Africa Conference wordmark
Africa Conference logo

Conference Schedule


The University of Teas at Austin
Austin, Texas
April 3-5, 2015

Conference Schedule: Friday, April 3, 2015

Panel Session A: 11:00 – 12:30

A1: Developing Diaspora in African Human Rights Ideologies.  SAC 2.302
Chair: Paul Lovejoy, Canada Research Chair in African Diaspora History, York University

The Shifting Identities of the Transatlantic Scholar: Africanness and the Problematics of Intellectual Development
        Chinwe Oriji, The University of Texas at Austin

The Pan-African Objective and the African Human and Peoples’ Rights Movement
        Clyde Ledbetter Jr, Cheyney University

Remembering Amadou Diallo and the Other “Diallo” Cases: What is it About Human Rights and Blackness?    
        Mickie Mwanzia Koster, The University of Texas at Tyler

Development, Urban Culture and the African: The Subaltern Redemptive Alternative
        Ademola Dasylva, University of Ibadan

“We Will Be There For You”: African Academics in North America for the Development of Research in Africa
        Abdoulaye Gueye, University of Ottawa

A2: Examining Urban Livelihoods,  SAC 1.118
Chair: Barbara Harlow, The University of Texas at Austin

Urbanizing Africa: What do Women really want?
        Taibat Lawanson, University of Lagos    

Geographies of Sexuality: The Transformation of Sexual Trade and Urban Space in Nigeria since 1900
        Mfon U. Ekpootu, University of Port Harcourt

Informal Citizens Residents’ Perceptions of Space and Place in a South African Informal Settlement
        Melissa Kelly, University of the Free State

Survey of Quality of Living Among Urban and Rural Families in Ondo State, Nigeria
        Mary Yemisi Falana, Adeyemi College of Education

Migration, Urbanization and Poverty in North Central Nigeria: Implications on women and Children
        Okpeh O Okpeh, Federal University Lafia

Agricultural Policies and Rural Development, The Case of South Western Nigeria, 1945-1960
    Jonathan Olu Familugba, College of Education Ikere, Nigeria

A3: Rural Development and Women's Agricultural Practices,  SAC 2.120
Chair: Jide Owoeye, Lead City University, Ibadan

Gender and Development in Africa: The Shifting Influence of Urbanization on the Historic Role of Umuada in Igboland, Southeast Nigeria
        Chidi M. Amaechi, University of Nigeria

Entrepreneurship: A Tool for Sustainable Development among Women in Akokoland, 1900-1960
          Faboyede Olusanya, Adekunle Ajasin University    
The Role of Women in Agriculture in the Development of Entrepreneurship in Benue State Nigeria
      Hope Ladi Ocholi, National Defence College
Hu(man) Rights and Women in Rural Kanungu During the Administrations of Amin, Obote II, and Museveni in Uganda
        Tushabe wa Tushabe, Kansas State University

A4: African Cinema, Globalization, and Human Rights,  SAC 3.116
Chair: MaryEllen (Ellie) Higgins, English and Comparative Literature Department, Pennsylvania State University

Reframing Human Rights: Hotel Rwanda (2004), L’Homme qui crie (2010), Global Conflict, and International Intervention
        Dayna Oscherwitz, Southern Methodist University
Hip Hop Politics: Agitation Through Film and Music in West Africa
    Rita Keresztesi, University of Oklahoma    

Delirious Aesthetics in Contemporary Music Videos about the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) Atrocities in Northern Uganda
        Okaka Opio Dokotum, Kyambogo University        

Urbanised Servitude: Representations of Househelps in Nollywood
        Bosede Funke Afolayan, University of Lagos    

African Cinema and Human Rights
        MaryEllen (Ellie) Higgins, Pennsylvania State University

A5: Confronting Multi-Ethnic Insecurity,  SAC 3.112
Chair: Segun Ogungbemi, Department of Philosophy, Adekunle Ajasin University

Ethnic Politics and Insecurity in Nigeria: Consequences for Economic Development
        Omokeji Ganiyu Rasaq, Fountain University
     Oladele Adeleke, Olabisi Onabanjo University
        Goke Abidemi Lalude, Fountain University

Terrorism and Urban development in the Northern Nigeria
        Jumoke Oyinloye, The Polytechnic Ibadan
Terrorist Activities and Economic Development in Nigeria

       Adeola Lawrence Sunday, University of Ibadan

The Role of Arab Nationalism in the Collapse of the Ottoman Empire: Making a Case for Ethno-Religious Crisis and the Challenges of National Integration in Nigeria in the 21st Century
        Attahhiru Ahmad Sifawa, Sokoto State University    

A6: Language Recognition, Inclusion and Development Planning,  SAC 3.114
Chair: Hélène Tissières, Department of French and Italian, University of Texas at Austin

The place of Indigenous Nigerian Languages in National Development
        Ngozi U. Emeka-Nwobia, Ebonyi State University

The Role of Igbo Language in National Development and Urbanization
        Onu Mercy Agha, Ebonyi State University

The Role of Translation in National Development
        Agwu Patience Uzoma, Ebonyi State University

Harmony Between Two Worlds: Urhobo Laments and Communal Development
        Felicia Ohwovoriole, University of Lagos

Acculturation of Knowledge through Sustainable Language Engineering for National Development: The Case of Igbo.
        Chinwe Obianika, Uzoma, Ebonyi State University

Minority Languages and the Goals of MDGs: Intervention Models for Sustainable Development in Nigeria-Africa
        Terseer Jija, Benue State University

Panel Session B: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

B1: Economic Models and Business Development,  SAC 2.114
Chair: Bridget A. Teboh, Department of History, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth

Development of Bitumen Industry in Agbabu, Ondo State and its Socio-Economic and Psychological Implications
        Colenious Olu Aboluwoye, Adekunle Ajasin University
     M.O. Ajayi, Federal University of Technology

An Analysis of the Effect of Banking Sector Reforms on Credit Supply to Small and Medium Enterprises in Nigeria
        Ali Ocholi, University of Agriculture?

Evaluation of the Role of Nigerian Capital Market towards Economic Growth and Development
        Maryam Abdu, Kaduna State University    

Top Up, Pay as You Go! The impacts and potentials of the mobile telephony and Internet revolutions on the lives of Africans
        Bamidélé Aly, Panthéon-Sorbonne University

Strategic Entrepreneurship, Collaborative Innovation and Business Development in Africa: A Study of Nigerian SMEs
     E.O. Oduwole, Olabisi Onabanjo University
    Ogunkoya O.A., Olabisi Onabanjo University

Public-Private Partnership as a Model for Community Development in Nigeria
        Silk Ugwu Ogbu, Pan-Atlantic University    

B2: Cultural Expression and the Production of Gendered/African Identity,  SAC 3.112
Chair: Bridget Itunu Awosika, Department of Home Economics, Adeyemi College of Education, Nigeria.

The Mass Media and National Development: The Case of ‘Baby Factory’ Activities in Nigeria
        Onyinyechi Nancy Nwaolikpe, Babcock University Ilishan    

In the Discourse of Nigerian Popular Music in the Urban Space
        Adeoluwa Okunade, University of Port Harcourt
A Sociological Analysis of Feminine Gender as Perceived in Nigerian Hip Hp Culture
        Albert Oikelome, University of Lagos    

Women Chastity in Pre-Colonial YorubaLand and Development
        Victoria Kikelomo Olugbemi, Adekunle Ajasin University

B3: Reinterpreting Global Knowledge Through Subaltern Epistemologies,  SAC 1.118
Chair: Abena Dove Osseo-Asare, Department of History, The University of Texas at Austin

 Labouring Masses in the Planter’s Raj: Everyday Life in the Tea Plantations of Nineteenth-Century Assam (1860-1900)
        Abikal Borah, The University of Texas at Austin

Cultural Revitalization of Oral Traditions and the Emergence of Epistemologies of the South within the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua
        Marianela Muñoz Muñoz, The University of Texas at Austin

Crossing Epistemologies: Black Atlantic Sacred Philosophies and Alternative Modes of Knowing
        Farid Suárez, The University of Texas at Austin

Dahiyeh: The Geography of Separation and Integration in Greater Beirut
        Katherine Maddox, The University of Texas at Austin

 “An Algerian Work in Arabic”: Arabic and French Linguistic Mixing in Kateb Yacine’s Nedjma
        Jocelyn Wright, The University of Texas at Austin

Reinterpreting Medical Violence in Colonial Africa: Fanon and the Regulation of Colonized Health
        Ben Weiss, The University of Texas at Austin

B4: Contemporary Electoral Policies in Nigeria,  SAC 2.120
Chair: Bolaji Omitola, Department of Political Sciences, Osun State University

Breaking the Dance on the Brink: Post 2015 Nigerian Presidential Election
        Osaore Aideyan, Illinois State University    
        Osunde Omoruyi, Benedicta Ideho

Religious Relations and National Development in Nigeria: An Assessment of The 2015 Post- Presidential Elections
       Mosee Edokpolo-Nosayaba, College of Education, Ekiadolor    
Youths and Electoral Democracy in Nigeria: The 2011 Ughelli North Senatorial Elections
        Ejikeme Nonso, The University of Victoria    

Democracy, Dictatorship and Citizens’ Capabilities: Evidence of Two Half Decades of Reforms from Sub-Saharan Africa
        Osaore Aideyan, Illinois State University    
       Osunde Omoruyi, University of Benin, Nigeria; Benedicta Ideho, University of Jyväskylä,
Democracy – Electoral Politics and Nigeria’s 4th Republic
        Tyodzua Atim, Benue State University

B5: State Insecurity and Human Rights Institutions, SAC 3.116
Chair: Mfon Ekpootu, Department of History and Diplomatic Studies, University of Port Harcourt

The Issue of State’s Human Rights Abuse in International Relations: Is Economic Power Exonerating China?
    Adaora Osondu-Oti, Afe Babalola University    

Robert Mugabe and the Human Rights Question in Zimbabwe, 1980-2010
    Udida A. Undiyaundeye, University of Uyo    

RPF Responsibility in the Assassinations of Exiled Rwandan Dissidents
    Sean Curtis, University of Texas at El Paso

The Place of Human Rights Organizations in Democratic Nigeria
    ‘Gbade Ikuejube, Adeyemi College of Education    

Policing Humanity: Revisiting Human Rights and Human Trafficking in South Africa
        Typhanie Hill, The University of Texas at Tyler    

Assessing The UN’s Force Intervention Brigade in Eastern DR-Congo
        Brian O’Donnell, The University of Texas at Austin

B6: Socio-Spatial Segregation and the African Metropolis,  SAC 2.302
Chair: Professor Leo E. Otoide, Department of History & International Studies, University of Benin, Nigeria.

Understanding the Zongo: Processes of Socio-Spatial Marginalization in Ghana
        Emily Anne Williamson, MIT      

The Logic of Exclusion in Nigeria Urban Space and the Imperative of Cosmopolitan Rights
        Oladele A. Balogun, Olabisi Onabanjo University
    Ademola K. Fayemi, Lagos State University

Urban Fragmentation and Gated Communities in Lagos, Nigeria
        Taibat Lawanson, University of Lagos

Abeokuta and the Social Problems of Urbanization: 1960-1990
        Balogun O. Olumuyiwa, Olabisi Onabanjo University   

Depeasantization and Proletarianization: Revisiting the Consequences of De-Industrialization and Urbanization in Africa
        Eke Okechukwu Philip, Ahmadu Bello University

Incidence of Democratic Rule on Urban Development in Nigeria
        Olatomide Emmanuel Babalola, College of Education, Nigeria

Panel Session C: 3:45 – 5:15pm

C1: Health Interventions and Building Medical Capacity,  SAC 3.116
Chair: Heidi Frontani, Department of History and Geography, Elon University

Disabling Donor Demands: The Coercion of the International HIV/AIDS Agenda
        Emily Mediate, University of Notre Dame

Excellent Aid: An Analysis of Two Charitable Foundations’ Medical Philanthropy in Six Urban Areas
        Heidi Frontani, Elon University

Africa Command, Health Diplomacy, and U.S. Response to the Ebola Epidemic: Obama Care in West Africa
        Peter A. Dumbuya, Fort Valley State University

Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health: Analyzing Trends, Challenges, and the Way Forward in Post-MDG Sub-Saharan Africa
        Peter Morrison, The University of Texas at Austin    
       Christle Nwora, The University of Texas at Austin; Saumya Wali, The University of     Texas at  Austin    

Emergency contraception in post-conflict Somalia: Assessing awareness and perceptions of need
        Faduma Gure, University of Ottawa
      Mohammed Koshin Dahir, Marian Yusuf, Angel M. Foster, DPhil, MD, AM

C2: Nigerian Stability and the Boko Haram Insurgency,  SAC 2.302
Chair: Mickie Mwanzia Koster, Department of History and Political Science, The University of Texas at Tyler

The Challenges of Boko Haram Insurgency and Development in Contemporary Nigeria
        Segun Ogungbemi, Adekunle Ajasin University

Sustainable Development in Africa and the Narratives of Insurgency: Examination of Boko Haram in Nigeria
        Felix Chinwe Asogwa, Enugu State University of Science and Technology
       Daniel Ugwuja, Enugu State University

Conflict, Insecurity and Sustainable Development in Africa: the Boko Haram Insurgency in Nigeria
        Chukwudi S. Osondu, Federal Polytechnic
        Nwabufo I. Okeke-Uzodike, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Education and Insurgency: The North East Geopolitical Zone of Nigeria
        Jacob S.K. Gandu, Kaduna State University

C3: Indigenous Knowledge and Technology,  SAC 2.120
Chair: Tushabe wa Tushabe, Kansas State University

Mobilizing Indigenous Technology for Sustainable Development in Africa: Assessment of Igbo Indigenous Technology, South-East Nigeria    
        Felix Chinwe Asogwa, Enugu State University of Science and Technology
        Daniel Ugwuja, Enugu State University

Potential Application of Indigenous Knowledge Within the Context Urban Transport Planning and Development in Developing Countries
        Steven Jones, University of Alabama

Technological Development in Africa’s Past and Present    
        Abidemi Babatunde Babalola, Rice University

C4: Conceptualizing Human Rights in Africa,  SAC 1.118
Chair: Céline A. Jacquemin, Political Sciences Department, St Mary’s University

Human Rights and the Debates Over Dignity and Social Order in Africa
        Edward Kissi, University of South Florida

Human Right Violation in Nigeria since 1999: A Historical Overview
        Ayobami O Ajayi, Emmanuel Alayande College of Education

Human Rights in Africa: Beyond Social Relativism
        Temisanren Ebijuwa, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology
A Philosophical Analysis of Human Rights in Traditional African Society: A Study of IgboLand
        Christiana O. Chukwu, Ebonyi State University

Echoes of (Under) Development: Voices from the Niger-Delta of Nigeria
        Ijeoma C. Nwajiaku, Federal Polytechnic

Democratic Governance and Human Rights in Central Africa: An Investigation
         Jayanta Krishna Sarmah, The University of Texas at Austin

C5: The Politics of Migration in Africa,  SAC 3.112
Chair: Aaron Bady, Department of English, The University of Texas at Austin

Migrant Empire Building in some Urban Centers in North Central Nigeria: A Comparative Study of the Hausa and Igbo Ethnic Groups
        Okpeh O Okpeh, Federal University Lafia    

Diasporic Experiences in Amma Darko’s Beyond the Horizon and Chimamanda Adichie’s Americanah
        Bosede Funke Afolayan, University of Lagos    

The Impact of Immigration on African Marriage Concept - A Pastoral Theological Study
        Elijah Baloyi, University of South Africa

Comparative Study of Diaspora Engagement Policies in Africa
        Jack R. Mangala, Grand Valley State University

A Concrete Friendship: Turkey’s Emigrant-Developmental Policy in Libya
        Zavier Wingham, New York University Kevorkian Center    

An investigation into the Personal intention to change Behaviour towards Preventing HIV among Male Nigerian Migrants in Sunnyside, City of Tshwane
        Abdulmalik Inusa Abdulrasheed, University of South Africa
       Nanette Minnaar, University of South Africa

African Migration and the Challenge of the Contemporary International Order    
        Abolade Adeniji, Lagos State University    

C6: Higher Education and Sustainability,  SAC 3.114
Chair: Jamaine Abidogun, History Department, Missouri State University

Higher Education for Sustainable Development: Nigerian Universities in the Global Eye
        V.E. Yonlonfoun, Tai Solarin University of Education

Universities and Socio-Economic Development of Host Communities: The Case of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Nigeria
         Oladele Adeleke, Olabisi Onabanjo University
        Omokeji Ganiyu Rasaq, Fountain University

Education for Sustainable Development
        Rexson Igbinosun Uyioghosa, College of Education, Edo State  
Gender Realities of leadership opportunities and ICT related development in Higher Education: A review of TASUED staff (2007-2014)
         Adefunke Ekine, Lecturers at the Tai Solarin University of Education, Nigeria
        Jimoh Olufunbi Akorede, Tai Solarin University of Education; Deborah O. Tobih, Tai     Solarin University of Education

Refocussing On Educational Policies and Implementation For Entrepreneurial, Technological and Economic Transformation In Nigeria.
        Bridget Itunu Awosika, Adeyemi College of Education

Dinner Reception, 5:30-6:30 PM
Garrison Hall, second floor
(Registered conference participants only)

Keynote Lecture, 6:45-7:45
Student Activity Center Auditorium, 1.402

“The Role of the Diaspora in Africa’s Economic and Political Transformations”
Dr. Paul Tiyambe Zeleza, Quinnipiac University

Conference Schedule: Saturday, April 4, 2015

Panel Session D: 9:30 – 11:00am

D1: Governing Institutions and Development Politics,  SAC 2.302
Chair: Ntim Gyakari Esew, Department of Political Science, Kaduna State University

Party System and the Political Economy of Underdevelopment in Nigeria
    Antonia T. Okoosi-Simbine, Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research     
        Dhikru Adewale Yagboyaju, University of Ibadan

National Conference and Sustainable Development in Nigeria
    Joseph Okwesili Nkwede, Ebonyi State University
        Udoikah Joseph Michael, Ebonyi State University

Assessing the Developmental Implications of Ghana’s Judicial Independence
    Josephine Dawuni, Georgia Gwinnett College

The Factors Responsible for Executive and Legislative Conflicts in Nigeria Political Development
    Ihemeje Chidiebere Godswealth, Universiti Putra Malaysia

State-Society Relations and Economic Development in Sub-Saharan Africa
    Kenneth E. Kalu, National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA)

Regional Integration and the development conundrum in Africa: A Comparative analysis of SADC and ECOWAS
        Samuel O Oloruntoba, University of South Africa

D2: New Directions for Entrepreneurship Development,  SAC 3.116
Chair, Hauwa'u Evelyn Yusuf, Department of Sociology, Kaduna State University, Nigeria

Gender Dynamics and Entrepreneurial Development in South Eastern Nigeria
        Grace I. Ibe-Enwo, Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic        
South Africa’s policy vision for black business – the role of entrepreneurship in development
        TK Pooe, North-West University, Vaal campus

Entrepreneurship and Development: The Nigerian Experience
        F.E. Iyoha, Ambrose Alli University
        Patrick Osa. Oviasuyi, Ambrose Alli University

Impact of Foreign Aid on Nigeria’s Socio-Economic Development: An Assessment of the Democratic Era
        Oluwasegun Samuel Adesina, University of Benin    

Challenges Facing the Sustainability of Entrepreneurial Development in Nigeria: 1994 to 2014
        Sulayman Olubunmi Ganiyu, Adeyemi College of Education

Costuming the Carnival Calabar: An Index for Gender Empowerment and Entrepreneurial Development
        Umana Ginigeme Nnochiri, Cross River University of Technology
        Ginigeme U. Nnochiri, Federal University

Entrepreneurship as a Mechanism for Economic Development: Reflections on the Nigerian Experience
        Alao Oluwadare, Yaba College of Technology

D3: Health, Development and the Built Environment,  SAC 1.106
Chair: Oluwatoyin A. Asojo, National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine Houston Texas

Health and Rural Development in Nigeria: A portrait of the Ibarapa Programme after a century of rural health service, training and International cooperation in Nigeria.
        Oluwatoyin A. Asojo, Baylor College of Medicine

Promoting Health and Nutrition Education Among Households in the Urban City Umuahia
        Patricia Etuna Mbah, University of Agriculture, Umudike    

Nigerian Structural Adjustment Program and Neglected Tropical Disease
        Steve Meregini, Baylor College of Medicine

Stakeholder empowerment and disease control –Ebola outbreak in West Africa 2014
        Oluwatoyin A. Asojo, Baylor College of Medicine

Ebola Outbreak in West Africa: An Urban Nightmare
        Onaiwu W. Ogbomo, University

Sustainable Design Strategies and Practices: Recommendations for the Building Industry in Nigeria
       Abimbola O Asojo, University of Minnesota    

D4: Rethinking Development Through Indigenous Perspectives,  SAC 2.120
Chair: Amadou Fofana, Department of French, Willamette University

Ayipada-Otun: Revisting Africa Cultural Value towards Africa Development
        Sunday Layi Oladipupo, Adekunle Ajasin University

Democracy and the Right of the Minority in Africa
        Moses Oludare Aderibigbe, The Federal University of Technology

Modernization in Africa Equals Underdevelopment: Making the Case for a New Paradigm
        Akin Ogundiran, University of North Carolina Charlotte

From State-Centered Development to Market Economy: Chronicling Africa's Development Crisis
        Bonza Chizea, Ambrose Alli University

The Narratives of Development in The Kanga Metaphor
        Wambui Wa-Ngatho, Rice University

Semiotic Notions of Development and the National Flag: A Case Study of ‘Our National Flag’
        Ismaila Rasheed Adedoyin, University of Lagos

D5: Whose City: Examining Claims to Space and Urban Accessibility,  SAC 1.118
Chair: Aribidesi (Desi) Usman, School of Social Transformation, Arizona State University

Violence and Criminality as Encountered in Urban and Rural Spaces: Where are you Safe in Contemporary Nigeria
        Eke Okechukwu Philip, Ahmadu Bello University

‘Urban Man in Jos’: Growth, Transiting Power and Authority in a Conflict Prone City
        Henry Gyang Mang, University of Jos

Human Spaces and Urban Livelihoods: A Sociolinguistic Study of Ghetto Language in Makoko, Lagos Mainland, Nigeria
        Mojisola Shodipe, University of Lagos

Hypomobility – An Epidemiological Analogue for Viewing Urban Transport Conditions in Developing Countries
        Emmanuel (Kofi) Adanu, University of Alabama
        Steven Jones, University of Alabama

Conflicts and Urban Dwellers in Jos: Issues in Rights to City
        Larab Tangshak Ayuba, University of Jos
        David Nyam Ajiji, Federal University Lafia

Challenge of Sustainable Urban Development in the Third World
        Victor Etim Ndum, University of Calabar
        Stella-Maris Okey, Cross River University of Technology

Panel Session E: 11:15 – 12:45

E1: Assessing Political Parties' Development Strategies,  SAC 1.106
Chair: Consoler Teboh, St Cloud State University

Towards a Result-Oriented Development Framework for Nigeria: A Critique of President Jonathan’s “Transformation Agenda”
        Tola Odubajo, University of Lagos
Interrogating Africa's Development Paradigms: Dr Kwame Nkrumah's Development Strategies in Ghana in Retrospective
         Ntim Gyakari Esew, Kaduna State University
             Yakubu Haruna Ja'e, Kaduna State University; John Danfulani, Kaduna State University

Ensuring Effectiveness in the Twenty-First Century Cameroon Civil Service: A Cultural Competence Perspective
        Consoler Teboh, St. Cloud State University
Philosophy and political development: How does satisfaction become opinion in Africa?
         Karen Okhoya-Inyanji, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

E2:  Youth and Human Rights,  SAC 2.120
Chair: Steven Salm, Department of History, Xavier University

Poster Children: UNICEF's Depoliticiziation of Childhood 1946-1989    
    Kristen Carey    , Boston University

Literacy: A Human Rights Issue
    Rosalie B. Kiah, Norfolk State University

Trends, pattern and impact of Child Labour, Exploitation, Abuse or Misuse in Northern Nigeria
    Hauwa'u Evelyn Yusuf, Kaduna State University    

Empowering Children and Enlightening Parents: An Assessment of Child Protection Education in Rural Togo    
    Komi Begedou, Université de Lomé

The Impact of Modernity in Reinforcing Witchcraft in Africa: The Case of Children’s Human Rights    
    Uchenna Onuzulike, James Madison University

E3: Governance and Internationalism,  SAC 2.302
Chair: Antonia T. Okoosi-Simbine, Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research (NISER), Nigeria.

Development Planning Under Stress in West Africa: Exploring Options to Forge Ahead
    Naomi Onyeje Doki, Benue State University    

US African Leaders Summit: A Look behind the Speeches and Fanfare
    John Danfulani, Kaduna State University
           Ntim Gyakari Esew, Kaduna State University; Yakubu Haruna Ja'e, Kaduna State

Salvaging Governance in Sub Saharan Africa: The International Criminal Court and Making Corruption a Crime against Humanity
    Adoyi Onoja, Nasarawa State University
    Udo Osisiogu, Nasarawa State University

Understanding the African Development Strategies: The Nigeria Development Strategies as the Focus
    Juliet Adaku Egesi (Nee Nwokenkwo), Owerri Archdiocesan Catholic Education Commission

Subjects or Agents? An exploration of policy diffusion processes within the African Union
    Jacquelin Kataneksza, The New School

A World Without Borders
    Michael Vickers, Independent Scholar, UK,

Africa Command (Africom): Is this a New Militarization in Africa?
        Augustine E. Ayuk, Clayton State University

E4: State Power, Development and Human Rights in Africa,  SAC 1.118
Chair: Hervé Tchumkam, Southern Methodist University  

State Power, Life, and Death in Postcolonial Africa
    Hervé Tchumkam, Southern Methodist University

Faces of Contemporary Cosmopolitanism in Nigeria: Thoughts on Nollywood and the Boko Haram
    Olivier Tchouaffe, Southwestern University

Urban Space, Biopower and Human Righst in Aminata Sow Fall’s La grève des battu
    Gérard Keubeung, University of Tennessee Knoxville

 “Messiahs” and “Outcasts”: Cameroonian Exiles and their Quest for a Status and a Space of Intervention?
    Ramon Abelin Fonkoue, Michigan Technological University

E5: Religion and Public Development,  SAC 3.112
Chair: Onaiwu W. Ogbomo, Africana Studies & History, Western Michigan University

Repositioning Christian Religious Education in Nigeria as an Impetus for National Development
    Ezekiel K. Akano, Emmanuel Alayande College of Education

Western Education as a Panacea for Accelerated Development of Yorubaland, South-western Nigeria
    Rotimi Williams Omotoye, University of Ilorin

Idolatry is not Culture, it is a Sin against God: Pentecostal Charismatics Christians' Polemic against Orisa Worshipper in Ilé-Ifè
    Enoch Olujide Gbadegesin, Obafemi Awolowo University

Exploring the Relationship between Religion and Innovation in Africa
    John Kalu Osiri, Washington State University
    Boris Houenou, Washington State University; and Ifeyinwa Onyenekwu, University of
            Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Black Church as the womb of Black theology of liberation? Why the Uniting Reformed Church in Southern Africa is not a Black Church?
    Rothney S. Tshaka, The Univeristy of South Africa

Lunch Reception for Registered Participants
12:45-2:30 PM  
Student Activity Center Ballroom, 3.410

Panel Session F: 2:30 - 4:00

F1: Critiquing Neoliberalism: Rethinking African Development,  SAC 3.302
Chair: Indrani Chatterjee, History Department, The University of Texas as Austin

The Imperativeness of Transcending the Neo-liberal paradigm in Africa quest for Development
        Lexington Izuagie, Ambrose Alli University

Reexamining the Resource Curse: Why African Countries Do Not Suffer from the Dutch Disease
        Fodei Batty, Quinnipiac University

The Indebted Subject: A Reading of Mahamat-Saleh Haroun’s film Daratt
        Carmela Garritano, Texas A & M University

Globalization, Loan/Aids, and economic development of Sub-Saharan African States
        Victor O. Fakoya, University of Nevada Las Vegas    

Underdevelopment and Human Development Programs for Africa
        Akua Anyei Obeng, Universita’ Cattolica Del Sacro Cuore
        Dickson Obeng Asiamah, Nanchang University

Globalisation and the Challenges of Development in Nigeria
        Irhue Young Kenneth, Ambrose Alli University

F2: Cross-Border Security Challenges,  SAC 2.120
Chair: Michael Vickers, Independent Scholar, UK

Transnational Organised Crimes and the Challenges of Security and Development in Nigeria
    Bolaji Omitola, Osun State University

Abuse of Citizen's Demands in African States: A Study of Security Challenges in Nigeria
    Yakubu Haruna Ja'e, Kaduna State University
    John Danfulani, Kaduna State University, Ntim Gyakari Esew, Kaduna State University
Geopolitical Hot-spots in Africa
    Iheanyi N. Osondu, Fort Valley State University

Insurgency in Nigeria: A Product of Failure of Liberal Democracy
    Grace Umezurike, Ebonyi State University

ALQIM and the Development of Insurgency in Nigeria: The Boko Haram Exploration 2010 – 2014
    David Nyam Ajiji, Federal University Lafia
    Larab Tangshak Ayuba, University of Jos

F3: Distortions & Containment of the Impact of Development,  SAC 1.106
Chair: Dr Shadrack W. Nasong'o, Department of International Studies, Rhodes College

Development on the Fringe of the Forest: Encroachment & the Rules of Engagement
              Kathleen Gallagher, St Mary’s University    

Developing Success? Theoretical Concerns & Practical Challenges in Rwanda
             Céline A. Jacquemin, St Mary’s University    

Ill-conceived Development: When Institutions Become the Ends Rather than the Means                       
            Ramon Abelin Fonkoue, Michigan Technological University    

The Idea of a Developmental State: Conceptual and Empirical Considerations
             Shadrack W. Nasong'o, Rhodes College    

F4: Urban Development and Displacement,  SAC 1.118
Chair: Paul Zeleza, Vice-President of Academic Affairs & Professor of History, Quinnipiac University

Population Dynamics and Development in South Darfur State: From Emergency to Sustainable Development
    Abdallah I A Yagub, University of KwaZulu-Natal    
     Khondlo Mtshali, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Modernizing the Park: Development and the Struggle for Urban Space in Kenya
    Caleb Edwin Owen, Michigan State University

Urban Renewal Schemes and the Plight of Internally Displaced Persons in Nigeria: A Study of Oke Ilu-Eri, Badia East, Lagos State
    Bamidele Omotunde Alabi, University of Lagos

Displacement and Dislocation: Some Lessons for Development of the Significant Other
    Anuoluwapo Ebunajinde Oduwole, Carleton University

Issues and Challenges in the Urban Renewal Programme of Lagos State
    Adedotun Moses Atilade, University of Ibadan

Exclusion and Marginalization of Slum Dwellers in "Columbia" in Kumasi: A Case Study of Human Rights Issue in Ghana
        Yaa Konadu Yiadom, University of Cape Coast

F5: Youth and Entrepreneurship,  SAC 3.116
Chair: Steven Salm, Department of History, Xavier University

“Leaderpreneur” Business Hubs: A Revolutionary solution to the Development of Africa’s Teenagers and Young Adults
    Delphine Fanfon, Regent University

Development and the Youth in Africa: Bridging the leadership generation gap
    Adefarakan Adedayo Yusufu, Kaduna State University

Protestant Youths, Development and Nigerian Socio-Political Landscape: the Language Question
    Balogun Temitope Abiodun, Osun State University

Children, Family Setting and Development
    Taiwo Fawehinmi, Adeyemi College of Education

F6: Human Rights in the Arts and Literary Imagination,  SAC 3.112
Chair: Nevile Hoad, Department of English, The University of Texas at Austin

African Writers and Human Rights Related Violence: A Historical Analysis of Related Literary Works, 1960-2012
    Benard Steiner Ifekwe, University of Uyo

Thematization and Perspectivization of Human Right and Development in Selected Yoruba Poetry
    Arinpe Adejumo, University of Ibadan

The social work of narrative: human rights and the literary imaginary in Africa
    Gareth Griffiths, University of Wollongong

Global Human Rights Narratives on Somalia
    Amentahru Wahlrab, The University of Texas at Tyler

Extra, Extra, Read All About It: South African Indian Newspapers in an Era of Growing Social Activism in Durban, South Africa
    Cacee Hoyer, the University of Texas at Austin

African Writers and Human Rights Related Violence: A Historical Analysis of Related Literary Works, 1960-2012
    Benard Steiner Ifekwe, University of Uyo

Panel Session G: 4:15-5:45

G1: Women in Governance and Local Leadership,  SAC 2.120
Chair: Caroline Faria, Geography Department, The University of Texas at Austin

Imagining Africa’s Future, Interrogating Social Injustice: Power, Informality, and Gendered Patterns of Development
        Bridget A. Teboh, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth

Gender Mainstreaming, a panacea for quality service and good governance: An insight into the political system in Francophone Africa
    Gloria Mayen Umukoro, University of Calabar
    Mary Julius Egbai, University of Calabar

The Poverty of Female Traditional Rulers in Africa: A Comparison of Nigeria, Ghana, and the Republic of Benin
    F.A Olasupo, Obafemi Awolowo University

Pathways of Women’s Empowerment: Global Struggle, Local Experience: A Case Study of a Women’s Empowerment Project in Zanzibar
    Zuzanna Kucharski, University of Ottawa

Gendered Disparities in Cultural Practices of Widowhood in Ondo State, Nigeria: Implications for Development
    Dorcas Omotola Adeyemi, Ondo State Teaching Service Commission

G2: Human Rights and Citizenship, SAC 1.106
Chair: Céline A. Jacquemin, Political Sciences Department, St Mary’s University

Analytical Views on Past and Present Official and Cultural Narratives of Asmara
    Mussa Idris, Elon University

From Shackles to Citizens?: Twentieth Century British Manumitted Slaves in the Arabian Peninsula
    Brittany R. White, Huston-Tillotson University

The Post-French-Revolution Reforms: A Demonstration of the Universal Concept and Dynamics of Self-Determined and Externally Imposed Development
    Giwa Akintunde, Tai Solarin University of Education    
    Fasanmi Olufunso, Tai Solarin University of Education    

Modern Human Rights Violations and Ethnic Discrimination Against Pygmy Communities
    Anna L. Ballard, The University of Texas at Tyler
Spatial Contest and Citizenship Rights on the Nigeria-Cameroon Boundary
    Leo E. Otoide, University of Benin

Homophobia in Uganda? Historically Treating Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Policies
    Melissa Dotson, The University of Texas at Tyler
       Christy Simmons, The University of Texas at Tyler

G3: Women's Empowerment in Culture and Daily Life,  SAC 2.302
Chair: Judith A. Byfield, Department of History, Cornell University

A Dramatization of Women in Politics and Leadership in Nigerian Literary Drama
    Jeremiah Methuselah, Kaduna State University

Not so Indirect Rule: Afro-Jamaican Gendered Encounters
    Jamaine Abidogun, Missouri State University

The Nigerian Music Industry: A Platform for Women Empowerment
    Kehinde Oluyemisi Faniyi, The Polytechnic
    Oladipo Olufunmilola Temitayo, Adeyemi College of Education

Intellectual Property and the Struggle over Resources Control: A Study of Women and the Struggle for Resource Control in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria
    Sylvester Michael Eka, University of Uyo

The right to narrate African heritage in the diaspora: writing as a political gesture
    Felipe Rodrigues, Rio de Janeiro State University

G4: Critiquing Developmentalism,  SAC 1.118
Chair: Oduwole Ebunoluwa, Department of Philosophy, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Nigeria.

‘Developmentality’, Language, & Power: a discourse-centric critique of conceptualisations and practices of ‘development’
    Josh Platzky Miller, University of Cambridge

Are we really end in ourselves: An ethical investigation into the politics of human rights, development and its actualization in Nigerian context
    Nneka Ifeoma Okafor, University of KwaZulu-Natal    
    Odinaka Ofoma, Wisconsin International University College

Aid and the Help: Domestic Service and International Development
    Dinah Hannaford, Texas A&M University

Euro-Africa relations and development in a multi-polar world: Nigeria and South Africa in comparative perspectives
        Samuel O Oloruntoba, University of South Africa

African Socialism, and the Social Struggle in Social Capital Theory: Development Discourse in Tanzania

       Loyce Gayo James, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Perspectives of the Concept of Underdevelopment in Urban Space and Human Rights Violations in Nigeria
    Enoch Oluwole Adeniran, Emmanuel Alayande College of Education
    Oladayo Olajide, Emmanuel Alayande College of Education

G5: Agricultural Sustainability and Development,  SAC 3.116
Chair: Jide Owoeye, Lead City University, Ibadan

Recipe Standardization and Proximate Composition of Locally Consumed Dishes in the South-South Zone of Nigeria
    Atinuke Lano-Maduagu, University of Lagos

Assessment of Products from Nigerian Composite Flours for Local Consumption and Sustainability of Food Culture
    Cecilia A. Olarewaju, Adeyemi College of Education

Effects of Climate Change On Genetic Variability of Inbred Lines of Maize (Zea mays L.) from Teaching and Research Farm In Akure, Nigeria
    Oluwatosin Oyinkansola Awosika, Federal University of Technology    

Strategic Diffusion of Mobile Technology in Agriculture
    Hotensia Ng'ang'a, St. Paul’s University

Prospects of Developing New Methods in Production of Local Snacks in Ondo State, Nigeria
    Ebunoluwa Bridget Adeyanju, Adeyemi College of Education

Conference Banquet
Holiday Inn at Town Lake
Cocktails at 7:00 PM, Conference Banquet and Dance, 7:30 PM
Registered participants and invited guests only.

Conference Schedule, Sunday, April 5, 2015

Panel Session H: 9:00 – 10:30

H1: Cultural Expression and Economic Development,  GAR 0.120
Chair: Bridget Itunu Awosika, Department of Home Economics, Adeyemi College of Education, Nigeria.

Diasporic culture: An instrument for grassroot development in developing countries
    Zana I. Akpagu, University of Calabar
    Gloria M. Umukoro, University of Calabar

A Development Schema for Costumes, Body Arts and Festivals in Cross River State: Challenges and Goals in the 21st Century
    Bojor Enamhe, Cross River University of Technology
Tourism and Sustainable Development in Nigeria: Attractions and Limitations of Carnivals and Festivals
    Adetola Omitola, Redeemer’s University

Historical Sites as Cultural Resources in Lagos State: A Typological Analysis
    Kolawole Oseni, Lagos State Ministry of Home Affairs and Culture

The Art of Producing Brass Basins and Combs for Traditional Marriage Ceremony Among the Efik Speaking People of Cross River State, Nigeria as an Entrepreneurial Opportunity for the Youths
        Emekpe Okokon-ita Omon, Cross River University of Technology

H2: Examining Identity and Gender in Urban Spaces and Social Programs,  GAR 2.128

Chair Caroline Faria, Geography Department, The University of Texas at Austin

The Rise, Fall, and Reemergence of Ponte City
        Gregory Marinic, University of Houston

A Political Economy Analysis of Gender Inequality in Esan, Edo State, Nigeria
    Babatunde Agarah, Ambrose Alli University
    Onoho’Omhen Ebhohimhen, Ambrose Alli University

The materiality of interpellation: modern roofs in the making of modern subjects in Rwanda
        Delia Duong Ba Wendel, Harvard University    

Ending Violence against Women: The SHINE Victime Prevention Programme
    Abdulmalik Inusa Abdulrasheed, University of South Africa

Culture and Women Contribution to Socio-Economic Development: A Case of the Yoruba People of Western Nigeria
    O.O Shada, Federal College of Education

Urban Spatial Development and Human Rights in Africa: Understanding the Urban Dilemma of  Owerri - Igbo of South - Eastern Nigeria for Insights
        Jonathan C. Egesi, Imo State Polytechnic

H3: Interrogating Environmental and Infrastructural Legacies in Urban Development,  GAR 3.116
Chair: Heidi Frontani, Department of History and Geography, Elon University

Nigeria and the Quest for Sustainable Environmental Development: Can the Emerging Asian Partners Be Helpful?
        Adaora Osondu-Oti, Afe Babalola University (or find someone to read)

Impact of Land use Change on Surface Temperature in Ijebu-ode, Nigeria
        Folasade Oderinde, Tai Solarin University of Education    

Transforming Africa’s Development Trajectory through Infrastructural Paradigms: The Case of Akwa Ibom State in Nigeria, 1999-2014
        Nkereuwem David Edemekong, University of Uyo

Railways and Economic Development: The Nigerian Experience in the Global Context
        Tokunbo A. Ayoola, Elizade University

Colonial Policy and Infrastructural Problems in Lagos, 1935-1990
        Lanre Davies, Olabisi Onabanjo University

Community Development in the Light of Ecclesiatical Sensitivity to climate Change in Ilorin, Nigeria
        Bamidele Olusegun Fawenu, Kwara State University

H4: Educational Frontiers in Humanities and the Arts,  GAR 0.132
Chair: Ramon A. Fonkoué, Humanities Department, Michigan Technological University

The Humanities versus Development in African Higher Education: Reflection on Ugandan Experiences
        Okello Ogwang, Makerere University    

Repositioning Nigerian Musicology in the 21st Century: Development, Existing Social Realities and the Imagined Future
        Babatunji Oluseyi Dada, University of Ibadan    

From Lecture Hall to Practice: Sustainable Development in the Training of Acting in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions: Olabisi Onabanjo University and Pencils Film Institute as Cases of Study
        Fadirepo Adejoke Adetoun, Olabisi Onabanjo University

Digital History and Global Africa: Using “Big Data” and “Historical GIS” to Inform Development and Create New Curricula
        Henry B. Lovejoy, University of British Columbia

Perspective in Education Development
            Taiwo Fawehinmi, Adeyemi College of Education

Panel Session I: 10:45 – 12:15

I1: Creating Inclusive Development Strategies,  GAR 3.116
Chair: Temisanren Ebijuwa, Dean, The Postgraduate School, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Nigeria

Visually Impaired Information Users in Nigeria: Characteristics, Challenges of Inclusion and the Dilemma of the Excluded
        Adeniran Adetoro, Tai Solarin University of Education

Crucial Issues in Sustainable Development in Nigeria
        F.E. Iyoha, Ambrose Alli University
        Walter Idada, Ambrose Alli University

The Priority Argument and Development in Africa
        Lawrence Bamikole, University of the West Indies

The Igbo and Community Development in Nigeria
        Ogbuagu Joy Ogoegbunam, Nnamdi Azikiwe University

Multiculturalism, Democracy, and Sustainable Development
        Phil O. Anosike, The University of Toledo

Development, Poverty and Inequality in Africa: Are they Compatible?
        Ukertor Gabriel Moti, University of Abuja

Considering Sustainable Development in Nigeria Through the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
        Alaneme Justina Chika, Imo State Polytechnic

I2: Strategies for Improving Education Foundations,  GAR 0.132
Chair: Jamaine Abidogun, History Department, Missouri State University

Adult Education a Mechanism for Sustainable Development: The Nigerian Perspective
        Janet Okebiorun, University of Lagos

Sustainable Development Unrealistic Without Mathematics Education
        Paul Aighegbese Ebhomien, College of Education

Language Policy, Foreign Language and Proliferation of Private Nursery and Primary Schools in Nigeria
        Fasanmi Olufunso, Tai Solarin University of Education
     Giwa Akintunde, Tai Solarin University of Education

Trends in Special Needs Education in Nigeria
        Olubukola Christianah Dada, Kwara State University
        Emmanuel Olufemi Adeniyi, Federal College of Education

Parents Educational Background and Children’s Career Choice: Case Study of Osun State, Nigeria
        Temitope C Oyeyemi, Adeyemi College of Education

I3: Socio-Economic Implications of Land Reform Policies,  GAR 2.128
Chair: Omoniyi Afolabi, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, The University of Texas at Austin

Civil Society, Human Rights and the Politics of Land Reforms in South Africa
        Adeoye O. Akinola, University of KwaZulu-Natal
        Henry Wissink, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Developing "Agriculture for Engaging “Poverty” in Borderland Pastoralist Community: Futility of Colonial Practice Amongst the Turkana of Northwestern Kenya, 1920-1955
        Martin S. Shanguhyia, Syracuse University

Foreign Direct Investment or Neo-colonialism? A Scorecard Analysis of International Land Acquisitions in Africa”
        Comlanvi Sitou Akibode, Michigan State University

Harnessing the Vast Uncultivated Land in Sokoto State as a Paradigm for Agricultural Mechanization and Economic Development in Nigeria: Making a Case for Farm House Settlement Scheme
    Attahhiru Ahmad Sifawa, Sokoto State University

I4: Sustainability and Textile Production,  GAR 0.120
Chair: Moyo Okediji, Department of Art and Art History, University of Texas at Austin

Textile and Fashion for Identity: a narrative of cultural Development in the Niger-Delta of Nigeria
    Ginigeme Uchechi Nnochiri, Federal University
             Umana Ginigeme Nnochiri, Cross River University of Technology

Entrepreneurial Development For Aso Ofi Weavers For Self-Sustenance and Cultural Sustainability in South Western Nigeria
    Bridget Itunu Awosika, Adeyemi College of Education    

Preserving and Renovating Textile Artefacts for Sustainable Textile Development in Yoruba Land: A Panorama of Some Indigenous Woven Fabrics
    Evelyn Omotunde Adepeko, Adeyemi College of Education

Sustainability of 'Ankara' (African Printed Fabrics) usage among Career Women in Ondo State Public Service
    Temitope C Oyeyemi, Adeyemi College of Education

Sunday Dinner for Registered Conference Participants
Dr. Falola’s House
7:00 PM

  • The Annual UT Africa Conference