Saturday, June 23, 2018

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    Society reaps the benefits when women enjoy better health care

Society reaps the benefits when women enjoy better health care

MARLEN TEMMERMAN Weak political commitment, inadequate resources and persistent discrimination against women and girls: these are just some reasons that many countries still don’t openly and comprehensively address sexual and reproductive health and rights. This is borne out by figures. Each year in developing countries, including those in Africa, more than 30 million women don’t give birth at a health facility. More [...]

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    Derek Ingram (1925-2018): An appreciation

Derek Ingram (1925-2018): An appreciation

BY KAYODE SOYINKADerek Ingram was a distinguished British journalist and editor known across the Commonwealth most especially for his incomparable knowledge of the association and perhaps most importantly for his love for journalism – development journalism especially. He died at his west London home, Sunday, 17 June, aged 93.Derek had moved through the ranks to become the deputy editor of [...]

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    From irregular migrants to refugees: The circle continues

From irregular migrants to refugees: The circle continues

BY TOLA EMMANUELFrom the United States of America to Europe, the world is battling an exponential rise in undocumented and irregular migration which poses several challenges on the countries of origin, transit and destination, as well as migrants themselves.Right now, the US is up to stem the number of illegal entries from Mexico. In 2017, the US border patrol reportedly [...]

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    As Western lenders retreat, African banks see an opportunity

As Western lenders retreat, African banks see an opportunity

ADE AYEYEMI’S office in Lomé, the capital of Togo, is a good place to think about crossing borders. Ghana is ten minutes’ drive away. From his window the boss of Ecobank can watch trucks rumble along the seafront, some bound for Burkina Faso, a day’s journey, or Mali, perhaps another day on. At night, cargo ships twinkle offshore. From here [...]

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    Again, you are not alone

Again, you are not alone

YouNow is created for the everyday individual who seeks to gain a deeper understanding of Self, harness gifting, talent and natural abilities in order to achieve their highest potential. These write-ups are designed to help you become more conscious and deliberate in your interactions and day-to-day living.Life is full of challenges, some greater than others.Month end postdated palpitations, summer holiday pressures, [...]

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    19 paragraphs on my disciplinary case with University of Ibadan

19 paragraphs on my disciplinary case with University of Ibadan

By ‘Kunle AdebajoAs with other things I have written, I write this in good faith. I write to educate, not to denigrate. I write to cast light, not out of spite. I write that things may get better, not because I derive pleasure in simply writing―whether or not it leads to an improved state of affairs.I wish to sincerely thank [...]

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    Child bride: Issue facing sustainable development goals attainment in Africa

Child bride: Issue facing sustainable development goals attainment in Africa

BY EKENE ODIGWENoura Hussein Hammad was forced to experience the misery of child marriage at the age of fifteen. Despite her refusal, she got married on paper to one of her relatives at 15 years old, and three years later the husband - along with her family insisted to complete the official wedding ceremony. Miss Hammad escaped to stay with [...]

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    The article that got UI student rusticated

The article that got UI student rusticated

Two years ago, Fisayo Adebajo, a law student of the University of Ibadan, wrote about the school's poor hostel condition. Apparently disturbed by the content of the piece, UI set up a panel to probe Adebajo. At the end of the investigation, the management of the university rusticated him for two semesters.Adebajo was supposed to proceed to Law School. The article [...]

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    REVIEW: Hope is a scarce commodity in Ema Edosio’s ‘Kasala’

REVIEW: Hope is a scarce commodity in Ema Edosio’s ‘Kasala’

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    The thrills and frills of Ogidi Day

The thrills and frills of Ogidi Day

BY TUNDE IPINMISHOAt 5 o’clock this morning, the slit-drum (ogidigbo) sounded at the palace of the Ologidi of Ogidi, a sleepy community of about 15,000 people in Ijumu Local Government Area of Kogi State. Simultaneously, the gong (agogo) also pealed in the community’s ancient market square.These two occurrences could only signal two things to the people of this largely agrarian [...]

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    African economy outlook

African economy outlook

BY FOLAWIYO OLAJOKU The African Development Bank’s annual meeting came to an end on the 25th of May 2018 and the theme for the meeting was accelerating Africa’s industrialization. The meeting was held in Busan, South Korea which is the second largest city in South Korea. The republic of Korea (South Korea) joined the African Development Bank (AFDB) in 1980 and [...]

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    Suffering in silence: How Kenyan women live with profound childbirth injuries

Suffering in silence: How Kenyan women live with profound childbirth injuries

BY KATHOMI GATWIRI Sasha is 22-years-old. She was married off when she was just nine and by the time she was 11, she was pregnant with her first child, and unprepared for childbirth.So when labour came, in the middle of the night – in her geographically isolated village in rural Kenya – she was unaware of the painful fate awaiting her.During [...]

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    Ambode at 55: Lowers his voice, raises his logic!

Ambode at 55: Lowers his voice, raises his logic!

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    Trust as a coefficient of leadership: Celebrating Akinwunmi Ambode at 55

Trust as a coefficient of leadership: Celebrating Akinwunmi Ambode at 55

BY ADE BODUNRIN MOHAMMEDI am going to break protocol and dispense with the titles and formalities of addressing my Governor only this once.Akinwunmi Ambode is celebrating his 55th birthday on earth on 14th June 2018. Is it a remarkable age? probably not , but it appears like a watershed in the life of this dogged and committed reformer. For those who [...]

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    Blessed Iwene Tansi: The patron saint of Nigeria’s democracy @20

Blessed Iwene Tansi: The patron saint of Nigeria’s democracy @20

BY FRANCIS ANEKWE OBORJIThe Nigerian Guardian Newspaper wrote in its editorial of May 11, 2011 (dedicated to the then newly Beatified John Paul II), that the journey to Sainthood in the Catholic Church is an effort many in humanity attest:“In Nigeria, the Catholic Church is holding its breath for Blessed Michael Iwene Tansi who is on this same journey. We [...]

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    Osinbajo’s stabilising role in the polity

Osinbajo’s stabilising role in the polity

BY CHUKWUDI ENEKWECHIWhenever this historical epoch of Nigeria’s political evolution is to be evaluated the role being played by the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo will not go unnoticed or be swept under the carpet. In the last three years of this administration, he has worked tirelessly with President Muhammadu Buhari to help realise the vision and mission of the [...]

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