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How To Make Akara

By Chidinma Okere on Wed, 25/03/2020 - 06:22

Akara is a popular food eaten in most parts of Nigeria. It is made from ground beans made into paste and fried as balls. Akara can be eaten as a meal in combination with pap or bread or alone as a snack. It can be eaten at anytime of the day although it is most commonly eaten as breakfast. Akara is also a popular street food sold alongside fried potato, fried yam, fried plantain and pepper sauce.

JAMB 2020: Summary of Sweet Sixteen

By Chidinma Okere on Mon, 23/03/2020 - 15:52

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.

The Woman Behind Mammy Market

By Chidinma Okere on Wed, 18/03/2020 - 06:09

Anyone familiar with military barracks in Nigeria is also familiar with the term "mammy market". Mammy market usually shortened as mammy is a market attached to a barracks. Mammy is also found in NYSC orientation camps because those are also considered a military settlement.

What you may not know is that the first mammy started in 1959 and is named after the woman who started it - Mammy Ochefu, wife of late military governor of defunct East-Central state, Col. Anthony Aboki Ochefu.

40 books by African Women You Should Read

By Chidinma Okere on Thu, 12/03/2020 - 15:03

 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.

Happy International Day of Writers

By Chidinma Okere on Tue, 03/03/2020 - 17:04

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.

 

Corona Virus in Nigeria: All You Need To Know

By Chidinma Okere on Mon, 02/03/2020 - 17:05

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

#FunFactsFriday

By Chidinma Okere on Fri, 28/02/2020 - 14:51

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.”

Unusual Collective Nouns for Animals

By Chidinma Okere on Tue, 25/02/2020 - 14:39

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.

International Mother Language Day

By Chidinma Okere on Fri, 21/02/2020 - 15:24

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.

 

List of All the Tribes in Nigeria

By Chidinma Okere on Fri, 21/02/2020 - 11:32
Nigeria is a culturally rich country. Although there are three major tribes, there are so many others you may not ever have heard of. Below is a list of all the tribes in Nigeria.
 
1. Abayon Cross River State
2. Abua (Odual) Rivers State

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