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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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Information Behaviour and Political Participation of Women in Ijebuland of Ogun State, Nigeria

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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 Information Behaviour and Political Participation of Women in Ijebuland of Ogun State, Nigeria

By: Abimbola FAGBE

The paper investigated information behaviour and political participation of women in ijebuland of Ogun state, Nigeria.Six research questions guided the study and the data collection instrument used was the questionnaire, the study adopted survey research method.The findings of the study revealed that 70% of the respondents participated actively in politics and belong to a political party known as CAN (Action Congress of Nigeria). The study shows that information sources like Radio/Television, Books/Library, Newspaper/Magazine etc are readily available and often consulted by the respondents. Also the respondents indicated that they actively participates in the party meetings, women orientation and empowerment programmes and their information needs are basically on political issues, economic issues, marital responsibilities and empowerment programs. However, majority of the respondents indicated that education, economic factors, gender issues etcare the major hindrances to their information behaviour and political participation. Therefore, the study recommends that special emphasis should be laid on mandatory and free education of the girl child, making it the corporate responsibility of all parties involved in nation building from immediate family, the community, the society and the governments at all levels.

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2nd International Conference on Intelligent Computing and Emerging Technologies

School: Computing and Engineering Sciences

Department: Computer Science

Venue: Babcock Guest House Conference Room

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The Department of Computer Science, Babcock University Ilisan-Remo Ogun State, Nigeria in Conjunction with Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) Presents 2nd International Conference on THEME: EMERGING TRENDS IN IT FOR WEALTH CREATION AND SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY Date: November 13-15, 2016 Venue: Babcock Guest House Conference Room Registration deadline is November 1, 2016