FANIRAN O.A. (Publications)
Publisher The International Journal Of Business & Management
Publication Type Journal
Publication Title Cement Distribution Pattern From Dangote Cement, Obajana, Nigeria
Publication Authors Adebumiti O.J. (2014), Muhammed S.A., Faniran O.A., Masugari D.Y.
Year Published 2014
Abstract

This study attempts cement distribution pattern flow from Dangote cement, Obajana, Nigeria. Data were obtained from both primary and secondary sources. Information was gathered from drivers of the company using systematic sampling technique. The respondents were sampled based on every tenth person sampled on the field. In all, 253 respondents were successfully interviewed. Data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics, showing figures and tables of some variables. The results reveals that road transport is the only mode employed by the company, with 66.7% of the respondents attesting to the safety of the mode, howo truck vehicles is the commonly used at 57.7% while 800 bags capacity trucks is highest at 68.4%. The spatial frequency flow indicates that Portharcourt is highest at 64 trucks out of the 253 trucks sampled followed by Abuja with 56 trucks, while Yola has the highest delivery time and cost to deliver 600 bags at 250,000.00 naira for 24 hours total journey time. The study therefore recommends the use of rail, road, and water integration to reduce the level of travel impedance and cost while also removing all barriers that delays cement in transit.


Publisher Journal Of Civil And Environmental Research, Volume 6 Number 2, Pages 1-13.
Publication Type Journal
Publication Title Performance Evaluation Of Nigerian Ports: Pre And Post Concession Eras
Publication Authors Olaogbebikan J.E. (2014), Ikpechukwu N., Faniran O.A., Okoko E.
Year Published 2014
Abstract

This paper x-rays the performance of the Nigerian ports at two points in time; that is, from 1956-2005 as pre concession era and 2006-2012 as post concession era. It highlights the challenges that undermine the capacity of the sector from meeting up with the global best practices. The data on cargo movement were derived from the Nigerian Port Authority Annual Reports. The study relied on descriptive statistics, trend analysis, chi-square analysis and port performance indicators such as indicator of output and indicator of service in explaining the trend of port performance for the periods under review. The trend analysis employed to explain the trend of cargo movements in all the ports in Nigeria was the Quarterly Moving Averages. It was revealed that the trend of cargo throughput in Nigeria is determined by the inward cargo movement. The analysis also revealed a fluctuation in cargo movement from 1956 to 2005 while the cargo throughput continues to increase unabated from 2006 to 2012. The concession of the port must have been responsible for this upward movement in cargo trend. There was a remarkable increase in inward and outward cargo movement during the post concession era in comparison to the pre concession era. This paper recommends that government encourages public ownership and private sector operations of the port infrastructure in Nigeria. 


Publisher International Journal Of Economics, Commerce & Management, Volume II, Issue 8, Pages 1-10.
Publication Type Journal
Publication Title Operational Problems Associated With Cement Distribution Processes In A Selected Company In Nigeria.
Publication Authors Adebumiti O. J. (2014), Faniran O.A
Year Published 2014
Abstract

This study attempts operational problems associated with cement distribution processes in a selected company in Nigeria. Data were obtained from both primary and secondary sources. Information was gathered from transport and fleet staff of the company using systematic sampling technique. In all, 150 respondents were effectively interviewed. The mean rank order analysis of the problems reveals that inadequate spare parts supply is ranked first with a (mean = 1.40) making it the most critical amongst the problems identified, while frequent change of vehicle types was ranked tenth with (mean = 3.47) showing that it is the least critical amongst these problems. The spearman’s rank analysis of the problems reveals that there is a correlation between absence of railway tracks and under-utilisation of available waterways (rs = 0.673), while inadequate infrastructural support and insufficient infotech support is significant at (rs = 0.580) while correlation between busted tyres & springs resulting from bad roads and logitics of fuel is significant at (rs = 0.648). The study recommends that adequate supply of spare parts should be made important in the budget planning of the company, as this will reduce issues of breakdown that could result in delays of goods in transit.


Publisher International Conference On Business Administration And Management. Entrepreneurship: Strategy For Socio-Economic Advancement In Emerging Economics. Faculty Of Social And Management Sciences, Department Of Business Administration, Bowen University Iwo
Publication Type Conference
Publication Title Assessing Driver Behavior Due To In-car Distraction (A Case Study Of Lagelu Local Government, Ibadan, Oyo State Nigeria.)
Publication Authors Faniran Oluwatosin Akin, Bello Kingdom, Ojetade Oluwatosin Sukurat
Year Published 2014
Abstract

Background: The research work assessed driver’s behavior due to in-car distraction. The driver’s behavior centers round response of drivers to road use which is on the reaction of the driver to road environment, traffic signs and signals and other road users. The research work successfully evaluated the effects of distraction on road safety in Lagelu Local Government, Ibadan, Oyo State Nigeria.

Materials and Methods: The aim of the research work was to evaluate the effects of in-vehicle distraction on road safety. The objectives of the research work were to identify the sources of in-vehicle distraction and to evaluate the effects of in-vehicle distractions on driver’s driving performance. The research tools used for the research work included well-structured questionnaires, interview, field personal observations, records and the samples for the study were randomly selected. The data analysis was purely descriptive statistics.

Result: In-vehicle distractions affect drivers’ performance. From the result of the chi-square test statistics, the calculated result of the x2= 135.185, the calculated x2 (x2 c) is greater than the tabulated x2 (X2 t) which is 7.815 at a significant level of 5% (0.05) with the degree of freedom (df) three (i.e. 3). Therefore, we accept H1 and reject H0. This implies that in vehicle distractions affects drivers’ performance which could ultimately road accidents.

Conclusion: Findings of this research work are that the major sources of in-vehicle distraction are mobile phones, compact disc/cassette players in this part of the world. Interviews and comments of questionnaire pointed out that route guidance and navigational aids could be a form of in-vehicle distraction. In addition to this, most user groups of mobile phones while driving hold their phones with their hands thereby, causing poor car control which negates healthy road safety practices. It was also discovered that using mobile phone while driving could have high emotional magnitude because the discussion may affect the level of concentration on driving.  Also, driver’s age and experience affect the distracting effects of mobile phone use on driving. The in-vehicle compact disc/cassette player is another form of distraction because words from music played generate few discussions within the vehicle.