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Chukwuemeka Ike: The Nigerian king who served Toads for Supper

Nigerian author Chukwuemeka Ike, who died last month at the age of 88, helped define Nigerian culture, but never received the international acclaim he deserved, writes the BBC's Nduka Orjinmo in Lagos.

 

 

 

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Sun, 09 February 2020


Genital mutilation does not make a girl “clean” - Experts

Some cultural ideals of femininity and modesty especially in Africa notes that, girls are clean and beautiful after removal of body parts that are considered unclean, hence the practice of Female Genital Mutilation, FGM.
The girl-child is considered unfeminine until mutilated as it is belief to [...]

Sun, 09 February 2020


Birth registration: A case for Nigeria’s ’invisible’, uncounted children

"I have never seen a birth certificate. My accurate birth date is unknown as my mother cannot remember the exact date she gave birth to me.

 

 

 

 

 

"Just recently, when I wan [...]

Sat, 01 February 2020


Growing fire incidence in FCT

Despite efforts by government and private individuals to curb the rate of fire incidents across the country, the task still remains a herculean task as cases of fire outbreaks are daily recorded in Nigeria.

In the nation’s capital alone, sta [...]

Sun, 26 January 2020


Auschwitz: Searching for traces of my grandfather

The Nazi death camp site at Auschwitz-Birkenau is especially bleak in January. My grandfather was murdered there and it took my mother decades before she was ready to visit.

 

 

 

 

 

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Sun, 26 January 2020


Women stand for family planning to unsafe abortion in Ibadan

Research has shown that, family planning helps in reducing the need for unsafe abortion as well as the rate of unintended pregnancies.

 

 

 

According to World Health Organization, family planning enables women [...]

Sat, 18 January 2020


Primary healthcare and need for legislative intervention

The major role of primary health care is to provide continuous and comprehensive care to patients in order to attain better health services for all.

The delivery of quality primary health care services can have a large impact on the health of Nigerians.

Mon, 23 December 2019


Is stress good or bad? It’s actually both

A 100-year-old ‘law’ suggests stress can be both an intellectual and physical performance enhancer – but only up to a point. So how can you find the sweet spot?

 

 

 

 

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Sat, 14 December 2019


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