As Nigerians across board head to the polls to exercise their civic duty in the 2019 general elections in less than 24 hours, it is important to note that attacks on journalists and observers covering the elections are a crime against democracy.
In Kaduna, Habiba, a young lady on the streets of Barnawa holding a baby and a stick of weed shares her story, “I did not decide to be an addict, my family were a trouble to me, I was treated ill from others, I didn’t feel loved by my parents so and I started to find solace with my friends and neighbours, who introduced me to a cigarette- like stick, I was 16 yrs old I did not like it at first but it gave me a good feeling, I was always smiling and my worries became less. I want to stop, I tried to stop but each time I go a day without codeine cough syrup or weed I become sad and depressed and I feel like the world is going to end – So I continue, stopping will be very hard for me. Sometimes I feel sick but I can’t stop”.
Once upon a time in Nigeria, education was free, health care services were easily accessed, the agricultural sector thrived immensely and the happiness and comfortability of the citizens mattered greatly to the government. it was an era that ended somewhere around the millennium. A story the present generation listens to with awe and wonder asking, “will there ever be a time like this again?
The Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism held its second Report Women Fellowship in Lagos Nigeria from the 1st to the 4th of October 2018. This year’s fellowship brought together 20 female Journalists from across Africa.
The United Nations has proclaimed 21 June as the International Day of Yoga, with the aim to raise awareness worldwide of the many benefits of practising yoga. The theme for the 2018 International Day of Yoga organized by the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations is “Yoga for Peace”. The International Day of Yoga continues to grow in popularity because it is now, more than ever, regarded as more than just an exercise but as a great tool for staying healthy. Read More
“PHCs” is an acronym for Primary Health Care Centres. In Nigeria, the primary health care system was adopted as a sustainable grass-root approach meant to address the main health problems in communities. The principles of primary health care (community participation, equity, essential health care, intersectoral collaboration, and appropriate technology) underscore the great value of this approach.
To all the little girls who are watching, never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams.” —Hillary Clinton