Journal of
Geography and Regional Planning

  • Abbreviation: J. Geogr. Reg. Plann.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2070-1845
  • DOI: 10.5897/JGRP
  • Start Year: 2008
  • Published Articles: 395

Table of Content: May 2009; 2(5)

May 2009

Infrastructural distribution of healthcare services in Nigeria: An overview

  Discussions of health-care infrastructure in Sub-Saharan Africa in general and in Nigeria in particular have recognized the existence of different types and practices. This paper examines the biomedical or western orthodox healthcare with its expansive bureaucratic ethos within the context of hospital structures in Nigeria. The study observed that from the colonial period, the distribution of medical care...

Author(s):   Isreal A. Ademiluyi and Sunday O. Aluko-Arowolo  

May 2009

Emerging cities and sustainable global environmental management: Livelihood implications in the OIC countries

  It is a fact that the majority of the world’s settlements are burgeoning into cities; especially at the turn of the 21st century, an era witnessing the emergence of new economies. Undoubtedly, cities play a pivotal role in the socio-economic, cultural and scientific development of all nations as chunk of global human development activities is planned and executed in the cities. In the same vein,...

Author(s): Abdulai Abdul-Mumin and Chamhuri Siwar

May 2009

Mapping as a complement of statistical/graphical approach to climate data analysis: Example from rainfall variability over the western Nigeria

  The challenge of insufficient network of meteorological data collection centre has been an age old problem in Africa. It is therefore necessary to encourage a technique that will ensure that data are generated for areas without them. This study is in this regard. 20 years rainfall data were collected from 5 stations in the Western region of Nigeria and analyses were carried out to detect the monthly...

Author(s): A. O. Eludoyin, O. M. Akinbode, M. A. Oyinloye, A. Fadejin

May 2009

Hierarchy of service centres in Ijesaland, Nigeria

  This study identified and analyzed the order of service centres in Ijesaland, Nigeria. Both primary and secondary data types were used. The primary data were obtained through household and management questionnaires, field observations and in-depth interviews. Only 199 out of 488 settlements in Ijesaland were selected for the study based on the availability of any one of the identified 27 Central Place...

Author(s): Olayiwola A. M. and Aguda A. S.

May 2009

Geostatistical calculation for clay reserve in Azraq Basin in Jordan

  Industrial minerals in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan are vital to both economical and industrial development and this is true as far as the estimation of the reserves is carried out appropriately. The aim of this study was to geostatistically investigate the clay spatial behavior and geological reserve in Qa' Al-Azraq area in north east Jordan through known seventy four random drilled boreholes....

Author(s): A. Salman, Khalil M. Ibrahim, Ghazi Saffarini and Mohammad Al-Qinna