CHILDREN COME THROUGH AND TO US

Growing up it was common knowledge that our cousin and my sister shared a birthday. Our young parents lived with our grandparents, in their family home. As a child I wondered why nobody thought it a big deal that two babies were born by two sisters-in-law, on the same day. There was no worn-out story about the rush to the maternity wards or between More...

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By editor On Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
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BEING A VISIBLE BLACK WOMAN IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY

As she releases her debut album, Take Me Apart, Kelela reflects on her experiences as a woman of color in the music industry. Where to start? It’s a pretty consuming, layered conundrum. More...

By editor On Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017
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AN ACTIVE CHILD DOES NOT MEAN A FIT CHILD

THERE IS A huge wealth of research to show that cardio-respiratory fitness (CRF), or endurance fitness, is an important marker of young people’s health. Improved CRF is clearly linked with reducing obesity More...

By editor On Thursday, September 21st, 2017
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PREPARING A CENSUS COMES RATHER CLOSE TO AN OBSTACLE RUN

A census of a population is defined in militaristic terms as the biggest mobilisation in peace times. In fact the acronym for the statistics office of Egypt Capmas, stands for Central Agency for Public Mobilisation More...

By tunde On Thursday, August 17th, 2017
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POLITICAL PARTICIPATION: IS AGE LIMITING THE NIGERIAN YOUTH?

Some weeks ago, the Nigerian Senate approved some amendments to the 1999 constitution. A part of these amendments was the reduction in the age-limits on some political posts.The minimum age-limit to contest More...

By tunde On Monday, August 7th, 2017
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TEACHERS AND THEIR POOR REWARD

The lamentation the other day by teachers in schools attached to the police force and their barracks nationwide over the very poor working condition and remuneration there, once again, underscores the inhuman More...

By editor On Friday, July 8th, 2016
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THE OONI RETIRES TO THE PENTHOUSE BY DELE MOMODU

Fellow Nigerians, the controversy surrounding the health status of The Ooni of Ife would have been unnecessary if many of us had understood or respected the Ife tradition. Ile-Ife being the cradle of civilisation More...

By editor On Tuesday, June 14th, 2016
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KUKAH STRESSES NEED FOR CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY IN NORTHERN NIGERIA

Bishop of the Sokoto Diocese of the Catholic Church, Mattew Kukah, has urged Muslims in northern Nigeria to respect the existence of the Christian community. Bishop Kukah made the request in an interview More...

By editor On Monday, June 13th, 2016
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ATIKU AND NIGERIA’S POWER PROBLEM

He is “atikulate,” if I may assume the lexical license to use his name to modify a familiar word. He also has a firm grasp of issues that engage his interest. In fact, unlike him, most Nigerian leaders at More...

By editor On Monday, June 13th, 2016
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COUNCIL HARPS ON NON-OIL EXPORT TO GROW ECONOMY

Nigeria Export Promotion Council says the time is apt for Nigeria to rethink on its export strategies to replace oil as the major source of revenue. The Council believes that the volatile nature of the price More...