Analysis of Road Density and Accessibility in Benin City, Nigeria

by F. Atewe and B. A. Chokor Department of Geography and Regional Planning, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria festus.atewe@uniben.edu and boyowa.chokor@uniben.edu   Abstract This research, drawing on available data, examined the potential and real impacts of road density on accessibility in Benin City, Nigeria. Using five identified zones, each with a radius of 1.5km […]

Sand Mining Intensification and Sustainable Land Resource Development: Insights from Abak LGA of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria

by Uwem J. Ituen, Uduak O. Udom Department of Geography and Natural Resources Management University of Uyo, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria 0803 781 0411; 0803 878 7431 uwemituen@gmail.com; iamuduakudom@gmail.com & Imoh U. Johnson Department of Geography, Benue State University, Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria 0701 032 6965 imoh.johnson@gmail.com   Abstract This study aimed at assessing […]

Ethnicity and Religion in Nigerian Politics: A Historical Analysis

by Walter O. Ogah, Abdulmumin M. Omiya, Ibrahim S. Ibrahim and Anas A. Dankasa Department of Sociology Federal University, Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State ogarwalter@gmail.com; Babsomiya@gmail.com; khaleelsoe@gmail.com; Dankasajega1@yahoo.com   Abstract There is no doubt that credible  leadership is crucial in every known human society, but the nature at which leaders are brought to power using chronic […]

Federalism and the Challenges of Socio-Economic Development in Nigeria

by Ifeoma L. Eze Department of Sociology University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State ify4jesus4real@yahoo.com   Abstract The enormous challenges bordering within the orbits of Nigeria’s state of underdevelopment and social upheavals in the midst of abundant mineral and human resources, since it gained independence in 1960, constitute the major discourse, debates, and writings of eminent […]

Ethnicity: A Social Pathology in Nigerian Federalism and Unity

by Joseph O. Charles, Ntongha Eni Ikpi Dept of Sociology University of Calabar, joe1960charles@gmail.com, charlesokokon@unical.edu.ng ntonghaikpi@gmail.com; neikpi@unical.edu.ng 08038898025, 08024799734; 08037360359 & Arit O. Charles Dept of Social Work, University of Calabar,Calabar. aritcharles@unical.edu.ng 08056534486   Abstract  Prior to colonialism the various groups that have formed the present day Nigeria hitherto existed as autonomous ethnic/tribal groups with […]

Traditional Rulership and Community Development in Nigeria: A Theoretical Discourse

  by Noah Lumun Abanyam Department of Sociology Taraba State University, Jalingo. Taraba State, Nigeria E-Mail Address: noahlumun@gmail.com Contact: +234(0)70349028489 & Akinola Funmilola Aduke Department of Sociology Federal University Gashua, Yobe State E-mail Address: fankinola@yahoo.com Contact: +234(0)8134557531   Abstract This study investigated traditional rulership and community development in Nigeria. Functionalists and Marxist conflict theoretical perspectives […]

Role of Communication Competence and Self-esteem in Predicting Facebook Addiction among University of Uyo Students

by   Okon A. Umoren and Deborah S. Ukafia Department of Psychology University of Uyo, Uyo ketexnorm45@gmail.com; 08032649917     Abstract The study examined the influence of communication competence and self-esteem on students’ facebook addiction. Five hundred and eighty-five (585) participants were drawn from nine departments of the University of Uyo Town Campus. They were […]

Agricultural Policies and Economic Development in Nigeria: Issues and Prospects

by Ndifreke S. Umo-Udo Department of Political Science and Public Administration University Of Uyo, Uyo Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. Umoudondifreke@Gmail.Com & Enyenema N. Umo-Udo Department of Business Administration and Management Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic Ikot Osurua – Ikot Ekpene, AKS Ueyenema@Yahoo.Com   Abstract The study reviewed several agricultural policies in Nigeria and how these policies […]

Federalism: Gender and Leadership in Nigeria (1999-2015): The Nigerian Experience

by Enobong D. Umoh Department of Political Science and Public Administration University Of Uyo, Uyo +234096532135 enobongdumoh1@gmail.com  & Itojong Anthony Ayamba Department of Public Administration University of Calabar, Calabar.   Abstract This paper examined the challenges and prospects of women participating significantly in politics and also contesting for political positions, and how it affects the […]

Paradigms of State Formation and the Contradictions of Underdevelopment in Nigeria

by Matthew D. Ogali Department of Political & Administrative Studies, University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt dayi.ogali@yahoo.com matthew.ogali@uniport.edu.ng +2348033841100     Abstract Social evolution, social contract and conquest have been identified as historical paradigms for the formation and consolidation of states all through the history of the development of human societies. All three could be […]