Nigeria from colonial period through post colonial period has settled for federal system of government which allows for division of powers and jurisdictions among the levels of government that made up the federation. Overtime, there have been observable imperfections in the Nigerian federalism which have triggered protests, agitations and patriotic calls for restructuring of the system. On the basis of the foregoing, we commended as follows: that there should be devolution of more powers to the federating units in Nigeria; that fiscal federalism should be practiced to give room for resource control by the federating units and that the principles of federal character as enshrined in our national constitution should be observed in appointment and location of critical infrastructure across all sections of the country. This paper is a departure from this trend, orthodoxy is challenged by showing the nexus and interface between restructuring, social order, and development in Nigeria. Development is said to be a predictor that determines whether a country is progressing or not. A critical assessment of Nigeria’s development despite her abundance in human, natural and material resources reveals that the country is yet to achieve the desired expectations as clamored by her citizens. The objective of this study was to identify the challenges to development in Nigeria. In other to obtain data for the research, the work adopted qualitative research method through textual analysis. The findings of this study revealed that despite the country’s attempt to advance development, several challenges has posed a great threat to her progress. These setbacks range from imposition of politices on the citizens, lack of adequate human resources or capital to implement development plans/policies, corruption and lack of credible leadership among others. It recommended that accountability and transparency should be the country’s guiding philosophy in all her operations. Also once the identified limitations are tackled then development will be realized in the country.
Competitive Team-Based Learning and the Beyond (Review Completed - Accepted)
This paper is an attempt to bring to the fore my MA and PhD level research findings regarding the effectiveness of my instructional innovation, CTBL, in comparison to the Traditional Lecture Method as well as the most popular method of CL which has been developed by Johnson and Johnson at the University of Minnesota in the USA. More importantly, the Paper elaborates the reasons as to why CTBL has been more effective than the traditional methods even in the arena of CL methods in terms of its contribution to effective learning. The paper then substantiates the relevance of my pedagogical approach against the backdrop of ongoing globalisation, which means a great deal of competitive spirit in the present world context of globalisation, in order to bring to sharp relief the significance of my approach in comparison to the present immaterial methods and approaches like CLT, Collaborative Learning, Interactive Learning, and CL methods like that of Johnson brothers for today world context