EFFECTS OF PZ CHEMICAL WASTE ON WATER QUALITY AND HOUSEHOLD HEALTH CHALLENGES IN ODOGUNYAN COMMUNITY, IKORODU, LAGOS STATE NIGERIA

Abstract Industrial waste constituted a serious threat to the wellbeing of urban dwellers. While researches have focused more on solid waste of various forms that of chemical effluent waste has not been adequately researched in the literature. This study therefore, examined the effects of PZ chemical waste on water quality and household health challenges in […]

SEASONAL CHARACTERIZATION OF GROUNDWATER QUALITY IN MINNA METROPOLIS USING WATER QUALITY INDEX

Abstract This study is aimed at assessing and characterization of groundwater seasonally in Minna metropolis using water quality index (WQI) with the aid of weighted arithmetic index method. 90 groundwater samples from four sub-areas within Minna metropolis were collected and subjected to comprehensive physicochemical analyses during dry and wet seasons. Parameters considered included pH, total […]

DETERMINANTS OF EXPANSION OF SQUATTER SETTLEMENTS: THE CASE OF HOSANNA TOWN, HADIYA ZONE, SOUTHERN ETHIOPIA

Abstract This study was conducted in 2016 to understand the determinants of expansion of squatter settlements in Gofer Meda subcity of Hossana Town, South Ethiopia. For this study a descriptive cross-sectional survey design with a mixed approach was employed. A sample of 369 households from 2400 households was taken proportionally using stratified random sampling technique. […]

RAISING THE INCOME OF SMALLHOLDER FARMERS IN KWARA STATE, NIGERIA: A CASE STUDY OF CASSAVA-BASED CROP FARMERS

Abstract Smallholder farmers suffer from a dearth of valuable information to guide them in taking farm decisions that would raise their income and improve their standard of living. This study derived optimum farm plans that would raise the income of smallholder cassava-based crop farmers in Kwara State, Nigeria. Data were elicited from 164 farmers in […]