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The rewards of stubbornness in Nwokeji’s Red Nest

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By Isaac Attah Ogezi

Thelma Nwokeji’s debut children’s novel, Red Nest, is a great contribution to children’s literature. Set in Akani village, the novel moves in a hair-raising speed to an unnamed part of a city. It revolves around the life of Ike, a clever and stubborn twelve-year-old who is dissatisfied with his poor parents, their wretched home, the endless farm work,


The Rhythm of Fear and Violence in Umaisha’s Hoodlums 

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Recently, we talked about the interesting collection of five stories of about 2,500 words on political violence, assassination, witchcraft, militancy, drug addiction, abstract projection, prostitution and more happenings in Nigeria. In ‘Hoodlum’, almost every story in the book is a painful reminder of the sorrowful state of our country Nigeria. By analysing it in a critical point of view, Isaac Attah Ogezi, a legal practitioner, poet, award-winning playwright, short story writer and literary essayist critically took an in-depth review for clearer understanding and interest.


Common mistakes in Ramadan

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By Husain Zakariyya Yawale


Allah says:

"On no soul doth Allah place a burden greater than it can bear. it gets every good that it earns, and it suffers every ill that it earns.

(Pray:) "Our Lord! Condemn us not if we forget or fall into error; Our Lord! Lay not on us a burden like that which Thou Didst Lay on those before us; Our Lord! Lay not on us a burden greater than we have strength to bear. Blot out Our sins, and grant us Forgiveness. Have Mercy on us. Thou art Our Protector; help us against those who stand against faith."[al-Baqarah: 286]


Tackling the menace of street trading in Rivers

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By Francis Onyeukwu


Apparently oblivious of the

risks associated with street

trading and its menace to the environment, many people are increasingly participating in roadside hawking in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.


Hard times for Plateau farmers over fertiliser supply

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By Tiamiyu Arobani


About four months into the

current farming season, the

average farmer in Plateau is still hard-pressed for subsidised fertiliser supply needed to enhance their crops’ growth.

"If the situation persists, the hope of a bumper harvest this year will be a mirage. In the open market, a bag costs N7,000 which is simply beyond the reach of most farmers,’’ said Mrs Sarah Chuwang, Chairman of the Plateau branch of the All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN).

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