The Politics of Restructuring and the Nigerian National Question

by   Essien U. U. Ukpe Political Science Department, Akwa Ibom State University essienukpe@aksu.edu.ng; 08025040266   Abstract This study examined the prospects of further restructuring as a panacea for resolving the Nigerian National Question. It chronicled the various instances where restructuring has been carried out even before the country became independent till date. It was […]

Colonial Origins of Nigerian Federalism: A Blight on the Nigerian Federation

by Clement N. Oligie Department of Political Science and Public Administration University of Uyo, P. O. Box 4262, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. oligiendidiclement@gmail.com; +2348037532530   Abstract The paper concisely surveyed the historical origins of Nigerian federalism under British colonization, beginning from the acquisition of the territories that now constitute Nigeria to 1960 when Britain […]

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 […]