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The Political Economy of Economic Regulation in Nigeria is an analysis of the Nigerian economy within the context of the dynamics of public and private sector roles and relations. It traces the foundations and emergence of the Nigerian economy and explains the shift from a public sector-driven one to the current ascendancy of the private sector. Using a political econ

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Since the violent uprising of Boko Haram in 2009, security officials considered Boko Haram a rag-tag group of deranged criminals. Yet, by June 2018, Boko Haram has killed over 20,000 people and displaced more than 5.5 million.  Massive military deployment including the use of civilian Joint Task Force, mercenaries, local hunters and vigilantes has not stopped the

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 Definitions and descriptions of religion by anti-religion scholars, philosophers and scientists  often downplay  the role,  relevance, functions and contributions of religion to the society, and usually  reduce it to a mere set of beliefs, doctrines, rituals and spirituality.  In Nigeria, most of the critics of religion often forget that

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The collapse of the postcolonial Somali state in 1991 and the consequent outbreak of  civil war  drastically transformed the socio-political landscape in Somalia. Somalis  reverted to the pre-colonial state of affairs and sought refuge in their clan attachments. Local authorities were contested by the warlords, traditional elders, Islamist organizatio

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The Ghanaian business environment provides many opportunities and challenges. Success depends on the ability to quickly see the opportunities and the courage to face the challenges. Successful Ghanaian businesspeople are best described as “doers” rather than “dreamers”. They are action-oriented people who look far ahead into the future, and t

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This book highlights the immense contributions that immigrants make to the greatness of the United States, especially during this period of extreme negative views of immigrants and anti-immigrant government policies. It examined the Carnegie Corporation of New York’s “Great Immigrants: the Pride of America” honorees from 2006 to 2015 and found that

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In the last three decades, Somalia has been associated with such horrible terms as ‘state collapse’, ‘civil wars’, ‘foreign intervention’, ‘warlordism’, ‘famine’, ‘piracy’ and ‘terrorism’. This depiction was in contradiction to its earlier images as the cradle of the huma

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We live in a world that sees and also contesting ideas of Eurocentrism in the interpretation of various issues, including African literatures and cultures.   This book seeks to engage readers into a critical examination of the meaning, history, ambiguity, status and perceptions surrounding African languages and literature. It presents current shifts in for

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Contrary to the Quantity Theory of Money, which in its various forms, implies that increases in output of goods and services will, ceteris paribus, exert downward pressure on the general price level, Abraham E. Nwankwo in this book,  argues that the growth of some components of output could accentuate, rather than dampen inflation. This phenomenon, which t

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Collectively, the essays brought together in this book represent a discursive confluence on Nollywood as a local film culture with a global character, aspiration and reach. The governing concern of the book is that texts, including film texts, are animated by a particular sociology and anthropology which gives them concrete existence and meaning. The book argues tha

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