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  • WHAT IS ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND HOW WAS IT EVOLVED?

    By: Ola Adebayo and G. Kayode Jenyo

    This paper highlights the theory of entrepreneurship, its spiritual evolution, the industrial revolution entrepreneurs, caliber of entrepreneurship teachers, four various entrepreneurial business innovations are examined two from Europe, two from the indigenous entrepreneurs also included and examined are course benefits, to the students and graduate career opportunities.

  • A STUDY ON CULTIVABILITY AND FEEDING OF MUD CRAB (Potamon ebonyicum) IN EBONYI STATE, NIGERIA.

    By: Rupert C. Akpaniteaku

    A preliminary research was carried out to study cultivability and feeding of Ebonyi mud crab (P. ebonyicum) in semi intensive system. Male and female specimens of the recently quoted crab species were fed formulated catfish feed for 6 weeks.

  • RELIABILITY IN THE ESTIMATES AND COMPLIANCE TO INVERTIBILITY CONDITION OF STATIONARY AND NONSTATIONARY TIME SERIES MODELS

    By: Usoro, A. E. and Omekara C. O.

    In this paper, we fit models to stationary and non-stationary series for comparison of the estimates of the data, considering invertibility condition for the models. The condition requires that every parameter of a time series model should lie between -1 and 1 exclusive.

  • SEISMO-STRUCTURAL FEATURE WITHIN PART OF BORNU BASIN, NORTHEASTERN NIGERIA

    By: Udoh, J. S., Ilozobhie, A. J., Idiong, E. A. and Joseph, U. C.

    In the analysis of seismic isovelocity feature of this study area, two seismic base maps were first merged into a single map. It is from this single seismic base map that analysis was made. Three horizons and three layers were mapped. The study area lies within the northeast end of Nigeria between latitude 120 19’N and 120 28’N and longitude 130 14’ E and 130 25’E.

  • AFRICA’S QUEST FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: ISSUES AND CHALLENGES FOR AFRICAN INTELLECTUAL

    By: Ideozu Samuel

    Africa occupies six percent of the surface of the earth and 20.4% of the total land. This makes it the second largest continent with the second largest population that is composed of young people aged 19 and younger. Africa is well-endowed with catchy sceneries, sandy beaches, mountains, forests and wildlife. Its location along the equator gives the continent favorable climate with weather patterns that support agriculture.

  • IKOT EBOM ITAM POTTERY IN IBIBIO ART AND TECHNOLOGY: THE PAST AND PRESENT.

    By: Peters, Edem E.

    The historical impact of Ikot Ebom Itam pottery practice in Ibibio and South-South Geo political zone of Nigeria is of immense importance. The Ibibio Pottery tradition is one of outstanding pottery practices in Nigeria and deserves proper documentation in view unique shapes of Ibibio pots acclaimed as among the most spherical shapes in the in Ikot Ebom Itam pottery is one of the pottery centres that accord the Ibibios (Akwa Ibom State) this noble place among the pottery giants on the surface of the earth.

  • GRAMMATICALIZED MODALS IN IBIBIO

    By: Escor E. Udosen

    The basic speech functions such as statement, command, question, response are expressed by mood which is the grammatical system used to express the speaker's relation to the proposition. It is also used to express the speaker's attitude towards the speech situation. This paper assesses the expression of mood in Ibibio, a language spoken in the south-south geopolitical zone of Nigeria, which variously occurs in different types such as declaratives, interrogatives, imperatives and exclamations.

  • PAST TENSE IN IBIBIO

    By: Escor E. Udosen

    Tense has been viewed as a relational concept, which determines the time of an action, event or situation at the time of speech. This grammatical category relates the time of the situations, actions, events and state of affairs to some other time – usually the moment of speaking. That is, tense relates time to utterances. Ibibio possesses time to show past, present and future in relation to the moment of speaking.

  • ASSESSMENT OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF X-RAY RADIATION TO OPERATORS IN RADIOLOGICAL UNITS OF HOSPITALS IN SELECTED LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS IN BENUE STATE, NIGERIA.

    By: Agbende A.A. and Nwakonobi R. N.

    X-ray Operators in Nigeria are exposed to very high radiation risk because of the dependence on refurbished x-ray equipment. This is as a result of poor quality control practices, equipment maintenance and non-compliance to Radiation Protection rules and regulations. The knowledge of exposure dose to operators or workers of different categories in the unit is assessed in this work. The assessment was carried out in all the hospitals that have x-ray units in four Local Government Areas of Benue State, Nigeria.

  • ON THE BENEFITS AND CHALLENGES OF POPULARISING SWIMMING FOR WATER SAFETY, SPORT, RECREATION AND TOURISM IN NIGERIA

    By: P. C. Ngoka

    The paper highlights the importance of swimming capability in water safety, occupational engagements, competitive sports, recreation and tourism. It casts doubt on the ability of many Nigerians to swim, judging from high fatalities arising from reported cases of boat mishap and flood disasters in the country. The situation was attributed to the low socio – economic status of most Nigerians, with consequent low disposition of the population towards sports participation and recreation; more so the case of swimming that requires capital intensive facilities involving high maintenance cost.

  • RESTRUCTURING IN MARITIME INDUSTRY: THE DEMOGRAPHIC INFLUENCE OF JOB INSECURITY AMONG DOCK WORKERS IN NIGERIA

    By: Fasanmi Samuel Sunday

    This study examined the effects of demographic factors (sex, job status, type of department, age, and work experience) on perceived job insecurity among Nigerian dock workers. Two hundred and forty five (245) maritime workers were selected through the accidental sampling technique. 58.8% of participants were male, while 41.2% of the participants were female. One hypothesis was tested in the study. Results showed demographic factors of sex, job status, type of department, age, and work experience significantly co-jointly predicted perceived job insecurity among maritime workers, F (6, 238) = 8.52, P< .001, R2 = .16.

  • CHEMICAL ANALYSIS AND CONTRACTILE (OXYTOCIC) ACTIVITY OF HEXANE EXTRACT OF Newbouldia laevis ON ALBINO RAT UTERUS

    By: Iyekowa, O; Owolabi, O.J., Edema M.O, Akanji, A.A. and Osarodion, O.P

    Newbouldia laevis (life plant) is a medicinal plant used to facilitate birth among traditional healers in Nigeria. In this study, extraction was maintained in N-Hexane solvent using soxhlet extractor and solvent remove via rotary evaporator at less than 50oC. Phytochemical screening were performed on the extract by standard methods. Oxytocic (contractile activity) of the hexane extract was investigated in female albino rat's uterus using the Ugo Basile channel recorder machein.

  • STRATEGIC PLANNING AND SURVIVAL OF FAMILY OWNED BUSINESSES IN SOUTH-SOUTH, NIGERIA.

    By: Ikon, Michael A.

    This paper investigated the relationship between strategic planning and the survival of family owned businesses across the generations of the business in South-South, Nigeria. South-South Nigeria is the major crude oil belt of Nigeria comprising six states of Akwa-Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, Edo and Rivers States. The study identified some strategic planning variables including objectives, mission, vision, succession planning and strategic plan all impacting on the outcomes and behavior of family owned businesses (FOBs) depending on how the variables were applied.

  • DETERMINATION OF GROUNDWATER POTENTIAL IN ASANG COURT AREA, NSIT IBOM, AKWA IBOM STATE, NIGERIA, USING GEOELECTRICAL SOUNDING METHOD.

    By: Joseph, U. C., Udoh, J. S., Idiong, E. A., Udo, I. U.

    Many boreholes in the study area got dried up few years after drilling while few are still functional. The field data were interpreted to ascertain the depth and resistivity of the subsurface layers of the study area. The study area lies between latitudes 4048’N and 5001’N and longitudes 7051’E and 7057’E. This study is aimed at recommending site for siting viable boreholes for sustainable and portable water supply for both domestic and commercial purposes within the study area.

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