HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY?

The internet and social networks have been awash with MOTHER’S DAY greetings and commemorations that seemingly one may be considered an outcast if one is seen not to be paying the homage one way or the other to one’s mother for the great effort she put into one’s upbringing and welfare. With this in mind […]

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NIGERIA’S BABY-MAKING FACTORIES

*Flavour’s lyrics in ‘Ada Ada’ (a chart topping wedding song in Nigeria) mirrors vividly the expectations of society from newlyweds when he sang towards the end of the song, as the newlyweds were been driven out of the wedding venue, that ‘….in 9 months time we will come visiting…’, in direct reference to when the […]

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MAGDALENE

It’s 6pm and she prepares herself for tonight’s rounds. She’s late this evening because twas a long night, the last. She’d spent the day napping in an attempt to regain the lost strength, yet after all of that sleep and food and pain medication, her body just seem to require more time to be rejuvenated. […]

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ASUP AND COEASU ARE STILL ON STRIKE

Members of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP and the Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union, COEASU have been on strike since the 4th of October, 2013 without any resolution in sight. The government claims they’ve met 90% of the demands of the lecturers but apparently that, if true does not appear to impress […]

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FULANI HERDSMEN: RANCHING OR NOMADISM, PEACE OR WAR

When most people hear of violence and the wanton destruction of lives and property in the Northern part of Nigeria, they erroneously ascribe all the violence to the activities of the dreaded Boko Haram group currently ravaging the NorthEast. In reality, there exists a deadlier group whose activities predates Boko Haram’s and appear sure to […]

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WORLD ORAL HEALTH DAY, WOHD: CELEBRATING HEALTHY SMILES

I couldn’t let an opportunity for Dental Health Education slip by seeing that today is World Oral Health Day, WOHD. Smiles are very important aspects of our lives, and a great determiner of outcomes of relationships, be it formal or informal, hence it isn’t out of place that the theme for this year’s celebration is […]

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NIGERIA’S SHAMEFUL RECRUITMENT EXERCISE

On Saturday thé 14th of March 2014, graduates converged in several stadia across Nigeria to partake in a recruitment exercise organized by the Nigerian Immigration Service, NIS. More than 500,000 applicants turned up for the tests at the various centres for which about less than 5000 vacancies were available. In what later turned out to […]

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