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Nigeria has experienced different forms of crises and instability since she  became independent on October 1 1960. The country has also been under different forms of rule - from the Westminster system of parliamentary democracy in the First Republic (1960-1966),to prolonged periods of military rule (1966-1979, 1983-1999) to  a presidential system of governan

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The question of population migration and Diaspora transnationalism in the age of globalization is an area of social sciences deserving much more attention than it has received. This book deals with the advent of new ideological currents based on an assumed “Clash of Civilizations” increasingly popular in social, economic and political discourses.  

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Though the history of hikes in petroleum prices began in 1973 when the military government of Gen. Yakubu Gowon increased the price of petrol to 9 kobo per litre from the  equivalent of 8.8 kobo that had prevailed before then, the politics and economics of removal of subsidies on premium petroleum products entered into the national lexicon in 1986 when the milita

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In this rich compilation, Emeka Nwosu takes the reader to a journey of the issues that have helped to shape discourses on various aspects of the Nigerian state and society. The articles, originally published in his weekly column in the premier Nigerian daily newspaper, ThisDay, not only show his perspectives on  these issues when they were written but also reveal

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The impact of the African Diaspora in Spanish America is far greater than is understood or acknowledged in the English speaking world. Connected initially to the Spanish-Caribbean through trans-Atlantic slavery, Africa is so deeply ingrained in the biology and culture of these countries that, in the words of the Cuban poet Nicolás Guillén, it would requi

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Getting  Zambia to Work examines some critical issues in Zambia’s recent history, including the country’s unhealthy dependency on ‘foreign largess’ and their implications for national self-assertion, social self-reliance and sustainable development. The book suggests practical and simple ways in which Zambia could lift itself out of i

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Most of the HIV/AIDS caregivers in Kenya live in various parts of the country and share many of the trials and tribulations associated with providing care to someone suffering from a terminal illness. Some have been forced into the role due to the death of their love one, while others may have voluntarily taken on the responsibility on a firm belief that the care they

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Practical Insights On Customer Service offers an African perspective on the thorny question of customer care. It challenges readers to reflect on the current challenges in Africa and how effective customer care can help to unlock some of the opportunities available in the continent. It highlights the common problems organizations face in the continent and recommends w

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This booklet summarises the policy positions of Atiku Abubakar, who is aspiring to become President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, under the PDP. The premise of Atiku’s policy proposal is that the resources of the Federal Government will be most effectively utilised if they are deployed on a few priority areas such as infrastructure development, job creatio

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The Democratic Republic of the Congo has endured a long, difficult and brutal chapter in its history of independence, characterized by chaos, turmoil, instability, violence, conflict and one of the most brutal wars Africa has witnessed to date. It is regrettably a chapter that has defied a satisfactory and peaceful conclusion- and one that continues to be written each

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