Publications:

VARIATION OF PERSISTENT ORGANIC POLLUTANTS (POPS) IN SURFACE WATER, SEDIMENT AND FISH FROM A TIDAL CREEK IN THE NIGER DELTA NIGERIA.

Authors: MIEBAKA MOSLEN, IKEM K.E. EKWEOZOR, IBINYE MINIMAH AND NWABUEZE EBERE

Vol 3 , No 1, June 2017, Pg 229 - 239

Surface water, sediment and fish samples from a tidal creek (Okpoka) in the Niger Delta were analysed for Persistent Organic Pollutant (POPs – dieldrin and endrin). Samples were collected on a monthly basis for six months at three different locations on the creek. Water samples were extracted using separatory funnel extraction method while sediment and …Read More »

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STUDYING THE EFFECT OF CALCIUM CARBONATE SCALE DEPOSIT ON CRUDE OIL FLOW CHARACTERISTICS

Authors: UKPAKA C.P., IMINABO J.T., AND IMINABO, M.

Vol 3 , No 1, June 2017, Pg 280 - 289

This paper describes detailed study of calcium carbonate scale deposit on crude oil flow lines in the Niger Delta region. The investigation conducted revealed that the crude oil production could come to a half if a major delivery or discharge line, containing a considerable amount of hard effluent or supersaturated produced water, is blocked by …Read More »

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Soil Nutrients and Heavy Metal Concentrations in Wetland Sediments Exposed to Crude Oil in Andoni, Rivers State

Authors: BOISA N. AND GOGONTE E. E.

Vol 3 , No 1, June 2017, Pg 303 - 317

Wetland sediments that have not been previously characterized were sampled from nine crude oil contaminated sites and three (control) sites in Andoni local government area of Rivers State, Nigeria. Parameters such as pH, particle size distribution, soil nutrients (N,P,K, organic carbon, organic matter) and heavy metals were analysed. The aim of the study was to …Read More »

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SOCIO-LEGAL IMPLICATIONS OF OIL AND GAS EXPLORATION ON THE RIGHTS AND WELL-BEING OF THE PEOPLE OF THE NIGER DELTA

Authors: EMEJURU,PETER IKECHUKWU AND AYOTAMUNO, M. YOUNG

Vol 3 , No 1, June 2017, Pg 327 - 347

Environmental despoliation, paucity of infrastructure, economic deprivation and systemic poverty, total alienation from policy making and management structure of oil and gas company, total neglect and discontent, disregard for the rule of law, overthrow of constituted authorities at community levels, extreme human rights violations, petro-violence:intra and inter communal conflicts and “rebellion” against Nigerian state are …Read More »

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SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACT OF PETROLEUM EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION ACTIVITIES IN GOKANA LGA, RIVERS STATE, NIGERIA.

Authors: Akue, Leka-oscar

Vol 3 , No 1, June 2017, Pg 31 - 42

This study was conducted in Gokana LGA Rivers State, Nigeria. The aim was to assess the impacts of petroleum exploration and production (E&P) activities on the socio-economic status of the study area. The entire study area was divided in to two different strata; communities that host oil and gas facilities as Experimental communities while those …Read More »

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PHYTOREMEDIATION OF CRUDE OIL POLLUTED SOIL: A REVIEW FOCUSING ON HYPERACCUMULATORS AND THEIR STRUCTURAL ADAPTATION

Authors: AJURU, MERCY G. AND NMOM, FELICIA W.

Vol 3 , No 1, June 2017, Pg 11 - 30

The contamination of the environment by toxic metals poses a threat for Humans and the biosphere, leading to reduction of agricultural productivity and damaging the health of the ecosystem. The use of naturally occurring organisms to clean up hydrocarbon polluted sites by transforming toxic and other undesirable materials into more benign or volatile substances is …Read More »

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ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CLIMATE CHANGE, ENERGY USE AND ECONOMIC GROWTH IN NIGERIA

Authors: ABIODUN EDWARD ADELEGAN AND MICHAEL OGUWUIKE ENYOGHASIM

Vol 3 , No 1, June 2017, Pg 318 - 326

The impact of climate change on the global economy is now in the front burner as the most significant threat facing mankind in the 21st century. The objective of the paper is to empirically examine the impact of climate change on energy use and economic growth in Nigeria. In order to realize the above objective, …Read More »

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OIL AND GAS EXPLORATION, POVERTY AND IT’S CONSEQUENCES ON THE PEOPLE OF NIGER DELTA: THE BAYELSA STATE EXPERIENCE

Authors: NEIN GODKNOWS AND OYABAASUENI

Vol 3 , No 1, June 2017, Pg 84 - 97

Bayelsa State, a region in the Niger Delta is characterized by accidents of spillages which affect both the fauna and flora of the area resulting in direct negative effects on the overall productivity potential of the area. The main objective of the study is to investigate oil and gas exploration, poverty and it’s consequences on …Read More »

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MODERN VERSUS TRADITIONAL EDUCATION IN NIGERIA: IMPLICATIONS FOR SOCIAL STRATIFICATION

Authors: DR. N.H.A. NWAFOR AND DR. (MRS.) J.E. AGUMAGU

Vol 3 , No 1, June 2017, Pg 98 - 106

The hue and cry for equalization of opportunities has been in the air in every clime for centuries, yet its thorny nature has become an enigma for educational systems to solve. In this paper, social stratification, the basis of social inequality, and its implications for Nigerian education system was highlighted. The paper also stressed that …Read More »

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MODELLING AND CONSTRUCTION OF A DOMESTIC HYDRO-TURBINE POWER PLANT MODEL

Authors: EMMANUEL IGHODALO OKHUELEIGBE AND OKHAIFOH JOSEPH E

Vol 3 , No 1, June 2017, Pg 116 - 136

This research is aimed atmodelling and construction of a domestic hydro-turbine power plant model that can generate electric power, which can be used at the domestic level to power electrical appliances in a simple, ecofriendly and cost-effective way. Locally-sourced materials were used for the construction of the Pelton wheel, the alternator, the casing and the …Read More »

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