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The Struggle for Sovereignty and Nation Building in Ola Rotimi’s Akassa You Mi: Implications for Contemporary Nigeria (Published)

Modern African dramaturgy is a re-enactment of native historical, political, economic and socio-cultural variables interfused with elements and modes of the west, which is a clear pointer to its dual heritage. This study, therefore, deploys Stephen Greenbalt’s New Historicism, as it privileges cultural context and history, to explore the struggle for sovereignty and nation building in Ola Rotimi’s Akassa You Mi. The main aim is not only to unravel the power play and concomitant rupturing of relations between the British (represented by the Royal Niger Company) and the natives in the ancient Akassa Kingdom of present-day Bayelsa State of Nigeria but also, perhaps more importantly, to essentialize the enduring virtues of unity of purpose and selfless leadership as a sine qua non for a hitch-free and viable contemporary Nigeria.

Keywords: Akassa You Mi, Contemporary Nigeria, Nation Building, Ola Rotimi, Sovereignty., struggle

Cyber Security, Sovereignty and Democratic Governance in Africa, Challenges (Published)

Much of Africa is presently firmly committed to advancing the standards of democracy and human rights that has become topical over the past two decades. Priority reforms to forge a non formidable democratic rule that will secure and maintain the sovereignty of the African nation include the need to improve on both the information society and knowledge economy. This shades light on one of the key phenomenon in the digital age which is our strong dependence on information systems in our life styles, living conditions and our security. Cyber security is a phenomenon which is closely tied to the rapid expansion of information and communication technologies. It has taken a global proportion and occurs across Africa as well as the world in general such that no individual society can disregard it. But Africa has a huge challenge on the face of high rate of cyber crime, cyber terrorism, cyber fraud, cyber attacks and cyber warfare. These cyber threats do not only constitute challenges to humanity and its governance mechanism but they also show us beyond doubt that our policies, institutions, infrastructure and our defense and security systems are not only unprotected but are fragile in nature. The cyber criminals used these threats to continue their malicious pursuit for spying, destabilizing people, organizations and governance perpetrating sabotage or destroying information systems thereby provoking fear psychosis. This highlights the shortcomings and weaknesses of security, governance systems and sovereignty in general. In this environment of growing insecurity, the digital divide is widening to Africa’s detriment and getting trivialized in the same way as poverty that ravages Africa. The continent is still not enjoying all the dividend of digital technology and yet it suffers all the disadvantages more than any other. This work is set to anticipate and analyse governance trend in the face of Africa’s cyber security and sovereignty issues and challenges. To do so we shall identify the barriers to digital sovereignty by securing the digital and technological sovereignty of states in Africa by proposing ways and means of achieving this digital sovereignty. Again, we shall suggest ways of promoting democracy by preserving fundamental rights and civil liberties especially by protecting personal data and to propose the areas where Africa needs to refine its cyber legislation so as to deepen trust in the information society. This is what this work is set to achieve.

Keywords: Africa, Democratic, Governance, Sovereignty., cyber security

Sovereignty And Nation Building in Ola Rotimi’s Akassa You Mi: Implications for Nigeria (Published)

Modern African drama is a re-enactment of native historical, political, economic and socio-cultural variables supported by elements and modes of the west, which is a clear pointer to its dual heritage. This study, therefore, uses Stephen Greenblatt’s New Historicism, as it privileges cultural context and history, to explore the struggle for sovereignty and nation building in Ola Rotimi’s Akassa You Mi. The main aim is not only to unravel the power play and resultant rupturing of relations between the British (represented by the Royal Niger Company) and the natives of ancient Nembe Kingdom of present-day Bayelsa State of Nigeria. Also, more importantly is to present the enduring virtues of unity of purpose and selfless leadership as a sine qua non for a hitch-free and viable contemporary Nigeria.

Keywords: Nation Building, Nigeria, Sovereignty., struggle

THE PALESTINIAN DILEMMA “PART TWO”: HISTORICAL TUTELAGE…..OR…..POLITICAL GUARDIANSHIP! THE PALESTINIAN ATTITUDE TOWARD NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY TILL 1967! (Published)

This paper examines an alternate version of the Palestinian dilemma historically rooted in their selves, and over the ages and times got to be as a main component and the hallmark of their culture and a chronic flaw alike; existence under historical tutelage and political guardianship. Shockingly, the Palestinians prepared – according to their history – to live under the control and governance of their conquerors or victors, in addition to experience the sense of oppressed colonized people under the weight of colonizers. The present examination attempts to investigate the Palestinian dilemma; people under historical tutelage and political guardianship until 1967, and to focus on the notions of the nation, nationalism and national sovereignty. Another aim is exploring Palestine, a land without any national sovereignty and the Palestinian attitude toward it until 1967, alongside nationalism and the Palestinian national movement. This led to emergence, reformation, and said implications until 1967. The analyst infers that the most exceedingly awful chronicled problem, for any individuals, that they habituated to live under tutelage and political guardianship, as this paper demonstrated concerning the Palestinians. Both Palestinian and Arab neighboring pioneers never had any accurate patterns or disposition to secure an independent state in Palestine from the fall of Ottoman Empire until UN allotment was arranged in 1947, or even during and after the 1948 war. Additionally, the Palestinian national movement was unable to lead its people to national sovereignty in their territory in 1967!

Keywords: Guardianship, Nationalism, Palestinian Dilemma, Sovereignty., Tutelage

The Palestinian Dilemma “Part two”: Historical Tutelage……or……..Political Guardianship! The Palestinian attitude toward national sovereignty till 1967! Khaled Abdelhay Elsayed (Review Completed - Accepted)

This paper examines an alternate version of the Palestinian dilemma historically rooted in their selves, and over the ages and times got to be as a main component and the hallmark of their culture and a chronic flaw alike; existence under historical tutelage and political guardianship. Shockingly, the Palestinians prepared – according to their history – to live under the control and governance of their conquerors or victors, in addition to experience the sense of oppressed colonized people under the weight of colonizers. The present examination attempts to investigate the Palestinian dilemma; people under historical tutelage and political guardianship until 1967, and to focus on the notions of the nation, nationalism and national sovereignty. Another aim is exploring Palestine, a land without any national sovereignty and the Palestinian attitude toward it until 1967, alongside nationalism and the Palestinian national movement. This led to emergence, reformation, and said implications until 1967. The analyst infers that the most exceedingly awful chronicled problem, for any individuals, that they habituated to live under tutelage and political guardianship, as this paper demonstrated concerning the Palestinians. Both Palestinian and Arab neighboring pioneers never had any accurate patterns or disposition to secure an independent state in Palestine from the fall of Ottoman Empire until UN allotment was arranged in 1947, or even during and after the 1948 war. Additionally, the Palestinian national movement was unable to lead its people to national sovereignty in their territory in 1967!

Keywords: Guardianship, Nationalism, Palestinian Dilemma, Sovereignty., Tutelage