Tag Archives: Policy

The “New” Economic Diplomacy of the Nigerian State, 1988-1993: An Evaluation (Published)

The paper examines the doctrine of “economic diplomacy” which formed the bedrock of Nigeria’s foreign policy during the General Ibrahim Babangida’s regime between 1985 and 1993. The paper highlights the major achievements and failures of the policy during the period under review. Based on its findings, the paper concludes that the failure of the Nigerian state in all ramifications and the conspiracy and hostility of the international environment, combined to frustrate the lofty ideas contained in the ‘new’ Nigerian economic diplomacy

Keywords: Diplomacy, Economic, Evaluation, Nigeria, Policy

Power Sector Reform Deliverables: How Well and How Good to Customers (Published)

This paper seeks to establish the effect of Power Sector Reform through rebranding policy on the quality of service delivery in Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) with a focus on Makurdi Business Unit, a service window of Jos Electricity Distribution Company. It particularly examines the level of staff commitment and attitudinal change with a view to ascertaining its effects on the quality of service delivery to the customers of Makurdi Business Unit. Participants numbering 105 respondents were drawn from the staff of PHCN and their customers (both corporate and residential) within Makurdi metropolis. A 10 item close-ended, 5- point Likert-scale questionnaire was used in collecting the primary data for the study. The instrument returned a Cronbach Alpha of 0.982 reliability test. Descriptive mean with a specified benchmark was use in testing the hypotheses. The result of data analysis revealed that the power sector reform has not significantly impacted on the quality of service delivery by PHCN in Makurdi business unit (MM, 10.3619<BM, 15). It was further observed that the power sector reform has to significantly changed the attitude of the employees of PHCN in Makurdi business unit (MM, 11.6762<BM, 15). Re-invigoration/Sustenance of the campaign through seminars, conferences and radio/television jingles was recommended as a way of ensuring improvement in the quality of service delivery to energy end users

Keywords: Customer Satisfaction, Policy, Rebranding, Reforming

Pretending To Be Free: Oliver Wendell Holmes As a Victorian Revolutionary (Review Completed - Accepted)

Skeptical of Truth and of its assumed relation to public policy, Oliver Wendell Holmes tended to approve of legislation so long as it adhered to proper procedures. He had no need, unlike is great colleague Brandeis, to evaluate the substance of legislative acts. The entire process, irrational in its premises, was sufficient unto itself. He presumed the legislature reflected the public will, almost always devoid of reason. The judiciary’s sole role was to assess the legislature’s adherence to the rules of legislative procedure as laid out in the Constitution. Judges were arbiters of the rules not of the wisdom of legislation

Keywords: Enlightenment, Legislation, Louis Brandeis, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Policy, Procedure, Will