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GENDER SENSITIVITY IN NIGERIAN FEDERAL GOVERNANCE AND THE EFFECTS ON AFFIRMATIVE ACTION SINCE 1999

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Title Page – – – – – – – – – – – – – i
Approval Page- – – – – – – – – – – – – – ii
Dedication – – – – – – – – – – – – – iii
Acknowledgment – – – – – – – – – – – – – iv
Lists of Abbreviations – – – – – – – – – – – – – v
Table of Contents – – – – – – – – – – – – – vi
List of Tables – – – – – – – – – – – – – ix
Abstract – – – – – – – – – – – – – x
Chapter One: Introduction
1.1 Background of the study – – – – – – – – – – – – 1
1.2 Statement of the problem – – – – – – – – – – – – 7
1.3 Objectives of the study – – – – – – – – – – – – 11
1.4 Significance of the study – – – – – – – – – – – – 15
1.5 Operational definitions – – – – – – – – – – – – 17
2.0 Chapter Two: Literature Review
The Concept of Gender Sensitivity – – – – – – – – – – – – 18
The Concept of Affirmative Action – – – – – – – – – – – – 18
Status of Gender Equality and Situation of Women in Nigeria- – – – – – 19
Levels of Gender Representation in Federal Governance – – – – – – – 22
Factors Militating against active Participation of Women in Nigerian Politics – – – 25
Gender and Internal Party Politics in Nigeria – – – – – – – – – – 31
The Prospects of Electoral Reform for Nigerian Women – – – – – – – – 32
Conceptual Issues: Gender Sensitivity, Sustainable Development and the Effects on Affirmative
Action – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 35
Evaluation of the Goals of Affirmative Action since 1999 – – – – – – 39
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Gap in Literature – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 45
CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
Theoretical Framework- – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 48
Hypotheses – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 50
Research Design – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 50
Method of Data Collection- – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 51
Method of Data Analysis- – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 52
CHAPTER FOUR
Dimensions of the Debate on Gender and Affirmative Action in Nigeria- – – – – 53
Politics of Affirmative Action- – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 55
Arguments for Affirmative Action- – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 56
Arguments against Affirmative Action- – – – – – – – – – – – – – 61
Evaluation of Both Sides of Debate on Gender Affirmative Action- – – – – – – 64
Application to Nigerian Context- – – – – – – – – – – – – – 69
CHAPTER FIVE
Effects of Gender on Federal Affirmative Action- – – – – – – – – – – 70
Status of Women in Pre-colonial Nigeria- – – – – – – – – – – – 70
Status of Women in Colonial Nigeria- – – – – – – – – – – – – -74
Status of Women in Post-colonial Nigeria- – – – – – – – – – – – 76
The Effects of Affirmative Action on Gender- – – – – – – – – – – 77
The Need cum Emergence of Federal Affirmative Action- – – – – – – – 81
Evaluations of the impacts of Affirmative Action on Gender Equality and Women
Representation in Governance- – – – – – – – – – – – – 86
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CHAPTER SIX
Policy Alternative for Women Equality in Nigeria – – – – – – – 100
CHAPTER SEVEN
Summary- – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 108
Conclusion- – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 110
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