The Constitution - Volume 6, Issue 4, 2006
Volume 6, Issue 4, 2006
Author Eskor ToyoSource: The Constitution 6, pp 1 –14 (2006)More Less
This article focuses mainly on corruption. It argues in thirty-five theses, the non-centrality of corruption. Corruption is not only a red-herring but fundamentally diversionary It stresses that the point at issue, should be the capitalist social formation which contradictory dynamics breed corruption. The capitalist accumulation process infects society with selfishness, greed, antagonistic individualism and impunity all of which intensify corruption. It concludes by calling attention to a socialist social formation which has the capacity by the sheer fact of its internal dynamics, rooted in social justice, to externuate, if not totally, eradicate corruption.
Author Mike lsokunSource: The Constitution 6, pp 15 –22 (2006)More Less
In the structure and function, the Nigeria police even in a democracy still portray itself, as the colonial vestige that it is. The enduring mutual suspicion between the police and the public has continued to account for the waning of the peoples trust and confidence, which the police needs, to be able to live up to expectations. What is more, in orientation and duty-performance, the Nigeria police continue to reflect the society that has been ranked as the second most corrupt nation in the world. Yet, the police remain an indispensable factor in the social control, and the maintenance of law and order in a society that is systemically gravitating towards disorder and lawlessness. There is need then to police Nigeria by a process of decolonization and orientation so as to empower the police to play the role within the context of a free, democratic and ever-changing Nigeria society.
Author Ediomo-Ubong E. NelsonSource: The Constitution 6, pp 23 –33 (2006)More Less
Gender is not just a space within which identities are formed; it is also a major criterion for the distribution of valued resources and opportunities in a society, such as economic, social, educational and political resources and opportunities. This assertion is supported by a copious pile of evidence, which points to the existence of gender-based discriminations and inequalities in many societies of the world. In Nigeria, in spite of efforts to improve the socio-economic and political condition of women, very minimal result has been obtained quite contrary to expectation. Based on figures from the outcomes of the 1993, 1999 and 2003 elections in the country, this article raises critical issues about the marginalization of women in Nigerian politics. The paper contends that the political disempowerment of Nigerian women is an outcome a of complex of factors, which constricts the political space and excludes women.
Author Fatile Jacob OlufemiSource: The Constitution 6, pp 34 –69 (2006)More Less
The role of women in the development of the nation is quite significant, even though largely impeded and unrecognised. This article seeks to point out such critical areas of women s contribution, while highlighting inhibiting factors toward a greater contribution and, proffering solution so as to produce a well-rounded development of the nation, with an active involvement of its feminine folk.
Author Oscar UbheninSource: The Constitution 6, pp 70 –111 (2006)More Less
This article examines the relevance of corporate citizenship by multinational oil corporations in the Niger Della region, the third largest wetlands in the world. It underlines the common problem faced by many multi-ethnic, middle income developing countries, whose successful resolution could provide the basis for the attainment of good governance, conflict prevention, human rights and sustainable management of natural resources. It argues that beyond playing their part in meeting their commitment to government, these multinationals also owe an even greater obligation to society, an obligation of responsibility.