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JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT VOLUME 11 NO 1, JUNE, 2013

Table of Contents

  1. Traditional Marriage Festivals and Tourism Development-I.S. Yusuf Oluwatoyin, Department of Hospitality Management and Technology, Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu, and Ishola Owa Afolabi, Department of Geography, Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti
  2. Public Private Partnership Construction Project Disputes in Nigeria – A.A. Iboh, Department of Building Engineering and Surveying, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland, C.C. Adindu, Department of Quantity Surveying, Abia State Polytechnic, Aba; and A.J.Oyoh, Department of Quantity Surveying, Federal Polytechnic,Nekede, Owerri
  3. Food Superstition, Feeding Practices and Nutritional Anthropometry of Pregnant Women-A.N. Maduforo and O.I.C. Nwosu, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Medical Service Subsector, PHCN Staff Clinic, Maitama, Abuja, Nigeria, C.I. Ndiokwelu, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu and P.N. Obiakor-Okeke, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Imo State University Owerri Imo State, Nigeria
  4. Price Mechanism, Competition and Consumer Protection Law in Nigeria-Simi N. Gbenedio, Department of Management Sciences, Western Delta University, Oghara, Nigeria and Visiting Scholar, Tulane University, New Orleans, USA
  5. Spatial and Disaggregated Patterns of Infant Mortality in Benin City-Animam Beecroft Osirike, Department of Geography and Regional Planning,University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria and Osaretin Friday Idehen, Department of Geography and Regional Planning, Igbinedion University, Okada
  6. Employee Commitment and Performance of Manufacturing Firms-Gunu Umar, Department of Business Administration, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria
  7. Harnessing Nigeria’s Biological Diversity In An Integrated Approach To National Development- Ajao Adeyinka, Department Of Basic And Applied Sciences, Hassan Usman Katsina Polytechnic, Katsina, Katsina
  8. Comparative Study of the Physiochemical and Structural Properties of Brown and Green Coconut Fibre as Low-cost Adsorbents-B.O. Evbuomwan and C.P. Ezeh, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt
  9. Employee Perspectives of Workplace Health Promotion in Selected Institutions in Nigeria-Olubukola A.Oke and Festus F.Asamu, Department of Behavioural Studies, Redeemer’s University, Mowe, Ogun State, Nigeria
  10. Computer Game Assisted Instruction and Students’ Achievement in Social Studies-Ann E.O. Umeh, C.C. Nsofor, C.O. Oboh and U.S.B. Idris, Department of Science Education, Federal University of Technology, Minna
  11. Sports Tourism and Sustainable Development in Africa-P.C. Ngoka, Department of Hospitality Management and Tourism, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike and O.A. Umeakuka, Department of Health and Physical Education, University of Nigeria, Nsukka
  12. Political Thuggery and Security in Benue State: Counselling Intervention-Samson Olorunda Abekhale, University of Mkar, Mkar, Gboko, Nigeria and Saawuan Apeon Tor-Anyiin, Benue State University, Makurdi
  13. Nigeria’s Freedom of Information Bill and National Development-Jonathan Chima Ogugua, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria
  14. Rural Development and Poverty Eradication in Nigeria-V. Egwemi, Department of Political Science, and L. U. Odo, Department of Public Administration, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai
  15. Marketing Research: Pathway to Optimal Market Oriented Products-Oladele Joseph Kehinde and Olaleke Oluseye Ogunnaike, Department of Business Management, Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria
  16. Foreign Private Capital Inflows in Nigeria’s Democratic Dispensation-Bernadette I Owo, Department of Banking and Finance, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
  17. Democratic Consolidation: Indigenous Languages and Nigeria’s Transformation Agenda-Emmanuel Adeniran Alebiosu, Department of Political Science, Federal University, Wukari, Nigeria
  18. Analogous Study of English Linguistic Knowledge between Monolingual and Bilingual Sixth Grade Students Shri Krishna Mishra and Badri Yadav-Shri Kanwartara Institute for Teachers Training, Shri Nagar Colony, Mandleshwar, Tehsil-Maheshwar, Dist.Khargone (M.P.), India
  19. Strategic Marketing Planning and the Nigerian Banking Industry-Falilat Ajoke Abdul, Department of Business Administration, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria
  20. The Universal Basic Education Programme in Nigeria: Problems and Prospects-Uche S. Anaduaka Department of Science and Environmental Education, University of Abuja, Abuja, Nigeria and Chinyere F. Okafor, Department of Science Education, Anambra State University, Uli
  21. Security Implications of the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction-Osaretin Idahosa and Amos Andrew Omojowo, Department of Political Science & Public Administration, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria
  22. Development Planning and Employment generation: Achievements, Challenges and Prospects in Nigeria Andrew Onwuemele, Social and Governance Policy Research Department, Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research, Ibadan
  23. Printing Education and Poverty Eradication in Nigeria-Abdulrasheed Afolabi and Fatai Omoyeni Jimoh Department of Printing Technology, Yaba College of Technology
  24. Causes of Time Overrun of Education Trust Fund Building Projects in North Central Nigeria-R.A. Koko, F. Afuye, and N.I. Demide, Department of Building Technology, Federal Polytechnic, Idah, Nigeria
  25. Assessment of Waste Management and Control Strategies in Katsina Metropolis, Katsina State, Nigeria-Suleiman Iguda Ladan, Department of Basic and Applied Sciences, Hassan Usman Katsina Polytechnic, Katsina State
  26. Airport Development and Socio-economic Development of Nigeria-Isaac Iortimbir Aun, Department of Business Administration, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria
  27. Impact of Inflation on Economic Growth in Nigeria – A Causality Test-A.E. Osuala, K. I. Osuala and S.C.Onyeike, College of Management Sciences, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Nigeria
  28. The Application of Cost Behaviour and Estimation in Organisational Decision Making Process-Jonathan A. Okunbor, Department of Accounting, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
  29. Dependence on Calculators for Acquisition of Basic Skills in Junior Secondary School Mathematics-R. A. Ogunkunle and G. Charles-Ogan, Department of Curriculum Studies and Educational Technology, University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt
  30. Comparative Analysis of Pre- and Post- Mergers and Acquisitions Results of Nigerian Banks-Idris Adegboyega Onikoyi, Business Administration, Babcock University, Ilishan Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria and Adeyinka Olawanle Sokefun, Banking and Finance, Redeemer’s University, Mowe, Ogun State, Nigeria
  31. The Use of Stereotypical Images of Africa in Fund Raising Campaigns-Maja Dolinar and Polona Sitar University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts, Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, Zavetiška 5, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
  32. Systematic Review of Team Nigeria’s Performance in Olympic Games: Causes, Concerns, and Remediation Strategies-Joshua E. Umeifekwem, Department of Health and Physical Education, University of Nigeria, Nsukka
  33. Decentralization: A Panacea for Functional Education and National Development in Nigeria-Johnson Osaigbovo Department of Education, Benson Idahosa University, Benin City
  34. Creation and Demolition of Illegal Structures in Nigerian Cities-F.N. Ogeah, Department of Geography and Regional Planning, University of Benin, Benin City and S.I. Omofonmwan, Department of Geography and Regional Planning, Ambrose Ali Iniversity, Ekpoma
  35. A Study of Pathogenic Organisms Habitation Preferences in Fish Organs-E.I. Nnadi, Department of Biology, Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, Owerri, Nigeria and C.N. Eze, Department of Animal and Environmental Biology, University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt
  36. Leadership and Productivity in Nigeria: Implications for Work Organisations and National Development-Emeka Emmanuel Okafor, Department of Sociology, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
  37. Advocacy Planning in Resettlement Schemes: A Study of Old and New Awuru in Burgu Local Government of Niger State, Nigeria-J. J. Dukiya, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Federal University of Technology, Minna
  38. Mathematical Solutions for Hepatitis B Virus Infection in Nigeria-S. Abdulrahman, N. I. Akinwande and U. Y. Abubakar, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, O. B. Awojoyogbe, Department of Physics, Federal University of Technology, Minna