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 […]

THE MILITARY AND NATIONAL SECURITY IN NIGERIA: LESSON FROM THE BOKO HARAM INSURGENCY

BY PATRICK OLUSEUN BAMGBOYE Department of Sociology and Anthropology University of Uyo, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State Nigeria Email: seunpat@yahoo.com Phone: +2348138434142 SUMMARY The study examines the role of the Nigerian military towards national security of the Nigerian State. It observes that the national security of the country has been severely threatened by the Boko Haram […]

A CRITICAL ASSESSMENT OF NEW PARTNERSHIP FOR AFRICA’S DEVELOPMENT AS A STRATEGY FOR THE ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL DEVELOPMENT OF NIGERIA

By ENOBONG D. UMOH1, LAWRENCE I. EDET2* & VICTOR E. ITA3 Department of Political Science & Public Administration, University of Uyo-Nigeria E-mail: lawrence4justice@yahoo.com Phone: +2348027039444. SUMMARY Consolidating on the existing theoretical formulation of political economy, various scholars have stated that every seemingly economic activity is interwoven with political considerations and other variables. The thesis of […]

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 […]