UTOENYIN: DISCOURSES AND COUNTER DISCOURSES ON MALARIA AMONG THE IBIBIO OF AKWA IBOM STATE

BY WILSON NSIKANABASI UDOFIA Department of Sociology/Anthropology University of Uyo Uyo nsidofzion@yahoo.com 08023772192,07062295373 ABSTRACT Western/ Biomedical Science describes malaria as a vector-borne infectious disease caused by protozoan parasites and spread by infected anopheles mosquitoes. Studies on malaria in Africa have focused on the causes, prevalence and the socio-environmental aspects of the disease. The cultural meanings […]

STIGMATIZATION OF LEPROSY AND EPILEPSY: IMPLICATION FOR SUFFERERS

BY AKPOTOR JULIE Department of Sociology/Psychology Faculty of Social Sciences, Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria Summary Supportive interaction is what the persons with illness seek from spouse, relatives, friends and other members of society. Contrarily, leprosy and epilepsy are socially defined as disreputable ailments whose sufferers possess discreditable attributes. On the basis of this social […]

SOVEREIGN WEALTH FUND (SWFS): ANALYSIS OF THE MORAL A11) LEGAL SIDES OF THE NIGERIA SOVEREIGN INVESTMENT AUTHORITY (NSIA) ACT 2011.

By PAUL OGHENERO OKUMAGBA Department of Sociology, Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria. E-mail:ghene_okumagba@yahoo.com And OKEREKA, ONOFERE PRINCEWILL Department of Political Science Delta State University Abraka, Nigeria Email: onofereonline@yahoo.com SUMMARY In the last one year, the decision of the Nigerian Government to establish its version of the Sovereign Wealth Funds(SWF5) – the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority […]

PART -TIME WORKING STUDENTS IN UNIVERSITY OF PORT HARCOURT AND INTER ROLE CONFLICT

BY AKIKIBOFORI JACOB SUNDAY Department of Social Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences IGNATIUS AJURU, University of Education Port Harcourt, Rivers State 08033365287 ABSTRACT A conceptual model of the Part-time students’ well-being was developed and tested. This study extends existing research and investigated the process by which role-balance, role-conflict and role affect are associated with a […]

LOCAL GOVERNMENT AUTONOMY IN NIGERIA: MYTH OR REALITY?

BY NATHANIEL A. UDOH Department of Political Science and Public Administration University of Uyo Akwa Ibom State nathanieludoh99@gmail.com (07082439614) SUMMARY Local Government is not sovereign like independent nation-state. It is a subordinate government which derives its existence and power from laws enacted by a superior government. In Nigeria, the nature and structure of transactions or […]

HUMAN PERCEPTIONS OF SOCIO-ECOLOGICAL IMPACT OF UPSTREAM OIL INDUSTRY OF THE NIGER DELTA

EUCHARIA ONYEMA EJECHI Department of Sociology and Psychology Delta State University P. M. B. 1 Abraka, Nigeria. E-mail: euchariaejechi@yahoo.co.uk Summary The perceptions of the socio-ecological impact of oil exploitation in the Niger Delta by the rural inhabitants were investigated with structured questionnaire. Respondents indicated non-satisfaction with environmental quality of life (mean score, <5.0 vs. 10.0 […]

ASSESSING THE WELFARE INCOME INEQUALITY IN EDO STATE

OSUNDE OMORUYI; OSASERE GREG IGBINOMWANHIA Department of Sociology and Anthropology University of Benin, Benin City E-mail: oosunde@gmail.com And EFOSA ODIGHIZUWA; HELEN EHI EWEKA Department of Social Work University of Benin, Benin City SUMMARY We examined in this paper the changes in household earnings due to demographic change. We used a number of inequality measures to […]