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Fagbadebo, O, Agunyai SC, Odeyemi TI.  2017.  Intra-party crisis and the prospects of democratic stability in Nigeria’s Fourth Republic: Insights from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). In A. Amtaika (Ed.), The Democratization of Africa: Dynamics and Trends. , Austin, Texas : Pan-African University Press
Peterson, K, Folayan MO, Chigwedere E, Nthete E.  2017.  Saying no to PrEP research in Malawi: what constitutes ‘failure’ in offshored HIV prevention research. Nicola Bulled (ed). Advances in Critical Medical Anthropology. Thinking through resistance: a study of public oppositions to contemporary global health practice. . , 711 Third Avenue, New York, NY10017.: Routledge.
Ademuleya, BA.  2017.  Textiles and Dresses. Culture and Customs of the Yorùbá. , Austin: Pan-African University Press Abstract

This study examined the production and contextual usage of clothe among the Yoruba. It classified the clothing tradition of Yoruba into two, namely ‘textiles’ - the design and production of cloths, and dress- the use of cloths in making apparel in its varieties and its actual use to adorn the body. It observed that apart from the Yoruba language, Yoruba textiles and dresses, are the major articles of culture that are central to Yoruba culture and identity. The paper described the Yoruba dresses made of the aso-òkè and àdìre as being essential to the social, political, economic and cultural life of the people and the sustenance of Yoruba cultural heritage. It noted that the cloths are not only used today for dresses but also as items for interior decorations such as furniture coverings, dress accessories and have also found relevance in the production of corporate gifts and souvenirs. The paper concluded that Yoruba textiles and dresses are cultural emblems and undisputable symbols of Yoruba identity.

Agunbiade, OM, Akinyemi AI.  2017.  Neoliberalism and Resilience Among Older Yoruba People in a Semiurban Community, South West Nigeria. Cross-Cultural and Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives in Social Gerontology. :85-107.: Springer Abstract
Abereijo, IO, Afolabi JF.  2017.  Religiosity and entrepreneurship intentions among Pentecostal Christians. Entrepreneurship: concepts, methodologies, tools, and applications. :1865–1880.: IGI Global Abstract
Afolabi, JF, Abereijo IO.  2017.  Returnee Entrepreneurship and Occupational Health and Safety in Nigeria. Diasporas and Transnational Entrepreneurship in Global Contexts. :90–101.: IGI Global Abstract
Amole, B, Folaranmi S.  2017.  {Architecture: Indigenous}. Culture and Customs of the Yoruba. (Falola, Toyin, Akinyemi, Akintunde, Eds.).:171–189., Austin, Texas: Pan-African University Press Abstract

Introduction The Yorùbá people of South-Western Nigeria and the Republic of Benin, (see fig. 1. Extent of area covered by the Yoruba in West Africa) together with many countless descendants in other parts of Africa, the Americas and beyond have made remarkable contributions to world civilisation in many ways. In the arts, they possess one of the oldest and finest traditions in Africa, a tradition that still remains vital and influential today. The Yorùbá are well known especially for their wooden sculptures which are mainly used as door panels, veranda posts, pillars, and stools in their buildings. They also carve thousands of figurative sculptures which are either used for religious or utilitarian purposes. Aside from their art in wood, they are excellent workers of metal, casters of Brass and Bronze, calabash carvings, bead works, and traditional wall decoration. All these numerous creative endeavours are executed either along with, or in support of Yorùbá indigenous architecture, which is relatively permanent in structure. Therefore it is clear that our understanding of the Yorùbá people will never be complete without a full investigation of the physical environment in which the people live, work, and play. Indeed Yorùbá architecture is a rich context from which to draw a study of Yorùbá culture. The Yorùbá are known to be city dwellers, the make-up of their houses points to the fact that for thousands of years they have occupied large towns, which are different from their farm settlements called abà. The tropical regions and semi-rainforest savannah in which they are located is also highly suitable for various forms of agricultural practice and development. Thus they cultivate food crops like maize, yam, cassava, beans and vegetable materials as well as tree crops like cocoa, palm trees, cola nuts, and cashews, to mention a few. While farmers are on the farm attending to crops, the hunters are in the deep forest, hunting for wild game. The presence of several different food strategies portrays the Yorùbá as a self-sufficient group before their contact with the outside world especially Europeans. As a result, it allows them to be more stable in order to construct more permanent structures for private, public and religious purposes. The Yorùbá population, for reasons of self-defence, sheer gregariousness, or both is predominantly urban. This is unlike various other ethnic groups that surround the Yorùbá. Even the farmers have their houses in the town and look upon their farms, which are in many cases situated at great distances from town, merely as places of work and temporary residences 3 . A typical Yorùbá village consists of a number of family compounds along with structures that serve the larger community. Each family compound may have separate structures for cooking, eating, sleeping, storing food (granary), and protecting animals at night. Structures may be round, rectangular, or semi-circular in shape. Communal structures, for holding meetings and teaching children, are located in a prominent place within the village. Known for their highly organized traditional and social groupings; the Yorùbá had a well ordered socio-political set up both at their urban and rural dwelling places long before colonization and contact with the outside world. Their houses are thus designed along this pattern especially with the compound being the focus of family life. In the past, the average Yorùbá family comprised the man, who is the head of the house or compound, his wife or wives depending on how prosperous he is, and their children. The house or compound becomes more enlarged and homogenous when his male children start getting married. These sons usually occupy another building within the same clan compound, thus

Ademuleya, BA.  2016.  Body Adornment and Cosmetics. Encyclopedia of the Yoruba. , Bloomington: Indiana University Press Abstract

The paper is an overview of the Yoruba custumal practice of adorn their bodies using a variety of means. The paper classified body adornment into three, namely; body marking, dressing and accessories, and cosmetics. It identifies the differences in the variety forms in the Yoruba adorns the body and observes that apart from adding beauty to the body, it also serves as a form of identifying the beholder by his or her lineage or town of origin. It also observed that every Yoruba sub-group could be identified by their uses of dresses, hair dressing, and use of accessories and jewelries which symbolizes the wearer’s status, his or her wealth, as well as his position within the society as well as one form of facial mark or the other. It concludes that the basic intention of having the body adorned by the Yoruba is generally for the purpose of beautification, status enhancement and Identity.

Abereijo, IO.  2016.  Ensuring Environmental Sustainability through Sustainable Entrepreneurship. Economic Modeling, Analysis, and Policy for Sustainability. , Hershey: IGI Global
Folayan, MO, Haire B.  2016.  History, culture and social norms: implications for ebola drug and vaccine clinical trials in affected region. Ebola’s Message: Public Health and Medicine in the 21st Century . , Rogers Street in Cambridge, MA 02142: MIT Press
Salaam, NF, Usman SA, Udeagbala OL.  2016.  Insurgency, Counter-Insurgency and the Fundamental Human Rights. Leadership and Complex Military Operations (Osakwe, Chukwuma C. C., ed.) . , Kaduna, Nigeria: Nigerian Defence Academy Publishers
Akindipe, OT.  2016.  Libation. Encyclopedia of the Yoruba. , Bloomington: Indiana University Press
Idowu, PA.  2016.  Online Spatial HIV/AIDS Surveillance and Monitoring System for Nigeria. Improving Health Management through Clinical Decision Support Systems. , France: IGI
Abereijo, IO, Afolabi FJ.  2016.  Religiosity and Entrepreneurship Intentions among Pentecostal Christians in Nigeria: Empirical Assessment. Diasporas and Transnational Entrepreneurship in Global Contexts. , Hershey: IGI Global
Abereijo, IO, Afolabi FJ.  2016.  Returnee Entrepreneurship and Occupational Health and Safety in Nigeria. Diasporas and Transnational Entrepreneurship in Global Contexts. , Hershey: IGI Global
Akindipe, OT.  2016.  Spirit Possession. Encyclopedia of the Yoruba. , Bloomington: Indiana University Press
Ayoh'OMIDIRE, F, Akinyemi A, Toyin F.  2016.  “Diaspora: Deities (The Òrìsà)”. Encyclopedia of the Yoruba. , Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press
Ayoh'OMIDIRE, F, Akinyemi A, Falola T.  2016.  “Diaspora: Impact of Yorùbá Culture”. Encyclopedia of the Yoruba. , Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press
Ayoh'OMIDIRE, F, Akinyemi A, Falola T.  2016.  “Diaspora: Yorùbá in South America and the Caribbean". Encyclopedia of the Yoruba. , Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press
Ayoh'OMIDIRE, F, Akinyemi A, Falola T.  2016.  “Sàró and Àgùdà” . Encyclopedia of the Yoruba. , Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press
Ayoh'OMIDIRE, F, Freitas H.  2016.  “Sobre o conceito da literature-terreiro”. O arco e a arkhé: ensaios sobre literatura e cultura. , Salvador: Ogum's Toques Negros
Oladokun, TT.  2015.  Corporate Real Estate Management in Africa: A Case Study of Nigeria,. Real Estate, Construction and Economic Development in Emerging Market Economies (Chapter No 14). , Newyork: New York,
Oluwagbenga, OOI.  2015.  Ecological Degradation under Selected Tree Crop Ecosystems in Ondo State, South-western Nigeria. . Frontiers in Environmental Research and Sustainable Environment in the 21st Century. , Ibadan: Ibadan University Pressoluwagbenga_o.i._orimoogunje_ecological_degradation_under___selected_tree_crop_ecosystems_in_ondo_state.pdf
Ayanlade, A, Jegede MO, Borisade PB.  2015.  Geoinformatics in Eco-climatic Studies. In Mehdi Khosrow-Pour (ed), Information Science and Technology, Third Edition. , Hershey PA, USA: IGI, USA Abstract


Geoinformatics is a modern technology that provides accurate means of measuring the extent and pattern of changes, and other related information about environment (Boakye et al., 2008). The term “Geoinformation” consists of two main words: “Geo” which means earth’s surface or the environment; and “informatics” stands for fact about something. Thus, Geoinformation is the science and technology of communicating the evidences about the state of the earth’s surface. It is known for technological robustness to assess spatial and temporal change occurring on the earth’s surface (Yang & Liu, 2005; Ehlers, 2008). In the recent years, Geoinformatics has been used to provide electronic representation about earth’s surface and man’s interaction with the earth. Geoinformatics has emerged in the last two decades as an exciting multi-disciplinary endeavour, spanning such areas as Geography, Cartography, Remote Sensing, Image Processing, Environmental Sciences and Computer Aspects of environmental studies.

In general, the science and technology of Geoinformatics encompasses application of remote sensing and GIS data and methodology. GIS is an acronym that stands for Geographic Information Systems while the remote sensing data are those data collected through various devices without human (researcher) contact with field. GIS, in actual sense, is not a new development, it is only recently that it has gained widespread acceptance as a tool to assess both spatial and non-spatial issues. GIS was initially referred to as the management of information with a geographic component primarily stored in vector form with associated attributes. This definition quickly became too limiting with advances in software and recent digital ideas about earth. GIS involves spatiotemporal data analysis using software, hardware, people and approaches to acquire, store, update and manipulate for presenting information about the human environment. GIS could be seen as a digital computing environment and human interactions with the environment. For environmental change analysis, GIS uses both remote sensing and non-remote sensing data. Non-remote sensing data may include field observation, topographic, geological and edaphic data. It may also include terrain data, as well as socio-economic survey data, and reports relating to human environmental relation. Though non-remote sensing data are those data acquired by other means than remote sensing approach, they are sometimes used in Geoinformatics analysis, for identification and interpretation of environmental features and their significant change over time (Campbell 2002). In general, it has been shown in several other recent studies that Geoinformatics is not only good for preparing precise environmental change assessment, but also for observing changes at regular intervals of time, it is cost and time effective (Kreuter et al., 2011; Ahmad, 2012; Aguirre-Gutiérrez et al., 2012; Avitabile et al., 2012).

Adeyemi, BA.  2015.  Identification, Handling and Eradication of Corruption in Teaching, Research and Publication in Higher Institutions in Nigeria. Education Today: Imperatives of Quality Assurance. , Ile-Ife: Obafemi Awolowo University Press Ltd