Amongst several other things, the company is actively involved in the production of academic, career, motivational and self help books which cut across religious and secular boundaries as well as gender and demographic boundaries. e.g Journals, Academic Textbooks, Faculty Prospectus, Novels, Religious Texts, Company Diaries, Calendars, brochures, event programmes, souvenirs branding, etc.
The present work on PRIESTLY MINISTRY AND RESPECT FOR THE INTEGRITY OF CREATION: Festschrift in Honour of Rev. Fr. Egbe Peter Abumhenre edited by Agatha A. Ikhumetse and Peter O. Isesele, is excellent and well-conceived as it touches the heart of God and reminds humanity of the awesomeness of God embodied in creation. Priestly Ministry, therefore, demonstrates man’s response to divine call whose overall intention is the salvation of mankind and the spread of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
This foreword, therefore, has pointed to the harvest of souls through impressive and committed priestly ministry. It contains a collection of perceptions crystallized as sincere contributions by various authors which will serve future generations intellectual, religious, and social dimensions. The foreword invites persons from all endeavours to imbibe productive ideas, widespread and intelligent imaginations put forward by competent and renowned authors in various specialties. It is quite rewarding and interesting.
Prof. Udeme Joshua Josiah IJAH
Department of Microbiology,
Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State, Nigeria
Agatha A. IKHUMETSE, is a Doctoral research student in Environmental Microbiology, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria. Her research is devoted to environmental and energy-related applications, which spans various areas, such as Pollution, Bioremediation, Nanobioremediation, Microbial ecology, Molecular biology, and Public health. Agatha is a member of the Laudato Si Movement; focused on care for the natural environment and all people, as well as broader questions of the relationship between God, humans, and the Earth.
Peter O. ISESELE is a Doctoral Candidate in Nutritional Oncology at the University of Alberta, Canada. His research interest includes nutrition, cancer, and lipids. He is currently the Lead Educational Consultant at GradNext Consulting, Canada.
ABOUT THE BOOK
The book discusses language, linguistics and language pedagogy, teaching techniques, computers and ICT in language pedagogies, text development, lesson planning, tools for classroom presentation, techniques in distance learning and the use of internet platforms. It also discusses Standard English, New Englishes, socio- and psycho-linguistics, pronunciation and phonology, grammar, morphology and syntax, language planning and standardisation, among others.
This handy book is a companion to language students, teachers, trainee teachers, as well as students of linguistics. It is particularly important to EFL and ESL in TESOL/IELT programmes, and Communication in English, among others, which aim to impart English language skills to speakers of other languages. It is a comprehensive text within this broad confluence area, interfacing education, language, communication and linguistics, and deals with tools common to this interface; but it is not about pedagogical theories, except for its bias to Task-Based Communicative pedagogies and Learner Autonomy. Eclecticism on the teachers’ part is enjoined.
In dealing with fundamental concepts, the book adopts every-day language, to demystify the technical terms (especially) of linguistics. Accordingly, materials basic to understanding linguistics, language, grammar, pedagogy, theories of language teaching and learning are provided, to guide the practical aspects of teaching, including the requirements to engage in teaching practice, teaching supervision, constructing syllabi, test materials and testing.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
The author is a Professor of Linguistics and English language, and the Head/Chair of Linguistics Studies, University of Benin. He holds a PhD in English Linguistics from the Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland, and researches on English and African Linguistics, Phonology and Sociolinguistics, which impact language pedagogy. He has lectured across cultures in Europe and Africa, including the University of Augsburg, Germany, and the University of Benin, Nigeria. He is also a professional teacher, and teacher trainer, committed to TESOL programmes and text development, and the founding Editor, Coaxial Journal of Linguistics Studies and Editor-in-Chief, Nigerian Journal of Phonetics and Phonology.
Elite Data Processing for Senior Secondary Schools, Book Three has been written with the contents of the book drawn from the new curriculum for Data Processing for Senior Secondary Schools as compiled by the Nigeria Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC), the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) and National Examination Council (NECO) online curriculum.
The text are carefully written in simple languages to meet the challenges of both teachers and students in the implementation of the Federal Government policy regarding Data Processing as one of the new trade subjects added to the senior secondary school curriculum.
The aim of this book goes beyond passing Data processing in the senior school examination, to empowering students to be practically oriented to face the challenges in higher institutions and use the skill acquired to make some little income. It will also help the students to compete favourably in the fast growing technological society.
Oladipo, B.B who is presently pursuing a Ph.D in Educational Measurement and Evaluation at the University of Benin, holds M.Ed. from University of Benin, a PGDE from Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma and a B.Sc. in Computer Science/Economics from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. She is currently the Supervisor of Computer Studies Department in the University of Benin Demonstration Secondary School.
Audu, O.C. holds M.Sc. in Information Technology from the National Open University, a PGDE from NTI and a B.Sc. in Computer Science from University of Benin. He is currently a teacher of Data Processing and Computer Studies in University of Benin Demonstration Secondary School.
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In March 2015, we published on the platform of The Uvwie History Project the book: A History Of The Uvwie People Of The Western Niger Delta by Wilfred Fome Akemu and Gbegbaje – Das I which “is a compendium of the origin, religious worship and resistance to colonialism, traditional, social and economic activities which gave rise to modern developments in Uvwieland”.
The authors of the first book began a process of mining the history of Uvwie. The second book is a continuation of that process. If the first book was a symphony, the second one is a sonata. The latter deals mainly with the culture (the way of life) of the Uvwie people. It peeps into the political, social, economic and technological aspects of culture in the pre-colonial, colonial and post-colonial eras in Uvwieland.
The introduction of British colonialism in the late nineteenth century made Uvwie to become part of modern-day Nigeria which was created by the amalgamation of the Protectorates of Northern and Southern Nigeria in 1914. Since then foreign cultural pins like changes in the system of governance, dress codes, diets, Uvwie traditional architecture, economic activities and language have been inserted in the traditional culture. In response, the Uvwie traditional culture has strived to be assertive, on the one hand, and accepted to be an undercurrent, on the other hand.
Uvwie was a clan until 1954 when it became a Kingdom with the introduction of monarchy and Johnson Ejuvwiekoko Edjekohwo Eruohwo was crowned as Eruphwo II, the Ovie of Uvwie Kingdom on 1st December 1954. Political reforms have also made Uvwie a local government in the Delta State of Nigeria. Uvwie is being governed by the government of Delta State, the Uvwie Local Government, and the Uvwie Monarchy which is responsible for the traditional governance of the Uvwie Kingdom subject to the constitution of Nigeria and other laws.
WILFRED FOME AKEMU is a lawyer, historian and retired university administrator. He obtained B.A. (Hons) (History) (1969); D.P.A (1970); C.U.A (Certificate in University Administration) (1976) all from the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) Ile-Ife; and L.L.B. (Hons) (1981); M.A. (History) (2004) both from the University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria.
He was called to the Nigerian Bar in July, 1982. He worked in the University of Lagos as an administrator from 1973 to 1989. He retired from the service of the University of Lagos (as a Principal Assistant Registrar) in August, 1989. He is a co-author of the book: A History Of The Uvwie People Of The Western Niger Delta by Wilfred Fome Akemu and Gbegbaje –Das 1. He is at present engaged in private legal practice and research in community history.
“Nice story, and a voice for the girl-child”
– His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Amb. Uyi Igbe
(Nigeria’s Ambassador to Mozambique)
“Deede pictures our society in such a real way that this Book reminds us of the need to protect the African Child, and correct certain ills in our society. It is a powerful masterpiece”
– Mrs. Ikwuemosi A. Osayande
(Chief Magistrate, Edo State)
Anu is a teenage girl, living with albinism, and going through severe hardship, pain and trauma. The story takes into account the issues of domestic violence against women and children, espousing the vulnerability of the girl-child in our African society and the world at large.
In addition, it spotlights a few of the many societal issues and anomalies the girl-child is faced with – ranging from rape, child labour, poor standard of education, trafficking to murder – and further strengthens calls for the protection of the girl-child.
Also, it underscores the abject poverty bedeviling a typical, average African parent and society, and examines the nature of our African society, stressing the need for rich, strong family ties and brotherliness, as our African society and the world can only get better with each and every one contributing a quota of kindness to humanity.
– Nwinaene, Vivian-Peace
(Mass Communication Lecturer, Kenule Saro-Wiwa Polytechnic, Bori).
This book UNLEASHING THE POWER OF GOD’S WORD takes an in-depth look at the power of studying, meditating and confessing God’s word into our everyday life. The book is loaded with practical wisdom, true life stories of God’s supernatural interventions and testimonies of victories over life’s challenges.
This short and very-easy-to- read book is highly recommended to all who seek to discover how to access the power in God’s Word in order to live a victorious life and avoid hindrances like rebellion, fear, doubts, sinful thoughts and negative emotions.
Dr. (Mrs.) Obianuju Ochuba is a retired Director, Federal Ministry of Education. She is passionate about seeing all of God’s Children achieve and maximize their God given potentials through dedicated and timely investment in God’s word. She is married to Engr. Chukwuma B. Ochuba and they are blessed with children and grand children
By Christopher & Rachel McCluskey
Take Steps Now To Make Your Love Life The Fulfilling Experience It Was Meant To Be. Sexual issues are often cited as one of the primary reasons for marital conflict and divorce. Finally, a book for Christian husbands and wives that blends the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and relational aspects of marriage with the sexual. Much more than a how-to book on better sex, this practical, detailed resource offers a vision of lovemaking that facilitates a deeper experience of intimacy on all planes of marriage.
The book’s most unique feature is The Lovemaking Cycle© – an innovative model that captures the heart of truly making love (as contrasted with simply having sex). The model suggests a picture of God’s three-dimensional plan for sexual union and provides a powerful tool for identifying problem areas that can threaten the beauty of that plan. Whether you are newly married or have been wed for decades, now is the time to ignite the intimate, passionate love God created you to enjoy!
By Andy Pan
A fresh approach to public speaking by popular trainer and motivator Andy Pan, Unleash the Public Speaker in You! enables anyone to conquer the common fear of speaking to a group. The author outlines the challenges of public speaking and shows us how to overcome these hurdles. Rediscover the powerful art of communication with key skills such as preparation and speech structure. Learn easily adaptable public speaking techniques and strategies that you can use at your very next speaking engagement. With practical tips from the author’s personal experience, this book will transform you into a highly effective and competent public speaker.
By Dr. Milind Bhutkar – M.D
Effective communication with the audience is an element to jumpstart your career. This practical and easy to use book will show you how to influence your audience with crisp and immaculate presentations. Its lively style and down-to-earth advice will help you to master all the skills required for those high impact presentations which would put you in the driver’s seat in your profession. Here is a glimpse of what you will be equipped with after perusing the ‘How to Become A Successful Orator: Active listening skills, accent neutralisation, self management skills, composing the draft, using humour in the presentation, creating great visuals – both for OHP as well as for PowerPoint, memorising the presentation, conquering the presentation anxiety, presentation delivery, effective use’ of body language and handling the presentation emergencies. You name the aspect of presentation and you will find it covered in this concise book.
by Ron Fry
How Will You Handle the Curve balls That Are Headed Your Way? Tough interview questions are inevitable in today’s competitive job market. Ron Fry’s 101 Great Answers to the Toughest Interview Questions has helped more than 500,000 job seekers pinpoint what employers are really asking with every question, and more importantly, what they want to hear in response. Now in its 5th edition, this no-nonsense guide will prepare you to leverage the trickiest questions to your advantage. Learn how to handle:
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“Fry’s emphasis on one aspect of the procedure, the one-on-one interview in a question-and-answer format offers a fresh, active approach to a timely subject.”