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High group B streptococcus carriage rates in pregnant women in a tertiary institution in Nigeria

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Charles J. Elikwu
2016-12-21

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African Traditional Government: A Case Study of Shaka the Zulu

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ABIODUN ADESEGUN
2016-11-02

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Ontology: A Case for Disease and Drug Knowledge Discovery

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ERNEST ONUIRI
2016-09-12

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Abstract of High group B streptococcus carriage rates in pregnant women in a tertiary institution in Nigeria

By: Charles J. Elikwu

Introduction: in contrast to industrialized countries, until recently Group B Streptococcus (GBS) was infrequently reported in the developing world. This study was aimed at investigating the prevalence of GBS maternal colonization and to analyze the serotype distribution among the isolates. Methods: vagino-rectal swabs collected from pregnant women were cultured for GBS using conventional media. Swabs were also taken from the mouths, ears and umbilical stumps of the neonates born to colonized mothers. Multiplex PCR and a conventional PCR to discern the gbs2018-ST-17 gene (specific for sequence type(ST)-17 clone) was performed to characterize the Group B streptococcus isolates. Results: a total of 300 pregnant women and 53 neonates were studied by culture but only 175 mothers by PCR. GBS was identified in four (6.8%) of 59 (19.7%) neonates of colonized mothers. Out of 175 mothers investigated by PCR, 112 (64%) were colonized. Serotype Ia (23.9%) was the most common among vagino-rectal... Read More

Abstract of African Traditional Government: A Case Study of Shaka the Zulu

By: ABIODUN ADESEGUN

Bantu is a general name given to a vast group of peoples who speak several hundred different languages that can be shown to be related to one another. The Bantu who settled in South Africa belonged to a branch of Bantu peoples known as the Southern Bantu. They can be divided into a number of groups by reference to their languages. The east-coast strip was the home of numerous tribes belonging to the Nguni-speaking group. By the 18th century they occupied the coastal area as far as the Great Fish River and were beginning to settle to the Southwest of that river in a land known as Zuurveld. The Bantu were organized in tribes, each of which consisted of one central clan, though it may contain members of other clans as well. The advent of Europeans on African soil did not meet a vacuum. Africans had systems of government that served them well. This paper investigated the rise of Shaka, the Zulu and his contribution to African traditional government that became a formidable obstacle to British imperialism in Southern Africa in the 19th century. Keywords: administration, military, despot, and loyalty

Abstract of Ontology: A Case for Disease and Drug Knowledge Discovery

By: ERNEST ONUIRI

A number of medical conditions are still incurable today, some are even auto-immune. When people come down with disease conditions like lupus, Alzheimer, multiple sclerosis, schizophrenia, diabetes, cancer, asthma, Creutzfeldt-Jakob, AIDS and a host of others, they become incapacitated, lose major functions and most just wait until they die. These conditions are usually very cruel to those who suffer them. The lack of cure for these conditions is partly due to the fact that their causative agents are not clearly known or understood. One might be tempted to presume that with the completion of the Human Genome Project, solutions would have been derived for such disease conditions. It is only wise to think that such conditions have so far remained major challenges to medical researchers because they have multiple causes. Ontology, a widely accepted Knowledge Representation (KR) paradigm is therefore proposed as a KR technique to holistically attempt to address the gaps by first identifying all the causative elements, and then being able to proffer viable solutions to such conditions.

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HPLC Analyis of Sis Miscellaneus Antibacterial Drugs

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Secret Rapture: An Exegetical Study of Matthew 24:20

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IKECHI CHIDI EKPENDU
2014-08-30

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High group B streptococcus carriage rates in pregnant women in a tertiary institution in Nigeria

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2016-12-21

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Abstract of HPLC Analyis of Sis Miscellaneus Antibacterial Drugs

By: ADEBAYO ONIGBINDE

Nalidixic acid, combine with synthetic compound trimethroprim and sulfamethoxazole are very effective in treating infections of the urinary tract. Chloramphenicol is a natural compound found in streptomyces, but it can also be easily synthesized. Chloramphenicol is used in treating a wide range of bacterial diseases, for example thyroid and parrot fever. Furazolidizone is used mainly against tricomanades and intestinal bacterial. The analysis of six different antibacterial drugs was obtained with an SB-C18 ZORBAX column (figure 1). Fluorescence spectrophortometry can also be used to detect some of these antibacterial drugs. For example trimethroprim and sulfamethoxazole were analyzed and detected with a fluorescence detector. The fluorescence spectra is shown in Figure 2

Abstract of Secret Rapture: An Exegetical Study of Matthew 24:20

By: IKECHI CHIDI EKPENDU

There seem to be a misunderstanding or misrepresentation of Matthew 24:20 on the manner of the second coming of Christ which has not only obscured the true meaning of this subject, but given a false understanding of the event apostle Paul was describing, while writing to Titus, referred to as "the blessed hope." The paper sought to inquire on the concept of secret rapture, discover its right interpretation of the text. Historical Grammatical Method of inquiry was used in this study. It was discovered that the secret rapture idea is foreign to the text when looked at in context, proved that the idea of the secrete rapture and its concomitant "left behind" theory is nothing but what is technically known as eisegesis: the ideas was read into the text and gave a correct interpretation of this text, to prove that the coming of Jesus is what all eyes will witness. The paper suggests that.the Second Advent of Christ is not only the climax and consummation of time but wrongly understood one cannot be prepared for this grand event of the ages

Abstract of High group B streptococcus carriage rates in pregnant women in a tertiary institution in Nigeria

By: Charles J. Elikwu

Introduction: in contrast to industrialized countries, until recently Group B Streptococcus (GBS) was infrequently reported in the developing world. This study was aimed at investigating the prevalence of GBS maternal colonization and to analyze the serotype distribution among the isolates. Methods: vagino-rectal swabs collected from pregnant women were cultured for GBS using conventional media. Swabs were also taken from the mouths, ears and umbilical stumps of the neonates born to colonized mothers. Multiplex PCR and a conventional PCR to discern the gbs2018-ST-17 gene (specific for sequence type(ST)-17 clone) was performed to characterize the Group B streptococcus isolates. Results: a total of 300 pregnant women and 53 neonates were studied by culture but only 175 mothers by PCR. GBS was identified in four (6.8%) of 59 (19.7%) neonates of colonized mothers. Out of 175 mothers investigated by PCR, 112 (64%) were colonized. Serotype Ia (23.9%) was the most common among vagino-rectal... Read More

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The status of parental notification policy and practice for students involved with alcohol abuse at

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Artificial Intelligence (AI): The Christian Perspective

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The Multi-Tasking Role of Non-Teaching Staff in an E-Learning Programme of a Dual Mode Institution-

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Abstract of The status of parental notification policy and practice for students involved with alcohol abuse at

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Parental notification policies and practices have been found to reduce alcohol and drug use at universities in the United States of America. This study examined the status of parental notification policy and practice at a faith-based private university in Nigeria for students involved with alcohol use. The study revealed that the absence of a documented policy on procedure on parental notification led to inconsistencies in the informal notification practices. Parents, staff and students expressed varied degrees of frustration at the lack of proper parental notification practices. Factors such as mode of notification, timing and purpose of notification, clarification of familial relationships between students and parents–guardian emerged as key indicators. The study recommends that Nigeria as a nation contextualize the American Higher Education Reauthorization Act of 1998 and enact legislation on parental notification that will inform the development of a parental notification policy in Nigerian universities.

Abstract of Artificial Intelligence (AI): The Christian Perspective

By: Ebenezer Oyenuga

The issues and concepts of providing machines that imitate or duplicate the function of the human brain, and sometimes fool humans have been the trend of the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI). This paper explains various schools of thought comparing machines to humans, as well as highlighting some basic limitations of AI. It presents a Christian biblical perspective that shows that intelligence or natural intelligence is a gift from God; who holds the answers to the mysteries or orders, coordination and cognition.

Abstract of The Multi-Tasking Role of Non-Teaching Staff in an E-Learning Programme of a Dual Mode Institution-

By: Ebenezer Oyenuga

The success of any dual mode institutions cannot be permutated without the supporting role of non-teaching staff. Today, millions of people are enrolled as students in dual mode institutions all over the world and Nigeria is not left out. The number of qualified candidates who cannot be absorbed into the Nigerian tertiary institutions keeps soaring yearly. This paper examines the multitasking role of non-teaching staff in dual mode institutions, benchmarks for dual mode instutions, and why Babcock University is keying into it and made robust recommendations which include making available training and retraining of staff, stable power upply and High-Speed Internet services which will make for an excellent e-Learning experience(Dual Mode).

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