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Comparative Bacteriocidal Effect of Utazi (Gongronema Latifolium) and Onugbu (Vernonia Amygdalina) on Gram Negative Bacteria Isolated From Clinical Specimens at Specialist Hospital Owerri, Nigeria
. Uchegbu, UN, Uche-Uchegbu, N*, Dike-Ndudim, J, Onyenweaku, FC and Ndukwe, CK
DOI : 10.36344/CCIJMB.2019.v01i06.008 | Cross Current Int J Med Biosci, 2019; 1(6): 183-188.
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Public Service Reforms and Employee Performance in Selected Public Service Organizations in Anambra State
Ezieke Anthea Ogochukwu and Onuorah, A. N
DOI : DOI:10.36344/CCIJEMMS.2019.v01i06.006 | Cross Current Int J Econ Manag Media Stud, 2019; 1(6): 141-148
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This research examined public service reforms and employee performance in public service
organizations in Anambra State. The study employed descriptive research design and questionnaire was the major instrument for data collection. A total of one hundred and ninety three (193) staff from selected public service organizations in Anambra state made up the population of the study and complete enumeration was adopted. Spearman Product Correlation was used to analyse the data. The findings revealed that there is significant but weak relationship between monetization of fringe benefits and employee commitment in public organization. Analysis also showed that there is significant relationship between capacity building and employee job satisfaction in public service organization. It is therefore concluded that an efficient public service, acts as catalyst in the development of nations and to be at utmost performance, employee of government institutions need to be motivated in quantifiable and non-quantifiable attributes to ensure increase in performance. Hence, it was recommended that economic revelation of the policy should be encouraged. The three tiers of government should allocate a sizeable proportion of their annual budget to capacity building
efforts in all critical sectors of the economy so as to effectively meet up with the man power demands.
Biochemical Constituents of Larvae of the Rhinoceros Beetle Oryctes Owariensis Beauvois (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) In Bayelsa State
Ukoroije, Rosemary Boate* and Bobmanuel, Rosetta Bekinwari
DOI : DOI: 10.36344/CCIJAVS.2019.v01i06.003 | Cross Current Int J Agri Vet Sci, 2019; 1(6): 106-111.
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Biochemical constituents of fresh and processed (dried) forms of Oryctes owariensis larvae were investigated in the laboratory using standard procedures stipulated by the Association of Official Analytical Chemists (AOAC). The values for the nutrient composition were higher for the fresh sample except for carbohydrates which was higher in the dried sample. Mean percentage values for moisture content was 9.34% and 3.74%; ash content: 4.73% and 2.44%; Crude protein: 41.75% and 36.86%; crude fat: 15.57% and 12.46%; crude fibre: 2.80% and 1.75%; carbohydrate: 35.15% and 46.52% respectively for fresh and dried O. owariensis larvae. Mineral salts and their compositions in the larvae were: calcium (48.57mg/100g and 46.39mg/100g); magnesium (270.91 mg/100g and 266.47mg/100g); sodium (97.57mg/100g and 88.68mg/100g); potassium (84.37mg/100g and 72.78mg/100g); iron (18.68mg/100g and 15.85mg/100g); manganese (5.92mg/100g and 6.67mg/100g); zinc (6.95mg/100g and 4.87mg/100g), phosphorus (93.86mg/100g and 76.94mg/100g) and copper (0.85mg/100g and 0.76mg/100g) in both the fresh and dried larval samples. The mineral content of the fresh form of the larvae were more than those of the dried larvae. The phytochemical analysis of the samples revealed the presence of alkaloids (2.35mg/100g), flavonoids (2.51mg/100g), saponin (1.49mg/100g), phenols (3.65mg/100g), oxalate (1.28mg/100g) and tannins (5.39mg/100g) respectively in the dried larval sample. The nutritional properties and the mineral composition of the larva calls for its complete utilization whether in fresh, dried or processed forms as food supplement for both livestock and humans.