Recent Submissions

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Does the world have a gender?
(Monde(s) Histoire, Espaces, Relations, 2022) Oluwakemi Adesina
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Domestic upheaval in colonial Ikaleland of Southwestern Nigeria
(Kaduna Journal of Humanities, 2022) Oluwakemi Adesina
This historical research explores the transformative journey of the Ikale people in Southwestern Nigeria, with a focus of the Ikale people in Southwestern Nigeria, with a focus on the impact of colonialism and Western education. The study examines changes in Ikale administration and societal norms, including adaptations in traditional gender roles. Ikale women's involvement in politics during the first and second republics is also examined, revealing their marginalization. The study argues that the Ikale experience reflects the broader narrative of change and adaptation within Nigerian society during this period.
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Democratization and post election conflicts in Nigeria since independence: a historical reconsideration
(Lexington books, 2012) Oluwakemi Adesina
The subject of elections and electoral practices is important in understanding the history of Nigeria and the democratization process. Election seasons in Nigeria come with both optimism and worries—optimism that a new and dependable government may emerge, and worries about the truculent and aggressive reactions to the electoral process and election results. The democratization processes and elections in post-independence Nigeria have been marred by a recurrence Of electoral violence and fraud. Post-election violence has resulted from the politics Of exclusion, power sharing arrangements, fraud, corruption, and ethno-sectarian conflicts. These processes have been characterized by ballot box snatching and stuffing, rioting, antagonisms, arson, assassination, intimidation, and communal unrest. This unyielding cycle of electoral violence has unceasingly amazed scholars and practitioners. Analysts of the Nigerian political situation have been amazed at the unending cycle Of violence that has characterized elections in the country since the first decade of independence. This chapter attempts a reconstruction of the factors and forces that have contributed to the enduring cycles of political hostilities in a country that was once regarded as the hope of the black race. The natures of such conflicts are also highlighted.
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Assessment of Christian participation in Nigeria politics in first republic in the new normal
(Corpus Intellectual, 2023) Alabi, Fortunatus Godwin
The word politics has been discuss by various scholars to mean "to be acitizen to govern a state or administered the affairs of the state. While morality on the other hand means the standard the societies used to decide what is right or wrong in their behavior. The paper would discuss the, its moralism in the society. Also the participation of Christians in politics, why should Christians be involved in politics, how to be involved in politics, misconception about politics, Christian in politics, Nigeria experience towards an effective participation in politics. Participation in Nigeria Politics must be by the principles of discourse either as scholars in Academic environment, as religious leaders or as a socialites or public opinion. This paper in conclusion is of the opinion that Christians should maintain their morality and integrity and should not be discarded because politics will definitely affect our tomorrow and should not be seen as a do or die affairs. Another important thing to note is a leader you elect or fail to elect have great influence in our freedom. This research therefore recommends that Christian politicians in this new normal in Nigeria should beware who they ally with for politicking.
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Between the 1st and 21st Century New Testament Church: Challenges and Prospects of Emerging Paradigms in the New Normal
(Corpus Intellectual, 2023) Alabi, Fortunatus Godwin
The New Testament Church is the body of Christ characterised by believers who share a common faith and practice, usually meeting together within an identified community. Within the context of globalisation, advanced information technology, and now, post-Covid-19, the traditional construct of "the local assembly" meeting together in synagogues and from house to house in the 1st Century Church is being challenged and redefined by the threats of emerging global diseases and advanced communication systems in the 21st century. This paper uses comparative historical, literary and hermeneutical approaches to contrast, compare and contextualise the 1st and 21st-century Churches. This paper examines the emerging paradigms foisted on the 21st Century Church by developing global trends and their implications on the Church's ecclesiology. This study argues that global issues (such as the new normal post-Covid-19) influence the universal Church's New Testament orthopraxy amidst unchanging purpose, apostolic doctrines, normative and traditions but developing contextualisation. This paper proposes that contextualised ecclesiology amidst emerging global issues will prevent the Christian faith from antiquing