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JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT VOLUME 12 NO 2, DECEMBER, 2014

Table of Contents

  1. Local governments as strategic partners for service delivery in Nigeria-Peter Elias, Olamide Afolayan and Olatunji Babatola, Department of Geography, University of Lagos, Nigeria
  2. Indigenous images and liturgy: the splendour of Nigerian Catholicism -Ndubuisi Chinyere and Emodi Anthony, Department of Fine Art, Yaba College of Technology, Yaba, Lagos
  3. Higher education, research development and21stcentury challenges- Nateinyin Joy Akporehwe, Moses John Billy and Apuega R. Arikawei, Faculty of Education, Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island
  4. Mainstreaming socio-economic realities into national forest policy-I.I. Balogun and A. O. Daramola, Department of Geography, University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba, Lagos
  5. Assessing the quality of primary education in southeastern Liberia-Arthur G. Tarr and Abubakar S. Yaradua, William V. S. Tubman University, Harper City, Liberia
  6. Social sciences as panacea for rural development in Nigeria-Otaha Imo Jacob and Dickson Vonke Juliana, Department of Economics, University of Jos, Jos
  7. An appraisal of the nigerian democratic journey between 1999 and 2014-Phillip Adeyinka Oyadiran and Obinna Innocent Nweke, Department of Public Administration, Faculty of Management Sciences, University of Abuja
  8. Entrepreneurship development: a synthesis-Odun Ogidi, Department of Business Administration, Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji
  9. Perceived dysfunctional university education in nigeria: need for a paradigm shift-Olufemi A. Ajayiand Olugbenga A. Oguntamu, Department of Educational Foundations & Instructional TechnologyTai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun, Ijebu-Ode
  10. Socio – cultural influences on promotional strategies across cultures-Deborah Chinwendu Okonkwo, Department of Marketing, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus
  11. External capital flows and economic growth in Nigeria-Abidemi C. Adegboye, Department of Economics and Statistics, University of Benin, Benin City, Augustine O. Ogbebor, Department of GNS, Ogun State Institute of Technology, Ogun State and Monday I. Egharvba, Department of Economics, Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo, Nigeria
  12. Effect of strategic alliance on the performance of manufacturing companies in Nigeria-Isaac Iortimbir Aun, Department of Business Administration, University of Ilorin, Ilorin
  13. Strengthening technological capacity building of indigenous oil firms: the local content policy dimension-James Unam Monday and Claudius JamikeAgorzie, Department of Management & Accounting, ObafemiAwolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
  14. Management of universal basic education towards national transformation in junior secondary schools in Enugu state-S. C. Ugwoke and Chinwendu I. Agwara, Department of Educational Foundations, University of Nigeria, Nsukka
  15. An econometric analysis of central bank independence and inflation control in Nigeria-David Umoru, Department of Economics, Banking & Finance,Benson Idahosa University, Benin City and N. Anna Tizhe, Department of Economics & Statistics, University of Benin, Benin City
  16. Impact of customer satisfaction on mobile telecommunication service provider-Falilat Ajoke Abdul, Abdulrasaq Salman and Oluwayom Omotayo Olota, Department of Business Administration, University of Ilorin, Ilorin
  17. Perceptions of business education students on the relevance of entrepreneurship education at the colleges of education level-Robinson Osarumwense Owenvbiugieand Kennedy Ediagbonya, Department of Vocational and Technical Education,University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria
  18. Economic effect of time robbers on workers’ productivity in the public sector in Nigeria-Zakaree S. Saheedand B.K.U. Faruk, Department of Economics, Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna
  19. Spatio-temporal variation in water quality of orle river basin, south west Nigeria-C.I. Ikhile, Department of Geography/Regional Planning,University of Benin, Benin City and K. A. Aderogba, Department of Geography,Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijebu-Ode
  20. Democratic capitalism and national educational challenges in Nigeria-Remi Chukwudi Okeke, Department of Public Administrationand Local Government,University of Nigeria, Nsukka and Chinwe B. Chukwudebelu, School of Education, Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, Owerri
  21. Relationship marketing: an approach to customer services, satisfaction and retention in Nigeria-Stephen Pembi, Department of Business Administration, Adamawa State University, Mubi, Nigeria
  22. Domestic food supply in Nigeria: effectiveness of government spending--Zakaree S. Saheed, Department of Economics, Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna
  23. Impact assessment of bus rapid trnasit on commuters satisfaction in Lagos State, Nigeria-Desmond Amiegbebhor and O.F. Dickson, Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority
  24. Assessing the impact of classical theories on the current management practice in Nigeria-Agbo Melletus Uchechukwu, Department of Business Administration, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike and Israel Eigbiremhon, Department of Entrepreneurial Studies, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike
  25. Need for developing curriculum on moral education for national development in Nigeria-Nwani Akuma, Department of Educational Foundations, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki and Meshach Muruwei, Department of Teacher Education, Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island
  26. Development, demonstration and compatibility test of DC photovoltaic power supply to conventional household appliances-Na’anman Bartholomew Paul, I. Haruna and M.A. Aliyu, Department of Computer Engineering, Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna, Nigeria
  27. Empirical study of strategic planning approach toquantity surveying education and professional development in Nigeria-Chinedu C. Adindu and Brendan U. Ofoegbu, Department of Quantity Surveying, Abia State Polytechnic, Aba, Nigeria
  28. Study and analysis of a refrigerated and controlled atmosphere onion storage system-U.A.Garba and D.Mohammed, Department of Agricultural Engineering, and A. Ja’afaru, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna
  29. Aphrodisiac property of a nigerian medicinal plant Securidaca longepedunculata (wild wisteria or ‘uwar magunguna’) in an albino rat model-Hamza K. Yusuf, Department of Basic and Applied Science, Hassan Usman Katsina Polytechnic, Katsina
  30. Analysing the influence of ‘telematics’ on academic performance of secondary school students in Anambra State-Chinenye Nwabueze and Uju Igboamauchey, Department of Mass Communication, Anambra State University, Igbariam Campus
  31. Application of geotextile materials in soil erosion control-K. Ayuba and E.S. Olorunnaiye, Department of Agricultural Engineering, Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna,Nigeria and J. Rickson, Department of Environmental Science and Technology, Cranfield University, UK
  32. Gender disparity in the acquisition of technical-vocational skills in Delta and Edo States senior secondary schools systems-Chukwunwendu Festus Akpotohwo and Theo Ehijele Ehimen, Department of Vocational and Technology Education, Niger Delta University, Amasoma
  33. Promoting sustainable use of rivers for tourism and recreation in Nigeria-Osu Umar Ujih,Mohammed Musa Dahiru, S.A.Yelwa and Mohammed Sanusi Shiru, Department of Environmental Sciences, Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State and Mahmud Abubakar and Ismaila N. Ishaya, Department of Geography, Nasarawa State University, Keffi
  34. Efficient land transport system: operation and management-Desmond Amiegbebhor, Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority
  35. Personal computer based spectrum analyzer using matlab via parallel port interface-Paul Naanman Bartholomew, Department of Computer Engineering, Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna, and E.E.Omizegba-Department of Electrical Electronics Engineering, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi
  36. Efficiency of resource-use under different arable crops production systems I Ogun and Lagos States, Nigeria-T.T. Okeowo, Department of Agricultural Extension and Management, Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu and A.A. Salako, Department of Agricultural Economics and Farm Management, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Yewa
  37. Zoonoses as political and economic diseases-Sani Mannir, Department of Basic and Applied Sciences, Hassan Usman Katsina Polytechnic, Katsina
  38. Workshop equipment and facilities as critical factors for sustainable skill acquisition through TVET in Nigeria-T.C. Ogbuanya, School of Vocational Teacher Education,University of Nigeria, and S.T. Okoli, Vocational Education Department, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
  39. Adaptability of the morgan, morgan and finney erosion prediction model in evaluating the performance of selected erosion control geotextiles-K. Ayuba and E.S. Olorunnaiye, Department of Agricultural Engineering, Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna, Nigeria and J. Rickson, Department of Environmental Science and Technology, Cranfield University, UK
  40. Spatial and temporal variation of irrigation water quality in Watari irrigation scheme-D.Mohammed and U. A. Garba, Department of Agricultural Engineering, Kaduna Polytechnic, and I. Audu, Department of Agricultural Engineering, University of Maiduguri
  41. Relative non- toxicity of three local plant aphrodisiacs in Nigeria’s northern guinea savanna-Hamza K. Yusuf, Department of Basic and Applied Science, Hassan Usman Katsina Polytechnic, Katsina
  42. Overview of the building and construction sector in the Nigerian economy-Ademola Adeagbo, Economic Policy Research Department, Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research, Ibadan