Assessment Of Nigerian Universities Offering International Relations, Studies And Diplomacy

This assessment by PositiveNaija aims to provide a reliable guide on the overall standard of Nigerian universities offering international relations, studies and diplomacy as academic courses and degrees.

This inaugural assessment is a part of a periodic monitoring by PositiveNaija on selected disciplines/courses offered by Nigerian universities, which largely constitute the core areas of the work done on PositiveNaija with the aim of promoting the culture of impactful scholarship and academic excellence in the Nigerian educational sector.

The core disciplines/courses include:

International relations (IR) or international affairs (IA) — commonly also referred to as international studies (IS), global studies (GS), or global affairs (GA) — is the study of politics, economics and law on a global level. International relations is concerned primarily with the relationships between political entities (polities) such as sovereign states, inter-governmental organizations (IGOs), international non-governmental organizations (INGOs), other non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and multinational corporations (MNCs), and the wider world-systems produced by this interaction.

International relations draws from the fields of politics, economics, international law, communication studies, history, demography, geography, sociology, anthropology, criminology and psychology.

The scope of international relations encompasses issues such as globalization, diplomatic relations, state sovereignty, international security, ecological sustainability, nuclear proliferation, nationalism, economic development, global finance, terrorism, and human rights.

“Unite we must. Without necessarily sacrificing our sovereignties, we can forge a political union based on defence, foreign affairs and diplomacy, and a common citizenship, an African currency, a monetary zone and a central bank. We must unite in order to achieve the full liberation of our continent.”

– Kwame Nkrumah

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Assessment Of Nigerian Universities Offering Mass Communication [Unbundled]

This assessment by PositiveNaija aims to provide a reliable guide on the overall standard of Nigerian universities offering mass communication as an academic course and degree.

Mass Communication covering Journalism and Media Studies; Public Relations; Advertising; Broadcasting; Film and Multimedia Studies; Development Communication Studies; and Information and Media Studies.

This inaugural assessment is a part of a periodic monitoring by PositiveNaija on selected disciplines/courses offered by Nigerian universities, which largely constitute the core areas of the work done on PositiveNaija with the aim of promoting the culture of impactful scholarship and academic excellence in the Nigerian educational sector.

The focal disciplines/courses include:

“To communicate is to learn, understand, trust and share.”

– Toju Micheal Ogbe

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The Purpose Of Nigeria! By Victor Femi-Lawal

The Purpose Of Nigeria! By Victor Femi-Lawal

Judging from a cursory glance, it does not seem difficult for one to imagine Nigeria as a gallimaufry of sorts. After all, from nature to culture to religion, the country exhibits a wide range of variegations: its terrain stretches from vast, arid, savannah to lush forests teeming with wildlife; its peoples, Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba, Efik, and some hundreds more, exhibit a remarkable prodigiousness in language, belief systems, festivals, food, and values. In short, the socioeconomic amalgam that is Nigeria is composed of peoples whose origins differ as much as black does from blue. So, the question arises — Why? What is the purpose of Nigeria? Why unite us under a common polity? Why are we in this arduous race of nation-building? A brisk perusal through the books readily reveals the reasons why political entities in general are established: to maintain law and order, direct the affairs of the people, provide social amenities, and the like. This, apparently, does not satisfy the rapacious explorer. This question, stripped to its bones, is one that concerns the ‘higher’ purpose Nigeria fulfills; her uniqueness in society; and her relevance in the comity of nations.

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