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International Student/Teacher Essay Contest, 2017: The World’s Greatest Ethical Challenge

By Nkem Egenuka on Tue, 15/08/2017 - 15:07

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs announces its ninth annual International Essay Contest, open to teachers and students anywhere in the world.

There are so many challenges facing the world today, from climate change, to refugees, to terrorism. A great deal of these problems transcends national borders. All involve ethical issues, such as fairness, rights, and responsibilities.

Today is International Youth Day!

By Nkem Egenuka on Sat, 12/08/2017 - 09:56

International Youth Day 2017 is dedicated to celebrating young people’s contributions to conflict prevention and transformation as well as inclusion, social justice, and sustainable peace.

According to United Nations, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development committed to fostering peaceful and inclusive societies and affirmed that “Sustainable development cannot be realized without peace and security”.

International Day of the World's Indigenous People

By Nkem Egenuka on Wed, 09/08/2017 - 17:22

According to United Nations, indigenous people are inheritors and practitioners of unique cultures and ways of relating to people and the environment. Today is International Day of the World Indigenous People and we leave you with these beautiful poems written in our Indigenous languages. Enjoy!

Uno-Onwu Okigbo by  Chinua Achebe

Obu onye k'ayinacho?

Obu onye k'ayi nacho?

Okigbo k'ayi nacho!

How to Shorten Your Short Story

By Nkem Egenuka on Thu, 03/08/2017 - 09:29

When you are writing a Short Story and you find out that your story is becoming too long... don't fret!. Here is what you can do to reduce your word count and make your story concise.

30 Words to Use In Place of ‘Very’

By Nkem Egenuka on Thu, 27/07/2017 - 18:52

In our everyday conversation, “very” is often overused which should not be so because we have suitable words that can be used instead.

According to Florence King ‘Very’ is the most useless word in the English language and can always come out. More than useless, it is treacherous because it invariably weakens what it is intended to strengthen.

Very bad - Awful

10 Facts You Need To Know About Adebayo Faleti

By Nkem Egenuka on Tue, 25/07/2017 - 12:27
  • Adebayo Faleti was born on 26 December 1921 in Agbo-Oye
  • He was a poet, journalist, writer and actor.
  • He was also known as a Yoruba translator, a broadcaster, and TV exponent.
  • He was the pioneer of the first television station in Africa, Western Nigeria Television (WNTV).
  • Pa Faleti was responsible for translating Nigeria’s anthem from English to Yoruba.
  • He also translated speeches made by the Military President of Nigeria, Ibrahim Babangida and Chief Ernest Shonekan from English to Yoruba.

Why Sitting at your Computer All Day is Exhausting

By Nkem Egenuka on Thu, 20/07/2017 - 16:52

Many of us often wonder why we feel exhausted after working all day on our computer. Relax!, there is explanation for the tired, weary feeling that accompanies a long day at your desk which is called Mental Fatigue.

Mental Fatigue is as exhausting as a long run as it drains our energy completely because the body’s reaction to mental fatigue is the same with physical exhaustion.

10 Foods That are Surprisingly Good for You

By Nkem Egenuka on Tue, 18/07/2017 - 17:22

Oats

Oats are loaded in dietary fiber and lowers cholesterol. It reduces the risk of coronary artery disease, and colorectal cancer. It boosts metabolism and burns fats.

Kidney Beans

Kidney Beans is rich in protein, fiber and resistant starch. It reduces the risk of heart disease.

Avocados

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