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- ItemOpen AccessAfrica and the World : Globalizing Inequality(1900) Jegede, S.BGlobalization and Globalism, its Philosophy, seem attractive on the surface, especially when one considers that Man, by nature, is a gregarious animal. The increasing connectivity, interdependence, universal cooperation and expansion of world trade which Globalization theoretically preaches, can hardly be ignored. However, connectivity, cooperation and interdependence of the states and peoples of the world cannot be successful where there is a glaring inequality of status. In a world divided into developed and underdeveloped countries, we wonder what is being globalized. In view of the above, this paper argues the position that African countries need to pay attention to developmental issues before any attempt at globalization. Globalization is a world of competition and no one goes into a competition without having the requisite skills or products. Globalizing at this stage of underdevelopment puts African States at a disadvantage, except the developed world decides to trade its development for underdevelopment.
- ItemOpen AccessThe Politics Of Revenue Allocation In Nigeria:(Historical Society of Nigeria by Impact Publishers., 1984-06) Lawal, A.A.Full Text Attached
- ItemOpen AccessAnatomy of Corruption in the British Colonial Service in Nigeria.(University of Ife Press, Ile-Ife,Osun State, Nigeria., 1987-01) Lawal, A.A.
- ItemOpen AccessWest African Currency Board Earnings and the Distribution of its Income, 1912 - 1945(Obafemi Awolowo University Press Limited, Ile - Ife, Osun, Nigeria., 1989-01) Lawal, A.A.Hitherto, a plethora of historical literature has concentrated on the West African Currency Board, its evolution, its currency arrangement and operation. Without doubt, economic historians are yet to pay close attention to how the board shared its annual profits between the four British colonial governments from its inception in 1912 to its dissolution in the 1960s. This paper is therefore a reflection of recent research efforts at examining another important dimension of currency syndrome in West Africa. Its objective is therefore confirmed to the evolution of financial relationship among the colonies concerned through the medium of the currency board of which these colonies were shareholders. Attempts are made to explain the procedures of annual disbursements by the board, the criteria adopted for distribution of profits, the factors responsible for variations in the annual distributions and the mediatory roles of the Secretary of State whenever the board's disbursements were protested by the colonies
- ItemOpen AccessMilitary Forces Of Northern Nigeria:(1990-12) Lawal, A.A.
- ItemOpen AccessThe Traditional Methods Of Preserving History And Customs.(Nelson Publishers Limited 8, Ilupeju By-pass Ilupeju, Lagos., 1992) Lawal, A.A.This paper takes stock of the major forms of expressing the non-phvsical cultural heritage in Nigeria and the various methods or devices that arc employed to safeguard this heritage which is facing the danger of disappearing because of the destructive forces of time and uncontrolled modernisation. There are many aspects of life experiences which Nigerian traditional practices describe. For historical purposes therefore, several techniques and methods have been developed to preserve and transmit the various aspects of life of our ancestors. The fact that these traditions arc still sustained, despite the stead y encroachment of foreign cultures, religions and ideas, underlies tJ1Csignificance of historical experience in terms of what functions it performs in the life of Nigerians. Despite the obvious lack of any system of writing, the various communities adopted certain methods and techniques to preserve their traditions as faithfully as possible and transmit them from generation to generation. This implies that there is a formal system of training and transmission. In other words, there are certain groups of specialists to whom such traditions are entrusted. These groups not only exercised certain control over the traditions but ensured accurate transmission.
- ItemOpen AccessTowards A Classification of Igbo Riddles(Ihafa: A Journal of African Studies. A Journal of the Department of Linguistics, African and Asian Studies, 1992-08-06) Ikwubuzo, I.Riddles have been part of the peoples oral tradition whose study has, over the ages, attracted and continue to attract the attention of scholars. Early interest in them was shown by Aristotle whose comments on the relationship between riddle and metaphor appeared in his The Rhetoric Book 111 Chapter 2 and The Poetic XXII. Others who have shown interest in the genre include Karl Mullenhoff and Gaston Paris both of whom encouraged comparative riddles. It is therefore necessary that a more comprehensive classification of the Igbo riddles should be made. This, we believe will give more insights into the nature of Igbo riddles.
- ItemOpen AccessTaboo Expressions in Yorùbá Society(Department of Linguistics, African and Asian Studies, 1993) Yusuff, L.AThe English word 'taboo' originates from Torgan, a Polynesian language. 'tabu' in Torgan and it means 'act which are forbidden or which are t (Fromkin and Rodman (1978); R adcli.ffe-Brown (1965). ' Taboo is called eewD among; the Yoruba. It MEANS 'fHAT WH RIGHT OR APPROPRIATE. We shall however be concerned with expressions that satisfy the descr iption above. The sludy of the cultur primary to this work, although we s.hall make reference to them where ne Certain expressions in all socier ies are considered taboo expressions be used, especially in polite context s. Forbidden acts or expressions.
- ItemOpen AccessGamji(Foundation Publishers, 1993) Timothy Asobele, S.J.We are all. aware of the fact that becoming a hero is the property of a VIrtuous man. This is because heroism has noth- I~g to ?o with luck or talent but requires constant efforts at all' times, mdeed, to the end of one's life. Hu~iIity is. the fountain of strength of all heroes. So are ~t?er VIrtues like: prudence, justice, temperance, fortitude, aith, . hope, and .chanty. Heroism is not what one cultivates conscIOusly: but IS by popular acclamation, something that is usually achieved only with or after death as in the case ofmartyrs.?amji.' the In?n ~~o was able to bring together all themu.'t.l-ethntc, multi-religIOUS,. multi-lingual and multi-cultural ~ntltles o.f the North .to create the monolithic Arewa identity 1nt? a united people, IS th.e subject of this two-hour play. The ~nter ~?ys we have a hentage, a viable heritage. The heritage Garnji, a man, who was the centre of the Nigerian political t?rms of the 1960s, a literally misunderstood man. Gamji is th! legendary and mystic BigmlJll with the wristwatch the like of whom the gods' ift . ' give as g: s to humanity once in several ~e~erati~ns and who are hard to come by or to replace bee- .IlIS~their ~.ho.esare oversize. In fact there may never be any ~).thcr,Gam!l. like ~ir Ahm~du Bello for a long time to come. I he SucceSSIOnVOidGamji created in the caliphate's tradition lor twenty-tive years attests to the veracity of our claim.
- ItemOpen AccessThe Concept of Elitism in Traditional Yoruba Thought(Journal of Yoruba Folklore, 1997) Adeboye, O.The idea of social stratification is a thread that runs through every human society and this is what underlies the concept of elitism. Yoruba traditional thought, in as much as it addresses all spheres of life and activities of the people had something to say about elitism. This would thus imply that the idea of social elites is not peculiar to Western thought. However, because the traditional Yoruba society was predominantly an oral culture, its social thought was represented, not in a body of writing, but in the day to day practices of the people, their lore, belief systems and the manner in which they ordered their society. And it is to these we will turn in this paper in order to get at the ideas of the Yoruba on elitism.
- ItemOpen AccessThe Economy And The Electoral Process.(1997) Lawal, A.A.
- ItemOpen AccessNigeria: An Ethno-Historical Survey(Davidson Press, 1997) Oduwobi, T.; Iwuagwu, O.A descriptive analysis of the Nigerian medley, the paper examines the historical development and character of the socio-political structure of the different language groups in the country in pre-colonial times.
- ItemOpen AccessWhat is Marxism without dialects?(Obaroh & Ogbinaka Publishers Limited, 1997) Onyekpe, J.G.N.Full texts attached
- ItemOpen AccessWestern influence on Nigeria in the age of New imperialism(Davidson Press, Ibadan, 1997) Onyekpe, J.G.N.Full texts attached
- ItemOpen AccessPolitics& political power in Nigeria nature dynamics and determinants(Obaroh & Ogbinaka Publishers Limited, 1998) Onyekpe, J.G.N.Full texts attached
- ItemOpen AccessClassical Influences on Igbo Literatures: The Example of Ogbalu Dimpka Taa Aku Onyekaonwu Nwata Rie Awo(Ihafa: A Journal of African Studies. A Journal of the Department of Linguistics, African and Asian Studies, 1998-02-01) Ikwubuzo, I.Some writers of modern literature have shown in their works a considerable level of influence of classical literatures on them. Some factors responsible for this are the late emergence of written Igbo literature. There were no written works on Igbo poetry and drama until early 1970s, after the Nigerian civil war. It is unimaginable therefore that what were available in the school curricula for the teachers and students to fall back on were only classical literary works.
- ItemOpen Access“ Le programme d’études françaises à l’école secondaire au Nigeria : les points de vue des enseignants et étudiants ”(Jide Timothy-Asobele, 1999) Ilupeju, A.M.Using a pragmatic approach of research including questionnaires and a careful survey of schools in Lagos and Osun States, this chapter established the facts that a number of issues affect the poor quality of French taught and learnt in Nigerian schools. Some of these short comings are: the poor quality and the uncoordinated variety of textbooks on French used, the poor quality of teaching as a result of the poor quality of untrained French teachers and the lack of attention to and ignorance (in most schools) of the SSCE French syllabus. Suggestions were proffered to remedy the deficiencies.
- ItemOpen AccessThe nature & forms of socio-political administartion of West Niger Igbo Communities before 1900(Faculty of Arts, University of lagos, 1999) Onyekpe, J.G.N.This paper shows that the absence of the large and expansive state system in the West Niger Igbo area does not mean that the communities did not evolve any organizational forms suitable to their needs. It also shows that the communities in fact developed methods of organising their social and political administration.
- ItemOpen AccessNature & Dynamics of European Imperialism in West Africa, 1800-1875(Faculty of Arts, Lagos State University, 1999) Onyekpe, J.G.N.Full texts attached
- ItemOpen AccessLe Francais au Nigeria: une cartographie dynamique(Printview Publishers, 1999) Timothy Asobele, S.J.Nous nous felicitons que I' Agence universitaire de la francophonie, une idee en marche avec une grande destinee, a constitue une reunion de concertation entre les reseaux de I' AUPELF-UREF Iors du premier seminaire sur I' observatoire du francais dans le monde a Paris, le 1ier avril 1998, dont I' objectif eta it de reflechir sur une methodologie de travail pour la creation d' observatoires regionaux de francais. Il faut insister la-dessus, I'installation d''observatoires' regionaux du francais va permettre d'etablir regulierement un diag- nostic de la situation du francais dans le monde, en particulier de sa place dans Ies systemes d'enseignement, qu'iI s'agisse du paysage mediatique, de I' activite des entreprises, des echanges intellectuelles, meme dans Ies pays non francophones comme le Nigeria, grace a ses trentaines de departement d'etudes francaises, Il s'agit de l'ernploi et le statut de la Iangue dans Ies pays comme le Nigeria qui ne participe pas encore aux sommets, mais qui a accorde a la Iangue francaise un statut de Iangue officielle en 1996 a Ouagadougou.