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Nigerian Women In Science

By Nkem Egenuka on Thu, 09/03/2017 - 14:27

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) field of the Nigerian academia is a specialized field. It is often considered a field for men because its complexity. Today, we celebrate distinguished Nigerian women that have made outstanding achievements in various fields of Sciences.

Grace Alele-Williams

Imagine this, Mammy Water in Igbo Culture, Koku Baboni - Librarian Picks

By Nkem Egenuka on Mon, 06/03/2017 - 14:43

What are you reading this week? Check out the top three books, selected for you by our librarian. You can find these awesome titles and more at our Community Library at 196 Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos.

Fiction

Imagine this by Adeniran, Sade

Since The Age of 9, Lola Ogunwole has written a diary. Born in London to Nigerian Parents, Lola and her brother Adebola grow up in a foster home after their mother abandons them...

World Book Day

By Nkem Egenuka on Thu, 02/03/2017 - 16:32

World Book Day is the celebration of authors, illustrators and reading is marked in more than 100 countries around the world.

It’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world.

Studies have shown that children who read for enjoyment every day not only perform better in reading tests than those who don’t, but also develop a broader vocabulary, increased general knowledge and a better understanding of other cultures.

Review of Juliet’s Answer by Glenn Dixon

By Nkem Egenuka on Tue, 28/02/2017 - 16:48

Dixon’s unfortunate experience with unrequited love inspires his decision to travel  to Verona, the Italian home of Shakespeare’s famous doomed young lovers, Romeo and Juliet.

He voluntarily takes on the task of responding to the tragic heroine’s mountains of mail, a strange onslaught of letters sent to her out of desperation from the world’s hopeless romantics. Out of a long burning interest in the play, and a feeling of being lost in love, Dixon diligently stations himself at a desk, acting on each plea for advice to mend what has been broken.

Cookbooks to Boost Your Culinary Skills This Year

By Nkem Egenuka on Thu, 23/02/2017 - 16:32

Nigerian food defines Nigerian people. It is part of our culture and because we have different culture, we also have varieties of food and various preparation techniques. Eating out is becoming a norm, but then, there is nothing as sumptuous as a home cooked meal. This is why it is essential for you to know how to cook.

Here are some some Nigerian Cookbooks to improve your Culinary Skills.

The Ultimate Nigerian Cookbook by Chy Anegbu

World Thinking Day: Great Thinkers of Nigeria

By Nkem Egenuka on Wed, 22/02/2017 - 17:23

Today, we celebrate some Nigerian thinkers for their giant strides and outstanding contributions to our country through literature, political engagements, the formulation of economic policies and condemnation of corruption and other obstacles to development.

Great Nigerian Thinkers

Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

A Review of Chika Unigwe’s Night Dancer

By Nkem Egenuka on Thu, 16/02/2017 - 17:19

The novel opens in Enugu in 2001 and follows a young woman named Mma. Her parents separated when she was just a baby and, despite the presence of serious boyfriend Obi, she is left quite alone after her mother Ezi’s untimely death.

Valentine’s Day Do’s and Don’ts

By Nkem Egenuka on Tue, 14/02/2017 - 15:48

Valentine’s Day is here again! A day separated from others to show love. It is a day in which spouses show love to each other, boyfriends propose, girlfriends get proposed to, people show love to their families, to the needy and so on.  

Nonetheless, you may have spent months talking and joking about ‘how you do not believe in Valentine’s Day or its drama’. Hold on! Never get yourself into this trap because Valentine’s Day means so much, even to those who claim not to care.

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