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By Nkem Egenuka
Bitter kol is high in calcium, potassium, iron and contains nutrients, minerals and vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C, and E. Bitter Kola is referred to as Garcinia kola, Akilu/abilu in Igbo, Orogbo in Yoruba, and Mijigoro in Hausa is a fruit from a tree that grows in the rain forests of West Africa. It is anti poision and it helps to detoxify the system... Read More
By Santi Femi
No matter what happens, love would always win. I sat on a rickety bench with a woman selling French apples by the busy road. The wait was a long one. It was half an hour after the time we scheduled to meet. I began to tell myself that I had outdone myself this time, that she wasn't going to show up. It was strange that I was in that part of town... Read More
By Nkem Egenuka
Chinonye Chukwu, a  Nigerian-American screenwriter, producer and director recently emerged the first Black woman to win the Sundance Film Festival’s U.S Dramatic Grand Jury Prize for her U.S. Dramatic entry, “Clemency.’’ 'Clemency' beautifully examines the emotional weight of a prison warden's duty of carrying out executions. According to her, the... Read More
By Nkem Egenuka
Today is the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. According to UN, it is estimated that about 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone some form of female genital mutilation (FGM); and is carried out on girls from infancy to 15 years. Females that undergo FGM, experience complications like excessive... Read More
By Nkem Egenuka
Eighty percent of Nigerians living with Cancer die from the disease. According to an estimate from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the cancer death ratio of four in five affected persons in Nigeria is the worst in the world. World Cancer Day is celebrated on the February 4th of every year. This year marks the launch of the... Read More
By Nkem Egenuka
To all book lovers, here is our reading list for this month. Lagoon by Nnedi Okarafor  A massive object crashes into the ocean off the coast of Lagos, Nigeria’s most populous and legendary city, three people wandering along Bar Beach find themselves running a race against time to save the country they love and the world itself… from itself. ... Read More
By Nkem Egenuka
Travelers by Helon Habila A Nigerian graduate who has made his home in America knows what it means to strike out for new shores. His wife proposes that he accompany her to Berlin, to receive an award, but he has his reservations: “I knew every departure is a death, every return a rebirth. Most changes happen unplanned, and they always leave a scar... Read More
By ZODML
Here is great story from Adewunmi Adekanmbi's Kool Story blog.  Enjoy! Ephesians 4:31 - “Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice…” “Your paper is almost worthless.” I was in Dr. Ejike’s office standing with my hands behind my back, a sign of false obeisance. He couldn’t see the fist... Read More
By Nkem Egenuka
The Beginning of Everything Colourful by Nwelue Onyeka revolves around the stories of Mexican and Japanese man, who met at the departure lounge of an Airport while awaiting their connecting flight to Tokyo. The Japanese man talks about his restaurant business in Nigeria, his daughter Aiko who likes Nigerian men, his son Hachiro who loves Nigerian... Read More
By Nkem Egenuka
Faceless is a compelling 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... Read More

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