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 […]

SOCIO-HEALTH AND PHYSICAL VULNERABILITY OF CHILD LABOURERS IN FARMING COMMUNITIES OF SOUTHWEST NIGERIA

BY EZEBUNWA E. NWOKOCHA Department of Sociology University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria SUMMARY In traditional farming communities of Southwest Nigeria, the distinction between child labour and socialization into adult and normative roles was difficult to establish. As societies and patterns of relationships signalled increasing complexity, the differences became evident. This qualitative study investigated the social, […]

POVERTY AND MULTI-TASKING: IMPLICATION FOR WOMEN SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN BENIN CITY.

LONGE JOSHUA SUNDAY Department of Sociology and Anthropology University of Benin, Benin City. joshua.longe@uniben.edu AND OPELUSI OLAKITAN ISAAC Department of Sociology and Anthropology University of Benin, Benin City. Opelusiisaac2014@gmail.com SUMMARY The antecedent of multi-tasking, connected to poverty has been associated with historical socio-cultural milieu essential for survival. Scholars agree their features are diverse but maintain […]

PEACEBUILDING: THE RELATIONAL DIMENSION OF THE THREE-POINTS-AGENDA OF DELTA STATE GOVERNMENT, NIGERIA (2007 – 2015)

BY MATHIAS JARIKRE Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution School of Arts and Social Sciences National Open University of Nigeria Lagos, Nigeria Telephone: +234-8034814803 MAIL: jarikremathias@yahoo.co.uk; SUMMARY The phenomenon of political agenda setting after it has been converted into votes in an election often explain government thought and practice of adopting priorities. In Nigeria, the dramatic […]

CULTURAL PATTERNS OF CONTRACEPTIVE USAGE AMONG RURAL WOMEN IN URHOBO LAND, NIGERIA

BY JAMES ERHURHU ODIVWRI Department of Sociology, Nigeria Police Academy, Wudil P.M.B 3474, Kano, Nigeria E-mail: jamesodivwri@yahoo.com GSM: +2348037880521 SUMMARY The study examined the cultural patterns of contraceptive usage among rural women in Urhoboland, Nigeria. The basic objectives of the study were to find out the traditional methods of contraceptive, the reasons for the use […]