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THE PLACE OF AFRICA IN GLOBAL HISTORY

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History is changing hands seriously and dramatically returning to its original position. Presently, the global communities are realising the relevance of Africa as the birth place of the human population.
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THE ORIGIN OF TIME

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THE ORIGIN OF TIME By Onyeji Nnaji
Time is one complicating issue to determine in trying to work out the actual human genesis. The world in its nature also contributed, for at the time when human beings were trying to gather themselves from the flood incident it was almost very difficult to conclude whether the whole part of the world was completely destroyed from the focal point of Noah, the man through whom it pleased God to recycle Adam’s linage. From this calculation in days as we found with the record about Noah, and which had prevailed among his ancestors as the method of measuring time, it became apparent that about the time when the entire earth was flooded, the human society (particularly the created man) had adopted the cyclic rating of time by morning, afternoon, evening; days and night as fits into the description by Moses. According to our Bible story teachers, Adam was created on the sixth day, invariably stressing the timely cyclic of day and night. This evokes a salient qu…

Tales of Hiroism in Ola Rotimi’s The Gods Are not to Blame

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Apart from the dynamics in the setting of Ola Rotimi’s The Gods Are not to Blame and Sophocles’ Oedipus of the King and the mythical pedagogy each evokes in the different traditions it represents, both plays are antonymous via their introductory styles. Sophocles’ play depicts the style Greek scholars refer to as in medias res. This is the narrative technique of beginning an epic or other fictional form by plunging into a crucial situation that is part of a related chain of events; the situation is an extension of previous events and will be developed in later action. Thus, the work begins with an interesting event from the middle of the story, while the supposed beginning is caught through flashback technique. Sophocles’ play opens with the city of Thebes stricken by a plague and its citizens begging Oedipus to find a remedy. He consults the Delphic oracle, which declares that the plague will cease only when the murderer of Jocasta's first husband, King Laius, has been found and …

THE RIVER, NIGER, IN THE EAST

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                    INFLUENCE OF THE NIGER ON THE EAST
One remarkable influence of the Niger River on the east is that it served as a memorable rout to the position where the human population started life in the beginning. The Bible pointed towards east as the birthplace of man. The detailed research work of Rudolph R. Windsor on the origin of the Jews, J.A. Bailey’s elaborate discourse in African Message bothering on the history of Europe and the indefatigable remarks of Ivan S. Van on the history of America clarify issues connected to the fact that the first people were blacks and inhabited the part of the world, Africa known as the east. The supposed allusion of the exact point of the east was untimely solved by the journey of the Niger River. Mungo Park made this point very clear that the Niger seeks the position where the sun rises. The same place is the place of the east. The contribution of Leonard, M.A. in his work, The Lower Niger and Its Tribes, is inestimable in identifying …