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Review of 'She stoops to Conquer' by Oliver Goldsmith

By Nkem Egenuka on Thu, 13/12/2018 - 04:45

The play She Stoops to Conquer is based on practical jokes, mistaken identities, and miscommunication interwoven into a comedy of manners.

Mrs. Hardcastle wants her ward, Constance to marry Tony Lumpkin who is a drinker and a prankster. Indeed, his pranks lead to confusions and false assumptions. However, there's another suitor, Hastings, who's coming down from London in hopes of winning Constance's hand in marriage.

Happy Democracy Day!

By Nkem Egenuka on Tue, 29/05/2018 - 10:50

Democracy Day is observed annually on May 29. This holiday commemorates the restoration of democracy, when the newly elected Olusegun Obasanjo took office as the President of Nigeria in May 1999 ending multiple decades of military rule that began in 1966.

Tackling Learning Disability - Coping with Dyslexia

By Nkem Egenuka on Thu, 19/04/2018 - 10:10

Dyslexia is a learning disability characterized by difficulties with reading and writing composition, as well as high levels of creativity and ‘big picture’ thinking. Coping with dyslexia can be challenging, but it is possible. With the right attitude, strategies, tools, and support you can not only cope with dyslexia, but have a successful and productive life.

Health Facts: 10 Nutritional Benefits of ‘Ewedu’ leaf

By Nkem Egenuka on Tue, 05/09/2017 - 17:02

Ewedu leaf as the Yoruba's call it, Achingbara in Igbo, Rama in Hausa or Jute leaves as in English Language all point to the same leaf botanically known as Corchorus Olitorius. It is a green leafy edible vegetable that is prepared into the delicious slimy soup called ewedu.

Jute is rich in minerals, vitamins and antioxidants. It also contains iron, calcium, sodium, phosphorus, potassium, proteins, fibers, Vitamins A, C and E, riboflavin, niacin and folate. These are nutrients that help the body to fight diseases and maintain good health.

The Blood of a Stranger By Dele Charley

By Nkem Egenuka on Wed, 14/06/2017 - 17:15

Background and Setting
The Blood of a stranger is an African drama written by a Sierra-Leonian playwright, Raymond Dele Charley. The play is set in Sierra Leone during the colonial period. It reveals the exploration and exploitation of Africa by the European.

The colonialists posed as tobacco farmers, but had their eyes fixed on the Diamond of the land; this led Seirra-leone civil war that lasted from 1991 to 2002.

Today in Nigeria History: June 12

By Nkem Egenuka on Mon, 12/06/2017 - 16:56

June 12, 1993, was the day Nigerians came together in agreement to vote, Chief M.K.O as the president of Nigeria. But on 21st June 1993 the former military president, retired General Ibrahim Babangida annulled the  election and set Nigeria on the path of crisis, which led to many deaths including the M.K.O and wife, Kudrirat Abiola.

The 12th of June is yearly celebrated in memory of Chief M.K.O. Abiola.

 

Below is a poem by David Agboola

 

The Dining Table By Gbanabam Hallowell

By Nkem Egenuka on Fri, 09/06/2017 - 16:47

Dinner tonight comes with

 gun wounds. Our desert

tongues lick the vegetable

blood—the pepper

strong enough to push scorpions

 up our heads. Guests

look into the oceans of bowls

 as vegetables die on their tongues.

 

The table

that gathers us is an island where guerillas

walk the land while crocodiles

 surf. Children from Alphabeta with empty palms dine

Book List For The Holy Month Of Ramathan

By Nkem Egenuka on Wed, 07/06/2017 - 05:03

Ramathan is the ninth month of the Islamic Calender. In the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims endure a period of daily fasting  in which they devote themselves to prayer, purification and charitable acts. This years’ Ramadan began on Friday, 26th May and will end on Saturday, 24th June.

Fasting, which is known as ‘sawm’ in Arabic, is one of the five key pillars of the Islamic faith. The others are prayer (salat), giving to charity (zakat), making the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca and belief in the Muslim faith (shahadah).

10 Things You Need To Know About Babatunde Osotimehin

By Nkem Egenuka on Tue, 06/06/2017 - 14:46
  • Babatunde Osotimehin was the Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA.
  • He was a former Nigerian health minister and former head of Nigeria’s AIDS agency, NACA, an agency that coordinates all HIV and AIDS work.
  • He was one of the most senior Nigerians within the United Nations system, who had been on his second term as a UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UNFPA.

    10 Things You Need To Know About Abubakar Momoh

    By Nkem Egenuka on Thu, 01/06/2017 - 16:44
    • Abubakar Momoh was a prominent Nigerian civil society leader.
    • He was the director general of the Independent National Electoral Commission’s Electoral Institute.
    • Momoh obtained PhD in political theory.
    • He began his lecturing career in 1988.
    • Mr. Abubakar was the dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Lagos State University, LASU.

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