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Saturday, 26 August 2017

Be Contented - kids stories

There live a little boy named Kemy, Kemy lived with his mother and father in a little Village. But kemy was a stubborn kid who was very lazy to help his mother nor father whenever they needed his assistance, He was also selective in the choice of male that was being prepared at home.
   Sometimes, his mother would cook rice but kemy will refuse to eat the food clamoring for something else.
So on one faithful day, it was now time for super and as usual, kemy would select the type of meal that he wants to eat before his mother will cook for her husband and herself. She prepared bread and tea for kemy as requested,while she made soup with different varites of assorted fish,meat and chicken etc.
And the aroma was so inviting that their neighbors were ashame to come beg inother to have a taste of such aromatic food being prepared by kemy's mom.
     So, kemy was at the dinning table as usual as one big happy family.
Kemy eat his bread and tea quietly while his parents eat theirs.
But the aroma from the food made him looks at his parents plate but he was too shy to have asked out of that delicious meal.
He kept on stirring at his parents plates hoping that his mom would see him and give him some out of theirs
But kemys parents has knew what as being written on his mind but they wanted to teacher him a lesson on how to appreciate what his given to him.
Kemy cried out in a loud voice begging from their plate.
but he only wasted his tears crying for something he wanted badly.

After that day,anything that was prepared at home,was what kemy started to eat..........And the family lived a one big happy family.
Kemy made his parents proud scoring more highier grades and began to help out at home whenever they needed his assistance.




              #the_end

Credits to Judy the Story teller
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Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Nationalism and Major Civic problems

Nationalism 
Nationalism is the love and emotional attachment that citizens have towards their country that make them fight for their political independence from foreign rule or domination. It is a state of not being religiously, ethnically or politically bias but representing the country not minding the religion, state or race that one comes from. Nationalism started in some countries of the world like Britain, Germany, France and Portugal were in control of the administration of some less advanced countries most especially in Africa. The need for self government and independence from the imperialist brought about nationalism in countries that experienced colonialism. Nigeria, for example was dominated and controlled by Britain before they granted Nigeria self government after much pressure and negotiations from the nationalist. Herbert Macaulay popularly referred to as father of Nigeria nationalism, Nnamdi Azikiwe called the Zik of Africa, Obafemi Awolowo, Ahmadu Bello, Tafawa Balewa, among others were those that pursues the independent of Nigeria. Other popular nationalist in Africa include Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana, Nelson Mandela if South Africa, Julius Nyerere of Tanzanian, Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia etc.

Characteristics of Nationalists

(I) They were selfless men and women, placing three nation above their desires.

(ii) They were very consistent, believing in any course they fought for.

(III) They were objective, neutral and non-selective.

(IV) They always stood for the unity of the country leaving no room for selfish matters.

(v) They were heroes and heroines.

Factors that Promoted Nationalist 
Some of the factors that promoted the spirit of nationalism in the people are as follows :

  1. Discrimination. 
  2. Advent of newspapers. 
  3. Influence of powerful individuals
  4. Civilization. 
  5. Political parties. 
  6. The development Around the world. 

Major Local and World Civic Problems

The major local and world civic problems include the following :

  1. The perpetuation of some world leaders in power which always lead to violent overthrow of government thereby leading to civic wars and violent demonstrations. 
  2. The despotic rule of some leaders depriving their citizens of their basic fundamental human right. 
  3. Terrorism : This is the use of violence to achieve political arms leading to the death of innocent people and destruction of properties. 
  4. Resources Control : The recurrent rift between the government and the people of the Niger/Delta region is a civic problem. 
  5. Natural disasters like floods, land slides, earthquakes and tsunamis etc are constantly faced by countries around the world. 
  6. Social problem like bilateral relationships between two nor more countries etc. 
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Monday, 21 August 2017

The Brain

The brain is housed in and protected by the  cranium. It is divided into three (3) parts which are; forebrain, midbrain and hindbrain. Now let's explain them one after another

Forebrain : This is made up of the olfactory lobes and the cerebral hemispheres. Cerebrum is the largest and most dominant part of the brain. It is structurally divided into two cerebral hemisphere by a median fissure.

The Midbrain : This consists mainly of the optic lobes which control sight.

The Hindbrain : This consists of the cerebellum or the little brain and the medulla oblongata which connects the cerebellum to the spinal cord.

BRAIN PART FUNCTION
Cerebral hemisphere seat of consciousness, intelligence memory learning and voluntary actions.

Cerebellum : for balance and body posture. Receives impulses and co-ordinates actions of muscles.

Olfactory lobes : Receives sensory impulse for smelling.

Optic lobes : Receives impulses from the eyes.

Medulla oblongata : Controls respiration, heart beat digestive movement and blood supply.

Thalamus : Serves as a relay centre between the cerebral cortex and the rest part of the brain. Regulate the state of wakefulness and sleep.

Hypothalamus : It regulate the temperature of the body. It also regulate the water, salt and sugar balance of the blood.

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Circulation Of blood

Mammals have a closed blood circulatory system. The heart is four chambered and acts as a double pump for a double circulatory system with the pulmonary circulation completely separated from the systematic circulation.
  Blood that has circulated round the body in arteries, arterioles and capillaries return to the right auricle of the heart by the vein.
  Blood from the lower parts of the body returns to the right auricle by the inferior vena cava.
The tricuspid valve relaxes and the blood flows into the right ventricle. The right ventricle contracts to force the blood into pulmonary artery which branches into two to take blood into the right and left lungs.
  In the lung the deoxygenated blood drops its carbon (iv) oxide content and picks oxygen in the alveoli. This is called gaseous exchange. 
     Oxygenated blood returns by the pulmonary veins to the left autricle of the heart.

        Systemic Circulation
     The distribution of the oxygenated blood throughout the body is called SYSTEMIC CIRCULATION. As oxygenated blood enters the left auricle the bicuspid valves relax and the blood flows into the left ventricle.
The left ventricle contracts to force the blood into the main artery, the aorta which circulates oxygenated blood through arteries, arterioles and capillaries to all parts of the body. As the blood distributes essential materials such as oxygen, glucose, water, hormones it also pick up waste products such as urea, uric acid, water plus dissolved mineral salts.
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