2020 PositiveNaija Essay Competition Voting Proceedings (Top 3)
The 2020 PositiveNaija Essay Competition aims to promote: the clarity of the common objective(s) and usefulness of the Nigerian state; Nigerian patriotism; impactful scholarship as well as serve as a platform for excellence!
Essay topic: The Purpose of Nigeria!
Objective: Inform the world on what genuinely gives you confidence on the reason(s) why Nigeria exists as a country today for the good of Nigerians and humanity.
*Anyone can vote | You can vote multiple times | *Poll logging method is by cookies |Voting period: 20-09-2020 (9:00 pm) – 27-09-2020 (11:59 pm) [GMT +1]
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The Impact Of Full-Scale Culture Of ‘Pricing’ On The Quality Of Life Among Nigerians
“Wetin be the last price?”;
“You go fit comot money? I be your customer ooh”;
“Your market cost ooh, I go buy from your neighbor!”;
The above phrases and more are constantly used in Nigerian market space to influence the prices of goods and services.
To bargain in the context of this piece, means an advantageous purchase, especially one acquired at less than the usual cost. In Nigeria, this is known as ‘pricing’ or ‘price’.
It is worthy of note that negotiation or bargaining could be helpful – who wants to spend more on a product they can get for less?
Some questions could be asked in relation to the original motive of bargaining or pricing in Nigeria as well as to what extent: could it be that pricing is now a total way of life in Nigeria? And at what price?
Therefore, this piece on the impact of full-scale culture of ‘pricing’ on the quality of life among Nigerians critically examines the factors behind Nigeria’s pricing culture; its impacts on the quality of life among Nigerians and possible solutions towards unhealthy pricing in Nigeria.
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This assessment by PositiveNaija aims to provide a reliable guide on the overall standard of Nigerian universities offering sociology and anthropology as academic courses and degrees.
This inaugural assessment is a part of a periodic monitoring by PositiveNaija on selected disciplines/courses offered by Nigerian universities, which largely constitute the core areas of the work done on PositiveNaija with the aim of promoting the culture of impactful scholarship and academic excellence in the Nigerian educational sector.
The core disciplines/courses include:
- Anthropology and Sociology
- Diplomacy/International Relations
- Mass Communication (Journalism and Media Studies, Broadcasting, etc.)
The study of sociology and anthropology and the respective application of both disciplines are important in understanding distinct cultures; evolution of peoples and societies; assessing the influence of human actions.
“A culture is a total way of life. It embraces what people ate and what they wore; the way they walked; the manner in which they treated death and greeted the newborn.”
– Walter Rodney
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The African Centre of Excellence for the Genomics of Infectious Disease (ACEGID), Redeemer’s University, Ede, Osun State, has been named one of the regional repository and bioinformatics centres by the WHO and Africa CDC to provide sequencing, data analysis and other technical support services to the countries where they are located as well as to neighbouring countries and countries in their sub-regions.
This development was announced on Thursday, September 10, by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through a press release announcing the launch of a network of laboratories to reinforce genome sequencing of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes COVID-19, in Africa.
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