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Fountain University is in Oke Osun after the Osun Osogbo sacred grove in Osogbo, Nigeria. It was established by the Nasrul-lahi-li fathi Society of Nigeria in 2008. It is a privately owned Islamic faith-based university in Osun State. Presently, the university has two colleges: College of Natural and Applied science and College of Management and Social science. Colleges of Art, Engineering and Education are being proposed. Wikipedia.

Bello O.B.,Fountain University | Abdulmaliq S.Y.,Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University | Afolabi M.S.,University Of Ilorin | Ige S.A.,University Of Ilorin
African Journal of Biotechnology | Year: 2010

A two-year study was conducted on maize (Zea mays L.) at the University of Ilorin Teaching and Research Farm Ilorin, Nigeria, during 2005 and 2006 growing seasons. The objective was to investigate correlation between grain yield and other agronomic parameters using 10 open-pollinated maize varieties and their 45 F1 hybrids in a half diallel. Positive and significant phenotypic and genotypic correlations were found for days to 50% tasselling with plant and ear height, and grain yield with plant height, number of grains ear-1 and ear weight. Positive and significant environmental correlation was also recorded for grain yield with plant and ear height, and ear weight. The path analysis revealed that, days to 50% silking, ear weight and number of grains ear-1 had the highest direct effect on grain yield, while number of grains ear-1 had the highest moderate indirect negative effects on grain yield. Days to flowering, plant and ear height, number of grains ear-1 and ear weight could be the important selection criteria in improving open pollinated maize varieties and hybrids for high grain yield. © 2010 Academic Journals.

Salisu A.A.,University of Ibadan | Fasanya I.O.,Fountain University
Energy Policy | Year: 2013

In this paper, we provide two main innovations: (i) we analyze oil prices of two prominent markets namely West Texas Intermediate (WTI) and Brent using the two recently developed tests by Narayan and Popp (2010) and Liu and Narayan, 2010 both of which allow for two structural breaks in the data series; and (ii) the latter method is modified to include both symmetric and asymmetric volatility models. We identify two structural breaks that occur in 1990 and 2008 which coincidentally correspond to the Iraqi/Kuwait conflict and the global financial crisis, respectively. We find evidence of persistence and leverage effects in the oil price volatility. While further extensions can be pursued, the consideration of asymmetric effects as well as structural breaks should not be jettisoned when modelling oil price volatility. © 2012.

Salau A.,Fountain University | Yakubu M.,University Of Ilorin | Oladiji A.,University Of Ilorin
Indian Journal of Pharmacology | Year: 2013

Objectives: Folkloric claims on the use of a mixture of Anogeissus leiocarpus and Terminalia avicennioides root barks in tumor management exist without scientific evidence. This study aimed at investigating the phytochemical constituents and in vitro antiproliferative activity of these plants and their mixture. Materials and Methods: Phytochemical screening was carried out on the aqueous extracts after which various concentrations (0 to 1 000 μg/ml) were incubated with Ehrlich ascites carcinoma cell lines for 3 and 24 hours. Results: The extracts contained alkaloids, tannins, flavonoids, phenolics, saponins, phlobatannins, and terpenes. The separate extracts and their 1:1 mixture significantly (P<0.05) decreased the computed percentage viability of the cell lines in a dose- and time-dependent manner. Conclusions: The antiproliferative activity may be due to the presence of the bioactive compounds in the extracts and has a potential in the management of tumor.

Olajire A.A.,Ladoke Akintola University of Technology | Azeez L.,Fountain University
Chemistry and Ecology | Year: 2014

Concentrations of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) of the city air in Oba Akran road, Lagos were investigated. The chlorinated VOCs and xylene in Oba Akran were high. The average benzene/toluene ratio in Oba Akran was 1.7 suggesting that vehicular emission was a possible VOC source in most areas of Oba Akran. The toluene/(m+p-xylene) ratio also suggests a common source of toluene and xylene at these sites, presumably organic solvent used by industries located at Oba Akran. Our results showed that 7.10 tons of CO 2 equivalents of VOCs are being emitted per year from Oba Akran. Xylenes were found to be the largest contributor to the ozone formation followed by trichloroethylene. A multivariate statistical analysis (Factor analysis extracted with Principal Component Analysis) has been applied to a set of data, and it was found that the main principal components, extracted from the air VOC pollution data, were related to gasoline and oil combustion/industrial activities. © 2013 Taylor & Francis.

Salisu A.A.,Abeokuta Federal University of Agriculture | Salisu A.A.,University of Ibadan | Ayinde T.O.,Fountain University
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews | Year: 2016

The proliferation of papers on energy demand modeling has offered different dimensions both in terms of methodology and estimation. While this development has strengthened our understanding of the subject, it may render the identification of gaps in the literature arduous for future research. Thus, this study sets out to document some emerging issues that seem to have engendered new directions on energy demand modeling ranging from asymmetric price responses, time varying demand parameters, triangulation analyses to seasonal and climate change effects. It is hoped that access to this review complemented with the previous ones will facilitate the comprehension of the extant literature as well as areas of future research in energy demand modeling. © 2015 Elsevier Ltd.

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