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3L : Language, Linguistics, Literature     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
@nalyses     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
a/b : Auto/Biography Studies : Journal of The Autobiography Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Abgadiyat     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Abusões     Open Access  
Ação Midiática : Estudos em Comunicação, Sociedade e Cultura     Open Access  
ACME : Annali della Facoltà di Studi Umanistici dell'Università degli Studi di Milano     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acquisition et interaction en langue étrangère     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Baltico-Slavica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Literaria     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Neophilologica     Open Access  
AFRREV IJAH : An International Journal of Arts and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Alea : Estudos Neolatinos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Aletria : Revista de Estudos de Literatura     Open Access  
Algazarra : Revista do Centro de Pesquisa Comunicação e Cultura : Barroco e Mestiçagem     Open Access  
Alpha (Osorno)     Open Access  
American Book Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
American Journal of Philology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
American Literary Realism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
Anagramas : Rumbos y Sentidos de la Comunicación     Open Access  
Anales Galdosianos     Full-text available via subscription  
Âncora : Revista Latino-Americana de Jornalismo     Open Access  
andererseits : Yearbook of Transatlantic German Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Aniki : Revista Portuguesa da Imagem em Movimento     Open Access  
ANTARES (Letras e Humanidades)     Open Access  
Anuari de Filologia. Llengües i Literatures Modernes     Open Access  
Anuário de Literatura     Open Access  
Anuario Lope de Vega. Texto, literatura, cultura     Open Access  
Appalachian Heritage     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Arbitrium     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Arcadia - International Journal for Literary Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Arethusa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Argumentation et analyse du discours     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Arizona Quarterly: A Journal of American Literature, Culture, and Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Ars Aeterna     Open Access  
Artelogie     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arthuriana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Artl@s Bulletin     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arts et Savoirs     Open Access  
Asia Minor Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Atalanta : Revista de las Letras Barrocas     Open Access  
Atalaya     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Australian Journal of French Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Australian Literary Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Azalea: Journal of Korean Literature & Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Babel     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Balkanologie : Revue d'Études Pluridisciplinaires     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication     Open Access  
Barnboken : Journal of Children's Literature Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Between     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Biblioteca Escolar em Revista     Open Access  
Biography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Black Camera     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Boletim de Pesquisa NELIC     Open Access  
Book History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 123)
Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
boundary 2     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Brasiliana - Journal for Brazilian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bronte Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Brookings-Wharton Papers on Financial Services     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Brumal. Revista de investigación sobre lo Fantástico     Open Access  
Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Bunron : Zeitschrift für literaturwissenschaftliche Japanforschung     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Byron Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Byzantinische Zeitschrift     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Byzantion Nea Hellás     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Caderno de Letras     Open Access  
Caderno Seminal     Open Access  
Cadernos de Letras da UFF     Open Access  
Cahiers Balkaniques     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers d'histoire. Revue d'histoire critique     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Cahiers de civilisation espagnole contemporaine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers de littérature orale     Open Access  
Cahiers de recherches médiévales et humanistes     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cahiers du Monde Russe     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cahiers d’études italiennes     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Cahiers franco-canadiens de l'Ouest     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Callaloo     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Cambridge Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Carnets : Revue électronique d'études françaises     Open Access  
Carte Italiane     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Catedral Tomada. Revista de crítica literaria latinoamericana     Open Access  
CELEHIS : Revista del Centro de Letras Hispanoamericanas     Open Access  
Cervantes : Bulletin of the Cervantes Society of America     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Ceræ: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Chasqui. Revista Latinoamericana de Comunicación     Open Access  
Children's Literature Association Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Chloe: Beihefte zum Daphnis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Chrétiens et sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cipango     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cipango - French Journal of Japanese Studies. English Selection     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Claraboia     Open Access  
CLCWeb : Comparative Literature and Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
CLEaR     Open Access  
Cognitive Studies : Études cognitives     Open Access  
College Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Colorado Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Comparative Critical Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Comparative Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 36)
Comparative Literature Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 28)
Comparative Mythology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Comunicação & Sociedade     Open Access  
Configurations     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Conradiana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Contemporary Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Contemporary Pacific     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Contemporary Women's Writing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
COnTEXTES     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CR : The New Centennial Review     Full-text available via subscription  
Criticism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Criticón     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Cuadernos AISPI     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Ilustración y Romanticismo     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Rusística Española     Open Access  
Cuadernos LIRICO : Revista de la Red Interuniversitaria de Estudios sobre las Literaturas Rioplatenses Contemporáneas en Francia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuban Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Cultures et conflits     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Current Narratives     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Current Objectives of Postgraduate American Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Current Writing : Text and Reception in Southern Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
De Signos y Sentidos     Open Access  
De Zeventiende Eeuw. Cultuur in de Nederlanden in interdisciplinair perspectief     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Yearbook     Hybrid Journal  
Dialektika : Jurnal Bahasa, Sastra, dan Pendidikan Bahasa dan Sastra Indonesia     Open Access  
Diálogos Latinoamericanos     Open Access  
Dicenda. Cuadernos de Filología Hispánica     Open Access  
Dickens Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Diegesis : Interdisziplinäres E-Journal für Erzählforschung     Open Access  
Discours     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Dix-Neuf     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
DQR Studies in Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Drammaturgia     Open Access  
Dublin James Joyce Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Dutch Crossing : Journal of Low Countries Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
e-Journal of Linguistics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
E-rea     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
e-Scripta Romanica     Open Access  
e-Spania     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
e-TEALS     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Early American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Early Modern Culture Online     Open Access   (Followers: 37)
Ecotone     Full-text available via subscription  
Ecozon@ : European Journal of Literature, Culture and Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
EDGE - A Graduate Journal for German and Scandinavian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Educação & Linguagem     Open Access  
Eighteenth-Century Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
El Hilo de la Fabula     Open Access  
ELH     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
ELOPE : English Language Overseas Perspectives and Enquiries     Open Access  
Emily Dickinson Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
English in Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
English in Aotearoa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
English in Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
English in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
English Literature in Transition 1880-1920     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
English Studies in Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
English Text Construction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
English: Journal of the English Association     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Enthymema     Open Access  
Entrelaces     Open Access  
Epiphany     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
ESC: English Studies in Canada     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Escritura e Imagen     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Eslavística Complutense     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Essays in Criticism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Essays in French Literature and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Estudios de Literatura Colombiana     Open Access  
Estudios de Teoría Literaria - Revista digital: artes, letras y humanidades     Open Access  
Estudios Ingleses de la Universidad Complutense     Open Access  
Estudis de Literatura Oral Popular / Studies in Oral Folk Literature     Open Access  
Études canadiennes / Canadian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Études de lettres     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Études Épistémè     Open Access  
Études françaises     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Études littéraires     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Eugene O’Neill Review     Full-text available via subscription  
European Journal of Life Writing     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
European Romantic Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
ExELL : Explorations in English Language and Linguistics     Open Access  
Exercices de Rhétorique     Open Access  
Figurationen     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Fólio : Revista de Letras     Open Access  
Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
French Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
French Studies in Southern Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
FronteiraZ. Revista do Programa de Estudos Pós-Graduados em Literatura e Crítica Literária     Open Access  
Galatasaray Üniversitesi Iletişim Dergisi     Open Access  
Genre     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Genre & histoire     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
George Herbert Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
German Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
Globe : A Journal of Language, Culture and Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Goethe Yearbook     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Gothic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)

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  • Taylor and Francis Journals under the critical lens of readability
           analysis

    • 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
           Nigeria

    • 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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