About the Journal


Islamic University Multidisciplinary Journal (IUMJ) formerly known as Islamic University Journal (IUJ) is an open access international double-blinded peer-reviewed journal. It is published quarterly (March, June, September and December) both online and in prints by the Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU), all rights reserved. The IUMJ is indexed and cross referenced.

The IUMJ, welcomes, accepts and acknowledges high quality theoretical and empirical contributions in articles, short notes, conference papers, book forms, conceptual frameworks, analytical and simulation models, technical reports, drafts, reviewed papers and literature from industries, academicians, organisations and research institutes all over the world in the areas of natural and applied sciences, education, social sciences, humanities, agriculture and medicine. IUMJ, focus on the developmental and continental growth of academic publications by providing a medium for intellectual exchange and interactions between researchers and academics. The Editorial Board Members are renowned academicians selected carefully among the echelon of Universities around the world.

Latest Issue    |   VOLUME 7 ISSUE 2, JUNE, 2020


1. EXTERNAL BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT AND FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE OF SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES IN ARUA MUNICIPALITY, UGANDA,   Farouk Umar and Amandu Yassin Is’haq  10-20

Abstract

The study investigated the relationship between the external business environment and the financial performance of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the Arua Municipality. The main objective was to analyze the relationship between the external busine...  



2. PARTY LEADERSHIP, INTRA-PARTY CRISIS AND DEMOCRATIC CONSOLIDATION IN SOUTHWEST NIGERIA ,   Ahmed Olawale MOLIKI  105-117

Abstract

The study examined the tripodic linkage between party leadership, intra-party crisis and democratic consolidation in the Southwest Nigeria between 2006 and 2017. It relied on secondary sources of data and content analysis. Using elite and r...  



3. LOSS OF INTERGROUP RELATION AND CONFLICT ESCALATION: THE CASE OF FARMER-HERDER CONFLICTS IN KADUNA STATE, NIGERIA ,   Saidu Badamasi  118-129

Abstract

Conflict occurrences is not a new phenomenon in Nigeria, however, the recent escalation of it between the rearing and farming communities in Kaduna state 2011-2017 have become a major challenge that have not received much atten...  



4. DOCTRINAL CONTRADICTIONS AND ABUSE OF QURANIC INTERPRETATION CHALLENGE TO SOCIO-POLITICAL PROPAGANDA IN OSAMA BIN LADEN PSYCHE ,   Balogun, O. O. E. and ‘Niyi, Ogunkoya  131-138

Abstract

Osama bin Laden was a terrorist extremist who



5. GENDER BALANCE AND ARABIC CULTIVATION: A CASE STUDY OF SELECTED FEMALE ARABIC CULTIVATORS IN PRE-COLONIAL NORTHERN NIGERIA ,   HASHIMI, A.O.  139-144

Abstract

Islam and Shariah law were fully introduced in Yoruba-land before the advent of British colonial masters in the area. It was also learnt that Shariah law was implemented in the area. However, the adven...  



6. SHARIAH IN NIGERIA BEFORE THE COLONIAL PERIOD: A STUDY OF YORUBA-LAND,   Saad Murtala  145-149

Abstract

The Dhimmah contract as a Shari‘ah provision for the rights of non-Muslims residing in an Islamic state has become controversial in the contemporary period as a result of misconception that an Islamic state is monolithic from religious pers...  



7. DHIMMAH CONTRACT IN SOKOTO CALIPHATE OF NIGERIA AND CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES ,   KAZEEM ADEKUNLE ADEGOKE  150-158

Abstract

Travelogue is considered as modern art and literary reneisance in Nigerian Arabic literature. This Art started drawing the attention of Nigerian Scholars in the twentieth century as they travelled abroad and saw variety of things and encoun...  



8. TRAVELOGUE IN NIGERIA ARABIC LITERATURE: A CRITICAL ANALYTICAL STUDY,   KHALIL MOHAMMAD USMAN GBODOFU  159-167

Abstract

Travelogue is considered as modern art and literary reneisance in Nigerian Arabic literature. This Art started drawing the attention of Nigerian Scholars in the twentieth century as they travelled abroad and saw variety of things and encoun...  



9. GRAMMATICAL AND MORPHOLOGICAL SCALE IN THE CRITICISM OF NIGERIAN ARABIC POETRY,   KAZEEM IBRAHIM  168-174

Abstract

The science of Grammar and Morphology are among the most significant of Arabic sciences in weight, the greatest of it in risk, the widest of it in scope, the greatest of it in importance, the most useful of it in benefit, because they are t...  



10. TRADITIONAL PERCEPTION AND CONCEPT OF BEAUTY IN IDOMA CULTURE ,   Abdulmalik Adakole Amali  175-178

Abstract

Tradition is one of the nub...  



11. PRONOUNS IN KÉTU: A DIALECT OF YORUBA ,   Moses A. ADÉKÚNLÉ  179-187

Abstract

Pronoun has been identified as one of the functional categories in the literature that can be understudied to trace the diachronic changes in the Language for recent past. This paper is presented to look into the detail description of prono...  



12. ANALYSIS OF SECONDARY SCHOOLS TEACHERS’ COMMITMENT IN KWARA STATE, NIGERIA ,   LAWAL, Abdulmumin Abubakar  188-193

Abstract

The roles of teacher in a school setting is enormous and requires commitment only if the school goals would be achieved. This paper examined the commitment of secondary school teachers in Kwara State, Nigeria. Five objectives were stated wh...  



13. TEACHER EDUCATION AND SUSTAINABLE NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN EKITI STATE, NIGERIA ,   Akinbebije Christianah Olufunbi and Ayodele Christian Junior  194-199

Abstract

This study examined Teacher Education and Sustaina...  



14. DEMOCRACY, LEGISLATURE AND NATION-BUILDING IN NIGERIA’S FOURTH REPUBLIC,   GARUBA, Rasheed Obasekore and AMEEN, Abdullateef  2-9

Abstract

The role of legislature in nation-building cannot be overemphasized globally. In Nigeria, the contributions of the legislative arm of government have been characterized with controversies since the country returned to democratic rule since ...  



15. SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS AS PREDICTORS OF TRADITIONAL AND FAITH BASED HEALTH-SEEKING BEHAVIOUR OF RURAL-MOTHERS IN OGUN STATE, NIGERIA ,   Samuel Adesina Okueso, Ayo Okundare and Folajimi Adebolu Adekoya  200-207

Abstract

Women are the highest number of patients attended to in all health care facilities either as in or out patient or mother of a patient at both maternal and child welfare clinics because they are more vulnerable to ill-health conditions with ...  



16. PSYCHOLOGICAL DETERMINANTS OF XENOPHOBIC BEHAVIOURS ,   Ajibola Olusoga Ogunyemi, Segun Oyetunde Babalola and Bolanle Olaleye  208-217

Abstract

Xenophobia has become increasingly worrisome since 1989 till date as the world becomes more globalized and international migration increased; with number of affected nations and casualties on the increase. This study examines the contributo...  



17. HAJJ MANAGEMENT TRADITION IN NIGERIA, 1958 - 2006,   Jamiu Adewumi Oluwatoki  21-30

Abstract

Hajj, the Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina and other Holy places in Saudi Arabia for spiritual rejuvenation, has been an enduring tradition in Nigeria. In spite of the injunction that Muslim faithful are to perform the Hajj at least on...  



18. IMPLICATIONS OF DRUG USE AND ABUSE AS PERCEIVED BY STUDENT ATHLETES OF OLABISI ONABANJO UNIVERSITY, AGO-IWOYE, SOUTH-WEST NIGERIA ,   Samuel Adesina Okueso and Folajimi Adebolu Adekoya  218-224

Abstract

The unabated use and misuse of drugs among students as reported in recent times suggests that students are unaware of the consequences of drug use and misuse it becomes worrisome to researchers in the field of research in education. This s...  



19. EFFECT OF BEHAVIOUR CONTRACT COUNSELLING TECHNIQUE ON IMPULSIVITY AMONG PRIMARY SCHOOL PUPILS IN ZARIA METROPOLIS, KADUNA STATE, NIGERIA ,   Ahmed Yusuf Jibrin and Yunusa Umaru  225-231

Abstract

The study determined the “Effect of Behaviour Contract Counselling Technique on Impulsivity among Primary School Pupils in Zaria Metropolis, Kaduna State, Nigeria”. Four objectives were formulated to guide the study. The study employed quas...  



20. TOWARD AN INTRODUCTION TO DESCRIPTIVE AND DERIVATIVE HYPOTHESIS (DDH) IN MORPHOLOGICAL ANALYSIS: YORU`BA´ LANGUAGE AS EXAMPLE ,   Moses A. ADÉKÚNLÉ  232-238

Abstract

Many morphologists have delved into provision of morphological explanations that account for decomposition of words with the intention of bringing out the morphological contents of each morphological complex word. However, findings have sho...  



21. LECTURERS’ PERCEPTION OF ACADEMIC STAFF RETENTION STRATEGIES, JOB SATISFACTION AND GOAL ACHIEVEMENT IN PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES IN SOUTH-WEST, NIGERIA ,   Mustapha Adam Ishola, Adedayo Yusuf Abdulkareem, Yusuf Suleiman and Lawal Ade Aliyu  239-244

Abstract

Academic staff retention and job satisfaction in Nigeria has raised deep concern among educational stakeholders. Thus, effective retention strategies capable of engaging competent workforce must be put in place to achieve institutional goal...  



22. APPLICATION OF TECHNICAL AESTHETICS OF COSTUME, MAKE-UP, PROPS AND PERFORMANCE SPACE IN IDOMA TRADITIONAL PERFORMANCE THEATRE ,   Abdulmalik Adakole Amali  245-249

Abstract

Traditional performances in Africa are cherished and honoured with divinity despite the advent of modernity. These performances are taken with seriousness of life and death because they embody the people’s culture, belief, life and life af...  



23. EFFECTIVE COUNSELLING THROUGH MEDIA ADVOCACY AND ERADICATION OF CHILD ABUSE IN EKITI STATE,   Ogunlade Joseph Olurotimi, Babatunde Christianah Adekemi, Makinde Veronica Ibitola and Adebayo Comfort Bosede  250-256

Abstract

This study investigated effective counselling through media advocacy and eradication of child abuse in Ekiti State. The descriptive design of the survey type was used for this study. The population of the study comprised of all counsellors in Ekiti State public secondary sc...  



24. PRIVATE INVESTMENT AND UNIVERSITY RANKING: THE ROLE OF MEDIA COVERAGE IN AFRICA ,   Igot Ofem and Mariam Ogboye  257-263

Abstract

This study examined the role of media coverage in the ranking universities and its influence on the private investment decisions in University in Africa. Using the descriptive survey design and purposive sampling technique to select 62 resp...  



25. EFFECT OF ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIP ON UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE: A CASE STUDY OF ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY IN UGANDA ,   Usama Kasagga and Sawuya Nakijoba  264-271

Abstract

This <...  



26. EFFECT OF WEED PHYTOSOCIOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS ON CONTROL PRACTICES IN UPLAND RICE PRODUCTION UNDER SUDAN SAVANNA OF NIGERIA ,   Yawale M. A., Garko M. S., Sa’ad A.M. and Bello T. T.  273-280

Abstract

Weed infestations usually consist of several species present at various densities and frequencies and emerge at different times to compete with the crop for essential farm resources. The experiments were conducted in 2016 and 2017 raining ...  



27. DESIGN AND SIMULATION OF A SECURED ROUTING PROTOCOL FOR MOBILE AD-HOC NETWORK ,   Ibrahim K. Ogundoyin, Lawrence O. Omotosho, Kudirat O. Jimoh and Adeyemi G. Yusuf  281-292

Abstract

Mobile Ad-hoc Networks (MANET) consist of mobile nodes capable of performing self-configuration, communicate wirelessly with no centralized control and require routing protocols for its operation. However, the existing routing protocols us...  



28. PREDICTOR OF NURSING MOTHERS’ ACCESSIBILITY TO CHILD WELFARE SERVICES: A CASE OF PALM AVENUE PRIMARY HEALTH CARE CENTRE, MUSHIN, LAGOS STATE, NIGERIA ,   Adeosun O. O., Umar N. J., Anyebe E. E., Olubiyi S. K., Afolabi W. A., Ibraheem M. A., and Yalwa, T.  293-298

Abstract

Child welfare is an integral part of maternal and child health care that constitutes a major component of primary health care services designed to promote health and prevent diseases among children. This study...  



29. ON THE USE OF LINEAR PROGRAMMING MODEL APPROACH IN PROFIT OPTIMIZATION OF A PRODUCT MIX COMPANY ,   Garba M. K., Banjoko A. W., Yahya W. B. and Gatta N. F.  299-305

Abstract

This study employed the utilization of a slack starting solution approach of the Simplex Optimization method to build a Linear Programming (LP) model. Data were extracted from the record unit for an item blend fabricating industry, Fortunat...  



30. PREVALENCE OF LOW BACK PAIN AMONG ADULT PATIENTS ATTENDING FAMILY MEDICINE CLINICS IN IRRUA SPECIALIST TEACHING HOSPITAL, EDO STATE, NIGERIA ,   Eromon P. E., Awunor N. S., Enobakhare E. and Neba F.  306-312

Abstract

Low Back Pain (LBP) has been found to be a leading cause of disability which significantly restricts normal activity and occupation of individuals who experience it. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence



31. IMPACT OF CASHLESS POLICY ON ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE IN NATIONAL CONTROL CENTER OSOGBO, OSUN STATE, NIGERIA,   Akintayo D. Idowu, Shadare O. Adetunji, Ayantunji I. Oyelekan and Olaniyan T. Solomon  31-44

Abstract

This study investigated the Impact of cashless policy on organizational performance: A case study of National Control Center, Osogbo. This study adopted the survey research design. A total of 100 respondents were selected for the study usin...  



32. PREVALENCE OF ANTIBIOTIC SELF-MEDICATION AMONG UNIVERSITY STUDENTS IN KAMPALA, UGANDA,   Sulayman A. A., Aremu A.B., Awunor N.S., Ilori O., Salaam M., Omogbadegun O.R.  313-316

Abstract

Government’s response has witnessed phenomenal increase in mass housing infrastructures in a deliberate attempt to provide accommodation to the citizenry. Attainment of liveability standards and other personal tastes are a growing source of concern to many housing facility u...  



33. A BUILDING INFORMATION MODELLING FRAMEWORK FOR ENHANCED PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IN CUSTOMISED MASS HOUSING PROJECTS IN AFRICA ,   Chinedu C. Adindu, Musa A. Musa, Chioma S. Okoro, Bamfo-Agyei Emmanuel and Saheed O. Yusuf  317-331

Abstract

Government’s response has witnessed phenomenal increase in mass housing infrastructures in a deliberate attempt to provide accommodation to the citizenry. Attainment of liveability standards and other personal tastes are a growing source of concern to many housing facility u...  



34. THE EFFECTS OF HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER ON MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC OSCILLATORY FLOW,   Sefiu A. Onitilo and Deborah O. Daniel  332-341

Abstract

In this paper, the effects of heat and mass transfer on Magnetohydrodynamic oscillatory flow in a porous medium under optically thick limit radiation was examined. The system of equation (governing equation) was dimensionalised and then sol...  



35. INVESTIGATING THE FACTORS THAT DECREASE THE USAGE OF NIGERIAN ACADEMIC LIBRARIES: A CASE STUDY OF BASUG LIBRARY,   Adamu Mohammed and Zainab Abba Haliru  342-347

Abstract

The aim of this study is to examine the factors that decrease the usage of Nigeria academic libraries and the BASUG library as a case study using four relevance factors that expected as ones that contribute towards decreasing library usage....  



36. OPTIMIZING FRAMEWORKS FOR BUILDING MORE EFFICIENT CONCURRENT APPLICATION IN JAVA,   RABIU A. M., GARBA E. J., BAHA B. Y. and MUKHTAR M. I.  348-355

Abstract

Nowadays, there has been an increasing demand for high-speed computation, parallel processing, and efficient algorithms to efficiently manage the rapid increase in the volume of data which gave rise to much research being carried out in con...  



37. IMPROVED METHANE PRODUCTION FROM ANAEROBIC DIGESTION OF MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE BY TRACE ELEMENTS SUPPLEMENTATION ,   Danmallam A.M., Agbaji E. B., Nwokem N. C., Sani U. and Nwokem C. O.  356-360

Abstract

Solid wastes constitute a major environmental pollution problem globally. Bioenergy production inform of biogas through anaerobic digestion is an effective way of managing the waste as well as energy recovery method. This ...  



38. LEADERSHIP FAILURE AND SOCIO-POLITICAL FERMENT IN NIGERIA’S FOURTH REPUBLIC ,   Erinosho T.O., ‘Niyi Ogunkoya and Osiyale B.O.  45-53

Abstract

Nigerians were enthusiastic that their future would be glamorous and dream-fulfilling when the Fourth Republic was born in 1999. It was hoped that the new political entrants into the nation’s political terrain would be accommodating, approa...  



39. LEGAL EDUCATION IN NIGERIA: TRENDS IN QUALITY ASSURANCE ,   Razaq Justice Adebimpe  54-61

Abstract

Bearing in mind that the extent of the quality inserted into the input and process variables of an education system have far reaching implications on quality of its output; a system approach to quality assurance demands that dimensions of i...  



40. ACCESS TO COURT AND ACCESS TO JUSTICE: PIERCING THROUGH THE CONCEPTUAL AMBIGUITIES AND MATTERS ARISING,   Abubakar Shehu Ahmad Tijani, Afolabi Mutiat Abisola and Aliyu Muhammed Olaitan  62-70

Abstract

There is conceptual problem on ‘access to court’ and ‘access to justice. Thus, there is need to clarify the conceptual ambiguity arising from the wrong impression that many have on the concept of access to court and access to justice. This paper therefore examined the concept of right of access...  



41. JURIDICAL PERSPECTIVE ON THE REGULATION OF ONLINE DISPUTE RESOLUTION IN NIGERIA,   Ayinla L. A. and Oniyide. T.  71-79

Abstract

Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) is a method of online dispute settlement that utilizes the traditional Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mechanisms such as arbitration, mediation, conciliation and negotiation for resolution of disputes. ...  



42. ROLE OF MEDIATION IN RESOLVING CONSTRUCTION DISPUTES: A STUDY OF MEDIATION CENTRE IN KWARA STATE,   Barakat A. Raji, Shittu A. Raji and Idris A. Tanimu  80-88

Abstract

This paper examines the benefits of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mechanisms specially designed for dispute resolution emanating from the construction industry. ADR was introduced to fast-track construction dispute cases, enable deli...  



43. SECURITY BREACHES: CONTINUING RELEVANCE OF LAW AND ‘POVERTY THEORY’ IN NIGERIA,   Razaq Justice Adebimpe  89-94

Abstract

A Matter for serious thought is the complexity of the challenges threatening Nigeria with respect to security. Citizens live in apprehension and intimidation from “vampiric” groups of the society as there is virtually, no day passed-by with...  



44. FEDERALISM, NATIONAL SECURITY AND STATE POLICING SYSTEM IN NIGERIA’S FOURTH REPUBLIC,   Ahmed Olawale MOLIKI, Joseph Okwesili NKWEDE and Kazeem Oluwaseun DAUDA  95-104

Abstract

Nigerian polity in recent times is plunged in diverse security crises. Hardly any region in the federation is spared from insecurity vortex spreading like a wild fire. Resultantly, many lives and prop...