Table of Contents

  1. Corruption: threat to democracy and market economy in Nigeria-Phillip Oyadiran and Ademeso Success, Department of Public Administration, University of Abuja, Abuja, Nigeria
  2. Accountability and good governance at the grassroots level in Nigeria: option for rural poverty alleviation-Dawood Omolumen Egbefo, Department of History and International Studies, IBB University, Lapai, Nigeria
  3. Effect of multimedia-based instructional package on secondary school students’ academic achievement in geography in Oyo State, Nigeria-J.A. Abidoye, Department of Educational Technology, Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo, Nigeria
  4. On variations in poverty determinants in Nigeria-O.I. Osowole, Department of Statistics, University of Ibadan, Ibadan
  5. Benin things of the river: the art of Margaret Omoragbon and Rose Igbinoba-John Ogene, Department of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Benin, Nigeria
  6. Curbing insecurity with religious tolerance: a case study of Zinbe’s paintings-Muyideen Adio Jaji Department of Fine Arts, Ahamdu Bello University, Zaria and Bello Usman Amsami, Department of Fine Arts,Uiversity of Maiduguri, Maiduguri
  7. Mass media and challenges of sustainable development in Nigeria-Santas Tsegyu, Department of Mass Communication, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai, Niger State, Nigeria and John Dogara Ogoshi, NTA Television College, Jos
  8. Developing a reading culture in Nigerian society: issues and remedies-J. C. Ogugua, N. Emerole, F.O. Egwim, A. I. Anyanwu, and F. Haco-Obasi, Federal University of Technology, Library, Owerri, Nigeria
  9. Solutions to problems identified in north African arts and architecture-Yahaya Muhammad Sani, Department of Industrial Design, Modibbo Adamawa University of Technology, Yola
  10. Proffering solution to insecurity and unemployment through art in Nigeria-Muyideen Adio Jaji, Department of fine Arts, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  11. Influence of environmental health services on students’ academic performance in secondary schools in Bayelsa state-Ibebietei Temple Offor and Nanighe Baldwin Major, Department of Educational Foundations, Niger Delta University, Bayelsa State, Nigeria
  12. Artistic elements in the rivers state carnival: an emblemic attraction for tourism promotion-Emmanuel Wesley Okachi, Department of Fine Arts, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  13. Education capacity building in Ondo State (Nigeria): socio-economic implications and prospects-Olowo Oluwatoyin Olusegun, Department of Social Science Education, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko
  14. Management of poultry waste and its implications on urban vegetable production in metropolitan Lagos - Vide Adedayo, Department of Geography, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
  15. Maintaining academic quality assurance for teacher preparation in the Nigerian colleges of education-Apuega R. Arikawei and Victor A. Torubeli, Department of Educational Foundations, Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Nigeria
  16. To what extent does banks’ credit stimulate economic growth? evidence from Nigeria-Ibrahim A.O. Bakare, Department of Economics, Lagos State University, Ojo Campus, Lagos, Nigeria & Akano Ajibola Isaac and Kazeem Hammed Samuel, Department of Accounting, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  17. Industry structure and the performance of the global system for mobile- telecommunication operators in Nigeria - Olamitunji Dakare, Department of Business Administration, University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos
  18. Self-help initiatives and rural development in Ibesikpo community of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria-Philip Thomas Udo-Imeh and Haruna Isa Mohammad, Department of Management Technology, Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola and Eyo Emmanuel Essien, Department of Marketing, University of Calabar, Calabar
  19. Assessment of integrated information system in organization-Mariya Salihu Ingawa, Department of Computer Studies, Hassan Usman Katsina Polytechnic, Katsina, Nigeria
  20. Teacher quality and facility climate in foreign and public schools in Nigeria: a comparative survey-Agbaire Jomafuvwe Jennifer, Department of Educational Foundations, University of Benin, Benin City
  21. Issues and challenges in the adoption of international financial reporting standards in Nigeria-A. A. Shiyanbola and S. B. Adeyemi, Department of Accountancy, University of Lagos, Nigeria and O.J. Adelakun, Department of Economics, Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Nigeria
  22. Student-based factors as challenges to the learning of mathematics in secondary schools-Omere Precious Osamede and Eraikhuemen Lucy, Department of Curriculum and Instructional Technology, University of Benin, Benin City
  23. Effect of concept mapping approach on students’ achievement in mathematics in secondary schools-Bright Ihechukwu Nwoke, Alex Iwu and Peter O. Uzoma, Alvan Ikoku Federal University of Education, Owerri
  24. Demographic variables as correlates of low rating of the teaching profession in Nigeria – Osamiro Emmanuel Osagiobare, Department of Educational Foundations, University of Benin, Benin City and Victor Ekwukoma-Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council, Abuja and Onyedikachi Christiana Uwaoma-Teachers’ Registration Council of Edo State Office
  25. Effect of social capital on poverty alleviation: a study of women entrepreneurs in Nasarawa state, Nigeria - Adama J. Idris, Department of Business Administration and Management, Federal Polytechnic, Nasarawa and Kenneth Chukwujioke Agbim, Department of Business Administration, Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Nigeria
  26. Time-resource utilisation for school-community relationship function by primary school heads in south-south Nigeria-Bridget O. Ogonor and U. Momoh, Department of Educational Studies and Management, University of Benin, Benin City
  27. What is progressive about Nigerian personal income tax?-Osamuyimen Egbon and Chijoke Oscar Mgbame, Department of Accounting, University of Benin, Benin City
  28. Strengthening linkages of the financial services and real sectors of the Nigerian economy-Benedict Anayochukwu Ozurumba, Department of Management Technology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri & Felicia Akujinma Anyanwu, Department of Banking & Finance, Federal Polytechnic, Nekede, Owerri
  29. Macroeconomics of oil price volatility-Rolle Remi Ahuru, Department of Economics and Statistics, University of Benin and Uffie Edison James, Department of Economics, Novena University, Ogume
  30. Nigerian banking sector equity investment scheme in small and medium-scale enterprises: are there lessons to learn? -Osamuyimen Egbon and Pat Donwa, Department of Accounting, University of Benin, Benin, and Sunny Temile, Department of Banking, Finance and Insurance, Delta State University, Asaba
  31. Social media: a trend or threat to democracy?-A. J. Omede, Department of Political Science, University of Ilorin, and Emmanuel Adeniran Alebiosu, Department of Political Science, Federal University Wukari
  32. Natural synthesis: where culture met academics-Ndubuisi Chinyere and Irokanulo Emmanuel, Department of Fine Art, Yaba College of Technology, Yaba, Lagos
  33. Testing the Solow model in Nigeria’s economy-Rolle Remi Ahuru, Department of Economics and Statistics, University of Benin, Benin and Uffie Edison James, Department of Economics, Novena University, Ogume, Nigeria