Okechukwu Eme

Okechukwu Eme
University of Nigeria | UNN · department of public administration

Msc Public Administration

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Conflicts between farmers and nomadic cattle herders have become a common feature of economic livelihood in West Africa. In recent times, Nigeria has witnessed series of violent clashes arising from the activities of the farmers and nomadic herdsmen, who move about on a daily basis with their cattle in search of water and green pastures. The paper...
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State bureaucracy is thought to bolster development and good governance by providing fair mechanisms for social provision in the third world. In Nigeria, where bureaucratic ethos are unfamiliar and imperfect, clients of social provisioning express less support for their bureaucratic institutions than government. This paper theorizes bureaucracy fro...
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Nigeria is in security crisis. These challenges not only threaten the security of lives and property of our people but also the sovereignty, territorial integrity of our country. Nigeria is confronted by Boko Haram insurgency in the North East, worrisome conflict with respect to farmers and herdsmen which has resulted in wanton destruction of lives...
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The security challenges bedeviling Nigerian had been enormous in recent years. These conflicts are generated through the disagreements of some socio/political, and economic groups in various regions of the nation. The Presidency and their apologists have continued to defend him in her response to the killings across the country. All Progressives Co...
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The objective of this paper is to examine the economic cost of Fulani-Farmers Clashes on the populace in general and the nation's economy in particular. This is because insecurity and its various multifaceted manifestations like bombings, cattle rustling, farmland destruction, kidnapping/hostage taking, destruction of life and property, creation of...
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One major issue emerging from the governorship elections conducted in Ekiti and Osun States of Nigeria is the presence of heavy security forces during their conduct. Platoons of security operatives, including military officers, were drafted to lock down the states shortly before, during and immediately after the elections with immediate consequence...
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This paper examined the phenomenon of executive dominance over the legislatures both at the national and state levels in Nigeria. The paper argues that legislatures in Nigeria generally are faced with the crisis of executive belligerence, which itself is a hangover of the military rule and decreed two party states between 1960 and 1999. This cultur...
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The study aims to provide information on terrorist financing methods to assist competent authorities and reporting entities in their responsibilities to combat terrorist financing. Nigeria has in recent times been labeled as one of the most corrupt countries in the world with money laundering being one of the major demons that the nation has to con...
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Nigeria is a diplomatic force within West Africa, a major participant in continental African politics and an important international actor. As the world's seventh-most-populous country, its 14th-largest oil producer and home to Africa's fifth-largest military, Nigeria possesses tremendous resources. Yet Nigeria's internal security challenges and po...
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The Nigeria Police Force first participated in Peacekeeping Operations in 1960 with the deployment of personnel to Congo and ever since the list of countries with Nigerian peacekeepers is now endless. Her peacekeepers have participated in operations in Congo, Guinea Bissau and most recently in Mali. To better organize her peacekeeping operations, t...
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The study aims to provide information on terrorist financing methods to assist competent authorities and reporting entities in their responsibilities to combat terrorist financing. Nigeria has in recent times been labeled as one of the most corrupt countries in the world with money laundering being one of the major demons that the nation has to con...
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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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The problem of unregulated use of money in politics did not begin today. There are antecedents in the history of modern Nigeria, beginning with the politics of nationalism in the 1950s, similar to rent-seeking behaviours of parties, politicians and voters. For example, the absence of strict legislation to regulate party finance made it possible for...
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The general objective of this work was to find out the problems of intergovernmental fiscal relations in Nigeria. This is because reports in recent weeks have highlighted the seriousness by various stakeholders for a new revenue sharing formula. Firstly, the Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission has been consulting the 36 states gov...
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This paper seeks to explore the major sections of the ICPC Act in order to know if can be an effective tool in fighting corruption in the Nigerian Public Service. Nigeria today is a nation at crossroads, struggling against all forms of vices. One of the major issues that should engage the attention of the academia today is the anti-corruption war....
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Nigeria's political history is replete with unresolved and unsettling ethno-religious fracas and largely impotent panels to determine their causes with a view of preventing future occurrence when conflicts have not occurred, or have somehow abated; associated tensions have remained high, with all the attendant negative consequences on the socio-pol...
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The broad objective of this study is to examine the problems of imbalance in our national life between/ among states and ethnic/religious groups in relation to the recent appointments made by the Buhari Presidency on diversity in Nigeria. This is because Nigerians especially those from the Southern part of the country have continued to express conc...
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The objective of this paper is to examine the major constitutional constraints facing local governments in Nigeria from the Development school perspective. This is because the failure of the councils to discharge their role well has tended to make them unpopular before the citizens, as council officials are better known for their ability to squande...
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The Nigerian banking system entered a new phase on January 1 2010, based on the Central Bank of Nigeria's directive that any payment exceeding N10 million should be routed through specified e-payment platforms. Like every new policy, there are skepticisms about its workability. Banks have therefore taken the responsibility to enlighten their custom...
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The crisis in Nigeria’s health sector was in evidence when victims of the August 26, 2011 bombing of the United Nations House, Abuja, were flown to South Africa for medical treatment neither the National Hospital, Abuja, reputed to be the best equipped public health establishment with country, nor the university teaching hospitals ere deemed good e...
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This paper analyzed the emerging trend of privatization in Nigeria, comparing the emergent realities between two sub- sectors- education and industry. Between 1985 and 1998, the wave of de-nationalization of public companies, utilities and boards did not flutter the university sector. However, from 1999 to date, university education had been opened...
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Terrorism has been a global menace which affects economic, political and social status of the country experiencing it. The political dimension of terrorism and insecurity have been examined in this study which moribund political regime of President Goodluck Jonathan in Nigeria. Many lives and properties have been destroyed in Northern Nigeria by th...
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Ever since the independence of Nigeria in 1960, scholars as well as developmental experts have sought to divulge the reasons for the nation’s protracted underdevelopment. These efforts gained momentum, following the oil boom of the 1970s, in which the nation boasted of having lots of money at its disposal to the extent that its problem became what...
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The rising wave of violence in the run up to the April polls calls for concerted efforts from all stake holders to stem the tide of the critical election are not to be threatened or marred. Across the polity, violent conflicts are raising fresh concerns on the prospects of smith conduct of the polls which are less than two months away. In Amaimo, I...
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As the Revenue Mobilization, Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) prepares to review the country intergovernmental fiscal relations, one begins to wonder if there is, indeed any justification for increased revenue to the states. And on account of very poor performance, justification for the existence of most local councils is a lot more difficu...
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The objective of this paper is to discuss the objectives, pros and cons of a Treasury Single Account recently introduced by the Buhari administration. The adoption of a Treasury Single Account (TSA) by the federal and some state governments is seen by many as aimed at plugging loopholes in the Nigerian Financial System. A TSA is a unified structure...
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The objective of this study is twofold: to explore the legal framework for the fight against corruption in Nigeria, and to offer some reform measures for the reduction of corruption in the polity. It is hopeful that the public sector will become more efficient and effective if the recommendations delineated in this analysis are implemented. This is...
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It is axiomatic to posit that entrepreneurship is a major contributing factor to economic growth and development in any polity. However, entrepreneurial ability and leadership tend to be relative lacking in Nigeria as a result of many factors inhibiting affecting its growth and development. However, Nigeria still falls far short of the economic and...
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It is axiomatic to posit that entrepreneurship is a major contributing factor to economic growth and development in any polity. However, entrepreneurial ability and leadership tend to be relative lacking in Nigeria as a result of many factors inhibiting affecting its growth and development. However, Nigeria still falls far short of the economic and...
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Field work practice is a vital tool in moulding professional Social workers. Social work education has the primary aim of preparing the social work student for professional practice which focuses on the transaction between people and their social environment. This affects their ability to alleviate distress and realize individual as well as collect...
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In May 2007, a number of governors completed their eight-year term of office. Having lost the immunity conferred on them by Section 308 of the Constitution, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) invited them for investigation on the basis of several petitions alleging diversion of public funds running to billions of naira. Some report...
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The linkage between money and polities is a powerful one with implications for democracy, especially in new democracies. Political finance has been identified as a source of political corruption in several countries. Political finance laws and regulations, through which political parties and candidates for office declare their funding sources, are...
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The crisis in Nigeria's health sector was in evidence when victims of the August 26, 2011 bombing of the United Nations House, Abuja, were flown to South Africa for medical treatment neither the National Hospital, Abuja, reputed to be the best equipped public health establishment with country, nor the university teaching hospitals ere deemed good e...
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The most significant ingredient of life is health. No wonder the oft–spoken slogan: “Health is wealth”, has remained evergreen in our memory. This is why inasmuch as life is the greatest gift of God to man, the provision of health care facilities is needed in superfluity in order that life may be sustained on earth. Unfortunately, in Nigeria today,...
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Privatization has been the most controversial policy dominating the political agenda of many countries around the world. For instance, in the 1980s privatization were the policy choice and preferences as well as the new wave of conservative market reforms beginning in the west with the Thatcher government in the United Kingdom in 1979 and the Regan...
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It is axiomatic to posit that there is a linkage between youth and national development. This intercourse is not only symbiotically connected; but, one depends on the other for its sustenance. Therefore, the role of youth on national development can not be over emphasised.
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The National Assembly is proposing life pensions for its principal officers. The decision of the National Assembly on the life pensions for the Senate President, his deputy, the House of Representatives Speaker and the Deputy Speaker has continued to generate controversy. Many Nigerians believe that the move smacked of egocentricity and insensitivi...
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Agriculture has remained an important aspect of any economy. Viable agricultural programmes and activities in any polity are capable of sustaining the food supply and reserves needed for the welfare of the citizens. But in Nigeria, Agriculture is despised as able bodied young people do not have interest in Agriculture. Climate change and clashes be...
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Oath of secrecy is part of the civil service tradition for employees to take an oath of office of allegiance before their assumption of duty, but the manner, timing, and wordings of the recent oath of secrecy administered to the People Democratic Party, National Assembly and Presidency Workers can only be indicatively unambiguous phobia and deep-se...
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Blood has been literally, flowing in the streets of Abuja, Kano, Bauchi, Kaduna, Suleja and Maiduguri. Lives have been lost and property worth millions, destroyed. Apparently, there is no end in sight for this ugly development. No Nigerian is insulated from bomb explosion. Churches, mosques and corporate offices are not spared. In Lagos former Chie...
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An attempt by the Federal Government of Nigeria to remove subsidy on Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) popularly known as fuel opened a Pandora’s Box which stories are still developing till today. On the insistence and prompting of Nigerians that corruption and fuel had been subsidized all along, the House of Representatives set up an Ad Hoc committee to...
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A flip over from the economy is the issue of fuel subsidy removal, which many Nigerians felt very touchy about. Nigerians are disappointed that despite their disapproval of the plan, government has continued to promote it. There has been vociferous undaunted in trying to convince Nigerians to buy into the subsidy removal is the claim that the econo...
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Axiomatic to posit that the banking sector in Nigeria is yearning for better, skills to reduce distress, and further drive the economy. In recent times, the industry has been bugged by recession, occasioned by mismanagement of funds, inability to adhere to ethical standards, employment of below- average workers, and misplacement of priorities. Many...
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In the present era that significant progress ICT-enabled learning organizational situation has led to the self. It must be admitted that the strategy for the management of organizations, changes in policies. Given the importance of the knowledge element in national development plans, training network. As an option for strengthening the foundations...
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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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Nigeria operates a fiscal arrangement that caters for the needs of component states. Federalism is characterized by extensive inter-governmental relations in which federal, state and local tier interact to seek policies and programmes that will cater for the welfare of the public. This can become a reality when there is financial insubordination fr...
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For the last few days, economic activities have been grounded throughout the country by the ongoing strike embarked by labour unions and the civil society groups to protest the removal of fuel subsidy and the resultant increase in petrol price from N65 to between N141 to N200. The strike action, which has already gulped several billions of naira, h...
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Over the last thirty years many urban areas in Nigeria have experienced dramatic growth as a result of rapid urbanization and population growth. While cities in Nigeria as well as other parts of the world, command a dominant role as both centres of production and consumption, rapid urban growth of Nigerian cities has seriously outstripped the capac...
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Payrolling is the process of listing the names of people employed by either private or public establishments, showing the amount of money to be paid to each of them. There are some rules and principles guiding the Payrolling processes. Local Government system as in other establishment adopts them to ensure that worker's salaries are paid promptly....
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Since its terror campaign began, Boko Haram's targets had been security formations and churches in several parts of the North. Now, they have also turned their radar on other institutions, the media and universities. From being an obscure movement confined to northeastern Nigeria, the Boko Haram has emerged as the most palpable threat to the polity...
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For the last few days, economic activities have been grounded throughout the country by the ongoing strike embarked by labour unions and the civil society groups to protest the removal of fuel subsidy and the resultant increase in petrol price from N65 to between N141 to N200. The strike action, which has already gulped several billions of naira, h...
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Good organizational structure alone, does not guarantee enhanced performance and increased productivity but with well-managed personnel. Personnel is therefore, a critical factor in the attainment of organizational goals. This is because all the organizational activities are initiated and determined by the persons who make up that institution, as p...
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Excellent organizational arrangement single-handedly does not guarantee enhanced performance and increased productivity but with well-managed personnel. Human resource is therefore, a critical factor in the attainment of organizational goals. This is because all the organizational activities are initiated and determined by the persons who make up t...
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The current controversy between Northern Governors and their Southern Counterparts, over how oil revenues accruing to the Nigerians should be shared has created a deep gulf in the ranks of the governors. In the last few days, the governors have been polarized under ethnic and regional lines over who gets what from the Federation Account. Political...

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