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Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Aboriginal Child at School     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
About Performance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Access     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
ACCESS: Critical Perspectives on Communication, Cultural & Policy Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Acta Academica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Acta Universitaria     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Adeptus     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Advocate: Newsletter of the National Tertiary Education Union     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
African Historical Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
AFRREV IJAH : An International Journal of Arts and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Agriculture and Human Values     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Akademika : Journal of Southeast Asia Social Sciences and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Aldébaran     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Altre Modernità     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Amaltea. Revista de mitocrítica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
American Imago     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
American Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
American Review of Canadian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Anabases     Open Access  
Analyse & Kritik. Zeitschrift f     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Angelaki: Journal of Theoretical Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Antik Tanulmányok     Full-text available via subscription  
Antipode     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 45)
Anuario Americanista Europeo     Open Access  
Arbutus Review     Open Access  
Argumentation et analyse du discours     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Ars & Humanitas     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Asia Europe Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Australasian Journal of Popular Culture, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Behaviour & Information Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52)
Behemoth     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Bereavement Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Cahiers de praxématique     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Carl Beck Papers in Russian and East European Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Child Care     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Choreographic Practices     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Chronicle of Philanthropy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Claroscuro     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Co-herencia     Open Access  
Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Cogent Arts & Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Colloquia Humanistica     Open Access  
Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Comprehensive Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Congenital Anomalies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Conjunctions. Transdisciplinary Journal of Cultural Participation     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Conservation Science in Cultural Heritage     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cornish Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Creative Industries Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Critical Arts : South-North Cultural and Media Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Crossing the Border : International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Cuadernos de historia de España     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Cultural History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 49)
Culturas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Culture, Theory and Critique     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Daedalus     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Dandelion : Postgraduate Arts Journal & Research Network     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Death Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Debatte: Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Digital Humanities Quarterly     Open Access   (Followers: 54)
Diogenes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Doct-Us Journal     Open Access  
Dorsal Revista de Estudios Foucaultianos     Open Access  
e-Hum : Revista das Áreas de Humanidade do Centro Universitário de Belo Horizonte     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Early Modern Culture Online     Open Access   (Followers: 38)
Égypte - Monde arabe     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Eighteenth-Century Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
En-Claves del pensamiento     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ethiopian Journal of the Social Sciences and Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Études arméniennes contemporaines     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Études canadiennes / Canadian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Études de lettres     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
European Journal of Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
European Journal of Social Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Expositions     Full-text available via subscription  
Fronteras : Revista de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Frontiers in Digital Humanities     Open Access  
Fudan Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences     Hybrid Journal  
GAIA - Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
German Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
German Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
Germanic Review, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Globalizations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Gothic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Gruppendynamik und Organisationsberatung     Hybrid Journal  
Habitat International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Hacettepe Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Heritage & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
History of Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Hopscotch: A Cultural Review     Full-text available via subscription  
Human Affairs     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Human Nature     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Human Performance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Human Remains and Violence : An Interdisciplinary Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Human Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
humanidades     Open Access  
Humanitaire     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Hungarian Cultural Studies     Open Access  
Hungarian Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
Ibadan Journal of Humanistic Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
Inkanyiso : Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Inter Faculty     Open Access  
Interim : Interdisciplinary Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal for History, Culture and Modernity     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Arab Culture, Management and Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
International Journal of Heritage Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Humanities of the Islamic Republic of Iran     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Listening     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of the Classical Tradition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Interventions : International Journal of Postcolonial Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
ÍSTMICA. Revista de la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jangwa Pana     Open Access  
Jewish Culture and History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Journal de la Société des Américanistes     Open Access  
Journal des africanistes     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal for Cultural Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal for General Philosophy of Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal for Learning Through the Arts     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal for New Generation Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal for Research into Freemasonry and Fraternalism     Hybrid Journal  
Journal for Semitics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Journal Of Advances In Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Aesthetics & Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Journal of African American Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of African Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of African Elections     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Arts & Communities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Arts and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Journal of Bioethical Inquiry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Cultural Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Cultural Geography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Journal of Data Mining and Digital Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 25)
Journal of Developing Societies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Family Theory & Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Franco-Irish Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Happiness Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Journal of Interactive Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Intercultural Communication Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Intercultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Interdisciplinary History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Labor Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Journal of Medical Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 33)
Journal of Modern Greek Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Modern Jewish Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Open Humanities Data     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Semantics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of the Musical Arts in Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Visual Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Journal Sampurasun : Interdisciplinary Studies for Cultural Heritage     Open Access  
Jurisprudence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Jurnal Sosial Humaniora     Open Access  
L'Orientation scolaire et professionnelle     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
La lettre du Collège de France     Open Access  
La Revue pour l’histoire du CNRS     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Lagos Notes and Records     Full-text available via subscription  
Language and Intercultural Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Language Resources and Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Law and Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Law, Culture and the Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Le Portique     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Leadership     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Legal Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Legon Journal of the Humanities     Full-text available via subscription  
Letras : Órgano de la Facultad de Letras y Ciencias Huamans     Open Access  
Literary and Linguistic Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Litnet Akademies : 'n Joernaal vir die Geesteswetenskappe, Natuurwetenskappe, Regte en Godsdienswetenskappe     Open Access  
Lwati : A Journal of Contemporary Research     Full-text available via subscription  
Measurement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Medical Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
Medieval Encounters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Médiévales     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Mélanges de la Casa de Velázquez     Partially Free   (Followers: 1)
Memory Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Mens : revue d'histoire intellectuelle et culturelle     Full-text available via subscription  
Messages, Sages and Ages     Open Access  
Mind and Matter     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Mneme - Revista de Humanidades     Open Access  
Modern Italy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Motivation Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Mouseion     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Mouseion: Journal of the Classical Association of Canada     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Museum International Edition Francaise     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
National Academy Science Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Nationalities Papers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Natures Sciences Sociétés     Full-text available via subscription  
Neophilologus     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
New German Critique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)

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Journal Cover AFRREV IJAH : An International Journal of Arts and Humanities
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   ISSN (Print) 2227-5452
   Published by African Journals Online Homepage  [266 journals]
  • Taylor and Francis Journals under the critical lens of readability

    • Authors: William Kodom Gyasi
      Abstract: Academic journals are channels through which research findings are presented. They are said to be the most potent means of communication in the academic community; hence, they must be as readable as possible. This paper evaluated the readability of the topmost 11 journals published by the Taylor and Francis group. Purposive sampling technique was used to select the 11 journals used for the study. Flesch Reading Ease (FRE) and Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level (FKGL) indexes were used to compute the readability scores. Measures of central tendencies, one sample (with bootstrapping) T-test, and bar graph (with standard error bars) were used for data analysis. The results showed that they are practically unreadable when compared to the standard readability score.Keywords: Readability, Research Article, Academic Communication, Taylor & Francis, Flesch Reading Ease, Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level
      PubDate: 2017-06-05
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2017)
  • Examining ambiguities in film titles: the Nigerian situation

    • Authors: Michael Alozie Nwala, Bridget Princewill-Nwaduwa
      Abstract: The paper investigated ambiguous film titles with specific reference to films in Nigeria. It observed that film titles which are meant to serve as initial appraisal and forerunners of films that light up the interest of the consumers and promote patronage are usually scripted in mind-boggling ambiguous expressions, which make them prone to multiple interpretations. Using the pragma-syntactic theoretical framework, a total of ten ambiguous film titles randomly selected across the length and breadth of Nigeria were analysed. The analysis showed the possible interpretations of each of the selected titles, their related syntactic structures and the usefulness of pragmatics in interpreting film titles. The paper finally recommended that pragmatic features and discourse primes such as inference, implicature, linguistic context among others should always be taken into account before any film title is interpreted.Keywords: Pragmatics, syntax, ambiguity, inference, implicature, illocutionary and context
      PubDate: 2017-06-05
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2017)
  • African philosophy of development as expressed in Shona proverbs

    • Authors: Angeline Masowa, Zvinashe Mamvura
      Abstract: The paper examined the African philosophy of development as it is expressed in Shona proverbs. It analysed the African people’s perspectives with regards to the question of development as expressed in their arts and beliefs. The proverbs analysed in this article candidly express perspectives on development among the Shona people of Zimbabwe. There has always been an intricate relationship between art and life and this paper is mainly based on the assumption that African oral art forms are used to formulate models of development. Particular reference is given to the socio-economic aspect of development and how this is emphasised and outlined in Shona proverbial lore. The Afrocentric theory is used in our analysis of the subject under study. The researchers argued that the aspects of Ubuntu and communalism that are emphasised in most of the proverbs to be analysed contribute a lot to development and we consequently argued that there is a lot to be drawn from Shona proverbs and that can be used to solve Africa’s numerous problems, the socio- economic problem being chief among them.Keywords: Proverbs, Shona
      PubDate: 2017-06-05
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2017)
  • Theatrical performance as social work in Nigeria

    • Authors: Ilami Clive Krama
      Abstract: Every day people experience crises which manifest in poor or inability to make use of thinking faculties to decide on adequate plans to solve them. To solve everyday problems people must use habitual patterns of adaptation to restore and maintain their usual level of social functioning. The complexities of urban situations in Nigeria have made people go through different forms of crisis that range from emotional, physical, psychological, medical, social and economic. There are several means of treatment, techniques and methods for solving human crisis but the method explored in this work is the use of theatrical performances. The performances intended here include the theatre, stand-up comedy, music studies and dance performances. Therefore, implied in this paper is the assumption that theatrical performances are intervention treatment for crisis situations.Keywords: theatre, social work, performance, treatment
      PubDate: 2017-06-05
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2017)
  • From subversive othering to Utopian imagining: gendered vision and
           revision in Vincent Egbuson’s Womandela

    • Authors: Kazeem Adebiyi-Adelabu
      Abstract: The article examined the representation of the African woman in a twenty-first century Nigerian novel, Vincent Egbuson’s Womandela. Critical attention is shifted from the popular feminist reading of African literature which privileges areas of immediate discomfort for the African woman, that is, domestic/marital, cultural and economic issues. My critical lens focused on the issue of political empowerement of the African woman. The article acknowledged the fact that African women in pre-colonial era enjoyed great political power in varying degrees in different communities, it then proceeded to analyse how Egbuson subverts the contemporary political emasculation of the African woman by drawing on the legend of the late South African President, Nelson Mandela to produce an African female political amazon. The analysis revealed the use of Othering, syntactic deconstruction of some nominals and pronominals, myth reversal and onomastic neologism as strategies of relocating African women from the margin to the centre, specifically to the political centre.Keywords: Other, Othering, the African woman, Vincent Egbuson, Womandela, Subversion
      PubDate: 2017-06-05
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2017)
  • Chinua Achebe and Albert Camus: Okonkwo's suicide in Things Fall
           Apart and The Vision of the Absurd

    • Authors: M.H.S. Minima, Peter Nyah
      Abstract: This paper discussed Camus’ Vision of the Absurd as demonstrated by Chinua Achebe in Things Fall Apart through his Character, Okonkwo. Using sociological and psychological details, it considered the issue of suicide as the absurd outcome of an upsetting effect of the new world order and a contradiction or divorce between man and his setting. This paper also brought to bear the unacceptable terms of life under a treacherous and alien government where the governed would prefer death to a life of compromise and of cowardice.
      PubDate: 2017-06-05
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2017)
  • Modernization and its effect on cultural heritage in south-western Nigeria

    • Authors: Pamela Eze-Uzomaka, John Akintunde Oloidi
      Abstract: The Yoruba of Nigeria have some rich cultural heritages which have been impacted by Western acculturation. Two Yoruba communities, Ado and Igede-Ekiti with such valuable cultural heritage were used for this study. The effects of Western acculturation and modernization which may be through Christianity and formal education were examined. It was discovered that these cultural elements and activities have negatively been impacted on. Some cultural practices are either going or have gone into extinction while others are gradually abandoned. This research highlighted some of the traditional activities of the people of Ado and Igede-Ekiti, and examined the impacts of westernization on them. Findings from the research indicated that modernization has both beneficial and adverse effects on the entire tradition of the people but the negative impacts are more pronounced. This research suggested some solutions to the problems facing cultural activities and recommended that, in this contemporary period, urgent measures should be taken to salvage and rescue these heritages using modern methods and equipment. This will help national integration and development.Keywords: Westernization, indigenous, values, tradition, contemporary
      PubDate: 2017-06-05
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2017)
  • Kola nut: revisiting the Igbo socio-cultural values and identity

    • Authors: John Okwudiri Obineche
      Abstract: In every human culture exists a mark of identification which portrays their homogeneity as an entity. In this regard, this paper is a reminiscent of the history of kolanut as a significant socio-cultural symbol of identification of the Igbo origin of hospitality, unity and integration. Although scholars have written extensively on kolanut as generally significant in Nigeria heterogeneity: grown and harvested in commercial quantity in the west (Yorubas), consumed almost as food in the north (Hausas), and is mythically celebrated and ritualized by the Igbos of south east Nigeria. From the historical and phenomenological perspectives, it is discovered that although there are two types of kolanut consumed in Nigeria; cola acuminate and cola nitida (oji Igbo and gworo), the meaning and symbol of Oji Igbo (cola acuminate) in particular, is more valued in Igbo tradition where its sacredness is attached to the foundation of Igbo Origin (Ntu Ala Igbo), and a marriage covenant between the spirit and the humans. Sources gathered through interviews, participant observations and secondary materials show that “Oji Igbo” is so significant that no social, religious and traditional celebration in Igboland is deemed complete and meaningful without it. It is regrettably observed also that this cherished kolanut cultural identity is almost at the verge of extinction especially among the young and modern day Igbos who tend to abandon the kolanut value and identity on the altar of modernization and globalization. This paper therefore called for a socio-cultural and religious revival of the Igbo kolanut culture as an indefatigable mark of Igbo foundation and identity.Keywords: Kolanut, Igbo, value, identity, cola acuminate and cola nitida (oji Igbo and gworo)
      PubDate: 2017-06-05
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2017)
  • The Dasukigate and peace building: hangover of military professionalism or
           corruption incarnate

    • Authors: Salihu Mohammed Niworu
      Abstract: Election is an important component of democracy because it avails the citizenry the opportunity to choose the best among candidates that presented themselves for election. For the electioneering process to be free and fair, liberal democracy gives room for the circulation of elites from all fields of endeavor to politics. This is what informed the dominance of serving and retired military officers in Nigerian government and politics. These are men trained to manage violence and restore peace. They achieve this peace because military organizations and military regimes possess certain characteristics that differentiate them from the civil society. Such notable characteristics are professionalism, hierarchy of command, discipline, solidarity and cohesion (esprit de corps). These are the attributes that retired military men are expected to exhibit in their new status and responsibilities in the civil society by fair distribution of the wealth of the nation in order to meet the yeaning and aspirations of Nigerians. It is against this backdrop, that this paper analyzed the Dasuki gate and its effect on peace building and democratic consolidation in Nigeria. The paper concluded that Dasuki’s military professional training and discipline has been jettisoned for corrupt primitive accumulation which consequently breach the peace of the nation by escalating Boko Haram insurgency. The paper recommended that the money recovered from Dasukigate be used prudently in providing succor for the less privileged Nigerians.Keywords: Corruption, Electoral Fraud, Insurgency, Poverty
      PubDate: 2017-06-05
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2017)
  • Effects of caffeine and anxiety level on psychomotor performance

    • Authors: Idowu Michael Ogunkuade
      Abstract: The study investigated the effects of caffeine and anxiety level on psychomotor performance. Sixty-eight (68) volunteer male and female students who were randomly selected from different academic faculties at the University of Lagos participated in this study. Their ages ranged from 18 to 32 years, with body weights between 55 and 65 kg. Pre-test, post-test control group experimental design was used in this research. The independent variables are caffeine and anxiety level of the participants. While the dependent variable is the psychomotor performance of the participants. Parametric statistical tests, including analysis of covariance test, t-dependent test and t-independent test were used for the data analyses. The results showed that low anxiety level group performed better on psychomotor task after taking caffeine content: (p<.05, df=33, ct=5.32, st=1.7); high anxiety level group did not perform poorly on psychomotor task after the administration of caffeine:(p>0.05, df=33, ct=1.51, st=1.7); males in high anxiety level group performed better than females in high anxiety level group on psychomotor task after taking caffeine: (p<0.05, df=33, ct=2.55, st=1.7); females with low anxiety level did not perform better than males with low anxiety level on psychomotor task after the administration of caffeine: (p>0.05, df=33, ct=0.17, st=1.7) and lastly, high anxiety level group performed better than the low anxiety level group before and after taking caffeine: (p<0.05, df=66, ct=2.13, st=1.67) It was generally found that caffeine affects different people in different ways with regards to their anxiety levels. The findings were discussed in terms of their potentials in enhancing our knowledge of issues concerning the use of caffeine by people of different levels of anxiety in pursuit of psychomotor tasks.Keywords: caffeine, anxiety level, psychomotor performance, effects
      PubDate: 2017-06-05
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2017)
  • Effect of capacity building on organizational performance of multipurpose
           cooperative societies in Osun State of Nigeria

    • Authors: Frank Nwankwo, Taiwo Abdulahi Olabisi, Faith Onwuchekwa
      Abstract: Cooperative organization is a business model that has some significant potential towards economic development of Nigeria. Some of these potentials include employment generation poverty reduction; enhance gross domestic product (GDP); as well as rural development. But, before cooperative could be able to play these roles they need capacity building that will enhance their performance effectively. As such the study examined the effect of capacity building on the organizational performance of multipurpose cooperatives in Osun central federal senatorial district of Osun state, Nigeria. Data were obtained from 529 purposively selected management committee members across the study area. Data obtained were analyzed and evidence from the study revealed that, capacity building activities were well established among the cooperatives across the study area (Osun central district). The finding also revealed that the opinion of the respondents unanimously agreed to the indicators used in measuring the performance of their cooperative, and this was affirmed by the hypothesis two (H02). Also, there was strong evidence from the study that capacity building has a strong effect on the performance of the cooperative and this finding correlate with the results of other studies. Therefore, in order to strengthen the capacity building in cooperative for effective and efficient performance of their organization, the following recommendations are made; there is need for re-orientation and sensitization of members and the employees of the cooperative so as to enhance their knowledge on the importance and benefit of capacity building. Also, the cooperative should try as much as they could to integrate and diversify their investment. Finally, the government should assist by making cooperative extension services compulsory and accessible to all cooperatives.Keywords: Capacity building; Organizational Performance and multipurpose cooperative society
      PubDate: 2017-06-05
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2017)
  • Empirical assessment of frauds on banks’ liquidity: evidence from

    • Authors: John C. Imegi, Sunday Oseiweh Ogbeide
      Abstract: The study examined the effects of frauds on the liquidity position of banks in the Nigerian banking sector using time series data for the period 1994 to 2015. The study used unit root test to determine the stationary state of the variables. It also employed the Johansson co-integration and error correction model (ECM) statistical techniques to establish both short-run and long-run dynamic relationships between the endogenous and exogenous variables. The findings revealed that total number of fraud cases, actual amount involved in the fraud and the loss associated with it negatively affect banks liquidity position in the long- run, though the effect is not as strong as in the short run. The paper concluded that fraud is a key variable that depletes the banks’ ability to meet up with short term obligation as well as impinge on the ability to effectively maximize the wealth of the shareholders. The study therefore suggested that the services of the forensic accountants should be given utmost priority by banks and all concerned stakeholders so as to constantly and effectively monitor the internal control system, report levels of frauds, as well as come up with a model to fight the effect of frauds on banks’ operation. The CBN and other law enforcement agencies should come up with stiffer penalties for any perpetrator of frauds of any nature and categories in the banking sector. This will help to create sanity and serve as deterrent to the other would be perpetrators of frauds. Another peculiar aspect that should be empirically examined is banks’ staff involvement in frauds and forgeries and how they impact on the banking sector operations and liquidity position.Keywords: Liquidity, number of fraud cases, actual loss, amount involved in fraud cases
      PubDate: 2017-06-05
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2017)
  • Forensic accounting and fraudulent practices in the Nigerian public sector

    • Authors: Fyneface N. Akani, Sunday Oseiweh Ogbeide
      Abstract: The broad objective of this study was to examine forensic accounting and fraudulent practices in the Nigerian public sector. The specific objective was to find out if there exists a significant relationship between forensic accounting and fraudulent practices in Nigerian public sector. The study employed the survey descriptive research design. The study population consisted of all public institutions in Edo State, Nigeria. However, ten (10) government establishments, both Federal and State owned, were randomly selected. Structured four-scale Likert-type questionnaire was used as the research instrument to elicit responses from the respondents who were mainly internal auditors, chief accountants, executive directors and directors of the selected institutions. The data were analyzed using frequency counts and simple percentages method. Findings made indicated that there is a significant relationship between forensic accounting and reduction of fraudulent practices in the Nigerian public sector; and the prevalence of fraudulent practices in the Nigerian public sector has brought set back to the economy, untold hardship to the citizens and shame to the country in general before the international communities. It is therefore recommended that government and regulatory authorities need to ensure the provision of standards and guidelines to regulate forensic activities and above all, Nigerians should embrace integrity, objectivity, fairness and accountability in their day-to-day activities particularly in the public sector.Keywords: Forensic accounting, fraudulent practices, frauds, forensic accountants
      PubDate: 2017-06-05
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2017)
  • Internal population displacement and its aftermath on Nigerian political
           economy: an enduring colonial template

    • Authors: Salihu Muhammed Niworu
      Abstract: The paper interrogated the corporate existence of Nigeria and raised some fundamental questions regarding reasons for discontent, violent conflicts and internal population displacement in Nigeria given her enormous resources, both human and material. The paper through intensive content analysis provided answers to these questions. Some of the findings include that the issue of discontent is because the political class refused to delink from the exploitative orientation of the colonial past. They siphon public fund for private use, the same way the colonial lords exploited Africa’s resources for their home industrialization. Consequently, quality infrastructure and economic empowerment elude Nigerians. As a result of the discontentment and people’s urge to fend for themselves, violent conflicts often erupt which always result to mass displacement of people. The paper suggested among others that, government should prioritize and provide to the citizenry public consumption goods such as roads, health facilities, education, shelter, pipe borne water, occupational inputs, etc.
      PubDate: 2017-06-05
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2017)
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