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  • World Population Day 2017: Population facts and figures

    World Population day is observed on July 11 every year. Established by the United Nations in 1989, it seeks to increase attention on global population issues: overpopulation, poverty, mortality. World Population day provides avenues to critically debate population-related issues such as the importan...
  • Seven key techniques to facilitate learning

    Learning does not have to be, and it isn't, a tug of war. It is fun! Or what can be more fun than getting to know new things which previously you know nothing about? More so, learning comes with numerous advantages:  It makes one knowledgeable and skillful. Learning enriches and improves on...
  • Poverty as a catalyst for psychological disorder: A case study of J.M. Coetzee’s Life and Times of Michael K.

    Abstract This article examines the complementary relationship between poverty and human psychology using as template J.M. Coetzee’s novel, Life and Times of Michael K. It asserts that oppressive governance and societal hostility are harbingers of poverty, and poverty, in turn, causes/speeds u...
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  • Six amazing educational mobile apps for kids

    Technology is not here to kill children’s education. On the contrary, it’s here to enhance it—all needed is some level of self-discipline and monitoring. So, parents should be less worried and work more on how to make sure their kids get the best from technology. Children always l...
  • Chimamanda Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus: A reflection of oral tradition and socio-historical realities

    Though the freshest of the literary genres in Africa, African fiction is currently the most pervasive genre in the continent. Popularly seen as a foreign genre imported into the continent, African fiction has evolved over the years with the ingenuity of African writers who have developed it and mad...
  • A discourse on zakaat, sadaqah and income tax (2)

    Read the first part of this essay here. Income Tax: a Substitute for zakaat? Having known what the Income Tax and Zakaat are, the question that thus arises is that can one (of them) be substituted for the other. It is undisputable that income tax and Zakaat share some similarities. For instance, j...
  • A brief review of Niyi Osundare’s ‘Wife Batterer’s Blues’

    ‘Wife Batterer’s Blues’is a thirty line, six stanza poem written by Niyi Osundare. The poem’s focus is on one of the crudest and brutish acts perpetrated by men in the modern society: wife battering. Stylistically, as characteristic of Osundare, the poem starts on a note of ...
  • A discourse on zakaat, sadaqah and income tax (1)

    Introduction Zakaat, Sadaaqah and Income Tax are all forms of financial obligations demanded from the citizens of a country or people generally either by a government/social institution, religious institution or out of philanthropy. Though they have many similarities, these three concepts have outl...
  • Five reasons fresh graduates should have a blog

    A blog (or weblog) refers to micro websites basically used for publishing contents; it’s like an electronic journal or diary with regular and consistent updates. Blogs are used for different purposes.  For some people, blogs serve as a means of expressing their opinions, while some use it...
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  • Tips for teachers: How to teach more effectively

    The whole essence of teaching is to impart knowledge. Thus, a teacher fails when his/her students fail to comprehend what he/she teaches. Whether or not your students understand your subject has nothing to do with what you teach; rather, it has to do with how you teach. Put diffe...

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