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Nutritional, Microbiological and Sensory Characteristics of Malted Soy-Kunu Zaki: An Improved Traditional Beverage  [PDF]
Aminat O. Adelekan, Adediran E. Alamu, Ngozi U. Arisa, Yetunde O. Adebayo, Abidemi S. Dosa
Advances in Microbiology (AiM) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/aim.2013.34053

The nutritional, microbiological and sensory characteristics of improved kunu-zaki produced from malted cereals enriched with malted soymilk at different substitution levels (0% - 30%) were investigated. Enrichment with soymilk and malting increased the protein, amino acid, ash and moisture content of the improved kunu-zaki. Malting resulted in a decrease in carbohydrate and fat content. The protein content of the malted samples ranged between 2.79% and 3.82% while that of unmalted was 2.36%. There was decrease in the concentration of phytic acid and trypsin inhibitor after malting but the concentration increased as soymilk was added. Microbiological analyses showed that microbial load of samples increased with the addition of soymilk. There was a significant difference (p < 0.05) in the sensory attributes, acceptability decrease with increase in soymilk addition because of the beany flavor.

Students’ Entry Qualification and Academic Performance in Basic Schools of Nursing in Enugu State between 1995 and 1999  [PDF]
Ngozi P. Ogbonnaya, Perpetua O. U. Okpuruka, Peace N. Iheanacho, Afam Ndu
Creative Education (CE) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/ce.2014.510084
Abstract: This study was a descriptive study of the correlation type, carried out to find out the relationship between entry qualification and academic performance in two basic schools of nursing in Enugu State, South-East, Nigeria, between 1995 and 1999. The study retrospectively examined the scores of a sample of 390 nursing students. Data were O’ level GCE/SSCE Grades, representing the entry qualification; and the final pre-qualifying examination result scores, representing the final academic performance collected from student records and analyzed based on the formulated hypotheses. Pearson’s product-moment Coefficient of Correlation and t-test were used to compare performances. A positive correlation which was statistically significant was found between entry qualifications and final performance. One of the schools performed better than the other, while science- based students performed better than non-science-based students. It was recommended that relevant regulatory bodies should ensure that prospective student nurses get credit passes in all the basic sciences as part of the requirements for admission.

U C. E. Nnabueze,Ngozi Rita Ani
Academic Research International , 2012,
Abstract: This paper investigated the influence of occupation on women’s attitude towards oral health among women attending the primary health care (PHC) centres in Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State. The findings of the study revealed that the respondents agreed that occupation influences the attitude of women towards oral health, also it was identified that the influence was negative. Based on the findings it was observed that it has a serious health implication on maternal and child health. Recommendations were made that women should be enlightened more on the influence of occupation on their oral health.Further more, that women should be sensitized on the need to prevent oral health problems.
Initiatives Required by Stakeholders in Provision of School Plant in Primary Schools in Enugu Education Zone  [PDF]
Philomena Ngozi Agbo
Creative Education (CE) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/ce.2015.616182
Abstract: The study sought to identify initiatives required from stakeholder in the provision of school plant in primary schools in Enugu Education zone. Three research questions were developed and answered. Survey research design was adopted by the study. The population for the study was 5488 while the sample was 645 selected using proportionate random sampling technique. A 24 item structured questionnaire developed from literature reviewed was used to collect data for the study. Three experts validated the instrument. The internal consistency of the items was determined using Cronbach Alpha method and a coefficient of 0.82 was obtained. The researcher administered the instrument with the help of 3 assistants. The data collected were analyzed using mean to answer the research question while the hypothesis was tested using t-test statistics. The study found out that there were 24 initiatives (8 initiatives each by PTA members, community leaders and government respectively) required from stakeholders for provision of school plant in primary schools in Enugu Education Zone. It was therefore recommended that the identified initiatives should be implemented by the stakeholders to provide school plant in primary schools in Enugu Education zone.
First Ladies in Nigeria: The Rise of Amazon Crusaders for Better Life of the Vulnerable  [PDF]
Ngozi N. Iheanacho
Advances in Applied Sociology (AASoci) , 2016, DOI: 10.4236/aasoci.2016.63011
Abstract: This paper is a study of the status and operations of Nigerian First Ladies. The rise and boom dates back to 1987, during the tenure of Maryam Babangida—wife of the then president. Subsequent national First Ladies cued into the structure and legacy of the office and extended the phenomenon to state First Ladies. Like Amazons, they have continued to rise in fame, with exotic paraphernalia of office and pet-projects, making Nigeria a bee-hive of First Ladies operation. Through ethnographic and phenomenological method of knowledge inquiry and presentation in qualitative analysis the report is replete with reasons for the boom—the major being the people’s cosmology of woman and motherhood and, the onerous desire of women to adequately cue into the global project of gender balance in advancement. In spite of the marginal status of the office in the body polity of the nation, First Ladies have contributed significantly to human development index of the target group and, provided strategic platform for women mobilization and consciousness in public affairs.
Religio-Cultural Foundation and Resources of Human Relations in Africa  [PDF]
Ngozi N. Iheanacho
Sociology Mind (SM) , 2016, DOI: 10.4236/sm.2016.62005
Abstract: Human life is more meaningful and fulfilling only when lived and shared in healthy group relations. This way of understanding life is a fundamental influence and concomitant to the dynamics of building structures of association and wholesome cooperation. Human relations extend to all dimensions of life-hence: to live is to interact and, to interact is to relate. With the methods of phenomenology, this paper qualitatively analyzed the cultural foundations and religious fabrics of human relations. Culture and religious import of human relations underlie African peoples’ world-view, values and patterns of interaction, communal living, hospitality, etc. In the industrial aspect, religious beliefs and practices, such as God’s providence, intercessory prayer, staff fellowship, thanksgiving service, and retreat, are veritable tools for peace, motivation and viable operations.
HIV Infection among 50 Years and above Attending HIV Counseling and Testing (HCT) in Nnewi, Nigeria  [PDF]
O. Kalu Stephen, Ofiaeli Ngozi, U. Ele Prince, Reynolds Fiona, O. Oluboyo Bernard, O. Chukwuma George, A. Nwabueze Simeon, E. Anyabolu Arther, O. Igwegbe Anthony
World Journal of AIDS (WJA) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/wja.2014.41012

Background: Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) has afflicted persons of all ages leading to increase spread of the virus. This study attempts to determine the prevalence of HIV infection among 50 years of age and above over the five years of study in Nnewi, Nigeria. Methods: Males and females who were 50 years and above who underwent HCT in Nnewi between January 2008 to November 2012 were counseled and tested for HIV antibodies after giving an oral consent. Results: Of the 57,090 clients offered HCT, 4384 (7.7%) were 50 years and above while 52,706 (92.3%) were 15 - 49 years of age. The crude HIV prevalence was 8.2%. HIV infection in the 50 - 59 years of age was 2.4 times higher than that in the 60 years of age and above. A higher prevalence was observed in females (8.8%) compared with 7.8% in males in our study. No female 75 years and over was found to have HIV infection in our study (0%) while males in the same age group had a prevalence of 3.0%. The prevalence in our study was higher compared to the 2010 ANC sentinel survey (8.7%) in Anambra state. Conclusion: Our findings show that offering HCT routinely is feasible and may increase linkage to HIV care and treatment for many individuals with HIV infections. Routine HCT should be an integral component of any expansion in HIV prevention, care and treatment services in Africa and other settings where the prevalence of HIV is high. House to house HIV testing will improve uptake of testing among older population in developing countries.

Quality Assessment and Evaluation of Groundwater Potentials in Parts of Buruku and Gboko Local Government Area Councils in Benue State  [PDF]
Chukwuemeka Ngozi Ehirim, Chioma Nwankwo
International Journal of Geosciences (IJG) , 2016, DOI: 10.4236/ijg.2016.79081
Abstract: Hydraulic and layer parameters of groundwater aquifer have been evaluated in parts of Buruku and Gboko local government area councils, for the primary purpose of assessing quality and potential of groundwater in the areas. A total of 18 Vertical Electrical Sounding (VES) stations were occupied along traverse lines using the Schlumberger electrode configuration. The results revealed a characteristic QQA, QHH and QH type curves, with 6 - 7 geoelectric subsurface layers. The geoelectric layers are dominantly sandy with intercalations of shale at shallow depths in most stations. The aquiferous layers were delineated at the fourth and fifth geoelectric layers with average aquifer resistivity and depth of 420.56 Ω·m and 69.1 m, respectively. Groundwater flow is generally from the northeast to the southwest in line with the tectonics of the Benue trough. Two potential groundwater zones were delineated. These are the zone of poor quality water to the north (central) and east of the area of high potential and the zone of quality groundwater to the northeast, west and southwest of low potential. The study revealed that productive boreholes for excellent and sustainable yields were more viable in the northern (central) and eastern parts of the study area than in the northeast, west and southwest parts.
Production and refining of Dacryodes edulis “native pear” seeds oil
NU Arisa, A Lazarus
African Journal of Biotechnology , 2008,
Abstract: The suitability of native pear Dacryodes edulis seeds as a source of good quality vegetable oil was investigated. Oil was extracted from the dried seeds by simple solvent extraction process with hexane. Extracted oil was degummed using 0.2% H3PO4 or Na2CO3 solutions, and then bleached with activated carbon. Chemical (acid value (AV), saponification number (SN), peroxide value (PV), and iodine value (IV)) and physical (smoke point (SP), flash point (FP), melting point (MP) and freezing point) analyses were carried out on both the crude and refined oils. Results showed that the crude oil had AV of 9.6 mg KOH/g, SN of 72.8. Degumming (with 0.2%Na2CO3 and 0.2%H3PO4) and bleaching gave oils with lower AV (7.45 mgKOH/gfat) and higher acid value (9.4 mgKOH/gfat), respectively. Iodine value (48.78 ml/g) of the 0.2% Na2CO3 degummed oil was higher than that of the seed oil degummed with 0.2% H3PO4 (25.35ml/g). Bleaching of 0.2% Na2CO3 degummed oil resulted in oil with peroxide value of 20 mgEq/Kg which was higher than that of 0.2% H3PO4 degummed and bleached (19.4 mgEq/Kg) oil.
Geostatistical Correlation of Aquifer Potentials in Abia State, South-Eastern Nigeria  [PDF]
Magnus Uzoma Igboekwe, Cyril Ngozi Nwankwo
International Journal of Geosciences (IJG) , 2011, DOI: 10.4236/ijg.2011.24057
Abstract: In this paper, a collection of statistical correlation methods is used in the study of aquifer potentials in Abia State of south-eastern Nigeria. The Physiology, geomorphology and hydrogeology of the area are first presented. Sixty-six Vertical Electrical Sounding (VES) data sets are used to determine the aquifer. Demographic studies are then carried out in 220 communities in order to determine the relationship between population size on one hand and a unit draw-down of wells due to groundwater abstraction on the other. The relationship between geological Formation, aquifer potentials and depth of boreholes are then calculated using Pearson’s correlation matrix. Results show that the mean population of persons appears to be higher in Bende-Ameki Formation (of Eocene-Oligocene age) and the late Tetiary-Early Quaternary Coastal Plain Sands, than in the Cretaceous shale Formation of Asata Nkporo. The mean population of persons sitting on these Formations is 31,200, 18,370 and 5400 respectively. Furthermore, it is observed that a population increase of about 50 persons in a community in Abia State is accompanied by a unit volume (1 m3) draw-down of wells due to groundwater abstraction. It is therefore concluded that population size is positively correlated with groundwater abstraction, aquifer potentials and geological Formation favouring aquifer in Abia State.
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