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Independence factors influencing audit expectation gap in listed deposit money Banks in Nigeria

January-March 2022 - Vol 14 Num. 1

This study examines the effect of independence factors on audit expectation gap in listed deposit money banks in Nigeria. The population of the study comprises of the investors/shareholders, lenders and other creditors and a sample of 385 respondents was selected using Cohran sample size formula. The period under study is...

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The contribution of Freud’s structural model of the mind to the understanding of the personality of Ambrosio, the main character of the Gothic novel, The Monk

October-December 2021 - Vol 12 Num. 4

Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalytical theories may be helpful to the analysis of literary works since the contribution of psychoanalysis to literature provides useful interpretative insights. Reading novels, poems and other compositions through the lens of psychoanalysis gives the opportunity to analyse and evaluate...

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Assessing production constraints, management and use of pearl millet in the Guinea Savanna Agro-ecology of Ghana

November 2021 - Vol 15 Num. 11

The adoption of new and high yielding pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.) varieties can be boosted if they correspond to farmers’ preferences and answer the constraints prevailing in the production environments. Therefore, the focus of this study was to assess production constraints, farmers’...

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Distribution and farmers’ knowledge on Fusarium wilt (Race 1) in cropping systems of Uganda

November 2021 - Vol 15 Num. 11

The study aimed at understanding the spatial distribution of Fusarium wilt (FW) in different banana growing regions, ascertain the effect of management practices and plantation age on FW incidence, as well as investigate farmers’ knowledge regarding the symptoms and spread of FW in Uganda. Individual interviews were...

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Distribution of maize germplasm as affected by gender and socio-economic status in Burkina Faso

November, 2021 - Vol 7 Num. 7

Droughts coupled with lack of suitable varieties that perform well under insufficient and erratic distribution of rain significantly reduce production and productivity of maize especially in the savanna agro ecosystems. This problem together with poor soils and the migration of young people from villages to towns as well...

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Strategies for improving local content development in Nigeria oil and gas industry

November 2021 - Vol 15 Num. 11

Local content development is a strategic management issue for multinational extractive companies in Africa with significant business implications. As local content statutory regulators aim to increase the average local content value in the Nigeria oil and gas industry from 26% in 2017 to 70% in 2027, supply chain managers...

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TRNSYS 16: A veritable solar modelling and programming simulation tool used in the design of a continuous solar powered adsorption refrigeration system

July-December 2021 - Vol 12 Num. 2

Project feasibility gave rise to the need for simulation. Simulation of a project leads to reduction in production cost, which ensures the success of the proposed project. Also, it provides initial design data for the experimental project. Thus, the design analysis and variables used for project simulation must be...

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Evaluation of rapid beta-lactam antibiotic residues detection kits for raw milk

November 2021 - Vol 15 Num. 11

Platform tests are usually simple and rapid quality control tests which serve as a basis for accepting, setting aside or rejecting raw milk. Some of the rapid antibiotic residues test kits available in the Kenyan market include: Delvo test Fast BL, Delvo Sulphadiazine Penicillin No Tablet (SPNT), Mtusbio Beta-lactam BLQ...

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Investigation on the possibilities for ex vivo- and in vitro-derivation of initial myeloid and lymphoid precursors from hematopoietic and non-hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells

November, 2021 - Vol 15 Num. 11

Initial myeloid and lymphoid differentiation of hematopoietic and non-hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells by appropriate ex vivo- and in vitro-incubation was evaluated. So, hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells from mouse spleen were ex vivo-incubated in the presence of different interleukins, as well as of various...

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Well-being and academic workload: Perceptions of Science and technology students

November 2021 - Vol 16 Num. 11

University students need to find a balance between their physical, mental, social, and emotional state to do well in their academics. Student’s well-being should be one of the top priorities for any academic institute. The present study employed a sequential mixed methods approach to provide insights into...

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The analysis of picture storybooks aimed at pre-school children in terms of child rights violations

November 2021 - Vol 16 Num. 11

Books introduce children to social life and provide them with the opportunity to expand their imaginary worlds. Pre-school children are influenced by books more than adults. Children can identify themselves with the heroes in the books and choose to act like them. Therefore, the features of the heroes in children’s...

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Advances on the application of non-coding RNA in crop improvement

November 2021 - Vol 20 Num. 11

Thanks to committed plant breeding researchers over the few decades, many problems associated with food supply and qualities have been improved. Food security is an exceptionally serious worldwide issue via world climate change, the increase in human population, and the use of plants for bioethanol production in current...

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Genetic diversity analysis of sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench] races in Ethiopia using simple sequence repeats (SSR) markers

November 2021 - Vol 20 Num. 11

Sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench], is believed to be originated in Ethiopia and Sudan. Although, many morphological and molecular diversity studies reveal the existence of genetic variations with sorghum populations, their distribution within basic races were not considered. Hence, the present study aimed to analyze...

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Statistical modeling of effective doses in hormetic dose-response relationships by reparameterization of a bilogistic model for inverted U-shaped curves

November 2021 - Vol 20 Num. 11

Hormesis is a biphasic dose (concentration)-response phenomenon characterized by low dose stimulatory and high dose inhibitory effects exerted by stressors on living organisms. Recently, there has been increased interest in the phenomenon and statistical models for its exploration in toxicological studies. The bilogistic...

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Variables that may affect the traditional signs of perinatal asphyxia

October-December 2021 - Vol 13 Num. 4

The objective of this study was to prove if certain variables related to labour affect the traditional signs of perinatal asphyxia (cardiotocography records, Apgar score and the umbilical artery pH). This is an observational, multicentric, longitudinal, analytical, cohort study in pregnant women at term admitted to the...

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Spectates from the frontline: Humanitarian assistance, aid coordination, and challenges in the Tigray Crisis

October-December 2021 - Vol 13 Num. 4

To ascertain the coordination platform of the humanitarian assistance and aid efforts undertaken seven months after the crisis occurred, this study was conducted in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia. Specific purposes of the study were to describe the coordination platform of the humanitarian assistance, assess the...

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Economic efficiency of cricket production reared under improvised cage system for improved food production

November, 2021 - Vol 17 Num. 11

In the recent past, cricket production has attracted a myriad of interests in the Global Food Sector. However, low production, limited input resources and rearing systems constrain the utilization of crickets. Scanty information exists on sundry input resources for upscaling of cricket production and how such inputs can...

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Contribution of mechanization in rice production in Niger: Case of River Niger Area

November, 2021 - Vol 17 Num. 11

The study was carried out in three villages in the Niger River region where thirty producing farmers per village were surveyed. These surveys concerned the field’s methods of acquisition, the tools used, the labor productivity and the cultivated area extent. The results obtained show that the most dominant mode of...

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Field performance of some potato varieties under different saline conditions of Bangladesh

November, 2021 - Vol 17 Num. 11

In the rabi season of 2019-2020, an experiment in three distributed replicas at three different locations: Satkhira (AEZ-11), Koyra (AEZ-13) and Bagerhat (AEZ-11) were conducted in the farmer’s field of Khulna division to select suitable soil salinity resistant varieties. Fourteen exotic potato varieties (Solanum...

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Soil fertility status for potato production in the central highlands of Malawi

November, 2021 - Vol 17 Num. 11

The potato is one of the most important food and cash crops in Malawi, but current yields are low and the fertilizer recommendations rely on outdated soil fertility information. To understand the influence of soil factors in limiting current potato production, the mineralogical and physicochemical soil characteristics of...

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