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  • Top eight MOOC platforms to update your knowledge and skills

    The excuses—financial limitations, time constraints, convenience, etc. —one can give for not updating and upgrading one’s knowledge and skills are vastly fading off with the emergence of online learning platforms popularly referred to as  Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). Th...
  • 12 June: World Day Against Child Labour 2017

    Why World Day Against Child Labour? In 2002, the International Labour Organization (ILO) established the World Day Against Child Labour. The essence is to bring to worldwide attention the adverse effects of child labour with the purpose of canvassing for and mobilizing actions needed to eradicate i...
  • World Environment Day 2017: Connecting people to nature

    Today is World Environment Day – a day set aside for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the environment. What is World Environment Day all about? World Environment Day, established in 1972, is celebrated annually to mobilize people and encourage the world to take ‘positive ...
  • Children’s Day 2017: 8 famous inventions by children

    Children’s Day celebration was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1954 to celebrate childhood and guard against children working long hours in dangerous places and allow children access to education. Universal Children’s Day is celebrated on November 20th, every year. ...
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  • World Malaria Day: 10 facts about malaria

    World Malaria Day is marked April 25 every year to raise awareness about malaria and deliberate on critical discussions/ actions centred on making the world malaria-free. The 2017 theme for World Malaria Day is "A push for prevention". The 2017 theme buttresses the fact that prevention remains the ...
  • A brief review of One Good Turn... by Chinelo Ifezulike

    Title: One Good Turn… Author: Chinelo Ifezulike Publisher: Lantern Books Country: Nigeria Language: English Genre: Children’s Fiction (Lantern Adventure) Category: Pre-teen Publication Year: 2002, revised/reprinted: 2004/05 Pages: 73 ISBN: 978-978-100-127-7 One Good Turn&helli...
  • Re-reporting Africa to the diaspora through literature

    To re-report simply means to ‘report again’, that is, to provide a new report of certain events –which may be different from the earlier report(s). To ‘re-report’ therefore implies that there are some earlier reports either to buttress or challenge. A discussion of thi...
  • A brief review of A Blessing in Disguise by Ifeanyi Ifoegbuna

    Title: A Blessing in Disguise Author: Ifeanyi Ifoegbuna Publisher: Lantern Books Country: Nigeria Language: English Genre: Children’s Fiction (Lantern Health Series) Category: Pre-teen Publication Year: 1996 revised/reprinted: 2009 Pages: 43 ISBN: 978-978-142-992-7 A Blessing in Disg...
  • World Water Day (March 22, 2017): Facts about water

    World Water Day is celebrated every 22nd of March. To say water is life is never an overstatement. Water supports every aspect of existence; it’s an important supporter of the economy, an essential ingredient in health sector development, etc. The United Nations’ theme for thi...
  • Modern day health challenges: What Islam suggests

    Introduction The world, in contemporary times, is confronted with a lot of problems; economic, political, security, health, to mention but few. Intellectuals across the world do not cease in seeking for lasting solutions to all these global challenges. One of the most critical of these challenges&m...