NIGERIA MIGRANTS WHO ESCAPED LIBYA RESTART THEIR LIVES

Lagos, Nigeria – Life has been challenging for Grace Joshua since she returned to Lagos from Libya, a dangerous transit point many Africans pass through to get to Europe. Joshua, 32, is one of the 6,000 Nigerian migrants the International Organization for Migration (IOM) repatriated to Nigeria on a chartered flight from Libya after reports More...

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By editor On Thursday, February 1st, 2018
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HOW TO HANDLE ADULT CHILDREN LIVING AT HOME

If you have an adult child living at home, you’re not alone. Nearly 33 percent of young adults ages 18–34 live with their parents, according to a 2015 study by the Pew Research Center. It’s a phenomenon More...

By editor On Tuesday, January 16th, 2018
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TIPS FOR HEALTHY CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

Raising a family isn’t always easy. You are busy, and so are your children. There is a lot to do in little time. But the stakes are high. Today, many kids are overweight or obese. A healthy, active lifestyle More...

By editor On Monday, January 8th, 2018
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PRINCIPLES OF TEACHING

Teaching Principles Teaching is a complex, multifaceted activity, often requiring us as instructors to juggle multiple tasks and goals simultaneously and flexibly. The following small but powerful set of principles More...

By editor On Thursday, October 19th, 2017
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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 More...

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...