List of Recommended literature textbooks for JSS 3 student

1. Moremi the courageous queen by Segun Thomas Ajayi 

2. The ugly ones refuse to die by Habib Yakoob 

3.The precious child by Queen O. Okweshine

4 The gods are hungry by Okeke Jerry 

5. The white wizard by Tade Adegbingin

6. Behind the clouds by Okoze 

One Corner


I don’t know if you have also seen or heard one devil-inspired dance that is now trending among the youth, it is called *’ONE CORNER’.*

The name in itself is nothing but a summary of how the devil wastes young people- he pushes them into *ONE CORNER* where nobody is watching and before you know it, they are gone.

Every now and then Christians are yielding to temptations in *ONE CORNER,*

Compromising their faith in *ONE CORNER,*

Collecting bribes in *ONE CORNER* and toiling with all manner of sinful and despicable practices in *ONE CORNER.*

You may think that you’re safe and no one sees 👀 you in that *ONE CORNER!*

Hmmnn…..!🤔 but U lie, the devil’s plan is to slaughter your destiny in that *ONE CORNER.*

So, instead of dancing away your destiny in *ONE CORNER;*

"Why not have retreat in *ONE CORNER,*
Study God's word in *ONE CORNER,*
Pray in *ONE CORNER,*
Worship God in *ONE CORNER,*
Be Honest in that *ONE CORNER,*
Build up your life and faith in *ONE CORNER,*
Discipline yourself in *ONE CORNER,*
Trust and obey God when U're alone in *ONE CORNER."*

David was in *ONE CORNER* with his father’s flock and there God gave him a shepherd heart and raise him to be able to slaughter the Lions,
A skill that came handy in fighting Goliath.

Daniel was in *ONE CORNER* praying and the Lions cooperated with his vision & character in that *CORNER‼*

Jesus would rise up early and pray in *ONE CORNER* while everyone is yet asleep.

While the devil is busy wasting people’s lives in *ONE CORNER,* remember God is still using *ONE CORNER* also to raise Generals ‼

The preparations you make in *ONE CORNER* can make you an overcomer and a *CORNER* stone

Start from *ONE CORNER* Now!

Represent God in *ONE CORNER*

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The healing power of Waterleaf

= Healing Powers of Waterleaf =
*Waterleaf, (Talinum triangulare), is one of
those underrated and undervalued plants in
Nigeria. Some even regard waterleaf as a
nuisance, a stubborn weed that grows all year,
though it flourished more during the rainy
*In many scientific studies and trails,
waterleaf showed that it can inhibit
proliferation of cancerous cells and shrink
tumours. Other studies have been focused on
its cerebral-protective potential and it
indicates that consumption of waterleaf
enhances brain activities and protect brain
*Waterleaf is also a good remedy for insomnia
(sleeping disorder).
*Water leaf contains more proteins than
cashew nuts, more pectin (a food fiber that
helps digestion) than apples, and also have
high level of vitamin B, essential amino acids,
omega3-fatty acids, resins, iron, calcium,
copper, lead, manganese and zinc. It is also a
rich source of carotenoids, vitamin C, A,
thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, alpha and beta
*The pounded waterleaf is applied to soothe
inflammations. An infusion of the leaves is
taken as a diuretic. For prostate enlargement,
the roots are boiled. The dosage is half a
glass twice daily. Waterleaf is good and safe
for pregnant women and growing children, as
it boosts their blood levels. Eating waterleaf
regularly as soup helps to regulate
hypertension and diabetes.
*While waterleaf is very beneficial when it is
taken as vegetable, dried herbs and infusion.
However , juicing is the way to go if you want
the best out of waterleaf. What is juicing?
Juicing is a process whereby you extract
vitamins, minerals and liquids from fruits and
*To juice waterleaf, simply chop waterleaf,
both stem and leaves, into pieces, in the same
way as you do if you want to cook it. Then
put two or three handfuls in the blender and
add one liter of water. Blend in same way as
you blend your tomato or fruit. Sieve out the
chaff and you will be left with a dark green
liquid, packed with vitamins and minerals.
Ensure you drink and finish the whole drink
within 10 minutes.
Do you feel tired and weak every time?
Are you battling with diabetes, hypertension
and arthritis?
Are you prone to frequent bouts of malaria?
Have you been diagnosed with cancer or you
want to prevent it?
You want a glowing and youthful skin?
I strongly recommend you take waterleaf juice
twice a week. A trial will convince you.
Courtesy: New telegraph online
In addition, waterleaf is one of the best
medicine against MEASLES in children. Pound
a handful and add warm water. Strain and use
as enema (pump) every morning for about a


The word of the day is "sylvan" : Pertaining to the forest, or woodlands.
Residing in a forest or wood.
Wooded, or covered in forest.
Today is commemorated by the United Nations as the International Day of Forests to raise awareness of the importance of forests, and trees outside forests, for the benefit of current and future generations

The Interview

*The Interview*

Each time I conduct interviews, I usually end up shaking my head and lamenting about the state of education in Nigeria. Our tertiary institutions are churning out graduates who are mainly unemployable. Earlier today, I interviewed almost 50 candidates and by the end of the whole session, the only conclusion I could arrive at was that we have a BIG problem.

In one particular instance, I was alarmed when I read the CV of a particular female graduate of one of the Universities in the South West. It was full of outlandish errors and so I asked her to spell a few words. She spelt the word 'redeemed' wrongly four times before she got it right the fifth time. On her CV, she described herself as one of the officials of the church fellowship when she was an undergraduate but she wrote the name of the church wrongly. She couldn't spell the word 'corper' despite trying more than five times. Yet, during her national service, she taught pupils at a school. I underlined about 10 grammatical errors on her CV and showed them to her. She couldn't even determine where to use apostrophe s.

A particular candidate couldn't speak a whole sentence without committing serious blunders. Even when I repeated those errors while thinking he would correct himself, he repeated the blunders again. Another candidate found it difficult explaining what he studied in school. Some have not developed themselves in any way since they graduated. I had to spend some time to talk to a lady who had her Ordinary National Diploma fifteen years ago but had not done anything to improve herself since then. When she mentioned the issue of paucity of funds, I pointed at her designer bag and her well braided hair as evidence that fund was not the problem.

I asked a female candidate what her aspirations were if money was not a restraining factor. Her answer left all of us on the interview panel with mouths wide open. "I want to live large and live big", she told us. One of the candidates told us he studied 'BSc Economics'. He made the mistake thrice until I corrected him that he studied Economics and not BSc Economics. A fellow was asked to introduce himself and he started with 'My names are…'. I asked him how many people he's introducing. Even when I tried to correct him, he insisted he was correct so I gave up on him.

On one occasion, I asked a female candidate what her husband does. She replied, 'I'm sorry but he's a driver'. I asked her why she was sorry about the legitimate job that her husband does. I told her that the job of her husband does not define who he is. His job is simply a job. I told her I also drove a cab before. I spent the longest time with her as I wanted her mind to be disinfected of the low self-esteem she seemed to carry. I played the video of Femi Ogedengbe, the Nollywood actor turned security guard in the United States and encouraged her to be proud of her husband. Interestingly, the husband is a graduate and I've asked her to give me her husband's CV. She almost broke down in tears when I told her I'd rather hire her husband than her. She knelt and apologized before she left my office.

A few guys had the labels of their suit on their sleeves- at least three of them that I recall. When I asked why the labels were not removed, they grinned sheepishly. One of them told me that is the current trend. When that same guy sat down, I observed that he wore ankle socks with a significant part of his legs showing bare skin. One candidate was particularly striking for his naivety. He came in shaking and stammered while introducing himself. He could barely string a sentence together. When I tried to make him comfortable by asking him to take a deep breath, he answered by saying, "I don't know why I'm like this today. This is actually my first interview". He just finished his national service and anxiety was written all over him.

I made two major observations during the interview session today:

1. Candidates who engaged in extracurricular activities while in school turned out better. There was a lady who was a member of SIFE- Students In Free Enterprise- while she was on campus and she was one of the bright spots. There was another fellow that represented his University at a competition outside Nigeria. He was also outstanding. Likewise, a lady who was Vice President of her Students Union while she was an undergraduate. She demonstrated so much confidence during the interview.

2. Candidates that went to private universities performed better generally. There must be something the private universities are getting right as their graduates communicated better. They demonstrated a far more superior level of intelligence. I was disappointed by the performance of most graduates of mainstream universities and polytechnics. One could almost guess whether a candidate attended a private university just by listening to them.

If you're preparing for an interview, it's in your best interest to do some research about the company you want to work with if you know the company. Google is your friend. Work on your communication skills. You should be able to talk about yourself very clearly and also describe what you have done before-if you're an experienced hire. Your body language is critical- no fidgeting and no show of anxiety. All of us have butterflies in our stomach when we face strange people on an interview panel but with a smile on your face, no one will ever know. A lady cracked her knuckles throughout the interview today. It's very irritating but also shows she was nervous. Your posture is important. Dont slouch on the chair. Sit straight with your back on the chair and your legs together.

Mind your language while being interviewed. It's better to be brief than to be unnecessarily verbose. By talking too much at times, you demonstrate that you know so little. Pronounce words well. It can take some practice but stand in front of a mirror and rehearse until you get better. Be ready to defend your certificate. Demonstrate that you actually earned your degree. Maintain eye contacts. That shows your level of confidence. Good grooming is key to your success. No matter the current fad, it's safer to be conservative in your dressing. Dark coloured suits are best for interviews. Stay with white or blue shirts for men. You can never go wrong with them. You must have a great sense of colour to want to try very bright colours. It's either it turns out so good or you turn out like a magician's apprentice. Ladies have the latitude to try out more colours but the simpler, the better. Pay attention to your hair and hand bag. Synchronize your colours properly. Avoid loud jewelleries. Look your best as the book is often judged by the cover during interviews. Your appearance is what we see first before we hear what you have to say.

We need to declare a state of emergency in our education sector and even start to teach intending graduates certain life skills. Nigerian graduates will not be able to compete with their African counterparts in a few years at this rate.



*Secret 1*
Everyone you marry has a weakness. Only God does not have a weakness. So if you focus on your spouse's weakness you can't get the best out of his strength.

*Secret 2*
Everyone has a dark history. No one is an angel. When you get married or you want to get married stop digging into someone's past. What matters most is the present life of your partner. Old things have passed away. Forgive and forget. Focus on the present and the future.

*Secret 3*
Every marriage has its own challenges. Marriage is not a bed of roses. Every good marriage has gone through its own test of blazing fire. True love proves in times of challenges. Fight for your marriage. Make up your mind to stay with your spouse in times of need. Remember the vow *For better for worse*. In sickness and in health be there.

*Secret 4*
Every marriage has different levels of success. Don't compare your marriage with any one else. We can never be equal. Some will be far, some behind. To avoid marriage stresses, be patient, work hard and with time your marriage dreams shall come true.

*Secret 5*
To get married is declaring war. When you get married you must declare war against enemies of marriage. Some enemies of marriage are:
Third party influence
Lack of love
_Be ready to fight to maintain your marriage zone._

*Secret 6*
There is no perfect marriage. There is no ready made marriage. Marriage is hard work. Volunteer yourself to work daily on it. Marriage is like a car that needs proper maintenance and proper service. If this is not done it will break down somewhere exposing the owner to danger or some unhealthy circumstances. Let us not be careless about our marriages.

*Secret 7*
God cannot give you a complete person you desire. He gives you the person in the form of raw materials in order for you to mould the person that you desire. This can only be achieved through prayer, love and Patience

*Secret 8*
Getting married is taking a huge risk. You can not predict what will happen in the future. Situations may change so leave room for adjustments. Husband can lose his good job or you may fail to have babies. All these require you to be prayerful otherwise you might divorce.

*Secret 9*
Marriage is not a contract. It is permanent. It needs total commitment. Love is the glue that sticks the couple together. Divorce start in the mind and the devil feeds the mind. Never ever entertain thoughts of getting a divorce. Never threaten your spouse with divorce. Choose to remain married. God hates divorce.

*Secret 10*
Every marriage has a price to pay. Marriage is like a bank account. It is the money that you deposit that you withdraw. If you don't deposit love, peace and care into your marriage, you are not a candidate for a blissful home.

*So today let us pray for our marriages and ask God to help us where we are lacking in the marriage. May God bless you. I love you all.*