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Monitoring the Health of US Professional Athletes  examines the health status of professional athletes in the United States, with a focus on the body-mass-index (BMI) of players in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) for the 2005-2006 season. The study presents demographic data of the players such

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 The Sahel is a critical zone of convergence. Geographically, it links two oceans and three seas. Itself a semi-arid corridor, it functions as a giant dry river that traverses the central-north of Africa from coast to coast, demarcating the transition between the Sahara desert and the savannah.  Across the land and the water came traders and adventurers seek

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This book deals with challenges of security in Nigeria, including the relationship between security and peace as imperatives for national development. It also analyses the various sources of insecurity in Nigeria and the challenges they pose to democratic governance. The book is a minefield of data on incidences and patterns of violent conflicts in Nigeria since May

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To borrow a hackneyed phrase, Nigeria has had a chequered political history before and since independence from British colonial rule on October 1, 1960. Two sets of actors – the civilian politicians and the military politicians - have been on the national political stage since January 15, 1966. General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida was one of them. In his eight

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Contemporary Uganda and other East African states are connected by the experience of Idi Amin’s tyranny, rapacious and murderous regime, and the latter second Uganda Peoples Congress government, that forced Ugandans to go into exile and initiate armed struggles from Kenya and Tanzania to oust his government. Because of these experiences of disappearances, tortur

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Language in Contemporary Religious Expressions in Nigeria is an important contribution to the enduring debate in most African countries on the roles and importance of language, particularly African languages, in the religious expressions of African people. It is a collection of critical essays and research reports on the essential and diverse roles of language within

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Dr. Eno’s poetry represents a beautiful corona amidst the earlier African poetry.  – Prof. Monica Nalyaka W. Mweseli, Dept. of Literature, University of Nairobi  Eno writes about inequality, marginalization and oppression, among others, combining the English language with a writing style that shows an interrelationship between social thought a

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The book provides an accessible introduction to the Modern Gulf of Guinea. It combines essential themes in the disciplines of history, comparative politics, political economy and strategic studies with a country-by-country analysis of the states of the region. Basically, it examines the people, history, political economy and strategic future of the Gulf  of Guine

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The Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria should be seen as both a phenomenon and as an activity. As a phenomenon it should be seen as expressions of injustice and de-development in Nigeria and as an activity it should be seen as expressions of violence and destruction to satisfy orgiastic aspirations, especially in some northern parts of Nigeria. Again, as a phenomenon, t

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Dictatorship, contrary to the general belief, is not an African invention. The history of this practice dates back to the Roman Empire where the “extraordinary magistrate” and the “ordinary magistrate” wielded uncontrolled power in society. Sadly, post-colonial Africa is replete with examples of African leaders who subsequently adopted the di

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