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FROM His Royal Highness, the OONI OF IFE : I Will Be Sick if I Am Not With the Common People


There Was a time I Boarded the BRT Bus In Lagos. The Reason Is Very Simple; I am Quite Passionate About Mankind, So I Developed a Concept to live like the Common Man Atleast Once Every Month Because I Believe We Did Not Come Into this World With Anything.

I Would Drop Everything I Have to live like An Average Man Struggling In life. I Would Visit People Under the Bridge, Ride On a Motorcycle And Board a ‘Molue’ to Wherever I Was Going In Lagos. It Was Very Stressful But those times Were My Best Moments In life Because I Got to Relate With the Real People. I Saw their Sufferings And Felt their Plights.

When I Ascended the throne, I Requested the Elders to Grant Me the Opportunity to Continue the Concept, but they Did Not Agree, So I Coined a New One that Would Go In line With the throne, Which Is Stopping My Convoy Whenever I get to a Particular Open Place With Moderate Crowd And Buy ‘Boli’ (Roasted Plantain) And ‘Dundu’ And Other Basic Food Items Because We Don’t Ha…

Popular #FCT Surplus Food Market demolished without alternative : Gosa residents protest market demolition

Some residents of Gosa, a village along Airport Road, Abuja, on Monday staged a protest against the demolition of their Market by the FCT Administration.

Some of the residents, who spoke with news correspondents, said that the market was demolished on Saturday, March 24.

According to them, the market is the place where they carry out their businesses and take care of their families.

Mrs Mary David said that with the demolition of the market many families would suffer considering the fact that there was no job as many people were unemployed.

David said that the market was always busy, especially on Fridays as people from different places come to buy and sell at the market.

Another resident, Malam Beko Idris, said that the youth were expressing displeasure with the development because the market was the source of their income.

“I don’t know what this government wants people to do, no job yet the only the source of getting money is being demolished.

“They are asking us to move down to G…



The immediate past General Evangelist of the Christ Apostolic Church worldwide, Prophet Samuel Abiara, has remarried. At a brief but colourful ceremony in Ibadan, capital of Oyo State, the 75-year-old man of God walked down the aisle with his new bride, Grace Ojewande, on Thursday one and half years after the demise of his wife, Christianah, of over 50 years.

“This is Akeju, the guy you failed for consecutive 5 years : Many lessons to learn here

A friend who couldn't graduate with his colleagues in  LAUTECH because of 100L Biology Practical wrote this and I hope it will teach us a lesson. 
How I Made A Perfect Payback For Lecturer Who Failed Me For 6 Years In The University
My first day in the biology laboratory was a dreadful one. During a briefing session a day before we were to have practical during my 100level, We had been told that it is a customary to always put on the ‘laboratory coat’ each and every time we have practicals, hence whosoever without the laboratory coat will be punished.
I’d no money as at that time to buy laboratory coat, and the first practical came just too soon. I couldn’t borrow as my only friend in the school then was Asiwaju Olalekan Godson Ayodeji.
Anyway, I knew breaking the rule of not putting a ‘laboratory coat’ was a bad idea but I was young and wrong to take that risk. I had no choice than to enter into the laboratory room to get engaged with my fellow departmental mates.

One(1) Paragraph Quick Points on FGM/C in Nigeria

Over 19.9 million Nigerian women have undergone FGM/C meaning that approximately 10% of the 200 million FGM/C survivors worldwide are Nigerians (WHO).  The Study also revealed that the practice of FGM/C is most prevalent among Yoruba women (55%), followed by Igbo women (45%). It showed that 32% of urban women have undergone FGM/C, as compared with rural women (19%).  It also showed that more women have undergone FGM/C in the southern than in northern zones.  The States with the highest prevalence in Nigeria are Osun (77%), Ebonyi (74%), Ekiti (72%), Imo State (68%) and Oyo State (66%). FGM/C has many negative consequences should be abandoned.We can't continue  to folds our hands ✋. #Data2Action . Join  UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Program on FGM/C abandonment campaign today.  You can quickly visit

AIDS2018: HIV Cure Research with the Community workshop 21 July 2018 | Amsterdam, the Netherlands

A strong HIV response requires a broad engagement of stakeholders, including people living with HIV and communities, in order to build informed and effective advocacy. As the HIV cure research field develops, an important step in furthering its impact is to translate the latest findings in a way that is accessible to communities, in order to cultivate a well-informed, multidisciplinary network of stakeholders and advocate for the continued prioritization of HIV cure within the global health agenda.

The IAS is partnering with international and local civil society organizations to organize an interactive one-day research literacy workshop as an AIDS 2018 pre-conference event to provide accessible information on current research directions, emerging collaborations with fields beyond HIV, and challenges for an HIV cure. The workshop will be open to delegates interested in learning about the HIV cure field, but is aimed in particular at peer educators, advocates, young researchers and res…

Presidency bars PUNCH, others from covering Buhari’s Benue visit

The administration of President Muhammadu Buhari disregarded freedom of the press in Benue on Monday as correspondents of The PUNCH, ThisDay , Vanguard , Tribune , New Telegraph , The Nation and others were barred from covering the President ’s visit .

About 30 correspondents from various media organisations are in the state, but only seven handpicked media organisations were allowed to cover the President ’s visit .

Our correspondent, who had gone to the Benue State Government House in the early hours of the day, was told that his organisation was not among those allowed to cover the visit .

Checks revealed that there was a directive from the Presidency to restrict the number of media organisations to cover the visit to seven.

The media allowed to cover the visit are The News Agency of Nigeria , Daily Sun , Voice of Nigeria , Daily Trust, Leadership, The Guardian and Daily Independent .
No reason was given for the decision.

Our correspondent noted that security operatives from Abuja took o…

I Never Knew IGP Moved To Nasarawa After I Sent Him To Benue – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says he is not aware that the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, left Benue State for Nasarawa State after he was ordered to relocate to the state.

President Buhari said this on Monday during a meeting with some stakeholders at the Government House in Makurdi, the Benue State capital.

On January 9, the President had ordered the Inspector General of Police to immediately move to Benue State to restore law and order and prevent further loss of lives and properties, due to attacks by herdsmen in the state.

Although the IGP visited Benue after the President’s directive, the state government accused him of spending only one day in the state and then proceeding to Nasarawa State and spending several days there.

President Buhari who was visiting the state for the first time since suspected herdsmen struck the state on New Year’s Day, killing 73 and reigniting the debate over the herdsmen-farmers clashes, said he was just learning of the alleged nonc…

Fact sheet: Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting and Amazing Videos Key factsFemale genital mutilation (FGM/C) includes procedures that intentionally alter or cause injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. The procedure has no health benefits for girls and women. Procedures can cause severe bleeding and problems urinating, and later cysts, infections, as well as complications in childbirth and increased risk of newborn deaths. More than 200 million girls and women alive today have been cut in 30 countries in Africa, the Middle East and Asia where FGM/C is concentrated1. FGM/C is mostly carried out on young girls between infancy and age 15. FGM/C is a violation of the human rights of girls and women. Female genital mutilation (FGM/C) comprises all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.
The practice is mos…

Stopping a Practice that Endangers Women and Girls: Global Technical Consultation on FGM/C

Over 200 million girls and women worldwide have undergone some form of genital mutilation or cutting. This traditional practice, which is defined by WHO, UNFPA and UNICEF as “the partial or total removal of the female external genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for cultural or other non-therapeutic reasons,” affects 2 to 3 million girls yearly. The ritual takes many different forms, and can lead to many serious health consequences, ranging from pain and trauma to infection, infertility and even death. In addition to threatening the sexual and reproductive health of women and girls, it violates their human right to health and bodily integrity, and often has lasting physical and psychological effects. UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, in collaboration with development partners, this week (30 July - 3 August) convened a Global Technical Consultation on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) to adopt a global strategy for the elimination of this…

#HardWork : Victor Ifeanyichukwu Ede, UNIPORT Graduate Who Drives Keke Napep For A Living

An intelligent University graduate has decided to take the bull by the horns in order to fend for himself due to the rate of unemployment in the country. The young man identified as Victor Ifeanyichukwu Ede, graduated with Second Class (upper division) from the department of Economics at the University of Port-Harcourt, Rivers state...

Being unable to get a job, the young man who is said to be intelligent - now drives a tricycle popularly known as Keke Napep for a living. He is reported to be doing this happily.


#endcuttinggirls : FMOH warns against "medicalisation" of female genital mutilation

Read this ahead of today's conference #endcuttinggirls 
Minister of state for health Osagie Ehanire has raised concern about the “medicalisation” of female genital mutilation (FGM) that’s affected the lives and health of more than 20 million Nigerian women. Ehanire said local residents are commonly known to cut genitalia of young women without anaesthesia or skill and inflicting pain and trauma but the concern is that some health workers have taken to a “medicalised” FGM, in which they offer anaesthesia, disinfectants and sterile cutting instruments to reduce pain and infection. “The World Health Organisation has warned against any form of FGM, and against it being done by health professionals in any sense,” the minister said on Tuesday at the launch of the End FGM, a national movement to abandon the practice by 2030. Evidence indicates trained healthworkers are helping families cut their daughters’ genitalia. Two of several young women who have joined the End FGM campaign after survi…

Why use social media to promote your work?

It will help you reach out to potential donors, social workers and other users– First and foremost social media sites are a platform for social interaction. Every post you make on a social media platform is an opportunity for customers to convert. When you build a following, you’ll simultaneously have access to new customers, recent customers, and old customers, and you’ll be able to interact with all of them. Every blog post, image, video, or comment you share is a chance for someone to react, and every reaction could lead to a site visit, and eventually a conversion.  That is posting about your product or work on these sites help you reach out to a ton of users. These users can be users who are already aware of your work or they could also be potentially your new users. These new users can be reached out and made aware of your work/product by posting on these sites. Most social media sites have a discovering feature. By discovery feature, when a user searches, comments or likes a pa…