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A Cursory Look at Primary School Libraries and Utilization in Ado-Ekiti Local Government Area of Ekiti-State, Nigeria
FA Fabunmi, OO Awoyemi
African Research Review , 2010,
Abstract: The study is a survey of primary school libraries and usage in Ado- EkitiLocal Government Area of Ekiti State, Nigeria. Ten primary schools wereselected for the study. They represented three categories of primary schoolsin the State as follows: Government owned Public Schools State UniversalBasic Education Board (SUBEB) Model school and fee paying privateschools. The study identified some problems which include inadequatefunding and dearth of trained personnel. It concluded by giving suggestionsand recommendations towards the enhancement of library services forproper utilization.
The Evolving Roles of Landscaping in Campus Space Management: Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria in Focus  [PDF]
Olanibi Julius Adekunle, Joseph Omoniyi Basorun
Journal of Environmental Protection (JEP) , 2016, DOI: 10.4236/jep.2016.710119
Abstract: The aesthetic quality of most of the universities’ campus environment in Nigeria deserves attention considering the inadequate, misused and mismanagement of the campuses’ open spaces. This has exerted a major strain on the welfare and productivity of people (staff and students) in the universities. This study identifies the evolving positive roles of landscape in campus space management with a particular reference to the Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria. Random sampling method was adopted to collect data and information from the students, staff and heads of Planning and Horticulture Units of the institution. The results show that, challenges facing landscape planning in the university include inadequate finance, inadequate facilities, management problem and attitudinal problem of landscape users. The study recommends proper use and management of open space, landscape elements, outdoor rooms with various spatial qualities, and provision of enough funds to Planning and Horticulture units for landscape planning and environmental improvements.
Assessment of Environmental Problems and Methods of Waste Management in Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria
AO Awosusi
African Research Review , 2010,
Abstract: This study assessed the environmental problems and methods of waste management in Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria. Waste management is the collection, transportation, processing, recycling or disposal of waste materials, usually the one produced by human activities in an effort to reduce their effect on human health or on local aesthetics. Data for this study was collected from the random administration of two hundred (200) questionnaires on categories of respondents in the study area. The simple percentages and frequency table were used in analyzing the data. Results from this study showed that waste management personnel have contributed immensely to the management of waste in the area. However, they are confronted with some problems, which, if given the necessary encouragements, will be great help in the management of waste system in the area. This study will be of great help to environmentalists, planners, researches and policy makers.
Environmental Influences of Flooding on Urban Growth and Development of Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria  [cached]
J.A. OGUNDELE,Amen Osamede JEGEDE
Studies in Sociology of Science , 2011, DOI: 10.3968/j.sss.1923018420110202.053
Abstract: This study examined the environmental consequences of urban flood on the growth and development of Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria. Urban flood is any overland flow of water, over urban street, sufficient to cause significant damage to lives and property, traffic obstructions, nuisance and health hazards. Data for this study were collected from primary sources, through the administration of three hundred (300) questionnaires on respondents in the study area. Results from this study revealed that high intensity of rainfall, unturned road, dumping of refuse on drainage channels, poor construction of drainage channels and poor town planning practices are the main causes of urban flood problems in the study area. This study therefore recommends adequate drainage system, proper land use planning, construction of embankments, proper refuse disposal and environmental enlightenment programmes as a panacea to urban flood problems. Key words: Environment; Consequences; Urban-flood; Developments
Effects of Lime Stabilization on the pH Values of Lateritic Soils in Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria  [PDF]
S.O. Faluyi,O.O. Amu
Journal of Applied Sciences , 2005,
Abstract: In Nigeria, the use of stabilizing agents in road construction has been in practice for some thirty years. The city of Ado-Ekiti, the capital of Ekiti State, Nigeria is currently undergoing some road rehabilitation projects and therefore necessitated the investigation of a particular property of lime stabilized lateritic soil-the pH value. In this study, three selected burrow pit lateritic soil materials used for road rehabilitation in Ado-Ekiti and its environments were used and the effects of the lime stabilizer on the pH values were determined in the laboratory. The percentage of lime used on the samples varied from 0 to 10%. From the analysis carried out, it was found that the treatment of the samples with lime content changed the pH of the samples from acidic to alkaline and the value increased with increasing lime content for all the samples. For examples the pH value for sample A changed from 5.8 at 0% lime content to 11.30 at 10% lime content, sample B changed from natural pH value of 6.1 at 0% lime content to 11.4 at 10% and the same for sample C from 5.7 at 0% lime content to 11.4 at 10%. The changes were as a result of the changes in the chemical properties and the composition of the samples due to their chemical reactions with lime additive.
A Survey of Noise Pollution in Ado-Ekiti Metropolis Using Mobile Phone  [PDF]
Shadrach Tunde Akinkuade, Kolawole Peter Fasae
Natural Science (NS) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/ns.2015.710048
Abstract: Noise is considered as the most pervasive pollutant, it constitutes the most disturbing among the city pollutants and is a serious urban crisis in Ado Ekiti metropolis. Noise pollution was monitored at five different locations in Ado-Ekiti, the capital town of Ekiti State of Nigeria. The study was done using a Virtual Instrument; a Sound Pressure Level mobile application installed on a mobile phone. The equivalent noise level using A-weighting was taken every fifteen minutes in each location between 6:00 am and 9:00 pm and the LAeq,T of each location was calculated. Maximum LAeq,6h of 105.40 dB was obtained in marketplace between 6:00 am and 12:00 pm while the minimum value of LAeq,6h obtained for a residential area in the same period is 69.51 dBA. The residents are exposed to average noise levels of 75 - 98 dB (A) or more every day which is higher than the recommended value of 60 dBA by WHO. This is very dangerous to the health of the people in these areas, and the results obtained in this study are useful as reference and guideline for future regulations on noise limit to be implemented for urban areas in Nigeria.
An Investigation into Settling Pattern of Suspended Solid Matter in Fresh Water a Case Study of Ureje Rivers, Ado-Ekiti
Folorunso Olatunji Peter
Research Journal of Applied Sciences , 2012,
Abstract: In order to investigate the settling pattern of particles in suspension, series of experiment were conducted on surface water samples from Ureje river in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria. Flocculent particles were observed to be present in quiescent settling column from the concentration dept time. Mixing effect was significant, resulting in about 10% removal while the specific mixing times effect selected for evaluation under a constant dosage showed 80% removals. This shows that alum dosage selected for evaluation will cause 80% removal. However, when operating near the optimum of the mixing time or alum dosage, the influence of these parameters is less significant. The results also suggest the presence of a fraction of suspended matter in surface water which is not readily removable by gravity settling.
Asymptomatic Bacteriuria in Ante-Natal Patients Attending State Hopital, Ado-Ekiti , Ekiti State, Nigeria  [cached]
O.A.F. Ilusanya,T.O. Adesetan,H.O. Egberongbe,A.T. Otubushin
Current Research Journal of Biological Sciences , 2012,
Abstract: To evaluate the prevalence, predisposing factors and aetiological agents of asymptomatic bacteriuria in pregnant women attending antenatal clinic at State Hospital, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria. One hundred (100) pregnant women were screened. Clean catch midstream urine samples were collected, examined microscopically and cultured. Questionnaires were administered to determine the possible predisposing factors to asymptomatic bacteriuria. 52(52%) out of the 100 women screened were positive for asymptomatic bacteriuria. 6(11.5%) out of these had mixed bacterial growth while 46(88.5%) subjects had one type of bacteria. 36% had non-significant bacterial growth. 12(12%) yielded viable growth of Candida albicans. Staphylococcus aureus was the predominant bacteria followed by Escherichia coli. Pregnant women in their third trimester had the highest prevalence of asymptomatic bacteriuria (60.3%). The age group 30-40 years had the highest prevalence (62.5%).Women with parity range of 1-2 has the highest prevalence rate of 80% while the least 27.3% was found in parity range of 0 (no previous pregnancy) Full time housewives had highest prevalence while Christian pregnant women had higher prevalent rate (66.7%) than their Muslim counterparts (58.1%) Routine screening of the urine of pregnant women for asymptomatic bacteriuria and personal hygiene was emphasized so as to reduce maternal and foetal complications associated with pregnancy.
Urban Traffic Congestion and Its Attendant Health Effects on Road Users in Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria
AO Awosusi, IO Akindutire
African Research Review , 2010,
Abstract: This study focused on urban traffic congestion on road users in Ado-Ekiti,Nigeria. It looked critically at the problems, causes and possible remedialmeasures to urban traffic congestion within the study area. Data for thisstudy were collected from primary sources, through the administration ofquestionnaires and personal observation. Two sets of questionnaires weredesigned for this research. One set for members of the National Union ofRoad Transport Workers (NURTW) within the study area, (100). Another setof questionnaires were randomly administered on other categories of roadusers (pedestrians, motor cyclist and passengers) within the study area,(100). Results from this study showed that physical break down, mental effect and psychological effects were the major effects of road trafficcongestion on human health in the area. This study therefore recommended that, other alternative transportation system, proper city planning and the construction of interchange and overhead bridges were the panacea to urban traffic congestion in the area.
Antibiotic resistant pattern of environmental isolates of Listeria monocytogenes from Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria
OM David, AT Odeyemi
African Journal of Biotechnology , 2007,
Abstract: Incidence of Listeria monocytogenes in cow manure, agricultural soil, and common vegetables sold in major markets in Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria was determined. Antibiotic resistant pattern of the isolates was examined by paper disk assay. A total of 196 environmental samples were cultured on a selective medium out of which 153 (78.1%) were positive for L. monocytogenes. Erythromycin was the most effective antibiotic against the isolates with the least resistance (28.1%) while chloramphenicol proved to be least effective with resistant of 52.29%. The multiple-antibiotic resistant pattern of the isolates showed augumentin/amoxicillin (33.3%), lugumentin/erythromycin (24.18%), and cotrimoxazole/ chloramphenicol/amoxicillin (28.8%) to be most prominent. The least value was observed in cloxacilin/cotrimoxazole/gentamycin with 15.34%. The modal values of the Minimum Inhibitory Concentrations (MICs) of the antibiotics to the isolates range between 4.0 and >16.0 ìg/ml. cotrimoxazole and gentamicin recorded the highest MIC compared with other antibiotics.
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