CLIMATE MODEL SIMULATION AND PROJECTIONS OF PRECIPITATION CHANGES OVER WEST AFRICA

CLIMATE MODEL SIMULATION AND PROJECTIONS OF PRECIPITATION CHANGES OVER WEST AFRICA ABSTRACT Changes in precipitation characteristics have been identified to exert profound socio-economic consequences over West Africa. This study analysed climate model simulation and projections of precipitation changes over West Africa using the Norwegian Earth System Model (NorESM with Lat-Lon resolution of 1.89° by 2.5°). …

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IMPACT OF ABATTOIR EFFLUENT ON THE QUALITY F ASATA AND OWO STREAMS IN ENUGU, SOUTH EASTERN NIGERIA

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 …

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IMPACT OF NATIONAL FADAMA DEVELOPMENT PROJECT ON AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION IN TARABA STATE, NIGERIA

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 …

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LOCATIONAL ANALYSIS OF INDUSTRIAL PLANTS AT THE 9TH MILE AREA OF ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA

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 …

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OPTIMIZATION OF MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE COLLECTION AND DISPOSAL FOR LOKOJA, NIGERIA

OPTIMIZATION OF MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE COLLECTION AND DISPOSAL FOR LOKOJA, NIGERIA ABSTRACT Waste accumulation in developing world cities has become common sights in recent times. Management of solid waste has been one of the challenges facing urban areas in the world owing to an aggregation of human settlements and increased consumption thereof that has the …

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PATTERNS AND DETERMINANTS OF FERTILITY IN NSUKKA REGION, ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA

PATTERNS AND DETERMINANTS OF FERTILITY IN NSUKKA REGION, ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA 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 …

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SPATIAL PATTERN OF INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION SUBCONTRACTING IN ONITSHA METROPOLIS, ANAMBRA STATE NIGERIA

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 …

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STRUCTURE, PATTERN AND PROBLEMS OF YAM PRODUCTION AND MARKETING IN BENUE STATE, NIGERIA

STRUCTURE, PATTERN AND PROBLEMS OF YAM PRODUCTION AND MARKETING IN BENUE STATE, NIGERIA ABSTRACT The purpose of this study is to investigate the structure, pattern and problems of yam production and marketing in Benue State, Nigeria. The specific objectives are to: examine the socio-economic characteristics of yam farmers and the volume of yam production in …

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URBANIZATION AND LOSS OF WETLAND IN PORT-HARCOURT METROPOLIS, NIGERIA

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 …

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A HYDROCHEMICAL STUDY OF THE BRINE FIELDS OF AWE, KEANA AND GIZA AREAS, MIDDLE BENUE TROUGH, NIGERIA

A HYDROCHEMICAL STUDY OF THE BRINE FIELDS OF AWE, KEANA AND GIZA AREAS, MIDDLE BENUE TROUGH, NIGERIA ABSTRACT This research work presents findings of the extent and distributions of saline zone and the hydrochemical characteristics of the groundwater of Awe, Keana and Giza areas in the Middle Benue Trough of Nigeria.Staticwater levels(swl) of hand dug …

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