THE NEW POLITICAL CLIMATE IN NIGERIA: CHANGE OR STATUS QUO?
Abdullahi Danâ€™Asbe Jibrin
The government that came to power after the 2015 election in Nigeria promised â€œchangeâ€ This was to address the malaise that it met on ground. However, the socio economic conditions have continued to worsen in the form of high level corruption, kidnapping, armed robbery, youth unemployment and now the scourge of unpaid salaries in most states of the federation. This paper critically examined the political climate and interrogated the â€˜changeâ€™ mantra as promised by the government of the day whether it has actually brought change or merely maintaining status quo. The paper utilising secondary sources of data, found out that rather than change the government has succeeded in maintaining status quo because the change mantra was a mere campaign slogan or propaganda. The work recommended the need for citizens to rise and ask for patriotic leadership, good governance, zero tolerance to corruption and general value re-orientation of citizens
Rating the effects of Owner managersâ€™ characteristics on the growth of small business
Themain objective of this study is to ranking the effects of managersâ€™ characteristics on growth of small enterprises in developing country: Ethiopia. This study is important to both academic research and policy development because of the significant contribution these businesses could make to economic development, the growth of employment and the generation of new innovations. For research design; cross-sectional, descriptive designs study was used in the study. The study used both primary and secondary data. Pertaining to data analysis the researchers used quantitative data analysis techniques mainly descriptive analysis using percentages, tables and mean wereemployed. As per finding shows managersâ€™ characteristics are influencing growth small and medium enterprises. For instance, mean importance ratings of the variables (factors received)Â Â such as; ( managers education, managersÂ past work experience, managers maintaining his/her motivation, managersÂ Â ability to cope with pressure, managersÂ leadership , managers desire to succeed, managersÂ commitment and managers desire to learn)Â were found in the range higher important rates for the growth of SMEs.This implies, all of manager characteristics variables are important and influencing growth performance of business. Therefore, all of these variables are important to influencing growth performance of business.
Relations between imaginative experience and feeling with postural attitudes and tensions
The present study examines the relationships betweenÂ postural attitudesÂ with mental imagined life situations, Â levels of subjective feeling Â of 30 undergraduate male and female psychology students. We Â think that the variations of muscular tone (Basic Tensions) are crucial not only for the form assumed from a posture and the feeling related to it.
Previous research and clinical experiences has shown the relationship between postural attitudes of the neck and shoulders, generated by different levels of muscle tension and styles of emotional organizing.
We hypothesize that the individual differences of Â postures can be considered almost a personality trait.
We used a grid to describe morphologically five postural attitudes. Subjects we askedÂ 1- to imagine three living situations in which they feel well-differentiated features 2- Â then to reproduce mentally the same living situations and simultaneously to assume each ofÂ the postures indicated by the grid. For each living situation, after assuming each posture Â subjects Â were asked to indicate the vividness of the mental representation and the feeling level. The results have shown that some postural attitude significantly reduce the intensity of the negative feeling connected with the mental representation. Moreover, the different postures also significantly affect the vividness.