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Today is World Hypertension Day

By Nkem Egenuka on Wed, 17/05/2017 - 17:09

The World Hypertension Day was first inaugurated in May 2005 and has become an annual event ever since. The purpose of the WHD is to promote public awareness of hypertension and to encourage citizens of all countries to the prevent and control of the silent killer which is gradually becoming a modern epidemic.

The theme for World Hypertension Day is Know Your Numbers with a goal of increasing high blood pressure (BP) awareness in all populations around the world.

What is Hypertension/ High Blood Pressure?

Analysis of Faceless by Amma Darko

By Nkem Egenuka on Tue, 16/05/2017 - 15:40

Faceless is a riveting story of children plunged into the streets by poverty and parental neglect. Amma Darko in very graphic details presents sociological issues of child-neglect, gender, child abuse, defilement of girls, child-trafficking, child-labour, and violence.

Amma Darko tells the world that every street child has a story, though rarely told. The common denominator in all of these stories is parental neglect.

20 Motivational Quotes by Nigerian Writers

By Nkem Egenuka on Thu, 11/05/2017 - 17:26

Here are some motivational quotes by a few Nigerian Writers. Enjoy!

  • “The fault, of course, is not in religion, but in the fanatic of every religion. Fanaticism remains the greatest carrier of the spores of fear, and the rhetoric of religion, with the hysteria it so readily generates, is fast becoming the readiest killing device of contemporary times.

- Wole Soyinka

The Effect of Anxiety on Relationships

By Nkem Egenuka on Tue, 09/05/2017 - 17:55

Anxiety is a nervous disorder marked by excessive uneasiness and apprehension, typically with compulsive behaviour or panic attacks. Anxiety can cause feelings of fear, sense of unease and tension.

It may take a while before an individual recognizes signs or symptoms of anxiety, but if not properly handled, it can affect the individual physically, psychologically, and behaviourally.

Effects of Anxiety on Relationships


An Excerpt from Chimamanda Adiche's Dear Ijeawele

By Nkem Egenuka on Fri, 05/05/2017 - 16:38

From the best-selling author of Americanah, We Should All Be Feminists and Half of a Yellow Sun comes a powerful new revealation about Today's feminism —written as a letter to a friend.

Nigerian Wins 2017 Brunel International African Poetry Prize

By Nkem Egenuka on Wed, 03/05/2017 - 16:37

Romeo Oriogun has been named winner of the 2017 Brunel International African Poetry Prize.

The Prize is a partnership between Brunel and Commonwealth Writers, and works closely with Kwame Dawes and the African Poetry Book Fund (APBF) at the University of Nebraska. It is aimed at the development, celebration and promotion of poetry from Africa. It is open to African poets worldwide who have not yet published a full poetry collection.

8 Must Reads for Workers Day

By Nkem Egenuka on Mon, 01/05/2017 - 09:32

Today is Workers Day!, Thrill yourself with these books by Brilliant Nigerian Writers who are scaling new heights. Enjoy!


Title: Kings and Not Slaves

Author: Ola Osibodu

How lack of sleep affects your productivity at work

By Nkem Egenuka on Fri, 28/04/2017 - 15:20

Sleep is a condition of body and mind, wherein the nervous system is inactive, the eyes closed, the postural muscles relaxed, and consciousness practically suspended. This condition recurs for several hours. It is important to get the recommended 7-8 hours’ sleep a night, so that we can be productive at work, but most people sleep less than they really need and it intermittently affects their work performance.

Today is 'World Malaria Day'

By Nkem Egenuka on Tue, 25/04/2017 - 17:05

World Malaria Day  is an international observance commemorated every year on 25 April to recognize the global efforts made to control malaria. It was established in May 2007 by the 60th session of the World Health Assembly. It aims to educate the people on the implementations of national malaria-control strategies, including community-based activities for malaria prevention and treatment in endemic areas.

10 things you need to know about Senator Isiaka Adeleke

By Nkem Egenuka on Mon, 24/04/2017 - 17:01
  • Osaka Adetunji Adeleke was born on 15 January 1955, to the family of Senator Ayoola and Esther Adeleke.
  • He was born in Enugu and spent his early years in the city until the beginning of the Nigerian civil war.
  • He started his primary education at Christ Church School, Enugu before moving to Ibadan. Senator Adeleke completed his secondary education at Ogbomoso Grammar School.
  • Adeleke holds a Bachelor Of Arts Degree, and a master's degree In Public Administration.
  • He was fondly called ‘Serubawon,’



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