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Determination of Heavy Metals and Physicochemical Parameters of Crude Oil Polluted Soil from Ohaji Egbema Local Government in Imo State  [PDF]
Ihenetu Stanley Chukwuemeka, Ihenetu Francis Chukwuebuka, Kalu Georgina Ijeoma
Open Journal of Yangtze Oil and Gas (OJOGas) , 2017, DOI: 10.4236/ojogas.2017.23012
Abstract: The soil physicochemical parameter in Ohaji in Imo State, Nigeria was investigated using Ibeocha, Ekeugba, Awara, Mbirichi and Location as a case study. The result obtained from the soil analysis using standard methods shows that the concentrations of the heavy metals, Pb and Fe were highest in the soil from Ibeocha (0.045 ppm) and Mbirichi (0.126 ppm) which show high rate of industrial activity and oil spill in those areas. There was no remarkable change in pH, but temperature followed the pattern of heavy metal concentration with acidic (lowest) values at the centre. The cation exchange capacity of the soil sample from location (14.066 ppm) shows that this soil sample has a lower contamination to compare to other soil samples from other location. Containment of the effects should be encouraged as soil from these sampling locations is contaminated due to oil spill.
Nutritional and Anti-Nutritional Quantification Assessment of Cymbopopgon citratus Leaf  [PDF]
Anayo Joseph Uraku, Stanley Chukwudozie Onuoha, Nzube Edwin, Nkiru Ezeani, Moses Eji Ogbanshi, Chukwu Ezeali, Basil Uchechukwu Nwali, Mathias Chukwuemeka Ominyi
Pharmacology & Pharmacy (PP) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/pp.2015.68041
Abstract: The leaf-extract of Cymbopogon citratus was evaluated for nutritional and anti-nutritional compositions. The results revealed that the plant leaves contained appreciable amounts of phyto-chemicals (alkaloids, glucosides, phenols, saponins, flavonoids and tannins), proximate compositions (proteins, carbohydrates, fats, crude fibre, ash and moisture), vitamins (A, C, E, B1, B2 and B9) and trace elements (Fe, Zn, Mn, Cu, Na, K, Ca and Co) in varying degrees. These chemical compositions obtained may be responsible for the nutritional and therapeutic uses. The proximate, vitamin and mineral compositions obtained suggested that the leaves may serve as cheap sources of vitamin A, C, E, B1, B2 and B9 as well as other macro- and micro-nutrients, and could be incorporated into human diets to meet-up with their recommended daily dietary allowances. The content of flavonoids, vitamin A, C and E in the leaf extract also suggests possible anti-oxidant effects of the plant leaves.
Culture as Philosophy of the First Order Activity  [PDF]
Celestine Chukwuemeka Mbaegbu
Open Journal of Philosophy (OJPP) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/ojpp.2014.44051
Abstract: Any philosophy is closely tied to and truly inseparable from culture. This paper specifically examines the ontological status of any culture. In its full stretch, it focuses on whether or not there is any “philosophy” in a people’s culture and if in the affirmative, what type of philosophy it is, and how it relates to scientific or strictly academic philosophy in vogue of nearly all the academic institutions of higher learning in Africa and in many other foreign nations as well. The method employed in this article is hermeneutics, a method used to mid-wife philosophy from culture since it frames the dialectics between philosophy and non philosophy. The writer concludes that culture is philosophy of some sort or philosophy of the first order activity; it provides the professional philosophers the data base on which to transcend into pure, critical philosophy. The thin line between the two senses of philosophy, namely, philosophy in the strict sense and in the loose sense is thereby clarified, linked and joined in a mutual relationship of bedrock provision.
PHILOSOPHY in the Dialogue of Democracy and Other Political Ideologies in the North African Revolutions  [PDF]
Celestine Chukwuemeka Mbaegbu
Open Journal of Philosophy (OJPP) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/ojpp.2014.44056
Abstract: The problems of social and political ideologies in North Africa have reached its apogee in the year 2011 thereby demanding urgent philosophical investigation. What is propelling this current change? What kind of scepter has been haunting North Africa for many decades now? What kind of political system could guarantee their rights since their hard-line monarchies have failed them and they are jostling for liberation? This value is antithetical to the prevailing ideologies that stand against their dream of a new order in that region. Using the method of analysis this paper sets out to unravel the root causes, analyze the consequences and point out the role of dialogue and philosophy in the current change. The conclusion is that the scepter of democracy, peoples’ rights and freedom and clash of civilizations are behind these revolutions and that the most appropriate means of resolving the crisis is dialogue, not by hard power or any resolutions by the super powers.
A Philosophical Investigation of the Nature of God in Igbo Ontology  [PDF]
Celestine Chukwuemeka Mbaegbu
Open Journal of Philosophy (OJPP) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/ojpp.2015.52016
Abstract: In its general task, philosophy as an academic or professional exercise is a conscious, critical, personal reflection on human experience, on man, and how he perceives and interprets his world. This article specifically examines the nature of God in Igbo ontology. It is widely accepted by all philosophers that man in all cultures has the ability to philosophize. This was what Plato and Aris- totle would want us to believe, but it is not the same as saying that man has always philosophized in the academic meaning of the word in the sense of a coherent, systematic inquiry, since power and its use are different things altogether. Using the method of analysis and hermeneutics this article sets out to discover, find out the inherent difficulties in the common sense views, ideas and insights of the pre-modern Igbo of Nigeria to redefine, refine and remodel them. The reason is sim- ple: Their concepts and nature of realities especially that of the nature of God were very hazy, inarticulate and confusing. The conclusion is that their concept of the nature of God cannot conform to that in Western Philosophy. Consequently the author concludes that the nature of God among the pre-modern Igbo is monopolytheism which is what was touted as “one” and “many” by pre-modern scholars and scholars of African Traditional Religion. This concept is more acceptable in the light of Igbo Ontology or theory of being, so that the term “One” and “Many”, which, according to Igbo philosophy of language is just a “raw material”, may be dropped since in Igbo philosophy, the term “One” representing one God, and “Many” representing many gods can be made less clumsy since neither of them as in Western thought can fit into Igbo Theism. The solution must be sought in the integration of the “One” and the “Many” in order to distil the true nature of God in Igbo Ontology.
The Effective Power of Music in Africa  [PDF]
Celestine Chukwuemeka Mbaegbu
Open Journal of Philosophy (OJPP) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/ojpp.2015.53021
Abstract: This article investigates the role of music in Africa. The study is primarily motivated by the fact that music plays an indispensable role in the being of Africans at work, in politics, in their socio-economic engagements, in religious worship, integral development, in their moral life, etc. The primary objective therefore is to ascertain the influence of music with regard to the integral development of the Africans and the overall acknowledgment of this indispensable role on the active and meaningful behavior of Africans. Using the methods of phenomenology and analysis, the findings reveal that Africans are music lovers and that music features as an indispensable handmaid of any meaningful behavior and sustainability of the being of any African person whether young or old.
An Appraisal of Man’s Essence in Bantu Ontology  [PDF]
Celestine Chukwuemeka Mbaegbu
Open Journal of Philosophy (OJPP) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/ojpp.2015.54027
Abstract: With the Socratic injunction: “man know thyself”; the West began a formal search for the nature of man. What is man? What is his essence in real life; what exactly makes him what he is? These questions, apart from dividing philosophers in the West into different warring camps, also portray man as incapable of self knowledge; hence man is described as a paradox. This seemingly insoluble problem among Western philosophers is grounded on their conception of reality as static and dichotomised. In Africa with the understanding of reality as one unitary whole, though distinct and yet complementary, penetrating and interacting with each other, the dualism disappears and there is what we call the “harmony of African conceptions”. In this article, using comparative analysis, the essence of man is critically examined within a particular African culture, namely, Bantu ontology and with their conception of reality as dynamic, a conception in contradistinction to the Western static conception of reality The conclusion is that a new definition of man emerges, a definition which is one of the essential characteristics of who is an African?
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.
Effect of process modification on the physio-chemical and sensory quality of fufu-flour and dough
OC Chukwuemeka
African Journal of Biotechnology , 2007,
Abstract: A modified cassava processing method was used for the production of fufu flour and the flour obtained was compared analytically with that obtained using the traditional process. The flour obtained from the modified process had hydrocyanide (HCN) levels of 200 - 300% lower (10 – 16 mg/kg) than that of the traditionally processed fufu flour (38 mg/kg). Lighter fufu flours and dough were obtained as indicated by their lower bulk densities (0.47 - 0.58 mg/ml), lower swelling index (2.29 - 3.25) and lower water absorption capacity (2.21-2.98 ml/g) than that from the traditional process (0.85, 3.25, and 3.15 ml/g, respectively). The peak viscosity (478.95 - 288.75 RVU) and pesting temperature (64 - 65C) were lower respectively than that obtained from fufu flour of the traditional process (482.14 RVU; 75C). Sensory scores showed a general preference for fufu from the modified process in terms of odour, colour, texture, and overall acceptability and absence of repulsive fufu odour.
Appraisal Of The Adequacy Of Farm Support Services Offered Host Communities By Petroleum-Producing Companies In Niger-Delta, Nigeria
Chukwuemeka Nwankwo
Journal of Agriculture and Social Research (JASR) , 2004,
Abstract: The major objective of this study was to appraise the adequacy of the farm support services offered host communities by petroleum-producing companies in the Niger-Delta with focus on Rivers State. The stratified and multi-stage random sampling techniques were used to select 476 respondents for the study. A structured questionnaire containing 25 items was used for data collection. Out of 476 questionnaire administered, 434 were duly filled and returned, giving 91.18% returns. The data collected was analysed using the mean. It was observed that, generally, the farm support services rendered to the host communities were not adequate enough to ginger higher farm productivity and income. Conclusion was drawn based on this finding.
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