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Poor academic performance among adolescents with epilepsy in Kaduna, Northern Nigeria: A case-control study
FT Nuhu, AJ Yusuf, TL Sheikh, EE Eseigbe
South African Journal of Child Health , 2012,
Abstract: Background. Adolescents with epilepsy experience significant academic difficulties. However, little is known about the effects of epilepsy on the academic performance of adolescents with the disorder in Northern Nigeria. Objective. To assess the academic performance of adolescents with epilepsy and factors associated with poor performance in this population in a Northern Nigerian setting. Methods. The socio-demographic/clinical characteristics of 77 consecutive adolescents (aged 12 - 17 years) with epilepsy attending the Child and Adolescent Clinic of Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Kaduna, North-West, between March 2008 and September 2010 and the socio-demographic characteristics of 76 controls (matched for age and sex) were recorded. Information concerning school attendance and academic performance of the subjects and the controls were obtained from the adolescents and their parents or caregivers. Results. The mean ages of the subjects and the controls were 15.1 (standard deviation (SD) 2.1) and 14.7 (SD 1.7) years, respectively (p>0.05), the mean duration of illness was 6.1 (SD 4.6) years, the mean seizure-free period was 16.8 (SD 15.6) weeks, and 64.9% of the subjects and 57.9% of the controls were males. Forty-six subjects (59.7%) and 12 controls (15.8%) had poor academic performance (p<0.001). Long duration of illness, short seizure-free periods and irregular school attendance were significantly associated with poor academic performance (p<0.05). Conclusions. Poor academic performance is common among adolescents with epilepsy and is associated with early onset, poor seizure control and missing school. Efforts should be made to control seizures and educate society about the illness.
Computerized tomography of children with seizure disorders
RD Wammanda, JO Anyiam, AU Hamidu, ND Chom, EE Eseigbe
Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice , 2009,
Triplet gestation: Clinical outcome of 14 cases
Adesiyun A,Eseigbe E
Annals of African Medicine , 2007,
Abstract: Background / Objective : To determine maternal complications and fetal outcome of triplet gestations. Method : Retrospective study of pregnant women with triplet gestation managed in 10 years. Results : Fourteen women were managed with triplet gestation, of these, (71.4%) were booked for antenatal care and four (28.6%) were unbooked. The mean age of the women was 31.3 years. The age range was between twenty seven years and thirty nine years. The mean gestational age at diagnosis for the booked women was 18.6 weeks. Of the fourteen patients, ten (71.4%) had spontaneous conception, three (21.4%) followed ovulation induction and one (7.2%) resulted from invitro fertilization and embryo transfer. Two (14.3%) patients had cervical cerclage based on their past obstetric history and assessment of the cervix. Six (42.9%) patients were hospitalized and treated for preeclampsia 3 patients, spontaneous abortion 1 patient and cervical incompetence 2 patients. Eleven (78.6%) patients had preterm birth. The mean gestational age at delivery was 33.4 weeks. Of the thirteen deliveries, nine (69.2%) had caesarean section and four (30.8%) delivered per vaginam. A total of thirty nine babies were delivered, thirty four (87.2%) babies survived and five (12.8%) died. Perinatal mortality was 11.9% and the "take home" baby rate was 81%. Conclusion : Antenatal care with initiation of specialized prenatal care and planned delivery in triplet gestation improves fetal outcome.
Money Lending Law and Regulation of Consumer Credit in Nigeria
EE Eja, EE Bassey
Nnamdi Azikiwe University Journal of International Law and Jurisprudence , 2011,
Abstract: Money lending is an indispensible consumer credit device in Nigeria as it is elsewhere. At the outset of the practice it was rift with abuses on the part of the lenders as desperate borrowers had no choice but to accept oppressive terms. The Moneylenders Ordinance 1927 was enacted at the federal level to check these abuses. Subsequently, the various States of Nigeria enacted their own Moneylenders Laws, all of which are a virtual reproduction of the Moneylenders Ordinance. This article examines the adequacy or otherwise of the Moneylenders Laws of Nigeria as consumer credit laws, and opines that not only do the laws sufficiently protect the consumers (borrowers), but that they also unduly fetter the lenders, which development is bad for modern business efficacy. This article concludes with recommendations for review of the Moneylenders Laws.
Advances in Medicinal Plant Research
EE Hafez
African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development , 2011,
Nonstandard Employment Relations and Implications for Decent Work Deficits in Nigeria
EE Okafor
African Research Review , 2012,
Abstract: Nonstandard employment relations have become very common in most work Organisations in Nigeria. However, the implications of this form of employment relations as regards the International Labour Organisation's (ILO) decent work agenda are rarely investigated by the industrial and work sociologists. Conceptualizing nonstandard work within the context of casual, contract and outsourced work, the paper contends that this form of employment relations has been exacerbated by the growing incidence of youth unemployment in Nigeria. Using neoliberalism as a theoretical framework, the paper further contended that most work organisations in Nigeria are using this mode of employment to reduce labour cost so as to increase profit in line with the rule of free market economy at the expense of the improvised workers in violation of extant labour law. The paper argues that with this mode of employment relations, there are serious infractions and deficits of decent work in Nigeria.
Heavy metals concentrations in the offal, gill, muscle and liver of a freshwater mudfish (Parachanna obscura) from Ogba River, Benin city, Nigeria
EE Obasohan
African Journal of Biotechnology , 2007,
Abstract: This study assessed and monitored the concentrations of Cu, Mn, Zn, Cd, Cr, Ni and Pb in the gills, offal, muscle and liver of a commercially important mudfish (Parachanna obscura) from Ogba River, Benin City, Nigeria between January and December, 2005. The same metals were also determined in the water of the river. The results revealed that the concentrations of all the metals in the tissues (offal, gills, muscle and liver) were higher than the concentrations of the metals in water and indicated bioaccumulation. The concentrations of all the metals in water were below WHO and FEPA recommended limits and suggested that the water of Ogba River was suitable for drinking, but the concentrations of Cu, Mn, Cr, Ni and Pb in all fish tissues exceeded these limits and indicated that the fishes of Ogba River, as far as these metals were concerned, were unfit for human consumption. Consequently, close monitoring of metals pollution and the consumption of the fishes of Ogba River is recommended with a view to minimizing the risks to health of the population that depend on the river for their water and fish supply.
Globalisation and Labour Utilisation in Nigeria: Evidence from the Construction Industry
EE Anugwom
Africa Development , 2007,
Abstract: This study examines the influence of globalisation on labour utilisation in Nigeria using the construction industry as a case study. It reveals that the era of globalisation has given rise to profound changes in the way labour is utilised, specifically in terms of employment patterns as well as the related issues of earnings, job security, unionisation etc. In effect, the way the worker is used by the firms in the industry is determined solely by the dictates of capitalism, i.e. the profit motive. The conclusion is that the consequences of globalisation have been unfavourable to the workers in the so-called ‘semi-skilled’ category. Thus, neo-liberal globalisation, contrary to the often-benevolent impacts attributed to it, has worsened rather than improved the situation of workers in the construction industry in Nigeria. This then calls attention to the need for inter alia a more focused regulation of the activities of Multinational Corporations (MNCs) and the enforcement of minimum ILO standards in member countries, especially in the developing world where the need to attract the all important foreign investment may override any other consideration.
The use of heavy metals load as an indicator of the suitability of the water and fish of Ibiekuma Stream for domestic and consumption purposes
EE Obasohan
African Journal of Biotechnology , 2008,
Abstract: The levels of Cd, Cr, Cu, Pb and Zn in the water and fish from Ibiekuma Stream, Ekpoma, Nigeria were determined at two locations (Upstream and Downstream) in order to ascertain their suitability for consumption and other domestic uses. Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry was used to measure the metal levels. Seasonal (dry and wet seasons) levels were also determined. The results showed Zn mean levels were highest with 1.12 ± 0.51 mg/l in water and 45.5 ± 7.46 mg/kg in fish. Minimum levels were 0.005 ± 0.002 mg/l (Cd and Pb) in water and 0.70 ± 0.22 mg/kg (Cd) in fish. Pb was not detected in fish. Spatially, upstream location levels were generally higher than downstream levels for all the metals in both water and fish. Dry season levels were also generally higher for all samples and at both locations. The consumption of the fishes of the stream requires stringent precautionary measures because of the high levels of Cr and Cu which exceeded limits in food fish and could therefore pose some health risks. It was also observed that all metal levels in water were within drinking water limits and global background levels for surface fresh water. The implication of these findings is that the water of the stream could be used for drinking and other domestic purposes.
Assessing Interventions Available to Internally Displaced Persons in Abia State, Nigeria
EE Enwereji
Libyan Journal of Medicine , 2009,
Abstract: Internally displaced persons are faced with several problems, such as sexual violence, and deserve appropriate intervention, especially in view of the increasing prevalence of HIV/AIDS and other infections in Nigeria. This study attempts to assess interventions offered by governmental authorities and organizations to internally displaced persons and to identify gaps in services as well as to identify what needs to be strengthened. Method: The author reviewed relevant published and unpublished documents and collected data by interviews with semi-structured questions. Twenty-five organizations and government and police departments and 55 internally displaced persons were interviewed. Results: None of the organizations, including governmental institutions, provided social services or assistance in prevention of HIV/AIDS to internally displaced persons. The main services provided by 17 (68%) organizations to 43 (78.2%) of internally displaced persons were provision of food, clothing and money, but these were provided on an ad hoc basis. Only 3 organizations (12%) included spiritual counseling and resolution of communal conflicts in their services. Conclusion: The fact that most organizations, including the government, do not have services for internally displaced persons indicates lack of support for internally displaced persons. The government should be urged to include these people in most prevention services, including HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment. This should help reduce the national prevalence of HIV/AIDS.
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