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  1. PRODUCTION OF HYDROPHOBIC POLYMERS FROM BIO-BASED RESOURCES:2,5-furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) and 2,5-bis-(hydroxymethyl)furan (BHMF) were synthesised as monomers from bio-based derived 5-Hydroxymethylfuran (5-HMF). The aldehyde group of 5-HMF was oxidized using potassium permanganate to FDCA with 80% yield

  2. APPLICATION OF A T - STATISTIC FOR TESTING EQUALITY OF MEANS WITH DIRECTIONAL ALTERNATIVE WHEN POPULATION VARIANCES ARE UNEQUAL:In this study, we proposed a test statistic for testing equality of means when variances are not equal. When variances of different groups are significantly different from one another it

  3. SYNTHESIS OF RIGID POLYURETHANE FOAM USING POLYOLS FROM FRACTIONATED LOCALLY SOURCED VEGETABLE OIL:The palm and groundnut oil used for this study were bleached, fractionated and subjected to conventional method of synthesizing polyol from vegetable oil. The synthesized polyols were used for production

  4. EFFICACY OF SOME ANTIBIOTICS ON NOSOCOMIAL BACTERIA ISOLATES FROM SELECTED HOSPITALS IN MAKURDI, NIGERIA :Nosocomial bacterial pathogens are bacteria that are responsible for infections acquired from hospitals. The infections could be from an inanimate objects or substances recently contaminated from another human source. Bacteria

  5. GC-MS FINGERPRINT OF Boswellia dalzielli HUTCH (FAMILY: BURSERACEAE) AND ITS BIOACTIVITY AGAINST Plasmodium falciparum:The antiplasmodial activity of Boswellia dalzielli (Burseraceae) Hutch leaves 70% aqueous methanol crude extract and its C-18 resin flash chromatography fractions were evaluated. The study was carried out using the

  6. ANALYSIS OF THE VARIABILITY IN SOME CLIMATIC PARAMETERS IN OYO, NIGERIA:This study aims at analyzing the variability in some climatic parameters in Oyo Nigeria, with the implication of selecting the right descriptive statistics. 34 years’ data (1977-2010) on daily Rainfall

  7. ASSESSMENT OF GROUNDWATER QUALITY IN SHARADA INDUSTRIAL AREA OF KANO, NORTH-WESTERN NIGERIA:The current research examined the level of groundwater contamination in Sharada industrial area of Kano, Nigeria. Groundwater samples were collected, examined and analyzed for water quality parameters (physicochemical and heavy

  8. RESIDUAL PESTICIDES AND TRACE/TOXIC METAL CONCENTRATIONS IN READY-TO-EAT KOLANUTS (Cola nitida):This study evaluated the residual pesticides and trace/toxic metal levels in a world-wide traded kolanut species, Cola nitida, using Gas Chromatography (GC) and Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AAS), respectively. Results indicated

  9. PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF SELECT DATA MINING SOFTWARE TOOLS FOR DATA CLUSTERING:Data mining is used to discover knowledge from information system. Clustering is one of the techniques used for data mining. It can be defined as a technique of grouping un-labelled

  10. IMPROVING THE QUALITY AND EFFICIENCY OF BIOGAS PRODUCTION PROCESSES BY THE USE OF CHELATING LIGANDS:The need for alternative renewable energy sources has resulted in the use of methane gas as a renewable and environmentally friendly energy source as compared to non-renewable fossil fuels. Methane

  11. SPATIAL DECISION SUPPORT FOR HEALTH SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT IN OGUN STATE NIGERIA:Geographical information system was applied to map health facilities in Ogun State. The objective is to improve health care delivery in the state. Geographic coordinates of 1,141 health facilities across

  12. INVESTIGATION OF THE METHANOL EXTRACT OF Anchomanes difformis TUBER EXTRACT FOR IN VITRO ANTIOXIDANT, α- AMYLASE AND α- GLUCOSIDASE INHIBITORY ACTIVITIES :The primary stage of diabetes mellitus type 2 is linked with postprandial hyperglycemia. This is believed to increase the production of free radicals and reactive oxygen species, leading to oxidative

  13. 2-D ELECTRICAL RESISTIVITY TOMOGRAPHY MONITORING OF SOIL MOISTURE DISTRIBUTION IN A RAIN-FED MAIZE PLOT:This study presents the 2-D Electrical Resistivity Tomography (ERT) monitoring of soil moisture distribution on a small maize plot. It was aimed to investigate how soil moisture distribution affects maize

  14. A COMPARATIVE ASSESSMENT OF THE PHYSICOCHEMICAL PROPERTIES AND FATTY ACID CONTENT OF Jatropha curcas L. SEED OIL AND SOME SELECTED SEED OILS:This study was undertaken to investigate the physicochemical properties and fatty acid composition of Jatropha curcas L seed oil and compared with those of selected seed oils used commercially in

  15. ASSESSING QUARRY DUST AS A POSSIBLE REPLACEMENT OF RIVER SAND IN HOLLOW BLOCKS:This research was carried out to investigate the effect of replacing river sand with quarry dust. 45 numbers of 450 x 225 x 225 mm of hollow blocks with 0,

  16. HEAVY METAL CONCENTRATIONS IN WATER FROM FISHING SITES IN FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY AND FOUR SELECTED STATES IN NORTH CENTRAL NIGERIA:Water collected from fifteen active fishing sites in Niger, Kogi, Kwara, Benue states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) were analyzed for its physico-chemical properties (pH, temperature, conductivity, total hardness

  17. CROSS-DIFFUSION EFFECTS ON HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER OF MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS FLOW IN POROUS MEDIA OVER EXPONENTIALLY STRETCHING SURFACE :Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) boundary layer fluid flow in a porous medium over exponentially stretching sheet in the presence of heat generation and chemical reaction is the thrust of this paper. The

  18. EFFECT OF SODIUM CHLORIDE ON FURFURAL YIELD FROM MICROALGA:This paper reports a study on the production of furfural from microalga biomass, specifically investigate the effect of sodium chloride (NaCl) on furfural yield from microalga by varying the amount

  19. INFORMATION NEEDS OF FLUTED PUMPKIN (Telfairia occindentalis HOOK L.) FARMERS IN YOLA NORTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF ADAMAWA STATE, NIGERIA:The study analysed information needs of fluted pumpkin farmers in Yola North Local Government, Adamawa State, Nigeria. The specific objectives were to: describe the socio-economic characteristic of the respondents; examine

  20. ASSESSMENT OF THE NUTRITIVE AND ANTI-NUTRITIVE COMPOSITIONS OF FERMENTED AND UNFERMENTED AFRICAN CUSTARD APPLE (Annona senegalensis) SEEDS FROM NIGER STATE, NIGERIA:The assessment of nutritive and anti-nutritive compositions of fermented and unfermented seeds of Annona senegalensis from Niger State, Nigeria was carried out using standard analytical methods. The proximate parameters determined

  21. VARIATION OF RAINFALL PARAMETERS WITH HEIGHT USING A MICRO RAIN RADAR WITH ONE MINUTE INTEGRATION TIME OVER TROPICAL REGION:The measurement of the vertical profiles of rainfall parameters such as drop size distribution, rain rate, liquid water content, fall velocity and radar reflectivity were carried out using Micro Rain

  22. PHYTOCHEMICAL AND ANTIMICROBIAL EVALUATIONS OF THE EXTRACTS OF THE ROOTS OF Commiphora africana (CAESALPINIACEAE):Commiphora africana is used in traditional medicine for the treatment of various ailments by the natives of northern Nigeria. The air-dried roots were extracted with 95% ethanol using a Soxhlet

  23. EFFECTS OF JUTE YARN ON MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF CONCRETE:Concrete is poor in tension and it is usually reinforced with reinforcing bars within tensile zone to prevent collapse and cracking. These reinforcing steels are very expensive and are susceptible

  24. TAXONOMIC DELIMITATION OF SPECIES OF Senna AND Cassia IN AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY, ZARIA:The foliar epidermal characters of species of Senna and Cassia were studied in Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in search for useful taxonomic characters; these include Senna alata (L.) Roxb., S.

  25. TECHNO-ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF HYBRID SOLAR PV/DIESEL POWER SYSTEM: CASE STUDY OF SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE:Remote and rural nature of agricultural activities establish their dependence on off-grid electricity. This study presents an optimal design of a hybrid solar photovoltaic (PV)/diesel power system for the support

  26. APPLICATION OF EULER AND WERNER DECONVOLUTION TECHNIQUES FOR THE INTERPRETATION OF AEROMAGNETIC DATA AROUND BANKE RING COMPLEX, NIGERIA :Werner and Euler deconvolution techniques have been applied on aeromagnetic data to characterize geologic structures/lineaments around Banke ring complex, Nigeria. The aeromgnetic data were obtained from the newly acquired high

  27. MORPHOLOGICAL VARIABILITY AMONG NIGERIAN EGGPLANTS (Solanum L.) AND THEIR WILD RELATIVES :Solanum L., is the largest genus of the family Solanaceae with over 2,000 species. Considering their worldwide distribution, a remarkably high level of morphological diversity has manifested at the species,

  28. EVALUATION OF THE PHYSICOCHEMICAL PROPERTIES AND HEAVY METAL LEVEL OF WELL WATERS WITHIN THE VICINITY OF AUTO MECHANIC WORKSHOPS IN GWAGWALADA AREA COUNCIL, ABUJA, NIGERIA:Well water samples were collected from the vicinities of different auto mechanic workshops and a control site in Gwagwalada area council. The results of the physicochemical analysis which were determined

  29. SOFTWARE DEFECT PREDICTION: EFFECT OF FEATURE SELECTION AND ENSEMBLE METHODS :Software defect prediction is the process of locating defective modules in software. It facilitates testing efficiency and consequently software quality. It enables a timely identification of fault-prone modules. The use

  30. OPTIMIZATION OF PROCESSING VISCOSITY OF REACTIVE BLENDING OF DIMETHYOL UREA AND EPOXIDIZED COTTON SEED OIL FOR EMULSION PAINT PRODUCTION:The effect of dimethyol urea (DMU) viscosity on a composite obtained from the reactive modification of DMU and epoxidized cotton seed oil ECSO was successfully investigated in this work. Some



  33. TWO TRITERPENOIDS ISOLATED FROM THE ROOT OF Hippocratea welwitschii (CELASTRACEAE)-Oliv:The powdered dried root of Hippocreata welwitschii, a plant known traditionally for its strong anti-epileptic activity was extracted with 95% ethanol to obtain the crude extract. The crude root extract

  34. DIETARY DIVERSITY WITHIN FARMING HOUSEHOLDS IN SOKOTO AND KEBBI STATES, NIGERIA:This study examined maternal and child dietary diversity within farming households in north western Nigeria; specifically in Sokoto and Kebbi States. Primary data on personal and socio demographic characteristics of

  35. COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF SELECTED FEATURE EXTRACTION TECHNIQUES FOR IRIS RECOGNITION SYSTEM:The complexity of features extraction has a great influence on the program and processing speed of iris recognition system. Inappropriate feature extraction methods use in the representation of iris images

  36. GROWTH AND BONE CALCIUM CONTENT OF Clarias gariepinus FINGERLINGS FED DIET ENRICHED WITH Egeria radiatia SHELLS:The shells of Egeria radiata were collected from DadinKowa reservoir in Gombe State. Eighty Clarias gariepinus fingerlings were bought from a fish farm in Samaru, Zaria, Kaduna State. The Egeria

  37. SYNTHESES OF MONOAZO DISPERSE DYES DERIVED FROM 4-PHENOXYANILINE AND THEIR APPLICATION ON SYNTHETIC FABRICS:Six new azo disperse dyes were prepared from 4-phenoxyaniline through diazo coupling reactions. The structures of the azo dyes were identified by Fourier transform infrared, proton and carbon -13 nuclear

  38. A MODEL FOR ASSESSING THE PROGRESS AND PREDICTING THE EFFICACY OF ANTIRETROVIRAL THERAPY (ART):The Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) is posing a challenge as it has become drug resistant in some patients. Consequently, treatment failure and spread of drug

  39. POLLUTION POTENTIAL OF UNTREATED TANNERY EFFLUENTS DISCHARGED FROM CHALLAWA INDUSTRIAL ESTATE IN KANO STATE, NIGERIA:The pollution potential of untreated tannery effluents discharged from Challawa industrial estate in Kano state, Nigeria through drains and canals into Challawa River was considered in this study. Samples were

  40. MAPPING OF OFADA RICE PRODUCTION AREAS FOR RICE VALUE CHAIN DEVELOPMENT IN SOUTH WEST NIGERIA:Mapping exercise of Ofada rice production areas was motivated by the need to develop, spatially targeted interventions that will positively impact local rice value chain in south western Nigeria. The

  41. DETERMINATION OF THE CRUSTAL THICKNESS WITHIN NORTHERN BIDA BASIN, NORTH CENTRAL NIGERIA, USING GRAVITY DATA:Determination of the crustal thickness within northern Bida Basin is bounded by latitudes 8o 30ʹ N and 11o 00ʹ N and longitudes 4o 00ʹ E and 7o 00ʹ E is

  42. IODINE PROFILE OF AKWANA LOCAL SALT AND SELECTED TRADE MARKED TABLE SALTS IN WUKARI MARKET, TARABA STATE, NIGERIA:The aim of this research is to assess and investigate the iodine content of Akwana local salt collected from Akwana area of Taraba State, Nigeria and trademarked salt in the

  43. COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF PLAIN CARBON STEEL SPUR GEAR UNDER DIFFERENT FORCE APPLICATION:Effective power transmission in mechanical drive systems employs a gear as one of its foremost component. This is due to it suitability in compact transmission systems resulting from minimal center

  44. GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION OF THE SUBSURFACE FORMATIONS, USING ELECTRICAL RESISTIVITY METHOD IN NORTHERN PART OF PAIKO TOWN, NIGER STATE, NIGERIA:Vertical electrical sounding (VES) was carried out in northern part of Paiko town, using Abem Terrameter model SAS 4000. The study was carried out with a view to determine the

  45. EVALUATION OF Alstonia congensis ENGL. (APOCYNACEAE) GUM AS A BINDING AGENT IN TABLET FORMULATION:Natural gums are economical, easily available and have been found useful as binders in tablet formulations. In the present study, A. congensis was studied and employed as a binder in

  46. SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE DEPENDENCE ON NTFPS FOR COMMUNITY LIVELIHOODS BY HARVESTERS OF NTFPS FOR FOOD IN TARABA STATE:Several factors influenced dependence on NTFPs for community livelihoods by harvesters for food. Information on the role of NTFPs that provides forest foods is crucial to their sustainable management; however,

  47. A REVIEW ON OPERATIONAL HAZARDS OF WELDING PROCESSES:Welding operations are characterised by high levels of uncertainty due to the nature of their challenging field of operations. Given that welding projects presents a variety of potential hazards including

  48. A DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATIC FERTILIZER APPLICATION TO TOMATO PLANTS USING ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORK:One of the sectors that contribute to the country’s economy is agriculture which needs the improvement of science and technology from time to time such as in its fertigation system.

  49. ANTIMALARIAL EFFICACY OF Vitellaria paradoxa GAERTN (FAMILY: SAPOTACEAE) LEAVES AND STEM BARK:The antiplasmodial activity of Vitellaria paradoxa (Sapotaceae) leaves and stem bark 70% aqueous methanol crude extracts were evaluated and their phytochemical components elucidated. The study was carried out using the

  50. ASSESSMENT OF HEAVY METALS IN EDIBLE CLAYS SOLD IN ONITSHA METROPOLIS OF ANAMBRA STATE, NIGERIA:This study was undertaken to determine and compare the level of heavy metals- zinc, lead, cadmium, copper, mercury and cobalt in two species of edible clay (Nzu and Ulo) sold

  51. EFFICIENCY OF CHICKWEED (Stellaria citrifolia) LEAVES EXTRACT ON DERMATOPHYTES (RINGWORMS) ISOLATED FROM PRIMARY SCHOOL PUPILS IN WUKARI, NORTH EAST, NIGERIA:Ringworm is a global infection that is treated using various antifungal agent including plant extracts. A survey was carried out among one hundred and twenty (120) pupils (eighty (80) males

  52. COMPARATIVE STUDY OF LOCAL AND COMMERCIAL TABLE SALTS MARKETED IN WUKARI NIGERIA:A preliminary study of Akwana mineral salt was conducted using LaMotte testing kit for water quality investigation, Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) for characterization of organic contamination and X-ray fluorescence technique

  53. WAITING TIME OPERATIONAL ANALYSIS OF GENERAL ARRIVAL MARKOVIAN SERVICE TIMES TO REAL LIFE:A general arrival and Markovian service time queueing system with one server under first come first served discipline was considered, where the ij element of transition probability is given as


  55. COMPETITIVE ADSORPTION OF LEAD AND CHROMIUM ONTO SAWDUST:The equilibrium and kinetics of adsorption of Cr(VI) and Pb(II) ions from the binary solution onto sawdust was investigated. The batch adsorption techniques were employed in the studies. The effect

  56. PREVALENCE OF Schistosoma haematobium INFECTION AMONG PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN IN SOME SELECTED COMMUNITIES WITHIN DUTSIN-MA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF KATSINA STATE:A study was conducted on the prevalence of Schistosoma haematobium infection among primary school children in some selected communities within Dutsin-ma Local Government Area of Katsina State. A wet mount

  57. BROILER FEEDS ASSESSMENT FOR HEAVY METALS WITHIN KADUNA METROPOLIS USING NON DESTRUCTIVE ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUE:This study evaluates heavy metals in selected broiler feed using anon-destructive analytical technique. In this study four feeds commonly used in feeding Nigerian broilers were sampled from different areas of

  58. PHYSICO-CHEMICAL AND GC-MS ANALYSIS OF SOME SELECTED PLANT SEED OILS; CASTOR, NEEM AND RUBBER SEED OILS:Oils were extracted from castor, neem and rubber seeds plants using Soxhlet apparatus and their physical and chemical (physico-chemical) properties were determined. The acid values were 12.69, 12.64 and 7.60

  59. DETERMINATION OF SOIL ERODIBILITY INDICES FOR SELECTED SOILS IN SOUTHERN GUINEA SAVANNA ECOLOGICAL ZONE OF NIGERIA UNDER RAINFED AGRICULTURAL PRACTICE:A field experiment was conducted to determine erodibility index of selected soils in Southern Guinea Savanna Ecological zone of Nigeria. In each area, samples were taken from various depths of

  60. GROUP CONTRIBUTION METHOD FOR THE ESTIMATION OF CRITICAL PROPERTIES OF SOME LINEAR ALIPHATIC DIMETHYL ESTERS OF DICARBOXYLIC ACIDS:Critical temperature (Tc), critical pressure (Pc) and critical volume (Vc) of the linear aliphatic dimethyl esters of dicarboxylic acids CH3-CO2-(CH2)n-CO2-CH3 (with n = 0 to 8) were estimated using Group

  61. GROWTH RESPONSE, SEX RATIO AND ECONOMICS OF MASCULINIZED Clarias gariepinus:The growth response, sex ratio and economics of masculinized Clarias gariepinus using lyophilized bull and goat testes meal was evaluated. Masculinization of Clarias gariepinus was conducted using Methyl testosterone Hormone-treated

  62. MOLECULAR MODELLING AND DYNAMIC SIMULATION OF CORROSION INHIBITORS ON STEEL IN ACIDIC MEDIUM:Experimental corrosion study was often high-cost and time-consuming since large-scale trial experiments were carried out. An In-silico method was used to study the inhibition performance of twenty-five amino acids and

  63. EFFECT OF PROCESSING ON THE MINERAL ELEMENTS AND ANTI-NUTRIENTS OF SOME EDIBLE VEGETABLES FROM KEFFI, NASARAWA STATE, NIGERIA:This study investigated the effect of boiling, steaming and sun drying on the mineral elements and anti-nutrients of six varieties of edible vegetables: Ewedu (Corchorus olitorius), water leaf (Talinum triangulare),

  64. STUDIES ON THE ROLE OF Escherichia coli IN PREGNANCY RELATED MISCARRIAGES (SPONTANEOUS ABORTIONS) IN UPLAND AREA OF RIVERS STATE OF NIGERIA:Escherichia coli infection is a serious health threat to the ordinary people, especially the intending mothers all over the world, but more so in the developing countries. In this cohort

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