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Tracing Chinua Achebe’s Background – His Earliest Life and Schooling in Nigeria

Nigerian novelist,Chinua Achebe,, best known for his first novel, Things Fall Apart which is the most widely-read and discussed book in modern African literature, described his writing as an attempt to set the historical record straight by showing that African people did not hear of culture for the first time from Europeans, that their societies were not mindless but had a philosophy of great depth and value and beauty, that they had poetry and above all, they had dignity.

Achebe's novels especially so Things Fall Apart which is now 50 years old focus on the traditions of Igbo society, the effect of Christian and Western influences on it, and the clash of values during and after the colonial era.Achebe's works portray Nigeria's communities passing through the traumas of colonization and moving into a troubled nationhood. In bringing together the political and the literary, he neither romanticizes the culture of the indigenous nor apologizes for the colonial.

Achebe who unlike his Kenyan counterpart, Ngugi Wathiongo, wrote his novels in English, has defended the use of English, though it is the language of colonisers, in African literature. Achebe's keen ear for spoken language have made him one of the most highly esteemed African writers writing in English. His style relies heavily on the Igbo oral tradition, and combines straightforward narration with representations of folk stories, proverbs, and oratory.

Raised by christian parents in the Igbo [...]

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Fun Facts About Nigeria – Birthplace of Hakeem Olajuwon!

Welcome to Nigeria-A Multicultural Country in Africa

Hakeem Olajuwon

Did you know- Nigerian-born Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon is the "second-best player in the world" in the words of George Karl, former coach of the United States Men's National Team. Like Sade (singer) and Wole Soyinka (1986 Nobel Prize), Mr Olajuwon is an idol in Nigeria. He once said, "I do not like it when TV only shows the bad things and then say, 'This Lagos' (Nigeria's former capital). There are bad things, sure, but in Lagos we have designer clothes, big buildings, videos, and many other things that people enjoy in America. TV doesn't show that, and I get tired of trying to explain it".

Geography

Did you know- The modern country of Nigeria, once the seat of an ancient kingdom, is located on the southern coast of western Africa. This former British colony is bordered by Benin (known as Dahomey until 1972) to the West, Niger (ex French colony) to the north, Chad (former French colony) and Cameroon (former French & British territory) to the East, and the Atlantic Ocean to the south. It is an African country of considerable contrasts: It is home to mangrove swamps, plateaus, semideserts, and tropical rainforests. Abuja is the capital city of Nigeria, but Lagos, former capital, is the largest city.

Independence

Did you know- On October 1, 1960, Nigeria, after a 102-year European occupation, became an independent country within the British [...]

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Method of Commencing Action in the Magistrate Court in Nigeria

How proceedings are initiated in the magistrate court. -LAGOS AND ABUJA AS A CASE STUDY.

(A) Magistrate Court in Lagos Under ord 1, Magistrate's Courts (Civil Procedure) Rules, two forms of commencement are provided: A person can institute an action using any of the following: 1. Claim: see O. 1 R. 1 of the Magistrate Court Rules of Lagos 2009. The claim is to be attached with Particulars of Claim. 2. Originating Application: See O. 1 R. 2(a) (b) &(c) of the Magistrate Court Rules of Lagos 2009. It is used when facts are not in dispute.

Procedure in the use of CLAIM 1. Claimant to deliver to the Registrar of the Court, a praecipe in Civil Form 1 of the Appendix to the Rules together with Particulars of claim signed by the claimant. 2. Registrar to enter claim on Civil Cause Book 3. The Registrar will issue and serve the defendant Ordinary Summons for contentious matters while Summary Summon for non-contested matters (CIVIL FORM 4 with Form 4A annexed) and the Particulars of Claim. See O. 2 R. 4 of the Magistrate Court Rules of Lagos 2009 4. The defendant is to respond to the Claim within 6 days in Civil Form A4. The likely steps to be taken by the defendant are: a. Request for further particulars within 6 days b. File a defence or counter-claim within 6 days c. File a counter-claim against another person and ask for time to enable him add the person as a defendant d. Tender before action the subject matter of the suit.

See O. 2 R. 4-8 of the [...]

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