• Annals of Borno Annals of Borno
    Vol 26 No 1 (2016)

    As Annals of Borno gradually gets closer to being prompt in its appearance to the reading public, I congratulate our esteemed contributors, who were fully on hand to ensure accuracy in the final form, our skeletal staff, who did much of the running around, the editorial team, which experimented ‘conference editing’ this time around, our sponsor (TETFUND), which has been very much alive to its responsibility and of course, our Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Abubakar Ibrahim Njodi, who has exhibited keen interest in regularizing all facets of university activities.

    Volume 26 of Annals contains 17 contributions – just like its immediate predecessor. However, it deviates from the past by incorporating many multidisciplinary-based articles. This is in line with current global practice, which encourages multidisciplinary research. The contributions may be broadly grouped into: Humanities (1 contribution covering translation, linguistics and communication); Engineering (10 contributions covering Computer Engineering, Agricultural, Environmental and core Engineering research); Social Science (2 contributions, covering economics); Medicine (1 contribution, covering haematology in relation to professional practice) and Veterinary Medicine (3 contributions, covering parasitology, biochemistry and physiology).

    We hope this trend will be sustained in future issues of the journal.

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    Prof. Bamidele Rotimi Badejo, FNAL
    Editor-in-Chief

  • Annals of Borno Annals of Borno
    Vol 25 No 1 (2015)

    After being in the doldrums for quite some time, Annals of Borno is back on its feet, determined to live up to its name. As the flagship journal of the University of Maiduguri, Annals cannot afford to falter in the quality and quantity of its contents. Despite the debilitating effects of insurgency in the Northeast zone of Nigeria since 2009, the Senate Publications Committee has been alive to its responsibility of overseeing the journal.

    It gives us great pleasure, therefore, to offer to the public our Volume 25. We apologize to some of the contributors, whose submissions have had to be in the ‘cooler’ for a long time! It could be said that Annals has finally liberated itself from the comatose it was subjected to as a result of three powerful forces: the departure of our erstwhile Chief Editor, the advent of insurgency in the north-east zone of Nigeria and the lull in research activities, which culminated in a sharp drop in submissions for consideration for publication.

    We promise that our Volume 26 will appear shortly.

    Volume 25 contains 17 articles drawn from several disciplines: Agriculture (5), Education (2), Engineering (3), Medicine (2), Natural Science (2) and Veterinary Medicine (3).

    Propelled by the dogged determination of the current University of Maiduguri management (under the able leadership of Professor Abubakar Ibrahim Njodi), to forge ahead at all costs, we have been able to assemble a number of rich articles, which we present in this volume. Volume 25 contains a total of 17 papers, some of which had been camera-ready for several years, but went astray following the sudden death of our highly-devoted Secretary, Mr. John Oyil. We dedicate this volume to his memory.

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    Prof. Bamidele Rotimi Badejo, FNAL
    Editor-in-Chief