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A Pragma-stylistic Analysis of John 3:16
Samuel Ayodele Dada
International Journal of English Linguistics , 2012, DOI: 10.5539/ijel.v2n5p85
Abstract: The data for this study was extracted from the quarterly edition of Our Daily Bread (December 2007, January, February 2008) owing to its graphological layout. The aim of the study is to examine how a major stylistic meaning inducing technique in text composition manifests at the graphological level. John 3:16 in this devotional edition had been re-arranged by Anne Cetas to carry a lot of stylistic significance. The graphological study of this text featured the use of gothic printed letters, re-arrangement (verse paragraph), capitalization, and punctuation marks. Gothic printed and capitalization were graphically fussed together to coin VALENTINE out of this verse of the Scripture. Speech acts, presupposition, inference, implicature and mutual contextual beliefs (MCBs) were used to interpret the meaning of the text. The present analysis has widened the scope of knowledge in the area of stylistics and even that of pragmatics. The graphic representation of John 3:16 and the obvious images contained in it are a clear testimony to the fact that stylistics study and practice could be more than an academic gymnastics. The study validates the thesis which states that both style/form and context contribute in equal measure to any knowledge gained in the course of reading a text.
RESPONSE OF UPLAND RICE (ORYZA SATIVA L) CULTIVARS TO SPLIT APPLICATION OF COMPOST ON HIGHLY WEATHERED SOIL OF DERIVED SAVANNAH AGRO-ECOLOGY
Oyeyemi Adigun DADA,Ayodele Samuel THOMAS,Oyetola Olusola OWORU
Annals of West University of Timi?oara : Series of Biology , 2012,
Abstract: Compost application in form of pre-planting incorporation limits nutrient use efficiency in upland rice propagation. Supplying nutrients to crop as required enforces realization of yield potential of field crop. Field study was carried out between 2009 and 2010 planting seasons to investigate the response of upland rice cultivars to split application of compost at varying growth phases in derived savannah agro-zone. Cattle dung + maize stover compost was applied in two splits of different growth phases (Pre-planting, tillering and panicle exertion, tillering and booting, panicle exertion and booting) to three upland rice cultivars - NERICAI, NERICA II and Ofada. The study was laid out in randomized complete block design with three replicates. Data were collected on growth, dry matter, nutrient uptake concentrations and grain yield. Data were analyzed using Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) and the significant means were compared with Least Significant Difference (LSD) at p = 0.05. The results showed that compost application at active vegetative periods (Tillering to booting) promoted better LAI (1027.89), number of leaves (23.94) and tillers (5.11). The response of the three upland rice cultivars to varying time of compost application revealed that split application of compost had significant effect on yield components of upland rice cultivars. Uptake concentration of N (11.49mg/kg) and P (8.65mg/kg) were significantly highest in rice field fertilized at panicle exertion and booting growth.
Anthropometry Survey of Nigerian Occupational Bus Drivers to Facilitate Sustainable Design of Driver’s Workplace  [PDF]
Onawumi Ayodele Samuel, Dunmade Israel, Fajobi Moses
World Journal of Engineering and Technology (WJET) , 2016, DOI: 10.4236/wjet.2016.42016
Abstract: Driving is a highly demanding and responsible job in which both the driver and passengers are exposed to several occupational risks. However, poor design of driver’s workplace is a major risk factor responsible for the uncomfortable conditions which operators of this highly technological system are exposed to especially when engaged in long distance driving. This study aimed at developing anthropometric model for business bus drivers in Nigerian which would facilitate sustainable design of driver’s workplace. A sample size of 161 drivers was randomly selected among strata of operators of buses in selected motor parks in the study area for the ergonomic study. Twelve anthropometric data were collected and analysed to obtain their 5th, 50th and 95th percentiles with which the anthropometric model were developed. Anthropometric model developed from 1932 data points was presented in forms of table showing measurement of sitting driver’s body parts in his workspace indicating design for average as well as extremities of 5th and 95th percentiles. The model represents a database from which designers, manufacturers of equipment, machine, automobiles and household goods can obtain relevant body measurement of the population under study in relation relevant to specific product feature and for development of sustainable workspace design.
What Led to the Nigerian Boycott of the Polio Vaccination Campaign?
Ayodele Samuel Jegede
PLOS Medicine , 2007, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0040073
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Association between Intestinal Helminthiasis and Serum Ferritin Levels Among School Children  [PDF]
Olufunmilayo Victoria Adebara, Samuel Kolade Ernest, Isaac Ayodele Ojuawo
Open Journal of Pediatrics (OJPed) , 2011, DOI: 10.4236/ojped.2011.12004
Abstract: Background: Significant iron deficiency anaemia is a major concern in children with helminthiasis, because it may eventually contribute to the growing health challenges of severe anaemia This descriptive cross sectional study was carried out to determine the association between serum ferritin levels and intestinal helminthiasis among school children. Methods: A structured questionnaire was used to collect the study population data. Stool specimens were obtained and examined on the same day using the sedimentation method for identification of the parasite. Blood samples were also obtained for full blood count and serum ferritin measurement. Results: A total of 246 school children were studied with a response rate of 82%. The prevalence of intestinal helminthiasis was 29.7%. The different helminthes identified included Ascaris lumbricoides, Necator americanus, Trichuris trichiura, Strongyloides stercoralis. Of the population studied, 36.2% were anaemic, 15.9% had microcytosis, and 47.6% had hypochromia. The prevalence of ex-hausted iron stores was 3.7%. Serum ferritin levels were significantly lower in children with intestinal helminthiasis compared with controls. Conclusions: The findings in this study demonstrate an inverse re-lationship between intestinal helminthiasis and serum ferritin levels and this is more marked in pupils with hookworm infections. The control of intestinal hel-minthiasis and prevention of iron deficiency anaemia should be given high priority in the implementation of the school health programme.
Comparative Study of the Adsorption and Desorption Behavior of Single and Multi-Ring Aromatics in Sediment Fractions  [PDF]
Chiedu N. Owabor, Samuel E. Agarry, Bamidele V. Ayodele, Ikechukwu S. Udeh, Endurance Ehiosun
Advances in Chemical Engineering and Science (ACES) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/aces.2013.31007
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The sorption behaviour of benzene, toluene, ethyl benzene, xylene and naphthalene using clay and sand sediments under ambient conditions is examined in this study. Experimental results showed that, the time taken to attain adsorption equilibrium for naphthalene, and BTEX were 28, 30, 30, 32, 28 hrs and 20, 22, 22, 24, 22 hrs while the desorption equilibrium time were 10, 13, 12, 15, 12 hrs and 9, 9, 9, 11, 10 hrs in clay and sand respectively. All of the naphthalene, and BTEX were adsorbed at the different equilibrium times, using clay while the amount of naphthalene and BTEX adsorbed by sand, at different equilibrium times were 117, 121, 127, 123 and 134 mg. Following the results of the adsorption/desorption experiments, quantitative measurements showed that sand exhibited higher affinity for the solute as retained more chemicals (as high as between 58% - 66%) within it pores while nearly all the chemicals adsorbed by the clay were released at the attainment of equilibrium. The implication of this is that occlusion within the sand particles may likely be the resultant effect of continued sand-chemicals contact. The amount of contaminant solute adsorbed and desorbed affirmed that clay has a better capacity to retain naphthalene and BTEX than sand and this may not be unrelated to its large surface area, high porosity and higher hydraulic conductivity for the solutes arising from its good binding sites (small pore sizes) that tend to hold the adsorbates to its particles.

Assessment of Teaching Performance of Student-teachers on Teaching Practice
James Ayodele Oluwatayo,Samuel Olufemi Adebule
International Education Studies , 2012, DOI: 10.5539/ies.v5n5p109
Abstract: The study assessed teaching performance of 222 student-teachers from the Faculty of Education, Ekiti State University, posted to various secondary schools in Ekiti State for a six-week teaching practice during 2010/2011 academic session. The sample included 119 males, 103 females, 78 (300-Level) and 144 (400-Level) students. Data were collected using Teaching Performance Assessment Form designed by the Faculty of Education, Ekiti State University and analysed using frequency counts, percentages, item-total correlations and t-test comparison, tested at 0.05 level of significance. Results showed satisfactory teaching performance of the student-teachers while gender and previous teaching experience had no significant influence on teaching performance of the student-teachers. It was recommended that supervisors (of teaching practice/raters) should be thoroughly trained on the use of assessment instrument for reliable measurement of student-teachers’ teaching performance.
Performance Evaluation of Dry Season Okra under Sawdust and Trash Mulch Cover Treatments in Southwestern Nigeria  [PDF]
Oladipo Isaac Olaposi, Adewumi Johnson Kayode, Dairo Olawale Usman, Adejuyigbe Samuel Babatope, Ajayi Ebenezer Ayodele
Open Journal of Soil Science (OJSS) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/ojss.2013.38038
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This paper reports the experimental investigation of the agronomic performance of okra under various quantities of both sawdust and trash mulches. The location of the field was the research farmland of the Federal Polytechnic Ado Ekiti Nigeria; Lat 6?N and Long 16?E. The experimental design used was complete randomized design with 6 treatments on both specimens. The experiments were repeated the following year on the same plot but with transposed plot allocation. Soil moisture loss from uncovered plot was with the highest value dropping to less than 2 per cent. It was followed by that of trash plot and the lowest loss was on sawdust mulched plot. The number of leave formed by okra on sawdust, trash and no mulch plots was 43, 36 and 27 respectively while maximum girth diameter was 37 mm in both trash and sawdust covered plots but okra plant on control plot attained only 26 mm diameter. Fruit yield were almost similar to trash and sawdust mulched okra having 7.5 and 7.6 Tonnes/Ha respectively while control plot recorded 5.2 Tonnes/Ha. The ash content of dry matter of sawdust, trash and no mulched plants was 0.25, 0.20 and 0.17 kg respectively. It was concluded that sawdust could perform as much as the traditional trash materials commonly used in Southwestern Nigeria. Also, sawdust was a good material for conserving soil moisture.

Electrical Properties of Nano-TiO2 Thin Film Using Spin Coating Method  [PDF]
Ayodele Abeeb Daniyan, Lasisi Ejibunu Umoru, Adeniyi Yisau Fasasi, Joseph Olatunde Borode, Kunle Michael Oluwasegun, Samuel Oloruntoba Olugbenga Olusunle
Journal of Minerals and Materials Characterization and Engineering (JMMCE) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/jmmce.2014.21003
Abstract: This work investigated the electrical properties of TiO2 thin film on empty glass and ITO glass by spin coating method. Highly transparent titanium oxide thin films were prepared on empty glass and Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) from a titanium (III) chloride precursor. The sheet resistance of the film prepared from both the synthesised and the commercially available TiO2 was measured by the Keithley four-point probe tester (KFPPT). A comparable sheet resistance of 10.69E + 00 Ω/sq was obtained on the ITO. The electrical conductivity of the TiO2 film on ITO glass substrate was found to be very high (3.46E + 05 Ω-1?cm-1) and comparable to that of the bare ITO glass.
Impact of Property Assets’ Management Styles on Effective Service Delivery in South-Western Nigerian Hotels
Olufemi Daniel Durodola,Cyril Ayodele Ajayi,Samuel Adesiyan Oloyede
Journal of Sustainable Development , 2011, DOI: 10.5539/jsd.v4n4p116
Abstract: A survey was conducted on probabilistically determined 57 hotels of various ‘stars’ in South-Western geo-political zone of Nigeria with specific objective of assessing the impact of hotel assets management styles on service delivery effectiveness. Data were collected on hotel organizations through their general managers, staff, and customers in addition to physical assessment of hotel structures and system operations. Stratified sampling technique was used in selecting the samples while Kothari’s formula was used to determine the sample size. Data analysis was executed using descriptive statistics, Spearman Correlation analysis and relative importance index. The findings showed that all the hotels that are using facilities management as assets’ management tool as against maintenance management or property management are more effective in their service delivery. It was recommended that the time is ripe for facilities management principles’ propagation and adoption among hotel operators as an instrument for sustainable hotel development in Nigeria.
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