PERCEPTION AND BENEFITS OF HERBAL MEDICINE AMONG ADULTS RESIDENTS IN IBADAN METROPOLIS, OYO STATE NIGERIA

Abstract This study examines the perception and benefits of herbal medicine among adults in Ibadan Metropolis, Oyo State. Random sampling technique was used to select 200 respondents from five urban Local Governments areas out of the eleven Local Government areas in the study area. Data were collected through the administration of structured questionnaires. Both descriptive […]

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH HAZARDS ASSOCIATED WITH REHABILITATION OF SEWER RETICULATION PLANTS; A CASE OF DRAWCARD CONSTRUCTION COMPANY SITES IN REDCLIFF, ZIMBABWE

Abstract This research examined the occupational safety and health hazards associated with rehabilitating sewer reticulation plants at Drawcard Construction Company sites in Redcliff, Zimbabwe. The study used a descriptive research design which triangulated both quantitative and qualitative approaches. Questionnaires, interviews and field observations were used to gather primary data on occupational safety and health hazards […]

TRAINING NEEDS OF FISH FARMERS IN ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA: IMPLICATIONS FOR EFFICIENT MANAGEMENT PRACTICES

Abstract This study examined the training needs of fish farmers in Enugu State, Nigeria with a view to determining the implications on effective management practices. Purposeful and simple random sampling techniques were used to select 120 from three local government areas with the use of structured questionnaire and interview schedule Data collected were analyzed using […]

COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF STATUS OF URBAN AGRICULTURE IN EDO AND OYO STATES, NIGERIA

Abstract Growing population and increasing urbanisation is one of the biggest challenges of the next decade in terms of food production and consumption. The study assessed the status of urban agriculture in six cities by examining the farm characteristics and motivating factors associated with farmers’ involvement in urban agriculture. Multistage sampling technique was used to […]

ASSESSMENT OF WOMEN RESIDENTS HOUSING SATISFACTION IN MILLENNIUM AND DOLPHIN ESTATES, LAGOS STATE, NIGERIA

Abstract The study examined the housing satisfaction amongst women in Lagos State, the most populated urban centre in Nigeria where housing problem is prominent. Residents of two (2) housing estates (Millennium and Dolphin estates) constructed by the Lagos State Government between 1980s and 1990s but later sold out to private individuals were sampled using structured […]

USING THE PARETO PRINCIPLE TO CONTROL BUILDING COST IN NIGERIA

Abstract The reduction of slum dwellers through enhanced provision of adequate, safe and affordable housing is one of the critical targets of the sustainable development agenda of the United Nations. By implication, the construction cost of residential buildings needs to be reduced to make them more affordable. Reduction in the cost of cost-significant building elements […]

SOCIAL SUPPORT IN THE AFTERMATH OF FLOODING: A STUDY AMONG URBAN POOR DWELLERS IN ACCRA

Abstract Every community has varying perceptions on disaster and therefore develop different mitigation efforts to overcome it. Social support is considered to be an important factor influencing an individual’s reaction to stress. This study is purely a qualitative research that aims at assessing the availability of social support for urban poor dwellers in the aftermath […]

COMMUNITY PERCEPTION ON SOLID WASTE AND ITS MANAGEMENT PRACTICES IN BEDELE TOWN, OROMIA REGION, ETHIOPIA

Abstract The aim of this study was to assess community perception on solid waste management practice in Bedele Town, Oromia region, Ethiopia. Sampled households interview, field observation and key informants were used for data collection. Focus group discussion was also employed to cross check the data collected through interview. Food waste, plastic bags, plastic bottles, […]

LIVELIHOOD AND HAZARD VULNERABILITY OF COMMERCIAL MOTORCYCLE AND TRICYCLE RIDERS IN ORILE-IGANMU AREA, LAGOS STATE, NIGERIA

Abstract Since commercial motorcycle and tricycle have become a recognized means of transportation in Nigeria, it has generated research interest among scholars with different focuses and findings. This paper examines the activities of commercial motorcycle and tricycle riders as a means of livelihood and their vulnerability to hazards associated with their works. The study was […]