Reordering value system as panacea for peace

Title:     Is The Kingdom of God for a particular     Religion? Author:    Pastor Femi Takuro Publisher: PRESSWORKS NIG. LTD Year of Publication: 2017 Pages: 66 Chapters: 13 Reviewer: Gabriel Akinadewo   Whether you are a Christian, Muslim, Judaist, Hinduist or Buddhist, this book relates to everybody. Although the author mentioned other religions in the book, in Nigeria, we are faced, once again, with the running debate of finding the thin dividing thread between Christianity and Islam, the two most popular religions in our land. Of course,…

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One Language, Dance of the Rivers promote peace, unity – Inyeinengi-Etomi

Regardless of race, gender, religion and mans’ conflict with man, God has created us the same and we speak one language more than we think or know. This is the focus two plays One Language and Dance of the Rivers, both written by Jude Uduenyi, which will premiere in Lagos this weekend. Produced by International Festival of Contemporary Dance (IFCOD), a subsidiary of Mona Dance School, One Language and Dance of the Rivers premiere on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd of October, 2017, respectively, at the Balmoral Convention Center, Federal…

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National Point holds public lecture, book launch

As part of activities marking its 10th anniversary celebration, National Point newspaper is organising an annual public lecture and public presentation of books. A statement signed by the Executive Director of the Port-Harcourt based weekly newspaper, Ms Ibiba Don Pedro, noted that the Lecture, with the theme: “Niger-Delta Next Decade: Away with Oil, a way from oil”, will examine burning issues facing the oil-rich but beleaguered region. These include youth restiveness, a future without oil, environmental degradation, gas flaring which lead to diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular ailments besides the…

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Towards personal, national, continental development

Book Title: Young, Black and Beautiful Author: Temitope  Adeyemo Publisher: Makehaven Ltd Year of Publication: 2015 Number of Pages: 267 Reviewer: Oladipo Kehinde   Literature for a better future. It is a veritable tool to liberate the mind. There are no more chains in the hands and legs of a black man. Those chains are now in the brain causing mental pain. We are not slaves. Yet we are still finding our place in history. We need to deconstruct and decolonise our mind from the shackles of colonialism and imperialism.…

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Ruling the global economy through taxation

Title: A Review of Effective Tax Regime in Nigeria Author: Tunde Ogunsakin Publisher: Xlibris Number of pages: 141 Of a truth, one area that Nigerian government has not been able to explore as a means of survivor is its tax regime and administration. Again, one area where the public needs a lot of enlightenment is tax management and its dividends. What is tax? Who should pay tax? How can government agents effectively prevail over tax evaders? All these and more have found plausible responses in this review. The book, A…

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Integrity campaign as panacea for corruption

The 147-page book attempts to identify the root causes of corruption in our present day society with its hydra-headed consequences such as: kidnapping, unemployment and it decries how everybody celebrates “corruption” as if it were the only way to success. The author says that people should talk more and celebrate integrity and downplay corruption to move the society forward. The book is divided into 13 chapters with each chapter touching on several issues affecting the society as well as proffering solutions to them. The events in the book took place…

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Promoting peace, religious harmony

Title: Is the Kingdom of God for a Particular Religion? Author: Femi Takuro Publisher: PRESSWORKS NIG. LTD Year of Publication: 2017 Pages: 66 Reviewer: Tony Okuyeme Femi Takuro’s undertaking to write this book undoubtedly shows his commitment to not only interrogate the burning issue of religious extremism, but significantly underscores the fact that no religion – ancient or modern – encourages the killing of human beings for whatever reason, but promotes peace. Takuro is the Senior Pastor of Praiseheights Christian assembly, Lagos, with many years of ministration in God’s vineyard.…

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Nigeria’s politics and restructuring debate

Book title: Nigeria: The Restructuring Controversy Author: Sir Mike Mbama Okiro Publisher: Year of publication: 2017 Number of pages: 352 Reviewer: Sonnie Nwosu   Through this 352 page book divided into nine chapters, Sir (Dr.) Mike Mbama Okiro, a retired Inspector General of Police and current Chairman of Police Service Commission, buttresses the differences in views and feelings of Nigeria’s federating units, that have hindered the emergence of Nigeria, widely acclaimed as world’s largest black nation, as truly great in all ramifications, and as a country with the capacity to…

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How curiosity helps quest for knowledge

Book Title: In the Curious City Author: Stephen Erutor-Pat Pagination: 72 Publisher: CoachInFocus Resource Planet Year of publication: 2016 Reviewer: Tony Okuyeme   “The greatest invention in the world”, notes American inventor and businessman, Thomas Edison, “is the mind of a child and every mind is born with the instinct of curiosity.” Also, renowned German-born theoretical physicist, Albert Einstein, notes that “Curiosity has its own reason for existing. The important thing is not to stop questioning.” This is the focus of book written by Stephen Erutor-Pat and curiously titled In…

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Overcoming failure in examinations

Tunde Ogunsola’s new book, Secret Behind Examination Success, is a commendable effort by the author in a situation where students no longer want to read but make good grades in both internal and external school examinations over the years, with the connivance of some shameless teachers and unprincipled parents on one hand and the students personal laziness on the other. Divided into 12 chapters with topical headings such as The Concept of Examination Success; Understanding and Application of Examination Techniques; Concentration and Curbing Distractions; Overcoming Comprehension Difficulties and Sustaining Growth…

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