Department Of History and International Studies Journals


Ayodeji Anthony ADULOJU. (2016). “Youth Networks on Facebook and Twitter in the 2015 Elections in Nigeria.” Journal of African Elections, Vol. 15. No. 2. (South Africa)

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Consequently, this study discovered that not all followers of political parties and politicians on Facebook and Twitter are their supporters. Moreover, the platforms raised the consciousness of Nigerian Youths during the 2015 elections in the area of constructive and destructive arguments directly with politicians, which gave birth to new socio-political…
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Ayodeji Anthony ADULOJU. and Okwechime, Iwebunor. (2016). “Oil and Human Security Challenges in the Nigeria’s Niger Delta.” Critique: Journal of Socialist Theory, Vol. 44, No. 4. (Taylor & Francis, United Kingdom).

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The study utilized primary and secondary data to examine the oil-induced humansecurity challenges in the Niger Delta; evaluate the role of the Nigerian Government, oilmultinationals and some non-state actors towards human security in the Niger Delta;and analyse the implications of oil-induced human…
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Joshua Tavershima Yange, Dokun Oyeshola and Ayodeji Anthony ADULOJU. (2016). “The Politics of Workers Rights Protection: International Labour Organisation and Promotion of Labour Rights in Manufacturing Industry in Nigeria.” Critique: Journal of Socialist Theory, Vol. 44, No. 3. pp. 267-290 (Taylor & Francis, United Kingdom)

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Conditions of work in manufacturing industry in Nigeria have generated concerns and the need for improvement. This study examined the level of compliance with International Labour Organization (ILO)…
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Okwechime, Iwebunor, Yange, Joshua T., and Ayodeji Anthony ADULOJU. (2016). “Africa and the Global Economic and Financial Crisis.” World Review of Political Economy, Vol. 7, No. 4. (United Kingdom)

 

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Capitalist economic and financial activities at the metropolitan centers reached the summit, overheated the world economy and exploded in 2007 in the form of economic meltdown. This unfortunate event had severe economic consequences on the world economy which, initially, African economies,…
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Ayodeji Anthony ADULOJU and Pratt, Omowunmi O. (2015). “Oil, Children and Adolescents in the Contemporary Niger Delta, Nigeria.” Journal of Child and Adolescent Behaviour, Vol. 3, No.3. pp. 201-207 (Los Angeles, USA)

 

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Ayodeji Anthony ADULOJU and Pratt, Omowunmi O. (2014). “Human Security and Developmental Crisis in the Contemporary West Africa.” Journal of Human Security, Vol. 10, No. 2. pp. 46-58 (Switzerland)

 

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The last two decades were characterized by severe conflicts in the West Africa subregion. The era of conflict resolution, management and…
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Existing literature has investigated the challenges of interstate border dispute, border conflict and their security and developmental implications for the West African sub-region. ECOWAS Free Movement Protocol of Persons was instituted to enhance economic development of West Africa’s citizens. However, studies have shown that the protocol has relatively aided transborder trafficking in persons, drugs, Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW). However, vulnerability of trans-border women traders in the sub-region have received little attention. This study utilized both…
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This is paper is on Historical Perspective of the Nigerian military in Intergroup Relations and Nation Building: The case of Midwestern Region, 1966-1979. The aim of the paper is to add to the scanty existing literature on the contributions of the Nigerian Military on intergroup relations and the nation-state quest for Nation Building. It also aim at educating readers that besides the provision of security, the Nigerian military had in the not too remote past contributed so much…
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This paper interrogates the citizenship rights and ethnic contestation in central Nigeria region taking the case of TIV struggle for indigeneship and settler question I independent Nigeria. It posit that the idea of a united plural ethnic Nigeria with common citizenship free from the viruses of sectarian bigotry and other forms of primordial sentiments go against certain pursuits of may patriots and nationalist especially the travails of the TIVS as discussed in this paper. The paper further…
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The area studied is Esanland located in the tropical forest region and it formed the Esan Division during the colonial western Nigeria. The area is today administered in five local government areas of the present Edo state, Nigeria. The study shows that the various polities of pre-colonial Esan people were each able to solve their problems arising from their composite nature. Moreover, the study shows that although the area did featured large state political
system learnt from…
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Abstract The main thrust of this paper is the role of history as a way forward from the contemporary socio-economic and political vices of corruption on accountable leadership and lack of good governance that are destroying the fabrics of development and national integration in Nigeria. The growing realization among scholars that, the root and nature of these vices cannot be fully comprehended and addressed without looking inward towards the past especially the era of colonialism and the decades that follows…
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This paper examines the corruption in the Nigerian Educational System. It identifies corruption as an obstacle to the set objectives of the sector in the attainment of the nation’s desire for manpower and national development especially in the nascent period of global competition. It also stressed the various links through which corruption is perpetuated in the sector with its impact and consequences. The paper recommends some measures to check the corrupt practices because most scholars agreed that…
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Nigerian society is today replete with phenomena that make life “insecure, Brutish, nasty and short”, due to the challenges of incorporating the diverse peoples of Nigeria into a stable national community in order to achieve good democratic governance, for the utmost goal of sustainable development. This has eluded the nation-state since the triumphant enthronement of democratic rule. This paper explores the etiology of such social malaise as ethnic nationalism, and use of violence with a special focus…
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This paper is on ethnicity, economic injustice and problem of massive corruption in explaining why good governance eludes Nigeria. The objective of the paper is to contribute to existing literature on why, good governance/democratic governance eludes the nation-state. It is already known by scholars that some contending issues are responsible for this, but without their mentioning of ethnicity, economic injustice and massive corruption as addressed in this paper. With the triumphant enthronement of democratic rule in 1999,…
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This paper examined fifteen years of Nigerian democracy: its reflection on national integration, one of the basic dividends expected of any democratic system. The paper aims to bring to the fore why and how Nigerian democracy since 1999 to date is yet to put in place integrative mechanism of its divergent but dynamic nationalities to nationhood. Few works exist about Nigerian Democracy but its effort on national integration is scanty. Thus this paper is timely and relevant…
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The historical geography of Nigeria is a largely unexplored field. It is a field in which historians, anthropologists, archaeologists, geographers and the bio-scientists can have very meaningful intellectual and academic discourse. Using the historical approach, the paper studies the. role of geography or natural environment in fostering and sustaining inter-group relations in Nigeria with specific reference to that of Benin (Bini) kingdom and the Esan (Ishan) people both of southern-western Nigeria in present Edo state. This is…
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The aim of the paper is to highlight the intrinsic value which the pre-literate Benin and Esan societies attached to their rich history and which they still attach to it today as well as circumstances and occasions for re-enacting the past and the methods adopted for the preservation of their history because it was a vibrant and functional instrument of intraintergroup relations before colonial imposition. In Benin and Esan, history is a bridge between the past and…
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Human Capital as it concerns trained, competent personnel and professionals in Africa have been leaving in droves. The cross roads between better offers and opportunities in distant lands of the West, Canada, the United States of America amongst others and the inherent problems hampering the unfolding of full potentials for those who remain are examined in this paper it further examines salient literatures on the trends and movement patterns of human capital as well as the factors…
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The paper examined the intra-group relations among the Ekpoma through a confederated political organization, a unified judicial system, economic cooperation and interdependence, socio-religious interactions among others. The paper argued that there were evidences to suggest that to a large extent, their relationship was bilateral and cordial before the imposition of colonial rule dictated by historical antecedents and geographical situation. The paper
provides a close focus on the intra-group dynamics of the Ekpoma confederated villages, which was sometimes…
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In recent times, no issue has generated widespread public comment in Nigeria more than the issues of leadership and ethno-religious threats rocking the country and the bitter consequences on national integration. To achieve this feat, the paper examines the concepts of leadership, ethno-religious crisis and national integration I Nigeria making use of library research and content analysis approach common to all historians. Apart from the above mentioned, the paper establishes when national integration became an issue in…
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Nigeria, a country with an estimated population of over 170 million attained independence in 1960. Since then there has been the challenge of incorporating the diverse peoples into a stable and single national community and sustainable democracy in order to achieve the utmost goal of sustainable developn2ent. This paper with particular focus on happenings in the country since 1960 bring into a bold relief the need to revisit, reinvigorate and reposition the neglected Nigerian history in our…
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This paper attempts to examine the major production endeavors that developed among the seven Ora villages of present Edo State before the imposition of British colonial economy. These precolonial activities attracted other countries from far and near to Ora Land. Without doubt, during that period, the economy reached its peak of growth and development with all the uper structures of a developed society which the colonial administration built on for the eventual economic exploitation of Ora land.…
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The paper examines the issues about continuity and change in Nigeria using the British interference in the political activities in Esanland. The baseline for the discussion with the con quest and imposition of colonial rule in Esanland of present Edo state Nigeria, colonial political were put in place by the British colonial master to facilitate the exploitation of human and material resources beneficial to the industrial development of Britain. Their imperial policies found expression in the political…
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Modern democracy is built on the existence of mediatory institutions through which differences in preferences and opinions are harmonized. At the informal realm, political parties, serving not only as lubricant of democracy but also as a major conduit in the democratization process represents one of such vital institutions. Indeed, the relationship between political parties and democracy is both symbiotic and axiomatic. However, such relationship can, only, be sustained to the enrichment of the political system where the…
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This paper titled: religion as an instrument for enhancing national security and harmonious coexistence in Nigeria is timely because one of the national aspiration of Nigerians and the international community since our independence in 1960 is that religion as experienced or demonstrated in some nations of Europe, Asia and America should be an instrument of national security and vehicle of peace that triggers meaningful development. But at the contrary, “Religion” in Nigeria has become the main instrument…
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The invasion and occupation of Esanland is part of the general British conquest and occupation of Nigeria which was a consequence of the revoked royal chapter to the Royal Niger Company (RNC) in 1899. A deliberate act by which the British sought to guarantee her interest in the South West of the Niger. The intention of this paper therefore is to examine the invasion and resistance to British colonial rule in Esanland. In the examination, attention would…
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The paper looks at Sustainability of Nigeria’s Democracy and the contending issues of National Integration: The way forward. So far, the only form of government through which individual and collective liberties are possible is democracy. However, for Democracy so serve the end purpose of the electors-national integration, freedom and dignity of all people, the bottlenecks against the consideration of democracy such as corruption, electoral malpractices, arbitrariness, violence, thuggery and material poverty of majority of the electorate must…
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This work examines the rampant acts of terrorism in Nigeria and its implications on nation building and National Integration because the several established cases of assassination, bombing, kidnapping militancy and insurgency especially in the north east of Northern Nigeria indicated the radicalization of some Nigerians heralding the surfacing act of terrorism. This article interrogates the origin, causes and implications of these terrorist acts especially those of the Boko Haram bombing campaign on Nigeria’s quest to achieve nation…
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This paper is on The 1897 British Conquest of Benin Kingdom and its Impact on Benin-Esan Intergroup Relations. The paper will contribute to existing literature on pre-colonial intergroup contacts; and debunk the negative misconceptions about Benin-Esan, relations which some scholars saw as master-servant relations that only benefited Benin kingdom. From the work, it is evident that before 1897 the fall of Benin kingdom was imminent because the activities of the British through treaties and diplomacy and offensive activities…
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Nigeria, a country with an estimated population of about 140 million attained independence in 1960. Since then there has been the challenge of incorporating the diverse peoples into a stable and United Nation community with the utmost goal of attaining creditable development. This paper thus with particular focus on the socio-political happenings in the country since independence bring into the limelight a bold relief the need to revisit, reinvigorate and reposition the neglected archaeology of the Nigerian…
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One of the major problems facing most ethnic groups today is the religion of their past by historians. However, the effort of some historians in writing the history of Nigerian minority ethnic groups during the pre-colonial Era is far from being complete. A great deal in this aspect, especially that of the minorities that experienced invasions and subjugation in the hands of the larger societies is yet to be achieved to fill the gaps in our knowledge…
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This paper examined federalism and the quest for national integration in Nigeria. The study explores the conceptual definition of federalism by various scholars. To this end therefore, the paper discuses major contending issues affecting the federal stability of Nigeria such as; ethnic minority agitations, state creation, structural imbalance, indigenes/settlers dichotomy federal character principles etc. The method adopted for this research was secondary data collection. Hence, for effective stability, development and national integration, the paper concludes tha4 the…
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This work is concerned with the imposition of British colonial rule and the foundations of a newEconomy in Esanland which transformed the society economically in an extremely narrow, manner that revolved around the particular interests of colonialism. The transformation, it must be noted, did not reproduce Esan society in the mirrow image of Western European. Although colonialism introduced some elements of capitalism into the society, the capitalist mode of production as a system was not introduced and…
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This paper is a study of the impact of trade and commercial activities in pre-colonial Esan society, up to 1900. The objective to add to the existing literature debunking the Eurocentric idea that Esan economy was a backward and uninteresting during the pre-colonial period. Without doubt, during this period, the Esan economy reached its peak, sustained with all the extra and superstructure of a developed society. Moreover, trade and commerce the topic this paper, trade in pre-colonial…
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Previous studies on regionalism in West Africa affirm that one of the reasons
for integration in the region is the selfish political interests of Nigeria. However, the
benefits of regional cooperation amongst West African states cannot be sacrificed on
the altar of the political interests of Nigeria as previously claimed. Undoubtedly, the
Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has embarked on different
integration schemes to foster cooperation and development among member-states; the
most important among all is the Free…
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The spate of instability in the West African Sub-region has for long drawn attention not only from the academia but also in everyday discussion. The sub-region has a long history of conflict with evidence of not one but myriads of causes to those conflicts, which many studies have shed light on. Currently, the sub-regional power and the main peace keeper (Nigeria) is waging war against the Boko Haram terrorist group on its own soil with grave consequence for the West…
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