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  1. ESTIMATION OF POLYBROMINATED DIPHENYL ETHERS (PBDES) CONTAMINATION LEVELS IN SEDIMENT AND CRAB (Callinectes amnicola) FROM SOME SELECTED AREA OF EPE LAGOON:Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) are flame retardant that persist, bioaccumulate and biomagnify in aquatic organisms with accompanied deleterious effect. The PBDEs levels was assessed in sediments and Crabs (Callinectes amnicola)

  2. MORPHOLOGY OF THE PEBBLES OF THE CAMPANIAN LOKOJA FORMATION, SOUTHERN BIDA BASIN, NIGERIA: IMPLICATIONS FOR PALAEO-DEPOSITIONAL ENVIRONMENTS AND PROCESSES:Pebble components of the Arkosic Sandstone deposits of the Lokoja Formation were subjected to macro- and micromorphological investigation in order to infer the depositional environments and the energy regimes under

  3. CORROSION INHIBITION AND ADSORPTION CHARACTERISTICS OF ETHANOLIC EXTRACT OF Brachystegia eurycoma SEED ON THE CORROSION OF MILD STEEL IN 1M H2SO4 ACID SOLUTION:Extract of Brachystegia eurycoma Seed (BES) was investigated as corrosion inhibitor of mild steel in 1M H2SO4 using phytochemical screening, weight loss, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and fourier transform infrared

  4. HEAVY METALS STATUS OF SOILS OF THE TEACHING AND RESEARCH FARM OF FEDERAL UNIVERSITY WUKARI, TARABA STATE:The contents of selected heavy metals and some physical and chemical properties of the soil were determined in sixty surface soils (0 – 30 cm depth), in a five hectare

  5. ISOLATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF STIGMASTEROL GLYCOSIDE FROM THE ROOT BARK OF Leptadenia hastata:Preliminary phytochemical screening of the root bark of Leptadenia hastata revealed the presence of steroids, flavoniods, saponins, terpenes, glycoside and tannins. Dried root bark powder of Leptadania hastata was subjected

  6. PRODUCTION AND EVALUATION OF MALT DRINK FROM THE BLENDS OF SORGHUM AND MILLET:The local sorghum and millet were bought from Girei market of Adamawa state, Nigeria. The grains were cleaned, sorted and steeped in water for 24 h. and allowed to germinate

  7. PHYTOREMEDIATION: ASSESSMENT OF Afzelia africana GERMINATION AND GROWTH PERFORMANCE IN CRUDE OIL CONTAMINATED SOIL:PHYTOREMEDIATION: ASSESSMENT OF Afzelia africana GERMINATION AND GROWTH PERFORMANCE IN CRUDE OIL CONTAMINATED SOIL

  8. APPLICATION OF PLANT OILS AND SURFACTANTS AS STIMULATING AGENTS FOR OPTIMUM CITRIC ACID PRODUCTION FROM CASSAVA BAGASSE:This study investigated the stimulatory effect of plant oils (castor oil and olive oil) and surfactants (tween 20 and tween 80) on citric acid production from cassava bagasse using Aspergillus

  9. STUDIES ON THE PREVALENCE OF Entamoeba histolytica AMONG CHILDREN AGED 1-5 YEARS IN GWAGWALADA AREA COUNCIL, FCT, ABUJA, NIGERIA:A study was carried out on the prevalence of Entamoeba histolytica in children of ages between 1 to 5 years in Gwagwalada Area Council, Abuja. Stool samples of the study

  10. ESTIMATION OF THE POTASSIUM BROMATE CONTENT IN LOW AND HIGH PRICE BREAD SOLD IN BIRNIN KEBBI:In 2003, NAFDAC which is the regulatory body concerned with the regulation of drugs, foods and chemicals in Nigeria banned the use of Potassium Bromate in bread because it poses

  11. TECHNICAL EFFICIENCY OF YAM PRODUCTION SYSTEMS IN OGBOMOSHO AGRICULTURAL ZONE, OYO STATE, NIGERIA:The technical efficiency of yam farmers in Ogbomosho Agricultural Zone, Oyo State was analyzed in this study using the Stochastic Frontier Production Model. A multistage sampling procedure was employed to

  12. ORGANOLEPTIC, MICROBIOLOGICAL AND SHELF LIFE STUDIES OF PINEAPPLE AND SOYA BEAN BLEND DRINK (PINASOY):The beany flavour of soya bean has been a major hindrance to the acceptability and consumption of soymilk. Several studies to reduce or eliminate this not very pleasant flavour has

  13. OPTIMUM CONDITIONS FOR THE ADSORPTION OF METHYLENE BLUE ONTO ADSORBENT PREPARED FROM TEA WASTES:The optimum adsorption conditions for the removal of methylene blue (MB) dye onto activated carbon produced from Nigerian tea waste were studied with the help of response surface methodology (RSM)

  14. ELECTROFACIES CHARACTERIZATION OF SEQUENCE IN RAY FIELD, NIGER DELTA, NIGERIA:Electrofacies and depositional systems of sequence penetrated in ‘Ray’ Field, Niger Delta were analyzed, using well log and 3-D seismic data, with a view to enable accurate prediction of source

  15. ENHANCED DEGRADATION OF HYDROCARBONS IN SPENT ENGINE OIL CONTAMINATED SOIL BY Pseudomonas aeruginosa AND Alcaligenes faecalis:This study was conducted to assess bacterial degradation of total petroleum hydrocarbon (TPH) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAHs) contents of spent engine oil (SEO) contaminated soil through the employment of

  16. EFFICIENCY OF GINGER, PEPPER FRUIT AND ALLIGATOR PEPPER POWDERS IN THE CONTROL OF COWPEA BRUCHID (Callosobruchus maculatus) (FABRICIUS, 1775):Cowpea seeds are legumes particularly for consumptions by populations in tropical and sub-Saharan Africa. Effectiveness of powders of ginger (Zingiber officinale), alligator pepper (Aframomum melegueta), and pepper fruit (Dennettia tripetala)

  17. PREVALENCE OF URINARY SCHITOSOMIASIS AMONG PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN IN ODENYI, BASSA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, KOGI STATE, NIGERIA:This study was conducted to assess the prevalence of Schitosoma haematobium among primary school children in Odenyi, Bassa Local Government Area, Kogi State, Nigeria. A total of 113 urine samples

  18. CONSTRUCTION OF BIO-DIGESTER AND THE ASSESSMENT OF ITS BIOGAS YIELD USING Manihot esculanta (CASSAVA) PEELS AND COW DUNG AS BIOMASS:This research work was undertaken to design and construct a workable bio-digester and assess its yield under several conditions. The constructed digester was composed of bio-digester vessel of 20 litres

  19. PRELIMINARY STUDIES ON SELECTED CHEMICAL PROPERTIES, PULPING AND BLEACHING RESPONSE OF Sterculia tragacantha (LINDL) WOOD:Production of quality paper entails both long and short fibre pulp wood. There is shortage of industrial hardwood with long fibres for pulp and paper production in Nigeria. A preliminary

  20. THE EFFECT OF CHEMICAL MODIFICATIONS ON HYDROPHILIC NATURE AND SURFACE MORPHOLOGY OF Eleas guinensis NATURAL FIBERS:The hydrophilic nature and surface morphology of three different chemically modified and unmodified natural fiber materials, namely coir fiber (Eleas coniferus), palm kernel fiber and empty fruit bunch fiber (Eleas

  21. COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF TECHNICAL EFFICIENCY IN INTEGRATED AND NON-INTEGRATED AQUACULTURE FARMS IN RIVERS STATE, NIGERIA:The study compared technical efficiency in integrated and non-integrated aquaculture farms in Rivers State, Nigeria. The integrated aquaculture farms produced feeds and fingerlings without processing the fish while the non-integrated

  22. EFFECT OF LAMIVUDINE ON SELECTED HEPATIC ENZYMES (ALANINE AMINOTRANSFERASE, ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE, ASPARTATE AMINOTRANSFERASE) IN ALBINO RATS:Occurrence of hepatic diseases being one of the major sources of death associated with HIV people equivalent topotent antiretroviral drugs. This study evaluates the effects of Lamivudine on selected liver

  23. ON THE FORECAST OF CEREALS PRODUCTION IN NIGERIA:The cereals production (CP) of Nigeria have great potentials that can contribute significantly to economic growth if well harnessed. The main goal of forecasting Time Series variable(s) is to improve

  24. HEAVY METALS POLLUTION OF GROUND WATER FROM AUTOMOBILE MECHANIC SITE: A CASE STUDY OF OTA/SANGO OTA AREA, OGUN STATE:In this study, heavy metal contamination of the groundwater at Ota/Sango Ota areas of Ogun State was analyzed. Forty borehole water samples were analyzed using Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer for their

  25. UTILIZATION OF XANTHAN GUM AND HPLC DETERMINATION OF OXALIC ACID PRODUCTION BY MICROORGANISMS ISOLATED FROM BIODETERIORATING PAINTED WALLS:Biodeterioration of painted walls by organisms producing various organic acids leads to undesirable loss of aesthetics. The potential of these organisms to utilize xanthan gum, a paint rheology modifier as

  26. COMPARISON OF GCMs FOR THE PREDICTION OF PURE COMPOUND PROPERTIES IN ALIPHATIC ALCOHOL SERIES:A comparison of the capability of some group contribution methods (GCMs) in the estimation of pure compound properties of aliphatic alcohols was carried out. Four GCMs were tested in the

  27. GEOELECTRICAL INVESTIGATION OF THE SUBSURFACE LITHOLOGY AT THE PROPOSED INTERNATIONAL STADIUM, MINNA NIGER STATE NIGERIA:Geoelectrical investigation was carried out to evaluate the viability and to determine the subsurface Lithology, depth to bedrocks as well as to establish prolific aquifers at the proposed Minna International

  28. PRELIMINARY PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING AND FOURIER TRANSFORM INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY (FTIR) ANALYSIS OF THE LEAF AND STEM BARK EXTRACTS OF Khaya senegalensis:Khaya senegalensis, a member of the family Meliaceae, is a plant commonly used by the local people of Adamawa State Nigeria for the treatment of dysentery, inflammation, malaria, anemia, diabetic,

  29. IN VITRO ANTHELMINTIC ACTIVITY OF GOAT BILE CHEMICAL SUBSTANCES AGAINST Haemonchus contortus:Extracts of goat bile Chemicals substances were investigated for anthelmintic activity against Haemonchus concortus. Various concentrations (50, 100 and 200 mg/ml) of each extract of the bile were tested using

  30. AXIAL AND RADIAL VARIATION OF ACOUSTIC PROPERTIES OF Albizia adianthifolia WOOD:Lack of adequate information of property traits of wood species can inhibit their regular usage; hence rendering them lesser used. Studying properties of lesser used wood species such as Albizia

  31. EFFECTS OF DIFFERENT EXTRACTS OF ROOTS OF Musa paradisiaca IN STREPTOZOTOCIN-INDUCED DIABETIC RATS:Plantain (Musa paradisiaca) is used for the management of diabetics amongst other diseases. In this study, a comparative antihyperglycemic effect of three solvents (different polarity) extracts of the roots was

  32. REVIEW OF EPIDEMIOLOGICAL SURVEY OF HIV POSITIVE MALE PATIENTS ON KNOWLEDGE, PERCEPTION AND UPTAKE OF CONTRACEPTION:An integral part in the comprehensive care of HIV and a significant health service is contraception. Sub-Saharan Africa is the most affected region, having 25.8 million of all people with

  33. ANTIFUNGAL AND PHYTOCHEMICAL CONSTITUENTS OF AQUEOUS LEAVES EXTRACT OF Hyptis spicigera LAM. ON Aspergillus AND Fusarium SPECIES:The use of most synthetic fungicides have been restricted because of high acute toxicity, long degradation period, pathogen resistance, bad effect on human, plants, animals and the environment at large.

  34. FLAVONOL AND ITS GLYCOSIDE FROM THE STEM OF Trichilia emetica:The powdered stem bark of Trichilia emetica (Family: Meliaceae) was extracted with methanol. The resulting methanol extract was dissolved in water and successively partitioned against equal volume of chloroform and

  35. PHYTOCHEMICAL, ANTIOXIDANT AND CYTOTOXIC SCREENING OF THE LEAVES OF Calotropis procera EXTRACTS:The bioactive components of the leaves of Calotropis procera was extracted using aqueous, methanol, and n-hexane and investigated for the presence of secondary metabolites. All the extracts revealed the presence

  36. COMPOSITION AND SENSORY QUALITY OF WHEAT-BANANA FLOUR BLEND BREAD:The campaign for the substitution of wheat flour with some other flours in order to produce acceptable bakery products has been on the increase in recent years. The study produced

  37. AN URBAN GROWTH ANALYSIS OF WARRI AND ENVIRONS, DELTA STATE, NIGERIA: A REMOTE SENSING APPROACH:Urbanisation, though a welcome development in any society, is not bereft of certain negative effects especially when it occurs in an unorganised fashion resulting in the development of slums. The

  38. IMPACT OF PROCESSING METHODS ON THE LEVELS OF IRON, ZINC AND MAGNESIUM IN YAM (Dioscorea species):Different methods of processing yams have the potential of affecting their retention of micronutrients such as iron, zinc and magnesium. The present study investigated the effects of frying, roasting and

  39. DETERMINANTS OF PARTICIPATION IN COOPERATIVE ORGANISATIONS BY URBAN HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS IN ABEOKUTA METROPOLIS, OGUN STATE, NIGERIA:The factors influencing participation of urban household members in cooperative organization in the Abeokuta metropolis was examined in this study, using primary data collected from 120 household members registered among

  40. CONCENTRATION OF POLYAROMATIC HYDROCARBON (PAH’S) IN SOIL AND WATER FROMINDISCRIMINATE DISPOSAL OF PHARMACEUTICAL WASTE IN LAGOS NIGERIA:The Levels and distributions of the concentrations of poly-aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH’s) in soil and water samples were assessed using Gas Chromatography and Mass Spectrometer (GC-MS). PAH’s are important for public

  41. CONTAMINATION LEVELS OF ORGANOCHLORINE PESTICIDES IN Tympanotonus fuscatus AND SEDIMENT OF LAGOS LAGOON, NIGERIA:The wide use and application of Organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) is a menace to non-target aquatic biota. The study evaluated the levels of OCPs residues in Tympanotonus fuscatus and sediment within

  42. EFFECT OF MAIZE (Zea mays L.) VARIETIES AND FERTILIZER TYPES ON POSTHARVEST SOIL CHEMICAL PROPERTIES IN BENIN CITY, EDO STATE, NIGERIA:Field study was conducted at the experimental site of the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Benin, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria during the 2015 and 2016 cropping seasons to determine

  43. EXTENDED SPECTRUM BETA LACTAMASE (ESBL) PRODUCING Escherichia coli AND Klebsiella pneumoniae FROM CHICKEN FARMS:Extended spectrum beta lactamase (ESBL) is an enzyme that is capable of hydrolyzing third generation cephalosporin. It is a threat to public health, This study is to investigate the occurrence

  44. IMPACT OF NIGERIA RESEARCH REACTOR-1 CONVERSION ON ITS THERMAL POWER CALIBRATION:Accurate thermal power calibration is important to the safety and stability of the Nigeria Research Reactor (NIRR-1). The conversion of the NIRR-1 led to the increase in its maximum

  45. GEOELECTRICAL INVESTIGATION OF ROAD FAILURE ALONG MINNA-BIDA ROAD, NIGER STATE, NIGERIA:The study is meant to reveal the horizontal and vertical geological discontinuities on the said road that has suffered repairs in the past. Probable zones of untimely failure along the

  46. SEX HORMONE PROFILE AND PERCEIVED SEXUAL FUNCTIONS IN MALE VAT DYE WORKERS:Some chemicals and occupational exposures have been implicated in reproductive dysfunctions. Furthermore, certain textile dyes have been associated with testicular toxicity and infertility. It is not known if such exists,

  47. GROWTH PERFORMANCE OF GIANT AFRICAN LAND SNAIL (Archachatina marginata) JUVENILES REARED ON DIFFERENT ENCLOSURE MEDIA:Land snails are known to have strong association with soil, serving as an important part of their ecosystem. Several researches had seldom been conducted on the performance of giant African

  48. COMPARATIVE STUDY ON ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF AQUEOUS AND ETHANOL ROOT EXTRACTS OF Azadirachta indica ROOTS EXTRACT ON SOME BACTERIAL PATHOGENS:Azadirachta indica commonly known as neem is a plant of the family Meliaceae used as traditional medicine for the treatment of many infections. The research was carried out to determine

  49. BILE CHEMICAL SUBSTANCE FROM NORTHERN NIGERIAN RED GOAT INHIBIT MICROBES:This aim of this research was to evaluate the antimicrobial activity of bile chemical substance from Northern Nigerian red goat (Capra hircus). The antimicrobial activity of the bile was done

  50. HUMAN MALARIA INCIDENCE RATE VERSUS VECTOR CONTROL: PERCEPTION AMONG IJEBU-NORTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT INHABITANTS:A Community-based cross-sectional study was conducted in Ijebu North Local Government Area (LGA) of Ogun State, Nigeria to assess the level of community awareness towards malaria vector and its control.

  51. LIVER FUNCTION AND TOXICITY OF AQUEOUS LEAF EXTRACT OF Alstonia boonei (DE WILD) ADMINISTERED ON MICE AND WISTAR RATS:This research evaluates the acute and sub-acute toxicity of aqueous extract of Alstonia boonei leaves on mice and Wistar rats and its effect on liver parameters like (ALT), (AST), and

  52. GROWTH PERFORMANCE OF Clarias gariepinus (TEUGELS, 1986) JUVENILES FED RAW AND TOASTED SESAME (Sesamum radiatum LINN.) SEEDS MEAL AT VARYING DIETARY PROTEIN LEVELS:Growth performance of Clarias gariepinus) Juveniles fed raw and toasted Sesame (Sesamum radiatum Linn.) seeds meal at varying dietary protein levels was investigated. The Proximate analyses of both raw and

  53. LIPID COMPOSITION OF THE JERKY MEAT (KILISHI) CONSUMED IN NIGERIA:We have reported on the lipids constituent of kilishi. The followings were observed on this unit (g/100g): crude fat (14.2); fatty acid (13.0); other lipids (1.19); whereas energy results from

  54. A SURVEY ON SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS, TYPES OF FISH PROCESSED AND METHODS OF FISH PROCESSING ADOPTED BY FISH PROCESSORS ALONG RIVER TARABA, TARABA STATE, NIGERIA:A survey on socio-economic status, types of fish processed and methods of fish processing adopted by fish processors along River Taraba was conducted for the period of eighteen (18) months

  55. ENGINEERING BEHAVIOUR AND THE ENHANCED STRENGTH PERFORMANCE OF STRUCTURAL FRAMEWORKS IN SOUTHWESTERN NIGERIA USING AN INDUSTRIAL WASTE:Proper design of engineering structural framework begins from improving the characteristic of soils. This is due to undesirable behaviour of subgrade soils such as dispersion, swelling, shrinking and high level

  56. PREVALENCE OF ASYMPTOMATIC BACTERIURIA IN HEALTHY TERTIARY INSTITUTION STUDENTS IN IJEBU-NORTH OF OGUN STATE, NIGERIA:Asymptomatic bacteriuria, known to be associated with an increased risk of symptomatic urinary tract infection is on the increase. The prevalence differs with respect to age, gender, environment and the

  57. STUDIES ON SOME PHYSICO-CHEMICAL PARAMETERS AND RELATIVE ABUNDANCE OF ZOOPLANKTONS OF ANTAU RIVER, NASARAWA STATE:In recent years, there have been increase concern about the rate at which inland waters are polluted through run offs into streams, therefore leading to eutrophication which affect the specific

  58. POTENTIALS OF Cola nitida AND Musanga cecropiodes EXTRACT AS PRESERVATIVES AGAINST BROWN ROT FUNGUS ON Gmelina arborea AND Pinus carribaae:Preservative potential of Cola nitida and Musanga cecropioides extracts as an effective preservative against brown rot fungus (Sclerotiumrolfsil) on Gmelina arborea and Pinus carribeae wood samples was studied. Samples were

  59. ISOLATION AND IDENTIFICATION OF FUNGI ASSOCIATED WITH FERMENTED COW MILK SOLD IN SAMARU MARKET, KADUNA STATE, NIGERIA:This research was carried out for the isolation and identification of fungal spoilage organisms in fermented cow milk. Three samples were bought from Samaru market using sterile nylon bags for

  60. A COMPARISON OF THE ANTICORROSION POTENTIALS OF Ceratonia siliqua PLANT PARTS IN HCl MEDIUM:Adsorptive and inhibitive properties of plant part extracts of Ceratonia siliqua was investigated in this study. The various extracts of the plant were assessed as acid-corrosion inhibitors. The corrosion inhibitive

  61. COMPARING THE EFFECT OF PIPE DIAMETER AND TEMPERATURE ON THE EFFECTIVENESS OF POLYETHYLENE OXIDE AS DRAG REDUCING POLYMER:This study was carried out to investigate the effect of pipe diameter and temperature on the effectiveness of polyethylene oxide as drag reducing polymer. The flow facility is made from

  62. PROFITABILITY AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC ANALYSIS: EVIDENCE FROM RICE PRODUCTION IN LAKE GERIYO OF ADAMAWA STATE, NIGERIA:This study examines rice production in Lake Geriyo of Adamawa state, Nigeira. The study describes the demographic profile of the farmers, determines their profitability, examines the effect of farmers’ demographic

  63. MORPHOLOGICAL RESPONSES OF RICE LANDRACES IN NIGERIA SAVANNA ZONES TO FLASH FLOODING AND DEEP WATER SUBMERGENCE:This study was aimed at investigating the morphological responses of rice landraces in Nigeria savanna zones to flash flooding and deep water submergence. The rice landraces were obtained from local

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