Current Institutional Affiliation
Lecturer I, Public Administration, University of Maiduguri

Award Information

Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa: Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Fellowship 2014
Institutional Affiliation (at time of award):
Public Administration, Benue State University
Political Violenec and the Development of Nigeria:a study of Yobe State

This project investigates political violence in Yobe State and its consequences on the development of Nigeria.To achieve this objectives, a sample of 590 responsdents using simple random sampling technique will be selected from six local government areas of yobe state.Out of this number,500 respondents will be administered with the questionnaire while 90 respondents will be interviewed.Three (3) Research Assistants will help in the administration,collection and coding of data.Data obtained would be analysed through percentage technique and cross tabulation.The study will examine the socio-economic impact of political violence on the development of Yobe State and Nigeria generally.Thus,its significance lies in the fact that it aims at giving a coherent analysis of the nature of political violence in Yobe State with particular refernce to to the activities of the Jama'tu Ahlis Sunnah Lidda'awati wal Jihad (BOKO Haram).This study is also timely due to the fact the country is presently confronted with serious security challenges.The findings of this study will help the government of Yobe State and Nigeria generally in finding solution to this practical political problem.This study is therefore guided by the following research propositions:deprivation and frustration motivatess political violence in societies;poverty and low education has a casual link in politically motivated violence and political violence is an expression of systemic leadership failure.The Social movement theory(SMT) would thus be use as the main theoretical framework for this study.