RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN RAINFALL AND ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS IN LOKOJA, KOGI STATE, NIGERIA

Abstract This study assessed the relationship between rainfall and traffic accidents in Lokoja, Nigeria from 2011 – 2020. Rainfall data was obtained from Nigerian Meteorological Agency, while data on traffic accidents and casualties were obtained from the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), both for a period of ten years (2011-2020). Data obtained were summarised using […]

DIVERSITY AND DISTRIBUTION OF VASCULAR PLANTS IN CHARANCHI LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, KATSINA STATE, NIGERIA AND THEIR MEDICINAL IMPORTANCE

Abstract This study was conducted in Charanchi local Government area (LGA), Katsina State, to evaluate the floristic composition and diversity of vascular plants in the study area and to document their ethnomedicinal uses. Five sites were randomly selected and five quadrants were established in each site. Plant species in each of the site were identified […]

URBAN GROWTH DYNAMICS AND WETLAND CHANGES IN YENEGOA PLANNING AREA, BAYELSA STATE, NIGERIA 1996-2021

Abstract Un-coordinated urban development, poses many challenges one of which is the encroachment of development into wetland ecosystem. The study examined urban growth dynamics and wetland loss in Yenegoa, Bayelsa state. The research approach was quantitative employing the longitudinal survey design. Both primary and secondary source of data were used.  Time series Landsat Imageries of […]

ECOLOGICAL IMPACT OF GAS FLARING FROM THE KADUNA REFINERY AND PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRY (KRPC) ON FLORISTIC DIVERSITY IN KADUNA NORTHERN GUINEA SAVANNA ECO-REGION OF NIGERIA

Abstract Ecological   impact of gas flaring from Kaduna refinery and petrochemical industry on floristic composition in Kaduna Northern Guinea Savanna Eco-region of Nigeria where data on upshot of gas flaring on floristic diversity are limited was studied. A total of six (6) plots of 50m x 50m replicated three (3) times were laid in each […]

PLANT SPECIES BIODIVERSITY, COMPOSITION AND REGENERATION POTENTIAL IN KURBA FOREST RESERVE, BAUCHI STATE, NIGERIA

Abstract The study area is endowed with few tree species which the diversity, classification based on utility and regeneration potential have not been documented. This study aimed at generating data on the species composition and diversity; determine the regeneration status of plant community of the Kurba Forest Reserve. A kilometer line transect was laid with […]

IMPACT OF FLOODING ON THE LIVES OF INHABITANTS OF AJEGUNLE, IKORODU COMMUNITY IN LAGOS STATE, NIGERIA

Abstract The study assessed the influence of flooding on the lives of inhabitants of Ajegunle, Ikorodu Community in Lagos State, Nigeria. Data were obtained through the administration of 200 questionnaire copies to five (5) randomly selected residential areas in Ajegunle, Ikorodu Community. Data obtained were analyzed using tables, simple frequency and Pearson’s correlation. Results identified […]

ASSESSMENT OF VALUE-ADDED SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL PERCEPTIONS IN GHANA: A CASE STUDY OF KWAMO COMMUNITY, KUMASI

Abstract Assessment of perception on solid waste disposal is fundamental to any proper planning of solid waste management in an area.  This study assessed the value-added solid waste disposal perception in Kwamo community, Ejisu Municipality in Ghana. Two hundred and sixty (260) households were stratified into high, middle and low-class residential areas based on the […]

HEAVY METALS CONCENTRATION AND ENZYMATIC BIOMARKER OF TWO COMMERCIALLY IMPORTANT CICHLID SPECIES (Sarotherodon melanotheron AND Tilapia guineensis) FROM THE MAHIN LAGOON, SOUTH WESTERN, NIGERIA

Abstract Increasing number and amount of industrial, agricultural and commercial chemicals discharged into the aquatic environment have led to various deleterious effects on the aquatic organisms. Aquatic pollution is a major contributor to oxidative stress in fish resulting from the redox cycling of pollution. This study aimed to evaluate heavy metal concentrations and enzymatic biomarker […]

ADAPTATION OF FIELD-BASED ECOLOGICAL HEALTH ASSESSMENT PROTOCOL FOR CENTRAL AND SOUTH EASTERN HIGHLAND RIVERS IN ETHIOPIA

Abstract Rapid bioassessment protocols have been developed as inexpensive monitoring tools to assess the health of streams, rivers and lakes. The present study was conducted to adapt macroinvertebrate-based field protocol for assessing the ecological health of streams and rivers in the central and south-eastern highlands of Ethiopia. Abiotic and biotic data were collected from 154 […]

METALS DISTRIBUTION IN THE WATER BODIES AROUND QUARRY SITES IN OGUN STATE, NIGERIA

Abstract Quarrying of rock for construction purposes is a significant industry in Nigeria thus contributing to Gross Domestic Product (GDP). This study examined the heavy and trace metal distribution in the water bodies around quarry sites in Ogun State. Geographic Information System approach was used to map eight selected sites namely Isara, Idode, Iwaye, Ogbere, […]