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World Hepatitis Day

By Nkem Egenuka on Wed, 27/07/2016 - 15:51

Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver often caused by viral infections, toxic substances and autoimmune diseases. Hepatitis can be totally cured or may progress to fibrosis, cirrhosis or liver cancer.

There are 5 main hepatitis viruses referred to as types A, B, C, D and E.  They pose a great threat to humanity because of their potential for epidemic spread, illnesses and death.  Hepatitis A and E are caused by ingestion of contaminated food and water while Hepatitis B, C and D usually occur as a result of contact with infected body fluids such as blood, semen.

8 Books to read in your 20’s

By Regina Alabere on Wed, 20/07/2016 - 16:39

20-29 are years we make mistakes and learn every day. Reading books make us smarter as we navigate through our lives with the wisdom of those before us. These are 8 books that will give you a head start towards the right path.

15 July - World Youth Skills Day

By Regina Alabere on Fri, 15/07/2016 - 15:05

According to the United Nations website, ‘Young people are almost three times more likely to be unemployed than adults and continuously exposed to lower quality of jobs, greater labor market inequalities, and longer and more insecure school-to-work transitions. In addition, women are more likely to be underemployed and under-paid, and to undertake part-time jobs or work under temporary contracts’.

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.

Happy Birthday to Nigerian Writers Born in July!

By Regina Alabere on Fri, 08/07/2016 - 16:45

Happy New Month everyone and welcome to the month of July! 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 July? These well known authors were born in July!

 

Trail Blazer! 8 things you should know about Elechi Amadi

By Regina Alabere on Fri, 01/07/2016 - 15:56

Elechi Amadi, one of Africa’s first generation writer and novelist, died on June 29th, 2016 due to an undisclosed illness. Some of his popular books include The Concubine, The Great Ponds, Isiburu, Sunset in Biafra. He was a humble man, good to many and it was painful to hear of his death. He will always be loved by the literary community. Let’s talk about him.

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!

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