Research Papers/Topics in Geography

Urbanization and Loss of Wetland in Port-Harcourt Metropolis, Nigeria

ABSTRACT Urban development in wetland ecosystems for human settlement, agriculture and industrial development is one of the biggest threats to wetland conversion and management. Prediction of future urban expansion is very useful for urban planners and environmental managers in rapidly growing cities. This study aims to examine urbanization and loss of wetland in the Port-Harcourt metropolis, using remote sensing techniques. The study analyzes land use /land cover changes (LULC) using landsa...

SIWES Report: Danbaba Suntai Airport, Jalingo

Table of Contents Preliminary Pagesi Title pageii Dedicationiii Acknowledgementiv Table of contentsv CHAPTER ONE1 Introduction to SIWES1 History of SIWES1 Bodies involved in the Management of SIWES2 The functions of these bodies/agencies2 Aim and Objectives3 The specific objectives of SIWES3 CHAPTER TWO4 About The Organization: Organization of Attachment [Danbaba Suntai Airport] Jalingo4 2.1 Location4 Map of Dan Baba Suntai Airport Jalingo5 2.2 Some significance of Dan Baba Suntai Airport Jal...

Impact of National Fadama Development Project on Agricultural Production in Taraba State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT  This study examined the impact of National Fadama Development Project (NFDP) on agricultural Production in Taraba State, Nigeria. Specifically, the study identified the: patterns of distribution of the Project (NFDP); Factors responsible for the distribution of the project (NFDP); spatial impact of the project (NFDP) on agricultural production and trend in agricultural production within the period of implementation of the Project (NFDP). The study adopted a survey research, and the...

Impact of Abattoir Effluent on the Quality of Asata and Owo Streams in Enugu, South Eastern Nigeria

ABSTRACT  Abattoir activities are accompanied by some negative influence on the environment if not properly managed. The impact of abattoir effluent on the quality of Asata and Owo (a tributary to Asata) streams in Enugu was studied. Field observation revealed that the inhabitants of the study area make use of the stream water. Two sets of questionnaire were administered. Hundred copies of one set of questionnaire was administered to the people downstream to obtain information on the various...

Spatial Pattern of Industrial Production Subcontracting in Onitsha Metropolis, Anambra State Nigeria

ABSTRACT The study was aimed at examining the spatial pattern of industrial production subcontracting in Onitsha Metropolis Anambra State Nigeria. Data were collected from documentary materials, questionnaire, in-depth interviews and field observation and were analysed using percentages, mean, standard deviation, nearest neighbour analysis and principal component analysis. The results of the study revealed that production subcontracting by firm size was more prominent in small and medium scal...

Patterns and Determinants of Fertility in Nsukka Region, Enugu State, Nigera.

ABSTRACT The purpose of this work was to examine the patterns and determinants of fertility in Nsukka region, Enugu State, Nigeria. This was necessarily because most fertility studies across the nation lay emphasis on single or selected determinants, and using the findings to make recommendations on generalized terms which may not be applicable in different parts of the country. The data for this work was generated from questionnaire survey administered to 840 women of the reproductive age co...

Locational Analysis of Industrial Plants at the 9th Mile Area of Enugu State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT This study examined the locational characteristics of the industrial activities at the 9th Mile area of Enugu State, Nigeria in order to identify the most important location factors, multiplier effects, and linkages among the industrial plants. The data analysed were collected from relevant sources using mainly the survey research method. Location quotient (LQ), Multiple Linear Regression (MLR) Analysis, and Principal Component Analysis (PCA) were adopted in the analyses of the data....

Residents’ Participation in Municipal Solid Waste Management in Enugu Metropolis, Nigeria.

ABSTRACT This study was conducted in Enugu metropolis, Nigeria to investigate the spatial character of residents’ participation in the various approaches to Municipal Solid Waste management (MSWM) in the area. The study adopted survey research method. Quantitative (structured questionnaire) and qualitative (interviews and field observations) methods were employed. The researcher used simple random sampling in selecting the desired sample of 300 households for the questionnaire administratio...

Spatial Analysis of Road Network and Traffic Congestion in Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT  The purpose of the study was to assess the spatial distribution of road network and traffic congestion in Zaria. The study focuses on the road transportation system in Zaria Metropolis of Kaduna State, Nigeria. The objective of the study was to examine the various factors contributing to overall traffic congestion, assess the spatial distribution of the road network and determine the traffic hotspots area. Zaria was chosen for the research due to its strategic location as a transit...

Environmental Effects of Mining on Local Communities in Kitwe and Mufulira in Copper Belt Province, Zambia

ABSTRACT  With the focus of the mining companies remaining on profit making, environmental pollution on the surrounding communities is what has characterized mining in Zambia. It is for this reason that study aimed at determining the environmental effects of mining on local communities in the Copperbelt province of Zambia. The study was guided by three objectives which were translated into three research questions; examine the methods of mining, establish the environmental effects of mining ...

Environmental Effects of Mining On Local Communities in Kitwe and Mufulira in Copperbelt Province, Zambia

ABSTRACT With the focus of the mining companies remaining on profit making, environmental pollution on the surrounding communities is what has characterized mining in Zambia. It is for this reason that study aimed at determining the environmental effects of mining on local communities in the Copperbelt province of Zambia. The study was guided by three objectives which were translated into three research questions; examine the methods of mining, establish the environmental effects of mining on...

Appraisal of Construction Management Practice in Nigeria.

ABSTRACT Construction industry has complexity in it nature because it contains large number of parties such as clients, consultants and contractors. The factors that influence construction management practice differ from country to country, due to prevailing conditions. The objective of this project is to identify factors that influence construction management practice in Nigeria construction industry and elicit perceptions/ranking of the severity using relative importance index of the variou...

Periodic Fishing Ban and Community Livelihood on Lake Bangweulu Luwingu District Zambia

ABSTRACT This research aimed at investigating the effects of periodic fishing ban on fish stocks and community livelihood of Lake Bangweulu; Luwingu District of Zambia, it was guided by the following objectives: to evaluate the effect of periodic fishing ban on fish stocks of Lake Bangweulu in Luwingu District, to examine the effect of periodic fishing ban on income, business and food security of communities on Lake Bangweulu during and after the fishing ban and to propose a model for communi...

Poverty and House Hold Sanitation of Selected Homes of Kansanga Parish Makindye Division Kampala City

ABSTRACT The study was an investigation into the Relationship between Poverty and Sanitation of Kansanga Parish, Makindye Division, Kampala District. The development of this research emanated from the fact that the people of this area were suffering much from the sanitation related diseases such as the cholera, dysentery, and many others that result from the way the people of the area live. Manv people thought, that these people were suffering from all these because of the fact that, they wer...

The Challenge Faced On The Education Of Girl Child In Uganda At Secondary School Level. A Case Study Of Butaleja District In Eastern Uganda.

ABSTRACT.The purpose of the study was to find out the challenges facing girl child education in the selectedschools in Butaleja district in the Eastern part of Uganda. The objectives of the study weredivided into general and specific and among these included identifying the impact of educationfor a girl child in Butaleja district and investigating the possible measures that can be put in placeto eradicate challenges facing girl child education. The literature review was done throughreading te...


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