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3C Empresa     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
A contrario     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Abant İzzet Baysal Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Abordajes : Revista de Ciencias Sociales y Humanas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
About Performance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Academicus International Scientific Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Access     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
ACCESS: Critical Perspectives on Communication, Cultural & Policy Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
ACCORD Occasional Paper     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Accountability in Research: Policies and Quality Assurance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Acta Academica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Acta Scientiarum. Human and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Acta Universitatis Sapientiae, Philologica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Adıyaman Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi     Open Access  
Administrative Science Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 148)
Administrative Theory & Praxis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Adultspan Journal     Hybrid Journal  
Advances in Appreciative Inquiry     Hybrid Journal  
Advocate: Newsletter of the National Tertiary Education Union     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
África     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Africa Spectrum     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
African Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 60)
African Renaissance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
African Research Review     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
African Social Science Review     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Afyon Kocatepe Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi     Open Access  
Ágora : revista de divulgação científica     Open Access  
Akademik İncelemeler Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Akademika : Journal of Southeast Asia Social Sciences and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Al-Mabsut : Jurnal Studi Islam dan Sosial     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Alliage     Free  
Alteridade     Open Access  
American Communist History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
ANALES de la Universidad Central del Ecuador     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anales de la Universidad de Chile     Open Access  
Analysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Andamios. Revista de Investigacion Social     Open Access  
Anemon Muş Alparslan Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi     Open Access  
Annals of Humanities and Development Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40)
Annuaire de l’EHESS     Open Access  
Anthropocene Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Anthurium : A Caribbean Studies Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Approches inductives : Travail intellectuel et construction des connaissances     Full-text available via subscription  
Apuntes : Revista de Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
Apuntes de Investigación del CECYP     Open Access  
Arbor     Open Access  
Argomenti. Rivista di economia, cultura e ricerca sociale     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Argumentos. Revista de crítica social     Open Access  
Around the Globe     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Arquivos do CMD : Cultura, Memória e Desenvolvimento     Open Access  
Articulo - Journal of Urban Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Asia Pacific Journal of Sport and Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Asian Journal of Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Asian Journal of Social Sciences and Management Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Asian Social Science     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Astrolabio     Open Access  
Atatürk Dergisi     Open Access  
Australasian Review of African Studies, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Aboriginal Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Psychodrama Association Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Australian Journal of Emergency Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Australian Journal on Volunteering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Balkan Journal of Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Bandung : Journal of the Global South     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
BARATARIA. Revista Castellano-Manchega de Ciencias sociales     Open Access  
Basic and Applied Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
Basic Income Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Bayero Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences     Open Access  
Berkeley Undergraduate Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Big Data & Society     Open Access   (Followers: 29)
Bildhaan : An International Journal of Somali Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
BMC Medical Ethics     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Bodhi : An Interdisciplinary Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Body Image     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
BOGA : Basque Studies Consortium Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Boletín Cultural y Bibliográfico     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Border Crossing : Transnational Working Papers     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Brain and Cognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Brasiliana - Journal for Brazilian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
British Review of New Zealand Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Bulletin de l’Institut Français d’Études Andines     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Caderno CRH     Open Access  
California Italian Studies Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
California Journal of Politics and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Caminho Aberto : Revista de Extensão do IFSC     Open Access  
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Caribbean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Carl Beck Papers in Russian and East European Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Catalan Social Sciences Review     Open Access  
Catalyst : A Social Justice Forum     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Catholic Social Science Review     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
CBU International Conference Proceedings     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cemoti, Cahiers d'études sur la méditerranée orientale et le monde turco-iranien     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Challenges     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
China Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Chinese Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Ciencia e Interculturalidad     Open Access  
Ciencia y Sociedad     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciencia, Cultura y Sociedad     Open Access  
Ciencias Holguin     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciências Sociais Unisinos     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ciencias Sociales y Educación     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CienciaUAT     Open Access  
Citizen Science : Theory and Practice     Open Access  
Citizenship Teaching & Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Ciudad Paz-ando     Open Access  
Civilizar Ciencias Sociales y Humanas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Civitas - Revista de Ciências Sociais     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Claroscuro     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CLIO América     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cogent Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cognitive and Behavioral Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Colección Académica de Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Communication, Politics & Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Communities, Children and Families Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Compendium     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Comprehensive Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Comuni@cción     Open Access  
Comunitania : Revista Internacional de Trabajo Social y Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Confluenze Rivista di Studi Iberoamericani     Open Access  
Contemporary Journal of African Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Contemporary Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Contribuciones desde Coatepec     Open Access  
Convergencia     Open Access  
Corporate Reputation Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
CRDCN Research Highlight / RCCDR en évidence     Open Access  
Creative and Knowledge Society     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Creative Approaches to Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Critical Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Critical Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Critical Studies on Terrorism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Crossing the Border : International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
CTheory     Open Access  
Cuadernos de la Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales - Universidad Nacional de Jujuy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuadernos Interculturales     Open Access  
Cultural Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Cultural Trends     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Culturales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Culturas. Revista de Gestión Cultural     Open Access  
Culture Mandala : The Bulletin of the Centre for East-West Cultural and Economic Studies     Open Access  
Culture Scope     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
De Prácticas y Discursos. Cuadernos de Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
Demographic Research     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Derecho y Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Desacatos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Desafios     Open Access  
Desenvolvimento em Questão     Open Access  
Developing Practice : The Child, Youth and Family Work Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Diálogo     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
DIFI Family Research and Proceedings     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Discourse & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 64)
Distinktion : Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Doct-Us Journal     Open Access  
Drustvena istrazivanja     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict: Pathways toward terrorism and genocide     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
e-Gnosis     Open Access  
e-Hum : Revista das Áreas de Humanidade do Centro Universitário de Belo Horizonte     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
E-Journal of Cultural Studies     Open Access  
Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Économie et Solidarités     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Education, Business and Society : Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues     Hybrid Journal  
Égypte - Monde arabe     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Electoral Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Electronic Journal of Radical Organisation Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Empiria. Revista de metodología de ciencias sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Encuentros Multidisciplinares     Open Access  
Enseñanza de las Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Entramado     Open Access  
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion : An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Equidad y Desarrollo     Open Access  
Espace populations sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 1)     Open Access  
Estudios Avanzados     Open Access  
Estudios Fronterizos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Estudios Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Estudios Sociales     Open Access  
Ethics and Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Ethiopian Journal of the Social Sciences and Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Ethnic and Racial Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
Ethnobotany Research & Applications : a journal of plants, people and applied research     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Études canadiennes / Canadian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Études rurales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Eureka Street     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
European Journal of Futures Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
European Journal of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
European Online Journal of Natural and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies - Revista Europea de Estudios Latinoamericanos y del Caribe     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
European Review of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
European View     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
European Yearbook of Minority Issues Online     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Exchanges : the Warwick Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ExT : Revista de Extensión de la UNC     Open Access  
Families, Relationships and Societies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Family Matters     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)

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  • The Address on Umueri Airport City Project: A Template for Leadership in

    • Authors: O. Jason Osai, Sam B. Kalagbor
      Abstract: In one of the episodes of his incisive and critically acclaimed public affairs commentary series, Common Sense, Senator Ben Murray-Bruce of Bayelsa State conducted a performance evaluation of governors in Nigeria in which he placed Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State at the top bracket. Bruce concluded the episode with the recommendation that other State governments should emulate Anambra by striving for self-sufficiency towards departing from what has been referred to as babiyala syndrome of Nigeria federalism. By uncanny coincidence on April 11, 2017, as the sun let its light shine in a peculiar display of its kaleidoscopic effulgence from the centre of our solar system, Governor Obiano prayed that God should bless the shining light that Anambra people bear as he addressed the State on the proposed Umueri Airport City Project. The paper subjected the words, inferences and essence of the address to critical analysis from various perspectives of leadership, good governance and development studies; it discussed leadership and its capacity to motivate people towards striving for excellence and, ultimately, the achievement of collective goals. In concluding, the paper held that the address is: (1) pivotal in the affairs of Anambra State especially given the realities of the current economic recession; (2) a powerful wakeup call on the people of the State urging them to let the light of their entrepreneurial and can-do spirit shine towards economic emancipation of the people and the State; and (3) a template that governors of other States, especially those who are obviously not performing effectively, should adopt and adapt towards efficiency and effectiveness in leadership and governance at the subnational level of Nigeria.Key Words: Can-do spirit, self-sufficiency, economic diversification, Build- Operate-Manage-and-Transfer, babiyala federalism
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 3
  • Slave Factor in the Development of Bida Emirate: 1857-1900

    • Authors: Mohammed Lawal Salahu
      Abstract: Growth and development in the socio-cultural, political and economic activities in different societies of the world created a considerable gap and stratification among and between people. The societies thus came to be divided between the rich and the poor, the rulers and the ruled or the learned and not which made people to enter into definite relations at different level. This led to the development of institution of slavery to satisfy ones needs across the world. In Nupe land, as in some other societies of the world, the institution predates 19th century emirate period. However, the paper is concerned with the institution of slavery and its impact on the emirate of Bida. The paper using content analysis concluded that slave factor played significant role in the 19th century development of the emirate
      Key Words: Slave, Slavery, Development, Bida Emirate.
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 3
  • The Impact of Infrastructural Development on Nigeria's Industrial

    • Authors: Kingdom Eke Orji, Ibibia Lucky Worika, Nsikan Umofia
      Abstract: The importance of infrastructure to the industrial sector of any economy cannot be overlooked, thus making its development key to the survival of the sector. The purpose of this study is to analyse the effects of infrastructure on the industrial sector of Nigeria. In that vein, ordinary least square method of regression analysis was adopted, using time series data spanning from 1990 to 2015. Industry value-added (% of GDP) was used as an indicator of Nigeria’s industrial sector performance, while index of electricity consumption, gross capital formation, and federal government spending on transport and communication were used as indicators for infrastructural development. The results of the regression showed that the index of electricity consumption exerted a positive but insignificant impact on industry value-added; gross capital formation and federal government spending had a negative but significant impact on industry value-added on industry value-added (on a 5% confidence level). The study recommended that measures to revamp and maintain the power sector of Nigeria must be taken seriously to ensure better supply of power. It was also recommended that corruption be curbed and projects, for which funds are disbursed, be properly monitored so as to ensure that efficient and long-lasting infrastructure will be built and properly maintained to encourage greater industrial output.Key Words: Industrial sector, Infrastructure, Power supply.
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 3
  • Targeted or Restrictive: Impact of U.S. and EU Sanctions on Education and
           Healthcare of Zimbabweans

    • Authors: Chidiebere C. Ogbonna
      Abstract: Since the end of the Cold War, the use of sanctions as a soft approach in international diplomacy has gained pre-eminence among states that want to influence the perception and behaviour of other states. In 2001, the United States (U.S.) through the adoption of the Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery Act (ZIDERA) imposed targeted sanctions against selected Zimbabwean officials. Similarly, in 2002, the European Union (EU) imposed sanctions that it officially referred to as restrictive measures against Robert Mugabe and some of his allies. These sanctions were meant to influence a change in the behaviour of the Mugabe regime, particularly in the area of democracy, human rights and the rule of law. Unfortunately, after more than a decade and a half, sanctions have still been unable to achieve its set goals; instead, there are daunting records of their gloomy impact on the rights and well-being of ordinary and otherwise innocent civilians. This study focuses on the impact of U.S. targeted sanctions and EU restrictive measures on the right to education and healthcare of Zimbabweans. The study concluded that the use of sanctions is not a plausible way of resolving international disagreements and conflicts, and instead advocated for the adoption of non-violent approaches to conflict resolution.
      Key Words: Sanctions, Civilian Population, Economic Impact, Democracy, Human Rights.
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 3
  • Corporate Governance and Tax Planning Among Non-Financial Quoted Companies
           in Nigeria

    • Authors: Rafiu Oyesola Salawu
      Abstract: The study examined the impact of corporate governance on tax planning of non-financial quoted companies in Nigeria between 2004 and 2014.A sample of fifty (50) companies out of 151 non-financial quoted companies that covers 10 sectors were purposively selected on stratified random sampling basis. The data used in the analysis were collected from the audited financial statement of the selected non-financial quoted companies in Nigeria and Nigeria Stock Exchange Fact books and analysed using generalizes method of moments (GMM). The result showed that there is positive and significantly relationship between Effective Tax Rates (ETR) and firm value (TobinQ). The positive relationship as shown in the result implies that tax planning activities has not be benefiting the increase in firm value.All the variables such as leverage (LEV), Liquidity (LIQ), Net Working Capital (NWC), Growth opportunities (MTB) and capital intensity (CIN) were found to have a positive and significant relationship with the firm value.The recommendation thus is that firms need to institute more healthy tax planning practices and engage the services of professional tax consultants for higher firm value.
      Key Words: Tax Planning, Effective Tax Rate, Firm Value, Nigeria
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 3
  • Community Reaction to Corporate Social Responsibility Programmes in

    • Authors: Weston Chidyausiku, Taruvinga Muzingili
      Abstract: Multinational companies in Zimbabwe initiate and finance community projects through private partnership but the active involvement of beneficiaries in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programmes projects so that the felt needs of local communities are met has been queried. The study sought to analyse school capacity programme (SCP) being implemented by Delta Corporation in Macheke, Zimbabwe as a corporate social responsibility programmes and interrogated community participation in such projects. The qualitative methodology was utilised with focus group discussions and key informants interview being used as data collection tools. The availability and purposive sampling was employed to identify the study participants. It was revealed that Delta Corporation crafts its CSR policies at national level aiming at addressing poverty at community level. The study, however, revealed that community participation in CSR projects was obscure and the community leadership only played a passive role at project execution stage. The study recommended that government should be active in spearheading CSR initiatives through legislation to ensure that corporate social responsibility becomes an obligation for corporation instead of charity.Key Words: Corporate Social Responsibility, Delta Corporation, school capacity programme, Zimbabwe
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 3
  • Theatre Practice and Social Adjustment in Nigeria

    • Authors: Ilami Clive Krama
      Abstract: Current global stress has pushed both individual and social systems to limits. A plethora of schema has been tried for effective adjustment, particularly in Nigeria. `Most times the structures of adjustments are either untried processes or failed praxis from the western mileaux. Therefore, there is the renewed interest in exploring local institutions, resources and managers as contribution to the process of development based on local resources and cost saving production based on the aspirations of the people. The methodology employed is heuristic in providing a framework for utilizing local alternatives in the pursuit of national development. The modest recommendation is that local processes are rational and possess the right capabilities to sustain improvement in quality life in Nigeria.
      Key words: Theatre, Practice, Social, Adjustment
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 3
  • Technologising Orality: A Reflection on Femi Lasode’s

    • Authors: Niyi Adebanjo
      Abstract: Filmmakers have made recourse to traditional materials and oral aesthetics and blended them with technology in their narratives in order to achieve a unique film tradition. This paper assessed Lasode's deployment of oral and film aesthetics in reconstructing the story of the legendary hero-god, Sango. It focused on the narratology of the text, in its adaptation of oral materials. Relying on the concepts of adaptation and translation, the paper adopted character and thematic analytical approach. The paper established that, the film-text has combined technology with orality to present Sango, not only as a legendary figure who inundation his world with mystic grandeur but a tragic hero whose misfortune arises from the bitter politics of his time and whose moral lapses leave a pattern for the modern society to learn from. Technology is deployed to demonstrate the adaptability and continuous relevance of oral materials, (drum, songs, chant, gong, flute and myth) to achieve harmony between the past and the present. Furthermore, songs and drums become the non- human character, motivating, warning, instructing and informing humans in their interactions with one another. In all, Lasode used technology to demonstrate the adaptability and continual relevance of oral material in contemporary narratives.
      Key Words: technologising, orality, narratology, aesthetics and reconstruct
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 3
  • Investigating the Meaning of Newspaper Headlines: The Issue of Ambiguity

    • Authors: Michael Alozie Nwala, Blessing Akpevweoghene Umukoro
      Abstract: One of the major reasons why newspaper readers cannot effectively interpret the actual messages of writers by glancing at the headlines is because the headlines are almost often ambiguous. This makes newspaper readers to struggle in trying to give possible interpretations to the headlines which undeniably have more than one conceivable meaning. The paper investigated data collected from three Nigerian newspapers (Vanguard, Guardian and Punch) and qualitatively analysed them, identifying linguistic features which make the headlines ambiguous. The analyses revealed that newspaper headline is a type of in-house journalistic market strategy, which puts costumers on suspense with the sole aim of promoting readership and merchandise, and that interpretation of newspaper headlines should be hesitated until the entire text has been read. It is only through this that the exact operational and contextual interpretation of a headline can be precisely and accurately achieved.
      Key Words: Ambiguity, newspaper, headline, strategy, meaning, punchy, catchy
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 3
  • Citizenship Education as a Panacea for Political Stability in Nigeria

    • Authors: Usman Ugboga Koku
      Abstract: Nigeria today is grappling with political instability which is due to the socio-economic and political crisis which pushes the citizens to struggle to protect and promote their interests. This struggle by the citizens is a threat to the political stability of Nigeria. In order to address this prevailing condition, the paper believed that citizenship education is a veritable tool for solving the problem of political instability in Nigeria. The paper adopted descriptive and content analysis method. The paper opined that lack of political stability in Nigeria is due to lack of adequate attention to citizenship education in the country. The aim of this paper therefore, is to examine the role of citizenship education as a panacea for political stability in Nigeria and suggest how it could be realized.
      Key Words: citizenship education, political stability, governance
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 3
  • Differentiating Instruction in Early Childhood Care Education:
           Teachers’ Practice

    • Authors: A. O. Afurobi, A. C. Izuagba, P. C. Ifegbo, J. M. Opara
      Abstract: Differentiated instruction involves altering the implementation and design of the lesson and activities so that the needs of all children are met. Through it children use different pathways to explore and learn while taking away the same essential ideas and understanding on the content. The study sought to determine teachers’/caregivers practice in differentiating instruction in pre-primary classrooms in Owerri educational zone of Imo state. This descriptive survey is guided by three research questions and two hypotheses. Population comprised all teachers/caregivers in the government approved preprimary schools totaling 119. This number was purposively sampled. Instrument was a validated 17-item questionnaire and data generated were analysed using grand mean, percentages and chi square. Results show that teachers’ practice was very poor. Years of experience had influence on their practice but location did not. Recommendations made among others include the need to mount retraining and retooling programmes to improve teachers’/caregivers practice in differentiating instruction at this foundation level.Key words: childhood education, Differentiated instruction, teachers/ caregivers’
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 3
  • Principals’ Leadership Style and Staff Job Performance in Selected
           Secondary Schools in Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State, Nigeria

    • Authors: Goddey Wilson
      Abstract: This study examined the relationship between principals’ leadership style and staff job performance in Emohua Local Government Area of River State. The study was carried out within the period of 2007-2016 in secondary schools in Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State. Path-Goal theory was adopted as the theoretical framework of analysis for the study. We reviewed the concepts of leadership, leadership style, types of leadership and staff job performance. Questionnaire items and interview methods were used to elicit primary data, and documentary method was applied to collect secondary data for the study. A total of 210 questionnaires containing 21 questionnaire items each were administered, and 195 questionnaires were successfully retrieved without error and used for the study. The primary data were presented and analysed in tabular and percentage frequency. Content analysis was used to analyse the secondary data. The study findings identified 10 different leadership styles adopted by different principals in different secondary schools in the area, and emphasized that the various leadership styles have significant effects on the staff job performance in the schools. Also, the findings proved that the principals face leadership challenges in the discharge of their administrative functions in the schools. Upon the findings, the study recommended that the principals should adopt the needed leadership style in their school to enhance staff job performance, that the various leadership challenge faced by the principals should be addressed accordingly by the government, and that both the principal and government should adopt the recommendations of this study to ensure a better leadership style and adequate staff job performance in the schools.
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 3
  • Collaborative Learning Indicators as Determinants of Social Well-being
           among Female Undergraduates in North-Central, Nigeria

    • Authors: Adetola O. Adeyemi
      Abstract: This study investigated collaborative learning indicators as predictors of social well-being among female undergraduates in the University of Abuja, Abuja, Nigeria. The study employed correlational research design. A sample of 250 female students was randomly selected within Faculty of Education. Three reliable instruments were used for data collection. Three research questions were generated and tested with Pearson’s’ Product Moment Correlation and multiple linear regression analysis at 0.05 level of significance. The research discovered that there was a significant relationship between social acceptance, information-seeking behaviour and social well-being. At prediction level, it was discovered that social acceptance and information-seeking behaviour jointly predicted 30% increase in female undergraduates’ social well-being. Social acceptance was the strongest predictor of female students’ social well-being, followed by information-seeking behaviour. The research recommended that students should always make effort to consult lecturers or the library for any information needed rather than keeping quiet. The counselling units in various universities need to improve on their campaigns within the school premises so that students will be aware that they can help in meeting their information needs. Students’ affairs office is to intensify their orientation programmes so that fresh female undergraduates will develop the mind-set of social acceptance.
      Key Words: Social acceptance, Information-seeking behaviour, Social well-being, Female undergraduates.
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 3
  • Empirical Investigation of External Debt-Growth Nexus in Sub-Saharan

    • Authors: Mustapha A Akinkunmi
      Abstract: The long run debt-growth nexus in sub-Saharan Africa is the main focus of this study. Its analysis is conducted on the basis of theoretical discussions and data considerations. The study employs both panel autoregressive distributed lag (PARDL) model and panel non-linear autoregressive distributed lag (PNARDL) model to examine the relationship between external debt and economic growth using a panel dataset of 22 countries from 1985 to 2015. Its results find that the level of investment significantly influences the long-run economic growth in both linear and non-linear models. However, the long-run coefficient of external debt is only significant in the non-linear model. There is strong evidence of error correction as the lagged GDP per capita is highly significant and negative in the two models.
      Key Words: debt, debt and growth, public debt and growth, linear regression models
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 3
  • The Anatomy of Privatization Programme in Nigeria: Matters Arising

    • Authors: Gabriel Favour Eke, Clementina Ngozi O. Chiazor
      Abstract: The paper traced the origin and reasons for privatization programmes in Nigeria to the alleged inefficiency and low productivity services in the system. The paper went on to state that 28 years had passed since the programme was inaugurated, yet Nigerians are still to fully realize the benefits of privatization programmes done in the country. Corruption and inefficiency are still the order of the day. The paper was of the opinion that it is the same corrupt leaders who mismanaged those public enterprises that are clamouring for their sales, and are the same people who purchased them at very low prices. The paper concluded that the programme only afforded some corrupt leaders and their foreign collaborators the opportunities to acquire those properties at the detriment of the average Nigerian, meanwhile, the purposes and objectives of the programmes are still hanging on the air. In recommendation, the paper drew attention of the Government to the number of people who have lost their jobs as a result of this privatization. Finally, the programme can be good or bad depending on the type of people who operate it. There are certain establishments that should not be privatized, since they constitute the base of the nation’s respect and integrity. Key Words: Privatization, economic depression, corruption, inefficiency and
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 3
  • The Role of Entrepreneurial Financing on National Output: An Empirical

    • Authors: Ebele P. Ifionu, Omotayo F. Akinpelumi
      Abstract: Due to the magnanimous role of entrepreneurial finance in spurring output thereby fostering economic performance as supported by the intermediation and entrepreneurial financing theory, this study explored the influx of entrepreneurial financing on output generation in Nigeria utilizing secondary sourced data over the period of 1992 to 2014. The study was carried out utilizing analytical tools such as the Unit root/Stationarity test, Ordinary Least Squares Regression, Johansen Co-integration, Error Correction Estimates and Pairwise Granger Causality tests. It was discovered that in both the short and long run relationship, analyses indicated that Micro-Credit (MC) and Commercial Banks Loans to Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (CME) influence on the Gross Domestic Output in the nation had been on the increase. It was discovered that Access to Credit Facilities (ASCF) and Small and Medium Equity Investment (SMIE) played insignificance role in the nation’s performance level. This study discovered the accessibility to fund a major problem. In this light, it was recommended that government ought to, as a matter of criticality, help planned business visionaries to have admittance to the public purse to back them up and provide them easy access to fundamental data identifying with business opportunities, present day innovation, crude materials, business sector, plant and hardware which would empower them to diminish their working expense.Key Words: Micro-Credit, Commercial Bank Loans to the Small and Medium Scale
      Enterprises, Access to Credit Facilities, Small and Medium Industry Equity
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 3
  • Stock Walk with Consumable Deliverables: Association of Price and Dividend
           in the Nigerian Capital Market

    • Authors: Prince Umor C. Agundu, James T. Wula
      Abstract: This study examined the relationship between stock price and dividend per share. In the analytical framework, dividend per share (the independent variable) serves as proxy for corporate financial performance, while stock price of consumer good firms listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) features as dependent variable. The baseline assumption is that investors rely on key financial indicators (KFIs) in making rational investment decisions. All 26 consumer good firms on the Daily Official List on 31st December, 2014 were eligible for involvement, by using a profit – dividend payment filter, 18 (69%) of the firms selected. The panel data so harnessed covered a period of six years (2009-2014), and 108 observations were made. Data treatment methods include descriptive statistics, correlation and regression analyses, as well as t-test. The results established that stock price is significantly associated with dividend per share, at the 0.05 level. Against this concentric analytical outcome, it was recommended that investment analysts/managers should mine unfolding information to mind the dynamics of dividends, especially in the consumer goods market segment. In tracking and attracting greater competitive stock pricing fortunes, they should reengineer internal market mechanisms to strategically guard against scenic transaction pitfalls particularly in fragile trading settings.Key Words: Dividend, Stock market, Prices
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 3
  • Strategic Management Foundations and Employee Performance of Aluminium
           Companies in Delta State

    • Authors: Hope Ngozi Nzewi, Ebele Mary Onwuka, Olu Bernard Okoro, Stanley Anah
      Abstract: Strategic management foundation is a fundamental part of any organization. Strategic
      management comprise of environmental scanning, strategy formulation,
      implementation, evaluation and control. Through this process, an organization plans its
      activities which shall be profitable to the firm. Employee performance is the degree of
      an achievement to which an employee fulfils the organizational mission at workplace.
      It implicitly takes into consideration a range of variables at both organizational level
      and departmental level. The present study determined the relationship between
      strategic management foundations and employee performance of Aluminium
      companies in Delta State. The study adopted a descriptive survey design. One research
      question guided the study and one hypothesis was tested at 0.05 level of significance.
      Data was collected with the use of questionnaire and analysis was done using mean and
      standard deviation. The study revealed that strategic management foundation is
      positively related with employee performance. It was recommended among others that,
      since strategic management has positive relationship with employee performance in
      aluminium companies, strategic management practices should be adopted within the
      organization. In this way, employee performance and overall organizational
      effectiveness can be enhanced.
      Key Words: Strategic management, foundations, Employee Performance
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 3
  • Revamping Nigerian Economy through Cassava Production

    • Authors: Victor Abhiele; Okosun, Joy Aihie-Ezomo
      Abstract: The main kernel of this paper is on revamping Nigerian economy through cassava production. The title of the paper is quite appropriate because of the economic morass Nigeria is currently enveloped. This was as a result of the vagaries price of crude oil in the international market. The Nigerian economy have nosedived and accelerated downward a cliff. There by exacerbating the living condition of vast majority of Nigerians. This unsavoury situation can be arrested or simmered down through the massive production of cassava root crop in Nigeria. A well-articulated and dynamic cassava production policy cum programme of the federal government will help to move the nation out of her economic woods. This will be the orifice for revamping the prostrated economy of Nigeria. Consequently, the paper defined the concept of Nigerian economy. The paper is explicated with the aid of the system theory. The data/information upon which this paper was predicated was collected from secondary sources. It engaged content or historical analysis as the instrument of analysis. The authors examined the interconnection between cassava production and revamping Nigerian economy. Recommendations were made aimed at synergizing cassava production in Nigeria. Epitomizing, the authors concluded that massive cassava production is a desideratum to revamping Nigerian economy.
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 3
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