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Remi Chukwudi Okeke

Remi Chukwudi Okeke
Madonna University, Nigeria · Department of Public Administration

Doctor of Philosophy
Current Research Focus: Nigeria's National Challenges

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Introduction
I teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the Department of Public Administration, Madonna University, Nigeria. With further pedigrees in the domestic financial sector of Nigeria, my modest scholarship covers Financial Administration, Development Administration, Public Policy Analysis and International Administration. My current research attention is on Nigeria's national challenges.
Education
January 2010 - December 2018
University of Nigeria
Field of study
  • Public Administration

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This paper examined the domestic environment of international relations by conducting a study of the Nigerian state, under the Buhari administration. It investigated the nature of the linkages between the domestic environment and international altercations or cooperation. Where previous works concentrated on how the domestic setting influenced fore...
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Voter apathy is a subdivision of political apathy and has become one of the foremost democracy quandaries especially in developing polities. Participation in politics is an important part of decision making in a democratic setting. Therefore, when voters do not come out to participate in voting, it dsefinitely impacts negatively on the electoral pr...
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This paper is aimed at contributing to the necessary elucidations towards the understanding of cultural political economy (CPE). As a dimension of the generic political economy approach to social scientific investigation, CPE remains characterized by discontents. The contribution attempted locating conceptual and empirical linkages between CPE and...
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Conceptual issues are integral to the social sciences. However, for social science to attract continuing legitimacy, the need to reduce continually, the level of the embedded disputations, cannot be over emphasized. In addressing the surrounding issues, this contribution concentrates on the concept of accountability, by attempting to identify its v...
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The concept of nationbuilding probably possesses the weirdest trajectories of interpretation in the social sciences and the associated disciplines and endevours. Purposeful research undertakings in the affected fields entail properly reconciling the associated contradictions. But it appears as if scholars have given up on arriving at a modicum of r...
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The general objective of this article was to interrogate the entrepreneurship question in the West African state of Nigeria. In the paper, entrepreneurship is denoted in interdisciplinary trajectories as value generation and extraction, connoting seminally positive change(s). The article specifically investigated if the entrepreneurship problematiq...
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The political economy of Africa remains tangibly troubled. The African continent has indeed never in these unstable circumstances professed possession of an independent capacity to save itself. Governments and peoples of Africa have accordingly remained receptive of intercontinental cooperation and extra African benefaction, either on state-centric...
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The general objective of this paper is to study the language of nation-building in Nigeria by making a systematic exposition. Language is perceived in the work as a means of communicating meaning, conveying emotional conditions, viewpoints and philosophies. Nation-building is underscored in the work as the framing or shaping of a national identity...
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The trouble with Nigeria has over the years received immense scholarly attention. Presently, the reputed giant of Africa appears to have become fatally wounded. Currently in the country also, a specific dimension of the generic national problem, borders on national insecurity, which seemingly defies all possible solutions. Another issue of great na...
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The general objective of this article is to locate a nexus between management and political business. An apparent eccentricity is noticeable in the placement of the research variables. The paper studies this scenario as surface eccentricity and attempts to provide the conceptual linkages. Political business is positioned in the paper as the importa...
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The issue of national language and national development has been at the forefront of language issues in nation-states. The persistent demand for a national language seems to stand from the point of view that it will engender national development. The present study critically examines the case of Nigeria from the historical perspective, the case of...
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Women have tended to exhibit more physical restraints than men. But whenever it matters most, the erstwhile restrained woman has also proved to be made of flesh, blood and iron determination. This usually happens at the bounds of her patience. Covid-19 represented peculiarly problematic conditions in families. When respites came and the Covid-19 pe...
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This article discusses the concepts of failure of states, fragility of states, and the prospects of peace in South Sudan. The article focuses specifically on judicial structural deformities in South Sudan under the qualitative and normative research methodologies, with structural functionalism as theoretical framework. Where preceding works had con...
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This essay reexamines the issue of foreign policy and the centerpiece question in Nigeria. The current contribution therefore actually borders on the reexamination of a subsisting debate in Nigeria's foreign policy dispositions. The problem of the study emanates from a supposition that Nigeria's foreign policy is currently at grievous loose ends, o...
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The problem of this study centers on the supposition that it is either federalism is reordered in Nigeria or the nation encounters a national stalemate. The paper is fundamentally about how the existing federal system in Nigeria may be made more effective. The general objective of the paper was to study the problems and prospects of the Nigerian fe...
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This paper essentially interrogates the language factor in identity politics. It perceives identity politics as inevitable in societal affairs. Language is viewed from the functionalist perspective in the paper, whereby the language concept is interwoven with human existence. The work further investigates what it sees as a dilemma in language deplo...
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Motivation is one of the major factors that drive the performance of employees in organizations. When some variables that include higher salaries, improved working environment, training and development of personnel, reward and recognition, delegation of authority, etc are put in place, motivation becomes the outcome which affects performance positi...
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This contribution interrogates contemporary globalization, the social sciences and the challenge of scholarship in the emerging world regions. It identifies contemporary globalization as a synonym for the third wave of globalization, commencing post World War II, with a large American globalism measure. It is accepted in the paper that "any discipl...
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This paper examines industrial relations and their key concepts, assesses some historical trends in industrial relations, and makes a prognosis on the embedded relationships between employers and employees in the post-Covid-19 dispensation. The problem of the study essentially borders on what happens to industrial relations, post-Covid-19 pandemic....
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This paper discusses elitism and the informal economy in the age of globalization. It probes the divergent meanings of the informal economy and elucidates on the concept of the elitist state. It interrogates globalization. A specific focus was made in the study on the Nigerian state in West Africa. Findings of the study suggest that in this country...
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p>This study draws attention to the futility of combative conflict-resolution mechanisms which lead to civil wars in the process of nationbuilding. In the Nigeria-Biafra war, an estimated three million deaths were recorded. Yet the issues that precipitated the crises remain seemingly unresolved. In the thesis of this study, the Nigeria-Biafra war w...
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This paper examines the critical issues in development administration in Nigeria by studying if emphases should be onthe administration of development or the development of administration. The problem of the study therefore centers on the relationship between the administration of development and the development of administration, in the context of...
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p>The tumultuous trajectories of COVID-19 undoubtedly reached all national structures and functions, and their international equivalents. This paper examines the nexus between the global onslaught of the enraging pathogens and the leadership challenges still embedded in Nigeria’s federalism. The general objective of the paper therefore was to study...
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This study examines the relationship among gender, democracy, and national development in Nigeria. This translates to a discussion of the possible linkages among gender identity, gendered representation, and national development in the country. Beyond the typical gender theorization, this article squarely focuses on women’s political representation...
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The French judge and political philosopher, Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de La Brède et de Montesquieu, otherwise, simply known as Montesquieu, propounded the theory of separation of powers, currently implemented in many democracies across the world. Implicit in the terminology of separation of powers, is the desire for a seamless democracy or...
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Self-evident national development has remained elusive in Nigeria. A myriad of factors are contributory to this continuing negative development. Pseudo secularism is perceived in this paper as a component of the relevant issues, as this contribution calls such surrounding matters secularism contradictions. The general objective of the study therefo...
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Research is purposeful and pleasant when the precepts and ground rules are skillfully applied. Among these fundamentals of the fruitful research engagement is the theoretical framework. It is highlighted in this paper that the theoretical framework is the cornerstone of scientific investigation. The role of theory in science is restated in the anal...
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The impact of music on politics in Africa has seemingly remained dominant. But the overall sway of the African political processes has also become bewildering. The panacea to the disconcerting results of these political procedures in Africa is the adequate levels of social mobilization, while music ostensibly mobilizes massively. This chapter thus...
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This study examines the subject of exclusive democracy and national insecurity in Nigeria, interrogating the nature of the relationship between these variables. The methodology of the work is logical argumentation. The study is framed on the elite theory, further positing that the Nigerian brand of democracy is still filled with curious tendencies,...
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We have in this study examined the issue of public policy and national development in Nigeria with a specific focus on admission policies in tertiary education. The study is actually framed on the assumption that the linkages between public policies and national development in the case study country are weak. We further hypothesized that the relati...
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The general objective of this study is to examine the relationship among financial accountability, ethical issues and organizational citizenship behaviour, in a national economic system. The null hypothesis of the study examined the inverted trajectories of the variables. The work is situated within the context of Nigeria’s national economy, which...
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Child poverty is an indisputable global problem. But it also has a worrisome trajectory in the developing nations. It remains a seemingly underrated or disregarded issue in the Nigerian general research agenda, national public policy estimations and the specific governance templates of the component states of the Nigerian federation. The different...
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This study interrogates the notion of an envisaged age of wisdom whereby, the current information / knowledge worker era will be succeeded by a new order, in which information and knowledge will be impregnated with purpose and principles. The study thus examines the issue of worker commitment and organizational citizenship behaviour in the assumed...
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We have in this study examined the issue of public policy and national development in Nigeria with a specific focus on admission policies in tertiary education. The study is actually framed on the assumption that the linkages between public policies and national development in the case study country are weak. We further hypothesized that the relati...
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The Oduche complex as an analytical construct depicts the contradictions that characterize the weltanschauung of the African postcolonial elite. It is attributable to Professor Damian Opata.1 But Opata also derived his germinal classification from “Arrow of God,” one of the influential works of Chinua Achebe, easily regarded as the father of Africa...
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The general objective of this study is to examine the nature of the linkages between organizational citizenship behaviour, human capital formation and national development in a typical developing nation. The focus of the study is the Nigerian national public-private sector setting. Self-evident national development has seemingly become an optical i...
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The general objective of this work is to study the position of audit culture in Nigeria in the context of the new national whistle blower policy in the country. The central research question of the study therefore borders on the nature of the relationship between a national whistle blower policy and the audit culture in the given state. The study f...
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The Nigerian state is currently characterized by gargantuan insecurity scenarios. The underlining causative factors of this state of affairs have accordingly continued to attract research attention. This study therefore examines the issues of possible empirical linkages between relative deprivation and national insecurity in the country. Hence, the...
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This study examined the issue of budgeting in the Nigerian public sector. The methodology of the study is qualitative. Secondary sources of data are also utilized in the analysis. The general objective of the paper is to examine the issue of budgeting for change in the Nigerian public sector. The specific objectives include (i) to conduct a theoret...
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This study probes the elite theoretical nexus in the Nigerian national question. It questions the dubious nationalism of the country's elite and highlights the indices of perfidies in the worldviews of these elites, particularly the political class. The theoretical framework of the study is of course the elite theory. The study found that the chara...
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Democracy and development (particularly in the jurisdiction of emerging socio-political and economic systems) have continued to attract some mainstream social science attention. In what dimensions are there relationships between these two variables? What is the position of political culture in the possible linkages between democracy and development...
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This study examines the relationship among elitism, local governance and development in Nigeria. The general objective of the study therefore is to examine the effect of elitism on local governance and development in the country. The theoretical framework of the study is the elite theory. Relying on secondary sources of data for analyses therefore,...
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This study examined the relationship among accounting fundamentals in multilevel marketing, income security and the poverty challenge in Nigeria? The research hypothesis is that there is no positive relationship among these variables. The theoretical framework of the study is Abraham Maslow's hierarchy of needs theory. In line with this theory ther...
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This paper examines the challenge of good governance in 21st century Africa by making a Nigerian case study. The paper has attempted to establish a nexus between the challenge of good governance in 21st century Africa and the general studies programmes in African higher education. The theoretical framework of the study is the human capital theory....
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The general objective of this paper is to conduct a post-mortem study of the Jonathan administration in Nigeria. The specific objective is to identify the aspects of the administration that facilitated the progress of democracy in the country (at this period). The study is significant because, the evidence of democratic progress in Nigeria, the mos...
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This study is principally about the state of affairs in the following fragile states in Africa: Nigeria, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia and Sudan. The Nigerian state is denoted in the study as having made (in relative terms) some remarkable progress in democratic tendencies, particularly in the area of nation-building. The Fund for...
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This study examines the issue of the political economy of recession in Nigeria (2016). The specific objectives of the study are to investigate how politics impacted (in this period) on the economic recession in Nigeria, proffer solutions to the existing economic recession and also make generic recommendations on the way forward for the economically...
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The general objective of this study is to examine the audit component of human capital management in Nigerian organizations, as a public sector analysis. A specific objective of the work is to make recommendations on the way forward in the effective application of human capital audit as a mechanism of human capital management in the generic Nigeria...
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This study examined the role of the judiciary in democracy consolidation in Nigeria (under the Buhari administration). Hence the general objective of the study was to examine the role of the judiciary in democracy consolidation in Nigeria, under the Buhari administration. The twin research questions were accordingly as follows: how has the judiciar...
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This study raises some fundamental issues in the relationship between public debt and sustainable national development in Nigeria. The work is significant in highlighting the position of public debt in the subject area of public administration. The study finds a very weak linkage between public debt and sustainable national development in the Niger...
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This paper is an examination of the relationship between the citizenship question in the Nigerian state and the tendency that has been denoted as neobiafranism in the work. The study subsequently found that despite the constitutional provisions on citizenship in the Nigerian nation, the question of who is a citizen has continued to remain in empiri...
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This study fundamentally highlights that ethnicity (as a non-pejorative concept) has indeed once contributed remarkably to the leadership highpoints of Nigeria. The current national position however is that ethnicity has been generally sidelined in the open leadership configurations of the country but without definitive positive replacements. Ethni...
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PAPER PRESENTED AT A WORKSHOP ON COLLECTIVE PROSPERITY IN PRIVATELY FUNDED EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS IN NIGERIA
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This study fundamentally highlights that ethnicity (as a non-pejorative concept) has indeed once contributed remarkably to the leadership highpoints of Nigeria. The current national position however is that ethnicity has been generally sidelined in the open leadership configurations of the country but without definitive positive replacements. Ethni...
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Local governments in many parts of Africa are yet to be fully accepted as important levels of government by political actors at the central and sub-central levels. This gives rise to the contradictory scenario whereby, such political actors at the central and sub-central levels remain the apostles of centralization on one hand and exponents of demo...
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Local governments in many parts of Africa are yet to be fully accepted as important levels of government (by political actors at the central and sub-central levels). This gives rise to the contradictory scenario whereby such political actors at the central and sub-central levels remain the apostles of centralization on one hand and exponents of dem...
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Democracy as a system of government is critically framed on both hope and purposeful action. In other words, the concept of democracy is essentially predicated on a publicly manifestable power of the people to make things happen. The concept is thus hooked to the hope that the power of the people would make things happen. Furthermore, the power of...
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Urbanization and peasantry were previously unrelated variables. The urban setting in the past, accordingly symbolized the qualitative trajectory of human habitation. The rural lands in such former times harboured the peasants, who certainly were the underclass. We argue in this study however that in the developing countries, typified by Nigeria, ur...
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This study is an interdisciplinary examination of the relationship between religion and political liberation in an elite-arrested nation-state. The study is situated within the empirical context of the Nigerian socio-political system. The case-study state is accordingly, representative of others, currently under what the work denotes as domestic el...
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This study adopts the concept of reinventing democracy to refocus attention on the theoretical framework of postcoloniality (in the humanities and social sciences). The study further highlights the eminent position of e-democracy in the current formations for moving contemporary society forward. In examining these issues, a case-study of the Nation...
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The state of education in Nigeria is describable as perilous. It is indeed, characterized by an unnecessary capitalist tendency. Yet, education is central to the progressive advancement of every civilization. In the Nigerian state, it has therefore been a scenario of a nation hoisted on monumental promises. These promises have however remained hang...
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This paper examines how the dominant political parties in a corruption-prone political system have been struggling for survival (and legitimacy) based on anti-corruption crusades and the attendant supports. The study has in the process, interrogated what may constitute the core concerns of the leading political parties, in such corruption-bedeviled...
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We have principally examined in this study the dialectics of the political economy and the trouble with Nigeria. We have analyzed how the political economy has constituted a specific segment of the trouble with the Nigerian postcolonial state. The Nigerian narrative is depicted in the study as a saga of corrupt practices. The Nigerian state has fur...
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This study examines the role of institutional mechanisms in local government accountability by undertaking a comparative assessment of the Nigerian institutional provisions against the European Charter of Local Self-Government. The specific objectives of the study are to examine the institutional mechanisms for local government accountability in Ni...
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This study examines the linkages between relative deprivation and identity politics in a postcolonial state. It further investigates the relationship among these variables and nation-building challenges in the postcolony. It is a case study of the Nigerian state in West Africa, which typically harbours the attributes of postcoloniality and indeed,...
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This study interrogates the meaning and conceptual nuances of human capital accounting and additionally highlights its empirical dimensions. A critical aspect of the concerns of the study borders on the validity of an interdisciplinary interpretation of the trajectories of human capital accounting. The methodology of the study is purposively the li...
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Development and its sustainability have undeviatingly remained critical components of social science investigation. Sub-Saharan Africa has also continued to elicit mainstream investigative attention. There is apparently, acute bewilderment on what has become the fate of development in this region of the international community. Findings of this stu...
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The electricity sector is an immensely critical component of the equations in a 21st century economy. Economic security on the other hand is the essence of national development. The crucial question in this study therefore borders on the extent to which the electricity sector in Nigeria positively relates to economic security and how these variable...
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This study examines the concept of human capital accounting as it relates to the public sector of developing countries. It interrogates the origin of the concept of human capital accounting. It studies what human capital accounting portends for the public sector in developing countries. It is a study of the relevance and the omens of human capital...
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We have in this study, identified democratic consolidation as a process and not a realization. In this process, therefore, the nature of democratic consolidation in Nigeria has been characterized by the determination of the nation’s political actors to squarely face the challenges of the surrounding vicissitudes of democracy. We have essentially in...
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This paper is a contribution to the persisting debate among social scientists on the dynamics of political power. The African dimension of the paper derives from the intention to contribute to the specific debate on political accountability in Africa. Hence, the general objective of the study is to identify in specific terms, what should constitute...
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President Goodluck Jonathan inaugurated the National Conference of 2014 in Nigeria, in search of answers to the national question. During his campaigns for reelection in 2015, Dr Jonathan continued to highlight that as soon as he was reelected, the National Conference positions would be provided with constitutional imprint of authority. Jonathan’s...
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A leading Nigerian politician in the past described the country as a mere geographical expression. He was of course alluding to the abstractions and contradictions which truly characterize the Nigerian reality. On the other hand, the geographical notion also denotes the portrait of immense diversities in the composition of the Nigerian nation-state...
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Our conviction that there is need for improved services in the local government system provided an impetus for assessing the attitude of local government workers towards the application of institutional mechanisms of public accountability and the effect on performance. 205 local government functionaries completed a questionnaire. The mean age, qual...
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This study is critically about the reading of the writing on the wall in Nigeria, the neoliberal antecedents of the Nigerian state, the Boko Haram disaster and the consequent postneoliberal possibilities in the embattled Nigerian nation-state. It has been demonstrated in the study that as a matter of fact, the widely proclaimed religious interpreta...
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The myriad of developmental problems confronting the Nigerian state has continued to attract critical research attention. Consequently, the nature of the democratic project in the country has been the subject of debate in various circles. This has led to the supposition of democratic capitalism as the possible underlining tendency of democracy in N...
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This paper was motivated by a desire to generate further critical debates on the course of democracy in Nigeria. Attempt has been made in the paper to identify the major flaws in Nigeria’s electoral democracy. The methodology of the study is the critical mode of research. The theoretical framework is the elite theoretical framework. Findings of the...
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This paper has critically examined the relationship between energy security and sustainable development in Nigeria. We applied elite theory as theoretical framework for the study. We further adopted as methodology, the critical mode of research. The paper highlights that energy security prospects in Nigeria would require beneficial specificities in...
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A critical aspect of the social science discipline has to do with the inherent debates surrounding conceptual exactitudes. The concept of local government is not immune to these social science disputations. In the case of Local Government however, strongmen in developing political systems have carried the conceptual debates too far, by consequently...
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It is becoming increasingly imperative for Nigeria to deepen and diversify the fundamentals of her foreign relations. The occasion of a visit by the Nigerian President to the Netherlands therefore, attracted this research attention. Accordingly, the general objective of the study is to examine the character of Nigeria-Netherlands relations, under t...
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Sometimes in developing countries there arises the tendency for the true fundamentals of credit provision to be overlooked, in pursuit of the orthodoxy. In this regard, a functional conceptualization of microcredit is considered crucial. Hence in this study, microcredit concept is considered critical to the understanding of the importance of credit...
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This study essentially considered the relevance of governance networks in election administration in Nigerian. It was acknowledged in the study that governance involves a new process of governing; or a changed condition of ordered rule, or the new method by which society is governed. Governance networks were seen in the study as instruments of publ...
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The elite dimension to Nigeria’s numerous socioeconomic and sociopolitical problems have over the years, attracted immense scholarly attention. These socioeconomic and sociopolitical challenges have however remained oncoming. The problem of this study derives essentially from a supposition that the persistent national challenges are attributable to...
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The motivation for this study is that corruption has become the most pervasive national infirmity in Nigeria. The study further highlights that in Nigeria, women participation in governance is comparatively on the ascendancy; even in the face of other persisting national challenges. Considering the geometric increase in women participation in gover...
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The dynamics of sustainable development in the Nigerian state have continued to elicit immense research attention. This paper is critically about the educational variables of these dynamics and the role of the state, attendant thereto.
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This study contends that democracy is at the crossroads in Nigeria. Furthermore, the paper posits that national development has altogether, only truly manifested in the inscrutable imaginations of Nigeria's national development planners. The general objective of the study was to examine the relationship between democracy and sustainable national de...
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This study undertook an examination of legislative accountability, in relation to the Nigerian National Assembly, from 1999 to 2007. The outcome of the hypotheses-analyses has clearly established that the overbearing character of the executive arm of government was not an impediment to the independence of the Nigerian National Assembly, between 199...
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Leadership is critical to the success of organizations. Central to the evaluation of leadership is the performance of people, which finds ultimate expression in productivity. In the public sector, productivity is usually problematic to measure. Yet the public sector draws immense funds from the dwindling resources of the public treasury. This study...

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Succinctly identifying the critical issues in national development in Nigeria and providing a compendium on sustainable growth path for the nation.