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The Challenges Facing Nigeria’s Foreign Policy in the Next Millennium

Published: Mar 25th, 2014

by Ebenezer Okpokpo Introduction Since Nigeria became independent in 1960 its foreign policy, like that of most other countries, has witnessed successes and failures. The current debate on President Obasanjo’s… Read More

Africa Versus the West in the Court of Reparations

Published: Mar 21st, 2014

by ‘Muyiwa Falaiye Introduction When Alex Haley’s Roots was first serialized on Nigerian television in the 1970’s, I was too young to appreciate it beyond seeing it as the story of slave… Read More

Counterfoil Choices in the Kalabari Life Cycle

Published: Mar 21st, 2014

by Nimi Wariboko Introduction Kalabari ethnic identity is under enormous pressure as a result of modernization and Western influences. One Kalabari response to their exposure to foreign values, styles, cultural… Read More

“Every Car Or Moving Object Gone” – The ECOMOG Intervention in Liberia

Published: Mar 20th, 2014

by Christopher Tuck Abstract This article examines the ECOMOG intervention in Liberia in terms of its usefulness as a model for future African peacekeeping operations. Whilst the holding of elections… Read More

Domestic, Regional and International Protection of Nigerian Women Against Discrimination: Constraints and Possibilities

Published: Mar 18th, 2014

by Mojbol Olfnk Okome Introduction Discrimination against women is defined by Article 1 of the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women of 1979 (heretofore referred… Read More

Colonialism within Colonialism: The Hausa-Caliphate Imaginary and the British Colonial Administration of the Nigerian Middle Belt

Published: Feb 28th, 2014

by Moses Ochonu Introduction This paper explores three interrelated issues; the origins and development of a Hausa-Caliphate imaginary in the intertwinements of caliphate and British discourses and its subtle entry… Read More

Nigeria’s Fourth Republic and the Challenge of a Faltering Democratization

Published: Feb 27th, 2014

by Dhikru Adewale Yagboyaju Abstract Nigeria’s present democratization, which culminated in the country’s Fourth Republic on May 29, 1999, started amidst great hope and expectations. Although the military regime that… Read More

Coal Sector Revitalization, Community Memory, and the Land Question in Nigeria: A Paradox of Economic Diversification?

Published: Feb 27th, 2014

by Ikechukwu Umejesi Abstract In 1999, the Nigerian government unveiled new policies aimed at revitalizing the mining, agricultural, tourism, financial services, and manufacturing sectors in a broader effort to diversify… Read More

Combating Corruption in Nigeria: The Nigerian Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)

Published: Feb 25th, 2014

by Emmanuel Obuah Abstract Corruption is a persistent cancerous phenomenon which bedevils Nigeria. Misappropriation, bribery, embezzlement, nepotism, and money laundering by public officials have permeated the fabric of the society.… Read More

Umpiring Federalism in Africa: Institutional Mosaic and Innovations

Published: Feb 20th, 2014

by Adem Kassie Adebe Abstract Federalism institutionalizes the division of powers and creates the circumstances that render inter-governmental disputes almost inevitable. It is therefore necessary that federal constitutions establish mechanisms… Read More