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Journal of Nation-building & Policy studies (JoNPS)
Published Since: 2017. JoNPS is indexed by IBSS, EBSCO, ProQuest, COPERNICUS, ERIH PLUS and Sabinet.
Publication Frequency: Tri-annual (Three times a year) ISSN: 2516-3124 E-ISSN: 2516-3132

As we come to the end of an unprecedented year for all of mankind, I would like to acknowledge the focus and resilience of all the authors and the administrative team behind this issue of JoNPS. 2020 has been a culmination of many political and economic shifts intensified by a pandemic. The world has watched as health systems in the Global North boggled under the weight of Covid-19, with high death rates and crises management failures. Whereas, the anticipated death toll impact has been significantly less in the Global South, particularly in the African continent. The global nature of the pandemic, the resulting economic and political crises that it precedes requires novel responses, from all leaders and citizens. The world has watched democratic values challenged by events in countries typically promoters of democracy to African states. There is no better time to change our frames and lens than now; to reflect on how the continent can strive forward by looking to use its own resources............

Men all over history have exhibited a lot of efforts in building sustainable nations and better societies. Unfortunately, in every epoch, the challenge of promoting societal transformation through nation building have remained a herculean task for both the political elite and the subjects. In Africa, the situation seems to be worse due to the multiple challenges undermining continental transformations. Consequently, in this issue, scholars from different parts of the continent have interrogated the multiple challenges of nation building and policy studies. The first article identifies resource course as a major threat to nation building in Nigeria. That was followed by the discourse on how foreign migrant remittances promote nation building in the African city of Benin. Consequently, the role of youths, sovereigns, ethnicity and religion, in influencing the push and pull effects of nation building as well as policy posture in the different parts of Africa were all subsequently d............

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