The ROLE of Language in National Unity

Language plays a very vital role in any human community-school, company, organization, group, home etc. the language of any human society tells a lot about that society therefore, it can be further emphasized that language and any human society are inseparable. In any human society, language occupies a very important seat, more than it appears to all. The functions of language in any human community include the following; expression of thoughts, political, administration, education, social, religious, legislation and so on.

We shall however be using Nigeria as case study. The aim of any human community is to have peace and unity, many nations of the world today are facing different degrees of conflicts, and Nigeria unfortunately is one of such countries. This paper is set to examine the role language has to play in attaining national unity in Nigeria. People have in the past expressed their various views about the meaning of language.

A lecturer of mine, Professor Fakuade.G. said and I quote,” language is the faithful mirror of the society” in other words a language is what shows the true nature of any society. This implies that what a language is meant to do in any society is to reflect to the world what that society is all about. The language of any society therefore should give us a perfect knowledge of what that society is all about this includes; the culture, beliefs, mode of dressing, marriage and every other sociolinguistic information about the society. Language is also supposed to be seen as the symbol of a nation just as the flag, Anthem, Currency etc. in other words, language is to be the window through which people can see into the society.

As viewed by Bamgbose, English is the language of integration in Nigeria, amidst the compounding complexities of Nigeria especially in relation to the language question, the only language that indexes the spirit of togetherness is English. This shows clearly that so far in Nigeria, English Language has played a very important part in keeping Nigeria together as a unified nation. Amidst our cultural diversities and differences in beliefs, English language has still played a great role in keeping Nigeria together and since it is the connection between the various ethnic groups that exist in Nigeria, one cannot but give that plus to English in keeping us together so far. Out of the over 500 languages that we have in Nigeria we still have a link and that link is nothing but English, this has served as the means of communication between the different tribes that are in Nigeria.

Of all the heritage left behind in Nigeria by the British at the end of colonial administration, probably, none is more important than the English language. It is now the language of government, business and commerce, education, the mass media, literature, and much internal as well as external communications. Bamgbose (1971)

As a Language of Wider Communication (LWC), English is used for phatic communion, ceremonial purpose, and instrument of …

Importance of Fashion in the Society

Fashion is one of the most important factors in terms of social interaction and status. People would often judge other people according to their clothing. From social gatherings to status groups, fashion is often the main theme in such gatherings. In the case of social institutions, clothes also define people. For example, students would not be able to go to class if they are not sporting the right attire. Bars and social clubs also have a policy in attires. If a person is sporting a type of fashion which is not allowed in the establishment, then that person would not be able to enter. In the workplace, offices also require their employees to wear the proper attire if they are going to work or if they would have a meeting. Since sporting the right attire is important, most people do not have the choice in clothes.

There are also other institutions that prohibit the use of casual clothing, for example, in terms of the hospital setting. Nurses, health coordinators and doctors need to wear the proper attire before they can work. Hospitals are all about hygiene and cleanliness. If there would be an operation, doctors need to wear sanitized scrub suits and gloves before having a surgery. Lawyers also need to wear suits and formal attires so that they would be distinguished when they would enter court. We can define the profession and status of a person through his clothing. Psychologists would also use the attire of a person in their diagnosis. People who are wearing inappropriate or dirty clothes may be defined as a person who has a problem. Hygiene and attires would be a great defining factor in terms of assessing a person and his background.

Imagine a world without the laws on clothes. People can just enter hospitals pretending to be doctors or nurses because everyone is wearing casual outfits. We would not be able to distinguish the profession and status of a person since everybody is sporting the same outfit. Cleanliness in the hospital would be removed because doctors can just enter and do any operation without changing their clothes. That is why fashion is important in our society. Fashion sets standards in professionalism and hygiene. Because of fashion, there is a decline in sexual harassment in schools and in the workplace. Men are not tempted to harass their colleagues because their co-workers are sporting the right outfit.

Fashion has set the social boundaries in the community. People would look distinguished and clean if they are sporting the right outfit. Children would look neat and tidy if they are wearing the prescribed attire when going to school. Through fashion and the use of the right outfit, we have improved the society. That is why people should always have some formal type of clothing so that they can be accepted by the society. Having the right attire when going to work would not only increase professionalism in the office but it would also improve the aura inside …

Using the Law of Attraction to Get Rid of Cellulite

The universal law of attraction has been talked about for centuries. But is it only okay to use it for spiritual enlightenment or making money? No! Of course not. The law of attraction can be used for anything. And when you use it to get things that make you happy, such as a healthier body, sexy legs and thighs, weight loss, more money, a husband or wife, well then you become a happier, healthier person. As you become happier and healthier, you emanate love and joy and peace around you. And when you emanate love and joy and peace and you tell other people about your secret, you spread the love and peace to others who then emanate it. As you become happier and healthier, people around you become happier and healthier and people around them become happier and healthier. As this happens, the world becomes a better place. So use the universal law of attraction to achieve whatever it is that you want. As you do, you will notice yourself becoming healthier and happier and you will notice those around you doing the same.

USING THE LAW OF ATTRACTION FOR WEIGHT LOSS

Lately, there has been a lot of hype around the law of attraction. However, this is not a new concept. People have been using this technique to manifest things into their lives since the beginning of time. It’s been referred to as several different things, such as “Creative Visualizations,” “Guided Mediations,” “Movies of the Mind,” or “The Power of the Unconscious Mind.”

The Law of Attraction is most easily described as “like attracts like,” this is easy enough to understand. The principal of the Law of Attraction states that when you have either a positive or a negative thought pattern, you receive either a positive or negative result. Everything that happens is a direct result of your thoughts. Thus, a positive attitude will bring more positive occurrences into your life and a negative attitude will bring more negative occurrences into your life.

Using these Step by Step instructions, you can utilize the powerful law of attraction to help you lose weight, lose cellulite, tone your body, add muscle, and shape your body into something that you are more comfortable in.

Step One: Create Your Ideal Weight

Write down your ideal weight on a piece of paper. Now close your eyes and imagine that you are stepping on the scale and it says that you are at that weight. Now, in your mind’s eye look down at your body and see what it looks like at that weight. Imagine touching your body and feeling what it would feel like at that weight. Imagine what you feel like in that body. Notice your emotions, your thoughts, your feelings. Now imagine that you are going through your daily routine at this weight. Notice what the food on your plate looks like, notice how much (or how little) food you become satisfied with. See yourself out exercising, feeling strong and feeling …