Seroprevalence of small ruminant brucellosis and its effect on reproduction at Tellalak District of Afar region, Ethiopia

Journal of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Health

J. Vet. Med. Anim. Health

A cross-sectional study was conducted in Tellalak district of Afar region to determine the sero-prevalence of small ruminant brucellosis and its association with major reproductive health problems. Serum samples (272 from goats and 142 from sheep) were collected from three randomly selected peasant associations along with a questionnaire survey. Animals above six months of age with no history of previous vaccination for brucellosis were randomly... 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

Microbiological assessment of meat contact surfaces at abattoir and retail houses in Jigjiga town, Somali National Regional State of Ethiopia

ISABB Journal of Food and Agricultural Sciences

ISABB. J. Food and Agric. Sci.

This study was conducted to determine the microbiological quality and hygienic levels of meat contact surfaces at abattoir and retail houses in Jigjiga town, Ethiopia. A total of ninety pooled swab samples were taken from abattoir floor surface, butchers’ hands, hooks and knives and cutting boards to assess the presence and load of Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli O157:H7, Listeria monocytogenes, aerobic bacteria (aerobic plate counts... Read more

Vol. 5 Num. 3

Breeding for dual purpose attributes in sorghum: Effect of harvest option and genotype on fodder and grain yields

Journal of Plant Breeding and Crop Science

J. Plant Breed. Crop Sci.

A study was conducted across different seasons during 2012 to 2013 to investigate the effect of harvest options and genotype on the dual fodder and grain yield in sorghum. The treatments were arranged in split–split plot design with the harvest options assigned to the main plot and the genotypes to the sub plot. The study revealed that performance of dual sorghum genotypes differed across harvest options and seasons. To maximize the benefits... 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

Is there hidden caries or is this a limitation of the conventional exams?

Journal of Dentistry and Oral Hygiene

J. Dent. Oral Hyg.

The aim of this study was to verify the existence of hidden caries and compare the diagnosis agreement among different examiners by visual, dental radiography and computed microtomography images of hidden dental caries lesions on the occlusal surface of extracted molars. Two hundred and fifteen teeth were examined visually and extracted from cadavers of adolescents with a mean age of 12 years. Eleven teeth which showed hidden occlusal caries were... 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

Effects of different NaCl Concentrations on germination and seedling growth of Amaranthus hybridus and Celosia argentea

African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology

Afr. J. Environ. Sci. Technol.

Salinity refers to the salt content of any given system. By nature, arid soils are naturally saline. Soils could also acquire salinity due to some agricultural practices like irrigation. There is need therefore for search on halophytes that could adapt to such soils and be used to reclaim soils contaminated with salts. Thus, this present study focused on investigating Amaranthus hybridus and Celosia argentea with respect to their potentials and... Read more

Vol. 9 Num. 4

Development and evaluation of egg based ready-to-eat (RTE) products in flexible retort pouches

African Journal of Food Science

Afr. J. Food Sci.

Effect of retort (thermal) processing on the shelf life and safety of ethnic Indian food products namely egg curry and egg burji were investigated. Ready-to-eat egg products were packed in four layer laminated retort pouches and processed in a steam-air retort with overriding pressure. Time-temperature profile of thermal processing was determined and the same was used for heat penetration characteristics. The thermal processing parameters like... Read more

Vol. 9 Num. 4

Urinary schistosomiasis: Water contact frequency and infectivity among school aged pupil/students in Umukabia Community of Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State, Nigeria

Journal of Parasitology and Vector Biology

J. Parasitol. Vector Biol.

A study was conducted among 108 students and pupils of four selected schools in Umukabia Community in Ehime Mbano local government area of Imo State, Nigeria using their activities at Efuru and Okparadibia streams. Structured questionnaire was used to elicit information on water contact frequency and aetiology of the disease. Schistosoma haematobium ova detection was achieved by the microscopy. Results revealed that there was no significant... 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

Influences of inadequate instructional materials and facilities in teaching and learning of electrical/electronic technology education courses

International Journal of Vocational and Technical Education

Int. J. Voc. Tech. Educ.

This study investigated the influences of inadequate instructional materials and facilities in the teaching and learning of electrical/electronics (E/E) technology education courses. The study was guided by two research questions and two null hypotheses which were tested at 0.05 level of significance. The design employed was descriptive survey with a population of 56 Electrical/Electronic teachers and students. Due to population size no sampling was... 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

Indigenous way of seeing tourism and conservation in the Colombian Amazon

International Journal of Sociology and Anthropology

Int. J. Sociol. Anthropol.

This paper is about the way in which indigenous people changed their relationship with natural resources due to the creation of the National Natural Park Amacayacu in 1975, and the way in which indigenous peoples perceive the increase of tourists with the concession of ecotourism services in the same Park in 2005.  The purpose of the paper is to show how indigenous people worked previously in the traffic of animal species and wood and, now, aim... 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

The work concerns of the faculty at midlife: A phenomenological case study

International Journal of Psychology and Counselling

Int. J. Psychol. Couns.

Midlife as a phenomenon is truly enigmatic. Oftentimes, it is associated with changing images and myths that include midlife crisis, change of life, the empty nest and many more. On the other hand, some revealed midlife to be simply a calm transition. This study then sought to explore the work concerns of the faculty midlifers of one of the prestigious universities of Cebu City, Philippines. Concerns at work are the aspects and events in their job... Read more

Vol. 7 Num. 3

Preparing agricultural product marketing for the new AEC market: A case study for improving the marketing organization for farmers in Chiang Rai Province, Thailand

Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development

J. Agric. Ext. Rural Dev

The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) will be established in 2015 providing challenges both advantageous and otherwise to the agricultural economy of Thailand. The Marketing Organization for Farmers (MOF) intends to develop an integrative business model based on contract farming of native rice turned into a unique product. This study explored the unique agricultural product especially native rice Kiaw Ngu native glutinous rice variety (GS No. 8974) and... 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

The Kamerun society: A missing link in the independence struggle in the British Southern Cameroons, 1956–61

African Journal of History and Culture

Afr. J. Hist. Cult.

The history of the liberation struggle in Cameroon is a half written story. Like in the history of Africa, many of the actors in this struggle have been deliberately or inadvertently written off and/or forgotten. This explains why the Kamerun Society (KS) is seldom mentioned in most colonial Cameroon historiography. In passing, some actors in the politics of the period made reference to the KS dismissing it as a group having nothing but mischief to... Read more

Vol. 7 Num. 4

Rethinking the water dimension of large scale land acquisitions in sub-Saharan Africa

Journal of African Studies and Development

J. Afr. Stud. Dev

There is a new phenomenon in developing countries where land previously used by communities is being taken over by foreign investors (mostly from Europe, America, China, Gulf States, and other non-western countries) and governments for agriculture, mining and other economic projects. Findings from several studies have so far pointed to the controversial impact of large scale land acquisitions (LSLAs) on affected communities. LSLAs go along with... Read more

Vol. 7 Num. 4

The use of electrolyte leakage procedure in assessing heat and salt tolerance of Ruzaiz date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) cultivar regenerated by tissue culture and offshoots and treatments to alleviate the stressful injury

Journal of Horticulture and Forestry

J. Hortic. For.

Salt and heat stresses are one of the greatest constraints facing agricultural production worldwide, particularly in arid and semi-arid countries where scarcity of water and high temperatures prevail. Assessing tolerance level of date palm trees regenerated by tissue culture against heat and salt stresses is a prerequisite.This investigation aims to determine heat and NaCl tolerance of date palm (cv. Ruzaiz) produced by tissue culture and offshootas... Read more

Vol. 7 Num. 4

Some of biosecurity measurements in different dairy farms in Khartoum State, Sudan

Journal of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Health

J. Vet. Med. Anim. Health

Ninety dairy farms were surveyed in Khartoum State to investigate their veterinary supervision, management, husbandry, biosecurity and hygienic practices. The information was collected by using questionnaire, visits and direct interviews with farm owners. Supervision of the dairy farms revealed highly significant (P < 0.001) variations and mostly done by the owners and herd keepers (60.8%). Cows alone as the main milk producing animals represent... Read more

Vol. 7 Num. 3

Discontinued use decision of improved maize varieties in Osun State, Nigeria

Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics

J. Dev. Agric. Econ.

The study investigated the level and socioeconomic determinants of discontinued use decision of improved maize varieties among farming households in Osun State, Nigeria with a view to increasing food production. A multi-stage sampling procedure was adopted to select a sample of 321 farmers across the three agro ecological zones of the State. Data were collected using a pre-tested structured questionnaire and interview schedule. Data were collected... Read more

Vol. 7 Num. 3

The role of small arms and light weapons proliferation in African conflicts

African Journal of Political Science and International Relations

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

Africa is transiting through a trying phase in the history of its evolution as a major world civilization. These trying challenges are characterized by the extremes of hunger, the conditions of massive refugee flow and internally displaced persons occasioned by the gruesome phenomenon of violent conflicts and wars. The paper sets out essentially to establish the connection between the massive flow of small arms and light weapons (SALW) since the end... Read more

Vol. 9 Num. 3

Communication without content? On how theory of communication can have its horizons broadened by Whitehead's thinking

Journal of Media and Communication Studies

J. Media Commun. Stud.

According  to  Whitehead,  the  things  of  world  are  at  the  same  time  strange  and provoking. We do not perceive them, but rather prehend them; they occupy us before we occupy them. The prehension happens at first as affection and only afterwards as cognition. Therefore, its approach is before anything else aesthetic, not ethical. Even so, beauty does not exist, for we are the... 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

Knowledge and oral health related behavior among visually impaired subjects in Jazan Region, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Journal of Dentistry and Oral Hygiene

J. Dent. Oral Hyg.

Knowledge and awareness of oral health issues are essential for prevention of dental and other associated systemic diseases. This study explores among visually impaired subjects living in Jazan region, with the respect to frequency and quality of use and the effect of type of blindness on the distribution of oral health related knowledge and behavior. Supervisors taking care of visually impaired subjects of different degrees were informed about the... Read more

Vol. 7 Num. 3

Dual relationships and boundary crossing: A critical issues in clinical psychology practice

International Journal of Psychology and Counselling

Int. J. Psychol. Couns.

The issue of boundary and dual relationship has been a major subject of concern in psychological practice. Ethics complaints on dual relationship and boundary crossing continue to rise both in nature and variety. This paper examined and shed light on the complexities surrounding dual relationship and boundary crossing in clinical psychology by explaining the pertinent moral and clinical worries that clinical psychologist's face daily in their... Read more

Vol. 7 Num. 2

Financial ratios between fraudulent and non-fraudulent firms: Evidence from Tehran Stock Exchange

Journal of Accounting and Taxation

J. Account. Taxation

Fraud is a broad concept with two basic types seen in practice. The first is the misappropriation of assets and the second is fraudulent financial reporting. Fraudulent financial reporting usually occurs in the form of falsification of financial statements in order to obtain some forms of benefit. The current research compares the financial ratios between fraudulent and non-fraudulent firms for the companies listed on Tehran Stock Exchange. The... Read more

Vol. 7 Num. 3

Postcolonial adaptation and appropriation in Chinua Achebe

International Journal of English and Literature

Int. J. English Lit.

Post colonialism is generally taken to be a term of repression and resistance. But post colonialism need not necessarily connote a violent reaction of the dominating and the dominated against each other. In fact more than repression and regression, cultural and political adaptation and appropriation seem to have been at work in this process. Several postcolonial theorists have condoned the view that colonialism and post colonialism are a process of... 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

Use of electronic information resources at College of Dry Land Agriculture and Natural Resources, Mekelle University, Ethiopia

International Journal of Library and Information Science

Int. J. Lib. Inf. Sci.

This study aims to examine the use of electronic information sources (EIS) by the teaching faculties. The survey was administrated among the academic community along with the observation and informal interviews at the College of Dry Land Agriculture and Natural Resources, ‘Mekelle University’ Ethiopia in the year 2014. Pre structured questionnaires were sent to 176 teaching faculties to know how they elaborate the various aspects of EIS... Read more

Vol. 7 Num. 3

The postponed discourse in Habasha identity: Real or performance?

African Journal of History and Culture

Afr. J. Hist. Cult.

Founded on different written sources and personal accounts, this article aims to caution the taken for granted suppositions behind Habasha identity. The term Habasha is challenged that it does not really denote a unitary identity, culturally or historically. The history of Habasha, its origin and representation somehow has been written and rewritten on ideological positions that are often incompatible. Three interacted  positions come to... Read more

Vol. 7 Num. 3

Falling sex ratio in Jammu and Kashmir: Trends, determinants and consequences

International Journal of Sociology and Anthropology

Int. J. Sociol. Anthropol.

The 2011 Census has exposed some noteworthy and perturbing features with regard to regional pattern of sex ratio in Jammu and Kashmir which necessitates some illumination. Since the beginning of this century, the sex ratio in the total population has long been low in Jammu and Kashmir. The provisional data in 2011 Census showed that the overall sex ratio came down to 883 females per 1000 males against 892 females per 1000 males in 2001. Decline in... 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

Maternal anthropometry in rural and urban areas of Ogun-East senatorial district, Nigeria: A comparative study

International Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism

Int. J. Nutr. Metab.

Maternal nutrition is a well documented determinant of pregnancy outcome. Maternal anthropometry has been shown to be a predictor of the occurrence or otherwise of low birth weight, foetal macrosomia, increased maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality. Rural-urban differences in nutritional status have been documented in literature. A cross-sectional comparative study of the anthropometric indices of 720 pregnant women accessing antenatal care... 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

Prevalence and intensity of phthirapteran ectoparasites infesting Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto) (Phthiraptera: Insecta)

Journal of Parasitology and Vector Biology

J. Parasitol. Vector Biol.

One hundred Eurasian Collared-Doves were mist netted in district Rampur (India) from 2010 to 2011 and subjected to delousing by fumigation method. Only three phthirapteran species e.g. Columbicola bacillus Giebel, 1866, Coloceras Taschenberg, 1882 and Hohorestiella rampurensis Bansal were recovered. The population characteristics, that is, prevalence, mean intensity, sample mean abundance, and ranges of infestation were recorded. Frequency... 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 role of local self-government institution for deepening democracy at the grass-root level in Bangladesh

Journal of Public Administration and Policy Research

J. Public Adm. Policy Res.

The structure and function of local government of Bangladesh underwent changes during the British and Pakistani rules as well as there had been several changes made to the structure of the local government bodies in the name of decentralization after independence. The institution of local government can help to establish and deepen democratic process and practice as well as ensure participatory development. This paper is an attempt to know how local... 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

Mean-Gini portfolio selection: Forecasting VaR using GARCH models in Moroccan financial market

Journal of Economics and International Finance

J. Econ. Int. Finance

This paper focuses on Mean-Gini (MG) method for optimum portfolio selection. The MG framework, introduced by Shalit and Yitzhaki, is an attractive alternative as it is consistent with stochastic dominance rules regardless of the probability distributions of asset returns. Therefore, a MG framework is similar to a corresponding Mean-Variance (MV) framework in that it also uses two summary statistics-the mean and a measure of dispersion to... Read more

Vol. 7 Num. 3

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