THE CONTINUED RELEVANCE OF ORAL DOCUMENTATION IN THE STUDY OF AFRICAN CULTURES

BY ANTHONY C. ONWUMAH Director, Research and Publications, and Head, Ibadan Outreach Office, Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilization e-mail: tonyonwumah@yahoo.com SUMMARY There is a growing debate on the usefulness or otherwise of oral documentation in the study of African cultures. This debate is borne out of the fact that, methods and media […]

THE USE OF MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING INFORMATION AND ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE: THE CASE OF AKWA IBOM STATE

By BASSEY A. AKPAKPAN Department of Accounting University of Uyo Summary This paper analyses the relationship between the use of management accounting information by managers of companies in Akwa Ibom State and organizational performance. Several hypotheses concerning the relationship between the use of management accounting information and organizational performance are developed. It is argued that […]

RELIGION IN NIGERIA: AN APPRAISAL OF A CULTURAL HERITAGE

BY ABIODUN, J. OLUWABAMIDE Department of Sociology Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria e-mail:abioduntoluwa@yahoo.com SUMMARY Religion is a fundamental element of culture, which exerts great influence on human beings. Therefore, no society can be properly understood without a good knowledge of its religious institutions. This is more pertinent in a culturally diverse and multi-religious […]

AN INTEGRATED LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT MODEL FOR EFFECTIVE INDUSTRIAL-ORGANIZATION PERFORMANCE: AN INVESTIGATION OF THE DYNAMIC MANAGERIAL LEADERSHIP MODEL

AKPOTOR JULIE Department of Sociology / Psychology Faculty of Social Sciences Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria SUMMARY: The concern and focus of this paper is an investigation into the role of an integrated Leadership and Management model in Nigerian Industrial Organizations. Most Management and Leadership Researchers saw Industrial Organization as over managed or under managed. […]

MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS (MDGS): A PATHWAY TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA

Paul Oghenero Okumagba Department of Sociology, Delta State University, Abraka — Nigeria E-mail:ghene_okumagba@yahoo.com Summary Since the launching of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGS) in September, 2000 in Nigeria, huge fmancial resources have been channelled towards meeting the 2015 deadline for the attainment of millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Nigeria […]

FINANCIAL SECURITY AND HAPPINESS AMONG RETIRED NIGERIAN ACADEMICS

EUCHARIA ONYEMA EJECHI Department of Sociology Delta State University P. M. B. 1 Abraka, Nigeria E-mail: euchariaejechi@yahoo.co.uk Phone: +2348035838947 Summary The happiness trend among retired Nigerian academics and their financial security measures for retirement were studied using structured questionnaires and discussion. A general trend of happiness was indicated (Mode/Median=21/21.5 vs. 28 maximum points). The happiness […]

CULTURE AND THE AFRICAN WOMAN: A DISCOURSE

BY ESIRI MAY OMOGHO Lecturer Department of Sociology/Psychology Delta State University, Abraka SUMMARY The difference between women and men lie in culture. They are socially constructed and not biological determined. The social construction of the African women is the outcome of cultural learning through the process of socialization. Socialization is a life time process though […]

THE INFLUENCE OF SOCIAL SUPPORT AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC STAIUS ON BURDEN OF CARE

BY MIKE CHUKA IFEAGWAZI, Department of Psychology, University of Nigeria, Nsukka AND EMMANUEL EKPEDOHO ABIAMA, Department of Psychology, University of Uyo, Uyo AND JOHNBOSCO CHIKA CHUKWUORJI Psychiatric Clinic, Niger Delta University Teaching Ospii al, Okolobiri, Yenagoa Summary 97 care-givers who were relatives mid friends of mental patients served as participants. They were drawn from the […]