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  1. METABOLITE PROFILING OF SELECTED COMMONLY CONSUMED GREEN LEAFY VEGETABLES IN SOUTHWESTERN NIGERIA:This study was aimed at unveiling the phytoconstituents of ten selected underexploited leafy vegetables which were Jatropha tanjorensis, Solanum nigrum, Talinum triangulare, Solanecio biafrae, Vernonia amygdalina, Crassocephalum crepidoides, Telfairea

  2. EFFECTS OF DIFFERENT POT SIZES AND WATER DEFICIENCIES ON THE GROWTH PERFORMANCE OF SHOOT AND ROOT ALLOTMENT OF Azadiratcha indica A. JUSS seedlings :Study examined the effect of pot sizes and water deficiencies in the growth performances and root allotment of A. indica seedlings were studied while four sizes of pots were selected

  3. INVESTIGATION OF HELMINTH PARASITES ON THE EXTERNAL BODY OF HOUSEFLY (Musca domestica) IN FEDERAL UNIVERSIITY WUKARI TARABA STATE, NIGERIA:Houseflies are the best known and most widely distributed insects accounting for 90% of all flies in human habitations. This study was carried out to identify the helminth parasites on

  4. DFT AND MOLECULAR DOCKING STUDIES TO INVESTIGATE THE ANTIOXIDANT MECHANISMS OF QUERCETIN AND ITS METAL COMPLEX DERIVATIVES:The antioxidant activities of flavonoids have been found to occur through different mechanisms. In this study, the Density Functional Theory (DFT) method was employed to investigate the mechanisms for the

  5. PREVALENCE OF AFLATOXIN B1 IN SELECTED FEED INGREDIENTS FROM FOUR MAJOR FEED MILLS IN IJEBU ODE AREA OF OGUN STATE:Mycotoxins affect nutritional and economic value of staple foods and cash crops especially in developing countries including Nigeria. Aflatoxin B1 when consumed by man or animal can cause liver cancer,

  6. COMPARATIVE STUDIES ON SUCROSE AND GLUCOSE SUGARS ON L-ASPARAGINASE PRODUCTION, USING STREPTOMYCES SPECIES:Asparaginase is an enzyme that is used as a medication; it has been particularly studied for its applications as a chemotherapeutic agent in the treatment of human cancer. The aim

  7. PHYTOTOXIC ASSESSMENT OF PYRROLIZIDINE ALKALOIDS OF SOME EDIBLE AND MEDICINAL LEAFY VEGETABLES IN NIGERIA:Pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs) are toxic for humans and animal. Many episodes of human PAs intoxication are reported worldwide. This research investigated the presence of PAs in some plants used as

  8. ANTIOXIDANT CAPACITY, TOTAL PHENOLIC AND TOTAL FLAVONOID CONTENT OF THE METHANOL EXTRACT OF ALCHORNEA CORDIFOLIA (CHRISTMAS BUSH) LEAVES:Alchornea cordifolia is a widely recognized traditional African medicinal plant with a history of diverse therapeutic applications. It is employed in ethnomedicine for the treatment of wounds, gonorrhoea, conjunctivitis, diarrhoea,

  9. COMPUTATIONAL ELECTROCHEMISTRY TECHNIQUES USED IN CORROSION INHIBITION STUDIES:In many sectors, corrosion is a major issue with serious economic and safety ramifications. To reduce material deterioration and maintain the durability of structures and equipment, efficient corrosion inhibitors must

  10. MICROBIAL POPULATION OF FOOD WASTE DUMP CONTAMINATED AREAS IN PARTS OF TARABA STATE :Untreated solid waste and sewage disposal is not only hazardous to human health but also to the environment. This study aim to determine the microbial populations linked with food

  11. ASSESSMENT OF FUNGI ASSOCIATED WITH THE DETERIORATION OF SOME FRUITS SOLD IN WUKARI TARABA STATE, NIGERIA.:Fruits such as mango, sweetmelon, watermelon, banana and cucumber etc. are very important in human and animal nutrition as they provide sources of vitamin, and other essential nutrients. This study

  12. SORPTION OF IRON AND ZINC IONS FROM LAKE GERIO USING IMMOBILIZED BAKER’S YEAST:Iron and Zinc ions are considered to pose great risks to living things and there is the need in providing an alternative environmentally friendly and cost-effective technique such

  13. VIDEO INSTRUCTIONAL PACKAGE AND ITS EFFECT ON SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS’ INTEREST IN BIOLOGY CONCEPTS IN MAKURDI METROPOLIS, BENUE STATE:This study was designed to determine the use of Video Instructional Package (VIP) and its effect on secondary school students’ interest in Biology concepts in Makurdi Metropolis, Benue State. Two

  14. MACHINE LEARNING IN CHARACTERIZING DIPOLE DIPOLE INTERACTIONS:Dipole Dipole interactions , the basic forces controlling molecular behaviour

  15. ANTI-INFLAMMATORY AND ANTI-DEPRESSANT ACTIVITY OF THE METHANOL EXTRACT OF TRICHOSANTHES CUCUMERINA PLANT IN ALBINO WISTAR RATS:The bioactive constituents as well as the anti-inflammatory and anti-depressant activities of the methanol `extract of Trichosanthes cucumerina whole plant were evaluated to ascertain and validate its medicinal use.

  16. ANALYSIS OF SOCIO-ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS AND CONSUMERS’ PERCEPTION ON FRESH AND SMOKED (Clarias and Tilapia Species) FISH CONSUMPTION IN LOKOJA, KOGI STATE, NIGERIA:This study examined the analysis of socio-economic characteristics and consumers’ perception on fresh and smoked (Clarias and Tilapia species) fish consumption in Lokoja, Kogi State, Nigeria. A multi-staged random sampling

  17. EFFECT OF JOB MOTIVATION ON COOPERATIVE SOCIETY AND MEMBERS’ PERFORMANCE OUTPUT IN OGUN STATE, NIGERIA:This study investigated the effect of job motivation on cooperative society and members’ performance output in Ogun State, Nigeria. A total of one hundred and twenty (120) respondents were selected

  18. ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY OF ALOE BARBADENSIS RIND EXTRACTS AGAINST SELECTED STANDARD TYPED BACTERIAL ORGANISMS:The threat posed by resistant bacteria against a wild range of antibiotics is disturbing. Looking inwards for alternatives from medicinal plants have become imperative. Aloe vera has a long history

  19. EVALUATION OF ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITY OF TEA BLENDS FORMULATED USING PINEAPPLE PEELS, GINGER AND LEMON GRASS.:The insufficient intake of fruits and vegetables in diets is identified as a modifiable health risk, emphasizing the need to promote their increased consumption for their health benefits. This study

  20. MOLECULAR DOCKING, DFT AND PHARMACOKINETIC STUDIES OF SOME ACETAMIDE DERIVATIVES AS POTENTIAL ANTI-BREAST CANCER AGENTS:Breast cancer is one of the extensively diagnosed cancers and the leading cause of women’s cancer mortality globally. The adverse side effect and high cost of current breast cancer treatment

  21. PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION ON THE GENOTOXIC REMEDIATING POTENTIAL OF ETHANOLIC EXTRACT OF FICUS PLATYPHYLLA BARK ON NITROSOMETHYLUREA (NMU) INDUCED MUS MUSCULUS:This study investigated the mitigating effect of ethanolic extract of F. platyphylla bark on genotoxicity of Nitrosomethylurea (NMU) on erythropoiesis in mice. 25 albino mice of 19-28g, divided into 5

  22. COVID-19 AND INSECURITY: ASSESSING THE CURRENT STATE OF NIGERIA TOURISM INDUSTRY:This review work assesses the current state of Nigeria Tourism Industry with reference to COVID-19 and Insecurity. The research work weighs the two to know which one affected the industry

  23. MALARIA RISK PERCEPTIONS AND PREVENTIVE PRACTICES AND BEHAVIOURS AMONG BENUE SOUTH PEOPLE GROUPS:In this research, a cursory look was taken at Malaria Risk Perceptions and Preventive Practices/ Behaviours among Benue South Senatorial People Groups using descriptive statistics and percentage ranking to analyze

  24. MAXIMUM AND MINIMUM TEMPERATURE TREND IN UMUDIKE:Temperature variability and trend have been a serious climatic challenge across the globe. Since temperature is one of the fundamental factor of climate change, its study and trend cannot be

  25. INFLUENCE OF ANTHROPOGENIC FACTORS ON THE DISTRIBUTION, DIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION OF MEDICINAL TREE SPECIES IN DUTSE, JIGAWA STATE:Traditional herbal medicine has been a constant source of substances for curing and preventing a variety of ailments. This study determined the diversity, distribution of medicinal plants, and evaluated the

  26. DEVELOPMENT OF MODEL EQUATION FOR THE ABSORPTION RATE OF MANGANESE FROM POLLUTED SOIL INTO JUTE OR EWEDU ROOTS (Corchorus Olitorius) VEGETABLE:This study was conducted to determine the kinetics of absorption and bioaccumulation of Manganese (Mn) in Ewedu roots. A pot culture experiment was conducted to determine Mn uptake by roots

  27. DIVERSITY OF ROADSIDE PLANTS IN THE THREE WALKWAYS OF SITE 3 DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY, ABRAKA, NIGERIA:An experiment was carried out with the aim to identify diversity of plant species along the 3 walkways of Site 3, Delta State University, Abraka in 2021. Plant identification and

  28. ASSESSMENT OF NATURAL RADIONUCLIDE LEVELS AT E-WASTE DUMPSITE IN LAGOS AND WASTE DUMPSITES IBADAN, NIGERIA:Considering the negligent manner, they are disposed of, the risks that this huge production and imports of e-waste pose to the environment and human health cannot be overestimated. The goal

  29. NUTRITIONAL EVALUATION OF ACHA (Digitaria Exilis) AND MALTED LIMA BEANS (Phaseolunstus) BASES BISCUITS:Biscuits are important in human diet and are usually eaten with tea and are also used as weaning food for infants. The aim of the study was to evaluate the

  30. EVALUATION OF ACHA (Digitaria Exilis) and MALTED BAMBARANUT (vigna subterranean) BASED BISCUITS:The aim of the study was to determine the effect of supplementation of malted Bambara nut on the quality of millet-based biscuits. The brambara nut seeds were sorted, washed,

  31. DISTRIBUTION AND UTILIZATION OF INSECTICIDE TREATED NETS (ITNS) IN DONGA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, TARABA STATE NIGERIA.:There have been reports on the positive association between Insecticide Treated Nets and malaria control. However, previous reports show that there are marked variations in factors affecting ownership and utilization



  34. ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF Daniella oliveri STEM BARK EXTRACTS ON SOME SELECTED CLINICAL ISOLATES:Conventional antibiotics are gradually becoming ineffective against bacterial infections due to antibiotics resistance and bacteria mutation, Hence, the need for alternatives sources of antimicrobials. This study is aims at evaluating

  35. PHYSICOCHEMICAL AND MICROBIOLOGICAL STATUS OF BOREHOLE WATER IN UTU EKPENYONG IN ESSIEN UDIM LGA IN AKWA IBOM STATE:Borehole is the commonest source of water in most cities in Nigeria, covering above 80% of the urban and rural dweller’s water demand. The present study investigated the physicochemical quality


  37. SCREENING OF BACTERIA FROM THE RHIZOSPHERE OF MAIZE FOR THEIR ANTAGONISM AGAINST FUNGAL AND BACTERIAL PHYTOPATHOGENS:Plant diseases at every occurrence can lead to reduction in crop yield and quality. Hence there is always a need for urgent control measures preferably biological methods of control. In

  38. HEALTH STATUS AND PHYSIOLOGICAL RESPONSES OF Clarias gariepinus FED GRADED LEVELS OF HERBAL COMBINATION SUPPLEMENTED DIETS :To improve fish production and curb the losses from diseases occurring in fish farming, fish farmers resort to the use of phytogenic additives as growth promoters and health management to

  39. KINETIC STUDY OF THE ADSORPTION OF HEAVY METAL IONS FROM WATER USING CACTUS ASH ADSORBENT:With rapid global economic, population growth and accelerated industrialization, heavy metal pollution has become increasingly severe, with the heavy metal content in many rivers and groundwater exceeding safety standards. The

  40. GEOCHEMICAL AND MINERALOGICAL COMPOSITIONS OF GEOPHAGIC CLAYS FROM TERMINUS AND NEW MARKET, JOS, PLATEAU STATE, NIGERIA:This research focuses on geochemical and mineralogical compositions of geophagic clays from Terminus and New Market, Jos, northcentral Nigeria. A total of four (4) geophagic clay samples were collected with

  41. PRODUCTION OF Β-1,4-MANNOSIDASE ENZYME BY ASPERGILLUS ORYZAE PT4 OBTAINED FROM DECAYING POTATO PEELS:Refined and complex mannan-containing substrates were investigated for their ability to induce β-1,4-mannosidase enzyme production in Aspergillus oryzae PT4 in a solid substrate fermentation condition, while optimizing the fermentation process

  42. COMPARATIVE ANTIPLASMODIAL ACTIVITY OF ALKALOID, FLAVONOID AND SAPONIN RICH-FRACTIONS OF METHANOL LEAF EXTRACT OF CRYPTOLEPIS OBLONGIFOLIA (APOCYNACEAE) (MEISN) SCHLTR IN MICE:Malaria is a parasitic disease caused by plasmodium parasite. It causes severe disease and death in children and pregnant women. This study aims to compare the antiplasmodial activity of alkaloid,

  43. REPRODUCTIVE TOXICITY OF HIBISCUS SABDARIFFA IN WISTAR RATS:Natural substances in food are been encouraged as drug substitutes; therefore, given that drugs are potential poisons, this study examined the toxicity of H. sabdariffa on the reproductive ability of

  44. PRELIMINARY INSIGHTS INTO HERBAL REMEDIES USED FOR MALARIA TREATMENT IN BENUE SOUTH: ESSENTIAL UNDERPINNINGS:In this study, a searchlight was beamed at herbal remedies, plant parts, dosage and category of users of users of herbal treatment for malaria in Benue State. The result revealed

  45. DESIGN AND FABRICATION OF A TIMER BASED CONTROL SYSTEM FOR WATERING AND LIGHTING IN AN AUTOMATED POULTRY SYSTEM:In order to satisfy the rising demand for premium poultry products around the world, the poultry industry is essential. Automation technology integration has become crucial for improving the productivity and

  46. EFFECT OF ARTISANAL CRUDE OIL REFINING ON THE MICROBIOLOGICAL PROFILE CHEMICAL CONTAMINATION OF PLANTS:Artisanal crude oil refining spills crude oil and refined products, in addition, releases soot into the environment. This can impact negatively on plants within the vicinity of pollution. This study

  47. ISOLATION OF PROMISING STRAINS OF BACILLUS SUBTILIS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF LOW MOLECULAR WEIGHT γ-PGA:Poly-γ-glutamic (γ-PGA) acid is a multifarious biopolymer and one of the emerging biopolymers that is currently in the centre stage of active investigation. This is because of its unique non

  48. AUTOMATIC SUMMARIZATION OF LEGAL DOCUMENTS USING SUMY:Automatic Text Summarization (ATS) is a natural language processing technique that attempts to extract or generate a shorter version of lengthy text while preserving the overall context of the text.

  49. THE STUDY OF PLANT PRODUCTS AS BOTANICAL PESTICIDES FOR PEST MANAGEMENT TO REDUCE POST HARVEST LOSSES: A REVIEW:Botanical pesticides are regarded as alternatives to replace synthetic chemical insecticides in the field of pest management in recent times, but their use has not been properly adopted by farmers

  50. THE EVALUATED PROXIMATE PROFILES OF MORINGA OLEIFERA PLANT PARTS AND THE UTILIZATION OF MORINGA OLEIFERA SEED MEAL BASED DIETS ON GROWTH RESPONSE OF THE AFRICAN CATFISH:The examination of the nutritional value of wild plant materials has garnered interest since they possess a noteworthy quantity of vital elements that may be utilized for human intake as

  51. SPECTROPHOTOMETRIC DETERMINATION OF PHOSPHATES, NITRATES AND PHENOLS IN GROUND WATER COLLECTED FROM KAFIN HAUSA, JIGAWA STATE.:The major source of water in Kafin Hausa is ground water. The flooding experienced annually coupled with the indiscriminate disposal of agricultural and domestic waste had aroused the need for

  52. MOONEY VISCOSITY, CURE BEHAVIOR, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES AND HEAT BUILD-UP OF SOLID TIRE TREAD COMPOUND CONTAINING GROUND TIRE RUBBER OF VARIED PARTICLES CHARACTERISTICS MIXED WITH TWO DIFFERENT ROTOR SPEED:The study investigates the effect of incorporating three mesh sizes of ground tire rubber (GTR) at 10 parts per hundred of rubber (phr) and 20 phr loading in tire tread

  53. SOCIO-ECONOMIC DETERMINANTS OF PATIENT AWARENESS OF DIABETIC COMPLICATIONS:Diabetes mellitus (DM) is one of the significant public health challenges facing the human race but, unlike communicable diseases such as malaria, has been largely neglected by stakeholders. A key

  54. OBESITY PREDICTION MODEL USING MACHINE LEARNING TECHNIQUES:Currently, safeguarding the community is vital in terms of finding solution to health related problems which can be achieved through medical research using the advent of technology. Obesity has become

  55. ANALYSIS OF DEEP NEURAL NETWORK ALGORITHMS FOR MITIGATING DISTRIBUTED DENIAL OF SERVICE ATTACKS IN SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKS:Over the years DDoS attack are not easily noticed and preventing them has been uneasy due to the fact that the sources addresses are initiated and other method are

  56. DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF ANTI-THEFT DISTRIBUTION TRANSFORMER MONITORING SYSTEM FOR RURAL AFRICA:This paper designs a 15KVA three-phase distribution transformer incorporated with a three-phase smart meter for automatic monitoring against theft and vandalism. The monitoring system is designed to send short message

  57. EPIDEMIOLOGY, CLINICAL PRESENTATION, DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF DERMATOPHYTOSIS:Trichophyton (most common), Epidermophyton and Microsporum species are dermatophytes implicated in dermatophytosis also referred to as tinea or ringworm. These causative agents usually exist in the anamorph and teleomorph phases.

  58. ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF SNAIL PRODUCTION IN OGUN STATE, NIGERIA:There is a retarded growth in snail production in Ogun state, Nigeria which has led to high production costs and average market prices of the product. The study therefore


  60. APPRAISAL ON NUTRACEUTICAL POTENTIALS OF TWO LESSER-USED EDIBLE LEAFY VEGETABLES (Vernonia polysphaera Baker AND Cleome ciliata Jacq.) IN AKWA IBOM STATE, NIGERIA:Appraisal on nutraceutical potentials of two lesser-used edible leafy vegetables (Vernonia polysphaera Baker and Cleome ciliata Jacq.) in Akwa Ibom State was examined. Parameters such as phytochemicals, nutrients, anti-nutrients, minerals,

  61. DEVELOPMENT OF AUTOMATED POWER CONTROL SYSTEM FOR HOME APPLICATIONS:Nocturnal voltage spike or surge has been identified as one of the causes of fire incidents in homes. Buildings that are largely hit by this disaster are those whose households

  62. IN VIVO ANTIPLASMODIAL ACTIVITY AND SHORT TERM SAFETY ASSESSMENT OF METHANOL LEAF EXTRACT OF FICUS ASPERIFOLIA (MORACEAE):Malaria is a global health problem that is still a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the tropical and sub-tropical areas of the world. Ficus asperifolia (Moraceae) has been


  64. SYNTHESIS, CHARACTERIZATION AND X-RAY DIFFRACTION ANALYSIS OF ALUMINUM OXIDE NANOMATERIALS:This study centered on the synthesis and characterization of Al2O3 nanoparticles, vital for assessing material properties prior to their application in Science, Engineering, and Technology. Aluminum nanoparticles were synthesized utilizing

  65. AGBARA, Gervase Ikechukwu1* and MODU Tijjani Abubakar1:Ndaleyi flour is traditionally produced from fermented pearl millet (M) grain. It is used for the preparation of thin and thick porridges. The outcome of prolonged fermentation/soaking involved in the

  66. NUTRITIONAL QUALITY OF DRIED FERMENTED LOCUST BEAN (PARKIA BIGLOBOSA) AND SORREL SEEDS (HIBISCUS SABDARIFFA L) CONDIMENTS:The study was conducted to determine the nutritional quality of dried fermented locust bean (Parkia biglobosa) and sorrel seed (Hibiscus sabdariffa L) condiments. Hibiscus sabdariffa (sorrel) is one of the

  67. EFFECTS OF VIDEO INSTRUCTIONAL PACKAGE (VIP) ON SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS INTEREST AND ACHIEVEMENT IN BIOLOGY IN MAKURDI METROPOLIS, BENUE STATE:This study was designed to determine the effect of Video Instructional Package (VIP) on secondary school students’ interest and achievement in Biology in Makurdi Metropolis, Benue State, Nigeria. Two research


  69. EFFECT OF TIME VARIATION ON STRUCTURAL / OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF ALUMINIUM DOPED MANGANESE OXIDE THIN FILMS:Manganese oxide thin films were doped with10% Aluminum (Al) on glass substrates at deposition temperature of 55ᵒC using the successive ionic layer adsorption reaction (SILAR) method with NaOH as source

  70. COMPUTATION FLUID DYNAMICS OF HEAT TRANSFER ENHANCEMENT IN RECTANGULAR DUCT USING PROTRUSIONS PASSIVE TECHNIQUE:Heat transfer and fluid flow characteristics were computationally studied using passive oval protrusion, (POP), in a rectangular channel. The study employed rectangular computational domain of length 500 mm and width

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