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CORRUPTION AND PUBLIC ACCOUNTABILITY IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION IN NIGERIA: A CASE STUDY OF SOUTHERN IJAW LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF 1999-2010, BAYELSA STATE.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Title page – – – – – – – – – i
Approval page – – – – – – – – ii
Dedication – – – – – – – – – iii
Acknowledgement – – – – – – – – iv
Table of contents – – – – – – – – v
Abstract – – – – – – – – – vi
CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
1.1 Introduction – – – – – – – – 1
1.2 Statement of the problem – – – – – – 4
1.3 Objective of the study – – – – – – 6
1.4 Significance of the study – – – – – – 7
1.5 Literature review – – – – – – – 8
1.6 Theoretical framework – – – – – – – 20
1.7 Hypotheses – – – – – – – – 24
1.8 Method of data collection – – – – – – 24
1.9 Method of data analysis – – – – – – 25
CHAPTER TWO: HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF THE SOUTHERN IJAW
LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA
2.1 Political geography and population of the Southern Ijaw local
government area – – – – – – – 26
2.2 Historical development of local government in Nigeria – – 28
2.3 Local government administration in Nigeria – – – – 33
2.4 The concept of accountability – – – – – – 40
2.5 Nature and meaning of corruption – – – – – 43
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2.6 Types of corruption – – – – – – 48
CHAPTER THREE: CORRUPTION AND GOVERNANCE IN THE SOUTHERN
IJAW LOCAL GOVERNMENT COUNCIL
3.1 Political corruption and poverty in Southern Ijaw local government area 52
3.2 Corruption and wealth accumulation in the Southern Ijaw local government
council – – – – – – – – 54
3.3 Causes of corruption in the Southern Ijaw local government area. – 57
3.4 Effects of corruption in the Southern Ijaw local government area – 59
CHAPTER FOUR: CORRUPTION AND DEVELOPMENT IN THE SOUTHERN
IJAW LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA
4.1 Political corruption and infrastructural development in the Southern Ijaw local
government area – – – – – – – 64
4.2 The Southern Ijaw local government council and her development profile (1999-
2010). – – – – – – – – – 65
4.3 The trouble with Southern Ijaw local government council – – 69
CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION
5.1 Summary – – – – – – – – 75
5.2 Conclusion – – – – – – – – 77
5.3 Recommendation – – – – – – – 78
BIBLIOGRAPHY – – – – – — – 80
APPENDIX – – – – – – – – 84

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