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Challenges of Energy Poverty in Sub Saharan Africa

"This study analyzed the determinants of electricity access in developing countries and, particularly examined why Sub Saharan Africa has been relatively unsuccessful in providing electricity to its population, despite reforms in the electricity s...

Public Financial Management and Fiscal Outcomes in Nigeria : Empirical Evidence

This study analysed the relationship between public financial management systems and fiscal outcomes in Nigeria. The findings indicate that institutional factors such as corruption and literacy rate affect the institutional pillars of PFM in Niger...

Is There Synergy Between Key Economic Development Policies and Financial Commitments on Infrastructural Projects in Nigeria for the Period 2010-2013?

The study has identified the major infrastructures or capital projects identified by the key documents for economic development in Nigeria. This review concentrated on major infrastructures and capital projects in transportation (roads and bridge...

Evaluating Food Crop Sector Performance in Nigeria (1999-2016)

This study evaluates the performance of food crop sector in Nigeria from 1999-2016. The statistics show that Nigeria is having food insecurity problems: very low value of food production per capita; low and declining average dietary energy suppl...

The Political Economy of Exchange Rate Policy and Capital Control in Nigeria

This paper examines the primary cause of the exchange rate management failure in Nigeria by evaluating the motivating factor for these changes and reviewing the role of politics and interest group in the Nigerian exchange rate management. The fi...

Agitations for Separation and Non-Negotiability of Nigeria’s Unity: Bottling the Bomb?

The Nigerian state came into being through conquest and forceful imposition of foreign rule, which denied the indigenous peoples the opportunity to negotiate and choose what they wanted. Successive regimes have continued to hold the state togeth...

Separatist Agitations in Nigeria: War versus Peace Journalism

The mass media are veritable tools for information dissemination, surveillance and correlation. Conflict reporting is one of the delicate areas of media practice. The type of agenda the media set on a conflict can either fuel or quell the crisis...

The Nigerian State and the Resurgence of Separatist Agitations: The Case of Biafra

In recent times, separatist movements in the South East geopolitical zone have stepped-up struggles for the actualization of the sovereign state of Biafra through protests and other forms of social mobilization. The protests have triggered tension...

Tax Waivers for Multi-Nationals in Nigeria: Are These Based on Economic or Political Reasoning?

Does Nigeria need tax waivers to grow its economy? As reports show the huge losses in tax incentives Nigeria has recorded over the years, the aforementioned question growingly has been a subject of discussion in the economic space, especially i...

Inter-Security Agency Rivalry as an Impediment to National Counter Terrorism Strategy (NACTEST)

The emergence of Boko Haram as a terrorist group in Nigeria considerably changed the country’s security milieu. From a quiet religious group in the early 2000s, the group had risen in 2015 to become the deadliest terrorist group. As a security ch...

Strategies of Boko Haram and IPOB in Nigeria’s Postcolonial Context: A Critique

The main objective of the study is to examine how the post-colonial character of the Nigerian state engendered the emergence and strategies of IPOB and Boko Haram in the state. The study is anchored on the postcolonial state theory. Qualitative ...

The Challenges of Nationhood and State-building in Nigeria’s “Fourth” Republic

Nigeria’s eighteen years of civilian rule has been dotted with incessant ethno-nationalist agitations which have often threatened the peace and tranquillity of the Nigerian state and the orderly conduct of public and private businesses. The Nige...

Ako-na-Uche versus Nzogbu-nzogbu: Interrogating the Rupture between Igbo Elite and their Lumpen in Igbo Nationalism

Post-war Igbo ethno-nationalism has witnessed two distinct but interconnected generations. Both of them emerged as a response to the ineffective and objectionable implementation of post-war peace-building initiatives as well as the progressive v...

Agriculture as a Potent Economic Growth Driver for the Nigerian Economy

This study is an attempt to assess the place of agriculture as a potent economic growth driver in the Nigerian economy. Essentially, the study explores information concerning the critical roles of agriculture to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) ...

Beyond the Card Reader: Elections Rigging as an Emerging National Security Threat in Nigeria

This paper provides an evaluation of the existing technological strategies in the Nigerian electoral process with a view to ascertain their reputed efficacy for solving the problem of electoral malpractices in the country. Are the devices really...

Is there Synergy between Key Economic Development Policies and Financial Commitments on Infrastructural Projects in Nigeria for the Period 2010-2013?

The study identified the major infrastructures or capital projects captured in the key documents (founding and later) for economic development in Nigeria. Priority projects abound in all sectors of the economy but this review concentrated on major...

Alternative Financing for Infrastructural Development in Nigeria

Infrastructure development is very critical to achieving human capital development in any society. The economic impact that infrastructure improvement has on any nation building cannot be over-emphasized as the growth of any country’s economy hu...

Poverty and Social Violence in Africa: Nigeria as Case Study

As with most societies around the world, violence has been a common feature of many African societies. While political violence, especially those targeted at the state and involving armed groups, has gained popularity in public discourses, socia...

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