Abstract. This work underscores the value of philosophy as a catalyst for both human and social development. It examines the relationship between philosophy and creativity as well as that between philosophy and national/societal development. Thereafter, it argues that the moral development of the people is a necessary though not a sufficient condition for socio-politico-economic cum scientific development to take place in a country. It discloses that prejudice, unfounded assumptions as well as over-emphasis on materialistic values are the major reasons for low patronage of philosophy by the public. After a thorough examination of the nature of philosophy and the inherent values and potentialities it has for the development of the individual and society, the paper goes on to conclude that until Nigerians realize that the goods of the mind are as important as the goods of the body, things may not really change for the better.
Nigeria is a multilingual nation. Igbo is spoken in Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo states of Nigeria. It is also spoken in some parts of Bayelsa, Delta and Rivers states in the southern region of Nigeria.
The study examines the determinants of Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) in Nasarawa State from 1997 – 2016. The study used secondary data and was obtained from the State Board of Internal Revenue Service and the State Ministry of Finance and Economic Development. A longitudinal research design was used in structuring the study. The data collected were subjected to Unit Root test to ascertain their stationarity. Regression model was employed to establish the relationship between the predictor and the explanatory variables, and correlation analysis was adopted to determine the direction and magnitude of the relationship. The results indicate that personal income tax, fines and fees, and licenses are the main determinants of IGR in state. The overall effect of the explanatory variables on the dependent variable is 98% as depicted the value of the r2. Hence, it was recommended that Nasarawa State Government should review their commitments to revenue generation through exploiting the sources of revenue in the state, Embark on sensitization and awareness campaigns to promote willingness of people to payment of statutory taxes and levies, government in their revenue thrive should also adopt and implement commercialization policy on abandoned government factories, and finally, government should computerize the entire assessment and collection to ensure efficiency and also ensure complete autonomy of the Board of Internal Revenue Services of the state.
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Jacobean drama is named after Jacobus, the Latin translation of “James”. Most scholars use this term to refer collectively to the works created during the reign of James I (1603-1625) in England. Simply put, Jacobean drama is simply the drama that was performed during the reign of Elizabeth’s successor. It evolved out of Elizabethan dramas but around 1610, began to show a marked shift from the previous era’s theatrical tradition. This is a period characterized by literature and arts not just because of its societal importance but also because of the king’s love for them. Revenge tragedy, is therefore a form of tragedy where a character seeks revenge over the loss of something dear to him/her directly or indirectly. The main characteristics of the Jacobean revenge tragedy includes; a complex plot, murder, madness/insanity, selfish desires, high sense of violence, we see a protagonist who has a serious grievance against a formidable opponent, cruel act and torment. We also see man’s obsession with wealth, material things and corruption.