RESIDENTS’ PERCEPTION ON THE IMPACT OF GATEKEEPERS ON ACCESS TO HOUSING RESOURCES AND HOME OWNERSHIP IN LAGOS STATE, NIGERIA

Abstract In a capitalist housing market, provision and allocation of housing resources and units are in the hands of the gatekeepers, whose activities limit access to housing resources and units. This study examined residents’ perception on how the activities of gatekeepers constrain access to housing resources and units in the peri-urban interface of metropolitan Lagos, […]

AIR POLLUTION TOLERANCE INDICES (APTI) OF SOME SELECTED PLANTS GROWING CLOSE TO IRON AND STEEL INDUSTRY IN ILE- IFE, OSUN STATE NIGERIA

Abstract The air pollution tolerance indices (APTI) of five plants species randomly sampled from the vicinity of Iron and Steel factory in Ile-Ife Osun State, Nigeria were analyzed. A composite sample of five leaves for each of the plant was used for laboratory analysis. Four physiological and biochemical parameters: leaf relative water content (RWC), ascorbic […]

GROWTH AND YIELD RESPONSES OF OKRA (Abelmoschus esculentus) IN A PETROLEUM HYDROCARBON-POLLUTED SOIL AFTER SUBSTRATE AMENDMENT

Abstract The present study investigated the effects of hydrocarbon pollution on the growth and yield performances of okra after substrate amendment. Uniform weights (10 kg) of top soil were measured into buckets and thoroughly mixed with waste engine oil (WEO) to obtain uniform concentrations of 5 % w/w. Oil-polluted soils were amended with 100 g […]