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Youth Empowerment and National Security in Nigeria: Issues and Prospects (Published)

Against the background of scholarly debates and controversies on the subject, this micro study critically examines the much generalized and romanticized influence of the great Benin Kingdom on state formation among the west Niger Igbo. It thereby sets out to fill the gap in the historiography of state formation in the area, with the Kingdom of Ubulu-Ukwu as a case study. The study adopts the historical method of description and analysis, hinged on a chronological framework to posit the Nri-Awka area as the source of the initial stimulus for the peopling, kingship and title systems of Ubulu-Ukwu.  It argues that relations with Benin were stimulated by Benin’s needs for the vital services for which Ubulu-Ukwu was famous. These included the security of Benin coronations and the mystical protection of the Oba’s throne, state regalia and the magical paraphernalia necessary for his vitality and rejuvenation. Ubulu-Ukwu, being dynamic, through adaptation and emulation, effected adjustments to its monarchical system. Thus the Benin factor in political and cultural developments at Ubulu-Ukwu was not the result of conquest and imposition, despite a mid-18th century war between the two polities. The study concludes that the tendency to view west Niger Igbo history in the context of Benin domineering military influence and political tutelage which British imperialism encouraged is out of tune with historical reality.

Keywords: Criminality, Empowerment, Lip-services, National Security, Polices, Youth

The Repercussions of Childhood Experiences and the Resultant Neurosis: The Heights of Criminality and Fixation in Shobha De’s Strange Obsession (Published)

This research article is an effort to examine the eccentricities and neurotic persona of an atypical female character in Shobha De’s Strange Obsession who is strangely obsessed for an attractive young lady Amrita, travelled from Delhi to profession oriented Bombay to pursue a career in modelling. Strange Obsession is a tale of a psychosomatic woman named Meenakshi Iyengar who had a miserable and troubled childhood, being a single child of an Inspector General of Police and a social worker mother. Because of imbalanced development in childhood and being a spoilt child of a powerful Police authority, Minx starts extracting pleasure by exploiting people as a compensation for her own anxieties and insecurities. The heights of alternative homosexuality and criminality are skilfully presented through manipulative strategies and merciless behaviour of neurotic Minx. Moreover in the light of Simone de Beauvoir and Sigmund Freud’ theories of lesbianism and fixation, the resultant neurosis and afflicted psyche are well investigated in this article with an amalgam of the stark realities of higher-strata modelling world and sadistic homosexual tendencies.

Keywords: Criminality, Fixation, Homosexuality, Neurosis, Psychosomatic, Sadistic

THE REPERCUSSIONS OF CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES AND THE RESULTANT NEUROSIS: THE HEIGHTS OF CRIMINALITY AND FIXATION IN SHOBHA DE’S STRANGE OBSESSION (Published)

The research paper examines the eccentricities and neurotic persona of an abnormal female character in Shobha De’s Strange Obsession who is strangely obsessed for an attractive young lady Amrita, travelled from Delhi to pursue a career in modelling. Strange Obsession is a tale of a psychosomatic woman named Meenakshi Iyengar (Minx) who had a miserable and troubled childhood, being a single child of an Inspector General of Police and a social worker mother. Because of her imbalanced development in childhood and being a spoilt child of a powerful Police authority, Minx starts extracting pleasure by exploiting people as a compensation for her own anxieties and insecurities. The heights of alternative homosexuality and criminality are skilfully presented through manipulative strategies and merciless behaviour of neurotic Minx. Moreover the paper emphasizes Simone de Beauvoir and Sigmund Freud’ theories of lesbianism and fixation to understand the afflicted psyche and the resultant neurosis with an amalgam of the stark realities of higher-strata modelling world and sadistic homosexual tendencies.

Keywords: Criminality, Fixation, Homosexuality, Neurosis, Psychosomatic, Sadistic

Confusing Violent People with Violent Places: An Investigation Of Urban Change And Criminality In Port Harcourt (Review Completed - Accepted)

Indeed some works on urban settlement and crime are skeptical that specific places can be considered a category capable of differentiating social groups base on their controversial status in other sub-areas of sociology, the twin concept of study of crime and urban communities remain important. Social inequality that shared perceptions of social deprivation have been instrumental in creating a distinct community based collective psychological reaction. It is this specific psychological reaction which in theory has made shanty dwellers more aggressive than non-shanty dwellers. In this paper, we show how spatial inequality goes about constructing difference based on a collective psychological reaction to social deprivation. To do this, the study used some assumptions on key variable ‘crime’, income’ and ‘class’. Using regress and regression micro fit 4.1 statistical package, the study revealed that crime in Port Harcourt is not tied to spatial phenomenon but based on the prevalence of certain social forces which determine the dimension and magnitude of crime. The study recommends the inclusion of urban poor in government housing development plan

Keywords: Change, Criminality, People, Port Harcourt, Urban, Violent, Violent Places’