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    Africans live longer but their health is poor in those extra years

Africans live longer but their health is poor in those extra years

BY CHARLES SHEY WIYSONGE People are now living longer in sub-Saharan Africa than they did two decades ago. This is an achievement, given that life expectancy in the region went down the drain from the 1990s to the mid-2000s as it choked under the devastating effects of the HIV epidemic.The question to ask is whether the additional years are spent in good [...]

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    World Bank: In 2019, Nigeria, other sub-Saharan African countries will make little progress in poverty reduction

World Bank: In 2019, Nigeria, other sub-Saharan African countries will make little progress in poverty reduction

The World Bank has predicted that countries in sub-Saharan Africa will make little progress in poverty reduction in 2019.In its report, Global Economic Prospects: Darkening Skies, released on Tuesday, the Bretton Wood institution said the trade war between the United States and China is causing collateral damage to the global economy."Regional growth is expected to accelerate to 3.4 percent in [...]

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    PARADISE LOST: Inside Nigeria’s forgotten, broken farm settlements

PARADISE LOST: Inside Nigeria’s forgotten, broken farm settlements

Shattered and forgotten, thousands hectares of land in government-owned farm settlements are going into extinction while Nigeria spends about N7.9 trillion annually on food importation. The settlements are becoming deserted, while the aged occupants live in squalour. In this report, TAIWO ADEBULU examines the economic impact of the settlements, the opportunities for small-scale farmers and youth employment.With a plaintive expression [...]

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    Fayemi to tackle open defecation in Ekiti, declares emergency in water sector

Fayemi to tackle open defecation in Ekiti, declares emergency in water sector

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti, has declared an emergency in the state's water sector.He made the announcement in Ikun Ekiti, Moba local government area of the state, where he had gone to kick-start the water rehabilitation project at Ero Dam to supply water to many major towns in the state.The governor promised to take legal and institutional steps to make [...]

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    I was diagnosed dyslectic; your child could also be dyslectic — learn from my story

I was diagnosed dyslectic; your child could also be dyslectic — learn from my story

My name is Kayode Ogundamisi and the following was published on Twitter as a thread. Since publishing the thread, I received overwhelming messages from parents and fellow compatriots who are dealing with the issue of dyslexia. Many compatriots requested it should be published as an article.Here is my experience with dyslexia. It is a personal non-political message, it is an [...]

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    The pain of living ‘without a vagina’ — story of a virgin at 42

The pain of living ‘without a vagina’ — story of a virgin at 42

By Kingsley Obom-Egbulem  There is definitely more to the vagina than meets the ordinary eye. Beyond what elementary Biology tells us, an understanding of physiology and human anatomy would suggest that the vigina is arguably one of the most complex and sophisticated systems in the body. Imagine then what could happen to a woman if something terrible happens to this very [...]

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    Child malnutrition in northern Nigeria: Education, increased funding key solutions

Child malnutrition in northern Nigeria: Education, increased funding key solutions

Thirty-four-year Mallama Hajaratu Mohammed (pictured) had a big issue in her hands. The big issue? Her three-year-old son, Saidu, could neither walk nor eat alone and could do just nothing without being aided. Not that the mother could not have raised the alarm over this abnormality. But she had thought otherwise, believing it was a phase that would soon go [...]

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    Child malnutrition: Expert raises the alarm on north-east

Child malnutrition: Expert raises the alarm on north-east

Nutrition consultant, Davis Bamidele Omotola, was succinct and straight to the point at the two-day UNICEF and Federal Ministry of Information, Culture-organised Media Dialogue on Child Malnutrition held in Yola, Adamawa State on December 7 and 8.He described the children malnutrition situation in the north-east of Nigeria as precarious.“There is no better way to highlight the situation than stating [...]

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    ’10 million’ under-five children in Nigeria malnourished

’10 million’ under-five children in Nigeria malnourished

Bamidele Omotola, a nutrition expert, says 25 million under-five children in Nigeria are wasting while 10 million children in the country are malnourished.Omotola spoke at a media dialogue organised by child rights information bureau of the federal ministry of information and culture in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).The World Bank had predicted that by 2021, Nigeria would [...]

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    One in three Nigerians illiterate, says education minister

One in three Nigerians illiterate, says education minister

Adamu Adamu, minister of education, says Nigeria has about 60 million illiterate youth and adult.Adamu said this on Wednesday at the 2018 international literacy day celebration held in Kano state.Nigeria currently has an estimated population of 180 million citizens.The minister who was represented by Prinzo James, deputy director of basic and secondary education, ministry of education, said out of this [...]

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