Agricultural Practices and Biodiversity Loss in the Nigeria Federation: A Study of Ini Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria

by Mbuotidem S. Ebong and Akanimo C.  Eyo Department of Geography and Natural Resources Management University of Uyo, Uyo mbuotisampson@gmail.com; princeeyo1150@gmail.com   Abstract The study focused on  agricultural practices and biodiversity loss in Ini Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria with the view to determining  the variations in biodiversity loss as a result of […]

Nigerian Federalism: Health and Poverty in Nigeria

by Sylvester Ohiomu Department of Economics Edo University, Iyamho, Edo State, Nigeria ohmsylve2@gmail.com; +2347061304264 ohiomu.sylvester@edouniversity.edu.ng   Abstract This paper examined the evolution, structure, and practices of federalism in Nigeria to synthesize the extent to which fiscal federalism in conjunction with agitations for resource control has affected the health and poverty profiles of the citizenry in […]

Attitudinal Barriers to Nigeria Federalism

by   Etim O. Frank Department of Political Science and Public Administration University of Uyo, Nigeria wajorde@gmail.com; 0803-380-5713 okonfetim@uniuyo.edu.ng   Abstract The study examined the foundation of federalism and particularly the attitudinal dispositions of Nigerian political elites, from the perspective that the greatest hindrances to the practice of federalism in Nigeria are the attitudes of […]

Federalism and the Minority Question: A Historical Perspective.

by   1Otu O. Duke Department of Public Administration Faculty of Social Sciences University of Calabar Calabar – Nigeria 08035492186 Otuduke76@Yahoo.Com and 2Dickson D. Agbaji Department of Political Science Faculty of Social Sciences University of Calabar Calabar – Nigeria 07069452417 Dicksonagbaji@Gmail.Com   Abstract Over the years, Nigeria has experienced quite a number of violent agitations […]

Cultural Reponses to Poverty among the People of Nekede in Owerri West LGA of Imo State

by 1Nnanemerem P. Onyenemerem, Department of Social Work Faculty of Social Sciences University of Calabar onyenemerem.nnanemerem@gmail.com  (+2347069270795) 2Francis Mbah Department of Social Work Faculty of Social Sciences University of Nigeria, Nsukka demfranci@gmail.com (+2348037786662) and 3Egbe. E. Tangan Department of Social Work, Faculty of Social Sciences University of Calabar dozzyjunior@gmail.com (+2348032708999) Abstract Cultural response to poverty […]

Federalism, Civil Agitation and the Unresolved Federal Questions in Nigeria: Some Critical Insights

by 1Roger Akpan and 2Luke Amadi Department of Political & Administrative Studies University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria roger.akpan@gmail.com                                                             Abstract This paper examined the nature and patterns of the problem of civil agitation arising from the failure of Nigeria’s federal system to effectively resolve the ‘federal questions’. The paper adopted a qualitative methodology and followed […]

Resolving the Fiscal Federalism Challenge in Nigeria: Lessons from the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE)

by 1Olawari D. J. Egbe Department of Political Science Niger Delta University Wilberforce Island Bayelsa State +2348037461293 odjegbe@gmail.com and 2Iyabrade Ikporukpo Department of Political Science Niger Delta University Wilberforce Island Bayelsa State +2348032462017 ijikporukpo@gmail.com   Abstract Globally, heterogeneous states are no strangers to near-state breaking challenges like the practice of a genuine fiscal federalism. However, […]

Federalism and Resource Control in Nigeria: The Paradox of Nigerian Federation

by Lawrence I. Edet Department of Political Science and Public Administration Faculty of Social Sciences University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria Lawrence4justice@yahoo.com; +2348027039444   Abstract Federalism and resource control have remained two contentious issues in Nigerian politics since the Second Republic. The adoption and practice of federalism in Nigeria since then, has generated critical debates in […]

Soil Physical Properties: A Determinant of Soils Susceptibility to Gully Erosion Menace in Uyo Metropolis, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria

by 1Comfort M. Abraham, 2Unyime Saturday, 3Akan A. Tom and 4Isaac Ibanga Department of Geography and Natural Resources Management Faculty of Social Sciences University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria   Abstract This study assessed soils physical properties as the determinant of soil susceptibility to erosion menace in Uyo Metropolis, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. Five gully sample […]