The presence of multinational oil corporations in Nigeria – which include Agip, Chevron, Elf, Mobil, Shell, and Total among others have come with heavy consequences to the nation’s cultural heritage and identity in the global marketplace.
Using empirical data, this paper argues that achieving “the Seven-Point Agenda” would be nearly impossible taking into consideration the current global economic crisis, Nigeria’s looming budget deficits and the volatility of international oil prices.
In this paper, we examined the African Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA) aimed at facilitating socio-economic growth and development in Africa in line with the neo-liberal ideology.
During most of the twentieth century, two world wars, the cold war, the rivalry of two super powers, the ideologization of international affairs and military confrontation, made diplomacy a subsidiary instrument of power politics and ideology.
This paper argues that the notion that a strong state is the necessary condition for development is misleading and disproved by Nande traders.
ABSTRACT Some people maintain that Africa cannot unite because it lacks the ingredients necessary for unity including a common race, culture and language. Yet, the forces that unite Africa greatly outweigh the forces that divide it. In practical terms, this deep rooted unity has been demonstrated in the development of Pan-Africanism and, more recently, in […]
ABSTRACT This paper examines the emerging concept of the Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP), which is being orchestrated by ILO and the matrix of issues and challenges that confront the implementation of this programme. This paper presents perspectives on decent work from experiences in countries such as Nepal, Pakistan and Zimbabwe. Moreover, it tries to […]
Nigeria is the largest crude oil producing country in Africa, the sixth petroleum giant in the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and the eleventh in the world (Okodudu 2007:10). But it gained world class fame only in the year 2000 through oil production in its Niger Delta region. The scholarship of this essay is […]
This paper examines the link between Nigerian environmental protection laws and the sustainable development of the Niger Delta. To achieve this objective, the paper highlights the environmental challenges of the region, and critically examines some environmental laws to determine their usefulness and effectiveness in dealing with environmental problems. The paper argues that due to the […]
The media have, since the turn of the 20th century, occupied a unique and strategic position in Sub‐Saharan Africa in general and Zimbabwe in particular. Unlike most other businesses, the media have acquired most profits not directly from the public readership but indirectly through advertising. Due to the influx of multi‐national corporations (MNCs) in Sub‐Saharan Africa, […]