The prices of petroleum products in Nigeria have been a source of contention and controversy over the past few years, against the background of low refining capacity, poor public finances and endemic product smuggling resulting in the domestic scarcity of petroleum products. The Nigerian government depends heavily on the importation of petroleum products at very high cost to meet the domestic demand, and it keeps the petroleum products prices below the international oil prices resulting in the implicit subsidization of petroleum products. The huge petroleum subsidy burden of Nigeria puts pressure on funds available to develop other sectors of the economy. The objective of this book is to investigate the impact of petroleum subsidies on real per capita Gross Domestic Product and to propose a framework for an appropriate path for petroleum subsidies in Nigeria thereby seeking to address its challenges for economic efficiency and income distribution. This book would help oil producing countries learn from the Nigerian experience as well as students/academicians studying petroleum related courses.
The book examined the impact of petroleum sector and Economic growth in an emerging economy like Nigeria.The study became necessary due to the under development experienced in spite of the high revenue generated from the sales of crude oil at the international market in the study area. Generally, it is observed that petroleum sector had an impact on economic growth in Nigeria. The study concluded by identifying government expenditure as a driving force to economic growth in Nigeria. In addition, primary product export and Gross capital formation (investment) were identified as key variables that spur economic growth in Nigeria.
Assessment of Quality Control of Concrete Production works in Nigeria is a major contributions to this dynamic and technical area in construction industry. It explores the various factors that are germane in assessing the Quality Control in the Concrete Production works, since concrete is a major construction materials in Nigeria. It critically examined the theoretical and conceptual background in concrete production. Students, practitioners and manufacturers in the construction industry will find it of tremendous benefit.
The Book is a comprehensive exposition of the Mareva injunction in a comparative framework between England and Nigeria. It features key Nigerian cases on the subject providng detailed English development yet to be reflected by the Nigerian juidicary with a view to streamilining future development of the injunction presently abused in Nigeria. It is a useful work, particularly for law scholars, practitioners and the legisltaure in Nigeria who are interested in a logical development of the injunction.
This book examines the prospects of enhancing crop production in Nigeria in the context of a new paradigm of precision farming with geoinformatics. In this regard, the traditional methods of land appraisal and suitability assessment (land classification by physiographic regions, vegetation and land facets; as well as land evaluation by land capability, soil fertility and suitability classification) are examined and their inadequacies for optimum agricultural land use planning and production in Nigeria highlighted. Consequently, this study uses a Remote Sensing and GIS based Land Suitability Assessment methodology to examine the prospects of enhanced crop production in Nigeria with particular emphasis on the concept of precision farming.
Why does Ethnic Mindset define Elections in Nigeria, shape Party membership, determine voting pattern during elections? Between 1999 and 2011, 4 National elections were conducted and the voting pattern in the three major tribes suggest strong influence of Primordial Cleavages in Political Calculation of the people. The research is both analytical, historical and comparative. The focus is on how Ethnic and religious balancing influenced elections, the Composition of each elected government and all the Institutions of Democracy in the country. The book will be of significant value to Nigerians and all those interested in knowing why Democracy in Nigeria remained unstable and ethnic defined.
The need to take advantage of the benefits of implementation of technology in higher education in Nigeria and the fact that a number of e-learning opportunities have been identified through a previous study by Areye (2005) and that such opportunities would contribute to the economic development of Nigeria and diversification of her petroleum dependent economy, this research was conceived to identify possible strategies that can be adopted to form an e-strategy model for the successful implementation of e-learning in Nigeria. Thus, this research focused on developing an e-strategy for practical implementation of e-learning in the Higher Education Institutions of Nigeria. The research findings affirm the need for e-learning implementation in Nigerian higher educational institutions but also showed that though some progress has been made, a lot still needs to be done especially with respect the infrastructural base of Nigeria. The researcher suggests collaboration of Nigerian higher educational institutions with their foreign counterparts in order to reduce the digital divides and to progressively facilitate technologically-driven teaching and learning in their institutions.
The legal issues surrounding abortion in Nigeria and the United States of America are multi dimensional. This work showcase the fact that, despite the fact that, issues relating to abortion in both countries cannot be divorced from the perspective of human rights as well as human rights laws as they affect both the pregnant woman and the fetus (Unborn Child), one point still stands out clearly; "there are areas where the laws of both countries agree, and there are areas as well, where the laws of both countries disagree". The comparative analysis exhibited in this work will go a long way in educating students and researchers on the abortion issue as it relates to Nigeria and the United States of America.
Drawing upon the author’s three decades of work in comparative theology, this is a pertinent and comprehensive introduction to the field, which offers a clear guide to the reader, enabling them to engage in comparative study. The author has three decades of experience of work in the field of comparative theology and is ideally placed to write this book Today’s increasing religious diversity makes this a pertinent and timely publication Unique in the depth of its introduction and explanation of the discipline of ‘comparative theology’ Provides examples of how comparative theology works in the new global context of human religiosity Draws on examples specific to Hindu-Christian studies to show how it is possible to understand more deeply the wider diversity around us. Clearly guides the reader, enabling them to engage in comparative study
The aim and purpose of this book is to explore the market/investment potential of bio-energy/mass in Nigeria, with South East Nigeria as a case study. Data for the study consists of primary and secondary sources. From the data analysis the findings of the research showed that biomass can be found in Nigeria (South East) in sustainable and sufficient quantity. Market potential of bio-energy/mass is found to be significant with potentials for growth. The research reveals that the quantum of conventional energy in the energy market that can be substituted by bio fuel is substantial. The study also reveals that Nigeria''s investment potential in bio energy/mass production may depend on government mandate, production cost of bio-fuels relative to other fuel substitutes, subsidy on petroleum products and the level of agricultural productivity. In terms of capacity for commercial deployment, feedstock supply, sustainability, Nigeria has huge reserve of natural resources and factors deployable for alternative energy production - productive arable land, favorable climatic conditions, abundant and potential feedstock production like cassava, maize, palm oil, sugarcane etc.
The basic idea of this book is on 9-3-4 system of education and managing nomadic education in Nigeria. The author outlines the concept of 9-3-4 system of education, goals of basic education, secondary education and governance in educational institutions in Nigeria. Relevant literature and theories are blends in this book. The nomads are classified as educational disadvantage people in Nigeria. However, this book is a well detailed assessment of nomadic education, the root of nomads and peasant farmers’ conflict, blueprint on nomadic education and curriculum for nomadic school. Similarly, an important aspect of this book tweets on the challenges of nomadic education, with an outlook on the history of Borno State in Nigeria. The author proffer numerous solutions to nomadic education and adequate recommendations were made to all stakeholders. The primary audience for this book are individual learning about African society, international organization, lecturers, researchers, policy makers, donor agencies, commission for nomadic education, writers in the field of African studies and students.
This work has contributed a lot in evaluating implementation of MDGs in rural Nigeria. I highly recommend it to developers and policy makers in Nigeria and beyond (Dr. E. A. Nwankwo). This is an interested research conducted by one of the experts in the area of community development in Nigeria. The research has really set up a sustainable platform for the actualization of Sustainable Development Goals in Nigeria and some other developing nations of the world (Dr. Ernest Ugwoke).
A very accessible and concise guide to Islamic finance Contracts and Deals in Islamic Finance provides a clear breakdown of Islamic financial contracts and deal structures for beginners. The embedded requirements within selected Islamic financial contracts, such as risk weightage, capital structures, creations of cash flows, and balance sheets, are explained fully to provide a solid understanding of the backbone of the industry. Aimed primarily at beginners and those with a background in conventional banking, this book guides readers through the major contracts, how they're applied, and how to discern a contract's legitimacy. Case studies and interviews with bankers and global regulators provide real-life examples of contract application, and the author's own experiences provide deep insight into the everyday issues that arise. Ancillary instructor's materials include PowerPoint slides and lecture notes that facilitate use in the classroom. Literature describing the application of Islamic financial contracts is few and far between, and those providing a basic breakdown of these contracts and questioning their validity are rarer still. This book is the first of its kind, offering a basic approach to understanding Islamic contracts, designed for the true beginner. Understand the current contracts applied in Islamic banking Learn how contracts are applied across different jurisdictions Identify illegitimate contracts and those not in the spirit of Shariah law Examine the current economic realities surrounding Islamic finance By highlighting the underlying themes in Islamic finance and assessing the current practices, this book gives readers the solid understanding and up-to-date perspective that form a solid foundation upon which successful Islamic finance is practiced. For a solid introduction to the Islamic finance industry, Contracts and Deals in Islamic Finance is an accessible, practical guide.
Sale of goods contracts involving the sea carriage largely differ from traditional domestic sales contracts. CIF and FOB contracts represent the most commonly used shipment contracts. The author demonstrates the practical problems resulted from the distinctive characteristic of CIF and FOB contracts in terms of risk distribution in English law. The book contemplates to address the following problems: How the passage of risk in shipment terms affects the title of cargo interest to sue the carrier for the damage in transit; In this regards, the author discusses the contractual claims covering the endorsement issue of the bill of lading and non-contractual claims including tort, bailment and implied contract device. The author presents the problems with risk distribution and provides the practical solutions; analyses the issues concerning the passage of the property, to demonstrate that in practice the passage of property does not play a vital role to determine the title to sue. The second half of the book focuses on the detailed analysis of all the contractual remedies available for CIF and FOB seller and buyer covering all variations of shipment contracts.
The book is built on the empirical research of the CISG over time, in line with facts that have been through a lucid construction prism and intellectually scrutiny. The yardstick for the selection of relevant facts for this book were based on proven knowledge already been revised in a dialectical approach by scholars. The book depicts how laws such as the CISG are relevant in providing and ensuring orderliness to human activities and the society and as such cannot be undermined. Thus, For the functionality of persons and the society it is vital to appreciate those laws that help regulate human and society activities and help confront their legal issues. Contracts of sale of goods is perhaps the most common of all commercial law contracts, as each day an indefinite number of them are entered and concluded. The CISG in Africa-Nigeria espouses the movement for the global harmonization/unification of sale of goods law. The book in a clear way gives understanding to the United Nations CISG, which was created to serve as a total conflict avoidance device that would be a common law of commerce which would stand in place of the various domestic legislation's on sales.