Open Access Case study

Local Capacity Building and Partnership Development for Sustainable Water Resources Management in the Hadejia Jama’are Komadugu Yobe Basin - Lessons from the Activities of HJKYB Trust Fund, Damaturu, Yobe State

Isma’ila Abdullahi Hadejia, Babagana Boso

Asian Research Journal of Arts & Social Sciences, Page 1-11
DOI: 10.9734/ARJASS/2017/26221

This paper examines the endemic and persistent water resources management problems facing the Hadejia Jama’are Komadugu Yobe Basin (HJKYB) and how the problems cripple livelihoods and sustainable water resources management in the basin. It goes on to outline the various efforts dedicated by all range of stakeholders to solving them. The paper further shows that, the creation of the HJKYB Trust Fund as “a child of necessity” is the most celebrated of all the efforts. Therefore it elaborates the achievements of the Trust Fund particularly its infrastructural interventions and the local capacity building activities as well as the economic importance of these activities to the inhabitants of the basin and the nation at large. In the end it brings out some factors that militate against the continued functioning of the HJKYB-TF and suggests measures for ameliorating them.

 

Open Access Original Research Article

Integrated Promotion and Regional Cooperation for Sustainable Tourism Development: A Case Study in Padang Panjang Regency West Sumatra, Indonesia

Kholil , Nugroho Sukamdani, Soecahyadi

Asian Research Journal of Arts & Social Sciences, Page 1-9
DOI: 10.9734/ARJASS/2017/31217

Tourism sector is the dominant sector in Padang Panjang Regency West Sumatra province of Indonesia. Local governments have a serious attention to make this sector as the basis for local economic development. The main problem is what is the most appropriate strategy to develop the tourism sector as a leading sector to encourage economic growth in accordance with objective conditions of the region.

This study aims to determine the most appropriate strategies in accordance with the objective conditions of Padang Panjang Regency, using deductive and inductive processes. The results showed that the most appropriate strategy to develop tourism sector in Padang Panjang Regency is establishing connectivity and cooperation with the surrounding area, through travel packages and integrated promotion by involving local community, academics, and businessman.

Open Access Original Research Article

Trust and Distrust Determinants of Mobile Banking Adoption in the Nigerian Banking Industry: A Study of First Bank Nigeria Limited

Felicia Akujinma Anyanwu, Harrison Utum Ubi, Amalachukwu Chijindu Ananwude

Asian Research Journal of Arts & Social Sciences, Page 1-25
DOI: 10.9734/ARJASS/2017/30589

This study ascertains the trust and distrust determinants of mobile banking adoption in the Nigeria banking industry by specifically assessing the effect of perceived benefit, ease of usage, risk and monetary cost on customers’ intention to adopt mobile banking. To achieve these objectives, Technology Acceptance Theory was employed using a descriptive survey research design. Using a purposive sampling technique, three hundred and forty five (345) customers were selected and questionnaires distributed accordingly. Out of 345 questionnaires distributed, 325 were fully completed while 20 questionnaires were not fully completed and as a result were discarded. The reliability of the responses were checked using the Alpha Cronbach’s test. Data were analysed using descriptive statistic, Likert scale, Pearson correlation and probit regression model. The result reveals that perceived benefit and ease of usage significantly influence and determine the behavioural intention of customers to adopt mobile banking. The finding also discloses that perceived risk and monetary cost does not deter customers from adopting mobile banking. In view of the findings, banks should vehemently and continually advance the benefits of mobile banking to customers by providing a user guide which will contain abundant details on the benefits of mobile banking, especially on the logistic/transport fee associated with accessing the banking hall for customers that are far from branch location. Banks should put in more effort to improve the ease of usage by negotiating and dialoguing with software producers to design mobile banking applications that specifically meet the need of customers.

 

Open Access Original Research Article

Satirizing the Nigerian Climate: Multimodal Discourse Analysis of Selected Political Cartoons from TELL Newsmagazine

Ariyo, Kayode Samuel

Asian Research Journal of Arts & Social Sciences, Page 1-10
DOI: 10.9734/ARJASS/2017/33327

The study identifies the multimodal discourse features of selected cartoons from TELL newsmagazine. It analyses the features of multimodal discourse in the cartoons, discusses the manners of their deployment in the cartoons and relates the features to the contexts in which they were applied. These are done with a view to discovering their intended implicating messages, especially in the visual images. The study employs both primary and secondary data. The primary data are drawn from cartoons of TELL newsmagazine in Nigeria, while the secondary data are obtained from books, journal articles and the internet. The data are analysed using the frameworks of Multimodal Discourse Analysis (MDA) as explicated by Gunther Kress and Theo Van Leeuwen 2001. The paper concludes that the cartoons are deployed to enhance easy understanding and comprehension of the messages on sensitive political issues.

 

Open Access Review Article

International Politics of Oil Monomania and Food Security: The Nigerian Case

Emmanuel Eyo Etim, Odey Joseph Ogbinyi Jr, Otu O. Duke

Asian Research Journal of Arts & Social Sciences, Page 1-11
DOI: 10.9734/ARJASS/2017/31631

Food security has assumed a prominent role in international politics not only for traditional state actors but also of giant multinationals ranging from large scale Western farming, agro-allied corporations to pharmaceuticals and global food supply and retail channels. This study seeks to examine Nigeria’s oil dependency and its negative effects on food security. It considers the impact of Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF) in Nigeria as compared to Norway and other countries operating SWF. Data were generated using secondary sources. The paper argues that the continuous reliance of Nigeria on oil is largely associated with increased poverty rate resulting from boom burst cycle which accompanies it. It argues that in Nigeria, the SWF has not achieved the purpose for its adoption. Hence, amidst abundance, a high percentage of people living in oil exporting countries (especially Nigeria) tend to linger in poverty. The paper recommends, among others, that oil dependent countries like Nigeria should invest large oil proceeds to other sectors of the economy like agriculture, human resource training and development, and entrepreneurship. Also, good economic management of oil wealth using the SWF and sound fiscal policies are needed to achieve impressive standard of living in Nigeria.