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Article No :  1

FOOTLOOSE LEGISLATORS: IMPLICATIONS OF LEGISLATIVE CROSS-CARPETING ON MULTI-PARTY POLITICS IN NIGERIA’S FOURTH REPUBLIC

The study examines the high incidence of political cross-carpeting as obtained in the 8th National Assembly in Nigeria’s Fourth Republic. Building on the foundations of ideological disposition, it claims the widespread absence of political ideology, political careerization and the do or die dynamics of political leadership as the root causes of cross-carpeting amongst other causal factors.

Author : Yahaya Yakubu and Muhammad Jibrin Bamalli
Country : Nigeria
Page No : 01-08

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Article No :  2

FINANCIAL STABILITY OF MICROENTERPRISES

Microenterprises are significant to the country’s economic development since they effectively serve as source of Filipino entrepreneurial talent, however, despite their contributions to the country, they face numerous financial challenges. With this, the researcher analysed the financial stability of microenterprises in the city of Sto. Tomas, Batangas, Philippines in terms of capital adequacy, asset quality, management, earnings ability and liquidity. Descriptive method was used using self-constructed questionnaires to the 113 microenterprises.

Author : Mabel O. Lopez
Country : Philippines
Page No : 09-24

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Article No :  3

ETHNICITY AND NATIONALISM IN NIGERIA: THE PARADOX OF DUAL IDENTITIES

The underlying literally endeavor sets out to investigate the resulting identity crisis that derives from the interplay between ethnic and nationalist ideologies. The search for identity has and continues to be of immeasurable significant in man’s quest for significance and meaning, more so in Africa where self-consciousness remains in crisis having been assailed from of myriad of directions.

Author : Yahaya Yakubu
Country : Nigeria
Page No : 25-29

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Article No :  4

FINANCIAL SUSTAINABILITY OF TRAVEL AGENCIES IN BATANGAS PROVINCE, PHILIPPINES

Financial sustainability is an important factor for business survival and it would be a great help for every institution especially among travel agencies. In Batangas Province, these businesses are sprouting all over the province thus this study aimed to assess the financial sustainability of the travel agencies.

Author : Mabel O. Lopez
Country : Philippines
Page No : 30-44

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Article No :  5

INFLUENCE OF WORK SHIFT TO EMPLOYEES’ WELL-BEING

Health Care worker’s well-being has a great concern of employees and managers of many health organizations. Thus, this study aimed to determine the factors influencing the well-being of the health care employees with work shift in the Province of Batangas by using cities of Tanauan and Lipa in Batangas as sample area, also the health care workers respondent’s was used as a sample profile in terms of age, sex, civil status, job position, employment status and the type of rotating shift work.

Author : Wilbert D. Lumbera, MBA, Christian Laurence M. Lim, Vanessa M. Deleña and Joseph C. Rimas
Country : Philippines
Page No : 45-59

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Article No :  6

UNPACKING PUPILS’ READING ABILITY: EXAMINING THE EFFECT OF MARUNGKO APPROACH-BASED INTERVENTION PROGRAM FOR NON-READER PUPILS

The teaching of reading as a foundation skill is given importance and difficulties encountered by pupils in acquiring this essential skill are addressed with proper intervention. Hence, this study determined the efficiency and effectiveness of the Marungko approach-based reading remediation program in developing reading ability of pupils with frustration reading level.

Author : Richard Mendoza Bañez and Ma. Teresa Masangkay Urayan
Country : Philippines
Page No : 60-66

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Article No :  7

FOR A HOLISTIC CONCEPTION OF HUMAN HEALTH

This article aims to study the holistic conception of the human health. Thanks to the analytical method based on the World Health Organization, Anglo-Saxon scientific and Biblical conceptions of the human health, the author identified four related aspects, which are: physical, intellectual, spiritual and social relation dimensions.

Author : Buhendwa Rubango Jeff, C.T.
Country : DR Congo
Page No : 67-77

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Article No :  8

ECONOMIC FACTORS AFFECTING EFFECTIVE PROVISION OF ART SERVICES TO PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV AND THEIR MITIGATION STRATEGIES IN NDOLA DISTRICT, ZAMBIA: HEALTHCARE WORKERS’ PERSPECTIVE

Economic factors affecting effective provision of ART included HIV-stigma, non-disclose of patient’s HIV status, defaulting from treatment, poverty, congestion in ART clinics, long waiting time for patients to be attended to, lack of privacy in ART centres and inadequate trained staffs in HIV/AIDS management skills.

Author : Kabelenga Elijah, Khoza Kazamula Phenias, Ngula Monde and Naude M Suzan
Country : Zambia
Page No : 78-86

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Article No :  9

PREVALENCE AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH UNDERNUTRITION AMONG CHILDREN BELOW FIVE YEARS OF AGE: A CASE STUDY OF MURTALA MUHAMMED SPECIALIST HOSPITAL KANO STATE, NIGERIA

This study was conducted to determine the Prevalence and factors associated with malnutrition among less than 5 years patients attending Paediatrics clinic at Murtala Muhammed Specialist Hospital (MMSH) Kano State, Nigeria. This is as the result of the scanty information on the prevalence of the under 5 malnutrition in Kano State and its locally generalized factors associated with.

Author : Maje, M.H., Koki, A.Y., Muhammad, K.U. and Kaila, M.
Country : Nigeria
Page No : 87-102

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Article No :  10

THE INFLUENCE OF FIRMS’ CAPABILITY ON DELIVERY OF QUALITY OUTSOURCED ICT SERVICES IN KENYA: A CASE STUDY OF A PUBLIC INSTITUTION

The research findings revealed that independent variables namely; IT capability, organization capability and vendor management capability contribute to delivery of quality outsourced ICT services. Each of these factors had a positive and significant influence on the dependent variable. The research further revealed that the intervening variables (information sharing, communication quality and collaborative participation) have an influence which is either significant or insignificant on the relationships between independent variables and dependent variable.

Author : Sally L. Kiteme and Dr. Agnes N. Wausi
Country : Kenya
Page No : 103-113

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Article No :  11

ELECTION VIOLENCE AND THE ISSUE OF POLITICAL INSTABILITY IN NIGERIA (1999-2015)

This paper has examines electoral violence in Nigeria from 1999-20015, covering five events of periodic elections. The methodology used in this study has reviewed relevant literatures from secondary source of data, taken Nigerian States as an area of study.

Author : Jibrin Ubale Yahaya and Musa Mohammed Bello
Country : Nigeria
Page No : 114-133

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Article No :  12

FORMULATION OF SOME CLASSES OF STANDARD SOLVABLE BI-QUADRATIC CONGRUENCE OF EVEN COMPOSITE MODULUS-A GENERALISATION

In this paper, some classes of standard solvable bi-quadratic congruence of even composite modulus are formulated. The formulae established are tested true using some suitable examples. Formulation makes it easy to find all the solutions. It is time-saving and simple. Formulation is the merit of the paper. No need to use Chinese Remainder Theorem. Formulation is the merit of the paper.

Author : Prof. B.M. Roy
Country : India
Page No : 134-137

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Article No :  13

EVALUATING THE CHALLENGES OF RURAL POVERTY REDUCTION, NASAARAWA STATE

This paper discusses the challenges of rural poverty reduction in Nigeria with Nasarawa State as a focus. It gives a clarification of “rural” and “poverty” as concepts. The paper looks at various poverty reduction strategies by successive governments in Nigeria and agreed that such strategies did not yield the desired results as more than half of the country’s population wallows in poverty.

Author : Amangwai Josiah Monday, Yahaya A. Adadu and Dr. Tom Abu Usman
Country : Nigeria
Page No : 138-148

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Article No :  14

TREASURY SINGLE ACCOUNT, FRAUD DETECTION AND PREVENTION IN THE NIGERIAN PUBLIC SECTOR: AN EMPIRICAL REVIEW

The public sector reforms that commenced in 2003 brought about considerable amount of changes as to the manner in which government conducts is businesses. Amongst which includes the introduction of Treasury Single Account, been a central revenue pooling system it has been lauded in different quarters since implementation in 2015 as cure all syndrome for public sector fraud.

Author : Abdullahi N. Liman, Canice E. Erunke and Yahaya Yakubu
Country : Nigeria
Page No : 149-158

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Article No :  15

IMPLICATIONS OF UNIVERSALIZING LIBERAL DEMOCRACY ON NON-WESTERN SOCIETIES: AFRICA IN FOCUS

Although political culture as a framework for analysis revolves around and implies a trivialization of political economy, the focus here is to evaluate it as a complex whole in a bid to regurgitate the supposed interplay between culture and institutions. Contrary to conventional knowledge the study upon reviewing relevant theoretical and parochial literature is of the views that no individual or society was birthed with democratic or non-democratic culture.

Author : Yahaya Yakubu
Country : Nigeria
Page No : 159-164

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Article No :  16

COFFEE LOVER’S CHOICE: WHAT MATTERS MOST?

To obtain the needed data from 100 respondents, the researchers used the survey questionnaire following a quota sampling and convenience sampling design. The statistical tools used were frequency, weighted mean, and ANOVA to test the factors influencing customer buying behavior and their profile.

Author : Ronel M. Sapungan, Lucina S. Lat, Dennis B. Legaspi, Jasmin A. Matanguihan, Steven Kyle G. Billones, Nathaniel B. Mendoza and Mary Grace O. Yap
Country : Philippines
Page No : 165-185

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Article No :  17

ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE OF BUSINESS PROCESS OUTSOURCING COMPANY

This study made use descriptive method of research to determine the respondents’ assessment in their organizational culture in terms of leadership, communication, and teamwork. The researchers considered 100 respondents currently employed at business process outsourcing in Lipa City, Batangas as the subject of the study using a snowball sampling method.

Author : Wilbert D. Lumbera, MBA and Judy Ann G. Silva
Country : Philippines
Page No : 186-198

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Article No :  18

GENDER BIAS IN EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Gender bias is evident in workplaces. This gender discrimination among men and women are often observed in different context as they experience unequal opportunity because of their sexual orientation. Thus, a descriptive method was used to determine the observance of gender bias in employment opportunity in the Municipality of Talisay, Batangas. The 241 out of 301 employees were chosen to be the respondents. No sampling design was used since the researchers targeted the total population.

Author : Ronel M. Sapungan, Maria Jessie S. Leong, Lucina S. Lat, Mabel O. Lopez, Rachel Anne O. Almirante and Keith M. Bandong
Country : Philippines
Page No : 199-216

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Article No :  19

BRICKS OR CLICKS: A BANKING APPROACH

The study was conducted to determine the factors influencing the preferred banking approach of the commercial bank clients in Tanauan City, Batangas in terms of adaptability, cost of transaction, ease of use, and security. They were characterized based on age, sex, educational attainment, civil status, and occupation. Also, the researchers intended to know if there is a significant difference on the factors that influence the preferred banking approach and the respondents’ profile.

Author : Wilbert D. Lumbera, MBA, Judy Ann G. Silva, Renzie Mae P. Leyesa and Amabelle G. Viñas
Country : Philippines
Page No : 217-230

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Article No :  20

MODIFICATION OF POLYVINYL ACETATE WITH HYDROXYLATED AVOCADO SEED OIL AS A COPOLYMER BINDER FOR POSSIBLE APPLICATION IN COATING INDUSTRY

The study explored the modification of conventional polyvinyl acetate (PVAc) with hydroxylated oil for possible application in coating industry. Avocado seed oil was extracted, epoxidised and hydroxylated. The hydroxylated avocado seed oil (HASO) was blended with conventional polyvinyl acetate in different ratio of 10 to 60% of hydroxylated oil, to develop HASO/PVAc copolymer binder

Author : Gidigbi, J.A., Osemeahon, S.A., Ngoshe, A.M. and Babanyaya, A.
Country : Nigeria
Page No : 231-244

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Article No :  21

SPORTS SKILLS OF SECONDARY LEVEL STUDENTS AT SAN PASCUAL DISTRICT

The study aimed to determine sports skills of secondary level students at San Pascual District. Specifically, the study dealt on the assessment of teachers on students’ sports skills such as badminton, table tennis, volleyball and basketball. It also included the development of students’ skills and the problems that teachers met. Moreover, the study utilized the descriptive method of research with a researchers-made questionnaire as the main instrument to gather data.

Author : Davidsol M. Mendoza
Country : Philippines
Page No : 245-255

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Article No :  22

REDUCTION OF DROPPING TILES IN RKSL DEPARTMENT THROUGH RE-DESIGN OF SUCTION CUP AT MSM INCORPORATED, PHILIPPINES

In this view, the researcher came up to the idea of conducting a study on the production of ceramic tiles which focused on eliminating defects due to dropping of tiles. The study was conducted at MSM Incorporated. Series of observations were done and one of the major defects encountered by the company is the dropping of tiles. More defects means profit loss in the company. Since the company allowed the researcher to get necessary data, they conducted thorough observations in the production line.

Author : Engr. Joel R. Cornejo
Country : Philippines
Page No : 256-265

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Article No :  23

MICROBIOLOGICAL AND PARASITOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT OF VEGETABLES SOLD AT OWENA IJESA MARKET OSUN STATE, NIGERIA

This study showed the presence of organisms of health significance on retail vegetables, reduction of risk of human illness can be achieved through controlling points of potential contamination from handling, transportation, processing of raw vegetables and strict government laws banning the use of untreated fertilizer on farm produce.

Author : Ojo T.P., Ajayi, O.O. and Balogun, O.B.
Country : Nigeria
Page No : 266-274

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Article No :  24

PERCEPTION OF PRIVATE SECTOR EMPLOYERS ON EMPLOYABILITY OF OVERSCHOOLED BUSINESS EDUCATION GRADUATES IN ONITSHA, NIGERIA

This descriptive study sought to determine the perceptions of Private Sector employers of labour on the effects of overschooling on employability of business education graduates in Onitsha, Anambra State of Nigeria. The subjects for the study were 145 private business employers purposively drawn from Onitsha metropolis. A structured, validated and reliable instrument questionnaire captioned Employer Rating the Effects of Overshooling on Business Education Graduates (EREOBEG) was used for data collection.

Author : Dr. Angela Chekwube Ekoh-Nweke, Offia Nneka Anthonia and Professor Mkpa Agu Mkpa
Country : Nigeria
Page No : 275-283

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Article No :  25

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND THE EXTENT OF ITS IMPLEMENTATION IN HOST COMMUNITY

The topic of this research work was based on corporate social responsibility and the extent of its implementation on host community. Four research objectives, questions and hypotheses were formulated to address the problem of the study. The main instrument for data collation was questionnaire, administered to 245 respondents in the geographical area where the companies are situated and where the research took place.

Author : Sunday Ewah, Ph.D., Patrick Igbaji, Ph.D. and Felix B. Iyang
Country : Nigeria
Page No : 284-304

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