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By Nkem Egenuka
It’s that time of the year again when Agbalumo is the fruit in season and everyone is excited. Some love it so much that they can take as it is - whether sour or sweet, others like it sweet but slightly sour. The fleshy pulp is usually eaten as snack and it has been found to have high contents of ascorbic acid. It is also said to be an excellent... Read More
By Nkem Egenuka
Lent is a religious observance in the Christian calendar that starts from Ash Wednesday and ends before Easter Sunday. It is a period of reflection on the life of Christ and His victory over sin and death. This lasts approximately 40 days and is characterized with fasting, abstinence, self-denial and prayer. The fasting period is to remember when... Read More
By Nkem Egenuka
The Queen of England recently honoured, Ms Itoro Eze-Anaba with the Fourth Commonwealth Point of Light award for her role in helping victims of sexual assault. Eze-Anaba is an anti-rape activist. She founded Nigeria’s first reform centre for victims of sexual violence in Lagos, a facility that has helped over 3,100 victims in 2013. The British... Read More
By Nkem Egenuka
Valentine’s Day, otherwise known as the feast of St.Valentine falls on the same day as Ash Wednesday this year.  The essence of Valentine’s Day is true love, which connotes giving, sharing and sacrifice. It entails an explosion of love whereby couples reaffirm their love for each other, some confess it while others express it. Below is an excerpt... Read More
By Nkem Egenuka
The prestigious Gourmand Awards were founded in 1995 by Edouard Cointreau and it honors the best food and wine books published globally. This award is often described as the Olympics of gastronomy, with entries from over 215 countries. Yemisi Aribisala’ s Longthroat Memoirs have been shortlisted for the Gourmand Awards, in the Food Writing... Read More
By Nkem Egenuka
A recent event in Quai d’Orsay hosted by the French government had Chimamanda as the star guest. The theme for the event was, “La Nuit Des Idees” translated as ‘A Night of Ideas’. She was asked a lot of intellectual questions by the interviewer, Caroline Broue, a journalist. The question that sparked a lot of interest was when she asked if her... Read More
By Nkem Egenuka
Cancer is as a result of an uncontrolled division of abnormal cells in a part of the body. There are various kinds of cancer. Namely, Bladder Cancer, Breast Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Lung Cancer , Lymphoma, Melanoma, Oral and Oropharyngeal Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Thyroid Cancer, Uterine Cancer and others. Today... Read More
By Nkem Egenuka
Helen Oyeyemi notable author of novels like, White is for Witching, which won a 2010 Somerset Maugham Award, and Mr Fox, which won a 2012 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. In 2013, she was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and was named one of Granta's Best Young British Novelists the same year. Her story collection What Is Not Yours... Read More
By Nkem Egenuka
The key to a good story is in its characters. To achieve this, you have to make your characters as human as possible by introducing realistic character flaws. A character flaw is a deficiency in a character that affects his actions and relationships. It can be a disability, limitation, imperfection, phobia or others.   Types of Flaws Major Flaws... Read More
By Nkem Egenuka
Below are some competitions you can enter as a writer, journalist, photographer, student and others. The Caine Prize for African Writing 2018 The Caine Prize for African Writing is a literature prize awarded to an African writer of a short story published in English. Deadline: 31st January 2018   Graduate Institute’s Geneva Challenge for Graduate... Read More

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