SUICIDE

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It’s the greatest betrayal to one’s self. You think that betrayal in friendship is bad, try betraying yourself. Sadly, you won’t have a tale to tell, only other people will have something to say about your pointless actions. What experience should warrant you taking your own life? A sage once opined that there are only […]

CHILD LABOUR IN NIGERIA

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Good afternoon Nigerians. I’m just here to remind you that the young boys with soapy waters and foams in their hands that tried to clean your car in traffic this morning are children. Ada, your neighbour’s daughter who hawks pepper from dawn till dusk everyday is just 10 years old. The alabaru that wheeled your […]

REPORT OF THE DRUG ABUSE CAMPAIGN

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On Wednesday 23rd January, 2019, a Drug Abuse Campaign was carried out in line with the National Drug and Alcohol Fact Week (NDAFW). This was pioneered by Food and Genes Initiatives as part of its Drug Abuse Youth Sensitization (365 Days), of which One Voice Initiative for Women and Children Emancipation was a partner and […]

THE LAST MINUTE

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  Danladi struggled the rough paper out of the pocket of his green khaki shorts; the pen ink was already fading as he made futile efforts to scribble something. His breath was seizing, so, he put the paper aside; his hands, shaking and dripping with blood, holding on to the bullet wound. He croaked “I […]

ZERO TOLERANCE? YES.

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5 KEY FACTS FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) is a violation of human rights of women and children. According to WHO, more than 200 million girls and women alive today have been cut in 30 countries in Africa, the Middle East and Asia where FGM is concentrated. It is mostly carried out in young girls from […]

You have glioblastoma

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You have glioblastoma… The words sounded in the head like the town-crier’s gong from the mother’s village. My heart dropped and it was as though whole world just collapsed. What? How? Why? So many questions and thoughts ran through my mind unchecked. How can I have this diagnosis at the summer of my life; I […]

WOES OF FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION

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Permit me to define mutilation according to the Merriam Webster dictionary as ‘to cause severe damage to the body’. Now, that was just to make us understand the gravity of what we’re discussing today. World Health Organisation defines FGM as all procedures which involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, injury to […]

War Against Female Genital Mutilation Project, Osun State

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One voice initiative for women and children emancipation (OVIWCE), upon being conversant with the most prominent issue faced by the female populace of Osun state, decided to embark on  “ the war against female genital mutilation” project. Statistics showed that Osun state has the largest percentage of this practice in Nigeria, hence, the importance to […]