YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT AND RISING CRIMINAL VIOLENCE: AN EXAMINATION OF ARMED ROBBERY IN NIGERIA.

BY DESTINY EZE AGWANWO Department of Sociology, University of Port Harcourt Email: agwanwodestiny@gmail.com.   RUFUS IGWE  Department of Sociology, University of Port Harcourt.   SUMMARY    Nigeria is experiencing a high and increasing level of unemployment with varying manifestations that have undermined the development and the security of lives and property of the citizens. Therefore, this […]

THE ROLE OF FORMAL EDUCATION IN THE REHABILITATION AND REINTEGRATION OF PRISONERS IN NIGERIA: A CASE STUDY OF JOS PRISON, NIGERIA. EBERE JAMES OKORIE, OTODO IFEANYICHUKWU, UGWUOKE, KELVIN ABUCHI & OPARA, EUGENE AHAMEFULE

SUMMARY This study investigated the roles of education in the rehabilitation and reformation of inmates of Jos prison. The paper was of the view that the rehabilitation of prisoners through formal education is necessary. The study adopted the descriptive research design. Therefore, a 23-item questionnaire was developed and administered to 250 respondents comprising of 150 […]

NIGERIA UNION OF TEACHERS’ EFFORTS ON ADEQUATE WAGES AND PERFORMANCE OF TEACHERS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN IMO STATE, NIGERIA BY UKACHUKWU, CHUKWUMA C., IHERIOHANMA, E. B. J. & NWOKORIE, CHINEDU N.

SUMMARY   This study focused on investigating whether the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Imo State Chapter, through its efforts as the representative of the collective will of teachers in Imo State, has been able to ensure payment of adequate wages to teachers in public schools in Imo State. It went further to examine how […]

IMPLICATIONS OF YOUTH RESTIVENESS ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA. BY NSIDIBE A. USORO, EMAIMO I. ESSIEN & AMAH M. WILLIAMS

SUMMARY Security of lives, property and other developmental infrastructures are basic necessities for inauguration of sustainable development policies and programmes. No meaningful developmental ideas, no matter how lofty it is could survive and transcend from mere dreams to concrete reality in a rancorous and chaotic social system which does not promote its capacity to strive.  […]

EFFECTS OF HUMAN-INDUCED CLIMATE CHANGE ON HUMAN DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA: AN EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS BY ETTAH BASSEY ESSIEN AND UBI-ABAI, ITORO PRAISE

SUMMARY This study empirically examined the effects of human-induced climate change on human development in Nigeria using annual time series data spanning from 1980 to 2014. The theoretical background and evaluation of this study was from the Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) theory of climate change and Amartya Sen’s capabilities approach to human development. Stationarity tests […]

AN ASSESSMENT OF ADOLESCENTS’ KNOWLEDGE AND PERCEIVED SUSCEPTIBILITY OF PEER GROUP RELATIONSHIPS ON SUBSTANCE ABUSE IN SELECTED SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN IKENNE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF OGUN STATE, NIGERIA BY EZEOKOLI RITA NKIRUKA, OMOZUSI MERCY OMOSEFE AND ABRAHAM CHIMURUNWA PHEBE

SUMMARY Substance abuse constitutes a global problem and one of the most important risks taking behaviour among secondary schools students in Nigeria.  Adolescents are more susceptible to substance abuse due to peer pressure. The study therefore, evaluates the adolescents’ knowledge, perceived susceptibility of peer relationships on substance abuse in selected secondary schools in Ikenne Government […]

DETERMINANTS OF THE STRENGTH AND PERFORMANCE OF TRADE UNION ACTIVITIES IN MULTINATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS: A SURVEY OF NPDC AND PPMC, EDO STATE, NIGERIA BY AKINTOYE, E.O. AND OKWUOKENYE, G.F.

SUMMARY Nigeria trade unions over the years have been known to improve their workers condition through dialogue. Recently, the effectiveness of trade unions has been faulted and trade union seen to have failed in its primary responsibility while others have cast the blame on the inabilities or shortcomings of the organizations. Based on the aforementioned, […]