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CONFLICT

Conflict can be defined as a misunderstanding or disagreement between two or more people. Conflict arises as people interact in their families, workplace, offices, social clubs, communities and countries.  Conflict occurs sometimes due to lack of cooperation.   As a nation Nigeria has witnessed a lot of conflict.  For instance the civil war between 1967 and 1970 seriously threatened the existence of Nigeria as a nation.  Other past conflicts in Nigeria were informed of students riot, inter-tribal wars (Ife-Modakeke war), religious riots particularly in the north (Kano, Kaduna, Plateau, Bauchi etc). Workers strikes and protests, electoral protest leading to burning of valuable properties and destruction of live.   Causes of conflicts Selfishness Lack of cooperation Bad leadership Lack of religious tolerance Lack of religious tolerance Communication gap Indolence and inefficiency Criminal activities   Effects of conflict in the society Breakdown of law and order Loss of lives and property Insecurity… Read More »CONFLICT

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MANAGEMENT AND RESOLUTION OF CONFLICTS

Conflict resolution is the various process involved in the settlement of dispute, disagreement or conflict between people, groups or nations. Disagreement is part of human interaction. The challenge however is when such disagreement arises, how can it be managed or resolved.   NONVIOLENT METHODS OF CONFLICT RESOLUTION Dialogue: This has to do with discussions between the various parties involved in the conflict. It is expected that at the end of the discussion the parties involved will come together and allow for peace. Recently, the federal government entered into dialogue with Boko Haram in the North East and Niger Delta Avengers in the South-South in order to restore peace in the regions. Mediation: This is the process whereby a neutral third-party facilitates reconciliation and agreement between people or groups who are aggrieved. The third-party must be unbiased in the process of settlement to ensure a lasting peace between the parties involved.… Read More »MANAGEMENT AND RESOLUTION OF CONFLICTS

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