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2021 ◽  
Vol 237 ◽  
pp. 106706
Author(s):  
F.O. Ogunsanwo ◽  
V.C. Ozebo ◽  
O.T. Olurin ◽  
J.D. Ayanda ◽  
J.O. Coker ◽  
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Author(s):  
Adamu Yusuf ◽  
Ogu Musa Akwe ◽  
Abudllahi Sule Ahmadu

The study examined the impact of TetFund interventions on human capital development in the Federal Polytechnics in the North Western Nigeria. A survey design was adopted. The study was guided by 2 research questions and 1 hypothesis. The population of the study consist of 1,162 beneficiaries of the Kaduna Polytechnic and Hussaini Adamu Federal Polytechnic Kazaure. The sample size of the study was 291 drawn from Krejcie and Morgan (1970). The study employed Mean (X) and Chi-Square (X2) tools for statistical analysis. The results show that there is a significant relationship between TetFund interventions and human capital development in the North Western Polytechnics. The study recommends amongst others that an early disbursement to benefiting institutions be made. KEYWORDS: Mean, Chi-square, Human Capital development.


2021 ◽  
Vol 39 ◽  
pp. 103118
Author(s):  
Liubov V. Golovanova ◽  
Vladimir B. Doronichev ◽  
Ekaterina V. Doronicheva ◽  
Vladimir F. Sapega ◽  
Michael S. Shackley

Mäetagused ◽  
2021 ◽  
Vol 80 ◽  
pp. 89-118
Author(s):  
Aivar Jürgenson ◽  

The article examines Baltic German research expeditions to the north-western Caucasus, including Abkhazia, in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, and analyses the results of these trips. Although some of these researchers, such as Peter Simon Pallas and Heinrich Klaproth, came from Germany, most of the researchers were from the Baltic provinces of the Russian tsarist state: Johann Anton Güldenstädt, Otto Moritz Ludwig von Engelhardt, Johann Jacob Friedrich Wilhelm Parrot, and Theodor von Tornau. The main focus of the article is on the descriptions of the north-western region of Abkhazia, where the historical region Dzhigetia or Small Abkhazia is located, and which was inhabited by the Dzhiget ethnic group until the 1860s. Using data from Baltic German authors, especially Theodor von Tornau, an attempt is made to answer the question of whether or not Dzhigetians belonged to the Abkhazians. The article provides an overview of the historical location and fate of Dzhigets in the 19th century. In general, the descriptions of the peoples of the Caucasus provided by the authors of the late 18th and early 19th centuries are superficial and do not follow a uniform classification. Therefore, their interpretation offers different possibilities today. The examples of recent interpretations given in the article convince us that Russian and Abkhaz authors have interpreted earlier authors differently. The most comprehensive accounts of Dzhigetia come from Theodor von Tornau, and it can be argued that the Dzhigetians were an Abkhaz ethnic group. The question of the affiliation of Dzhigets is important in today’s border disputes between Abkhazia and Russia. In the last decade, Russia has made territorial claims to Abkhazia in the region of historic Dzhigetia. It is also declared among the Russian scientific community that Dzhigetia is not historically-ethnically within the borders of Abkhazia. However, Tornau’s data refute these statements of Russian authors. The ethnicity of the peoples of the border areas would probably not solve today’s border problems, but would give to the parties of the dispute symbolic capital and moral support to defend their positions.


2021 ◽  
Vol 3 (1) ◽  
pp. 056-061
Author(s):  
Muhammad Nasiru Abubakar

The growing and management of Jatropha curcas, either on private, public or community land is poorly documented and there is little field experience that is being shared especially in North western Nigeria where it is still grown wild. The few growers are unable to achieve the optimum economic benefit from the plants. However, the recent importance attached to Jatropha in the Nigerian Savanna agro-ecology have revealed that, the crop is subject to attack by a diversity of arthropod pests’ species and diseases, some of which may warrant control measures taken against them. Diseases caused by a number of plant pathogenic (disease-causing) organisms such as fungi, bacteria, virus etc often have a significant economic impact on yield and quality of Jatropha plant, hence the need for adopting control measures become imperative in order to be managed for successful production. Therefore, there is need to conduct a research on common diseases affecting the growth and development of J. curcas and possible management practices in north western Nigeria.


Zootaxa ◽  
2021 ◽  
Vol 5005 (3) ◽  
pp. 257-275
Author(s):  
ELIZAVETA M. CHERTOPRUD ◽  
DMITRI M. PALATOV ◽  
MAXIM V. VINARSKI

A taxonomic revision of the stygobiont microsnails from north-western Transcaucasia (Krasnodar Krai, Russia) is presented. Two new genera—Schapsugia gen. n. and Tachira gen. n. are established. It is shown that the genus Paladilhiopsis does not occur in this area, and the snails previously assigned to this genus belong to Schapsugia gen. n. Two nominal species Paladilhiopsis orientalis Starobogatov, 1962, and P. subovata Starobogatov, 1962 are considered junior synonyms of Sch. pulcherrima (Starobogatov, 1962), based on a re-examination of their conchological variation. In addition, two more species of Schapsugia are described: Sch. kudepsta sp. nov. and Sch. occultata sp. nov. The anatomical structure of another species, Geyeria valvataeformis Starobogatov, 1962 was studied for the first time. It is revealed that it should be placed in a separate genus (Tachira gen. n.). Thus, the previously proposed placement of the microsnails from north-western Transcaucasia in hydrobiid genera from the Balkan Peninsula (Geyeria, Paladilhiopsis) is rejected.


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