Before beginning with the summary let know the brief introduction of the book of Acts of the Apostles. The book of the Acts of the Apostles as it is mentioned, it is the second of two part work written to most excellent The-ophilus.
The book begins in Jerusalem and ends at Rome. It describes the establishment and growth of the early church through the work of the Apostles under the direction of the Holy Spirit. The Act of the apostles is seen, as the continuation of the gospel according to Luke because the Opening message that was been address to Theophilus in the book of Luke was also indicated in the act of apostles. The book comprises 28 chapters. It reviews the incident in Luke chapter 24 vs. 49 where Jesus charges his Apostle to stay in the city of Jerusalem until they are clothed with power from on high.
IKENGA: International Journal of African Studies, Vol. 11, Numbers 1&2 September, 2010
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.
In line with Jean Jacques Rousseau, sovereignty is reposed on the masses and not a few political elite or the Leviathan. It is, in his opinion, the will of the generality of masses that inhabit a state that should determine how laws are made to checkmate arbitrary behaviours of the "bad ones" in a state. However, the 1999 constitution of Nigeria does not tally with Rousseau's principle as it was made by undemocratic few (the military men) without adequate consultations. It is in line with the above that we say that the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is an aberration of the General Will.
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.
INTRODUCTION The deluge of environmental problems facing the world today has made it imperative that we re-examine our relationship with the environment, especially as most of these environmental problems are caused by human beings. The environmental system has continued to deteriorate owing to what many believe to be the result of over-exploitation of nature. Many would readily argue that much as man’s activities towards the environment have the survival and well-being of humans as the driving force, the environment and its non-human contents have a value of their own that needs to be upheld. It is the realization of the truism in this assertion that led to the emergence of different pro-nature or environment groups with the primary aim of conscientizing the public on the possibilities and the urgent need for establishing an ethical/morally-based relationship with the natural environment. This paper, therefore, is an exposition and appraisal of some key issues and systems/schools of thought in environmental ethics with the aim of laying bare the latent implications of these varying schools of thought vis-à-vis man and the environment. It also demonstrates that irrespective of the use the environment and its non-human contents can be to man; there is the need and the possibility of developing an ethical-based relationship with the environment.
This essay x-rays a comparison between the concepts of application and certification as indices of measuring knowledge.