This research focuses on the worrisome inter denominational migration of Christians in southeast region of Nigeria with special attention on Pentecostal prosperity message as a major player in the migration venture. The method of approach is historical and descriptive with the primary and secondary sources of data collection as tool. The findings of this research are that the unbridled proliferations of Pentecostal churches and insatiable quest for prosperity are the two main determinants for inter church movement in the area. The incessant rise of Pentecostal groups in south east Nigeria and excessive desire by some Christians for wealth and materialism give rise to inter denomination migration. Also, some atrocities are committed by some Christians in the name of prosperity and get-rich-quick syndrome, and there is semblance of rampart corruption, diabolism, and moral decadence in contemporary Pentecostalism in the name of invoking wealth for the followers.
The “Type of Article” of this paper is “Letter to the Editor”. This paper discuses about: “ USE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES IN THE MARKETING OF SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED MEZCAL COMPANIES IN OAXACA, MEXICO”. No formal abstract is available. Readers are requested to read the full article.
This study is confined to African fiction. The researchers explore Chinua Achebe’s genius narrative techniques as reflected in his two novels. The study gyrates round two fictional elements of literature viz didacticism and foil technique with particular interest in Things Fall Apart and A Man of the People. Literary analysis of the two novels was carried out in light of main literary elements such as literary devices, characters and themes. Foil characters and themes affecting them for each were thoroughly examined to compare and contrast them. Discussion revealed that through foil technique, authors of prose fictional works deftly demonstrate that literature gives readers not only a room to understand human strengths and weaknesses but also how to live with others morally and ethically. Findings highlight all in all that fiction nurtures human intra and inter communal or social values on a par with human virtues against vices in all the time.
Nigeria has pursued many foreign policies since 1960 consequently, this research focus on a ‘comparative analysis of Nigeria’s foreign policy under Muhammadu Buhari administration 1983-1985 and 2015-2021’ had examined Nigeria’s foreign policy under Buhari's watch. The objectives of the research included to: identified Nigeria’s foreign policy under Buhari military and civilian administration; identified their similarities and differences and to suggest ways of improvement. Comparative content analytical tools were adopted due to the nature of data sources which were qualitative. War against indiscipline, economic recovery and redeeming Nigeria’s image abroad were the 1983-1985 foreign policy thrust. While combating Boko Haram insurgency, fighting corruption and restructuring the declining national economy were the civilian foreign policy focus. Economic diplomacy instruments were used in both epochs. Combating corruption and economics with radical behaviour were found in both administrative conjectures. On the other hand, the civilian administration differs from the military in borrowing and failure to ensure security. It’s recommended that Nigeria’s foreign policy should be based on national interest. Borrowing should be based on need and development. Professionalism should be ensured in foreign policy making and implementation.
The paper reviews inequality in educational opportunities in Nigeria and its impacts on national development. The conflict theory supports the article. The author highlighted different inequality types in education impacting national development. The script argued that inequality in education contributed to the increase of out-of-school and street children in Nigeria. Besides, the Almajiri education system in Northern Nigeria is a product of educational inequality because they are primarily children of underprivileged citizens who could not afford formal western education. It was believed that out-of-school-children, street children and the Alimajiris were those recruited to be the deadly Boko-Haram and the terrorist causing the security challenge for the nation today. The paper observed that monies supposed to be used for national development, such as agriculture, education, commerce and industries, are used to buy weapons to fight terrorism and other criminals. Some recommendations were suggested to help the nation solve the challenge of inequality in education. One such recommendation is to enforce a law to make children of government officials and politicians remain in Nigeria public schools for their education instead of overseas.