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Abraka, Nigeria

The Delta State University, Abraka - popularly known as DELSU, Abraka - is a State government university of Nigeria with a main campus located at Abraka, Delta and a campus at Anwai, Asaba. With the 1995 Amended Edict, now have a campus at Oleh. The University runs a multi-campus system with three campuses within a distance of about 200 km apart. Currently, with a student population of about 36,000 , the University offers a range of programmes from the full-time certificate, diploma and degree programmes to part-time evening and weekend degree programmes. The University offers post-graduate studies up to a doctoral level. A staff/student counselling centre, an e-learning centre, student accommodation and sporting facilities amidst others are available support services.. It is one of twenty-five federal universities which are overseen and accredited by the National Universities Commission. Wikipedia.

Iwegbue C.M.,Delta State University, Abraka
Environmental monitoring and assessment | Year: 2015

The concentrations of metals (Cd, Pb, Ni, Cr, Cu, Co, Fe, Mn, and Zn) were determined in selected brands of canned mackerel, sardine, and tuna in Nigeria with a view to providing information on the dietary intakes of metals and lifelong health hazards associated with the consumption of these products. The concentrations of metals were determined by using atomic absorption spectrometry after acid digestion. The mean concentrations of metals in canned mackerel, sardine, and tuna were found as 0.04-0.58, 0.06-0.44, 0.32-0.83 μg/g for Cd; 0.05-2.82, 0.70-2.98, 0.23-2.56 μg/g for Pb, 1.33-11.33, <0.20-17.53, nd-34.2 μg/g for Ni, 0.49-3.79, 0.22-1.89, 0.66-14.39 μg/g for Cr, 0.33-0.92, 0.03-1.51, <0.08-1.31 μg/g for Cu, 0.11-2.17, nd-0.75, 0.14-0.50 μg/g for Co, 6.45-26.90, 6.06-53.54, 3.06-95.78 μg/g for Fe, 2.30-3.84, 0.95-21.78, 1.65-2.33 μg/g for Mn, 1.15-7.19, 3.60-17.88, 1.21-5.35 μg/g for Zn, respectively. The mean concentrations of Cd, Pb, and Fe in some of these brands of canned fish were above their permissible limits while other metals occurred at levels below their permissible limits. The estimated daily intakes of metals from consumption of 20.8 g fish per day by a 60 kg body weight adult were below the provisional tolerable daily intakes for Cd, Pb, Ni, Cr, and Cu and recommended daily intakes for Co, Fe, Mn, and Zn. The estimated target hazard quotients of the examined metals were less than 1 in the majority of the samples indicating no long-term health hazard at the present circumstance. Source

Iwegbue C.M.A.,Delta State University, Abraka
Food Additives and Contaminants: Part B Surveillance | Year: 2011

Results are presented for the determination of levels of Ca, Cd, Ni, Cr, Cu, Pb, Mn, Zn Fe, Co and Mg in candies and chocolates consumed in southern Nigeria. Mean concentrations of metals in both confectionaries ranged 7.7-1405.2 μg/g1 for Ca, 50.001-0.2 μg/g for Cd, 1.4-7.9 μg/g for Ni, 0.4-3.0 μg/g for Cr, 50.08-2.3 μg/g for Pb, 0.4-12.6 μg/g for Mn, 0.6-8.0mg/g for Zn, 1.7-12.3 μg/g for Fe, 50.05-1.49 μg/g for Co, and 8.4-576.1 μg/g for Mg. The data showed that that these metals are not present at harmful levels. Concentrations of nickel and chromium were slightly elevated but were comparable to levels reported in similar food items elsewhere in the world. © 2011 Taylor & Francis. Source

Iwegbue C.M.A.,Delta State University, Abraka
American Journal of Food Technology | Year: 2012

The concentrations of zinc, iron, chromium, calcium, magnesium, nickel, lead, copper, cobalt and cadmium were determined in six major classes of biscuits in Nigerian market after acid digestion by flame atomic absorption spectrophotometry. The mean concentrations of metals in various biscuit classes ranged from 29.06-49.27, 45.02-109.00, 0.39-0.72, 0.01-2.90, 205.64-395.27, 118.10-121.30, 2.15-4.88, <0.001-1.07, 0.53-5.04, nd-1.30, 0.03-0.05 μg g -1 for Zn, Fe, Cr, Mn, Ca, Mg, Ni, Pb, Cu. Co and Cd, respectively. The estimated daily intake in μg kg -1 body weight is below the prescribed Tolerable Daily Intake (TDI) values for each metal except for nickel. © 2012 Academic Journals Inc. Source

Anomohanran O.,Delta State University, Abraka
Energy Policy | Year: 2012

Greenhouse gas emission and its effect on the environment have gained the attention of researchers, environmentalists and policy makers in recent times. This is as a result of its devastating impact both on the climate and the environment. Records of natural gas produced and natural gas flared in Nigeria from 1999 to 2009 were collected and subjected to descriptive analysis as well as the Reference Approach method of greenhouse gas determination. Result showed that the total gas produced in Nigeria from 1999 to 2009 was 502 million cubic meters while 237 million cubic meters, representing 47% was flared. Result also showed that the total gas flared reduced from 23 million cubic meters in 1999 to 14 million cubic meters in 2009. Result indicates that the total quantity of carbon dioxide emitted between 1999 and 2009 was found to be 457 million metric tons which is 23.1 percent when compared with the global value of 1979 million metric tons. Result further indicates that an estimated sum of 11 billion dollars is lost annually to gas flaring in Nigeria. It is recommended that the government should put in place appropriate and implementable policies to end gas flaring in Nigeria. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. Source

Human identification is a major task undertaken in forensic sciences. Palato-rugoscopy is based on the principle that no two palates are the same. The study of palatine rugae and the study of fingerprints are sometimes complementary as they operate in similar methods based on same scientific basis. The study intends to describe the shape and gender distribution of the palatine rugae and their prevalence in the studied population. The study sample consisted of 84 subjects, 42 males and 42 females of Urhobo ethnic and cultural background, between 17 and 30 years old, with full complement of maxillary teeth, drawn purposively from Abraka. The prevalence of palatal rugae shapes was: line (27.2%), sinuous (21.1%), angle (18.1%), polymorphhic (15.5%), point (7.5%), curve (6.2%), circle (4.2%). The total number of palatal rugae shape in the overall sample was 520, with females being slightly higher (51.5%) having mean of 6.38 (SD 1.45) than males (48.5%) having mean of 6 (SD 1.72). However, the difference between male and female was not statistically significant. The individualized pattern of palatal rugae makes it a reliable guiding tool in forensic identification. Source

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