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An Introduction to English and Communication Skills

An Introduction to English and Communication Skills

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Introduction to English and Communication Skills is a book that has been designed specifically for students and teachers of English in institutions of higher learning. The authors have responded to the salient features of English and Communication in a manner and style that is, not just appealing to students in tertiary institutions, but also engaging and accessible to all who wish to improve in their spoken and written English.

 
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Being a Student in Nigeria an Under-Graduate

Being a Student in Nigeria an Under-Graduate

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University education has become the priority of every Ni- gerian, and majority of the people see it as the ultimate which any family can provide for its wards to attain the required knowledge in order to become successful in the society. A university is an institution where all kinds of academic programmes such as diplomas, pre-degrees, post graduate diplomas; masters and doctorate degrees are offered. It is the only educational institution in the world that offers such numerous programmes which explains the name "citadel of learning" meaning the highest place of learning which has intellectuals who have reached the peak of their chosen fields.

 
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Child Education and Parenting in African Traditional Society

Child Education and Parenting in African Traditional Society

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Education as a process of acculturation exists in every culture of any people in the world with the aim of meeting the needs of the learner and those of the immediate community as well as the wider society. This process of educating or training the younger generation and gradually integrating them into meaningful and functional adult life does not necessarily mean literacy and is not limited to occurring within the four walls and corners of a classroom. The health and wealth of any nation depend on its educational system and thus no society can rise above its level of education; be it African or European. Charity they say begins at home. This is because the home is the first environment the child finds him/herself. Therefore, the family which is the smallest social unit of the society serves as the base for the success or failure of education of all kinds anywhere in the world.

 
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Connecting Paths Most Recent

Connecting Paths Most Recent

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Connecting Paths: Essays in Honour of Stephen Efe Ogude is a modest celebration of a great teacher-scholar and tribute to one of the most extra ordinary careers in Africana and Literary Studies. The book embraces almost the entire breadth of humanistic studies.

 
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Dont Let Ignorance Destroy Your Health

Dont Let Ignorance Destroy Your Health

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With so much time spent as an alternative Health practitioner, a book by a patient turned practitioner and a friend is in my opinion a great testimony to the efficacy of traditional or as the author puts it in the book “Food is Gods own prescription for prevention and cure of Diseases” as the way to everlasting health and wealth. A good understanding of the basics of wellness is what the book strives to achieve and that if grasped will ultimately be of immense benefit to both the practitioners and patients as the cost of ill health is prohibitive in terms of finance, energy and time to both the care givers and community. A healthy population is a productive and happy population.

 
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Echoes of Silent Night

Echoes of Silent Night

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There are certain people and institutions that provided the rostrum which I mounted to announce my humble appearance on the creative arena.

 
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Elements of Communication Formated

Elements of Communication Formated

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This is a fresh individual study cum instructor’s book in the continual effort to produce appropriate pedagogic materials for the enrichment of English language skills in Nigerian schools. After over two decades of teaching, organising, supervising, and examining Communication Skills in English at tertiary level, the author is well equipped with the requisite knowledge and experience for designing and producing such a comprehensive resource. There is no gainsaying the crucial need for Nigerian students generally to upgrade their English language competence, in order to remedy their weak foundation in this respect. The chief reason for this appalling quality of use of English is their very deficient primary and post- primary background. This regrettable state is, in turn, attributable to the overwhelming demand for places in our public schools; the concomitant bloated enrollments; inadequacies in educational facilities, teaching/ supervision, staff motivation; as well as the comatose or dead reading culture among students and teachers alike.

 
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Fiscal Federalism

Fiscal Federalism

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I am delighted to be invited to give this Memorial Lecture in memory of a great son of Benue and advocate of youth empowerment—the late Basil Chianson. I never met Basil, but from what I have gathered I understand he was a mercurial man who had the courage of his convictions. He is fondly remembered for being principled, courageous, feisty, honest, straightforward and humble. I am also told that he was an embodiment of self-sacrifice.

 
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Footprints of a Colossus Essays and Testimonies on Professor Charity Angya

Footprints of a Colossus Essays and Testimonies on Professor Charity Angya

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I am very honoured indeed to write a brief Forward to this noble account of a purposeful administration by a servant of God, Prof. Charity Ashimem Angya. This modest publication by a group of academics and close associates of the Vice Chancellor has chronicled the unprecedented achievements of the fourth and the first female Vice Chancellor of Benue State University, Makurdi. The book is the account by those who were involved in the administration of the Vice Chancellor from the very beginning of the administration in 2010 to date. The book captures the Christian perspective of public office, the Christian upbringing and family legacies, work ethics and achievements of Prof. Charity Angya. Concrete life testimonies from her family, colleges, brethren and students crown the story of this achiever and University administrator.

 
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Patriarchal Ideologies

Patriarchal Ideologies

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“To break the chain of poverty women need to be empowered even if the men have always operated the “palace-temple-among technology complex” and the women have always operated the “kitchen-gardens-home craft-childbearing complex.” The hope of this study is to address these institutional inequalities by: engineering a re- socialisation process within the dynamics of cultural and social institutions to overcome internalization and inspire empowerment through the media to promote the rights of Tiv women to effectively participate in the democratic processes of rural development through people controlled communities to overcome their marginalization and rural poverty…Over two hundred school girls abducted by Boko Haram, The Chibok Girls that highlighted the agony of women in that part of Nigeria have not been released, a year after their abduction May 2015. This national shame is enough to send the government home, yet it is business as usual with callousness and impunity. The same leadership is seeking sympathy for admitting defeat at elections for conceding defeat; unheard of! Nigeria has become a private property, so much so that violent holding onto power is legitimized and the people owe it a duty to eulogize a rejected leader who is walking the gallery instead of walking the gallows.

 
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Philosophical Reflections in the Way Publications

Philosophical Reflections in the Way Publications

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The Way Newspaper is a monthly publication of the Catholic Diocese of Otukpo. Its first edition hit the news stand in February, 2012. The Bishop of the diocese, Most Rev. Micheal Ekwoyi Apochi established the publication with the sole aim of using it to evangelize the people of the diocese. The newspaper since her establishment has continued to improve by the day. It was no surprise that in the 2014 Annual Nigerian Catholic Diocesan Newspaper Merit Award held on 21st April, 2015 at Bishop Kelly’s Pastoral Center, Benin City, Edo State, the paper emerged overall best Catholic Newspaper in Nigeria.

 
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Prized Chickens Are Not Tasty

Prized Chickens Are Not Tasty

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This story is a simple one that shows the destructive power of greed and envy. It shows the evil of cultic oppression in the land and how anarchy reign when individualism holds captive, communalism. This short play is rich as theatre and holds exciting possibilities as dances, music, narration, poetic language and all, heighten and regulate audience mood. It is a producer’s delight. At another level, the play brings to focus the immensely rich proverbs of the Tiv lexicon. This is a real contribution to the national heritage.

 
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Regetting My Priesthood

Regetting My Priesthood

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Poetry can reveal to us not only the struggles of other people but also our own. In this collection of reflections and reminiscences, the poet reveals an inner world of loneliness, fear and despair known to priests who take vows that require giving up everything in exchange for service to God. But in between these inner struggles, there is an undercurrent of optimism provided by the poet’s conviction about trust in God who always listens and understands.

 
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The Salt of the System

The Salt of the System

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We yield to the temptation of stealing from Abraham Lincoln and submitting here that a festschrift is the celebration of scholarship by scholarship for scholarship. The present festschrift is a collection of essays by various academics on various topics of language and literature in commemoration of Professor Tyohdzuah Paulinius Akôsu’s 60th birthday. Unfortunately, against all our wishes and efforts, the book has come out so late that the best place to commence these prefatory remarks is by apologizing to Professor Akôsu in whose honour the project is intended. We hope that even though our efforts have not been equal to our good intention

 
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Traffic Safety in Nigeria a Handbook

Traffic Safety in Nigeria a Handbook

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My inspiration to write this book stems from my experience as a driver with the International Centre for Aids, Treatment and Care Programme (ICAP), an organisation which was established with the support of the U.S government to see that people are not dying from HIV. ICAP had the mandate to work in Nigeria for five years before it metamorphosed into an indigenous organisation which is known today as the Center for Intergrated Health Programme (CIHP) under the directorship of the amiable and hardworking Dr Bola Oyeledu who started with ICAP as Country Director before becoming the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Centre for Integrated Health Programme where she has and is still saving many lives.

 
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