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THE MASS MEDIA, WHISTLE BLOWING LAWS, AND CORRUPTION IN NIGERIA

The concepts of corruption, and whistle blowing laws under the Ethical and Social Responsibility Theories were reviewed in a brief literature. Findings revealed that the mass media through news, current affairs, features, documentaries and other media contents have supported whistle blowers, and thereby contributing to the fight against corruption in Nigeria.

Author : Collins Kediehor, Ph.D., Akerejola Williams, Ph.D., Ohikhena, Patrick, Ph.D. and Eke Robert, Ph.D.
Country : Nigeria
Page No : 1-13

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OPTICAL FIBER: A TOOL FOR MODERN COMMUNICATION

Data communications sometimes are slow. Often information gets leaked or may even get tapped. Data often is lost while being transferred from one place to another between components. Presence of noise leads to reduction of clarity of video on TV sets. There is a solution which eliminates many of these problems.

Author : Aniefiok O. Akpan
Country : Nigeria
Page No : 14-23

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STUDIES ON PROBIOTIC PROPERTIES OF LACTOCOCCUS LACTIS ISOLATED FROM INDIGENOUS YOGURT OF LOCAL MARKET IN BANGLADESH

A total of 35 lactic acid bacteria were isolated from 8 different yogurt samples consumed in Bangladesh. Isolation were done using MRS agar and M17 agar plate incubated anaerobically at 370C for 72 hours. The isolates were identified with respect to colonial, cellular morphology, and biochemical characteristics. Among these isolates four of the strain was identified as Lactococcus lactis naming as AR, BF, BK and IG.

Author : Md. Rafsanul Hoque, Kazi Rasel Uddin, Salina Akter and Md. Nazibur Rahman
Country : Bangladesh
Page No : 24-39

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BARRIERS ENCOUNTERED BY PATIENTS ON TB-DOTS THERAPY IN NDOLA URBAN DISTRICT, ZAMBIA

Out of 198 participants, 42.9% were aged 25-34 years, 52 % were females, 54% resided in highly density populated areas and 54.7% of them earned less than $ 40 per month. Barriers to TB-DOTS therapy identified were laboured access to TB treatment centres, experiencing TB drugs side effects, experienced and felt stigmatized for being TB patients and poor health workers attitude towards TB patients.

Author : Munyati Milimo Ellen, Siziya Seter, Nzala Haangwaze Selestine and Kabelenga Elijah
Country : Zambia
Page No : 40-46

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EFFECTS OF COGNITIVE APPRENTICESHIP INSTRUCTIONAL METHOD ON STUDENTS’ ACHIEVEMENT IN MOTOR VEHICLE MECHANICS WORK OF YOBE STATE TECHNICAL COLLEGES

The sample consisted of 35 NTC II MVM work students. Random sampling was used to obtain the sample. Instrument used for the study was MVM work Achievement Test (MVMWAT) prepared from past NABTEB NTC examination. The instrument was validated by four experts, two from Modibbo Adama University of Technology Yola, one from Federal College of Education (Technical) Potiskum and the other from Yobe state University, Damaturu. The instrument was not subjected to any reliability test, since NABTEB examination is a standard testing instrument.

Author : Dr. Kumazhege, S.Z. and Abdulhamid, Umar
Country : Nigeria
Page No : 47-54

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