in the upswing in th...
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Lagos is undoubtedly the cultural capital and economic hub of the West African sub-region. The challenge of municipal solid waste management (MSWM) in the megacity has remained intractable due partly to the increasing rate of population growth. While solid waste policy reforms, investments, and management practices in Lagos are in the upswing in th...
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Child trafficking is a major human security challenge, globally. In Africa, governments largely rely on the implementation of social programs such as free education and poverty alleviation to counteract trafficking. Although extant literature have examined the impact of poverty and illiteracy on child trafficking, the impact of free and compulsory...
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Globalisation has promoted the connections among sovereign states in the international political economy. Despite the preponderance of neo-protectionist tendencies in the United States and some Europe-an countries, the import of regionalism in global political economy has not waned. While economic regionalism was adopted in the advanced capitalist...
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Globalisation has promoted the connections among sovereign states in the international political economy. Despite the preponderance of neo-protectionist tendencies in the United States and some European countries, the import of regionalism in global political economy has not waned. While economic regionalism was adopted in the advanced capitalist f...
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The United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, and the Millennium Development Goals, brought the inclusion of women in the security agenda into the international limelight. Although these global frameworks, and other international resolutions, underscore the importance of women’s participation in the politics of p...
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Solid waste management is a major environmental challenge in most Nigerian cities. Waste generation rate in Nigeria is estimated at 0.65-0.95 kg/capita/day which gives an average of 42 million tonnes of wastes generated annually. This is more than half of 62 million tonnes of waste generated in sub-Sahara Africa annually and where and how to channe...
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This Special Issue of African Population Studies/Etude de la Population Africaine brings together current research of faculty members at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka on topics relevant to the Sustainable Development Goal (SDGs) but which have tended to be overlooked in population and development research. It pays particular attention to issues...
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This paper explored the nexus between child trafficking and African history of extraction namely slave trade and colonialism. We noted among other things that child trafficking is a continuation of slavery by subtle means in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Again, the survival of such a social vice in SSA is traceable to weak institutional framework (Poli...
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This study assesses the impact of traffic sign deficit on road traffic accidents in Nigeria. The participants were 720 commercial vehicle drivers. While simple random sampling was used to select 6 out of 137 federal highways, stratified random sampling was used to select six categories of commercial vehicle drivers. The study used qual-dominant mix...
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The use of hate speech for political mobilisation and its overall impact on democratisation have generated debate and controversy in both post-colonial formations and more advanced democracies. This is because hate speech tends to promote hatred between different ethnic groups. In Nigeria, it is usually deployed in the run up to elections. Using mi...
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This article examines the political economy of collective organising in the motorcycle taxi economy of Nigerian cities. Using the mixed-methods approach, this study demonstrates the nature and problems of collective organising in the motorcycle taxi economy. It notes that implementation of a neo-liberal development policy in Nigeria in the 1980s ga...
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As constitutional and other structural reforms are being intensified to reduce ethnic politics in some sub-Saharan African countries like Nigeria, the political elite are exploiting new ways of accessing and consolidating their hold on political power through increasing manipulation of ethnicity. This paper is a descriptive exploration of the impor...
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This study is prompted by the challenge for effective mass mobilisation and community participation in rural development and service delivery. The study critically surveys mass mobilisation and community participation in rural development as a medium for minimising the problem of insecurity occasioned by poverty and criminality. Notably, sub-Sahara...
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Abakaliki Local Government is the political capital of Ebonyi State, one of the 36 states in Nigeria. The local government is inhabited predominantly by farmers who take advantage of the abundant and fertile land to produce rice, beans, maize and livestock. Although Abakaliki is densely populated due to the concentration of political activities, it...
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In the face of extreme political distrust among the different ethnic groups in Nigeria, this paper examines the implications of zoning public offices for liberal democracy and economic development. Data was sourced from interview of elder statesmen sampled from the six geopolitical zones in Nigeria, secondary documents and direct observation. The p...
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Follawing the alarm raised by a coalition of civil society groups and professional bodies in the construction industry on the manufacturing and importation of poor quality cement into the country, the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) recently convened and mandated a Technical Committee to formulate new standards for cement in the country. Th...
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This paper adds to the ongoing debate on United States invasion of Iraq in the wake of 21 st century. The paper which adopts the theory of social production and reproduction, argues that the United States invasion of Iraq was motivated and sustained by the economic interest of Anglo-American oil conglomerates in the Middle East. The paper relies on...
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This article examines the role of social media in political revolutions in the Middle East with a view to caution seat-tight leaders in sub Saharan Africa and subverts such occurrence in the region. Data for this study was collected from secondary document on social media in the Middle East. The paper relied on content and discourse analyses. The p...
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This paper examines the relationship between the importation of cement and the rising cost of the product in Nigeria between 1999 and 2012. The paper attempted a synopsis of cement importation and general idea of pricing. We examined the trends in global cement price; other factors that account for high cost of cement and the effects of rising cost...
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Although extant literature agrees that election violence are caused by multilateral factors which include: pervasive poverty, weak institutionalization of democratic architectures particularly, political parties, election management bodies and the judiciary, they have not satisfactorily examined the effect of hate speech on electoral violence in Ni...
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The objective of this book is to clearly introduce political economy as a science which teaches the manner a nation and invariably an individual may be made rich. This was most appropriately expressed by Adam Smith in Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. Political economy introduces us to the laws which regulate the producti...
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Contrary to the Western liberal school that argued that corruption is a product of moral laxity or decadence; lack of common standard of morality, growing cultural and religious decay, we posit that the root of corruption should not be sought in the value and attitude of individuals in the society rather in the nature of social relations of product...
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documentary analysis as well as discourse analysis approaches. The paper observed that the mono-cultural political economy of Africa is the immediate cause of conflicts while the remote cause of conflicts in Africa is the arbitrariness in creation of the boundaries. The article examined the Peace Operation in Burundi; role of AU mediation team and...
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At the primary stage of human development, man struggled against his fellow man in his quest to achieve the essential needs of food, clothing and shelter. But the gradual and steady progress toward communal living was attended by the syndrome of collectivism. From this stage man evolved to nation-state status with the emergence of modern government...
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The informal productive sub-sector encompasses all economic activities involving the production of tangible goods, small scale agricultural production, mining and quarrying. The sector provides productive outlets for a large number of people to be self employed. Despite that about 70 percent of Nigeria’s population live in rural areas and involve i...
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This article explored how the dynamics of the global political economy influences international games, such as, the FIFA World Cup. It further examined the extent of exaggeration of myths and benefits of the 2010 FIFA World Cup to South Africans, neighboring states, FIFA officials and the global community in the post game period. To effectively exp...
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This study explored the impact of backward integration policy and deregulation on manufacturing and importation of cement in Nigeria between 1999 and 2012. We interrogated the following research questions: Did the backward integration policy increase the output of cement in Nigeria between 1999 and 2012? Did the deregulation of cement manufacturing...
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Since its establishment in 1975, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has faced the task of regional integration and cooperation in West Africa mainly through economic policies and treaties, and has substantially failed to achieve the desired goals. The sub-region is probably one of the most outstanding regional enclaves of human...
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This study argues that change in government engenders discontinuities in policy implementation in Nigeria's banking sector. It recommends adherence to rule of law to counteract policy inconsistencies.
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This paper interrogates the impact of community policing in crime prevention and reduction with emphasis on the menace of kidnapping in South East Nigeria. The paper argues that modern societies are characterized by police fetishism, the ideological assumption that the police are a functional prerequisite of social order so that without a police fo...
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Despite the known tendency for neoliberal policies and reforms to create unemployment and poverty, political leaders in Africa continue to implement such policies in favour of MNCs.
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The study examines it US military intervention in Nigeria is relevant for its security in post cold war international relations. Using the power theory, it argues that AFRICOM is not relevant for solving the security challenges in Niger Delta
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This paper argues that beyond ethnicity, reliance on Niger Delta oil presents a threat to national security in Nigeria. It recommends for the diversification of the economy
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This paper explores the diplomatic contents of EU-US containment agenda over Iranian nuclear aggrandizement exercise in the post cold war era. It contends that as the success of the EU-US disarmament diplomacy in Iran remains inconclusive, the global security regime remains terribly challenged
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Given the militarized political culture of Nigeria and the tendency for government to increase defense expenditure as an avenue for ensuring national security, this paper explored the nexus between defense expenditure and national security. We adopted the Marxian theory of the post colonial state and argued that the increased military spending in t...
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This study was undertaken to identify the problems that have constrained the management of external debt in Nigeria. The study sample was chosen from a population peopled by professionals from diverse backgrounds residents within Enugu Metropolis, Enugu State. Questionnaire structured after the Likert scale model was used and data sourced were anal...
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This paper investigates how the implementation of Millennium Development Goal -3 could balance the proportion of female legislators in relation to that of their male counterparts in the National Assembly in Nigeria. We adopted the Marxist Feminism theory and argued that gender oppression and women’s subordination in Nigerian politics is not as a re...
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Despite the involvement of town unions in rural development in the south east Nigeria from 1960 to 2010, the various rural communities in the south east remain poor, backwards and continually experiencing massive rural -urban migration or at worst exodus. This paper examines how the interplay of the state and market affects town unions’ involvement...
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This paper assesses the political economy of OMPADEC and NDDC in Niger Delta, Nigeria. It argues that these development commissions adopted on ecological modernization models to achieve sustainable development in the region.
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This paper sets out to determine the problems and prospects as well as other possible impacts naira re-domination would have on the Nigerian economy. We noted that most Nigerians criticized the re-domination agenda illogically and unreasonably. The paper argued that the Ghanaian economic miracle expressed via continued inflow of FDI to Ghana is tra...
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This paper explored the nexus between child trafficking and African history of extraction, namely, slave trade and colonialism. We noted among other things that child trafficking is continuation of slavery by subtle means in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Again, the survival of such a social vice in SSA is traceable to weak institutional framework (poli...
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War is an instrument of settlement of disputes usually explored when negotiation fail. Obviously, the 30 month civil war in Nigeria was an expression of failed negotiations between different ethnic groups in Nigeria since 1960. This paper argues that the nation did not learn from the social disarticulations, economic decay, political strangulations...
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This paper argues that Russia's gradual withdrawal of support for nuclear Iran is an attempt to appease America for scrapping its missile defense shield in Eastern Europe
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The paper explores the impact of IMF''s structural adjustment programme on the political economy of Nigeria in the post cold war era. We tried to raise and answer the following questions: Has Nigeria's adherence to IMF development policy benefited her? Is there any implication for such Nigeria's adherence on her economic development? The study was...
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In the face of the apparent ‘Uruguay Round’ guiding principles of non discrimination, reciprocity and transparency, this paper assesses how Nigeria has fared in the WTO in the 21st century.We adopted centre-periphery model to explain this and argued that the division of the world into centre nations and periphery nations forces the periphery nation...
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In this article we explored the link between the incidences of inter religious conflicts and crisis of development in Nigeria with a view to determining whom it benefits. This paper relied on data from secondary sources especially books, journals and magazines that dwelt on religious conflicts and crises of development in Nigeria. We consciously bl...
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The nature of production and distribution in post-colonial Nigeria have given rise to severe inter and intra eth no-regional conflicts in Nigeria.Since the end of cold war, conflict between the oil producing communities and petro-dollar businesses became intensive such that Nigerian state is listed among the most unsafe environment for business in...
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Nigeria adopted the federal character principle to counteract the nationality question that has been bedevilling the polity. After about three decades of the introduction of the principle, this paper seeks to determine whether the application of the federal character principle in solving national question possesses the potentials for achieving nati...
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One of the most critical and salient features of any meaningful democratic process world over is the conduct of acceptable, free and fair elections. This is because free and fair elections ensure concrete and stable political development which engenders economic development. The historical abhorrence of the principle of free and fair election in Af...
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It explores the political economy of local government creation in Nigeria. It argues that the post colonial character of the Nigerian state makes creation of nonviable local governments inevitable
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The paper argues that self interest of some over zealous legislators push them to manipulate the Constitutional clauses on impeachment to threaten executive office holders and sometimes remove them in office.
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In this paper, we explored the hypothesis which states that incompetence on the part of political leadership account for the poor interstate relation in sub-Saharan Africa. In attempt to do this, we examined the impact of political leadership on the interstate relations in SSA. We applied the failed state theory of politics in our analysis. We argu...
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This paper argues that the Third World media depend on the Global North for for news. This drives the unchallenged frequent negative reportage of Third World culture, economy and politic by CNN, VOA and BBC
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The administration of President Umaru Musa Yar'adua which came to office on 29th May 2007 evidently appreciates the huge gap between the position of Nigeria now and where Nigeria wants to be in future as a nation. Consequently the administration anchored the public policy of the nation on a 7-Point Agenda. This paper is an attempt to evaluate the A...
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The paper explores the link between fiscal federalism and ethnic violence in Niger Delta. The youths are involved in the violence in Niger Delta due to high rate of poverty
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The study accounts for the manner UN responds to emergency situations in Africa and North America. It argues that UN interventions in Africa are late unlike in North America. This late intervention is linked to limited contributions of African countries to UN purse.

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