CALL FOR SUBMISSION FOR EDITED BOOK
TITLE: MAKING NIGERIA WORK: POLITICS, ECONOMICS, EDUCATION, HEALTH, AGRICULTURE AND LAW
(IN HONOUR OF AARE AFE BABALOLA’S 30 YEARS AT THE INNER BAR)
Nigeria appears to be in a state of uncertainty, anxiety and probably, confusion about its identity, present, and what paths lead to a desired future. In fact, the nation is at crossroads in every facet of its public life-politics, economy, education, agriculture, health and law. There are insufficient, contradictory, confusing, or complete dearth of insights into the present and what the future holds.
Uncertainty about what choices to make and implications of such choices abound in every aspect of the nation. We are at a juncture where critical decisions need to be taken about the pervasive anxiety of the present and build or strengthen infrastructures for a solid future. The nation is at a critical point in history where it needs to make important decisions that will shape its future.
As a polity still enmeshed in wanton display of corruption by most of the past and present political and military administrations with attendant false prosperity from free flow of money (irrespective of an anti-corruption crusade administration, which is crippled by many economic woes), the Nigeria society needs to reevaluate its role expectation-decide which administration it prefers-the corruption-flaunting administration with distribution of ‘national cake’ or the anti-corruption crusader.
Which way Nigeria? How do we make Nigeria work? This is the problem this book sets out to solve.
Aare Afe Babalola, SAN, was called to the Bar in 1963 and admitted to the Nigerian Inner Bar in 1987. He is by all standards a colossus who has positively impacted the Nigerian space on many fronts-law, politics, education, agriculture, health, poverty alleviation and philanthropy. Aare Afe Babalola is a solution-minded individual who does not believe in impossibilities but propelled by values such as faith, determination, industry, labour, honesty, and strong patriotism. This is the spirit and motivation behind his immeasurable contributions to the Nigerian Society. The same spirit inspires and drives our desire to critically look into the current situation in Nigeria, from the academic/scientific point of view, and do diagnosis, prognosis, with the aim of providing therapy to give Nigeria insights to make appropriate decisions at the current crossroads it finds itself.
Priorities will be given to papers that, in addition to identifying problems, make insightful proposals that could lead Nigeria out of any or combination of the myriads of the present unsavory situation into a desired future and ‘Make Nigeria Work’ again.
Thematic areas to be covered:
Law: Election Petitions, Legal Reforms, Constitutional Conference/reform, Implementation of Anti-Corruption Laws, Lawyers and Politics, Criminal Justice, Corruption in the Judiciary, Legal Education, Extradition Treaties, Domestic Violence, ICC, Family Law, Boundary Disputes, Chieftaincy Disputes etc.
Economics: Forex Management, Privatization, Economic Recovery, Entrepreneurship, Banking, SMEs, Skills Acquisition, Youth Empowerment, Resource Control, Poverty Alleviation, Economic Integration, Diversification, Tourism, Insurance, Pension Reforms, Debt Management etc.
Education: University Education, Private Universities, Educational Migration, Education Reforms, Primary Education, School Enrolment, Technological Education, Research and Extension, Curriculum Reviews, Rankings, Grants, Funding, Reverse Migration, Language literacy, Adult Education etc.
Politics: Election Administration, Local Government Reform, Electoral Violence, Political Assassination, Stomach Infrastructure, Media and Elections, Political Party Administration, Democratic Consolidation, National Question, Restructuring, Cost of Governance, Regionalism, True Federalism, Separation of Power, Legislative/Executive, Diplomacy etc.
Agriculture: Rice Revolution, Irrigation, Mechanized Farming, Land Reforms, Animal Grazing, Agriculture Education, Agriculture Policy, Extension Services, Agribusiness etc.
Health: Health Education, Primary Health Care, Community Medicine, Health and Fitness, Long Term Care, Herbal Medicine, Health Reforms, Health Insurance etc.
Abstract Submission Deadline: May 26th, 2017
Notification of Acceptance: June 1st, 2017
Final paper submission deadline: July 1st, 2017 (Submissions will be peer reviewed)
Publication and launching of book: September 2017
Abstract should not exceed 300 words and should include Title, Statement of Problem, Methodology, Context /Objectives.
Please email your Abstract to: email@example.com on or before 26th May, 2017.
Professor Adeolu Durotoye, PhD, Professor of International Relations and Provost, College of Social and Management Sciences, Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti. Tel:+234 8166797753