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- ItemADOPTION OF IMPROVED SORGHUM VARIETIES IN THE NORTH -WEST ZONE OF NIGERIA(1998-09-25) Atala, T.K.; Macaver, O.J.; Aba, D.A.
- ItemAfrica Biofortified Sorghum for Nutrition(2014-07-21) WAMBUGU, Florence; OBUKOSIA, Silas; GAFFNEY, James; KAMANGA, Daniel; ABA, DanielThe goal of African Biofortificd Sorghum (ABS) Project is to develop and deploy sorghum with enhanced pro-vitamin A to farmers and end-users in Africa to alleviate vitamin A related micronutrient deficiencies diseases. Sorghum with enhanced pro-vitamin A will first be deployed in the three initial target countries of Nigeria in (English-speuking West Africa), Burkina Faso (French-speaking West Africa) and Kenya in (English-spcaking Mast Africa). To achieve this goal the project technology development team led by DuPonl Pioneer has developed several promising high pro-vitamin A sorghum events. ABS 203 events is so far the most advanced and well characterized lead event with about 10 u,g p-carotene/g tissue which would supply about 40-50% of the daily recommended vitamin A. Through gene expression optimization other events with higher amounts of pro-vitamin A including ABS 214. ABS 235, ABS 239 with 25pg, 30-40 pg, 40-50 u.g of B-carotene per g tissue, respectively, have been developed. Preliminary results of introgression of ABS pro-vitamin A traits into local sorghum varieties in Nigeria and Kenya shows stable introgression of ABS vitamin A into local farmerpreferred sorghums varieties. Ex ante economic analysis shows that ABS has a benefit-cost ratio that is at least 10 and cost per Disability Adjusted Life-Years (DALY) saved of less than US$100, 20 times more cost effective than World Health Organization (WHO) and World Bank average. ABS gene Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and freedom to Operate (IT'O) have been Corresponding author: Dr. Florence Wambugu, phone (2547333633260, fax +254204441 121, email firstname.lastname@example.org, Abbreviations: ABS- Africa Biofortificd Sorghum, VAD- vitamin A deficiency, CiMO-gcnetically modified foods Cambridge University Press
- ItemAPPLICATION OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FOR INCREASED AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION FOR ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT AND SELF-SUFFICIENCY IN KADUNA STATE(2005) ABA, D.A.The focus of this paper is to examine how science and technology can be employed in order to increase agricultural productivity in Kaduna State. An attempt was made to identify the factors militating against farmers achieving optimum output in their farming enterprises and how to overcome these factors. It also look at the utilization of the increase agricultural produce by industrial processors within and outside the State for economic empowerment and self sufficiency.
- ItemAPPLICATION OF TECHNOLOGIES TO EDUCATION, TRAINING AND RESEARCH IN LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE SCHOOLS IN NIGERIA(2015-05-30) MOHAMMED, ZakariThe paper was based on the research conducted on the application of technologies to teaching, learning, and research in the Library and Information Science (LIS) schools in Nigeria. The survey research method was employed. The population of the study was the LIS schools in the country while the respondents were the lecturers, the students (including those who are still working and studying) and the graduates of the programmes irrespective of their places of work and residence. The instrument used for data collection was a web-based self-designed questionnaire patterned along the research questions using the Google Doc. form (Drive.google.com). The online questionnaire was hosted on the Nigerian Library Association (NLA) Online Forum, where every NLA member has the right and privilege to access and utilise the services anytime. Six (6) weeks were given to ensure that all intended respondents participated fully and responded to the questions raised in the questionnaire. It has been discovered that about 20 types of technologies are available and are being used for teaching, learning and research in the LIS Schools in the country. However, while it has also been discovered that even though the stakeholders in the teaching, learning and research endeavours in the LIS schools in Nigeria are aware of the relevance, usefulness and the impacts of technologies on the scheme of education and training generally, this has not been adequately translated and refected on the availability and effective utilisation of the technologies in the LIS schools in the country. The paper concluded that despite the obvious infringing factors inhibiting the adequate availability and effective utilisation of technologies for teaching, learning and research in the LIS schools in Nigeria, concerted efforts have to be made by the primary and secondary stakeholders to change the course of the ship to the right direction through encouraging the relevant authorities' direct interventions; employment of diplomatic and managerial tactical strategies; appeals for assistance from within and outside the country; deliberate provision of training and retraining of the stakeholders in the provision and management of technologies especially through special training schemes; deliberate employment of technologies experts and technicians to domesticate them especially through ondemand education and training for them to fit into the LIS ideals and expectations in education and training; and re-engineering of the internal management structures, mechanisms and strategies in the LIS schools in Nigeria.
- ItemAPPROACH AND STRATEGIES FOR WRITING QUALITY ACADEMIC PAPERS(2006-04-11) MOHAMMED, ZakariThe paper discusses the essence of writing academic paper, qualities of good academic paper and type. It highlights the strategic steps for and approaches to writing quality academic paper. It concludes that for all intent and purposes the writer should have a focus, be ready to accept constructive reviews and criticisms, and above all be determined.
- ItemAN ASSESSMENT OF THE EFFECT OF PROCESSING ON THE PROXIMATE CONSTITUENTS OF BLOOD MEAL SOURCED FROM CATTLE AND GOAT IN ZARIA, NIGERIA(2012) Omoniyi, Kehinde Israel; Ekwumemgbo, Patricia Adamma; Emmanuel, Yerima
- ItemBUDGETING FOR EFFECTIVE SCHOOL LIBRARY SERVICES(2004-10) Ibrahim, UmarThe paper observes that the rapid development of Nigerian School Library, as a result of government realization of its importance and impact on the attainment of educational and National development could be attributed to the persistent effort of proponents of School Library. However, among all the aspects of School Library extensively discussed, budget seems to be the leastThe paper therefore highlights the different sources of funds for School Library and discusses budget and budgeting techniques for effective School Library system and services. It concludes that fund or no funds; budget and budgeting should be an integral part of the School Librarian role and job.
- ItemCHALLENGES OF PUBLISHING IN NORTHERN NIGERIA(2017-07-05) MOHAMMED, Zakari
- ItemCLIMATE CHANGE, SAFETY HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT(2014) IBRAHIM, YAHYA SALEH
- ItemCLOUD COMPUTING PROSPECTS AND CHALLENGES FOR NIGERIAN ACADEMIC LIBRARIES(2013-06) Gbaje, Ezra Shiloba; DAUDU, H.MThere is a rapid growth in the development and use of Information Technology in Nigeria resulting to digital savvy library patrons, who expect that library resources and services to be automated so that they can enjoy the library services remotely. With poor Information Technology infrastructure, servers, storage application, inadequate IT skilled librarians and cost, library automation has been a challenge for many academic libraries. Cloud computing offers the opportunities to provide library patrons with library and information services hereto would have been impossible This paper examine the prospect of cloud computing particularly Software as a Service (SaaS) a nomenclature of cloud computing and challenges in its adoption for the management of Library resources. The paper concludes that adoption of cloud computing for library • automation is will no doubt make library automation cheaper and more affordable to many academic libraries, hence the recommendation for its adoption.
- ItemCompendium of Ahmadu Bello University 2014 Inuagral Lectures(Ahmadu Bello University Press Limited, 2015-03) DEWU, Mohammed B.B
- ItemCompendium of Ahmadu Bello University Inuagural Lectures(Ahmadu Bello University Press Limited, 2015) Dewu, Muhammed B.B
- ItemTHE CONTRIBUTION OF KADUNA STATE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY IN STAFF DEVELOPMENT(2015-05-07) Ibrahim, Umar
- ItemCorrelation of body mass index (BMI) and flexibility among selected badminton players in northern Nigeria(2011-12) ABDULLAHI, Yahaya
- ItemCOURSE CREDIT SYSTEM (CCS), UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS AND DEGREE CLASSIFICATION(1998-03-20) Ibrahim, Umar
- ItemCREATING AWARENESS IN INFORMATION SOURCES & SERVICES AMONG USERS OE HEALTH INFORMATION SYSTEMS IN NIGERIA(2004-12-03) Ibrahim, UmarThe paper discusses four broad types of health information sources. Highlighting the problems of availability of health information resources in Nigerian medical/health institutions and libraries and information centers, the paper provides different kinds of information service that can be provided to health workers. The paper concludes by calling for adequate funding of medical/health libraries in the country. Also a call is made on the need to reposition the Health Management Information Systems established in the country.
- ItemCurrent Status of Sorghum Smuts in NigeriaMARLEY, Paul S.; ABA, Daniel A.Survey of farmers' fields in major sorghum growing areas within the four climatic zones of the Nigerian savanna established changing patterns in the incidence, severity and distribution of sorghum smuts. Covered smut (Sponsorium sorghi) although widely distributed, was found to be highly predominant in the Sudan (24.8%) and northern Guinea (29.5%) savanna. Loose smuts (Sphacehiheco cruenta) and long smuts (Tolxposporium ehrenbergii) were most prevalent in the Sahel savanna (21.8% and 15.5%, respectively). Head smut (Sporisorhtm reliamtm) was absent in the Sahel and Sudan, low in northern Guinea savanna zones, but was most predominant in the southern Guinea savanna. These smuts are economically important and continue to be a major biotic constraint in the effort to sustain high sorghum production levels. [Article copies available for a fee from The Hawonh Document Delivery- Service: 1-800-342-9678. E-mail address: Webshe: http:iwww.hawortbpressiiic.com
- ItemDEPARTMENT OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE, AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY,ZARIA: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE(2003-11-06) Ibrahim, Umar
- ItemDEVELOPING SEARCH STRATEGIES FOR EFFECTIVE RESEARCH OUTPUT AMONG STAFF AND STUDENTS OF KADUNA STATE UNIVERSITY, KADUNA: A LIBRARIAN’S CONTRIBUTION(2011-03-24) Ibrahim, UmarThe paper discusses the role and importance of research to national development. However, the paper laments the poor research output of Nigerian Universities despite the attention accorded research at various level of the university education. Conducting research work still remains a very difficult task. Discussing the research process, the paper explains various search strategies researchers could adopt to facilitate faster research output
- ItemDIGITAL LIBRARY: OPPURTUNITIES AND ISSUES(2021) SULEIMAN, Hussaini,; SAMBO, Suleiman,; KOKAMI, Mohammed ShehuInformation Communication Technology has changed the way Libraries operate today. This has led most of the libraries to move from the old way of providing services to users to the modern method due to Information Communication Technology which gave birth to digital services. The aim of this article was to explore digital library for the effective dissemination of information through digital services. The need to reconfigure the library for an effective digital library was also explored. It highlights the concept of a digital library by studying the basic requirements and equipment needed to restore the library for effective digital services. The article examines some of the opportunities and issues associated with creating a digital library, such as: Better accessibility, faster information retrieval, copyright / license, and power outages, to name a few. It concludes that library, which relies heavily on print resources, should rethink and incorporate digital services to effectively serve its remote users and also figure out how to maintain digital services so that library services are effective. Some recommendations were made which included that digital libraries should try to persuade and obtain a copyright license from publishers / authors. This would help them provide a better service to their users. Digital library should continue to improve users' digital services by ensuring that users can access resources anytime, anywhere, and any day, It will help them change their way of thinking to take advantage of the latest digital technologies / services.