7th April 2020
  • 9:11 pm Through the Eyes of Ides Ofune – Women Shouldn’t Have to Choose Between Motherhood and Higher Education
  • 1:29 am Tips to help you work from home as a parent during the covid-19 pandemic
  • 1:23 am Understanding Women and Power in Africa
  • 9:51 pm What Non-for Profit Organisations in Africa can do during the Covid-19 Pandemic
  • 11:11 pm World’s First Malaria Vaccine is here and undergoing trials in Africa
  • 10:23 pm Federal Government of Nigeria Releases 10 Billion Naira Grant to Lagos State to Fight Covid-19
Women and Power in Africa

Few months back, I paid a visit to a friend and discussions veered into the perceived cultural injustice faced by women in Africa. According to mainstream views, African culture is inherently oppressive to women. I hold a contrary opinion. I have always believed that historically, African women were not the weak passive victims waiting for […]

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Pandemic non-for profit organisation in Africa

I recently worked with a non for profit organisation to help them map out specific initiatives they could undertake in Nigeria during this crisis. Indeed, there is a lot to be done given the state of the continent in order serve the interests of the society and ease the burden of people as they go […]

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Africa vaccine malaria

The world first malaria vaccine is here. It was developed by a team of Belgian scientists in GlaxoSmithKline. It is known as RTS,S and goes by the trade name Mosquirix. In clinical trials, the vaccine has been shown to reduce a child’s chance of contracting malaria by 40%. This means that it is only partially […]

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Health

The Federal Government has released 10billion Naira grant to Lagos State to increase its capacity to respond to the COVID19 outbreak.  This was made known by the Honorable Minister of Health,  Dr Osagie Ehanire, in a press briefing held at the Ministry’s Headquarters today, 27th March 2020. The Minister said, the sum of 5 billion Naira special intervention fund […]

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Covid-19

ADDRESS BY H.E. MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ON THE COVID- 19 PANDEMIC SUNDAY 29TH MARCH, 2020 Fellow Nigerians, From the first signs that Coronavirus, or COVID-19 was turning into an epidemic and was officially declared a world-wide emergency, the Federal Government started planning preventive, containment and curative measures in the […]

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Nigeria's Population

For the first time in a long while, I watched an expert who truly believes, not in a patronising way, in the possibility of Africa developing. I am not talking about blind optimism but an optimism based on facts, realities and the sheer belief in the capacities of humans to surmount difficulties. I am truly […]

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According to the World Health Organisation, a technique that sterilizes male mosquitoes using radiation will soon be tested as part of global health efforts to control diseases such as chikungunya, dengue, and Zika. The Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) is a form of insect birth control.  The process involves rearing large quantities of sterilized male mosquitoes in […]

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Cameroon

I write to you today from Kondengui Principal Prison, where I am unjustly detained with a sizeable part of my cabinet and with thousands of other Southern Cameroonian prisoners who have run afoul of the repressive regime of Paul Biya, the long-ruling despot of Cameroon. We are in an increasingly dire state – overlooked and […]

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Igbo women in society

Chimamanda Adichie was a keynote speaker at the 2018 Igbo conference where she gave a deep insight into Igbo women in precolonial Igbo culture. I found it very enlightening and interesting. I was indeed inspired! Here is what I gleaned and my conclusion:  Culture is used as a silencing tool in Nigeria. For example, when […]

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TREE PLANTING RECORD

A nation-wide tree planting initiative kicked off on the morning of Monday 29th July aimed at breaking the world record of planting 200 million saplings on a single day. India currently holds the world record. Officially launched by Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in May, the nation-wide reforestation program, also popularly known as green legacy, is […]

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