Research Papers/Topics in Geography And Environmetal Studies

ENERGY SUPPLY FOR DOMESTIC USE AND IMPACT ON THE URBAN POOR IN MAKURDI NIGERIA

In Nigeria, as many developing countries, providing energy for the population has proven to be a great challenge thereby increasing dependence on other sources of energy such as fuel-wood. The consumption of forest product such as wood in Nigeria exceeds its regeneration rate thereby resulting in environmental problems such as deforestation, desert encroachment, soil erosion and habitat loss. The aim of the research is to investigate household’s fuel-wood consumption pattern and its i...

PG Paper

ABSTRACT Rapid increase in population, in conjunction with increase in the rate of urbanization, has led to unplanned and uncontrolled expansion of Minna town. These have also resulted in the gradual loss of open spaces in the city, due to quest for built up area. The aim of the research is to assess the rate and pattern of urban green space conversion in Minna metropolis, with a view to generating adequate information that would facilitate and improve urban land management. The ...

SPATIO-CLIMATIC INFLUENCE ON MALARIA VECTOR DISTRIBUTION

ABSTRACTMalaria is a major public health disease in Nigeria and the risk exists throughout all the country. However, it is a widely accepted view that climate change may affect the distribution of vector species. To better understand the epidemiology of the disease, it is important to study the climatic parameter such as temperature, relative humidity, and rainfall because these parameters influence the life cycles and development of both the malaria parasite and mosquito vector. Climate chan...

ASSESSMENT OF COMMUNITY PREPAREDNESS RESPONSE AND ADAPTATION STRATEGIES TO THE 2013-2014 GUNMEN ATTACKS IN MAKURDI AND ENVIRONS

ABSTRACTThe research investigated the root-cause of the 2013-2014 unrests witnessed by communities in Makurdi and environs while examining the effects on the welfare of lives and livelihoods. Substantially, the study assessed the response and preparedness, adaptation and resilience strategies of communities to the event aiming at proffering possible solutions. Data sourced were drawn from primary and secondary sources; questionnaire and oral interviews from the field and&n...

EVALUATION OF CSR IN THE NIGER DELTA (NEMBE REGIONS) OF BAYELSA STATE: A CASE STUDY OF SHELL

ABSTRACT Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has become a much debated issue between host communities (HC) and Multinational Oil Companies (MOCs) in Nigeria’s Niger Delta Region. The singular pursuit of profit by MOCs, at the expense of CSR, has placed some MOCs on a collision course with host communities in Niger Delta, who are asking that economic, social, and environmental sustainability be taken seriously by operational oil companies in the region. These arguments have resulted...