Art & Humanities

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The Establishment of the Nigerian Sokoto Caliphate: An inquest into the Background History of the 1804 Jihad in Hausa Land, 210 years After

January first 2014, Nigeria became one hundred years after the popular 1914 amalgamation of the Northern and Southern Protectorates by Sir Fredrick Lord Lugard. The centenary commemoration of the Nigerian State generated very serious scholarly attention than any other issues in the annals of Nigerian history. While scholars channels energy in writing on the 1914 episode or epoch, very little attention have been given to the 1804 Jihad of Sheikh Shehu Usman Danfodiyo which brought the So...

Surveying KwaZulu-Natal Universities’ Language Academics for the Modelling of Factors Affecting their Attitudes towards Computer Assisted Language Learning Tools for African Indigenous Lan

Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) has been proven by literature to be of immense benefit to the teaching and learning of language at all levels of education. However, it is interesting that university language academics seem to have a negative attitude towards CALL. The aim of this study, therefore, is to design a conceptually sound model of the factors that affect the attitudes of language academics towards Computer Assisted Language Learning Tool for African Indigenous Langua...

Factors Affecting Language Academics Attitudes towards Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL)

Despite the known benefits of Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL), evidence from existing literature still indicates that many language instructors have a negative attitude towards it. There are many possible factors behind this negative attitude, and the aim of this study was to devise a theoretically sound conceptual model of these factors. The methodology used by this study for the achievement of its aim was to review existing literature published during the past twelve years ...

LIBERAL CHRISTIAN GIVING

Our generosity in giving is a demonstration of God’s character and a response to what He has done for us.  As God has given to us generously, we are to give cheerfully, not by necessity or grudgingly. When we appropriately receive God’s generosity, it humbles us. We recognize that we are not worthy of His gift. Out of gratefulness, we become more gracious with others. When one person gives freely to another, the recipient often “passes forward” the gift. In the Christian life, the im...

Information Needs and Access of Members of Vigilante in Adamawa State, North-east Nigeria

ABSTRACT The  study  investigated  the  Information  needs  and  access  of  Members  of  Vigilante  in Adamawa state, North-eastern Nigeria, one of the three states bedeviled by the Boko Haram insurgency.  Quantitative  research  methodology  and  Cross-sectional  survey  design  was applied for the study. The population of the study comprised of One Thousand Four Hundred Members (1400) drawn from Nineteen (19) local governments areas in the state. Krejcie and Morgan Tab...

Conflict as Content in William Shakespeare's Hamlet

Conflict is an element of tragedy. The concept of tragedy right from the classical period has generated a lot of criticism that many dramatists or playwrights consider it a fertile ground through which they contribute to literature. One of such dramatists is William Shakespeare whose universality in writing has hitherto influenced generations. Shakespeare’s Hamlet is a dramatic work that reflects parts of the Aristotelian concept of tragedy with an infusion of comic relief, a play -w...

Folkloric Motifs in Ibibio Nollywood Movies: A Study of Akpan Ekwong and Ediyie Anwan (Parts 1 and 2)

Oral Literature as an art form is as primordial as human existence. It transcends all races and religions. As an art form, oral literature constitutes the stories, songs, dances, proverbs, riddle, ethics, values, superstitious beliefs, architecture, dressmaking, hairstyle and the totality of the people’s way of life, that is, their culture. Oral literature is largely composed, performed or transmitted orally. This paper examines folkloric motifs in Ibibio movies – a study of Akp...

Political and Moral Decay in the Drama of Emeka Nwabueze: A Reading of A Parliament of Vultures and Spokesman for the Oracle

Nigeria in few days from today will be fifty-five years existing as an independent entity. As a country, Nigeria has given birth to both military and civilian rule. In 1960, the British housewife in England called Nigeria our sovereign motherland in the national anthem given to us as a parting gift. The current anthem, put together by a committee of Nigeria intellectuals, invokes the father image. However, a critical examination of the happenings in the country reveals that Nigeria is a...

Social Criticism in Chimamanda Adichie’s The Thing Around Your Neck and E. C. Osondu’s Voice of America

ABSTRACT Criticism deals with the interpretation of literary texts. The major concern of this thesis is to criticize three aspects of the society in the short stories of Chimamanda Adichie and E. C. Osondu. These include family, marriage and leadership. Seven selected stories in each collection have been examined that are relevant to the interpretation and analysis of the objective  of  study.  To  criticize  these  three  aspects,  this  thesis  examines  Nigerian characters  in...

African Ebers Papyrus Revisited: A Neglected Historio-Therapeutic Response to Covid19 Pandemic

Colonialism has grave consequence on Africa given the western value it installed and dislodged African value. If not how could one explain decades of reckless importation of vaccines for treatment of the bulk of African populations without looking inward to home-grown remedies. This is what fires the interventionist call for revisiting of the Ebers Papyrus that appeared to have been undermined in Africa’s response to Covid 19 pandemic. The paper notes that Ebers Papyrus is one of the oldest...

Sexism Between the Male and the Female Gender: An Exposition of Who the Oppressor Is

Abstract             Sexism is a central issue that engages the attention of many living within the shore of Nigeria and beyond. There is apparently intractable disagreement about which individuals, practices and institutions are sexist. The question of who is oppressing who or who is really the oppressor cannot be overemphasized.            This paper attempts to critique the allege subjugation of women by men. The feminists assume that the subjugation of women and the suffering...

God’s Image in Man: A Biblical Perspective

Over the years, the nature of mankind portrays that he is implicitly created in a special way. The generally known concept of man depicts a ruler of the universe. Regardless of the race, color,tribe, gender, language and other seeming physical differences of man, man is still rated higher than animal everywhere in the world. This is explicitly seen in the biblical account of Genesis; man is directly referred to as the climax of God’s creation (Gen 1: 28-30). The murder of a m...

The End of Nation States in International Relation

In my  last lecture  in International relations , I explained that nations enter into relations as strangers and come out as strangers . The International System is a concept in International relation which is a discipline assigned to study the relation that exit between state and state; and at the same time state and non state actors . The aim of a system like field is to help student of the discipline to understand its respective parts .  The  International system is exp...

ALIENATION: THE ESTRANGED NEGRO IN WRIGHT’S BIG BOY LEAVES HOME

ALIENATION: THE ESTRANGED NEGRO IN WRIGHT’S BIG BOY LEAVES HOME.… a feeling that members have of belonging, a feeling that members matter to one another and to a group, and a shared faith that members’ needs will be met through commitment to be together. McMillan and Chavis (1986) Several issues have been used over the years as ingredients to spice up the Literature of the African Americans. These issues have been a constant and peculiar thematic blueprint in which African American writ...

RACIAL DISCRIMINATION IN A RAISIN IN THE SUN BY LORRAINE HANSBERRY

RACIAL DISCRIMINATION IN A RAISIN IN THE SUN BY LORRAINE HANSBERRY.This paper is an attempt to examine the issue of racism in Lorraine Hansberry's  A Raisin in The Sun. 


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