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How To Craft A Killer Essay Introduction (IV)

Learn to's possible.

Written by: Muhammed Abdullahi Tosin* First impression lasts longer, goes a popular dictum. This underscores the painstaking efforts being made here at Naija Writers’ Coach to analyse the various successful techniques of opening an essay. An opening that works ensures your reader reads the piece, and does not just skim through it or even drop […]

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International Essay Contest for Youth to Participate in I Youth Kyiv Security Forum

Introduction Arseniy Yatsenyuk Open Ukraine Foundation announces Essay contest for young researchers to participate in I Youth Kyiv Security Forum, which will be held on November 23-24, 2012 in Kyiv, Ukraine. Youth Kyiv Security Forum (KSF – Y) is the new initiative of Open Ukraine Foundation, which aims at the creation of a discussion platform […]

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4 Incredibly Silly Ways To Lose Your Essay Prize

It's your prize...don't lose it!

Written by: Muhammed Abdullahi Tosin* Many people think that the submission of a well-written, quality essay entry which merit outweighs those of other contestants is invariably sufficient to guarantee a prize for them. No! It isn’t. There are more pragmatic, cautious and extremely simple things to put in place if you must deserve the fruits […]

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2012 COP International Arts for Peace Contest

Introduction In celebration of International Day of Peace and Culture of Peace Campaign, a Contest is previewed; the contest addresses the young active people of the world and allows them to express their opinions, support and vision to “Peace through Arts”, through: Writing (articles, blog posts, stories, scripts, testimonials, journal pages and poetry) Art gallery […]

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‘Yours Sincerely’ Emerges A Winner At The CIPM Annual National Essay Contest

CIPM National Essay Competition 2012

Written by: Muhammed Abdullahi Tosin* It was a battle of the Titans at the grand finale of the 2012 edition of the prestigious Annual National Essay Competition of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM) held at the CIPM House, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos State on Friday, 14th of September. The topic was: “Employment Generation and […]

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The Friends of Al-Aqsa Essay Competition on Palestinian-Israeli Issues

Introduction The Friends of Al-Aqsa Essay Competition has been established to encourage critical engagement with the issue of Israel and Occupied Palestine. Topic Since Israel was established in 1948, Palestinians and Israelis have been unable to reconcile. Israeli expansionist policies have seen the displacement of Palestinians and violations of human rights protected by international conventions. […]

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International Literacy Day: Where Stands Nigeria?


By: Muhammed Abdullahi Tosin* As the world celebrates the International Literacy Day on Saturday, September 8, 2012, another golden opportunity presents itself for us as a nation to carry out an introspection of our standing and see how far we have fared vis-à-vis other nations in bringing enlightenment to, and fostering knowledge and skills acquisition […]

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Nigeria SPUR Magazine Monthly Essay Competition (September Edition)

Introduction Nigeria SPUR Magazine announces MySpur Essay Competition for the month of September. If you are passionate about writing, here is your chance to express yourself. So get your pen and start writing. Topic How Safe are Nigerian Campuses? Organizer Nigeria SPUR Magazine Prizes The prize for the winner is N5,000 worth of airtime and  publication […]

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Social Media: the Pains and the Gains

Social media rocks! Are you leveraging on it?

By: Muhammed Abdullahi Tosin* The recent cruel murder of the daughter of a retired Nigerian general, Cynthia Osokogu, by persons she allegedly met on Facebook has once again brought to the fore, the pervasive risks and threats affiliated with the usage of social media. Many observers, especially those who – or whose friends of relatives […]

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How To Craft A Killer Essay Introduction (III)

Naija Writers' Coach

Written by: Muhammed Abdullahi Tosin* The first two parts of this series enjoyed warm welcome from readers with positive, responsive feedbacks trooping in. But for the fact that I asked the esteemed readers of NWC to expect this third part, many had thought – or would have thought – the second part was the end […]

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