Asian Journal of Advanced Research and Reports 2020-09-28T19:18:41+00:00 Asian Journal of Advanced Research and Reports Open Journal Systems <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Asian Journal of Advanced Research and Reports</strong>&nbsp;<strong>(ISSN: 2582-3248)</strong> aims to publish high-quality papers (<a href="/index.php/AJARR/general-guideline-for-authors">Click here for Types of paper</a>) in all areas of 'research'. The journal also encourages the submission of useful reports of negative results. This is a quality controlled, OPEN peer-reviewed, open access INTERNATIONAL journal.</p> Resource Use Efficiency among Maize Farmers in Lere Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Nigeria 2020-09-28T19:18:41+00:00 O. S. Aasa R. Suleiman U. U. Emeghara U. F. Yahaya O. E. Olagunju N. E. Onwuegbunam R. Akanni- John L. Ganiyu S. Omodona O. Olukotun <p>This study was carried out to analyzed the resource-use efficiency of maize production in Lere local government area of Kaduna state. Data were collected from a sample of 100 maize farmers selected through multi-stage sampling procedure using questionnaire and data collected were analyzed using simple descriptive statistics, production function and marginal value productivity analysis. The result showed that 82% were in their working age of between 21-50 years, majority of the farmers 53% were married, 91% had formal education, in terms of farming experience, majority (68%) of the respondent had farming experience that is above one year. The linear function gave the best fit with R<sup>2</sup> of 70.2%. Production inputs such as fertilizer and agrochemicals significantly influence maize output in the study area.&nbsp; Maize production in the study area has an increasing return to scale from the sum of elasticity of production (20.439). Land, labour, fertilizer, seed and agrochemicals were underutilized in maize production. Profit could be enhanced by increasing the quantity used of land, labour, fertilizer, seed and agrochemicals inputs, as well as their timely supply. It is also recommended that&nbsp; financial support&nbsp; in term of accessibility to credit facilities at low interest rate be given to farmers to allow them increase output and total revenue.</p> 2020-09-19T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## A Study of Similarities between Some Biblical and Qur’anic Verses 2020-09-28T19:18:39+00:00 Muhammad Umar Alhaji Musa. T. Ahmad B. <p>Allah the mighty in power and mercy who sent Messengers and prophets in order to call and guide mankind to the right path, Prophets and Messengers were sent to different generations and nations except Muhammad (saw) who was sent to all mankind including Jins, they have different laws but the main point is the same i.e calling to oneness of Allah. Although their laws were different, there are certain similarities that do exist. Due to the fact that they were similar. The research work is aim to highlight the similarities that exist between some verses of the Glorious Quran and the Holy Bible in some aspects. However the study addressed the following problems; Religious followers assumed that laws concerning some aspects did not exist, mentioned or addressed in the both scriptures. For instance, laws concerning economic wellbeing i.e. corruption, usury, justice, alcoholism and fraud e.t.c. were not in both scriptures, therefore the study explained that all the laws were in existence and addressed in both scriptures and also enlighten the followers on how similar the books are in various aspect of life. The researcher used various methods in collecting relevant data partaining the subject under study. This includes primary data which includes interview of the scholars and gathering authentic information from the historians and secondary data which also includes the Glorious Quran, the Holy Bible, text books and articles. The study addressed the misperceptions that exist in the mind of some of the followers of the religions which make them to see that the scriptures have no any similarities in their laws as well as some acts were only permissible or prohibited in holy bible or glorious Qur’an. The study also found out that followers of both the scriptures that is; Islam and Christianity have common verses with regards to the teachings, laws and have similar injunctions. Thus recreate unity and good understanding among the followers of both the religions besides, misunderstandings of the scriptures will be addressed.</p> 2020-09-22T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Application of Hazard Quotient (HQ) for the Assessment of Potential Health Risk of Groundwater Users around Uyo Main Dumpsite 2020-09-28T11:38:38+00:00 S. A. Nta M. J. Ayotamuno A. H. Igoni R. N. Okparanma I. J. Udom <p>The present work aims at assessing the hazard quotient (HQ) in the groundwater samples collected around Uyo main refuse dumpsite. For calculating the HQ, 17 parameters, namely, temperature, pH, TDS, TSS, BOD, COD, nitrate, Cu, Ni, Pb, Cd, Cl, total phosphate, sulfate, EC, DO and turbidity were considered. The HQ for pH (1.0 – 1.1), temperature (1.2), TDS (0.0), TSS (0.4 – 0.5), BOD (0.5 – 1.0), COD (0.1), nitrate (0.0 – 0.6), Cu (0.7 – 0.8), Ni (0.2), Pb (5 – 16), Cd (3.0 – 10), Cl (0.3 – 0.4), phosphate (1.4 – 1.9), sulfate (0.0), EC (0.1), DO (1.6 – 1.9) and turbidity (0.2). The HQ of temperature, pH, DO, phosphate, Pb, and Cd in water samples were all greater than unity and thus posed a potential health risk for human oral consumption. The present study revealed that groundwater around Uyo village road waste dumpsite poses a health risk to groundwater resource users due to groundwater contamination by the leachate. Monitoring of this site is recommended as well as research by biomedical experts to reveal the rigorous adverse impacts that physio-chemical, and heavy metal contamination of groundwater might induce in humans, particularly among individuals in vulnerable populations. Also, the local authorities should be made aware of such health risks and provide potable water facilities either by treating the water or find alternative sources for drinking.</p> 2020-09-28T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##