AGRICULTURAL NEGLECT AND NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA

BY OLUSEUN PATRICK BAMGBOYE Department of Sociology and Anthropology University of Uyo, Uyo Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria SUMMARY The paper observed that Nigeria enjoyed a vibrant agriculturally induced national development from the 1950s till the early 1970s, when successive governments started neglecting agriculture because of the huge revenues accruing from the sale of crude oil. […]

SOCIO-LEGAL REFLECTIONS ON TORT APPROACH TO CONSUMER PROTECTION IN NIGERIA

BY EMMANUEL IMUETINYAN OBARISIAGBON Department of Sociology & Anthropology University of Benin, Benin City. E-mail: eiobarisiagbon@yahoo.com +2348037234478 SUMMARY In Nigeria, there appear to be an alarming rate of cases in courts bothering on breach of consumers’ rights. Unfortunately, it seems that the consumers in Nigeria are at the mercy of multi-national corporations who in some […]

THE 1976 LOCAL GOVERNMENT REFORMS AND STATE / LOCAL GOVERNMENT RELATIONS IN NIGERIA (1976-2007)

AKPANIM N. EKPE Department of Public Administration Akwa Ibom State University, Obio Akpa Campus, Nigeria SUMMARY The interplay of many levels of governmental unit relating with one another through sharing of responsibilities to advance the course of governance offers illuminating literature in the study intergovernmental relations (IGR). The concept of IGR originated in the United […]

REMUNERATION-MOTIVATION NEXUS AMONG PUBLIC ACADEMIC STAFF IN NIGERIA

By AKABA JUDE Department of Sociology and Anthropology University of Benin, Benin City akabajude@gmail.com 08038667809 ABIOLA D. MONDAY Department of Sociology University of Ibadan, Ibadan mondayabiola@gmail.com 08062185910 SUMMARY Motivating public employees has been adjudged to be problematic as they have the notoriety of being lethargic, and their managers seemingly having little room for manoeuvring given […]

A CRITICAL APPRAISAL OF MENTAL ILLNESS, INSANITY AND THE INSANITY PLEA IN NIGERIA

EMMANUEL EKPEDOHO ABIAMA Department Psychology, University of Uyo, Nigeria SUMMARY This work takes a critical look at mental illness, insanity and insanity plea in Nigeria. Mental illness is a clinically recognizable syndrome associated with distress or interferes with personal functioning and good judgment. Insanity is a mental disease that results in a state that impairs […]

DRUG ABUSE AMONG WHITE-COLLAR WORKERS IN THE NIGERIAN WORKPLACE: STRATEGIES FOR COUNSELING AND REMEDY

CHRISTIAN IHEANACHO AGBOTI Department of Political Science/ Psychology/ Sociology Federal University Ndufu-Alike Ikwo, Ebonyi State ekuma2009@yahoo.com SUMMARY Drug abuse has, in recent times, become a global problem demanding sincere conscious remedial efforts in all fronts. It is a social problem that cuts across almost all segments of people in the society (children, teenagers, youths, adults […]

FAMILY PLANNING PRACTICES IN AKWA IBOM STATE: THE NEED FOR POLICY ACTIONS IN RURAL AREAS

BY VICTOR EFFIONG BEN Department of Sociology & Anthropology, University of Uyo, Uyo E-mail:- vikeben4reality2007@yahoo.com SUMMARY This study examines the practice of family planning in Akwa Ibom State in an attempt to provide the basis for actions and policies by the government and non-governmental organizations on maternal and family health in the rural areas. It […]

THE IMPACT OF PRISON CONDITIONS AND SOCIAL FORCES ON CRIMINAL RECIDIVISM IN NIGERIA BY OTU, M SOROCHI & NNAM, M UCHENNA

THE IMPACT OF PRISON CONDITIONS AND SOCIAL FORCES ON CRIMINAL RECIDIVISM IN NIGERIA BY OTU, M SOROCHI & NNAM, M UCHENNA Department of Sociology and Anthropology Faculty of Social Sciences Ebonyi State University, PMB 053, Abakaliki Email: otu.sorochi@yahoo.com Tel: +2347066064109 SUMMARY The prison institution is established all over the world with the vision and mission […]