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Publication date: 1 January 2008

Victor Ojakorotu

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Advances in Ecopolitics
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78052-669-0

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Publication date: 23 February 2010

Victor Ojakorotu

The crisis in the Niger Delta predates discovery of oil in large quantities at Oloibiri in 1956. Before independence in 1960, conflict in the region took the form of…

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The crisis in the Niger Delta predates discovery of oil in large quantities at Oloibiri in 1956. Before independence in 1960, conflict in the region took the form of agitation for political representation and protection against marginalization by the dominant ethnic groups. However, this crisis took a new dimension in the early 1990s as oil became a major source of foreign exchange and the derivation formula was changed in favour of the federal government with negative consequences on the local people (the need to maintain constant flow of oil have resulted to gross violation of the local people's rights by the state and the oil multinationals) especially under the military regimes. The entrenchment of democracy in the late 1990s further escalated the tripartite conflict between the state, oil multinationals and host communities as the complex crisis drew global attention. The formation of Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP) and Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) in the 1990s to challenge the abuse of human rights over four decades was overwhelmed applauded by the local people of the region. More importantly, MOSOP was the first social movement in the region to have internationalized the plight of the local people while IYC took over from the period when MOSOP had some internal crises that undermined its struggle.

Equally the achievements of MOSOP and IYC have instigated the formation of other social movements in the Niger Delta as a whole. The pressure from these social movements might have accounted for sudden change of policies by the state and the major oil multinationals in the mid-1990s. However, the fundamental question is to what extent the social movements (MOSOP/IYC) and International civil society have been successful with the issue of human rights abuse in the region.

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Global Ecological Politics
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-84950-748-6

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Publication date: 1 May 2006

A.E. Gobo, T.K.S. Abam and F.N. Ogam

To evaluate and examine human perception of causes, frequency, duration, impact, adjustment patterns and local attempts of control, protection and flood prediction in…

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Purpose

To evaluate and examine human perception of causes, frequency, duration, impact, adjustment patterns and local attempts of control, protection and flood prediction in Niger Delta. This will enable rural dwellers to appreciate some local flood control measures.

Design/methodology/approach

Through questionnaires administered in reclaimed areas of urban centres and flood prone communities in the Niger Delta. The data abstracted from questionnaires were then analyzed through Kruskal‐Wallis Function. The Kruskal‐Wallis approach was used as it takes care of large data points, which consists of nominal or ordinal data.

Findings

Human perception of flooding as regards impact and local attempts at flood prediction differ among Niger Delta States. The study highlights the socio‐economic implications of flooding as regards to causes, effects, control and predictive measures.

Practical implications

Assist rural dwellers on cheaper local and emergency measures such as use of sand bars, opening up of creeks and assess, cleaning of drainages to allow free flow.

Originality/value

The paper suggests continuous enlightenment programs as a means to encourage local and emergency measures to be adopted when flooding occurs. The work is original as no such work or analysis had been carried out in the Niger Delta in the past. The paper has provided raw data and knowledge, and adds to the limited literature in the Niger Delta. On the flooding cycles of the Niger Delta. It should also raise the awareness of local dwellers on the requirements for flood emergency response and adjustment.

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Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal, vol. 17 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1477-7835

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Publication date: 1 July 2006

Sylvester Ozioma Anie and O.N. Alakpodia

To report on the Delta State Chapter of the Nigeria Library Association Conference/Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on Wednesday, 9‐10 November 2005 at Federal College of…

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To report on the Delta State Chapter of the Nigeria Library Association Conference/Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on Wednesday, 9‐10 November 2005 at Federal College of Education (Technical), Asaba, with the theme, “Library literacy and sustainable education” aimed at creating an awareness among librarians and the literate members of the state on the philosophy of the profession and the centrality of its place in facilitating a sustained and steady tempo in the educational development of the state.

Design/methodology/approach

A heoretical/journalistic is taken.

Findings

Focus on activities of the event; the conference had, as one of the main activities on its agenda, the launching of a school library in one of the remote villages of the state; a step that was targeted at exposing the students and pupils of this area to recorded knowledge. Considering that knowledge is self‐generating, functioning and expanding on the basis of existing information resources, to promote library literacy and sustainable education in Delta State. Libraries in the State should be equipped and up‐dated with library materials, information and computer facilities.

Originality/value

Reveals how Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) can revolutionize libraries in developing countries.

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Library Hi Tech News, vol. 23 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0741-9058

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Publication date: 7 November 2016

Saturday U. Omeluzor and Gloria O. Oyovwe-Tinuoye

The purpose of this study is to investigate the use of integrated library system (ILS) in academic library operations in Edo and Delta states, Nigeria.

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Purpose

The purpose of this study is to investigate the use of integrated library system (ILS) in academic library operations in Edo and Delta states, Nigeria.

Design/methodology/approach

This study adopted a descriptive survey research design. Total enumeration was used since the population consisting 88 academic librarians in Edo and Delta states is not large and was considered appropriate to achieve the purpose of this study. Questionnaire titled “Assessment of adoption and use of Integrated Library Software (ILS) for library service provision in academic libraries in Edo and Delta States, Nigeria” was used. Before the administration of the questionnaire on the respondents, face validity was carried out to test the validity of the questions. The questionnaire was given to experts in the Department of Information Resources Management, Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State who validated, resolved defects and modified the questionnaire.

Findings

This study showed that there is a general non-use of ILS in academic libraries in Delta state. Findings revealed that three of the four academic libraries in Edo State adopted library software in their library operations except Ambrose Ali University Library, Ekpoma. Findings further showed that the ILS that were used in academic libraries in Edo State are effective. It also revealed that ILS is effective for accessing books and other library materials, retrieval of materials, bibliographic search and provision of links to external databases. Finding also indicated that among the library software that were used in academic libraries in this study, only Koha ILS has the capacity to link to external databases.

Practical implications

The use of ILS in academic library operation is critical. Its adoption and use to a large extent positively affect the library and its users. Non-adoption and use of ILS in most academic libraries is a setback to delivery of quality library services to clientele.

Originality/value

This study is the first that assessed the adoption and use of ILS in academic libraries is Edo and Delta states. It exposed the level of adoption and utilization of ILS in library operations with a view to encouraging libraries to adopt and use ILS for library services.

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Library Review, vol. 65 no. 8/9
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0024-2535

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Article
Publication date: 27 June 2008

Ibaba Samuel Ibaba

This paper aims to examine the place of the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) in the sustainable development of the Niger Delta.

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Purpose

This paper aims to examine the place of the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) in the sustainable development of the Niger Delta.

Design/methodology/approach

To achieve this objective, the paper takes an overview of the oil industry and the Niger Delta. The paper further evaluates the sustainable policy of the SPDC, and highlights the strengths and weaknesses.

Findings

The paper establishes that oil industry activities have undermined the sustainable development of the region. Although the SPDC has created wealth for Nigeria, the wealth does not benefit the Niger Delta people due to the culture of politics which promotes individual and parochial interests as against public good. SPDC's investments in the oil producing communities suffer a number of set backs which include faults in implementation strategy and structural deformities in the development process of the country. Also of note is the environment unfriendly operation of the SPDC that pollutes the environment and induces unsustainable exploitation of natural resources and collapse of local economies.

Practical implications

The paper suggests political reforms and changes in oil legislations that will direct the oil wealth to the benefit of the people.

Originality/value

The paper demonstrates that SPDC's sustainable development strategy in the Niger Delta has gaps that constrain efficiency. This understanding can guide the company to reposition its sustainable development programmes and thus become more beneficial to the oil producing communities.

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International Journal of Development Issues, vol. 7 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1446-8956

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Publication date: 1 March 2005

Patience Uzezi Otolo

To provide a report of the 2004 Annual Conference of the Nigeria Library Association Delta State Chapter.

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Purpose

To provide a report of the 2004 Annual Conference of the Nigeria Library Association Delta State Chapter.

Design/methodology/approach

A brief report of the conference held at the Delta State Polytechnic Ozoro, Delta State in November 2004, with the theme “Libraries: Tools for Education and Development.”

Findings

The Conference had over 150 participants from different libraries all over the State. The focus was on education and development, ICT and new roles for libraries. This regular annual conference is aimed at giving reports, the activities of the association for the past one‐year, deliberations on the activity of the association in the State.

Originality/value

Provides a useful summary of a conference of interest to library and information management professionals.

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Library Hi Tech News, vol. 22 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0741-9058

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Publication date: 7 November 2016

Gloria O. Oyovwe Tinuoye, Saturday U. Omeluzor and Lucky Oji Akpojotor

This study aimed to investigate the factors that influence job satisfaction of academic librarians in university libraries in Edo and Delta states in Nigeria.

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Purpose

This study aimed to investigate the factors that influence job satisfaction of academic librarians in university libraries in Edo and Delta states in Nigeria.

Design/methodology/approach

The study adopted a descriptive survey design using 88 academic librarians in the university libraries in the two states. Total enumeration sampling technique was used for this study. All 88 librarians in the federal, state and private university libraries in Édo and Delta states of Nigeria were considered appropriate for this study. The instrument used for data collection was self-structured questionnaire, and all 88 respondents in this study responded to the questionnaire.

Findings

Five factors capable of influencing job satisfaction of employees – work environment, remuneration, fairness, promotion and training – were expatiated upon to ascertain their influence on librarians’ job satisfaction. The result revealed that all the variables significantly influence librarians’ job satisfaction which serves as stimulus for employee’s productivity and delivery of quality services to clientele.

Originality/value

This research is the first to ascertain the factors that influences job satisfaction of academic librarians in university libraries in Edo and Delta states of Nigeria.

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The Electronic Library, vol. 34 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-0473

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Publication date: 1 February 2006

Stephen Osahon Uwaifo and Anthonia Chukwudumebi Kabadi

The study aims to examine the role of information technology in Local Government Administration in Delta State, using Aniocha North and Aniocha South Local Government…

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Purpose

The study aims to examine the role of information technology in Local Government Administration in Delta State, using Aniocha North and Aniocha South Local Government Areas as the case study.

Design/methodology/approach

A survey approach was used to learn what was actually happening in local government practices.

Findings

IT contributes enormous value to the workings and operations of local government offices and when costs, leadership and management are indicative of such needs, it would be in the best interest of local governments to invest in such a launch.

Research limitations/implications

Economic feasibility and training and development of the human resource function would make enormous differences in the way local governments conduct their work in Delta State, Nigeria.

Practical implications

Local governments like libraries are great potential for IT applications and to build databases of information to be retained and recalled over time.

Originality/value

Applied the imperativeness of information technology practices to see how local practices could be improved for efficiency, quality control and ease of use.

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Library Hi Tech News, vol. 23 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0741-9058

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Publication date: 1 May 2004

Esharenana E. Adomi and Ufuoma Eruvwe

This work surveys staff discipline in university libraries in Nigeria. Staff of two university libraries – University of Benin Library, Benin City and Delta State

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This work surveys staff discipline in university libraries in Nigeria. Staff of two university libraries – University of Benin Library, Benin City and Delta State University Library, Abraka – were used as subjects for the investigation. By means of questionnaires, data were collected from respondents while data were analysed using frequency counts and percentages. Findings revealed sex of respondents, categories of staff used, their working experience, disciplinary measures staff have been subjected to, behaviours/acts that elicited discipline as well as respondents' views on the disciplinary measures of the libraries. Recommendations are made in light of the findings.

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Library Management, vol. 25 no. 4/5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0143-5124

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