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An Assessment of the One Lecture-One Test Learning Model by Journalism Teachers

This article analyzes transcripts from a knowledgeable group that discoursed at length the one lecture - one test (OLOT) learning model – a system that requires students to write a short test for 10 to 20 minutes after every lecture, for a score that counts toward the overall grade. This model contrasts with the traditional system in most higher institutions that set two or three tests and give one or a few assignments in a...

Magnetohydrodynamics Flow of a Third Grade Fluid Through a Cylindrical Pipe in an Inclined Plane With Radiation

This work considered the natural convection of a one-dimensional heat generation and viscous dissipation model of a Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) third grade fluid in an inclined cylindrical pipe with radiation. The governing dimensional equations of the momentum and energy were first non-dimensionalized and then solved analytically using the Homotopy Analysis Method (HAM). The results obtained are displayed on graphs. From the graphs, we observe that increase in the grashof number leads to increase in both the...

Exploring Nigeria’s Potential for Labour Exportation: Lessons from the Republic of Philippines

The paper examines Nigeria’s potential for labour exportation by assessing the performance of labour exportation in the Republic of Philippines. Imperatively, the trend of international labour migration presently influences the nature of international economic relations between developed and developing nations. Many developing nations have utilized their huge population base to accrue major financial and non-financial gains through labour exportation to developed climes. However, Nigerian is yet to borrow a leaf from nations like the Republic...

Graphical User Interface (GUI) for Position and Trajectory Tracking Control of the Ball and Plate System Using H-Infinity Controller

In this paper, a graphical user interface (GUI) for position and trajectory tracking of the ball and plate system (BPS) control scheme using the double feedback loop structure i.e. a loop within a loop is proposed. The inner and the outer loop was designed using linear algebraic method by solving a set of Diophantine equations and sensitivity function. The results were simulated in MATLAB 2018a, and the trajectory tracking was displayed on a GUI, which...

Exploring the Potentials of Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) for Zero-waste Construction in Akure Nigeria

Construction and demolition wastes (CDW) pose serious challenges to the environment and as such creates so much concern in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry. The challenges and impacts of construction in AEC activities are obviously avoidable. Practitioners in the industry have been slow to recognize that modern methods of construction (MMC) such as the use of Industrialized Building System (IBS) have the potentials to minimize wastes on job sites compared to the traditional...

Builders’ Supervisory Competencies and Productive Performance of Artisans: The Significance of Experience in Nigeria Construction Industry

The study provided insight into how Builders’ supervisory competencies influence the productive capabilities of construction artisans with a view to enhancing construction projects outcome in Nigeria, by evaluating the application of builders’ supervisory functions, productive knowledge utilisation of artisans supervised by Builders and the relationship between Builders supervisory functions and productive knowledge of artisans. The survey utilized data from 84 copies of structured questionnaire received from 140 project managers. Data were analyzed using descriptive and...

Developing African Management Theories: Problems and Solutions

The paper examined the problem of developing indigenous management theories in Africa and the solutions. It employed the narrative analysis approach using the inductive analytic process. The data for the analysis were qualitative data generated from a review of the relevant literature and a survey of opinion of scholars in management studies. The paper identified two categories of the problem, viz, inherent socio-cultural problems and externally induced problems. It noted that although there is now...

Total Quality Management Practices and Organizational Performance

This article examined Total Quality Management (TQM) practices and organizational performance using data gathered from Cway Water Group, Lagos to consummate the study. Total quality management aims at enhancing the quality of products, services and processes in all departments and sections in an organization. Sometimes improvement in quality gives rise to increased cost. The paper, therefore, critically examined the extent to which drive for total quality ultimately impinges on corporate performance. Descriptive research design was...

Awareness and Diffusion of TSA as Creative Governance Tool among Lagosians

This study examined public awareness, and of Treasury Single Account (TSA) a creative and innovative governance tool among Nigerians. Many previous studies on TSA have focused mainly on assessing the negative and positive effects and implications of the initiative, while little has been done to address the awareness and diffusion of the innovation among the people during and after its introduction. This study therefore sought to examine how the public became aware of the policy...

Social Unrest: Emerging Trends on Transnational companies and Oil-Producing Communities in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria

Every society is characterised by social relations and group interaction. However, conflict is inevitable due to the fact that human wants are insatiable. A major cause of conflict is oppression, exploitation and inequality. This paper examined youth restiveness in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. The people inhabiting this geographical area are faced with life-threatening challenges such as pollution of underground and surface water, destruction of land fertility, death of aquatic life arising from oil...

Entrepreneurial Intention among Nigerian Undergraduates: A Sociological Investigation of South-West Universities

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is designed to challenge the old order and create a new form of social relationship and one of its tools are disruptive innovations that are designed to cause loss of employment as a result of automation that comes with disruptive technologies. In expectation of the massive retrenchment of workers, it is highly expected that youths (students) shifts away from the old belief of education for employment to self-employment. More so,...

The Relevance of Entrepreneurial Orientation to Students Entrepreneurial Intention: Evidence from Federal University Dutse (FUD)

This paper examined the dimensions of entrepreneurial orientation and its relevance to student’s entrepreneurial intention among Federal University Dutse final year students as at 2017¬¬/2018 academic session. The study adopts cross-sectional research design using quantitative questionnaire approach to collect the data. To validate the model, data from 282 final year students were analysed using the Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modelling (PLS-SEM). Overall, the study revealed that dimensions of innovativeness, pro-activeness and risk-taking are significantly...

Bleeding the Commonwealth: An Assessment of Odu’a Investment Company Limited, 1985-2008

Corruption is a scourge destroying public enterprises in Nigeria but the idea that corruption is the major reason why public enterprises fail might be far from the truth. Enormous corruption occurred in Odu’a Investment Company Limited between 1992 to 2008, which led to the obliteration of the Yoruba patrimony. While associated companies, which are run by private hands are making profits and paying dividends, the subsidiary companies are being bleed white owing to massive corruption...

Community-Based LDPE Wastes Recycling Machine

Several efforts have been made to proffer solution to the burden placed by plastic wastes on man’s environment. However, the conspicuous presence of these solid waste pollutants in the communities suggests that the efforts made so far only yielded little result. In this study, a small scale hot extrusion process machine which recycles low density polyethylene was designed and constructed. The machine is powered by a 2 Horse power, 3-phase electric motor which transmits a...

A Review of Voice-Base Person Identification: State-of-the-Art

Automated person identification and authentication systems are useful for national security, integrity of electoral processes, prevention of cybercrimes and many access control applications. This is a critical component of information and communication0 technology which is central to national development. The use of biometrics systems in identification is fast replacing traditional methods such as use of names, personal identification numbers codes, password, etc., since nature bestow individuals with distinct personal imprints and signatures. Different measures have...

Learning Cum Development Outcomes and Training Budget of Technology Based Entrepreneurial Firms in a Recessive Economy

Learning and development outcomes in organizations have been of contention in most technology based entrepreneurial firms in recessive economies like Nigeria and the inability to appropriate finance for learning and development priorities tend to inhibit the growth of human capital in the nation’s economy at large. The research analyzed the effect of operation budget on learning effectiveness during recession and evaluated the effect static budget on competitive advantage during recession. The findings showed that operation...

New Names, New Identities: Globalization ‘Affects’ on Black Females in NoViolet Bulawayo’s We Need New Name

The study examines the roles of globalization and technology on identity construction and alteration of black immigrants in the United States. Through the depictions of women and female characters in her novel, We Need New Names, Bulawayo offers a problematic of the role of technology in the lives of African characters and espouses some of the contradictions that they engender in identity alteration. The study argues that the big world has actually been made small...

Le dialecte comme un defi au traducteur litteraire : le cas d’ọkụkọ nti ike d’okeke

Un auteur a tout le droit d’écrire son œuvre dans n’importe quelle langue de son choix, et dans la langue choisie, il peut décider d’écrire dans un dialecte. Est-ce possible que cela peut poser un défi au traducteur d’un œuvre littéraire ? Le dialecte est l’un des aspects les plus complexes de tout processus de traduction que le traducteur doit maîtriser pour éviter une traduction fautive ou la perte de sens et d’intention. En utilisant...

Postcolonial Trauma and Environmental Despoliation in Helon Habila’s Oil on Water

This study looks at Helon Habila’s novel, Oil on Water (2012) in its engagement of the destruction of the landscape and reflection of the nature of socio-economic conditions of citizens of the Niger Delta of contemporary Nigeria. The novel reveals the domestic and social ruptures that the devastation of the ecology by man’s hunt for fortune has occasioned. By using Frantz Fanon’s postcolonial notion of colonial mentality as a preferred approach to this discourse, the...

An Assessment of Ghana’s Twi language medical advertisements

Health-related advertisements are aired daily on radio in Ghana, many of them in local languages. However, little is known if these advertisements fulfill the conditions stipulated by the country’s authorities. This paper assesses the contents of six commercials in the Twi language on two radio stations - Adehyee FM and Hello FM - using the stipulations of Ghana Food and Drugs Authority as guide. The English transcripts of the spot commercials were produced and analyzed...

How Nigerian Print Publishers Explore Web-based Income Streams for Survival

As traditional mass media grapple with hyper-competition globally with the attendant challenges of web-based alternatives and loss of readership and revenue, they are migrating online for survival in line with the contemporary management models. In Nigeria, it is not certain how they are adjusting to these new realities. This study examines the income-generation profiles of online news media in the country within the context of the technological determinism and mediamorphosis theories. Contents from 183 publishers...

The Role of Cooperative Societies in Micro- Business Development in Benin City, Nigeria

The study is an empirical investigation on the role of corporative societies in the development of micro-businesses which has received much consideration and attention from academics in different industries and countries. Despite several studies on the relationship between the activities of corporative societies and micro-business development, the researchers are not aware of any study on the relationship between corporative societies and micro-business development in Benin City, Nigeria. This study is intended to fill this identified...

Perceived Social Support and Stress as Predictors of Help-Seeking Attitude for Mental Health among Young Adults

The study investigated the roles of perceived social support and stress in the help-seeking attitude for mental health of young adults. Respondents (n = 385) were interviewed using the multidimentional scale of perceived social support and the perceived stress scales. Participants’ ages ranged from 18 to 24 years. The simple and multiple regression models were the statistical tools used to test the hypotheses at 5% level of significance. Findings indicated a positive and significant relationship...

Investigating Structural Breaks in Selected Finance-Growth Variables in Nigeria. A Saikkonen and Lutkepohl (2002) Approach

The need to identify point of break in economic variables cannot be over emphasized and thus, the need for this study to investigate the point of structural break in some selected financial sector variables in Nigeria using the Saikkonen-Lutkepohl (2002) method. The study identifies years 2008 as point of break for private sector credit ratio to GDP and Broad money supply ratio, 1986 for GDP per capita, 2007 for Market capitalization ratio, 2006 for Liquidity...

Impact of Religiosity and Life Orientation on Attitude of Youths towards Suicide in Lagos, Nigeria: A Religious-Community Based Study

Suicidal behavior is a growing public health problem in Nigeria. More disturbing is the recent rise in reports of suicide cases involving youths. Attitude towards suicide remains one of the strongest indicators of suicide. There is however, paucity of studies addressing this phenomenon among Nigerian young population. The present study therefore investigated the predictive impact of religiosity and life orientation on attitude towards suicide among youths in Lagos, Nigeria. A correlational design was utilized. Four...

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