Gender and Sexuality: a Case of J.P Clark’s The Wives Revolt and Ola Rotimi’s Our Husband has Gone Mad Again Every society throughout history has social and cultural practices that discriminate against people on basis of gender. The extent of such discriminatory practices differs from one social setting to another and may range from seemingly innocuous misinterpretations and stereotypes to the exclusion from participation in vital human activities and denial of fundamental rights. Gender and sexuality have to do with a social construct that explains the biological characteristics of being a male or female and the behavioural expectation of the individual in the cultural milieu.
This study show by means of robust statistical analysis, the magnitude of the changes which occurred in the Nigerian financial system right from the period of regulation and since the introduction of structural change reforms in 1986. Using the ordinary least squares method, data from 1970 to 2004 which covered the two policy thrusts regulation and deregulation are examined. To ascertain whether monetary policy reforms had significant impact on financial deepening during the period under study, three regression test were run. One covered the period of regulation (1970 – 1985), the second covered the period of deregulation (1986 – 2004), while the third covered the period of regulation and deregulation (1970-2004). The empirical analysis carried out in this study showed that the monetary authorities have largely succeeded in their objective to deepen the Nigerian financial system despite the emergence of distress in the banking industry. Past policies of financial repression aimed at encouraging domestic investment by suppressing interest rate produced a negative effect on the financial system. Negative real interest rate regimes did not encourage greater domestic investment rather they influenced banks to be more risk averse. From empirical findings, it was observed that when interest rate regimes tended to be more market driven and less negative in real terms, bank lending increased, National Income increased and national saving expanded. The conclusion from our findings is that monetary policy reforms have achieved great success in deepening the financial system. This finding represents sufficient evidence that if and when the CBN is granted legal and operational autonomy, it can, given the flexibility, strike a happy medium between financial liberalism and occasional intervention aimed at correcting marked failures arising from information asymmetry.
INTRODUCTION Christianity, like every other religion, carries with it certain cultural imperatives. The terms "religion and culture" are often used in a rather confusing manner. Some use the two terms as if they were two sides of the same coin: that is, in contexts that suggest that religion is one half of a whole and culture the other half. Others use the two terms in a way that suggests an opinion that one could be interchanged with for the other; in other words, that religion and culture mean one and the same thing. Admittedly, Religion and Culture are related in a special way which is not easily discernible without a close examination. But it is hardly the case that any of the above understandings of religion and culture is exactly correct. The two terms can neither be used interchangeably nor can they be regarded as two parts of a single thing, rather one - that is religion is part of the other - culture.
This essay x-rays a comparison between the concepts of application and certification as indices of measuring knowledge.
Management is studied at the universities and colleges; some essential degrees in management are Masters of Business Administration (M.B.A) and Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) while the Masters of Public Administration (M.P.A) degree is for the public sector. Individuals who intend becoming management professors and researchers may complete the PhD in Business Management or Administration or the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) Management Process is the process of setting goals, directing, controlling and also the planning, organizing and leading in the execution of any form of activity such as a process (management system or process performance measurement) or a project (project management process)
IKENGA: International Journal of African Studies, Vol. 11, Numbers 1&2 September, 2010