A CRITIQUE OF FUNCTIONALISM AS A THEORY OF THE CONTEMPORARY NIGERIAN SOCIAL SYSTEM

IZUOGU SUNDAY ANTHONY Department of Sociology Imo State University Owerri SUMMARY The paper is a critique of functionalism as a theory of the contemporary Nigerian social systems. Functionalism as one of the sociological theories deals with the study of the social systems in the society. The contributions of its major proponents such as Emile Durkheim, […]

AGRICULTURAL NEGLECT AND NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA

BY OLUSEUN PATRICK BAMGBOYE Department of Sociology and Anthropology University of Uyo, Uyo Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria SUMMARY The paper observed that Nigeria enjoyed a vibrant agriculturally induced national development from the 1950s till the early 1970s, when successive governments started neglecting agriculture because of the huge revenues accruing from the sale of crude oil. […]

SOCIO-LEGAL REFLECTIONS ON TORT APPROACH TO CONSUMER PROTECTION IN NIGERIA

BY EMMANUEL IMUETINYAN OBARISIAGBON Department of Sociology & Anthropology University of Benin, Benin City. E-mail: eiobarisiagbon@yahoo.com +2348037234478 SUMMARY In Nigeria, there appear to be an alarming rate of cases in courts bothering on breach of consumers’ rights. Unfortunately, it seems that the consumers in Nigeria are at the mercy of multi-national corporations who in some […]

THE 1976 LOCAL GOVERNMENT REFORMS AND STATE / LOCAL GOVERNMENT RELATIONS IN NIGERIA (1976-2007)

AKPANIM N. EKPE Department of Public Administration Akwa Ibom State University, Obio Akpa Campus, Nigeria SUMMARY The interplay of many levels of governmental unit relating with one another through sharing of responsibilities to advance the course of governance offers illuminating literature in the study intergovernmental relations (IGR). The concept of IGR originated in the United […]