TRENDS AND PATTERNS OF PEASANT FARMING AND THE THREAT TO NATIONAL FOOD SECURITY IN NIGERIA

BY LUCKY OSARETIN ODIA Department of Sociology and Anthropology University of Benin, P.M.B. 1154, Benin City, Edo State-Nigeria email: odialucko@yahoo.com +2348059253070, +2348131163899 And EMMANUEL OBUKOVWO OKAKA Department of Political Science and Sociology Western Delta University Oghara, Delta State. email: emokaka@yahoo.com Summary Significant proportion of Nigeria’s farming population is into peasant farming. Peasant farming in Nigeria […]

PERCEIVED WORKABLE INTERVENTION STRATEGIES AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING BY RESIDENTS IN BENIN METROPOLIS.

By TRACY B.E OMOROGIUWA Lecturer, Department of Social Work, University of Benin, Nigeria. tracy_4life@yahoo.com, tracy.omorogiuwa@gmail.com +2348066614665 Summary The occurrence of trafficking in persons can be seen as an effort by some priviledged and criminally minded persons to take advantage of vulnerable persons for their economic gains. Some factors; poverty, unemploment, poor educational opportunities, ignorance and […]

GOOD GOVERNANCE AND POVERTY REDUCTION IN NIGERIA: TREND, CHALLENGES AND THE WAY FORWARD

UYI-EKPEN OGBEIDE Department of Political Science and Public Administration University of Benin, Edo State Nigeria AND IGBINEDION SUNDAY OSAHON Department of Economics and Statistics University of Benin, Edo State Nigeria Summary For the past two and half decades, poverty has evolved and remains the single most daunting challenge confronting mankind. In Nigeria, the problem of […]

BOKO HARAM INSURGENCY AND NATIONAL SECURITY CHALLENGES IN NORTH-EAST OF NIGERIA: IMPLICATION FOR INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT

BY SAMUEL A. ASUA Department of Political Science and Public Administration Faculty of Social Sciences University of Uyo, Uyo Nigeria. Summary This paper examined the security challenges posed to the nation by “violent non-state actor” such as Boko Haram. The paper predominantly relied on secondary data. We consciously blended and adopted the intractable conflict and […]

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

By 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 […]

A CRITICAL SYNTHESIS OF REFUGEE POLICY IMPLEMENTATION AND PRACTICE: EXCLUSION AND CONTAINMENT OF REFUGEES IN GLOBAL CONTEXT

BY MACDONALD E. IGHODARO, Department of Sociology and Anthropology (Criminology) Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria Summary The paper analyzes the discourse of refugee containment policy initiatives and how they violate established international human-rights and refugee law. The issues fostering containment and forced repatriation of African refugees are explored by examining […]