Joseph Basorun

Joseph Basorun
Federal University of Technology, Akure | futa · Department of Urban and Regional Planning

PhD

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In recent times, increasing attention among the academics and political class is directed at issues of energy security. Energy security has assumed a global phenomenon which stands at the center of global efforts (of governments, non-governmental organizations, and individuals) and the survival of humanity. The increasing attention has produced a n...
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Nigeria is among the top three countries with the largest electricity deficits in the world, paradoxically, Nigeria has become legendary for fits and starts in domestic electric power supply to homes of her citizens. Community, state and national interventions had little impact. This study looks at citizen initiatives to attain domestic energy secu...
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In recent times, increasing attention among the academics and political class is directed at issues of energy security. Energy security has assumed a global phenomenon which stands at the center of global efforts (of governments, non-governmental organizations, and individuals) and the survival of humanity. The increasing attention has produced a n...
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Human ability to move freely from one location to another is a critical problem to business, employment, accommodation etc in most regions worldwide. This paper, therefore investigates the means of mobility in Lokoja region, the commercial nerve of Kogi State, Nigeria. The study was conducted using questionnaires and field observation in the collec...
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This paper assesses dynamics of e-Land pricing mechanism for managing residential densities in a medium sized city in South West, Nigeria. Objectives of the research include assessment of e-land pricing interface, land price prediction and e-land pricing reform among others. Total number of buildings in the selected residential estates was counted...
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Land pricing has produced a new order of residential density arrangement in Nigeria urban centres. There is a noticeable variation in land prices with the levels of residential density distribution in Akure, Nigeria. The research looked at the emergent residential density pattern in Akure, as a result of the pricing profile of land especially at th...
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Rapid urbanization in developing nations of the world is quite obvious. In Nigeria, the uncontrolled intensification of land use at the designated business cores of its urban centres (nodes) is now an issue of serious planning and management concerns. Governments at various levels are currently facing the daunting challenge of controlling these urb...
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Regional planning considers sustenance of rural commuting zone to reduce migration to urban centres. Igusin is a peri-urban settlement to Akure – the capital city of Ondo State, Nigeria. About 225 respondents were sampled in the community, while data analysis utilized simple descriptive statistics such as frequency counts and percentages. Research...
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In realizing accelerated development in the rural areas, settlement planning and institutions such as Cooperative, Thrift and Credit societies must act as catalysts. In addition, a bottom-up approach of planning with the people is necessary to make developmental activities relevant to dwellers of these areas. This paper appraises rural development...
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One of the fundamental problems affecting millions of Nigerians is lack of access to safe sources of water. This study assesses the level of access to safe water by the inhabitants of Akure. Two thousand eight hundred and eighty one (2881) residential buildings in four residential neighbourhoods of Akure represent the research population. Using sys...
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Aims: To examine the level of socioeconomic and physical development of Ogbese town vis-à-vis the regional development potentials. Study Design: Reconnaissance survey and administration of questionnaires were carried out in the study. Place and Duration of Study: Ogbese region in Akure Local Government Area of Ondo State, Nigeria, between July and...
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Ero dam in Ekiti State, Nigeria, is big enough to supply water to the people of Ekiti, yet the problem of water in the region keeps increasing every year. This paper, therefore, examines the spatial distribution of Ero dam water in its catchment which is the study region. Six hundred and twenty one dwellers were randomly selected and interviewed in...
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Urban centers in Nigeria are becoming dysfunctional – a situation that threatens our environmental values. This study, examines the pattern, process and problems of these societies which experience rapid urban development pressure on account of high population growth and decentralization of governance in the form of states and local government crea...
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The tension created by the increase in large classes in most universities worldwide call for serious attention. The overall decline in resources of these institutions coupled with the dramatic growth in student enrolment complicate the situation. Students are now more likely to have less consultation with their lecturers with inadequate access to l...
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This paper reports the locational factors impacting local rice (Igbemo rice) marketing in Ekiti State, Nigeria in the context of African regional requirements for food security and economic development. Seventeen (17) markets were randomly selected in the study region in six (6) Local Government Areas (LGAs). Two hundred and ninety one (291) respon...
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Small –scale food processing structure in developing countries has become a critical issue, now that many find it difficult to sustain food production. This study, therefore, reports the small-scale rice processing situation in Igbemo-Ekiti, Nigeria vis-à-vis the investors " capabilities. Seventy two (72) processors were interviewed in twenty one (...
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Most governments in developing countries (DCs) now pay greater attention to food security, for self-reliance in certain staple food, particularly rice. This paper, therefore, considers the promotion of rice production in a growing town in Ekiti State, Nigeria. Two hundred and sixty four dwellers were randomly selected in the existing 21 residential...
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This paper reports the important factors influencing rice production in Igbemo-Ekiti region of Nigeria. It does so in the context of African Regional Requirement for Food Security and Economic Development (ARFSED). One hundred and forty six (146) respondents were selected from the twenty-one (21) residential quarters of the region, through proporti...
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The distribution of rice in Igbemo region depends on the ability of the marketer to satisfy the complex web of purchases and sales by a diversity of household types. This study examines the complex linkages between factors that affect rice marketing in the region. Seventeen (17) markets were randomly selected in the study region in six (6) Local Go...
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The distribution of rice in Igbemo region depends on the ability of the marketer to satisfy the complex web of purchases and sales by a diversity of household types. This study examines the complex linkages between factors that affect rice marketing in the region. Seventeen (17) markets were randomly selected in the study region in six (6) Local Go...
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In Nigeria, Igbemo-Ekiti is synonymous with a popular local rice which, nevertheless, is characterized with contaminations. Efforts of Government through the Agricultural Development Project (ADP) to improve rice quality in the state, have failed to yield the desired results. This study, therefore, reports the peculiar factors influencing the proce...
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Rice is a commodity of strong economic importance with vital implications for regional development. Rice is the main crop in Igbemo-Ekiti, Nigeria, yet the full economic effect of its production is yet to be determined. This study explores the geographical infl uence of rice consumption from Igbemo, a regional agropole in Ekiti state. Five hundred...
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Problem statement: Less than half the rice consumed in Nigeria was produced locally. Following the sudden rise in the price of imported rice since 2007, Nigerians, no doubt, have faced great risk of increase in the number of hungry by many millions of people. This study unveiled the challenges faced by rice consumers in a rice producing region in E...
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In Nigeria today, there is the growing concern for food security, with particular focus on rice being a staple food. If effective policies must be made to impact rice production, it is important to appreciate the phenomena underlying the consumption in the first place. This study, therefore, examines the rice consumers in a rice producing region in...
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There is, in many cities of developing countries, a major challenge of adjusting the existing system of mobility to the evolving transport needs of the people. The situation in metropolitan Lagos provides a template of the circumstance in most of these city regions. This paper, therefore investigates specifically the public transport operations in...
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It is a common knowledge that poverty is rapidly becoming an urban phenomenon. The vast majority of urban dwellers are the low-income earners who are in disadvantage economic position to make effective demand of adequate housing. This paper examines the activities of Ekiti state government in housing the poor in Ado-Ekiti (regional centre) within t...

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This research seeks to ascertain the process of electronic land pricing in residential estates of an urban center (Akure). A major objective of the research is the development of a computer framework useful in specifying land prices in selected residential estates in Akure.