A Publication of the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria- Nigeria. Supported by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND). .
Editor-in-chief: Prof. I. H. Nock
A Publication of the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Nigeria, supported by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND)
The journal has kept to its commitment to publish two issues of a volume in a year; it is indeed a show of commitment by the reconstituted Editorial Board. The Editorial Board is more than determined to produce more than one issue in a year without the delays that characterized publishing accepted articles in the past; this would no longer find a place in our journal. To buttress this point, all authors of articles in this issues have receives the electronic version long before the articles went online or hard copies printed. Put succinctly, authors receive the electronic copies immediately the galley proofs were returned to us. We hope in subsequent issues/volumes, each article will go online at the same time the electronic copies are sent to authors.
This issue is indeed rich with a wide range of high impart science articles in the basic and applied spheres. Aspects of plant and animal science, polymer chemistry and dreadful diseases such as diabetes and hepatitis are in focus.
The Editorial Board is once again grateful to all reviewers for the time and intellect put in in reviewing the articles sent to them. We thank all authors who sent in their manuscripts for choosing to publish with us; we look forward to their continuous patronage.
We thank the Dean of Science, Prof. A. K. Adamu and our sponsors, TEFund, for supporting and sponsoring the production of this volume/issue.
Prof. I. H. Nock