The Role of Traditional Rulers in Community Development in Nigeria: A Theoretical Discourse

by Noah L. Abanyam, Department of Sociology Taraba State University, Jalingo Taraba State, Nigeria noahlumun@gmail.com +234(0)70349028489 & Syvanus Otikwu Department of Sociology Federal University Gashua Yobe State sotikwu@yahoo.com +234(0)8066230127   Abstract  This study investigated the Role of Traditional Rulers in Community Development in Nigeria Functionalists and Marxist conflict theoretical perspectives were considered in analyzing the […]

The Effects of Epileptic Power Supply on Socio-Economic Development in Nigeria

by Kingsley C.  Nnorom Department of Sociology Federal University, Wukari Taraba State, Nigeria. kingsley71n@gmail.com 08037108187 & Noah L. Abanyam Department of Sociology Taraba  State University, Jalingo Taraba State, Nigeria noahlumun@gmail.com. +234(0)7034928489   Abstract This study investigated the effects of epileptic power supply on socio-economic development in Nigeria. Marxist conflict theoretical perspective was used in analyzing […]

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Enhancement of Electoral Participation in Nigeria: A Comparative Study of the 2011 and 2015 General Elections

by Clement Ndidi Oligie Department of Political Science and Public Administration University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria. P. O. Box 4262, Uyo oligiendidiclement@gmail.com; 08037532530   Abstract This paper assessed the capability of ICT to enhance electoral participation in Nigeria, with focus on the 2011 and 2015 general elections. Using the mobilisation, normalisation/reinforcement and cyber-pessimism theories which, […]

The State, Lack of Political Will and Persistent Gas Flaring in the Niger Delta

by Gabriel Yina Iornumbe Department of Political Science and International Relations Taraba State University, Jalingo. iornumbegabriel@yahoo.com; 08121639790, 08068767249   Abstract Gas production occupies a pride of place in the Nigerian economy as a clean source of energy and a stimulus for rapid growth of the industrial and manufacturing sectors of the economy. The export of […]

Ethnicity and Electoral Malpractice in Nigeria’s Federal System

by   Iyabrade Ikporukpo and Olawari  J. Egbe Department of Political Science Niger Delta University Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State +2348032462017; +2348037461293 ijikporukpo@gmail.com; odjegbe@gmail.com   Abstract The Nigeria’s federation is conditioned and bedeviled by various challenges that manifest in form of agitations, complains, marginalization, alienation as well as suppression by the various federating units. Available data […]

Geospatial Analysis and Assessment of the Distribution of Petrol Stations in Uyo Capital City, Nigeria to Safeguard Human and Environmental Health

by Robert E. Ekpenyong, Musa E.  Shaibu Department of Geography and Natural Resources Management, University of Uyo, Nigeria robert_etim@yahoo.com & Edidiong R.  Etim School of Basic Studies University of Uyo, Nigeria.   Abstract This study analyzed and assessed the distribution of petrol filling stations in Uyo Capital City based on the development standards/controls set by […]

An Insight of Systemic Constraints to Effective Maintenance of Nigeria’s Road Infrastructure

by   Ndubisi Onwuanyi Department of Estate Management Faculty of Environmental Sciences, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria ndubisi.onwuanyi@uniben.edu & Oyetunji Abiodun K. Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, United Kingdom   Abstract Despite Nigeria’s near-total dependence on roads for the movement of people, produce, goods and services, the country is commonly described as having a […]

Analysis of Factors Influencing Telecommunication Usage in the Rural Areas of Ondo State; Alternative to Physical Movement

by   Oluwayemi-Oniya Aderibigbe and Kolawole T.  Gbadamosi Department of Transport Management Technology Federal University of Technology Akure oboniya@futa.edu.ng; +234 (0)8038868597   Abstract  The study sought to investigate the factors influencing telecommunication usage in the rural areas of Ondo state. Multi-stage sampling technique was adopted for the study; 50% of the wards in Akure North […]

Mitigating the Effects of Climate Variability on the Quality of Traditional Houses in Calabar Metropolis

by Godwin Ekop Department of Geography Faculty of Social Sciences University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria gekop@unilag.edu.ng; 01-234-80-2838-6404   Abstract Climate variability affects not only the natural environment but also the level of ventilation in housing. This study made use of structured and unstructured questionnaire developed by the researcher to investigate aspects of traditional houses that […]