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Muhammadu Buhari Inaugurated as President of Nigeria

By Nkem Egenuka on Thu, 30/05/2019 - 10:27

Muhammadu Buhari has been inaugurated into office as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria for a second term which would be from 2019 to 2023.

He was sworn into office by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad at the Eagle Square in Abuja on May 29, 2019.

Most of the events are to be held on June 12, the newly declared Democracy Day.

 

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guardian.ng

5 Life Lessons from Children - Happy Children's Day!

By Nkem Egenuka on Mon, 27/05/2019 - 18:37

Lately, Nigerian children have been exceptional. They have won awards from international coding competitions, invented Robots and many more. Therefore we celebrate the children today, the 27th of May, Happy Children’s Day.

Children are always bubbled up with so much energy and excitement and we have a lot to learn from them.

5 Lessons You can Learn from Children

Nigeria’s OluTimehin Adegbeye wins 2019 Gerald Kraak Prize

By Nkem Egenuka on Mon, 27/05/2019 - 16:56

This years’ Gerald Kraak Prize has been awarded to Nigeria’s OluTimehin Adegbeye, for her nonfiction piece, “Mothers and Men.” The The announcement was made at the Gerald Kraak Prize ceremony in Johannesburg, where the judges described Adegbeye’s winning piece as “a sensitive memoir casting new light on questions of rape, secondary victimisation and motherhood.

“Mothers and Men” and the 20 other shortlisted works appears in the anthology titled The Heart of the Matter and it published by Jacana Media.

 

WHO Issues New Guidelines to Prevent Dementia

By Nkem Egenuka on Fri, 24/05/2019 - 14:25

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently disclosed new guidelines to deal with the increase in cognitive decline and dementia in the world today.

 

Dementia results from a variety of diseases and injuries that affect the brain, such as Alzheimer disease or stroke. Dementia is a rapidly growing public health problem affecting around 50 million people globally.

 

2 Nigerian Writers Make 2019 Caine Prize shortlist

By Nkem Egenuka on Thu, 23/05/2019 - 15:26

2019 Caine Prize shortlist announced

The shortlist for the 2019 Caine Prize for African Writing has been announced, featuring stories that celebrate the diversity of Africa.

It features writers from Nigeria, Kenya, Cameroun, and Ethiopia. They include

Amazing Health Benefits of Mango

By Nkem Egenuka on Wed, 27/03/2019 - 19:11

Mango is a member of the drupe family, a type of plant food with an outer fleshy part and contains a seed. Olives and dates are also types of drupes.

Mangoes are low in saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium. They contain dietary pectin that helps regulate digestion and are an excellent source of dietary fiber and vitamin B6, as well as a good source of vitamin A and vitamin C. They are also rich in minerals like potassium, magnesium, and copper, and are one of the best sources of beta-carotene, astragalin and quercetin.

Analysis of Faceless by Amma Darko

By Nkem Egenuka on Mon, 21/01/2019 - 09:46

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 told. The common denominator in all of these stories is parental neglect.

Analysis of Frank Ogbeche's "Harvest of Corruption"

By Nkem Egenuka on Wed, 16/01/2019 - 15:35

Harvest of Corruption is centred on the venal acts of public servants in a country called Jacassa. The principal public servant in the play is Chief Haladu Ade Amaka, the minister of external relations. He is corrupt and unpatriotic.

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.

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