LOCAL GOVERNMENT AUTONOMY IN NIGERIA: MYTH OR REALITY?

BY NATHANIEL A. UDOH Department of Political Science and Public Administration University of Uyo Akwa Ibom State nathanieludoh99@gmail.com (07082439614) SUMMARY Local Government is not sovereign like independent nation-state. It is a subordinate government which derives its existence and power from laws enacted by a superior government. In Nigeria, the nature and structure of transactions or […]

HUMAN PERCEPTIONS OF SOCIO-ECOLOGICAL IMPACT OF UPSTREAM OIL INDUSTRY OF THE NIGER DELTA

EUCHARIA ONYEMA EJECHI Department of Sociology and Psychology Delta State University P. M. B. 1 Abraka, Nigeria. E-mail: euchariaejechi@yahoo.co.uk Summary The perceptions of the socio-ecological impact of oil exploitation in the Niger Delta by the rural inhabitants were investigated with structured questionnaire. Respondents indicated non-satisfaction with environmental quality of life (mean score, <5.0 vs. 10.0 […]

ASSESSING THE WELFARE INCOME INEQUALITY IN EDO STATE

OSUNDE OMORUYI; OSASERE GREG IGBINOMWANHIA Department of Sociology and Anthropology University of Benin, Benin City E-mail: oosunde@gmail.com And EFOSA ODIGHIZUWA; HELEN EHI EWEKA Department of Social Work University of Benin, Benin City SUMMARY We examined in this paper the changes in household earnings due to demographic change. We used a number of inequality measures to […]

THE CONTINUED RELEVANCE OF ORAL DOCUMENTATION IN THE STUDY OF AFRICAN CULTURES

BY ANTHONY C. ONWUMAH Director, Research and Publications, and Head, Ibadan Outreach Office, Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilization e-mail: tonyonwumah@yahoo.com SUMMARY There is a growing debate on the usefulness or otherwise of oral documentation in the study of African cultures. This debate is borne out of the fact that, methods and media […]

THE USE OF MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING INFORMATION AND ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE: THE CASE OF AKWA IBOM STATE

By BASSEY A. AKPAKPAN Department of Accounting University of Uyo Summary This paper analyses the relationship between the use of management accounting information by managers of companies in Akwa Ibom State and organizational performance. Several hypotheses concerning the relationship between the use of management accounting information and organizational performance are developed. It is argued that […]

RELIGION IN NIGERIA: AN APPRAISAL OF A CULTURAL HERITAGE

BY ABIODUN, J. OLUWABAMIDE Department of Sociology Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria e-mail:abioduntoluwa@yahoo.com SUMMARY Religion is a fundamental element of culture, which exerts great influence on human beings. Therefore, no society can be properly understood without a good knowledge of its religious institutions. This is more pertinent in a culturally diverse and multi-religious […]

AN INTEGRATED LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT MODEL FOR EFFECTIVE INDUSTRIAL-ORGANIZATION PERFORMANCE: AN INVESTIGATION OF THE DYNAMIC MANAGERIAL LEADERSHIP MODEL

AKPOTOR JULIE Department of Sociology / Psychology Faculty of Social Sciences Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria SUMMARY: The concern and focus of this paper is an investigation into the role of an integrated Leadership and Management model in Nigerian Industrial Organizations. Most Management and Leadership Researchers saw Industrial Organization as over managed or under managed. […]

MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS (MDGS): A PATHWAY TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA

Paul Oghenero Okumagba Department of Sociology, Delta State University, Abraka — Nigeria E-mail:ghene_okumagba@yahoo.com Summary Since the launching of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGS) in September, 2000 in Nigeria, huge fmancial resources have been channelled towards meeting the 2015 deadline for the attainment of millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Nigeria […]

FINANCIAL SECURITY AND HAPPINESS AMONG RETIRED NIGERIAN ACADEMICS

EUCHARIA ONYEMA EJECHI Department of Sociology Delta State University P. M. B. 1 Abraka, Nigeria E-mail: euchariaejechi@yahoo.co.uk Phone: +2348035838947 Summary The happiness trend among retired Nigerian academics and their financial security measures for retirement were studied using structured questionnaires and discussion. A general trend of happiness was indicated (Mode/Median=21/21.5 vs. 28 maximum points). The happiness […]

CULTURE AND THE AFRICAN WOMAN: A DISCOURSE

BY ESIRI MAY OMOGHO Lecturer Department of Sociology/Psychology Delta State University, Abraka SUMMARY The difference between women and men lie in culture. They are socially constructed and not biological determined. The social construction of the African women is the outcome of cultural learning through the process of socialization. Socialization is a life time process though […]