Research Papers/Topics in Geography

THE QUALITY OF INTRA URBAN PASSENGER BUS SERVICES IN ZARIA, KADUNA STATE, NIGERIA

ABSTRACT Regardless of the vital role that intra urban transportation play in any urban area, their services are frequently insufficient to meet passengers demand and services for their daily commuting. This study assesses the quality of intra urban passenger bus services in Zaria urban area, Nigeria, taking into recognition the perception of passengers. The specific objectives were to map the area coverage and route of intra urban passenger bus services, estimate the average walking...

Perception of Noise Pollution in Jos North LGA of Plateau State

This work is a project on Perception of Noise Pollution in Jos North LGA of Plateau StateAim and ObjectivesThe main aim of this research is to investigate the perception of noise pollution on residents ofJos North LGA, while its specific objectives will include:To determine the socio – economic background of residents of Jos North LGA.To determine the perceptual level of noise pollution in Jos North LGA.To determine the sources of noise pollution in Jos North LGA.To determine the effects of...

THE SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION OF FILLING STATIONS IN BENIN METROPOLIS

The work is on the distribution pattern of filling station in Benin metropolis, it also shows the conformity of filling stations in regards to the rules and regulations of the DPR (Department of Petroleum Resources) in Nigeria.

HOUSEHOLD WASTE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES IN ZARIA CITY KADUNA STATE

ABSTRACTIn Nigeria and particularly in Zaria city of Kaduna state, open dumping is still the most common household waste disposal method/practice. This type of practice is un hygienic and environmentally unfriendly. This research is aimed at effective household waste management practices in the study area. The research found that there are some other types of management or disposal method in practice in the study area, these include the use of packing and burning, dumping in pits outside the ...

Socio-economic problems of internally displaced persons in maiduguri

ABSTRACTThis study examines the socio-economic problems of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Yerwa district of Maiduguri Borno State. There are IDPs in host communities apart from those in government IDPs camps, taking a host community of Yerwa district as my study area, to research on their socio economic problems, to analyze their demographic characteristics of the IDPs and the economic conditions of IDPs in Yerwa district. In my attempt to analyze and address the problem we used perso...

ANALYSIS OF SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL VARIATION OF URBAN HEAT ISLANDS WITHIN KADUNA METROPOLIS

ABSTRACT Understanding the spatial variation of urban heat Islands (UHI), will be helpful in urban micro climate studies. This study the urban heat islands of Kaduna metropolis, Nigeria. For the present study Landsat ETM+ images of 2001, 2006, 2009 and OLI 2015 was obtained from USGS of the study area. Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) image was developed. The digital number of therm...

Assessment of the Quality of Urban Transport Services in Nigeria

ABSTRACTTransport services are inadequate in quality and qualitative terms in most developing countries such as Nigeria which, relies on the importation of fairly used vehicles to meet the travel demands. The poor service delivery of transport system had created impediment towards the smooth movement of people, goods and services in some of urban centres in Nigeria. This study is designed to investigate the quality of transport services in Ibadan metropolis. The study area covered the eleven ...

Transport in Nigeria: The Case of Kwara State

AbstractThe paper examines the operations of Public Transport in Nigeria using the Kwara State Transport Service as a case study. Public transportation service in Nigeria is provided by both the public and private operators. While the public Corporations are established by governments private service operations are uncoordinated and poorly organized. Due to the inability of transport operators to solve the mobility needs of Nigerians, the Federal Government established the Federal Urban Mass ...

CHANGE DETECTION IN LAND USE AND LAND COVER USING REMOTE SENSING DATA AND GIS (A case study of Ilorin and its environs in Kwara State.)

ABSTRACTThis project examines the use of GIS and Remote Sensing in mapping Land Use Land Cover in Ilorin between 1972 and 2001 so as to detect the changes that has taken place in this status between these periods. Subsequently, an attempt was made at projecting the observed land use land cover in the next 14 years. In achieving this, Land Consumption Rate and Land Absorption Coefficient were introduced to aid in the quantitative assessment of the change. The result of the work shows a rapid g...

WOMEN PARTICIPATION IN SMALL HOLDER PROUCTION OF AGRO –EXPORTS IN ABOTHUGUCHI WEST-MERU COUNTY

INTRODUCTIONThe main objective of this essay is to examine the role played by women in commercialization  of agriculture in particular in small holder production of agro exports in MeruAbothuguchi west and non traditional exports especially French beans production. Commercialization of agriculture may take different forms both involving production for domestic market and international market.Is this paper I concentrate on the input of women in output geared  towards  sale at th...

ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION, CLIMATE CHANGE, MIGRATION AND YOUTH

ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION, CLIMATE CHANGE, MIGRATION AND YOUTH   Within the debates on the consequences of climatic and ecological change, international attention has become increasingly focussed on the links between environmental change and human migration. Several international organisations such as...