Publications:

SYNTHESIS AND PRELIMINARY CHARACTERIZATION OF METAL COMPLEXES OF 1, 2-DIHYDROXYANTHRAQUINONEBASED AZO COMPOUND

Authors: HAMILTON-AMACHREE, AKENS AND ADIUKWU, PATRICIA U.

Vol 2 , No 2, December 2016, Pg 27 - 33

This paper reports the preliminary characterization of six transition metal complexes of an azo compound derived from the well-established coupling reaction between the diazonium salt of the substituted aromatic amine: 2- aminobenzoic acid and the coupler, 1, 2-dihydroxyanthraquinone.The products yield was between 75% – 85%. The resultant metal complexes were preliminarily characterized using melting point, …Read More »

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SPECTROPHOTOMETRIC DETERMINATION OF SEDIMENTATION RATES OF CuS and BaS IN AQUEOUS MEDIA

Authors: KONNE, J.L, ADIUKWU, P.U. AND IZONFUO, W.A.L.

Vol 2 , No 2, December 2016, Pg 57 - 65

The sedimentation rates of CuS and BaS were determined by measuring the % transmittance with time of the metal sulphide precipitates in aqueous media. The results showed that the sedimentation rates of CuS decrease with increase in [Cu2+] at constant [S2-] and also with increase in [S2-] at constant [Cu2+]. On the other hand, the …Read More »

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REPOSITIONING PLANNING POLICIES FOR EFFECTIVE CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION IN PORT HARCOURT

Authors: PAUL NEKABARI VISIGAH

Vol 2 , No 2, December 2016, Pg 75 - 87

Managing urban regions experiencing rapid urbanization is a daunting task. The shifting boundaries of the urban periphery, as well as the growing diversity of urban problems, further increases the management challenge, as well, the environmental challenges are exacerbated by the Oil and Gas activities in resource-rich regions, thereby increasing the vulnerabilities that cities dealwith. Thus, …Read More »

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OVERVIEW OF CRUDE OIL TOXICITY: A POTENTIAL HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARD IN THE NIGER DELTA

Authors: IGWE, F. U., DOKUBO, A AND UKPAKA, C. P

Vol 2 , No 2, December 2016, Pg 94 - 104

Overview of the possible toxicity impact of crude oil spillage and retention in the environment was considered. In the Niger delta region where most of Nigeria’s crude oil activities are concentrated, the population is constantly exposed to crude oil which contains mixtures of toxic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), heavy metals and other organic and inorganic …Read More »

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OIL MULTINATIONAL COMPANIES AND DEVELOPMENT OF HOST COMMUNITIES IN THE NIGER DELTA

Authors: IGWE, ROLAND IGWE AND ORLU CHUKWUEMEKA

Vol 2 , No 2, December 2016, Pg 34 - 42

The exploration and drilling of mineral oil in the Niger Delta region have produced severe consequences for most host communities which serve to create, maintain and reinforce poverty in the region. Many related consequences include the exploration of land and water resources and pollution of the rural landscape through spillages perpetrated by the oil multinational …Read More »

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OIL AND GAS: IMPLICATIONS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN THE NIGER DELTA

Authors: N. H. A. NWAFOR AND G. A. I. NWOGU

Vol 2 , No 2, December 2016, Pg 1 - 9

The paper took a cursory look at the historical antecedents of oil and gas in Nigeria, and highlighted the adverse effects of oil exploration and exploitation in the Niger Delta region, especially on the socio-economic and environmental life of the oil-bearing communities vis-a-vis the flora and fauna. The paper concludes that the wealth of the …Read More »

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LESSONS FROM THE OGONILAND UNEP REPORT FOR NEW OIL AND GAS FRONTIERS IN AFRICA

Authors: AKPEZI OGBUIGWE

Vol 2 , No 2, December 2016, Pg 10 - 26

Nigeria undoubtedly has been Africa’s foremost oil producer until recently when now and again, Angola overtakes Nigeria in its crude oil production as reported in the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Monthly Oil Market Report. Nevertheless, Nigeria has led other African countries in production volumes and has had the highest proven crude oil reserves. …Read More »

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INTERNAL AUDIT AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE EFFECTIVENESS IN THE NIGERIAN OIL AND GAS SECTOR: EVIDENCE FROM SELECTED OIL AND GAS COMPANIES IN RIVERS STATE

Authors: EKE, GIFT O.

Vol 2 , No 2, December 2016, Pg 105 - 116

The major objective of this study was to determine the extent to which internal auditors assist management of oil and gas companies in achieving effective corporate governance. The descriptive research method was used in the investigation and the survey design was adopted. Sixty (60) respondents randomly selected from the internal audit, accounting and operations units …Read More »

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IMPLICATIONS OF LEGALIZING ILLEGAL REFINING OF CRUDE OIL OPERATION BY SOME NIGER DELTA YOUTHS IN RIVERS STATE, NIGERIA

Authors: AMAECHI, J. O AND OCHOGBA, C. O

Vol 2 , No 2, December 2016, Pg 43 - 56

The study investigated the implications of legalizing illegal refining of crude oil operation by some Niger Delta youths in Rivers State, Nigeria. A descriptive survey design was adopted for the study. A population of all male and female fuel consumers was adopted for the study. From this population, a sample size of 240 male and …Read More »

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HISTOPATHOLOGY OF THE ORGANS OF BROILER CHICKENS EXPOSED TO CRUDE PETROLEUM FLAME AND FUMES

Authors: AMAKIRI, NNIE OBIPIDIPO AND OWEN, ONYEMA JOSEPH

Vol 2 , No 2, December 2016, Pg 128 - 138

Histopathology of the organs of broiler chickens exposed to crude petroleum flame and fumes at varying distances over a period of 16hrs daily for 56 days in a poultry house were evaluated. The crude petroleum burning was simulated in a designed metal burner. The measured distances were 4m, 8m and 12m from the flame point. …Read More »

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