Family Planning: Addressing the myths, misconceptions

Globally, family planning is known to curb maternal and child mortality as well as improve economic status of the family and country at large.

With the current economic challenges bedeviling the nation, a lot of parents are out of job and cannot afford to birth children they cannot cater for.

Mon, 23 April 2018

Tackling Under 5 Mortality Through Safe Water, Sanitation

Water is essential commodity in everyday affair and should be suitable for drinking, hence, both rural and urban dwellers deserve clean and hygienic water as well as a healthy environment.

In Nigeria, the need for improved water source in rural and urban areas to avoid water-borne diseases espe [...]

Sun, 15 April 2018

Safe Abortion For Adolescents And Implications Of GGR

There is no doubt that the reintroduction of the Mexico City Policy, also known as the ‘Global Gag Rule,’ (GGR) by President Donald Trump of the United States is increasingly having widespread deadly toll on adolescents seeking for reproductive health services.

GGR is an executive o [...]

Fri, 06 April 2018

Nigeria and the Nadir of Power


Following the ‘unconditional release of 104 girls by Boko Haram last Wednesday and the reactions that have continued to trail the “morality” of the terrorists, Our Associate Editor, Jacob EDI, raises some posers surrounding how t [...]

Sat, 24 March 2018

Dapchi, like Chibok, a systemic conspiracy?

With the abduction of 110 girls from Government Girls Technical College Dapchi, Yobe state on February 19, 2018 by Boko Haram terrorists, Our Associate Editor, Jacob EDI, takes a look at the unfortunate development and wonders if like the Chibok saga, it is a systemic conspiracy?< [...]

Sat, 17 March 2018

AMMC clears roadside traders, illegal park at Area 1

By Austine ELEMUE   In continuation of its cleaning exercise, the Abuja Metropolitan Management Council, AMMC, had last week cleared illegal structures in Area 1, Garki, Abuja.  

In particular, AMMC officials stormed and cleared illegal structures and sites used for roadside trading a [...]

Sat, 17 February 2018

N2.7bn debt: Cooperative give seven days ultimatum to debtors

A 25-man recovery committee of Viscount Multipurpose Cooperative Society Limited has given a seven-day ultimatum to debtors or face the law.

Chairman of Recovery and Repayment Committee, Mr.Austen Okumo, who dropped the hint in a media chat with our correspondent, stressed that the decision to [...]

Fri, 15 December 2017

The Dalung Syndrome and Nigeria’s Rio Olympics Participation

I begin my column today with a caveat. The purpose of this piece is not to join in the much-dramatized pillory of Mr. Solomon Dalung, by far Nigeria’s most unpopular Minister of Sports so far. While several references to him may appear deservedly uncomplimentary, my intention really is to use th [...]

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