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An African Boy’s Dreams
14. June 2019 at 15:08
by Nana Kwaku M Asamoah
As a devoted young African, with an insatiable desire and perpetual drive for the prosperity of the African people, I regularly dream about our status in the world and our common destiny as one people.

To a young African boy, a dream represents an enemy, an upset to the “powers that be”. Nevertheless, the boy has the right to dream and my dream for my future is to pursue graduate studies in Economics and contribute to the development of my country, Ghana. I need dreams because I know that as human beings, not only can we dream our future but we can also grow great by our dreams. Fortunately for me and my countrymen, Ghana has seen a very peaceful and prosperous fourth republic. So, my dream for my country is that it should continue to be peaceful, prosperous and serve as the beacon of hope for Africa.


My future is only my dreams, of course, but my dreams for my future is unachievable if my continent remains a place of uncertainty, with n...

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Life is beautiful with Black and White keys
14. June 2019 at 15:03
by Oluwadamilola Adigun
Life is beautiful with Black and White keys. As much as I love music, I have found it pretty difficult to learn a musical instrument. Maybe I will learn it in some years to come. Anyways, while in the church listening to the melodious sounds, I saw the skillful pianist fingers running through the piano.

Every sound made me shake my head and feet in response to the melody. I wished the choir never got to the last stanza. The music brought healing to my soul.

You know music is sweet to the soul


But while enjoying the melody of the song, I took a closer look at the piano, I was surprised I saw mixtures of colors on the piano. I saw the colors white and color black. To be candid, I really loved the white keys., but right within me, I had a bit of confusion and question, Why will black keys produce sweet sounds? Black is not my favorite color. I love something colorful.


So I watched the hands of the skillful musician and I noticed he had to play the black and white keys to get the awesome sound. I expected the black keys to produce an awful sound, rather, the sound was pleasant. I discover that when...

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Climate Change An Undeniable Reality
14. June 2019 at 14:58
by Kunal Bansal Chandigarh
Seas are becoming warmer, and sea levels are increasing. More prolonged and more severe droughts endanger crops, wildlife, and freshwater supplies. From Marine turtles off the coast of Africa to polar bears in the Arctic, because of changing climate, the diversity of life in our planet is in danger.

CAUSES OF CLIMATE CHANGE


  • THE GREENHOUSE EFFECT

Carbon dioxide, methane, and other gases trap heat in the atmosphere and regulate our climate. In the correct proportion, these gases perform an essential function, ensuring the atmosphere could hold enough heat and the planet could support every kind of life on it. These gases are naturally present in the environment, but humans are adding more of these gases by consuming fossil fuels for energy (coal, oil, and natural gas).

The rise in global te...

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When the Oceans rise and the Thunder falls
24. May 2019 at 00:26
by Francine Beatriz Pradez
This explores the often complex yet linear connection between the extensive flood crisis in the city of Dagupan which is situated in the quaint province of Pangasinan nested within the Philippines islands. It aims to give a rational insight on the cause of the crisis as well as how the local government unit is handling it amidst backlash.

Dagupan City is a well – known metropolitan community that is home to fisherfolks and is gifted with the subtle natural beauty of coastal beaches and distinct flavors of seafood cuisine immortalized through its famed milkfish. Housing over 171, 271 citizens in its banks, Dagupan City is the place to be for international students, budding entrepreneurs, adventure seekers and for those who wish to reside in an urban – rural landscape that exemplifies the highest values of safety and order alongside with youth development.

         Despite these immense positive aspects that lures in numerous visitors every year, the downside of living in the commercial hub of the North is the geologic landscape that is comprised of pliant soil and strong ...

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Analysis: Despite reduction in admission quota, OAU unable to cater for student
20. May 2019 at 23:04
by Samad Uthman
In the past four years, the Obafemi Awolowo University admission capacity has been a piece of discourse. observations over the years with the yearly rise in the number of matriculated have shown that the institution is admitting more than the available infrastructures interms of lecture theatres and hostels. This report chronicles into the effect of the increasing admission figures over the years, the effect of the new accommodation policy and the sudden fall in the number of admitted students during the just concluded matriculation ceremony.

Looking into the varsity’s admission strength and capacity since 2014, it has been evident that the institution is admitting for than the available lecture facility, accommodation and the available basic learning-friendly amenities. In 2014, the institution matriculated 5,608 fresh students into the campus to fill in for their 2013/2014 100level academic year. This figure in 2014/2015 academic session took a turn with over 1,000 increase amounting to 6,500 newbie students that were matriculated in the institution.

In 2016 during the 2015/2016 academic session, out of 19,147 admission seekers that sat for the school’s Post Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (PUTME), 7,500 were able to wear the matriculation gown and swear the oat. This same figure was also reported to be the amount admitted in 2017’s 2016/2017 ac...

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There is Nothing Except You
16. May 2019 at 00:08
by Deep Solanki
This is a article describing the different stages a person acquire, when he starts a journey to the enlightenment, knowing, and learning patience. I observed the thinking, behavior and the circumstance faced by the character. Article reveals truth about how a person reacts when he is learning a way to Infinity. This is a fictional work.

The Universe is infinite, endless, limitless and unpredictable. Most of the treasures are hidden under the dark shadow of unconsciousness and unknowing of the Human Being, while secrets are kept open for the beautiful flowers which shower the fragrance of love even in the deserted garden. Contemplating over the flow of life, the way it flows, cause and reason of to be flown, will result in to have insight of something confusing. Whenever one has tried to understand the mysteries, and has gotten numerous conclusions that has made puzzled over the game of this life, which having good and bad mode too.

In every Walk of life, Men have always been trapped in the labyrinth of unknowing and undefined. One should ponder over the central force that drives the life. lets come, and find a way to the outside World, and sit by side, and then ...

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We Only Try To Be
10. May 2019 at 14:52
by Gavielle Gerico Cruz
In the light of the environmental situation of today's world, it is a must that we go ahead and bring about awareness in our own unique ways; for in reality, we are not aware, or at least, we only try to be.

Look deep into this paper. Read every word with focus. Negate all sources of attention from the outside world for this essay. And after reading, I want you to prove me wrong.


Imagine the Earth. It is all alone but flourishing with beauty and harmony. It is in sync with the laws of nature, and everything is balanced. It is stunning, isn’t it – the idea of an environment that is almost perfect, with the profound thought of peace?


As I write this essay with my laptop, the sheer second that I breathe or the mere time that I blink, the world is constantly being consumed by the very inhabitants that live on this beautiful planet—us.


Now li...

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Despite being outlawed, Female Genital Mutilation Secretly Practiced in Oyo
01. May 2019 at 18:52
by Alfred Olufemi
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) includes all procedures involving the partial or total removal of the external female genitalia for cultural and or non-medical reasons. Although prohibited by the law, the act is secretly practiced in Oyo state, a recent report revealed.



 Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) includes all procedures involving the partial or total removal of the external female genitalia for cultural and or non-medical reasons. Although prohibited by the law, the act is secretly practiced in Oyo state, a recent report revealed.


 The external female genital is the reproductive part of the female body between the legs, which includes the outer lips (labia majora) and the inner lips (labia minora) which is pink in color including a small and sensitive organ on top of the inner lips known as the clitoris.


 Unlike male circumcision, this act causes physica...

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Of Students’ Victimization and My Parents in the University Senate Building.
20. April 2019 at 09:00
by Alfred Olufemi
The success of some policies and reformation in the past is not unconnected to the support of the students’ union structures and the vibrancy of the student leaders in protest for a better society. The Ali-must-go protest of 1978 against the 50 kobo increment on the cost of students’ meal was spearheaded by the leadership of the National Union of Nigeria Students (NUNS).


I rushed in to the five thousand- siting capacity Amphitheatre with the expression of “fulfilling all righteousness” that could be felt through the gloomy visage. The orientation lecture for fresh men goes on for three days as part of the one-week long orientation exercise in Obafemi Awolowo University. 


I needed not a Vox-Pop to know that the thousands of students present were bored already. I can not speak for those who had gist partners by their sides. I mean those who fortunately made friends within the first week of resumption.


After two boring lectures from a senior lecturer and a principal officer, I could not stand the boredom and needed to leave the scene. Of course, I have some able-bodied Man o’ war folks to explain why I will be leaving the venue at that premature time ...

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Must I Push?
17. April 2019 at 09:00
by Oluwadamilola Adigun
When I was pregnant, I never knew I will have to PUSH hard

MUST I PUSH?


When I was pregnant,

I never knew I will have to PUSH hard

The conception was optimistically growing

The growth was gradually evidential

Not quite long,

I could no longer hide the fetus conceived inside


The fetus continually grew in size

The fetus wants to change status

The fetus wants to be a baby

The baby wants to become a child

The child wants to be an adult


Conception is not enough for this life's growth

I was not convenient anymore 

The flat tummy took a new but bigger shape

I anticipated seeing the one inside

The fetus also wants to run on a live stage


I ran to the comfort room

But no comfort.

I was told the room for the new transit in life is 

L...

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A Broken Will
15. April 2019 at 09:03
by Jeniya Jufi
Since the adoption of the WESA and the discretion this legislation has given courts to cure deficiencies in a Will, there has been a rise in challenges to Wills by people trying to validate documents as Wills.

Before the Wills, Estates, and Succession Act (WESA) of British Columbia replaced the Wills Variation Act in 2014, a Will was considered valid if the courts were satisfied that the Will was in writing, had been signed by the testator (will-maker), and had been properly witnessed. While these aspects are still important, the introduction of WESA has since given the courts of British Columbia discretionary authority to cure a Will with deficiencies which would otherwise invalidate the Will, if it is deemed to clearly represent a deceased testator’s true intentions.


Consider the following scenario: Johan was married and had two adult children. Johan was also an avid sailor and had a sailboat called the Misty Morning that...

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Does Facebook or other forms of social media create isolation?
13. April 2019 at 09:00
by Rohit Puri
“Facebook lets people connected meet new friends, yet some argue people spend so much time on social media that they lose contact with real life and may even become addicted.”

In the shining of 21st century, we have introduced ourselves to social media platforms like, Facebook, Instagram, Skype, Whats-app, Snap chat, tweeter, and many more. These platforms have created to connect, communicate people, and to collect information all around world and what not. Social media helps to expand the contacts with new brains, but it also creates isolation with actual world. Following are the facts that create isolation.

Firstly, when we were child, we used to play many physical games and activities (like Cricket, Football, Tennis, LUDO, Chess, etc.) in groups that improves our relationship with the authentic world. But Now-a-days, our new generation is interested to play these games on social media that cut the connection with our neighbors.

Secondly, isolation, with the real w...

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When you fail, don’t give up
10. April 2019 at 09:01
by Oluwadamilola Adigun
When you fail, don’t give up, don’t stop attempting again, chart a new path to success and put in extra effort.

I failed my secondary school leaving exam four times and it seemed that was the end of the world. I lost most of my friends because I was called a failure. Some other friends had gained admission to the university and I was lonely as I tried to move from failure to success


While in Secondary School, I was always a ”local champion” (succeeding among my peers), I always led the class. But I met my waterloo in my final year in the Secondary School. For me to graduate and proceed to the university, I needed to write the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). 

I prepared, as usual, I thought success will come easily this time again. So I went ahead to write my exams.

Huuuuu-uuuh, the result of the exam was contrariwise. I failed, I mean I really failed. R...

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How people's health, businesses suffer from abandoned project in Nigeria
09. April 2019 at 15:55
by Alfred Olufemi
The uncompleted road project in idi-Ape- Iwo road area of Ibadan, Oyo state capital, had so much endangered lives of residents, passersby and motorists. Alfred Olufemi chronicles in to the health and business effect of the neglected project on the people.

Mr. Oloyede, a security officer at a bank (name withheld for security reasons) narrated how he went ill and was admitted in the clinic for days after inhaling dust particles from the abandoned Idi Ape road project. "I was having severe catarrh, coughing at the same time. My body system went down, and I could not breathe well. They had to rush me to the hospital," Oloyede Akinyide, who was just recovering from respiratory problems, told IYJ one sunny Tuesday.


“I still have my drugs. I am on drugs. It’s over there,” He reiterated emphatically, pointing apologetically at his medications placed on a table. "When they started the project, we thought that they will finish it on time. I mean with the way they scrapped it and brought bulldozers to work. They sped up the work. Later they stopped and since last year Novembe...

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Trend of Building Collapse Poses Threat to Living in Nigeria
07. April 2019 at 11:11
by Alfred Olufemi
However, while this reporter discovered that a few of these unfortunate incidents were unprecedented, many could be attributed to the negligence of the state governments, which could have been averted.

The recurring cases of building collapse in Nigeria’s urban centres have posed a serious threat to human lives as several people are trapped and killed in between the debris of iron rods and concrete slabs. However, while this reporter discovered that a few of these unfortunate incidents were unprecedented, many could be attributed to the negligence of the state governments, which could have been averted.

 

Within the last two weeks, the country recorded two cases of collapse in Lagos island of Lagos state and one in Ibadan, Oyo state capital. These cases account for over 15 deaths recorded in the previous week. Last Wednesday, a three-storey building collapsed in Ita Faji area of Lagos Island. Although the official casualty was not announced, an official involved in the rescue operation told Premium Times corresponden...

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Ethiopian Government Approach to Afar pastoralism: Between Theory and reality
16. March 2019 at 09:04
by Jemal Muhamed Adem
The recent global trend has witnessed an increasing vulnerability of the local communal ways of life and their resources with the expansion of state projects into previously inaccessible areas. As states hand stretched to these areas a new dynamics of relation between the local community and state emerged. While the state’s justification for its present in the area is mostly lay on developmental activities, the local community’s right to use resources ultimately threatened by the state.

Particularly, local community’s ability to use land becomes curious along with state’s allocation of land for huge development projects like commercial agricultural investment and industrial infrastructure development. The approach of Ethiopian state holds to Afar pastoralist community maintains the above patterns as part of global reality. Ethiopia is a very diverse country in many respects ranging from ethno-religious composition of its population up to ecological discrepancy across the country. For long part of its history the country had under strong centralized authoritarian regimes. In 1991 the country has undertook a political transition with new coalition EPRDF government. The new government adopted a federal state structure based on the idea of accommodating various groups in the country by granting them the right to administe...

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Dismissal, suspension of lecturers causes uproar in Nigerian University
14. March 2019 at 09:00
by Alfred Olufemi
The disciplinary action resorted to by the management of the Federal University of Oye, Ekiti state against allegedly ‘erring’ staffers has generated an uproar among members of the university community in recent times.

Two of the university lecturers; Dr. Oluwagbemiga Adeyemi of Demography and Statistics department and Dr. Niyi Akingbe of English department were dismissed in November 2018 over alleged misappropriation of a Tertiary Education Fund (TETFUND) research grant.


Also, Akinyemi Gabriel Omonijo, a lecturer and the branch chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in the university was served a letter of suspension by the governing council on February 14 over a petition he allegedly wrote to the ministry of education decrying the ‘poor state’ of the school in 2018.


This reporter gathered that Mr. Akingbe, a former Acting Dean, Faculty of Arts frequently criticized the Administration on account of some irregular appointments, promotions while Mr. Adeyemi, the former Acting Dean, Students’ Affai...

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Safety Regulations and Liability Schemes in the Civil Aviation Laws
13. March 2019 at 09:00
by Dejen Yemane Messele
Ethiopian Airlines which offers African world-class air transport services faces a shocking aerial accident on 10th March 2019. The accident become the top breaking news and headline of the major global media (here, here, and here) and different speculations are given as to the causes of the accident. This fact forced this author to explore the safety regulations and liability schemes in the international civil aviation laws.

10th March 2019: The Darkest Day on the Ethiopian Airspace 

The globe noticed an appalling airplane crash which has claimed the lives of 149 passengers and 8 cabin crew members on board. This an unprecedented accident occurred on the Ethiopian Airlines flight number ET302 from Addis Ababa to Nairobi, Kenya. The accident befallen shortly after the takeoff. Just 6 minutes of a takeoff.  


As confirmed from the Ethiopian Airlines( Accident Bulletin ...

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iOS App Development
12. March 2019 at 09:00
by Naina Gupta
In a blend, huge amounts of iOS applications accessible on the App store. The applications profoundly fluctuate in the quantity of portions. Be it, gaming, news, stimulation, or online business, everything is accessible on iOS.

With regards to iPhone App development, always pick the demonstrated technology organizations. There are a few organizations which creates mobile applications on both android and iOS stages. In any case, to locate the best accomplice for your image is somewhat challenging. With the adjustments in pattern and increment in the utilization of cell phones, custom iOS application development has turned into an imperative advance forward for some, businesses.Today, individuals around the globe know how adaptable and simple to-utilize iPhones are. In a blend, huge amounts of iOS applications accessible on the App store. The applications profoundly fluctuate in the quantity of portions. Be it, gaming, news, stimulation, or online business, everything is accessible on iOS. There has additionally been an extraordinary demand to hire mobile appli...

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Childhood cancer
10. March 2019 at 09:02
by Sundeela Syeda
Asma was worried about Ali, as usual today he has gotten up with headache and is feeling nausea.Asma and Asif are witnessing this worsening condition of Ali from last 5 days now. She asked Asif to take an appointment from the doctor.

Asif was upset too because he is watching Ali loosing weight frequently. When Asif went to work, he was thinking about how Ali always insisted him to play football games with him but now Ali has changed and is always lethargic and down. These thoughts made Asif more depressed and uncomfortable, as Ali is his only child.. He took an appointment from one of the best doctor. When they visited the doctor that day, the doctor found a lump near Ali’s neck, he examined that and suggested some blood tests and biopsy..Ali’s condition got bad to worse, soon after the results have come, they rushed the doctor and asked him about the causes of such illness. The doctor was an expert he said that he is sorry to declare that Ali is having cancer. He said that when they visited him the last time , he found a lump,, but he wasn’t sure of its cause so h...

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How To Deal With Rejection A Little Better?
10. March 2019 at 09:01
by Mohit Bansal Chandigarh
Rejection can be hard and it is something which happens to everyone. But it is a chance for improvement and self-growth. Mohit Bansal Chandigarh shares some ways to deal with rejection a little better.

Everyone knows how bad it is when you get rejected. Studies have found it hurts as bad as physical pain. Whether it was your job, a friend, or a date who rejected you, rejection can cause a lot of hurt. Social media platforms make the matter even worse. According to a study conducted by Kaspersky in 2017, 61% of people felt bad when they got unfriended on social media while 59% of the people felt bad when someone left a mean comment about them on the social media.


Now, one can imagine the impact dating apps have on our lives. Studies have shown that dating apps lead to decrease in self-esteem. No matter what, we all face rejections at some point in life. But what exactly can we do ...

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Nigeria Presidential Elections: A spectacle of honesty and credibility
02. March 2019 at 09:01
by Dickson Eyinmosan Jnr
A spectacle of fair scenery was largely acclaimed given the credibility of polls as obvious reality checks from within and around the world indicates remarks to a nearly perfect electoral conduct devoid of illicit misconduct, citizen disenfranchisement, and political muscling of opposition. It turns out to be an electoral process where the vast majority of Nigerians were allowed to vote for their choice candidate through the ballot on account of their free will without fear or favor, duress’s or dogmas

In what many thought would have resulted in a conflagration of violence marred with series of electoral malpractices and political malfeasance's as grossly and widely anticipated owing to the political norm and dictates in Africa, the reverse became the case as the much anticipated Nigeria General elections held 23rd Feb. 2019 finally came to a peaceful climax with the incumbent returning elected for a second term of four years. The election which was originally billed for Saturday 16th Feb. 2019 was staged around the 36 states of the Federation saw the incumbent president getting a majority of votes to emerge winner of the presidential polls.


Winning a majority votes at the battleground states and obvious swings states around the Federation to earn a total vote count of fifteen million one hundred and ninety one thou...

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The dangers of plastic pollution and its harmful effects on human health
27. February 2019 at 09:00
by Sundeela Syeda
My article is on the dangerous affects plastic is causing on human health or you can say on the whole environment.we should reduce the use of plastic for our better tomorrow.

Plastics are a part of our daily lives. It’s cheap, durable and ubiquitous and many things are made of it like water bottles, dishes, glasses, toys and even our cosmetics. Plastic material is used to manufacture hundreds of everyday products and it is found in almost every home but it’s not a safe and a perfect product to use and actually causing plastic pollution. There are numerous dangerous effects that plastic is causing and its affecting negatively on our health.


Plastic is made from byproducts of oil, natural gas, or coal.They are also known as polymers.These are toxic compounds and there are many additives added to the plastic like antioxidant, colorants, lubricants etc. These additives in the plastic are the main culprit in causing detrimental effect; they get absorbed into bodies, break down and caus...

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Of Nigeria and her seesaw
18. February 2019 at 09:00
by Abdulwaheed Sofiullahi
Who knows, mayhaps a soothsayer had forseen what would be the fate of Nigeria after Independent? Like Ola Rotimi's 'The Gods are not to blame' where a great seer of supernatural ghoul sees the pregnancy of the snail in the shell. A semblance of it as the playwright portrayed, King Adetusa of kutuje land placates the oracle to forsee the destiny of his new born baby. The oracle speaks, and the vulture was present for the atonement -- the rest is history. The analogy is of this country, we play the pattern of fiction but non-fiction happening to Nigerians from then till date.

To be on a virile of schizophrenic momentum reality. Maybe kiwi has covered their ears from hearing what the soothsayer said about the future. Or mayhaps fact has become victim of febrile fancy. That Nigeria was freed from the tangle of the whitemen is never an unleashement for freedom,rather a jostle for suffering. No qualms, those past leaders hitherto are of no populace interest, rather to amass personal wealth. To pinpoint this, let's flash back from the outset of self rule in this country; from one government to another. A lot had been affected by nausea, when having nestle promising nurture.


Having felt depressed of Nigeria entanglement, and the familiarity of poverty hymn sings to the stoic Nigerians ears since 1960s till present, still hoping that things would be better. According to a German-born Henry Charl...

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Female child education: a wastage resources
14. February 2019 at 09:02
by Yasir Ibrahim
In our society today, it is believed that a male child will eventually be the head of the family. Therefore, educating the female child is not really compulsory and prevailing to that of the male child. Why is female child education a waste of resources.
Education is said to be the process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits. Education is nothing but studying different kinds of subjects to gain knowledge and understanding and trying to apply it in daily life. Education is not only the book knowledge also learning something practically. For a modern society, education is very important. The old values of education and ethics have been sweeping slowly so it is the right time to get educated with inculcating the history to the student. There is nowhere one can teach culture, education in the right process to transform the culture to modern society. It is the perfect stage to mold a person into a complete leader with all the human emotions, values and heritage.

In our society today, it is believed that a male child will eventually...

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ASUU STRIKE: OAU students risk “carryover” as infractions mar conduct of exams
13. February 2019 at 13:58
by Alfred Olufemi
With the indefinite postponement of some examinations in a Nigerian university, Obafemi Awolowo University, Alfred Olufemi can evidently report that some students will have to carry over some courses to the next session because of the ideological disagreement between lecturers.
With the indefinite postponement of some examinations in a Nigerian university, Obafemi Awolowo University, Alfred Olufemi can evidently report that some students will have to carry over some courses to the next session because of the ideological disagreement between lecturers.

Several national newspapers reported the confusion emanating from the discrepancies between Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) lecturers and their counterparts, who belong to the parallel union, Congress of Nigeria University Academics (CONUA).

While ASUU members have refused to attend lectures and conduct examinations in compliance with the industrial action declared by ASUU national body in November last year, CONUA lecturers have been attending classes and are participating in the on-going rain semester examination.

Students and lecturers earli...

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Agriculture in our lives
30. January 2019 at 09:52
by Jubilee Floren
"once in our lives we need a doctor, once in our lives we need a lawyer, but everyday in our lives we need a farmer"
As I was walking all my way home I saw a signage with the words written "once in our lives we need a doctor, once in our lives we need a lawyer, but everyday in our lives we need a farmer" and that catches my heart. Agriculture supplies the basic necessities as a human . It provides us food that gives us energy to do anything we wanted and needed to do. My family and I is one of the Filipinos who consumes so much agricultural foods such as rice, chicken, pork, processed meat, fruits and vegetables since we do eat more than 3x a day and my brothers have huge appetite. Without those agricultural foods we can't get the right nutrition our body needed.


Agriculture are able to bolster income and savings, indeed I can really say that. Majority source income of people in rural areas are through agriculture. Agriculture c...

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The Deaf World
22. January 2019 at 09:02
by Anna Baklytska
Have you ever seen a deaf person dance? I have. I watched this person with delight and pride… Yes, with pride (or admiration), that they hadn’t given up, but had learned to enjoy the music of silence, not considering themselves deprived and regardless of the absence of their hearing- they amazed people!
Honestly, I have no problem recognizing or seeing deaf people on city transport, or throughout the community. All one must do is see the sweeping movements of their hands with sign language.
Yes, it is an amazing language…We are not always able to convey our feelings with words. But in sign language, it is so much easier. For it is the language of the heart.

It is the love language of incredible kindness and sincerity. A deaf person will rarely deceive or flatter you- they are honest, trustworthy and naive like children. This touches the soul… I share this with confidence (or assurance). These people: are among my relatives, they are altogether close (or dear) to me.

My name is Anna. I am from Ukraine and would like to share with you some thoughts regarding problems of the deaf world within my country. When a hearing...

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My Kind of Girl
22. January 2019 at 09:01
by Christopher Tawiah-mensah
"Who is your kind of girl?" I get this question a lot. Not because I am oh-my-god handsome or holy-smokes charming, no, no, no. Far from the 'charm of hands' and the 'smoky gods'. It is elementarily because I am single. As if that's the worst disease that can ever happen to a young man like myself, everyone goes "Why art thou single?!" Such questions do come in many translations-- the King James as well.. haven't come across the Revised Standard Version yet though.
The tides, 'Time and tide wait for no man', but I bet they certainly do squeeze a few halts on a single life and the episodes of singlehood. That's all they've been cursed to do-- to tick and to wave out moments, then weave them into untamed memories: the lazy sunrises and the orange sunsets, the noisy morning chirps of solos on the mahogany trees, and the unfeathered chick who wonders why mum hasn't flown yet amidst her many feathers. Anyway, I don't believe in a Mrs. Right lurking somewhere with a faulty GPS compass in her fanny pack, which blurs my location every time she palms it and alerts with a beep, anytime I get close; and I don't believe in fairy tales either-- love at first sight, true love's first kiss and its cohorts of fancies.

When asked last who my kind of girl was, I bubbled a smile, pinched a thought and said " ...

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Million Drops of Love
19. January 2019 at 09:01
by Edrell Cabatbat
Every drop that falls from the heavens splashes God's unconditional love. In fact, He disguises Himself in the form of raindrops to overflow His million drops of love.
The rain came, washing my pains
The rain fell, unclogging my chains
The winds roared, soothing my blaze
The clouds cried, was exultant in praise!

Dawn was breaking when cats and dogs start pouring
Outside, the drops of rain and the roofs start kissing
The sound of kissing was a melody worth listening
And the raindrops began singing!

Unusual it is for the rain to wake me up
My eyes see a spirit buildup,
My nose taste an air moist and new,
My soul was rejuvenated, it was renewed!

Strange is the feeling brought by rain
The rain came, it washed my pain
The rain came, it unclogged my chain
The rain came and the Lord started to reign!

Every raindrop is a blessing from above
God disguised Himself in the form of raindrops
To shower his million drops of love
I thank God for I can now soar
And I never felt this bl...

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International Youth Journal