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, […]

CORRUPTION IN THE PRIVATIZED ELECTRICITY COMPANIES IN NIGERIA: ITS IMPLICATION ON THE SOCIOECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF UYO METROPOLIS BY ABRAHAM, UBONG EVANS & BELLO, HARUNA DZWAFU

SUMMARY Corruption is endemic in the Nigerian society; in fact it has become a culture that portrays non-conformists as deviants. One sector where the prevalence of corruption is most felt is the power sector in-charge of electricity supply to Nigerians. Recently, the Federal Government of Nigeria privatized the power sector with the aim of improving […]

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CHALLENGES AND PROSPECTS OF DEMOCRATIC MODELS AND DEVELOPMENTS IN NIGERIA’S POLITICAL CONTEXT BETWEEN 1999 AND 2015

By ADELEKE GBADEBO FATAI Department of Sociology Osun State University, Osogbo E-mail: lekegbade@yahoo.com SUMMARY Modern democratic models have become a system widely accepted across the globalised world and is perceived as parameter to measure the level of development. Studies were concerned about democratic principles and apparatus, only a few considering the effective practices of the […]

THE ROLE OF THE TELEVISION IN THE ERADICATION OF HARMFUL WIDOWHOOD PRACTICES IN THE BENIN METROPOLIS

By EMMANUEL IMUETINYAN OBARISIAGBON Dept. of Sociology & Anthropology University of Benin, Benin City. emmanuel.obarisiagbon@uniben.edu 08037234478 AND AMENZE IFEYINWA OBARISIAGBON Dept. of Mass Communication University of Benin, Benin City. SUMMARY This study was initiated to examine the role of the television in the eradication of harmful widowhood practices in Benin metropolis. Participants consisted of 400 […]

THE PLACE OF CULTURAL REALITIES AND SYMBOLIC FORMS AMONG ANNANG PEOPLE OF AKWA IBOM STATE, NIGERIA.

BY NSIDIBE AKPAN USORO ussh0074@gmail.com GSM: 08037914650 AND IMAOBONG CHRISTOPHER EKONG imaobongekongc@gmail.com Department of Sociology and Anthropology University of Uyo, Uyo. SUMMARY One of the negative impacts of Western civilization on our African society is the attempt to debase and destroy the entire fabric of our culture and misconstrue it as fetish. This unfortunate development […]

SOCIO-CULTURAL PRACTICES (SCPs) AND THE PERFORMACNE OF SMALL- SCALE BUSINESS (SSB) IN RURAL COMMUNITIES OF AKWA IBOM STATE, NIGERIA

BY CHIJIOKE, BASIL ONUGHA Department of Political Science and Public Administration AND OKON SUNDAY UDOH Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Uyo, Nigeria E-mail: okonudoh2015@gmail.com PHONE: 08038688714 SUMMARY The study is designed to examine the impact of Socio-Cultural Practices (SCP) on the performance of Small-Scale Business (SSB) in Awka Ibom State. Data were collected […]