Noel Ihebuzor

Noel Ihebuzor
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Policies are management instruments that organizations employ to ensure their stakeholders and others understand their guiding principles. This paper examined the importance and impacts of policy coherence, mandate overlaps and policy management towards achieving policy effectiveness. The authors examined some extant development policies in Nigeria...
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This paper sought to examine the perception of Nigerians in three cities of Port Harcourt, Lagos and Abuja of the level of independence that selected key institutions enjoy with regards to their relationships with the executive arm of government. The paper solicited opinions of these respondents on how these institutions can be made more effective....
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SDG16 cuts through, affects and is affected by the other 16 SDGs. This study involved a number of steps; the first step was computing the degrees of compatibility/alignments of SDG16 targets as individual targets against the targets of the other 16 SDGs using a scoring system that ranged from-3 to +3. The next step in data treatment involved comput...
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SDG16 (Promote just, peaceful, and inclusive societies) is a critical sustainable development goal without which all the other 16 sustainable development goals become inherently unsustainable. Justice, peace and inclusiveness are key ingredients for attaining the aspirations expressed in Agenda 2030 and its visions of a safe, prosperous and peacefu...
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SDG 4 is a foundational goal having an enabler role for the realisation of most of the other SD goals. Seven SDGs (3, 8, 12, 13, 14, 16 and 17) have targets that are directly related to SDG 4 which are education and or capacity building in nature. The remaining 9 other SDGs were assessed to be indirectly related with SDG 4. This paper examined SDG...
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Participatory democratic culture is founded on the indelible rights of citizens to freely express their opinions and to keep tabs on governance. But conversation spaces have long expanded from physical spheres like newspaper stands, beer parlors and/or bukas to digitally mediated online public spaces. Nigeria is the most active African country as r...
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Twitter as a digital media platform offers great advantages in political communication in Nigeria. It has democratized the communication space and removed traditional gatekeepers through its inherent participatory nature. This and other advantages make Twitter the unique platform for gauging political conversation in Nigeria. This chapter will exam...
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Most twitter users supported either All Progressive Party (APC) or Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during the 2015 Nigerian elections. In the midst of this, an unusual political alignment emerged which was called Fencism who neither supported any of the two political parties but claimed to be objective despite having a political opinion. This study...
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This paper explores the political economy of book publishing in Nigeria. It looks at practices in the book publishing industry and at the various forces that influence the decisions made by the established Nigerian Book Publishers to accept or reject a manuscript for publication. It argues that the drivers for most of these decisions are largely so...
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Social media is becoming increasingly important as a means for social engagement. In Nigeria, Twitter is employed to convey opinion and make commentary on matters ranging from football to politics. Tweets are also used to inform, advocate, recruit and even incite. Previous studies have shown that Twitter could be effective for political mobilizatio...
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This paper reports on the findings of a pilot school-based professional development programme for Tanzanian primary school teachers launched in February 2011 and evaluated in December 2012 by the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training with the support of UNICEF. The study set out to investigate the effectiveness and efficiency of the pilot p...
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This paper examines the importance of effective graphics of communication in the design of books for effective teaching-learning outcomes. The paper underscores the critical importance of textbooks in the teaching-learning dyadic relationship. It reiterates the fact that textbooks are veritable sources of information and communication to the teache...
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Based on its instrumental role, advocacy is recognised as a strategy for influencing policies, programmes, strategies and social practices in development programming.This is why several advocacy campaigns are organised to influence key individuals or institutions in order to effect changes in instruments of social and political governance.However,...
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The paper examines the issue of appropriate instructional media selection in a developing country such as Nigeria. Five criteria (media attributes, cost, usability, serviceability and availability) are used to assess the justifiability of different types of high technology instructional media (HTIM). Some HTIM are judged appropriate whereas some ar...
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THE study investigates the relationship between scores on Teaching Practice and English Methods Courses for final and penultimate year undergraduate education students. Very weak positive but non-significant correlations are found. In addition "t" test does not reveal any significant difference in the teaching practice scores of students from the t...
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This study investigated the relationship between student teachers' performances in Education and in their major teaching subjects, using the average weighted scores in Education and in the major teaching for a sample of 125 final year Education Students in the 1984/85 session. These scores were subjected to 't' test and me Pearson Product moment co...

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