Maryam Melemu Saidu
I hold MSc Geological and Environmental Hazard from University of Portsmouth, Postgraduate diploma in Mining Engineeringfrom Federal University of Technology, Akure and BSc. degree in Geology and Mining from University of Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria. The studies covered a wide range of geoscience topics from physical geology, general petrology, mining geology and Environmental geology. Others are soil and rock mechanics, Volcanology and Geological and Environmental Hazards, Hazard modelling and Risk Assessment, with keen interest in soil and rock mechanics. I am currently pursuing PhD. in Engineering Geology at Nasarawa State University, Keffi to be more equipped in my quest to contribute to solutions in the challenging environment of the Earth, its utilization, the associated risk and hazards.
MSc Geological and Environmental Hazards, University of Portsmouth, September 2013 – September 2014.
This is an advance, scientific and professional course accredited by the British Geological Society, London. Key modules taught and learnedincludes; Geotechnics and Groundwater,Volcanology and Seismology, Hazard Modelling and Risk Assessment, Landslides and slope instability, Geological and Environmental Hazards. These has equipped me with the advanced skills to carry out detailed investigations into surface and subsurface geology, identification of geological and environmental Hazards and modelling of these Hazards.
Core themes in Geotechnics and Ground water, Landslides/slope instability and Hazard modelling/ Risk Assessment have helped me to undertake study of 193 boreholes for Ground conditions, associated hazards and model same in an independent project using Excel, ArcGIS, Golden Surfer and Grapher.
I also gained more experience by writing a geotechnical report for Transport for London regarding the ground investigation of the Jubilee Line Extension Project, London using computer applications such as ArcGIS and Grapher. Geotechnical data for this report was provided by a third party. In addition, I investigated and model volcanic ash cloud of Mount Saint Helen volcanic eruption of 1980.
A 5 month research project titled ‘Ground Hazards and Weathering, the role of London lost Rivers’ was carried out.
- Isle of Wight, United Kingdom – Geotechnical descriptions of soil and rock masses and the stability of coastal cliff sections.
- Broadway, Cotswold, United Kingdom – Aerial photo interpretation and geomorphological mapping of landslides and slope stability.
- Sicily, Italy- Geological mapping to develop skills in recognizing and recording field data relevant to assessing geological and environmental hazards.
PGD Mining Engineering, University of Technology Akure, Nigeria, 2002-2004
Core courses undertook includes; Mine Reclamation and Environment, Oil and Gas well drilling Technology, Petroleum reservoir Engineering and Mining Methods. Others are; advanced mineral Economics, Mine Management and Law, Mine Design, strength of Materials and Engineering Mathematics.
Core themes From Mine Reclamation and Environment and contributions from the others made me developed interest in mining and associated pollution. This lead to a research project titled ‘Quarry production of Marble, associated Environmental Pollution and Control’.
BSc Geology and Mining, University of Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria, 1994-1998
Core courses focusing on physical geology, petrology, economic geology, Geochemistry, mining geology, geophysics, mineral resources & environmental geology, optical mineralogy and basic geological techniques. This developed my skills using the Polarizing Trinnocular Microscope for identification of rock minerals on a thin section (slides). Alongside this,was a field and laboratory based research project titled; General Geology of Fadan-Sanya area, NE, Nigeria.
- Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria – Mapping of the ‘Younger Granite’ of Nigeria and the associated volcanic terrain, recognition and identification of sedimentary structures using GPS, compass clinometers and ordinance survey maps.
- Gombe, NE, Nigeria- Mapping of the upper arm of the Benue River Basin and the associated sedimentary strata, vegetation, recognition and identification of sedimentary structures using GPS, compass clinometers and ordinance survey maps.
- Bauchi- Kaduna boundary, NE Nigeria- Field mapping for General Geology of Fadan-Sanya area, NE, Nigeria.
SSCE AND GCE ‘O’ Level,Government Secondary School Abejukolo- Iffe, Kogi State, Nigeria, 1985-1991, 2006
I achieved 8 credits in West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) from Government Secondary School Abejukolo- Iffe, and external GCE at Lokoja.The grades were in English Language, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Geography, Economics, Agricultural Science and Biology.
Federal University Lokoja, Kogi State, 2019-Date
Currently, I lecture at the department of Geology,Faculty of sciences, Federal University Lokoja, Kogi State. My rank is Assistant Lecturer and I teach courses such as Elementary Surveying for Geoscientists,Mineral Resources and Environmental Geology,Geochronology and Precambrian Geology and Petrology.
Kogi State Polytechnics, Lokoja, Kogi State, Nigeria, May 2001-2019
Between2001 tillN0vermber 2019, I worked at Kogi state Polytechnic Lokoja in the school of Engineering and Department of Mineral and Petroleum Resources Engineering. I resigned at the rank ofLecturer 1and I taught courses such as Photogeology and Remote sensing, Petroleum Geology, stratigraphy, introduction to Geology, Mineralogy and Petrology,and mineral evaluation and Exploitations.
Dr. Nick Koor
School of Earth and Environmental Science
University of Portsmouth
Prof. Z.I. Opafunso
Nigerian council of Ming Engineers and Geoscientists (COMEG)
Prof. J. I. Omada
National Open University,
ONSACHI J.M, YAKUBU H.M, SHAIBU M.M. (2018). GEOTECHNICAL AND GEOPHYSICAL INVESTIGATION INTO BUILDINGS, CASE STUDY OF SOME BUILDINGS IN THE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING KOGI STATE POLYTECHNIC ITAKPE CAMPUS, KOGI STATE NORTH CENTRAL NIGERIAL.. AFRICAN JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL SCIENCE VOL.1 ISSUE 1 PP76-106.
ONSACHI J.M, YAKUBU H.M, SHAIBU M.M. (2018). THE EFFECT OF FLOOD IN RELATION TO GEOLOGICAL PROPERTIES OF THE SOIL, CASE STUDY OF LOKOJA RIVER BANK, NORTH CENTRAL NIGERIAL.. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENGINNERING GEOLOGY AND SCCIENCES, VOL.7 ISSUE 11 VER1PP60-61.
ONSACHI J.M, YAKUBU H.M, SHAIBU M.M. (2018). EVALUATION OF POTENTIALLYTOXIC ELEMENTS(PTE) FROM MINE EFFLUENCE DISCHARGE,CASE STUDY OF NATIONAL IRON ORE MINING COMPANY (NIOMCO) ITAKPE CAMPUS, KOGI STATE NORTH CENTRAL NIGERIAL.. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENGINNERING GEOLOGY AND SCCIENCES, VOL.7 ISSUE 111 VER 9 PP 47-58.DOI:10.9790/1813-0709034754.
ONSACHI J. M, YAKUBU H. M, SHAIBU M. M.AND SOLOMON D. (2016). PHYSICO-CHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF GROUND WATER, CASE STUDY OF OKENE, NORTH CENTRAL NIGERIA.. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EMERGING TREND IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY.DOI:
ONSACHI J. M, YAKUBU H. M, SHAIBU M. M. AND SOLOMON D (2016). GEOPHYSICAL INVESTIGATION OF GROUND WATER POTENTIAL IN BASEMENT TERRAIN, NORTH CENTRAL NIGERIA.. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EMERGING TREND IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY.DOI:
MUSA O.K. ,SHAIBU M.M. AND KUDAMNYA E.M (2013). HEAVY METAL CONCENTRATION IN GROUND WATER AT OBAJANA AND ITS ENVIRONS, KOGI STATE-NORTH CENTRAL NIGERIA;. AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY RESEARCH.3(1):PP 170-177. ISSN 2162-142X (Online).
MEMBER NIGERIAN MINING AND GEOSCIENCES SOCIETY (NMGS)
MEMBER COUNCIL OF NIGERIAN MINING ENGINERS AND GEOSCIENTISTS (COMEG).
|1||LITHOSTRATIGRAPHIC ANALYSIS OF JAMATA ROCK TYPES, KOGI STATE – NIGERIA,||2015||Ongoing|
|2||GROUND HAZARDS AND WEATHERING OF THE LONDON CLAY; THE ROLE OF LONDON’S LOST RIVERS-||2014||Completed|
|3||A REVIEW OF SLOPE STABILITY ANALYSIS IN MINING AND QUARRY OPERATIONS BY MESEDA FOLORUNSHO SIMON,||2012||Completed|
|4||MINE ACCIDENT PREVENTION AND SAFETY REGULAR. ( A CASE STUDY OF BULLETIN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY PLC) BY YAKUBU SHAIBU IDRIS AND JAMES RUTH OZIOHU,||2012||Completed|
|5||HAULAGE SYSTEM (A CASE STUDY OF OBAJANA CEMENT COMPANY PLC) BY TIJANI IDRIS OMEIZA AND LAWAL OZOVEHE HAMIDU,||2012||Completed|
|6||WATER QUALITY ASSESSMENT OF OBAJANA AND ITS ENVIRONS BY MEPAIJEDA JOHNSON ADESINO,||2011||Completed|
|7||ITAPE IRON MINE UNDER GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE HOLDING NIGERIA LTD BY PETER ANDA,||2008||Completed|
|8||QUARRY PRODUCTION OF MARBLE, ASSOCIATED ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION AND CONTROL-||2004||Completed|
|9||GENERAL GEOLOGY OF FADAN-SAYAN AREA; NORTH EASTERN NIGERIA.-1||999||Completed|
Department of Geology , Faculty of Science , Federal University Lokoja , Kogi State
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