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  • PATTERNS OF ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION AMONG IGBO FARMERS: THE CASE OF ENUGU NORTH SENATORIAL ZONE OF ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA

    By: Agbo Cosmas Ikechukwu and Eze Simeon O.

    Various types of alcohols are consumed in Nigeria. These alcoholic beverages range from beer, wine and spirit categories. Several health, social and economic effects are associated with alcohol consumption. The severity of these effects depends on the patterns of alcohol consumption. Different alcoholic drinking spots are available in the area.

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

    By: Paulinus 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.

  • PROFITABILITY AND CHALLENGES IN BAMBARA GROUNDNUT PROCESSING AND UTILIZATION AMONG SMALL-HOLDER HOUSEHOLDS IN ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA

    By: Agbo Cosmas Ikechukwu and Eze Simeon O.

    Processing and utilization of bambara groundnut are fundamental strategies for enhancing value addition and meeting the dietary needs of households in Enugu State, Nigeria. This study objective was to describe the socio-economic characteristics of bambara groundnut dependent households and ascertain sources of bambara groundnut. Furthermore, the study analyzed cost and returns to bambara groundnut processing and utilization and highlighted challenges in Enugu State, Nigeria.

  • RESEARCH AND INNOVATION: OUR SOURCE OF SECURITY IN UNCERTAIN FUTURE

    By: Ideozu Samuel and O/Seer Sagbara D.G

    In the past few years, particularly the past two decades, the world of architecture has witnessed various changes in terms of creativity. The kind of ideas that the architects have come up with seem to have gone to the extreme. The ideas are diversified to an extent that some of the buildings and skyscrapers built have gone to win various architectural awards. When it comes to architecture, the new and creative ideas have been related to disaster management.

  • ASSESSMENT OF COMMERCIAL MOTORCYCLE PHENOMENON, BENEFITS AND CHALLENGES IN IBADAN, OYO STATE, NIGERIA

    By: Micah, Damilola John, Lasisi, Chidimma Joy and Ibitoye, Adedeji Christopher

    The phenomenon of commercial motorcycle or otherwise okada has attracted series of government action and regulation in recent time. The regulation enforced is the restriction of okada riders from major city centres and high-way roads. This regulation negatively influenced the economic interest of the actors in the vocation. Previous studies have shown that okada business is a major source of income and employment sector for numerous Nigerian youths. Against this backdrop, the study examined the survival strategies adopted by okada operators in the study areas.

  • ASSESSMENT OF NATIONAL POVERTY ERADICATION PROGRAMME (NAPEP) AS SOCIO-ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT IN IRELE COMMUNITY, ONDO STATE

    By: Micah, Damilola John and Lasisi, Chidimma Joy

    The National Poverty Eradication Programme (NAPEP) is a government action to reduce scourge of poverty in Nigeria. The Agency was to create source of economic empowerment for the target Poor in order to raise their standard of living. However, literature on poverty in Nigeria showed that people living below the poverty line of US$1 Dollar per day have been on the increase. In this light, the study examined the role of NAPEP as economic empowerment of people in Irele community area of Ondo State, Nigeria.

  • IMPACT ANALYSIS OF PER CAPITA GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT ON CRUDE DEATH RATE IN NIGERIA, 1995 – 2010

    By: Eziocha, E.U., Eze, I., Malla, N., Onwudiwe, E. U., Egwu, B. E.

    The increasing rate of mortality in Nigeria is a challenge to the country ranked as the highest in Gross Domestic Product in Africa. High mortality rate is a danger signal for any economy. Among others, it indicates the inadequacy of the per capita gross domestic output as well as low public health spending. Because of the interrelatedness of these variables, a challenge in one is a challenge in all.

  • NIEGHBOURHOOD CRIME AND POLICE-PUBLIC COLLABORATION IN APETE COMMUNITY AREA OF IBADAN, NIGERIA

    By: Micah, Damilola John, Ibitoye Adedeji Chris and Olapade, Olaide Abass

    The role of the police in protecting lives and properties has been very significant especially in the neighbourhood. However, the trend in the pattern of crime tends to undermine the fight against crime in the residentially community. As a result there has been increase in the level of criminal activities in the neighbourhood as shown in crime statistics. This trend necessitated police-public collaboration in the effort to reduce crime. Against this backdrop, the main objective of the study addressed the role of the police-public collaboration in crime control.

  • SOCIO-ECONOMIC BACKGROUND AND ACCESS TO INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT) AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN ABUJA, NIGERIA

    By: Micah, Damilola John and Lasisi, Chidimma Joy

    Formal education and information technology (ICT) are two inseparable variables in the modern era. Several studies have shown that the incorporation of ICT into school learning curriculum across every sector of education has contributed immensely to academic excellence. However, while some nations have attained full grown utilization of ICT in every tier of their education, others are yet to attain high level of utilization in the 21st century due to structural problem.

  • STRAINS OF ECONOMIC RECESSION ON ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENT IN HONEYWELL FLOUR MILLS, LAGOS STATE

    By: Micah, Damilola John, Ibitoye Adedeji Chris and Lasisi Chidimma Joy

    The economic recession that hit the World global economy between 2008 and 2010 had considerable consequences for Industrial Organizations. While it is documented that some organizations folded up, others experienced massive downsizing, layoffs, and low productivity. Against this backdrop, the study focused on the strains of financial crisis on employee management and coping strategies for recession in a manufacturing sector. The study also addressed motivation for employees and preference value adopted by organization between ranks of employees.

  • MINERALS COMPOSITION ON SIX GREEN LEAFY VEGETABLES AT VARYING DRYING METHODS IN NORTHERN GUINEA SAVANNAH OF NIGERIA

    By: S. Hamisu; H A. Shindi; S. Muhammed; T.A. Manga and G.G Zuru.

    In Nigeria, various species of exotic and indigenous vegetables are abound. A very few of them are under cultivation, while a lot of the species are undomesticated and remain wild, examples Ayayo, Bitter leaf, sorrel, moringa e.t.c. (Yakubu et al; 2005). In this regard, this research aims to analyse the minerals content of six (6) sampled green leafy vegetables at varying drying methods (oven-dry and sun-dry).

  • PRODUCTION OF CAKE WITH COMPOSITE FLOUR (MILLET FLOUR AND WHEAT FLOUR)

    By: Ukonu I.C and Obinali G.

    This research work focused on the production of cake using composite flour (millet flour and wheat flour). The use of wheat flour is becoming monotonous in our bakery industry, its demand and cost is increasing on daily basis. For new innovations, development, and to add to varieties there is need to encourage the use of local flours made from local grains for pastry production.

  • COOPERATIVE MOVEMENT AND LIVESTOCK DEVELOPMET IN EDO STATE. NIGERIA

    By: G. O. Alufohai and M. I. Olumese

    How responsive has Cooperative movement been to livestock development in Edo State and the level of participation in livestock enterprise? These were the issues addressed in this study. To achieve these objectives, data were obtained from 34 registered Agricultural Cooperative Societies by purposive sampling of respondents. Results show that 19 out of 34 Cooperative s interviewed were actually involved in Livestock enterprise while the remaining 15 Cooperative s were participating in thrift and credit activities.

  • THE PROBLEMS AND PROSPECT OF MARKETING OF PLANTAIN IN RURAL AND URBAN MARKETS OF OVIA NORTH EAST AND OVIA SOUTH WEST LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF EDO STATE, NIGERIA

    By: Olumese M. I. and Onyema U. Pullen

    A study was undertaken to examine the problems and prospect of marketing of plantain in rural and urban markets of Ovia North East and Ovia South West local government areas of Edo state, Nigeria. The objective was to determine the major problems militating against the marketing of plantain in the rural and urban markets in the study area. Seventy (70) respondents comprising of sellers of plantain were selected by purposive sampling technique. Data was collected by use of structured questionnaire were administered to these respondents in both rural and urban markets surveyed.

  • PROXIMATE, MINERAL AND ANTI-NUTRIENT COMPOSITION OF THE LEAVES OF SWEET POTATO (IPOMOEA BATATAS L)

    By: Lawal I. A. and Adeniyi B.O.

    Green leafy vegetables have been recognized generally as source of micronutrients hence leaves of sweet potatoes (Ipomoea batatas L) were subjected to chemical analysis using standard methods of food to determine the proximate composition, nutritional elements and anti-nutritional contents. The leaves were found on dry weight basis to have high moisture content (71.60%), crude proteins (18.74%, crude fat (12.75%), carbohydrate (56.43%) and energy value (395k cal/lOOmg).

  • APPRAISAL OF RECREATIONAL FACILITIES AND IMPLICATIONS FOR STUDENTS BEHAVIOURAL PATTERNS IN THE TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS IN EKITI STATE, NIGERIA

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

    The unbalanced academic life of Nigerian Students tends to increase the vigour and tension in students' social life in Nigeria higher institutions, hence the menace of student's involvement in cultism and insanity which increases during examination periods. It has also been revealed that these phenomena are mostly induced by the decreased or nonchalant attitude of students towards recreation, probably due to ignorance of the benefits derivable from such or the non-availability or inadequacy of the necessary recreational facilities.

  • CONSTRUCTION OF BOL LOOPS OF ORDER 3p BY GROUP ALGORITHM AND PROGRAMMING

    By: Anthony Peter and Mshelia I.B

    In this paper, a method combining both manual multiplication of permutations and a computer programing language (GAP) was used to construct Bol loop of order 3p, p being an odd prime. A specific case for order 15 was constructed by right regular representations.

  • CONCENTRATION OF K-40 IN SWEET POTATOES - TUBERS (IPOMEA BATATAS) AT ANGWAN HABIBU IN NASARAWA L.G.A. OF NASARAWA STATE

    By: D.S. Audu

    The objective of this article rests on the importance of potassium (K-40) to man and plants and as such sweet potatoes which contains K-40 can be used as a source of vitamin K. Samples of sweet potatoes (tubers) were collected from farmland at ten (10) different places or areas from Angwan Habiba. Some quantities of the sample were weighed out and the activity of the K-40 samples were acquired in the lab. by using NaI (Tl) detector for a period of 2 hrs at 1000volts.

  • ENDOPARASITES OF WALL GECKO (Hemidactylus frenatus) IN SELECTED AREAS OF AKWA IBOM STATE, NIGERIA

    By: Afia, U. U.; Egwali E. C. and Lazarus C. E.

    A study on the parasites of wall geckos (Hemidactylus frenatus) in selected Local Government Areas of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria was carried out using saturated Sodium Chloride floatation method. The selected Local Government Areas were Uyo and Etinan Local Government Areas. This work was carried out from September to December 2016. The overall prevalence of endoparasites in Uyo Local Government Area was 68.6% (Parapharyngodon species 91.7%, Oochoristica species 8.3%) was higher than that of Etinan Local Government Area 60% (Parapharyngodon species 78.6%, Oochoristica species 26.7%).

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