After Abacha held the reins of power in November 17, 1993 some political analysts erroneously described his policies as having brilliant goals. Few months later, his rash of probes and act of press repression exacted mixed reactions as people in the media profession started to pontificate about his indiscriminate closure of media houses and arrest of their staff. Based on the above statements this researcher has given a thoroughgoing analysis of the data that showed how the Nigerian press makes a judgment about the value of Abacha’s regime within the context of authoritarianism and soviet communism. The purpose of this study is to make a judgment or opinion about some brutish behaviour that Abacha’s regime brought to the fore in the annals of Nigerian military governance. Important as Abacha is in the contemporary Nigerian military and politics, his rash attitudes towards the press have not been given sufficient scholarly attention. Thus, this work attempts to fill the obvious gap in existing literature and to break the silence on his cruel, harsh and unusual violent treatment of media practitioners in Nigeria.Data were collected through content analysis research method in which manifest content of communication in some Nigerian tabloids and magazines had been described objectively, systematically and quantitatively. The result revealed that the estimation of General SaniAbacha’s regime by the Nigerian press was never very high. Few months after his military coup d’état, he began to behave dictatorially and the press resented his harsh, dictatorial manner of leadership. It is concluded that the closure of media houses and the seizure of their products by the regime was an indicator that Nigeria was “back to the barricade” and members of the press vowed to monitor the junta before it becomes another full blown dictatorship. It is recommended that the press should continually focus on its watchdog function and realize the facts that while the political power is transient, the press vigilant operations no matter under what condition should be sustained for all eternity.Keywords: Press repression, Media profession, Media houses, Nigerian press, Political power.
The increase in fuel prices, scarcity of petroleum products, a hazardous atmospheric divergence are the significant concerns that motivate specialists to operate in the green composite territory because of their biodegradable nature. Green composites are materials composed of particular strands and biodegradable lattice products that can supplant non-biodegradable, oil-based artifacts. In the present investigation, the aim is to construct a green composites that is completely biodegradable where the network material is selected as support for Polylactic acid (PLA) with jute and sisal fiber with manual layout pursued by pressure shaping strategy and curing temperatures ranging from 300 C to 900 C for understanding its effect on tensile and flexural behaviour of composites.Keywords: Green composites, Sisal, Jute, Hybrid composites, Curing temperature.
In this theoretical and experimental research paper, the study of ion implantation into GaN is studied. The GaN structure is studied and the GaN thin film is made on sapphire (silicon carbide) substrate through metal organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) process. The ion implantation technique is also studied well in this paper, the damages, dislocations and defects produced due to ion implantation, the microstructure analysis of GaN crystal is discussed and application of ion implantation is also given here.Keywords: GaN, Thin Film, Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition, Ion Implantation.
The current study examined relationship and differences between work stress, mental wellbeing and functional impairment in medical and house officers. Methods: This cross sectional study included a total of N=100 medical officers (n=50) and house officers (n=50) employed at various hospitals. Outcome measures included: Work Stress Scale, Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scale, Weiss Functional Impairment Rating Scale and a self-reported demographic questionnaire. Results: Findings showed a positive relationship between work stress and functional impairment in terms of self concept and social functioning. Also there was a negative relationship between mental wellbeing and functional impairment in terms of family relations, work adjustment, life skills, self concept and social functioning. Conclusion: The findings suggests a greater emphasis to improve the work environment in order to reduce stress in hospital settings.Keywords: Functional impairment, house officers, medical officers, mental wellbeing, work stress.
To construct a theory and clarify that how is diversity within organization or workgroup. It can guide in handling conflict, and how this result might be intensified organizational behavior. Study explains and argues what diversity management is and why this is related to multinational organizations. Then develops multi-level, theoretical framework to suggest the situations of diversity and may guide to high intensity of conflict. Further research explains and describes the role of conflict in diverse workgroups and discover the moderating result of organization on the relationship between diversity and conflict management. In diversity workgroup members present with strong organizational behaviors (e.g. in-group preference and out-group refusal) will make worse chances that diversity may guide to conflict management and styles of handling conflict, it will decline the possibility that diversity directs to task conflict. The model displays the importance of examining diversity and handling styles according to situations, just as the presence of age, value, culture, nationalistic behavior which may hinder the potential of diversity management.Keywords: Conflict Management, Diversity, Organization.