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  1. UTILIZATION OF SUPPLEMENTAL LEVELS OF BITTER LEAF (VERNONIA AMYGDALINA) MEAL BY BROILER CHICKENS:This study was conducted to evaluate the effect of feeding supplemental levels of Vernonia Amygdalina leaf meal (VLM) on broiler chickens. One hundred and fifty day-old Marshall broiler chickens were

  2. INTERNET OF THINGS BASED DUAL HEALTH MONITORING SYSTEM:Heart attack and malaria are the leading cause of death in Africa. Signs of heart problems are poor heartbeat, palpitation, chest pain etc. while symptoms of malaria are high body

  3. ERGONOMICS ASSESSMENT AND IMPROVEMENT OF TRICYCLE RIDER S SEAT:This research aimed to enhance the comfort and safety of tricycle riders by optimizing the ergonomic design of their seats. The study employed a mixed-methods approach, incorporating anthropometric measurements, questionnaire

  4. POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS CONTAMINATION IN OXIC SEDIMENT OF SELECTED SITES IN THE LAGOS LAGOON, NIGERIA:Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) are a class of the persistent organic pollutants (POPs) with long-range transport, and the ability to bioaccumulate and biomagnify through the food chain. Seventeen PCBs were analysed

  5. IMPACT OF SOME HUMAN INDUCED STRESSORS ON THE BENTHIC MACROINVERTEBRATE ASSEMBLAGE OF LAGOS LAGOON, NIGERIA:The Lagos Lagoon in Nigeria faces significant human-induced stress, impacting its biodiversity and ecosystem dynamics, notably the benthic macroinvertebrates. A study was carried out to assess the impact of human

  6. FACIES VARIATION, MINERALOGICAL AND GEOCHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF THE LOKOJA AND PATTI FORMATIONS, SOUTHERN BIDA BASIN: IMPLICATIONS FOR PROVENANCE, TECTONIC SETTING AND PALEO-CLIMATIC ENVIRONMENTS:Thirteen sandstone samples of the Lokoja Formation and six Ironstone/Shale samples of the Patti Formation were subjected to Mineralogical and Geochemical Analyses to determine the provenance, tectonic settings, and paleo-depositional

  7. THE IMPACT OF EMPLOYEES PERFORMANCE ON THE SUCCESS OF CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY IN NIGERIA:The study investigated impact of employee’s performance on the success/failure of construction industry in Nigeria. This was achieved by assessing the effect of employee’s orientation on resource utilization and evaluating

  8. CHALLENGES IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN OF AFRICAN YAM BEAN (SPHENOSTYLIS STENOCARPA HOCHST EX A. RICH) IN NIGERIA: STAKEHOLDERS’ PERSPECTIVES:The supply chain is a critical part of the value chain concerned with food delivery from producers to end users. It is pertinent to understand challenges within the supply chain

  9. GREEN SYNTHESIS, CHARACTERIZATION, THERMOGRAVIMETRIC AND ANTIMICROBIAL STUDIES OF Fe(II) COMPLEX WITH LIGANDS CONTAINING AZOMETHINE (-NHN=CH-):The ligand (L1) of 2, 4-Dinitrophenylhydrazine and 3-Hydroxybenzaldehyde with N-(3-hydroxybenzaldehyde)-p-fluoroaniline ligand (L2) and their Fe(II) complex were prepared using grinding as a solvent-free synthetic method. The new compounds were

  10. DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF A WEB-CONTROLLED 3RP ARTICULATED ROBOTIC ARM: A HANDS ON LEARNING TOOL:The study and application of robotics are evolving rapidly, and the articulated robotic arm is a fundamental element of the study. This paper focuses on the design, development and control

  11. PRELIMINARY TRIAL ON THE RESPONSE OF DIVAFI TOMATO VARIETY TO DIFFERENT IRRIGATION REGIMES IN A CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT:To ascertain the Response of DIVAF1 variety of Tomato to Different Irrigation Regimes, an experiment was carried out at the screen house of the Department of Crop Science and Technology.

  12. MICROWAVE ASSISTED SYNTHESIS OF CERIA AND SILVER DOPED CERIA NANOPARTICLES FOR THE COLORIMETRIC DETECTION OF HYDROGEN PEROXIDE:Ceria nanoparticles have found many applications due to its optical properties but in order to maximize its absorption potential, doping can be a good strategy for enhancing its performance. In

  13. REDUCTION OF THE GOLD(III) COMPLEX ION, [AuCl3(OH)]-, BY ETHANOL IN AQUEOUS ACID: KINETIC, THERMODYNAMIC AND MECHANISTIC STUDIES:Kinetic, thermodynamic and mechanistic studies of the reduction of gold(III) complex ion, [AuCl3(OH)]-, by ethanol (EtOH) was studied spectrophotometrically in perchloric acid medium at ionic strength (µ ) = 0.05

  14. CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF Spathodea campanulata WOOD AND ITS IMPACT ON PULPING AND PAPERMAKING:There are over five hundred wood species in Nigeria, half of which are yet to be studied and utilized to their full potentials and as such referred to as lesser-used

  15. AN APPRAISAL OF INNOVATIVENESS OF CONSTRUCTION PROFESSIONALS TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SERVICE SECTOR IN NIGERIA:The aim of this study is to investigate the innovativeness of Construction Professionals in the built environment to the development of the service sector in Nigeria. This was achieved by

  16. PROFILE STUDY OF SOILS ALONG THE TOPOSEQUENCE OF KATSINA-ALA RIVER IN BENUE STATE, NIGERIA:A profile study of soils proximal to river Katsina-Ala at two locations along its bank was studied. River Katsina-Ala is an international (transboundary) water body in the northcentral state of

  17. CHARACTERISATION OF MODIFIED-CARBONISED Eucalyptus globulus SAWDUST FIBRE FOR POLYMER COMPOSITE REINFORCEMENT:This research focuses on the characterisation of raw and treated carbonised Eucalyptus globulus sawdust (EGS) fibre. The micro-structural properties that were analysed include the elemental composition, morphology and functional groups

  18. ANTIBACTERIAL EFFECT OF LEMON PEEL (Citrus limon) EXTRACT ON SPOILAGE CAUSING BACTERIA IN TILAPIA (Oreochromis niloticus) FISH:Spoilage is defined as any alteration in food products that lead to unacceptable attributes to the consumers, mainly perceived through sensory evaluation. After the fish dies, thousands of microscopic organisms

  19. PHYTOCHEMICAL AND INVITRO ANTIDIARRHEAL POTENTIALS OF ETHANOL LEAF EXTRACT OF CLERODENDRUM VOLUBILE P. BEAUV:Diarrhea is a common gastrointestinal disease that affects several people all over the world. Due to its escalating rate in developing countries, the need arises to discover more anti-diarrheal drugs

  20. PREVALENCE AND SEVERITY OF MENTAL HEALTH DISORDER AMONG ARABLE CROP FARMING HOUSEHOLDS IN BENUE STATE, NIGERIA:The purpose of this study is to determine the prevalence and severity of mental health disorders among farming households in Benue State, Nigeria. A total of 180 farming households were

  21. POTENTIAL SUBCHRONIC TOXICITY OF MONOSODIUM GLUTAMATE (MSG) IN Mus musculus (Albino mice):This study evaluated the sub-chronic toxicity of Monosodium Glutamate (MSG), a widely used flavour enhancer, in Mus musculus (albino mice). Twenty (20) male mice between 24–30 g were used in

  22. CHARACTERIZATION AND UTILIZATION OF NATURAL DYES FROM TECTONA GRANDIS LEAVES AS PH INDICATOR AND INFLUENCE OF MORDANTS ON FASTNESS PROPERTIES OF COTTON FABRICS:Natural dyes extracted from fresh Tectona grandis (Teak tree) leaves as one of the Non-Wood Forest Products (NWFPs) using 50 % ethanol as solvents has been utilized for dyeing of

  23. PROPERTIES AND CLASSIFICATION OF TSUKUNDI FADAMA SOILS IN TARABA STATE, NORTHEAST NIGERIA:This study was undertaken to characterize and classify Tsukundi fadama soils in Wukari LGA of Taraba state, Nigeria. The geomorphic units were delineated into mapping units based on their physiographic

  24. COINFECTION OF HEPITITIS B VIRUS AND HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS IN PERSONS AT A HOSPITAL IN JALINGO, TARABA STATE: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) are highly endemic in Nigeria and are important causes of morbidity and mortality. Co-infection of HBV and HIV commonly occur

  25. SOME METAL (II) COMPLEXES OF SCHIFF BASE LIGAND DERIVED FROM ACETONE AND 2-PHENYLGLYCINE: STRUCTURAL ASPECTS AND IN VITRO ANTIMICROBIAL INVESTIGATION:Five Schiff base complexes, namely [FeL2(H2O)2] (1), [CoL2(H2O)2] (2), [NiL2] (3), [CuL2] (4), and [ZnL2] (5) were synthesized and characterized via solubility, melting points, molar conductivity, magnetic susceptibility, UV-Vis and

  26. GROUNDWATER RESOURCE POTENTIALS USING FREQUENCY DOMAIN ELECTROMAGNETIC METHOD AND ASSOCIATED WATER QUALITY TECHNIQUES IN EWEKORO COMMUNITIES, SOUTH-WEST NIGERIA:The relevance of geophysical investigation and biochemical inputs in groundwater exploration and development cannot in anyway be ignored or underrated in any society. Groundwater investigation and water quality status of

  27. 2D ELECTRICAL RESISTIVITY IMAGING SURVEY FOR FOUNDATION STUDIES AT THE REAR OF FUOYE ADMINISTRATIVE COMPLEX, OYE-EKITI, NIGERIA:2D Electrical Resistivity Imaging (ERI) was carried out for pre-construction foundation investigation at the rear of the administrative complex of Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Southwestern Nigeria, to delineate the nature of

  28. CHARACTERIZATION OF FISH POND WASTEWATER-RECEIVING SOIL AND WEIGHT PERAMETERS OF Zea mays (POACEAE):The application of wastewater from fish pond can help boost soil productivity and plant growth. In this study, the effect of irrigation using different type of fish pond wastewaters on

  29. TOXICITY OF ATRAZINE ON ACETYLCHOLINESTERASE ACTIVITIES AND HISTOLOGICAL PROFILE (BRAIN) OF CLARIAS GARIEPINUS (BURCHELL, 1822): THE NEURO-PROTECTIVE ROLE OF VITAMIN C:The harmful effects of atrazine on fish have been well-documented. Consequently, it is imperative to explore alternative methods to safeguard the health of aquaculture species such as Clarias gariepinus. This

  30. PHOTOCATALYTIC ACTIVITY OF BIOSYNTHESIZED ALUMINIUM OXIDE NANOPARTICLE FROM LEAVES OF PROSOPIS AFRICANA PLANT:Nano chemistry, in its broadest sense, uses the tools of synthetic and material chemistry to generate nanomaterial with size, shape, and surface properties that can be designed to evoke a

  31. DRUG ABUSE AMONG UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS USING WARNER’S RANDOMIZED RESPONSE TECHNIQUE:Drug abuse is one of the health issues affecting Nigerian youth and has raised concerns among those involved in education. The associated social effects of drug abuse on undergraduate students

  32. ANTHROPOGENIC EFFECTS ON MICROBIAL COMMUNITY OF RIVER IBI IN TARABA STATE, NIGERIA:Rivers are the most important freshwater resource for man. Apart from its function as a source of freshwater for drinking, domestic and industrial uses; freshwater resources serve multiple functions most

  33. CHARACTERISATION OF CALCINED KAOLINITE KUTIGI CLAY AS AN ADDITIVE FOR HYBRID POLYMER COMPOSITE APPLICATION:This paper is centered on the characterisation of calcined kaolinite kutigi clay, with the view of establishing its suitability as a reinforcing filler component for hybrid polymer composite production. The

  34. ACUTE AND SUB-LETHAL EFFECTS OF BISPHENOL-A ON SOME HAEMATOLOGICAL AND BIOCHEMICAL INDICES OF CLARIAS GARIEPINUS FINGERLINGS:Bisphenol-A is a plastic constituent, known as an endocrine disruptor, has become ubiquitous in the environment due to its presence in various products such as food and beverage packaging. This

  35. ASSESSMENT OF EFFECT OF NANO-SEALER ON THE CHARACTERISTIC STRENGTH (MECHANICAL) OF CONCRETE:This study assessed the effect of nano-sealer (Zycoprime) on the characteristic strength (mechanical) of concrete. The effects in concrete were evaluated through a workability test, water absorption, SEM-EDX analysis and

  36. A REVIEW OF UNHEALED WOUNDS EMANATING FROM FOREIGN BODIES:Unhealed wounds predispose to excessive antibiotic administration, recurrent infection, discomfort and wasteful spending. This study investigated the causes of unhealed wounds that were not primarily of microbial aetiology. Fifty swab

  37. NUTRITIONAL IMPLICATIONS OF CASSOYA DIET SUPPLEMENTED WITH MULTI-ENZYME ON HAEMATOLOGY, SERUM AND CARCASS CHARACTERISTICS OF A COMMERCIAL BROILER STRAIN:This study was conducted to evaluate the utilization of cassoya-based diets, (40:60 mixture of cassava root meal and full-fat soybean) supplemented with multi-enzyme for broiler chickens on haematological, biochemical and

  38. EFFECT OF MULTI-ENZYME SUPPLEMENTED CASSOYA-BASED DIETS ON PERFORMANCE, GUT MORPHOLOGY AND ECONOMY OF PRODUCTION OF FINISHING BROILER CHICKENS:This study assessed the effect of multi-enzyme supplemented cassoya-based (40:60 mixture of cassava root meal and full-fat soybeans) diets on growth performance morphometric analysis and economy of production of broiler

  39. EFFECT OF MAIZE – CASSAVA BASED DIETS FORTIFIED WITH BAOBAB (ADANSONIA DIGITATA) SEED MEAL ON GROWTH RESPONSE, BLOOD PROFILE AND LIPID STATUS OF BROILER CHICKENS:Seasonal fluctuation in the supply of maize requires alternative energy sources to be explored to ensure optimum performance of the birds at low feed cost. The effect of replacing maize

  40. DISTRIBUTION OF SNAIL INTERMEDIATE HOSTS IN SELECTED AREAS OF RIVERS STATE, NIGERIA:Fresh water snail vectors serve as intermediate hosts and play active role in the transmission of trematode parasites. Hence, the knowledge of their distribution becomes essential. This study assessed the

  41. MOLECULAR PROFILING OF MICROORGANISMS IN CUTANEOUS WOUNDS OF PATIENTS AT TERTIARY HOSPITALS IN SOUTH-SOUTH NIGERIA:The presence of pathogenic microorganisms in cut wounds often leads to wound infection. This investigation is aimed at identifying microorganisms associated with cut wound infection. A total of 40 cut

  42. EFFECT OF HARVESTING PERIOD ON THE QUALITY OF AERIAL YAM (DIOSCOREA BULBIFERA) BULBILS:Aerial yam is an underutilized food crop that has potential for reducing food insecurity in Sub-Saharan Africa. Two cultivars of aerial yam (Tob2857 and Tob3059) were evaluated for the impact

  43. EFFECT OF L-CARNITINE ON GONADOSOMATIC INDEX AND SEX HORMONES IN EXPERIMENTALLY-INDUCED TESTICULAR TORSION IN WISTAR RATS:Testicular torsion (TT) is the ischaemic-reperfusion injury that occurs in the tesis. It is the twisting of the testis along the axis of the spermatic cord which is commonly seen

  44. MODELLING THE IMPACTS OF EFFECTIVE AND INEFFECTIVE TREATMENT TECHNIQUES IN CONTROLLING RELAPSE IN PATIENTS WITH PERSISTENT HBV DISEASE:The effects of treatment strategies in controlling relapse in patients with ongoing HBV disease are analyzed. The reproduction number is obtained from which threshold values for treatment with and without

  45. MODELING THE EFFECT OF RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND PROXIMATE COMPOSITION ON THE SHELF-LIFE OF BAMBARA NUT FLOUR:Bambara nut samples were obtained, milled, packaged in HDPE and stored for a period of 24 weeks under controlled temperatures of 20°C, 30°C and 40°C respectively. At weekly intervals, the

  46. SYNTHESIS, SPECTRAL CHARACTERIZATION AND PRELIMINARY ANTIMICROBIAL SCREENING OF PHENYLALANINE AND ITS COPPER(II) AND COBALT(II) COMPLEXES:Complexes of Copper(II) and Cobalt(II) derived from the ligand Phenylalanine were synthesized and characterized using UV-visible spectra, FT-IR spectroscopy, melting point and solubility studies. The results indicate Cu(II) was light

  47. PROFITABILITY ANALYSIS OF CASSAVA PROCESSING AMONG WOMEN FOLKS IN SAGAMU LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, OGUN STATE:This study was carried out to determine the profitability analysis of cassava processing among women folks in Sagamu Local Government Area, Ogun State, Nigeria. A simple random sampling technique was

  48. ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE IN HEALTHCARE FACILITIES: CHALLENGES AND STRATEGIES FOR MANAGEMENT:Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) presents a serious risk to public health worldwide, requiring effective management strategies in healthcare facilities. Healthcare-associated infections, including those caused by multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs), are major drivers

  49. EVALUATION OF THE INFLUENCE OF GAS FLARE ON SOME PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF SOILS OF THE IMMEDIATE ENVIRONMENT OF GAS FLARE SITE IN DELTA STATE, NIGERIA:This research assessed the influence of gas flaring on some physical properties of soils of the immediate environment to gas flare site in Delta state, Nigeria. The study entailed collection

  50. MODELLING THE IMPACT OF AWARENESS PROGRAM ON THE TRANSMISSION DYNAMICS OF COVID-19:Corona virus is an infectious disease that became a pandemic in 2020 and has killed many people around the world. This study modifies the work of mugisha et al., 2021

  51. AQUIFER CHARACTERISTICS AND GROUNDWATER RESERVOIR PROTECTIVE CAPACITY RATING IN OBAFEMI-OWODE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, OGUN STATE SOUTH-WEST NIGERIA:Aquifer potentials characteristics and its impacts on the groundwater subsurface protection of the aquiferous zone using electrical resistivity method of hydrogeophysical prospecting was carried out at Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area,

  52. EFFECTS OF ALOE-VERA LEAF EXTRACT AND HONEY ON ESTABLISHMENT OF STEM-CUTTINGS OF BITTER LEAF (Vernonia amygdalina) ON SANDY-LOAM SOIL AND SEASONED SAWDUST.:Essential plant extracts like Aloe vera contain plant hormones, which can be utilized to promote and encourage the growth of different plant species. Honey can be used as a natural

  53. DEVELOPMENT OF A TEST STAND FOR DETERMINING THE TECHNICAL CONDITION OF A PLUNGER PUMP:The effectiveness of the use of aircraft largely depends on its operational qualities, the timely identification and elimination of the causes of failures and malfunctions. The purpose of this work

  54. DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A MICROCONTROLLER PULSE OXIMETER WITH MULTIPLE EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION CHANNELS:A pulse oximeter is an electronic device that is used to noninvasively analyse the Saturated Peripheral Oxygen level (SpO2) of arterial blood and the pulse rate of cardiac activity in

  55. EFFECT OF FOREST RESOURCES EXPLOITATION ON THE ECONOMIC PROSPERTITY OF FARMING HOUSEHOLDS IN AYETORO, YEWA NORTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF OGUN STATE, NIGERIA:This study examines forest resources exploitation and its implications for rural households in Ayetoro, Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State, Nigeria. This study involved a sample size of

  56. ASSESSING HOUSEHOLD CONSUMPTION PATTERNS OF NON-TIMBER FOREST PRODUCT MUSHROOMS IN ABEOKUTA SOUTH, OGUN STATE:This study investigates the consumption characteristics of non-timber forest product (NTFP) mushrooms among households in Abeokuta South Local Government Area of Ogun State, Nigeria. Through purposive sampling, 100 respondents were

  57. ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITIES OF SILVER NANOPARTICLES AGAINST SKIN DISEASE-ASSOCIATED OPPORTUNISTIC PATHOGENS:Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) is known to possess effective antimicrobial properties against a wide range of skin diseases. The use of green synthesis from plant extracts has also attracted attention because

  58. OPTIMIZATION OF AGRO-WASTE: HARNESSING OIL PALM PRESSED FIBRE FOR ADVANCED BIOPLASTIC SYNTHESIS WITH EXCEPTIONAL MECHANICAL PROPERTIES:The degradability of plastic has been a serious challenge to man and its environment prompting the need for an intervention in the form of biodegradable plastics. Some of the challenges

  59. MULTIDRUG-RESISTANT Citrobacter SPECIES IN PREGNANT HIV OUTPATIENTS ON ANTIBIOTIC THERAPY AT NIGERIA AIR FORCE HOSPITAL KONJO NIGERIA:An individual may harbour other asymptomatic infections different from the presumptively diagnosed pathogen. Infection, pregnancy or inadequate antibiotic intakes tend to

  60. FORMULATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF NIGERIAN FIKA BENTONITE FOR APPLICATION IN DRILLING:The consumption of bentonite clay in Nigeria has continued to increase as drilling activities keep increasing. Huge amount is spent for the importation of this

  61. MATHEMATICAL MODELLING AND THE TRANSMISSION DYNAMIC OF HIV/AIDS WITH EXPOSED AND DEATH COMPARTMENTS:This research presents a Mathematical Modelling and the Transmission Dynamic of HIV/AIDS with Exposed and Death compartments. The model is governed by a system of four ordinary differential equations namely:

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