Lagos Notes and Records - Volume 9, Issue 1, 2003
Volume 9, Issue 1, 2003
Author A.A. LawalSource: Lagos Notes and Records 9, pp 1 –20 (2003)More Less
This study focuses on the administration and management aspects of the railway as a colonial public enterprise. Its policy implementation problems which are examined relate to governmentï¿½s appropriation of its profits, recurrent deficits, subsidies, pricing, and loans. A committee that investigated the problems in the 1920s recommended an immediate commercialization or privatization of the enterprise to be viable.
Evolving national cultural policies for modern African states: Nigeria s experience and the implementation of its cultural policy at the grassrootAuthor Hakeem B. HarunahSource: Lagos Notes and Records 9, pp 21 –52 (2003)More Less
Any Africanist researcher who is familiar with the manner in which some Western historians, social anthropologists and other scholars have espoused and propagated certain ï¿½racist theories' that relegate or deny the facts of the phenomenal achievements which pre-colonial African societies made in the areas of civilised historical and cultural evolutions, growth, transformations and development before 1800, would appreciate the urgent need for modern African Nation-States to formulate and adopt for implementation, ï¿½pro activeï¿½ national cultural policies.
Author F.N. NdubuisiSource: Lagos Notes and Records 9, pp 53 –74 (2003)More Less
The world is replete with forces which are beyond human comprehension. Thus, manï¿½s attitude to these forces has been that of awesome perplexity. Religion is one of the means by which man seeks to enhance his understanding of phenomena or the mystery behind his existence. The interesting thing about religion is that it provides man with a bower of hope during tribulations. However, the core attribute or nature of religion has been a subject of controversy.
The colonial administration, as a parasite on agriculture: the Example of Asaba Division with particular reference to the 1930sAuthor J.G. Nkem OnyekpeSource: Lagos Notes and Records 9, pp 75 –91 (2003)More Less
One of the major motives of British colonial conquest of Nigeria had been the search for industrial raw materials to feed, their (British) industries at home. However, it is demonstrated in this study that while the agricultural sector in Nigeria was expected to play a key role in the fulfillment of this motive, the sector was deprived of the resources generated within it. The mayor instrument of deprivation in the Asaba Division was colonial taxation with the statutory requirement that half of the general Tax Revenue be paid into the State Treasury.
Author Godwin AzenaborSource: Lagos Notes and Records 9, pp 92 –105 (2003)More Less
This article examines the question of the history of African Philosophy. The questions addressed here are how old is African Philosophy? When and how did it really begin? When and where do we begin the writing of the history of African Philosophy? Is it in the ancient setting, or from the beginning of world civilization, or from Western civilization/Christian era in Africa? Do we really have a history of African Philosophy?
Author Tunde OduwobiSource: Lagos Notes and Records 9, pp 106 –114 (2003)More Less
This paper is in the form of research notes. It reviews certain aspects of a contemporary ethnographic study of early nineteenth-century Ijebu society. The original publication of the study was in French but subsequently translated into English with annotations. The objective here is to shed light on issues of anthropological and historical significance concerning the Ijebu arising from the study.
Author Michael M. OgbeidiSource: Lagos Notes and Records 9, pp 115 –133 (2003)More Less
This paper discusses some of the dynamic institutions that served not only as credit institutions, but also as insurance institutions in pre-colonial Nigerian communities. The paper concludes that the various elements that served as insurance institutions during the period did not allow for a responsible spread of risk, although they formed the basis upon which the modem forms of insurance institutions in Nigeria were established and developed.
Author Boniface O. IgbeneghuSource: Lagos Notes and Records 9, pp 134 –171 (2003)More Less
This paper seeks to analyse the Determiner Phrase in Etsako within the theoretical framework of the Minimalist Program, the most recent version of Chomskyï¿½s Generative Grammar. We shall argue that the functional category of Determiner is Head of all nominal projections in Etsako as against earlier accounts in favour of Noun as Head while also discussing the order of the constituents of the Etsako Determiner Phrase. We shall attempt to see how the Minimalist Program can accommodate our data drawn from the Avhianwu dialect of Etsako.
Author O. Opeibi BabatundeSource: Lagos Notes and Records 9, pp 172 –195 (2003)More Less
This essay begins by suggesting that early works in the speech act theory exhibit some inadequacies, especially the use of idealized utterances and speakers isolated from natural contexts. It goes on to provide a review of theoretical issues by highlighting the major focus in the theory; the exploration of how the theory considers a piece of language use as action. Modem writings on the application of the theory to the analysis of stretches of utterances (discourse) are also highlighted.
Author Chigbo J. EkwealoSource: Lagos Notes and Records 9, pp 196 –215 (2003)More Less
Political inquiry, which-may also be called ï¿½The Philosophy of Political Scienceï¿½ deals with the fundamental issues of the discipline of philosophy. In modern times, the analyst is said to belong to either the traditional group, or the behavioural group, both of which represent the main lines of orientation of research in the discipline of philosophy.