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By Nkem Egenuka
Here are a few interesting books for you to read this month! Swallow by Sefi Atta The government's War Against Indiscipline is in full operation. A succession of unfortunate events leads Tolani, a bank secretary, to be persuaded by her roommate Rose to consider drug trafficking as a way to make a living. Tolani's subsequent struggle with... Read More
By Nkem Egenuka
Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs announces its ninth annual International Essay Contest, open to teachers and students anywhere in the world. There are so many challenges facing the world today, from climate change, to refugees, to terrorism. A great deal of these problems transcends national borders. All involve ethical issues... Read More
By Nkem Egenuka
International Youth Day 2017 is dedicated to celebrating young people’s contributions to conflict prevention and transformation as well as inclusion, social justice, and sustainable peace. According to United Nations, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development committed to fostering peaceful and inclusive societies and affirmed that “Sustainable... Read More
By Nkem Egenuka
According to United Nations, indigenous people are inheritors and practitioners of unique cultures and ways of relating to people and the environment. Today is International Day of the World Indigenous People and we leave you with these beautiful poems written in our Indigenous languages. Enjoy! Uno-Onwu Okigbo by  Chinua Achebe Obu onye k'... Read More
By Abraham Atawodi
Enjoy!Do you write? Send your fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and book review to editorial@zodml.org. Everyone has a poop story! Abraham Atawodi shares a his in this interessing writeup below. Enjoy! Jide felt like he had swallowed a storm, complete with its attendant flashes of lightning and ominous rumbling of thunder. Only the thunder was in his... Read More
By Nkem Egenuka
When you are writing a Short Story and you find out that your story is becoming too long... don't fret!. Here is what you can do to reduce your word count and make your story concise. Strengthen your descriptions by using strong nouns and adverbs and verbs Remove unnecessary words, conjunctions and adjectives. Cut off some scenes and remove... Read More
By Nkem Egenuka
ZODML Summer Holiday Program is ongoing and guess what? It is completely FREE!. Engage your wards this summer by bringing them to our Community Library at 196, Awolowo Road, Ikoyi Lagos. It is a great opportunity for your Primary and Secondary School Children to be involved with our Program which includes; Computer Training, Spelling Bee, reading... Read More
By Nkem Egenuka
In our everyday conversation, “very” is often overused which should not be so because we have suitable words that can be used instead. According to Florence King ‘Very’ is the most useless word in the English language and can always come out. More than useless, it is treacherous because it invariably weakens what it is intended to strengthen.... Read More
By Nkem Egenuka
Adebayo Faleti was born on 26 December 1921 in Agbo-Oye He was a poet, journalist, writer and actor. He was also known as a Yoruba translator, a broadcaster, and TV exponent. He was the pioneer of the first television station in Africa, Western Nigeria Television (WNTV). Pa Faleti was responsible for translating Nigeria’s anthem from English to ... Read More
By Nkem Egenuka
Many of us often wonder why we feel exhausted after working all day on our computer. Relax!, there is explanation for the tired, weary feeling that accompanies a long day at your desk which is called Mental Fatigue. Mental Fatigue is as exhausting as a long run as it drains our energy completely because the body’s reaction to mental fatigue is the... Read More

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