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Language and Style in Political Inaugurals: A Study of Inaugural Speeches of Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State, Nigeria (Published)

Scholarly works abound on political speeches but very few are on political inaugurals in spite of its distinctive stylistic features and communicative import. This paper adopts a combination of stylistics and Michael Halliday’s Systemic Functional Grammar as approaches to examine the patterns of language use in the inaugural speeches of Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State with the view to uncovering the specific stylistic choices that characterise the speeches and their pragmatic import. The speeches are characterised by lexical items (adjectives, adverbs, pronouns) which the speaker creatively deploys to promote his political programmes, and to present himself as a committed, sincere and responsible leader. There is a preponderance of declarative sentences and declarative mood which Mimiko engages in promising, assuring and stating to persuade and mobilise listeners. Topicalisation and graphology; testimonial argument and promising; and rhetorical forms are creatively organised to convey pragmatic information such as humility, respect, unity, responsibility and commitment.

Keywords: Communicative Intentions, Inaugural Speeches, Mood, Political Discourse, Stylistics

Effectiveness of Some Fortified Nutritional Products with Sun Dried Banana Peels on Moody Status of Faculty Education Students in Nujran (Published)

Banana Peels are important in protection from chronic diseases as blood pressure, anemia and depression; it contains vitamins C, E, B6, minerals and phenols which act as antioxidants. Objective: This study was performed to know effectiveness of some fortified nutritional products with dried banana peels on moody status of faculty of education students. Methods: Sample of (30) students are selected to perform difficult test, and they became anxiety, tension and depressed. The students ate fortified products with 20% banana peels (Cake, Biscuit, and Cookies). After half hour, a questionnaire of status mood evaluation is used to evaluate the mood status of the students. The results revealed that the mood status is improved, the sensory evaluation of fortified products is better than control samples. Chemical analysis of dried banana peels protein, fat, carbohydrate, crude fiber were respectively (7.21±0.34, 4.78±0.91, 86. 7±0.25, 43.38±0.05, 1.31±1.07, 6.67±1.08), vitamins (A, B1, B6, C, E), were (9.074±1.4, 0.65±0.13, 1.85±0.5, 1.38±0.17, 129.78±6.8, 0.26±0.11), minerals potassium, calcium, sodium, iron, magnesium, phosphor were (63.51±0.17, 15.66±0.38, 21.45±0.24, 0.17 ±0.11, 67.87±0.41 and 41.08±1.7).Total antioxidants and phenolic were (91.05±1.69, 65.36±1.53). Finally, this study recommended using dried banana peels in bakery products to improve mood status. Because it is rich in minerals, antioxidants, phenolic and tryptophan which converted to serotonin, make anyone relax and happy.

Keywords: Banana Peels, Bananas, Depression, Mood