The prevalence of gastro-intestinal parasites of carnivores in university zoological gardens in South West Nigeria

Journal of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Health

J. Vet. Med. Anim. Health

A survey of prevalence and intensity of gastro-intestinal parasites of carnivores in three university zoological gardens in South-West Nigeria was conducted. Faecal samples collected were analysed with flotation technique using a saturated solution of zinc sulfate as the floating solution, McMaster Egg Counting Technique and Petri Dish-Filter Paper Slant technique for larval recovery. Faecal examination revealed an overall infection prevalence of... Read more

Vol. 7 Num. 4

Challenges of integrated disease surveillance response reporting among healthcare personnel in Mangu, Plateau State, Nigeria

Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology

J. Public Health Epidemiol.

Integrated disease surveillance and response comprises data collection, analysis, interpretation and feedback on communicable and non-communicable diseases like cholera and hypertension. It assists health workers detect and respond to these diseases. The regional office for Africa of the World Health Organization implemented it in 1998. Nigeria has embraced this strategy, but there are challenges regarding implementation. This interventional study... Read more

Vol. 7 Num. 4

Effect of weed interference period on yield of transplanted tomato (Lycopersicon Esculentum M.) in Guder West Shewa-Oromia, Ethiopia

ISABB Journal of Food and Agricultural Sciences

ISABB. J. Food and Agric. Sci.

A field experiment was conducted for two consecutive cropping seasons (2013 and 2014) to estimate effect of weed interference period on transplanted tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum M.) in Guder West Shewa, Ethiopia. The experiment consisted of 14 treatments laid out in RCBD with three replications. From the total weed species, 81.81% were broadleaved weeds whereas 9.09 and 9.1% were sedges and grass weeds, respectively. During 2014 cropping season... Read more

Vol. 5 Num. 3

Performance of farmers’ and improved varieties of barley for yield components and seed quality

Journal of Plant Breeding and Crop Science

J. Plant Breed. Crop Sci.

The objective of this study was to assess the performance of farmers’ and improved varieties of barley for yield and yield related traits and seed quality attribute in North Shewa Zone of Oromiya Region, Ethiopian. Seven farmer’s varieties (FVs) and three improved varieties (MVs) of barley were tested at three locations in Degem Wereda in randomized complete block design (RCBD) design with three replications during 2010 Meher... Read more

Vol. 7 Num. 4

Investigating the use of the four perspectives of balanced score card (BSC) as technique for assessing performance by Nigerian banks

Journal of Accounting and Taxation

J. Account. Taxation

This paper explores the use of BSC as technique for assessing performance in the Nigerian banking industry. The population of the study comprised 21 banks operating in Gombe State, Nigeria. A purposive sampling technique was adopted to arrive at the sample of eleven  banks. A survey technique was used to obtain data for the study. Fifty five copies of questionnaire were distributed to the executive staff of the sampled banks (5 each to every... Read more

Vol. 7 Num. 4

Bread wheat production in small scale irrigation users agro-pastoral households in Ethiopia: Case of Afar and Oromia regional state

Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics

J. Dev. Agric. Econ.

Conceptually, benefits of irrigation are realized through improvements in agricultural productivity. At household level, agricultural production increases could be followed by improvements in food consumption patterns. The goal of this research is to examine relationship between irrigation, production and consumption patterns for rural smallholders with pre-scaling up of bread wheat (Ga’ambo variety). A survey was undertaken and data collected... Read more

Vol. 7 Num. 4

Culture in society, society in culture: Understanding threads of cultural-social dialectic

Philosophical Papers and Review

Philos. Papers Rev

This paper aims at exploring the provinces of social and cultural dialectical threads. In doing so, it offers an account of (1) why it is quite often confusingly believed that there is a methodological and epistemological “difference” between social and cultural ones[i], and (2) how this belief cloaks some inherent weaknesses and obstacles to change. It is, therefore, within this rationale that this paper locates both its hypothesis and... Read more

Vol. 6 Num. 3

The prevalence of oro-dental anomalies among 14-17 years students in Panchkula District Haryana, India

Journal of Dentistry and Oral Hygiene

J. Dent. Oral Hyg.

The aim of this study was to find out the prevalence of oro-dental anomalies among 14 to 17 years students in Panchkula District Haryana, India. Oral examination among 3248 students (1608 males and 1640 females) aged 14 to 17 years in Panchkula District of Haryana was carried out in 18 secondary and intermediate schools. Oro-dental developmental anomalies seen in 946 students represents 29.1% of the studied sample, 42.1% males and 57.9% females;... Read more

Vol. 7 Num. 4

Information needs, library resources and services available to post graduate students in the Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

International Journal of Library and Information Science

Int. J. Lib. Inf. Sci.

The study evaluated information needs and library resources available to post graduate students in the Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. One hundred and fifty-five copies of questionnaire were administered to postgraduate students in Peace and Conflict Studies (PCS), African Studies (AFS) and Peace Building (BD) units. The study identified Kenneth Dike, WORDOC and IFRA as libraries normally used by postgraduate students of... Read more

Vol. 7 Num. 4

Interactivity and cyber democracy: The case of Zimbabwe’s online newspapers

Journal of Media and Communication Studies

J. Media Commun. Stud.

This paper discusses the potential for promoting cyber-democracy through interactivity on news websites. The paper views interactivity and cyber-democracy on the online arena as central to free expression. The paper argues that the Internet is endowed with possibilities to promote the threefold ideal for public deliberations, that is, a conducive virtual environment for interactivity, cyber-democracy and a broadened public sphere. A content analysis... Read more

Vol. 7 Num. 4

A simple anaerobic system for onsite treatment of domestic wastewater

African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology

Afr. J. Environ. Sci. Technol.

The use of anaerobic process for domestic wastewater treatment would achieve lower carbon footprint as it eliminates aeration and generate methane. Among several anaerobic treatment processes, high rate anaerobic digesters receive great attention due to its high loading capacity and chemical oxygen demand removal rate. Up-flow anaerobic sludge blanket reactor (UASB) is getting wide acceptance among several anaerobic processes. However, its... Read more

Vol. 9 Num. 4

Particulating broiler feeds into forms and sizes for nutritional and economic benefits (part 1)

African Journal of Food Science

Afr. J. Food Sci.

A study was conducted to examine the nutritional and economic effects of using mash, crumbs and pellet diets for broiler starter birds using Arbor Acre broilers chickens. The study examines the starter phase (0-28 days) of 288 Arbor Acre broiler chickens fed mash, 2 mm pellet size diet and feed crumbs. All diets had identical nutrients composition and the study was conducted under similar environmental conditions and management practices. Data on... Read more

Vol. 9 Num. 4

Prevalence of helminthic fauna in wild pigs in comparison with domestic pigs: A study in the adjoining areas of Mudumalai, Anamalai and Sathyamangalam tiger reserves, Tamil Nadu South India

Journal of Parasitology and Vector Biology

J. Parasitol. Vector Biol.

Study on endoparasites in wild pigs (Sus scrofa) interfering with agriculture, was carried out in areas adjoining the Western Ghats (Mudumalai tiger reserve, Anamalai tiger reserve) and Eastern Ghats (Sathyamangalam region) of Tamil Nadu state in India during November, 2013 to May, 2014. Ninety faecal samples in total (n=30 of Wild pigs, n=30 of Desi pigs and n=30 Cross bred pigs each of the study areas) were subjected to the parasitological... Read more

Vol. 7 Num. 3

“I am very much afraid of its side effects by listening to what people say”: Reasons Ghanaian women do not use contraception

International Journal of Nursing and Midwifery

Int. J. Nurs. Midwifery

There is a large unmet need for contraception in Ghana, despite many forms of family planning being highly available and a near universal knowledge of contraception among Ghanaian women. This study sought to qualitatively investigate reasons for low-use of contraception in Ghana. Interviews were conducted with 18 women being treated for complications resulting from unsafe abortions to ascertain their views on contraception usage. Thirty healthcare... Read more

Vol. 7 Num. 4

Influence of demographic variables on business education students’ choice of secretarial option in colleges of education in the North-west geo-political zone, Nigeria

International Journal of Vocational and Technical Education

Int. J. Voc. Tech. Educ.

The paper examined the influence of demographic variables on business education students’ choice of secretarial option in colleges of education in the North-west geo-political zone, Nigeria. Three null hypotheses were generated for the study. The descriptive research design was used for the study. A self-designed questionnaire was used to elicit responses from the respondents. Section A of the instrument dealt with the demographic data of the... Read more

Vol. 7 Num. 3

New pentacyclic triterpene ester and flavone glycoside from the biologically active extract of Carduus pycnocephalus L.

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy

J. Pharmacognosy Phytother.

Bioassay guided phytochemical investigation of petroleum ether, chloroform and butanol  fractions obtained from biologically active total alcoholic extract of Carduus pycnocephalus led to isolation of  two new compounds, 3-O-acetyl-ursolic acid-28-ethyl ester (compound 1) and diosmetin-7-O-α-L-arabinopyransyl (1```→4``)-β-D- glucopyranoside (compound 5) along with  three  known compounds, bis (2-ethylhexyl)... Read more

Vol. 7 Num. 4

Effect of high temperature on viability of Lactobacillus casei and analysis of secreted and GroEL proteins profiles

African Journal of Bacteriology Research

J. Bacteriol. Res.

The bacterial heat shock response is characterized by the elevated expression of a number of chaperone complexes including the GroEL and the rate change of synthesis of certain proteins (total and secreted). In this work, after incubation at 45°C, total and secreted proteins profiles of stressed bacteria were found to be altered when analyzed by sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE). In addition, the level... Read more

Vol. 7 Num. 3

Back in the U.S.S.R: A Case Study of English/Russian bilingualism using the model of a flexible bilingual spectrum

Journal of Languages and Culture

J. Lang. Cult.

The fields of Second Language Acquisition (SLA) and bilingualism are combined in this study to describe language experience using a flexible bilingual spectrum model in which political, economic and social factors are used to analyze levels of bilingualism. A native Russian speaker who learned English in the U.S.S.R. is interviewed and the results are analyzed in a case study, showing the language experience analysis may be enhanced using impact... Read more

Vol. 6 Num. 3

Martyrs or terrorists: Suicide bombing in Islamic hermeneutics

International Journal of Sociology and Anthropology

Int. J. Sociol. Anthropol.

The contemporary world order has been created by non Muslim powers through the infiltration of the Muslim world by colonialism and neo-colonialism. The ummah of Islam was parceled into states by imperial powers thereby weakening the solidarity of the ummah. The collapse of the communist bloc no doubt made Islam to be the only challenging system to the remaining super power. There was no doubt from the statements of leaders of the West that Islam... Read more

Vol. 7 Num. 4

Tourism: A viable option for pro poor growth in Gamo Gofa Zone? Southern Ethiopia

Journal of Hospitality Management and Tourism

J. Hosp. Manage. Tourism

The research ‘Tourism: A Viable Option for Pro Poor Growth in Gamo Gofa Zone?  Southern Ethiopia’ attempted to uncover how far tourism development is emerged to be a viable option for pro poor growth. The study is confined to Arba Minch town, Nech Sar National Park, Crocodile Ranch and Dorze Cultural Village. Qualitative and quantitative research strategies; household survey design, multi stage, purposive and simple random sampling... Read more

Vol. 6 Num. 2

The effect of Somali armed conflict on the East African Sub-Region

African Journal of Political Science and International Relations

Afr. J. Pol. Sci. Int. Relat.

This paper intends to look at the effects of Somali armed conflict on the East African Sub-region. The objective of this article is to examine the economic and political instability caused by the conflict in Somalia. This paper views economic hardship as one of the primary sources of the Somali armed conflicts. The Somali armed conflict strongly supports the “greed to grievance” assumption. At the level of individual gunmen, a... Read more

Vol. 9 Num. 4

Beautiful skin hides all faults - Effects of body satisfaction on self-esteem and shyness in Japanese female youths

International Journal of Psychology and Counselling

Int. J. Psychol. Couns.

This study examined the influence of satisfaction from each body part in Japanese female youths on self-esteem and shyness. We hypothesized that body satisfaction in each body part has influence on shyness (social anxiety, social passivity) through self-esteem; and examined the hypothesis using path analysis. As a result, only the body satisfaction of "skin" has been shown to affect shyness and self-esteem. We conclude that body... Read more

Vol. 7 Num. 3

Managing of risks in agriculture: Benefits of conservation of forest resources in Anambra State, Nigeria

Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development

J. Agric. Ext. Rural Dev

Forest management offers a promising alternative to depletion of forest resources. Continuous degradation of the forest reserve base has major effects on other segments of the economy. This includes reduction of forest cover leading to erosion and soil degradation. This study assessed the roles of farmers in conservation of forest resources; benefits of conservation of forest resources in the area and reasons for loss of forest resources in the... Read more

Vol. 7 Num. 4

Influence of occupational work movement on traditional dance motifs: A survey of the Zaria Hausa ethnic group in northern Nigeria

Journal of Music and Dance

J. Music Dance

Historically, a greater understanding of the role of dance in society has superseded the exact meaning of the symbolic movement of each dance motif. This paper intends to relate movements used in daily activities to the dance motifs prevalent within traditional Hausa society in Zaria. Data were collected through interviews and physical observations of Hausa dance in Zaria. Findings indicated a definite relationship between everyday movement and... Read more

Vol. 5 Num. 2

An assessment of potential resources of tourism development in Ethiopia: The case of Dejen Wereda

African Journal of History and Culture

Afr. J. Hist. Cult.

The main purpose of this paper is conduct survey study so as to reveal extent to which Dejen Wereda, which is one of the Weredas of East Gojjam Administrative Zone, has numerous tourist attraction sites. This study uncovers that the absence of research works in this Wereda, however, affected the development of tourism in the area. It recommends the preservation of the precious resources in Wereda so that they could be used as a source of income that... Read more

Vol. 7 Num. 4

The contribution of savings and credit cooperative societies to income poverty reduction: A case study of Mbozi District, Tanzania

Journal of African Studies and Development

J. Afr. Stud. Dev

This paper explores the contribution of Savings and credit cooperative societies (SACCOS) in reduction of rural households’ income poverty. Specifically, the paper looks at; activities undertaken by SACCOS that can lead to reduction of income poverty; comparing income levels between SACCO’s members and non-members; determining the impact of SACCOS to household’s income poverty reduction, and  exploring  community’s... Read more

Vol. 7 Num. 4

Effects of organic and chemical fertilizers on yield and total soluble solids (TSS) in Banana Cavendish group (AAA)

Journal of Horticulture and Forestry

J. Hortic. For.

Banana fruit production in the Sudan covers a wide spectrum of activities ranging from local utilization of fruit with self-sufficiency through small farming for local market to large plantation for export. It is one of the most important fruits of Sudan. Therefore, a field experiment was conducted at two locations during 2009\2010 and 2010\2011 in split-split plot layout with four replications. The main plots were the two varieties of Cavendish... Read more

Vol. 7 Num. 4

Elastography: Principles and considerations for clinical research in veterinary medicine cibele

Journal of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Health

J. Vet. Med. Anim. Health

Since the beginning of medicine, palpation has been the primary semiologic method used to detect abnormalities during clinical examination. The mechanical properties of soft tissues are usually related to changes in stiffness. However, changes in stiffness and echogenicity of soft tissues are not always correlated. Elastography has emerged in the last decade as a new method that, when used in association with ultrasonography, can provide information... Read more

Vol. 7 Num. 3

Technical efficiency of traditional African vegetable production: A case study of smallholders in Tanzania

Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics

J. Dev. Agric. Econ.

Traditional African vegetables are receiving more attention for their significant contribution to food and nutrition security and enhanced livelihoods of smallholders. Although demand is increasing for these nutrients-dense crops, the production of traditional vegetables in Tanzania remains low. Technical innovations can reduce yield gaps and increase the productivity of traditional vegetable crops. This paper measures the technical efficiency of... Read more

Vol. 7 Num. 3

The fallacy behind the role of civil society in transitional democracies: The case of Kenyan ethno-political conflicts

African Journal of Political Science and International Relations

Afr. J. Pol. Sci. Int. Relat.

The belief in the centrality of the role of civil society in democracy promotion should be re-evaluated especially in the context of transitional societies like Kenya. Contrary to the widely held view that Civil society is a platform for citizen engagement with government and other state and non state actors, there is reason to believe that civil society has become an avenue for simmering hatred and the promotion of divisive schemes by the political... Read more

Vol. 9 Num. 3

Reinterpreting some key concepts in Barthes’ theory

Journal of Media and Communication Studies

J. Media Commun. Stud.

The paper makes clear some basic concepts in semiotic studies like signifier, signified and referent and core concepts in Roland Barthes’s theory are restudied with new developments especially in connotateurs, meta-language and meaning transfer, which play a key role in understanding how myth is constructed with the two mechanisms of naturalizing and generalizing. With the new understanding, the paper studies the representative signs from... Read more

Vol. 7 Num. 3

Reasons for low birth registration in Sudan

Journal of African Studies and Development

J. Afr. Stud. Dev

The birth registration environment in Sudan is mature but confused. This study was undertaken on the birth registration practices in Sudan with a view to ascertaining the causes and effects of low birth registration. The registration of births is not improved with time, there is no progressive procedure in the registration application and the registration system effect according to sex ratio, number of women in the reproductive age (MWRA) and number... Read more

Vol. 7 Num. 3

Assessment of community knowledge about Tuberculosis and its treatment in rural areas of Shashemane, Southern Ethiopia

Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology

J. Public Health Epidemiol.

Tuberculosis (TB) is a chronic infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Poverty, malnutrition and crowded living conditions have been recognized for decades to increase the risk of developing TB. In addition, lack of knowledge about TB could affect the health-seeking behavior of patients and sustain the transmission of the disease within the community. A community based cross-sectional study was conducted in 4 randomly selected rural... Read more

Vol. 7 Num. 3

Effect of different bleaching methods on stained composites

Journal of Dentistry and Oral Hygiene

J. Dent. Oral Hyg.

This study aims to examine the whitening effect of three different bleaching methods on three different stained composite resins. Forty discs (5 mm diameter × 2 mm thick) from each tested material (ESTHET.X HD micro-matrix Restorative, Dentsply, Paradigm Nano-Hybrid Universal-Restorative, 3M/ESPE, and Artiste Nano-Composite, Pentron-Clinical) were made. The 40 discs of each tested material were immersed in coffee, 3 h a day for 21 days in... Read more

Vol. 7 Num. 3

Effect of infidelity therapy on improving mental health of betrayed women

International Journal of Psychology and Counselling

Int. J. Psychol. Couns.

The aim of this work is to assess the effectiveness of infidelity therapy on improving mental health of betrayed women. Procedure of sampling was purposeful in which 15 wives (20-35 years old) who had experienced betrayal were participating in group psychotherapy sessions after preliminary interview. Fifteen betrayed women were included. Infidelity therapy sessions at three stages were held for them. They were assessed by “the spouse betrayal... Read more

Vol. 7 Num. 2

Royalty interest management strategy and cost of oil and gas production in the Nigerian Niger- Delta

Journal of Accounting and Taxation

J. Account. Taxation

This study examined royalty interest management strategy and cost of oil and gas production in the Nigerian Niger-Delta. The respondents were sixteen opinion leaders from two oil and gas bearing communities in Rivers State. The survey research design was adopted for the study. The spearman rank order correlation coefficient was used to test the hypotheses. Results indicated that there is a strong and significant relationship between royalty interest... Read more

Vol. 7 Num. 3

NGUGI WA THIONG ‘O and his ‘Mathe-logic’ of revolution in Matigari: Re-introducing militia struggle

International Journal of English and Literature

Int. J. English Lit.

I once heard a story being told to my children by one of my sisters. The story, so simple, is of a man who has an incurable wound and is in search of a cure. He is told of a medicine man whose name is Ndiiro, but he does not know the way to Ndiiro's place. He encounters different people and asks each one of them the way to Ndiiro's. The story depends on a repetition of the song that describes Ndiiro. I used the same structure in the... Read more

Vol. 6 Num. 3

Determining the causes for the exodus of technical teachers from teaching in technical and vocational institutions to other jobs in Katsina State, Nigeria

International Journal of Vocational and Technical Education

Int. J. Voc. Tech. Educ.

The study aimed to determine the causes for the exodus of technical teachers from teaching in TVET to other jobs in Katsina State, Nigeria. For convenience of data collection, research questions were formulated.The survey questionnaire was developed with 15 items and used to question technical education administrators, technical education principals/vice principals and technical teachers in TVET institutions who constituted the sample. A total of 10... Read more

Vol. 7 Num. 2

Management of university records for effective administration of universities in North Central Nigeria

International Journal of Library and Information Science

Int. J. Lib. Inf. Sci.

This study assessed the management of records for effective administration of universities in North Central Nigeria. A descriptive survey design was adopted in carrying out the study. Questionnaire was used in the collection of data. The results of the study, among others, showed that alphabetic and subject filing systems are the two major filing systems employed. Equally, records creation, records retrieval, records scheduling, filing and... Read more

Vol. 7 Num. 3

A social institution of slavery and slave trade in Ethiopia: Revisited

African Journal of History and Culture

Afr. J. Hist. Cult.

Ethiopia was the last strong hold of slavery. Slavery and slave trade were abolished by the active intervention of the British in the middle of 18th century. However the institution of slavery and slave trade continued in the eastern part of Africa until the middle of 19th century. The objective of this paper is to show the institutional feature of slavery in Ethiopia in general and the historical kingdom of Jimma in particular. The paper as a... Read more

Vol. 7 Num. 3

Neighbours and drug addicts: An interface

International Journal of Sociology and Anthropology

Int. J. Sociol. Anthropol.

Drug addiction is a phenomenon by which all communities and countries are regularly affected. This has been an ever growing problem which has confronted each one of us within our families, at school, in work place or within our society in general. The present paper focuses on neighbours’ role in drug addict’s life. The area of study was in and around Chandigarh where community based de-addiction clinics were held by Post Graduate... Read more

Vol. 7 Num. 3

Social memory performance in schizophrenia

Journal of Neuroscience and Behavioral Health

J. Neurosci. Behav. Health

The advance of social neurosciences is by and large dependent on the circumscription and measure of specific social-cognitive competencies. The importance of accurate neuropsychological tests emerges in this context as a decisive step to the evolution of the field as a whole. This paper has three interconnected goals: to shed light into a previously unreported social cognitive dimension and to introduce a software-based, multilingual... Read more

Vol. 7 Num. 3

Review on vaccine design strategies against cancer

Journal of Cancer Research and Experimental Oncology

J. Cancer Res. Exp. Oncol.

Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, resulting in 8.2 million or 14.6% of all human deaths worldwide in 2012. More than 70% of all cancer deaths occurred in low and middle income countries; although the risk of developing/dying from it is still higher in the developed regions of the world, and tobacco use is the cause of about 22% of cancer deaths which is still a major public health problem worldwide that requires new strategies and... Read more

Vol. 7 Num. 1

Association of atherogenic indices and abdominal obesity indices among non obese adults in Zaria, Northern Nigeria

Journal of Physiology and Pathophysiology

J. Physiol. Pathophysiol.

Prior epidemiological studies and comparative analyses of correlations between abdominal obesity and dyslipidemia have been limited to obese participants but few data are available for the non-obese adults of this study population. This study examined the associations between atherogenic and obesity indices among non-obese adults of Samaru, a suburb of Zaria in Kaduna state, Nigeria. The study protocol was duly approved by the Ethical committee of... Read more

Vol. 6 Num. 1

Service delivery and customer satisfaction in hospitality industry: A study of the Divine Fountain Hotels Limited, Lagos, Nigeria

Journal of Hospitality Management and Tourism

J. Hosp. Manage. Tourism

This paper investigates the relationship between service delivery and customer satisfaction at the Divine Fountain Hotels Limited in Lagos Nigeria. The study made use of questionnaires and key informant interview method to gather relevant data for the study. Convenience sampling method was used to select 400 respondents which comprise 50 males and 50 females from each of the four branches of the hotel. A total of 100 questionnaires were administered... Read more

Vol. 6 Num. 1

Knowledge and attitude of men about vasectomy as a method of family planning among married men working in Babcock University, Ogun state, Nigeria

International Journal of Nursing and Midwifery

Int. J. Nurs. Midwifery

This study investigated the level of knowledge and attitude of married male workers about vasectomy and also the factors influencing the attitude of married men working in Babcock University towards vasectomy. Stratified random sampling technique was used to select 200 participants from the academic and administrative work divisions of the University and a self-constructed questionnaire was administered and 150 were retrieved  and analysed... Read more

Vol. 7 Num. 3

Storability of soybean flour and its hazard analysis in Nigeria

Journal of Stored Products and Postharvest Research

J. Stored Prod. Postharvest Res.

Soybean was procured from a local market in Ilorin, washed, dried, milled, packaged and stored under hermetic conditions using transparent plastic container. Proximate composition was carried out on the samples 4-monthly (once-in -4 months) for a period of one year. Moisture content was determined by air-oven method while proximate composition was carried out by Standard Methods of Association of Official Analytical Chemists (AOAC). Moisture... Read more

Vol. 6 Num. 3

Counting carbohydrates as an educational tool to reduce fat consumption in obese children exposed to videogames: A pilot study

International Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism

Int. J. Nutr. Metab.

This study aimed to use carbohydrate counting as an educational tool to improve the diet habits and reduce fat mass in obese children exposed to videogames. It involved analytical and comparative pilot study in 10 children, 5 to 10 years of age with obesity and who were exposed to video games for more than five hours a day. It formed two study groups (five in each). One used carbohydrates count tool plus a diet plan and food orientation and the... Read more

Vol. 7 Num. 3

Foundational myths of Zionism: An inquiry into the light of sacred text

Philosophical Papers and Review

Philos. Papers Rev

Zionist movement is based on some historical and religious myths. They propagate that Palestine is their ancestor’s home and the entire Holy Land was promised to them as a covenant between Abraham and God and they are the sole legitimate heirs of Abraham. They say that this covenant was unconditional and the Holy Land would be given to them whatever they may do. But when we examine their claims in the light of sacred texts we find that not... Read more

Vol. 6 Num. 2

Ethiopian sign language and educational accessibility for the deaf community: A case study on Jimma, Nekemte, Addis Ababa and Hawasa towns

Journal of Languages and Culture

J. Lang. Cult.

In comparison with the large number of population they have, the deaf community have not been given due attention in terms of education in Ethiopia. This was the main problem that initiated the researcher to conduct research on this area. The general objective of this study is to assess the educational accessibility of Ethiopian Sign Language for the deaf community. The research is a qualitative one and it was based on interviews and discussions... Read more

Vol. 6 Num. 2

Mental health problems of street children in residential care in Zambia: Special focus on prediction of psychiatric conditions in street children

Journal of Clinical Medicine and Research

J. Clin. Med. Res.

This study aims to find out mental health problems and examine their role in prediction of psychiatric conditions in street children in residential care. Five (5) street children residential centres in Lusaka District, as well as a cross-section of street children (74) in residential care aged between 7 and 17 years were used for this study. Overall, 74 (68 males and 6 females) children in residential care were at risk of having a mental health... Read more

Vol. 7 Num. 1

Assessment of effective factors in performance of an open stope using cavity monitoring system data: A case study

Journal of Geology and Mining Research

J. Geol. Min. Res.

Stope wall failures result in ground stability problems, ore dilution, revenue loss, etc. This work assesses mined primary transverse open stope (32S 204) in AngloGold Ashanti-Obuasi Mine to address stability problems mine-wide. The stope (17 m strike length, 30 m wide, 27 m high and dipping 68°NW) has the Obuasi Fissure as its hanging wall boundary. Back analysis of the performance showed that major geological structures –that is, Obuasi... Read more

Vol. 7 Num. 3

Study on gastro-intestinal helminth parasites of dogs in Mekelle City Tigray Ethiopia

Journal of Parasitology and Vector Biology

J. Parasitol. Vector Biol.

Dog (Canis familiaris) is a domestic animal that maintains close contact with humans and other animals, such that any lack of diagnosis or treatment against certain diseases favours the transmission of zoonotic diseases. A study on gastrointestinal parasites of dogs was conducted from November, 2009 to April, 2010 with the objective of documenting the helminth biodiversity in dogs of Mekelle city. A coprological examination was conducted for a total... Read more

Vol. 7 Num. 2

High prevalence of central obesity in rural South-Western Nigeria: Need for targeted prevention

Journal of Diabetes and Endocrinology

J. Diabetes Endocrinol.

Obesity has reached epidemic proportions globally, and is now prevalent in low-income and middle-income countries. This study sets out to determine the prevalence of obesity as well as its predictors in rural South-Western Nigeria. Cross-sectional descriptive survey of 416 participants aged 20 to 70 years in two rural communities in Remo North Local Government area of Ogun State, Nigeria was taken. Relevant clinical and demographic parameters were... Read more

Vol. 6 Num. 3

Playing out loud: Jazz music and social protest

Journal of Music and Dance

J. Music Dance

This article addresses the historical relationship between jazz music and political commentary. Departing from the analysis of historical recordings and bibliography, this work will examine the circumstances in which jazz musicians assumed attitudes of political and social protest through music. These attitudes resulted in the establishment of a close bond between some jazz musicians and the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s; the... Read more

Vol. 5 Num. 1

Consumers’ protection in India in changing economic scenario

Journal of Law and Conflict Resolution

J. Law Conflict. Resolut

Prior to 1986 consumers were unaware of their rights. The business community was exploiting the innocent consumers as per their own choice.  The new economic policy and the policy of liberalization adopted in India since 1991 have completely altered the face of business ethics by generating larger flows without the attendant accountability. The problems of consumers have become more acute during the last two decades. The Consumer Protection... Read more

Vol. 7 Num. 2

The Nigerian State, oil multinationals and the environment: A case study of Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC)

Journal of Public Administration and Policy Research

J. Public Adm. Policy Res.

The paper evaluates the environmental performance of SPDC and the Nigerian State in ensuring improved environmental quality. It x-rays the company’s efforts and the role of the state in safeguarding the environment. Using descriptive method of data gathering, the paper reveals the negative consequences of oil exploration – agricultural land degradation, air and water pollution. The environmental policies of SPDC and the state are below... Read more

Vol. 7 Num. 2

Efficiency enhancement in P3HT:PCBM blends using Squarylium III dye

African Journal of Pure and Applied Chemistry

Afr. J. Pure Appl. Chem.

Nano-size thin films comprising poly (3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) and a fullerene derivative [6, 6] phenyl-C61-butyric acid methyl ester (PCBM) incorporating squarylium dye III (SQ3) are reported. The materials prepared were evaluated for their optical, electrical and photo-conversion efficiency. Active layer materials comprising a blend of P3HT:SQ3:PCBM were deposited by spin-coating to produce thin films measuring 100 nm and subsequently annealed at... Read more

Vol. 9 Num. 3

Irrigation system in Israel: A review

International Journal of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering

Int. J. Water Res. Environ. Eng.

The objective of this paper was to review the irrigation system of Israel and to identify the most common irrigation methods used for safe, efficient and sustainable agricultural production in arid and semi-arid regions of the world. Israel is one of the most densely populated countries in the world and characterized by desert and semi-desert climatic conditions. Major constraints of the country include: Frequent droughts, desertification of... Read more

Vol. 7 Num. 3

The role of foreign aid in reducing poverty: Time series evidence from Ethiopia

Journal of Economics and International Finance

J. Econ. Int. Finance

Driven by recent shifts in international financial flows towards poverty reduction and the concentration of previous studies on aid economic growth relationships, this study took a new metric to investigate aid’s effectiveness,  that is poverty reduction. Based on this objective, the study employed multivariate cointegration analysis to a time series data from Ethiopia over the period 1975-2010. The empirical results indicated that... Read more

Vol. 7 Num. 3

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