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  • POLITICAL INSTABILITY AND ECONOMIC GROWTH: EVIDENCE FROM NIGERIA

    By: Agbo Cosmas Ikechukwu and Eze Simeon O.

    Despite her potentials, launching Nigerian on a sustained growth trajectory has remained elusive. The paradox is not unconnected with macroeconomic volatility propelled by an age-long political tensions and acrimonies. This study examines the link between political instability and economic growth in the context of Nigeria.

  • OCCURRENCE AND DISTRIBUTION OF PEDOGENIC HORIZONS IN SOILS OF AKWA IBOM STATE, NIGERIA

    By: Akpan, U.S. and Usua I. P.

    This study was to investigate the occurrence and distribution of pedogenic horizons that developed from parent materials in Akwa Ibom State. Based on the geological formation and the geomorphic units, the state was divided into four major parent materials: Sandstone /shale, coastal plain sand, quaternary fluvio-marine beach ridge sand and recent alluvial parent materials. In each parent material, three profile pits were sunk at representative location.

  • A PLANNING STUDY OF FARM INVENTORY OF ASSETS AND LIABILITIES: "A CASE OF SOME SELECTED CONTACT SMALL HOLDERS FARMERS IN EDO STATE –NIGERIA" 1992

    By: Olumcse Mark .1. and Osasuyi Helen

    The study was designed to collect basic data on Assets owned and Liabilities owed by some Selected Contact farmers in two (2) Ecological Zones of Edo Stale, Nigeria. The objective of this study was to determine those farmers who actually kepi accurate farm records of their farming transactions and those who did not keep accurate farm records of farming operations during the 1992 farming season. One hundred and fifty (150) randomly Selected Contact farmers were interviewed by use of structured questionnaire administered to these respondents. Data obtained were analyzed by Simple means and Percentage estimation.

  • TEACHER VARIABLES AND PUPILS PERFORMANCE IN MATHEMATICS IN PUBLIC PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN RIVERS STATE

    By: Princewill Okechukwu Ejekwu

    The teaching of mathematics is very vital in Nigerian educational system particularly in the light of the current global technological advancement. The teacher is at the heart of this business of teaching and learning of mathematics. This study examined teacher variables and pupils academic performance in mathematics in public primary schools in Rivers State. An ex post facto research design was adopted for the study. Population of the study consisted of 9973 teachers in public primary schools in Rivers State.

  • AGRICULTURAL INFORMATION PROVISION TO FARMERS BY AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME IN IPINSA COMMUNITY, AKURE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, ONDO STATE

    By: Oni, Omotade O.

    Agriculture has been the main stay of Nigeria as a nation. It is necessary that people mostly farmers who are into this profession need adequate and effective information to boost agricultural productivity. The agency that is mostly involved in this information provision is locally located agricultural development programme offices. The study investigated agricultural information needs by rural farmers from Agricultural Development Programme in their area.

  • HOUSING QUALITY AND NEEDS IN AN EMERGING URBAN CENTRE. A CASE STUDY OF IKERE EKITI, EKITI STATE, NIGERIA

    By: Adeyemo, A. and K. D. Dawodu

    A house is a space that we can call our own that gives us privacy .It shelters us from the weather and above all, from the intrusion of unwanted people. Housing is today seen as one of the three basic elements in the life of any community whose definition has metamorphosed from being a mere shelter to that of an environment This work therefore examines the housing quality and needs in Ikere-Ekiti, Ekiti state. The research involved the use of questionnaire and field observational methods of data collection. The findings are that most of the houses in Ikere-Ekiti are of the traditional type.

  • ISOLATION AND IDENTIFICATION OF BACTERIA PREVALENT AMONG NIGERIAN CURRENCY NOTES IN SELECTED AREAS IN AND AROUND AKPERAN ORSHI COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, YANDEV

    By: Aorkwagh, M.T., Iko Wanen, Alye, C.T., Gberindyer, A.I., Asue, U

    The unhygienic state of Nigerian currency notes in circulation in most areas in the country and particularly in Akperan Orshi College of Agriculture Yandev (AOCAY), metropolis of Gboko Local Government Area of Benue State necessitated this research. The research aims at isolating and identifying the bacteria prevalent on those currency notes and associated risk factors. A total of forty (40) different Naira notes of all denominations (₦5, ₦10, ₦20, ₦50, ₦100, ₦200, ₦500, ₦1000), were randomly collected from artisans, sellers (vendors) and students in selected areas around AOCAY.

  • CHALLENGE OF SUSTAINABLE URBAN DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA: POLICY OPTIONS

    By: Ndum, Victor E., Ebong Edem and Utulu Paul

    It is a truism that the twenty-first century has been marked by a significant shift, a new urban revolution with more than half the world's population living in towns and cities. In Africa, the trend of urbanization is very fast so that the urban continuously outgrowing the rural. Today, the largest urban agglomerations in the world are mainly in the South. More importantly, based on the UN-Habitat, cities in the developing world will absorb 95% of urban growth in the next two decades.

  • TRAVELLING WAVE TUBE DESIGN FOR SURVEILLANCE AND SECURITY OPERATIONS IN NIGERIA

    By: Ezebuiro, I. I. and Udo, E. U.

    This paper concerns the adaptation and engineering design analysis of various types of Travelling Wave Tubes (TWTs) and their applications for intelligence and security operations. The major adaptive designs and their applications include the RADAR TWT design that requires high peak power, moderate bandwidth, and cooling fan that can be achieved by helix or coupled cavity slow-wave structures. The Electronic Counter Measure design requires high peak power, high continuous wave and a bandwidth wider than RADAR TWT.

  • EVALUATION OF THE EFFECT OF FADAMA I ON POVERTY ALLEVIATION AMONG SMALL SCALE FARMERS IN EDO STATE, NIGERIA

    By: Olumese M.I., Omoregbee, F.E. and Onemolease, E.A.

    The study evaluated the effect of Fadama I on poverty alleviation among small scale farmers in Edo State. Specifically, the study assessed respondents’ awareness and adoption of Fadama I technologies, compared the income level of Fadama I participants and non-fadama participants, compared between the poverty status of both respondents and examined the constraints that affected respondents of Fadama I in Edo State.

  • EVALUATION OF ADP EFFECTIVENESS OF EXTENSION DELIVERY SERVICE. “A CASE STUDY OF SOME SELECTED CONTACT AND NON-CONTACT FARMERS IN 2008 FARMING SEASON IN OREDO AND IKPOBA OKHA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS OF EDO STATE, NIGERIA”

    By: Olumese M. I., Gold J.E. and Omorioguiwa O.

    A study was designed to evaluate ADP effectiveness of extension delivery service, a case a study of some selected contact and non-contact farmers in 2008 farming season in Oredo and Ikpoba-okha Local Government Areas of Edo State, Nigeria. The objective of this study was to determine farmer’s perception of the effectiveness of the Edo State ADP and the major problems hindering their effectiveness. One hundred (100) randomly selected contact and non-contact farmers were interviewed by use of structured questionnaire administered to these respondents.

  • GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEM APPLICATION IN HOUSEHOLD WASTE MANAGEMENT FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN DEVELOPING NATION: A CASE STUDY OF BAUCHI STATE, NIGERIA

    By: Ibochi, Andrew Abah, Okeke F. I. and Ezekiel Elisha Jesse

    Waste management involves the process of waste collection, separation, utilization, treatment and disposal of the unutilized portion. In Nigeria like in much countries of the developing nation today, waste management is bedeviled with fragile implementation and crippled enforcement of institutional and legislation standards, absolute lack of up-to-date pre-requisite maps, inadequate waste geo-information, insufficient waste database, inconsistent waste management literatures and the non-adoption of appropriate technology that can efficiently handle the large volume of spatial data associated with waste management process.

  • ECTOPARASITES OF CATTLE IN NTAK INYANG, ITU LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, AKWA IBOM STATE, NIGERIA

    By: Afia, U. U. and Umoh, I. I.

    A survey on ectoparasitic infestation of cattle was carried out in Ntak Inyang Cattle Market, Itu Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria between January and March, 2015. Samples of ectoparasites were collected using standard procedures & methods. The results of the study showed the following order of ectoparasitic prevalence, Amblyomma variegatum 64(55.7%) > Boophilus microplus 44(38.2%) > Hyalomma impeltatum 7(6.10%).

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