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Impact of Psychosocial Factors on the Adolescents’ Behaviour  [PDF]
Beatrice Olawumi Ajidahun
Creative Education (CE) , 2011, DOI: 10.4236/ce.2011.24057
Abstract: The study examined poverty, divorce and peer-pressure as correlates of behavioural problems among adolescents in Adekunle Ajasin University. A total number of 100 students were randomly selected from various Departments in the Faculty of Education. The research instrument titled: Adolescent Psychological Questionnaire (APQ) consisting of 18 items was administered to the adolescents in the Faculty. Four research hypotheses were formulated. The data were analysed using frequency count and Chi-Square statistics. Results showed that all the hypotheses tested were significant. This implies that poverty, divorce and peer-pressure were correlates of behavioural problems among adolescents in the Faculty of Education, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba- Akoko, Nigeria.
Metaphoric Topicality in Femi Osofisan’s Drama  [PDF]
Clement O. Ajidahun
Advances in Literary Study (ALS) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/als.2013.11001
Abstract: This paper examines the functional and the significant role of metaphors in literary works. It discusses the centrality of metaphors as a dominant literary device consciously deployed by Femi Osofisan to project the theme of oppression, dehumanization, social injustice and poverty in his plays. The paper focuses on the use of animal and predatory metaphors in Osofisan’s plays to launch an offensive literary attack on the rich and the ruling elite in the society who use their privileged positions to brazenly oppress and brutalize the poor and the downtrodden. The paper, on the other hand, examines the appropriate use of animal metaphors to enlighten and educate the poor on their precarious condition as preys in the hands of the carnivorous ruling class. Finally, the paper discusses the settings and the titles of Osofisan’s plays, the quest motif and the traditional modes as metaphors for oppression.
Femi Osofisan’s discourse on Pan-Africanism and reconciliation in Nkrumah-Ni…Africa-Ni and Reel, Rwanda
CO Ajidahun
Tydskrif vir letterkunde , 2012,
Abstract: The paper is a critical appraisal of Femi Osofisan’s ideological perspectives of Pan-Africanism, imperialism and reconciliation as exemplified in his plays especially in Nkrumah-Ni… Africa-Ni and Reel, Rwanda. The paper also explores the playwright’s views on the dynamics of the problems confronting the African continent such as bad leadership, military intervention in politics, imperialism, betrayal, hatred, greed, disunity, poverty, injustice among others. Nkrumah, the play’s eponymous hero in Nkrumah- Ni… Africa-Ni is eulogized as the epitome of Pan-Africanism—a panacea for African recurrent problems. The article further interrogates the justification for the continual meaningless carnage, massacre and genocide in the African continent as dramatized by Osofisan in Reel, Rwanda in a most tragic form and supports the recommendation of the playwright that only true justice and reconciliation can ensure the success of democracy in Africa. In conclusion, the paper notes the splendid literary creativity of Osofisan in transposing history to the stage.
Understanding Femi Osofisan’s Once upon Four Robbers and Aringindin and the Nightwatchmen: A Critical Perspective
C. O. Ajidahun
English Language and Literature Studies , 2012, DOI: 10.5539/ells.v2n3p115
Abstract: The paper is a critical discourse on Femi Osofisan’s Once upon Four Robbers and Aringindin and the Nightwatchmen. The paper discusses the playwright’s view on the inefficacy of death penalty as a measure to curb the intractable menace of armed robbery in Nigeria. It also addresses the underlying stifling economic factors responsible for the prevalence of armed robbery in the society. Such factors include unemployment, hunger, poverty, inflation, greed, hoarding, graft, corruption, deprivation, injustice, and ridiculous salary structure. The paper notes the playwright’s delineation of the State as a terrorist, which lacks the moral capability to eradicate armed robbery through death penalty without first providing its citizens with the basic infrastructure. Finally, the article observes that Femi Osofisan deliberately uses the platform of drama to ridicule at the powerlessness of the death penalty decree, which will never be able to curb the pervasiveness of armed robbery in the society until the fundamental factors are addressed.
No More The Wasted Breed: Femi Osofisan’s Vitriolic and Ideological Response to Wole Soyinka’s The Strong Breed
C. O. Ajidahun
English Language and Literature Studies , 2012, DOI: 10.5539/ells.v2n4p9
Abstract: The paper is a critical inter-textual and a comparative study of Femi Osofisan’s vitriolic and ideological response theme of the scapegoat to both texts and interrogates the divergence between the two texts, which is overtly in his No More the Wasted Breed to Wole Soyinka’s The Strong Breed. The paper notes the centrality of the implied in the thematic analysis of the texts. Such disparity is influenced by the ideological perspectives of both literary giants and of course due to the generational gap between them. The paper juxtaposes the traditional perspective from which Wole Soyinka presents The Strong Breed with the Marxist perception which dominates Femi Osofisan’s No More the Wasted Breed. Apparently, the strong belief of Wole Soyinka in the inviolability of the gods and in the irrevocability of destiny is unarguably well delineated, which Osofisan finds offensive, unpleasant and unacceptable. This is because, to Osofisan, the carrier motif, as portrayed by Wole Soyinka, is retrogressive and oppressive, whereas man should be allowed to hold his destiny in his hands. The paper finally captures Osofisan’s belief that the development and the cleansing of the society should be seen as a collective responsibility of everybody and not the oppressive tasks of a few breeds that have been destined for destruction by the gods.
Developing Reading Culture for the Challenges of Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria  [PDF]
C. Olujide Ajidahun
Open Access Library Journal (OALib Journal) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1101308
Abstract: The paper critically interrogates and assesses the importance of reading and its indispensable contributions to the educational development of the society. The paper also laments the fallen standard of education in Nigeria and addresses the decay and the rot that have characterised the educational system in Nigeria, which are a consequence of the dwindling reading culture among the Nigerian youths. An analysis of the recent Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination results conducted by both the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) and the National Examinations Council (NECO) was carried out. Result shows that the performance of students over the years in these examinations has been very poor, as many of them fail to possess the minimum requirements for admission into higher institutions of learning. The paper thus made far-reaching recommendations that could enhance reading culture in Nigeria.
Study on Pre-laying Characteristics of Three Breeds of Commercial Layers in the Derived Savannah Zone of Nigeria
S.O. Olawumi
Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences , 2011,
Abstract: This experiment was conducted to study the effect of strains on productive characteristics of three genotypes of commercial pullets: Isa Brown, Bovan Nera and Dominant Black. A total number of 300 day-old chicks (100 chicks per strain) were purchased from local hatcheries. Individual body weight and linear measurements were determined from 0-20 weeks of age. There were highly significant (p<0.01) strain differences in body weight, body length, thigh length, shank length, breast girth, feed conversion and feed efficiency. Bovan Nera recorded highest body weight, lowest feed conversion ratio and superior feed efficiency at maturity (20th week). Dominant Black on the other hand had lowest body weight, highest feed conversion and very low feed efficiency while Isa Brown recorded intermediate mean values for these traits. It was indicated in this study that regardless of strain, all the traits studied increased in mean values with advancing age of the birds. In addition, positive association between body weight and sexually maturity was established as Bovan Nera with the highest body weight at 20th week laid the first egg. The results also revealed the inverse relationship between feed conversion and feed efficiency. The former declined in mean values as the birds grew older while the latter increased simultaneously but the rate of change differs among strains. Bovan Nera was adjudged good and feed efficient because the strain had the highest mean values in body weight and feed efficiency ratio at maturity (20th week) and could be recommended to farmers for increased productivity, income generation and business sustainability.
Ovulation detection mechanism—a microcomputer based approach  [PDF]
Olugbenga K. Ogidan, Ayodeji J. Bamisaye, Olawumi Adetan
Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering (JBiSE) , 2011, DOI: 10.4236/jbise.2011.412095
Abstract: This paper presents a real-time microcomputer-based logger for measuring basal body temperature (BBT). BBT is the normal resting body temperature of a healthy person immediately upon waking in the morning. The temperature for women normally rises after ovulation due to hormonal changes. The temperature is logged real-time into the computer over a period and the BBT chart produced is used to predict ovulation. There is high correlation between the approach developed by this study and other standard measuring equipments—correlation of 0.9945with standard thermistor, and correlation of 0.9977 with standard thermocouple. This development enables privacy of use, allowing women to predict their ovulation status at a personal level.
Financial Deepening and Bank Performance: A Case Study of Selected Commercial Banks in Nigeria  [PDF]
S. O. Olawumi, L. A. Lateef, E. O. Oladeji
Journal of Mathematical Finance (JMF) , 2017, DOI: 10.4236/jmf.2017.73028
Abstract: This paper titled, “Financial Deepening and Performance of Selected Commercial Banks in Nigeria” examined the extent to which financial deepening has affected the performance of selected Nigerian commercial banks in terms of profitability. The study empirically investigated the relationship between financial deepening and bank performance using financial deepening (M2/GDP), ratio of credit to private sector—GDP, ratio of deposit liabilities—GDP as variables of financial deepening while performance measure of interest is profitability. The study adopted descriptive research design to explore the relevance of financial deepening on banks performance. The data for this study were sourced secondarily. Methods of descriptive and empirical analysis were used to analyze the data, while relevant statistics were used to evaluate the models for consistency or otherwise with expectations, statistical significance and explanatory power. Findings revealed that each component of financial deepening indicators has a strong relationship and are statistically significant; this provides empirical evidence that financial deepening made positive contributions to the level of profitability of the selected commercial banks in Nigeria. This paper concludes that contributions of each component of financial deepening to selected commercial banks performance is strong and are statistically significance. Thus, the paper has bridged the gap between economists’ belief and empirical work in the literature by establishing a strong and positive contribution of financial deepening to selected commercial banks profitability.
Novel Hybrid Encryption Algorithm Based on Aes, RSA, and Twofish for Bluetooth Encryption  [PDF]
Marwan Ali Albahar, Olayemi Olawumi, Keijo Haataja, Pekka Toivanen
Journal of Information Security (JIS) , 2018, DOI: 10.4236/jis.2018.92012
In this paper, we proposed a novel triple algorithm based on RSA (Rivest-Shamir-Adleman), AES (Advanced Encryption Standard), and TwoFish in order to further improve the security of Bluetooth that is currently using only 128-bit AES for encryption in its latest versions (Bluetooth 4.0 - 5.0). Further-more, older Bluetooth 1.0A – 3.0 + HS (High-Speed) devices use E0 stream cipher for encryption that has been shown to be weak by numerous researchers and thus it could be considered insufficient for high security purposes nowadays. In our novel approach, the triple protection of AES, RSA, and TWOFISH would enhance the level of security, which shields the data transmission in the Bluetooth. As the first step of our novel approach, we first encrypted the message by using AES with 128-bit key and then further encrypted it by using Twofish with the same 128-bit key. Finally, the 128-bit key generated in the beginning will be encrypted by using RSA with 1024-bit key to protect its over-the-air transfer. In the receiving end, the decryption process goes in reverse order compared with encryption process. We showed with experimental figures that our novel algorithm improved the security of Bluetooth encryption by eliminating all known weaknesses and thus made data exchange between Bluetooth devices secure.
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