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Loss of Animal Biodiversity in Nigeria

This research paper gives an overview on loss of biological fauna in Nigeria and the effects of man on the ecosystem.

PRODUCTIVITY AND EFFICIENCY OF MAIZE-BASED CROPPING SYSTEMS AMONG FARMERS IN HONG LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF ADAMAWA STATE, NIGERIA.

ABSTRACTThe study examined Productivity and Efficiency of Maize-based Cropping System Farmers in Hong Local Government Area of Adamawa State, Nigeria. The specific objectives of the study were to describe the socio-economic characteristics of the respondents; identify the various maize-based cropping systems in the area; determine the profitability of maize-based cropping systems in the area; estimate the technical, allocative and economic efficiencies of the famers; determine the ...

SUSTAINABLE ECOSOPHY FOR AFRICA: AN ETHICAL EVALUATION OF THE AFRICAN ENVIRONMENT

Ecosophy is an Ecological Philosophy aimed at a Philosophical study of the Ecological knowledge. This book is particularly an ethical assessment of the African environment as its setting is basically on the African environment.

Efficacy of Mentorship as a Veritable Tool for Entrepreneurship Action on Entrepreneurship Education

ABSTRACTThe purpose of this study is to examine efficacy of mentorship as a veritable tool for entrepreneurship action on entrepreneurship education. The study seeks to determine the relationships between formal mentoring and entrepreneurship action on entrepreneurship education. Furthermore, scanty studies by other authors were also reviewed. However, both primary and secondary sources of data were exploited. The primary data were collected by administering questionnaire, whilst the secondar...

RELIABILITY ISSUES IN TEACHING PRACTICE ASSESSMENT: A CASE STUDY OF RATING UNIVERSITY PRE-SERVICE TEACHING PRACTICE

The need to ensure quality in assessing pre-service students on teaching practice so that decisionmade on their performance is reliable and valid necessitated that reliability and validity of ratingthem is always determined. It is important that students on pre-service teaching practice arereliably and validly assessed. Nevertheless available evidence hardly shows that this is thepractice in teacher training institutions in Nigeria. In the absence of sufficient empirical evidenceto show that ...

Research Work on Pidgin English

INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background to the Study Being a bilingual and multilingual society, several languages are being used to communicate in different communities in Nigeria. In fact, according to Wikipedia’s official data, there are more than 520 languages. By the way, nine of them are extinct. The English language is considered as the language of wider communication. Moreover, it is difficult to replace it with any other language no matter its popularity. The other major languages are Igbo, Ur...

Effect of Fusarium Nygamai Infection on the Chemical Composition of Flour From Two Yam Varieties

ABSTRACT Yams (Dioscorea spp) are among the oldest food crops. It is estimated that after six months of storage up to 56% of the crop is lost to rot.  In Nigeria, fresh yam tubers are used for production of Elubo (yam flour) for preparation of amala, as it is called among the Yoruba in Western Nigeria, and akwunaji in the east of the River Niger. Many researchershave emphasized the importance of microbial rotting in causing storage losses. This study evaluated the effect of ya...

Gastric Juice as a Diagnostic Sample

Gastric juice is a digestive fluid formed in the stomach and is composed of hydrochloric acid (HCl), potassium chloride (KCl) and sodium chloride (NaCl). Gastric juice analysis is performed by measuring and assessing the contents of a fasting patient’s stomach for acidity, appearance and volume; results from this test may help evaluate suspected peptic ulcer, severe gastritis, Zollinger-Ellison (Z-E) syndrome, H pylori and gastric cancer. However, X-rays and other studies are recommen...

COMPARATIVE STUDY ON THE PHYTOCHEMICAL ANALYSES, ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITIES AND PROXIMATE ANALYSES OF NESCAFE CAFFEINATED, DECAFFEINATED AND LIVEN ALKALINE COFFEE

ABSTRACTThe consumption of the popular beverage coffee, increases day by day. However, upcoming brands of coffee with health benefits made by claims of the product ignites curiosity in the components of the coffee. The current study deals with the phytochemical analysis, antioxidant capacity and proximate analysis of Liven Alkaline Coffee, Nescafe Caffeinated and Nescafe Decaffeinated coffee performed using standard procedures. The phytochemical analysis revealed higher contents of carbohydra...