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International Literacy Day

By Nkem Egenuka on Thu, 08/09/2016 - 15:14

International Literacy Day set by UNESCO on September 8 aims to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies. On International Literacy Day each year, UNESCO reminds the international community of the status of literacy and adult learning globally.

About 775 million adults lack minimum literacy skills; one in five adults is still not literate and two-thirds of them are women; 60.7 million children are out-of-school and many more attend irregularly or drop out.

5 award winning books made into movies

By Regina Alabere on Wed, 13/07/2016 - 16:29

Great books will always be adapted into movies for many reasons like to immortalize the work or appeal to a wider audience. However, book lovers will agree with me that books are better than movies because books are well detailed. If a movie can last for three hours maximum before we all get tired, Can every action in a book be captured? If your answer is no like mine, then you need to read these books.

12 Books to Read While Preparing for GCE

By Regina Alabere on Wed, 29/06/2016 - 14:16

The West African Secondary School Certicate Exam popularly known as G.C.E is an annual exam for students who are not secondary school that want to rewrite or adults who want to further their studies. Nowadays, it is categorized into WAEC-GCE usually held in August and NECO-GCE held in October.

Based on the interests of the student, various subjects amounting to 8 or 9 courses will be registered before the exam commences. In 2016, GCE exams start in August and here are some books you can read.

Three Young Nigerians receive the Queen’s Young Leaders Award

By Regina Alabere on Fri, 24/06/2016 - 12:59

Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday evening presented awards to 60 exceptional young leaders from 45 Commonwealth nations, including three Nigerians- Olanrewaju Adeloye, Imrana Alhaji Buba and Olumide Femi Makanjuola, in a special ceremony at Buckingham Palace. The Queen's Young Leaders Award celebrates the achievements of young people who are taking the lead to transform the lives of others and make a lasting difference in their communities.

Various competitions you can enter as a Nigerian writer.

By Regina Alabere on Wed, 22/06/2016 - 11:30

As an emerging writer, there are several things that can get you discouraged. From creating your niche to a desperate search for a publisher while accepting crazy criticism.  The truth is that you need to go through all these as well as  do several checks and rewrites to hope for an acceptable work.  Here are various competitions you can enter for! We wish you success!

20 Famous Quotes about books that will inspire you to read

By Regina Alabere on Fri, 17/06/2016 - 13:38

Do you love quotes? If yes, please read on!
•    "It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it" –Oscar Wilde
•    "Read the best books first or you may not have a chance to read them at all" –Henry David Thoreau
•    "Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself" –George Bernard Shaw
•    "Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren’t very new after all" –Abraham Lincoln
•    "I can’t imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once" –C.S. Lewis

12 things you didn’t know about Stephen Keshi

By Regina Alabere on Fri, 10/06/2016 - 12:43

                  It was very sad to hear of Keshi’s death in the bus, on my way to work. Immediately I heard it, I was mute, but my eyes were round like a tennis ball. A woman in front of me shouted “Keshi ke! Steven Keshi? It can’t be!” shaking her head in disbelief. On the 8th of June, Nigeria stood still to mourn the ‘Big Boss’, Our heroic Keshi who led us to victory both as a player and a coach. How much do you know about the Man? Read on.

Protecting Your Environment Starts with You!

By Regina Alabere on Wed, 08/06/2016 - 16:39

On a limted scale protecting your environment simply means keeping it clean. This   involves sweeping and scrubbing your surruondings and dumping refuse in  appropriate channels. It is essential to clean your surroundings to maintain good health because there is a higher possibility of contracting major air or water borne diseases in an unclean one.

Happy Birthday to Nigerian Writers born in June!

By Regina Alabere on Thu, 02/06/2016 - 14:31

Happy New Month everyone and welcome to the month of June! We celebrate Nigerian writers born this month. These authors have through their writings conveyed  messages that transcend time.  Do you know any Nigerian Author born in June? Whatever, these well known authors were born in June!

Badagry Prisoners learn from Books.

By Regina Alabere on Wed, 18/05/2016 - 11:04

The ZODML  library in Badagry prisons is fast producing  positive results since it was installed last year. For the inmates who are pursuing formal qualification like GCE, NECO and WAEC, the books have been fantastic as an aid and encouragement. For casual readers, it provides an interesting avenue to pass time, escape to a new environment, meet new people in the book, share their lives and learn from them.

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