From Minna, the literary capital of Nigeria (you can argue with your ancestors on this) arrives a poetry volume from a young but stupendously conscious mind. The Hilltop Creative Arts Foundation has, as usual, found a voice, nurtured it, and collected its sonorous songs and published it to the world as it has done for more than thirty other teenagers. Read more about Book Review: Mind of a Bard by Ibraheem Uthman
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Since the outbreak of Covid-19, countries all over the world have declared a lockdown on activities to curb the spread of the virus. The lockdown which affects every industry except essential services has millions of people at home and, some would say, bored.
While the quarantine goes on, people are exploring to connect with others and feel part of a community. One of these ways is through internet challenges.
If you are new to internet lingo, a challenge is a task that is trending. Someone may pick you to join or you pick yourself. Read more about Covid-19 Lockdown: Join a challenge
Sweet Sixteen Description.
This novel is about a young girl who is about to reach her sixteen birthday. From the beginning of this novel, the main character, Aliya constantly reminds her father that she is not a child anymore, but a young adult. Her father, Mr. Bello does not always agree with her. Read more about JAMB 2020: Summary of Sweet Sixteen
From Chika Unigwe’s story on human trafficking and prostitution to Nawal El Saadawi’s Woman at Point Zero that shares the real life story of a female prisoner waiting for execution in Qanatir Prison, Wayetu Moore’s dramatic story of Liberia’s early years through three unforgettable characters who share an uncommon bond and Dr Stella Nyanzi’s continued activism against dictatorship in No Roses From My Mouth, African women are championing conversations that are long overdue to be had. Read more about 40 books by African Women You Should Read
The 3rd of March every year is a day set aside to celebrate writers all over the world. Today is the day to recognize and appreciate writers for their contribution to literacy, information, knowledge expansion and entertainment. According to Google's advanced algorithms, there are over 130 million books in the world today. That makes for a very robust knowledge base for human race. Today is a good day to give a shoutout to your favourite author.
On Friday, the 29th of February, Nigeria recorded her first case of the corona virus amidst a lot of panic and worry. “The case is an Italian citizen who works in Nigeria and returned from Milan, Italy to Lagos, Nigeria on the 25th of February 2020. He was confirmed by the Virology Laboratory of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, part of the Laboratory Network of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. The patient is clinically stable, with no serious symptoms, and is being managed at the Infectious Disease Hospital in Yaba, Lagos.” - NCDC Read more about Covid-19 in Nigeria: All You Need To Know
1. February used to be the last month of the year, which is why it has the shortest number of days.
2. Months that begin on a Sunday always have a Friday the 13th in them. An example is March, 2020.
3. The word “Android” means a human with a male robot appearance. The female equivalent is a “Gynoid.” Read more about #FunFactsFriday
You are probably familiar with phrases like “a hive of bees”, “a pride of lions” but ever heard of a "kaleidoscope of butterflies"? You can also say a "swarm of butterflies" but kaleidoscope is such a cool word. Below is a list of not so common collective nouns for animals. Read more about Unusual Collective Nouns for Animals
Language is a medium of communication. It is how individuals in a community pass information, ideals, experiences from one to another. It is also a vehicle for conveying culture.