Saturday, June 15, 2019

Kolapo Olapoju

    SPOTLIGHT: Food is sold to get diapers for special needs children in this Badagry home

SPOTLIGHT: Food is sold to get diapers for special needs children in this Badagry home

When Elsie Akerele's daughter survived a fall from the fifth floor of their house at 11 months old, there was thanksgiving, largely because another child had fallen from the first floor of the same building and died.It wasn't until 12 years later that the head injury suffered by Atinuke Akerele during that fall returned to haunt them.On the day she [...]

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    Meet widowed Oroyemi Olanike, who is taking care of 102 children in an Osun village

Meet widowed Oroyemi Olanike, who is taking care of 102 children in an Osun village

In Moro, a village located in Ife North, Osun state, there is an orphanage home which houses over 102 children. The 12-room structure is run by Oroyemi Elizabeth Olanike, a retired headmistress whose late husband was also an educationist.Despite a tight purse and shrinking space, Olanike continues to accept orphans, physically-challenged children and strays who have nowhere else to go [...]

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    VIDEO: Meghan Markle’s father begs Queen Elizabeth to help reconcile with daughter

VIDEO: Meghan Markle’s father begs Queen Elizabeth to help reconcile with daughter

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    ‘Nothing has changed’ — NGO says children are still slaving in Ebonyi mines

‘Nothing has changed’ — NGO says children are still slaving in Ebonyi mines

In December, TheCable published an undercover investigation exposing how children are used as cheap labour in stone crushing sites and lead mines in Ebonyi.The children, hired by artisanal miners, work during school hours.By virtue of the hazardous substances they are exposed to, the children become susceptible to tuberculosis, kidney disease, and lung cancer.Six months after the report and despite assurances given [...]

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    UNDERCOVER: In Ebonyi, orphans and little kids are mining in the pits of death

UNDERCOVER: In Ebonyi, orphans and little kids are mining in the pits of death

Story HighlightsMining is a family business in some poor communities in Ebonyi Encouraged by their low rates, artisanal miners often engage child miners to work during school hours Some of the children working in Ebonyi mines and granite sites are orphans Ebonyi solid minerals ministry is handicapped, can't effectively curb child mining Children working at the stone crushing sites [...]

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    The Legend Series: Why I moved back to Nigeria despite making waves abroad, by Ajai-Lycett

The Legend Series: Why I moved back to Nigeria despite making waves abroad, by Ajai-Lycett

An actor's actor is one who is revered and admired for their talent and dedication to the craft. Those who fall into this category give everything while on set; inspire, motivate and help enhance the skill-set of other actors around them.Taiwo Ajai-Lycett, a veteran of the movie industry, is one of such persons. [...]

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    Five signs you are moving too fast in a relationship

Five signs you are moving too fast in a relationship

Moving too fast is rarely a good way to start a relationship, but with the sparks of the early stage of romance, it is easy to miss the fact that you are leaping into things.It is normal to get all loved up and gooey during the honeymoon phase, but if you get caught up in that, you can end up [...]

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    The Legend Series: I had fake friends when I used to drink and smoke, says Sadiq Daba

The Legend Series: I had fake friends when I used to drink and smoke, says Sadiq Daba

Several decades after it held sway on Nigerian television, Sadiq Daba is still well known for his role as 'Bitrus' in 'Cock Crow At Dawn' — a top drama on NTA in the early 1980s.Owing to the weight of his performance, 'Bitrus' has become unforgettable, permanently crested, etched into the memories of those opportune to be of age to watch the show. [...]

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    WATCH: MI releases video for controversial ‘You Rappers Should Fix Up Your Lives’

WATCH: MI releases video for controversial ‘You Rappers Should Fix Up Your Lives’

One week after releasing a song criticising fellow rappers, MI Abaga has put out a video for the controversial 'You Rappers Should Fix Up Your Lives'.The song has since elicited counter-criticisms and responses from a few rappers. [...]

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    PHOTOS: Queen of drums, Ara, premieres new movie ‘Osunfunke’

PHOTOS: Queen of drums, Ara, premieres new movie ‘Osunfunke’

Ara, better known as the queen of drums, has premiered her new film 'Osunfunke'.The movie which was directed by DJ Tee, features Ricardo Agbor, Baba Wande, Doris Simeon, Yemi Shodimu, Peju Ogunmola, Ijesha, Femi Jacobs, Olamide Adedeji, among others. [...]

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    How Rwanda forged past genocide — and six lessons Nigeria can learn

How Rwanda forged past genocide — and six lessons Nigeria can learn

It takes a deep level of forgiveness to shake hands with the killer of one's father but Gabriel Ndutiye does it – a couple of times every year.He was 11 years old during the Rwandan genocide of 1994 that killed over a million people. He alone survived, losing five brothers and both parents. Although he can never forget, Gabriel has [...]

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    Google will no longer read your mails for personalized ads

Google will no longer read your mails for personalized ads

Google says that it will no longer scan the contents of mails on its free Gmail service for the use of personalized adverts.The company made this announcement in a blog post on Friday. [...]

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    FACE-TO-FACE: Olu Jacobs — the towering giant of African cinema

FACE-TO-FACE: Olu Jacobs — the towering giant of African cinema

Nostalgia is a child of memory - and memory: is a priceless function of experience. Only one who has seen a lot will have tales aplenty to share.In the time Olu Jacobs has been involved in the world of make-believe, many wars have come and gone, several legends have been made and a handful of nations have risen and failed. [...]

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    OBITUARY: Ogbemudia, the governor who spent only three nights in govt house

OBITUARY: Ogbemudia, the governor who spent only three nights in govt house

His mother had many children but she lost quite a number of them, so when he was born, he was named Ogbemudia, which means "this one has come to stay".When he wanted to join the army, his mother wept all night long up until the moment she bade him farewell. She didn't want the child who had "stayed" till adulthood [...]

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    Chocolate City founder, Audu Maikori, ‘rearrested’ by police

Chocolate City founder, Audu Maikori, ‘rearrested’ by police

Audu Maikori, CEO and founder of Chocolate City, has been rearrested by the police.The lawyer and businessman who was arrested in Lagos on Friday has been taken to Kaduna state, says Edward Ayide-Israel, the business development manager of Chocolate City. [...]

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    I had no power to remove you, Atiku tells Akiolu

I had no power to remove you, Atiku tells Akiolu

Atiku Abubakar, former vice president, has told Rilwan Akiolu, oba of Lagos, that he "had no power" to enforce his retirement of  from the police force.The monarch had accused Atiku and Habu Daura, a police commissioner, of persuading former president Olusegun Obasanjo to retire him from the force in 2002.He had said: "Atiku, Daura and others sat down and advised President [...]

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