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With Akinwunmi Ambode Lagos will Be Fine – @Lanre_Olagunju

With Akinwunmi Ambode Lagos will Be Fine – @Lanre_Olagunju

The phenomenal transformation Lagos has encountered in recent years is basically due to the brilliant heads that have governed the state. For the next gubernatorial polls, superficially looking at the calibre of the top two gubernatorial candidates, one can hastily say that Lagos, most likely will just be fine with any of them. But considering the fact that democracy magnifies ... Read More »

Activate Camp 2014: Join Infinity Foundation  in Reaching Out to 200 Orphans & 300 Secondary School Students

Activate Camp 2014: Join Infinity Foundation  in Reaching Out to 200 Orphans & 300 Secondary School Students

Compliments of the season! To round off the year, Infinity Foundation, an indigenous non governmental organization is organizing  a four days camp meeting tagged “Activate 2014″ for 200 orphans as well as 300 secondary school and undergraduate students. The Infinity Foundation is a non-governmental organization passionate about the Nigerian orphan with a vision to  amend the general perspective of the populace ... Read More »

Multi-Sectoral Approaches to Addressing RMNCH, Delivered in partnership – @Lanre_Olagunju

Multi-Sectoral Approaches to Addressing RMNCH, Delivered in partnership – @Lanre_Olagunju

Maternal mortality and morbidity can be reduced and prevented using cost effective approaches and interventions. For maternal and newborn health to record appreciable achievement, other social determinants must also be recognized and attended to. With integrated of multi-sectoral policies now coming into play across the continent, the provision of robust approaches that enhance advocacy, policy dialogue, and also planning are ... Read More »

2015 and Beyond: Building a Future in which Children Survive and Thrive – @Lanre_Olagunju

2015 and Beyond: Building a Future in which Children Survive and Thrive – @Lanre_Olagunju

If there is one essential process, that if adopted across the nations of Africa, could make a difference to the future of the continent’s children; it is that improving child health must be an essential component of African sustainable development. Many low and middle income countries will continue to miss out on real, sustainable growth as long as the number ... Read More »

Reviving Africa’s Manufacturing Sector and Its Impact on Economic Prosperity – @Lanre_Olagunju

Reviving Africa’s Manufacturing Sector and Its Impact on Economic Prosperity – @Lanre_Olagunju

Africa’s share of world manufacturing output and contribution to global trade declined from 0.9% to 0.8% between 1980 and 2001. As at 2012, it was just about 1%. It is quite difficult not to relate this to the reality that 25 of the world’s poorest countries are in Africa. It is also quite important to clearly state that in the last ... Read More »

Skull reconstruction and hydrocephalus-related procedures for a 1 Year Old

Skull reconstruction and hydrocephalus-related procedures for a 1 Year Old

Too many times we come across folks on the road or chance meetings requesting alms and all. Sometimes we are “moved” to give, at others, we couldn’t be bothered. Let’s not talk about the battered trust of the willing giver, who have been screwed over a number of times by impostors with seared consciences. I came across the story of ... Read More »

A Market Economy Will Deliver Africa’s Prosperity – @Lanre_Olagunju

A Market Economy Will Deliver Africa’s Prosperity – @Lanre_Olagunju

A market economy refers to a system in which economic decisions especially the pricing of goods and services are fully determined by the aggregate interactions of a country’s citizens and businesses, with little or intangible intervention from government. More innovations and technological advancements in rich nations have been successfully recorded as a result of the opportunities and provisions made available ... Read More »

Data for Better MNCH Policy, Programming and Accountability – @Lanre_Olagunju

Data for Better MNCH Policy, Programming and Accountability – @Lanre_Olagunju

The use of data can’t be underestimated in the processes involved in any form of problem solving at all. And certainly maternal, newborn and child health issues require availability of data for better outcomes. Without available and accessible data, it will be difficult to tell if interventions from government, private bodies and other relevant stakeholders involved in providing better prospect ... Read More »

StretchCenter Takes #GirlEmpowered 2.0 to IGBOGBO Ikorodu, Empowering 400 Girls

StretchCenter Takes #GirlEmpowered 2.0 to IGBOGBO Ikorodu, Empowering 400 Girls

It was president Barack Obama who said empowering women isn’t just the right thing to do, it’s the smart thing to do…because when women succeed, nations are more safe, more secure, and more prosperous. Girl Empowered is an initiative structured to cater for the educational, emotional, health and general well-being of the girl child between the ages of 13 and 25. ... Read More »

Poor Waec Result: Many Saw It Coming  – Usha Anenga

Poor Waec Result: Many Saw It Coming  – Usha Anenga

After many years of witnessing a downward trend in student performance, the West African Examination Certificate (WAEC) results have hit an all time low as 70% Of Candidates failed in the May/June edition this year. Many saw it coming considering the dwindling allocation of resources to education in the country and the lack of quality teachers but the most important ... Read More »

National Conference: A Waste, A Progression Or What? – Abayomi Tajudeen

National Conference: A Waste, A Progression Or What? – Abayomi Tajudeen

Insanity, according to Albert Einstein is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different result. Over the years, leaders and policy makers in this green land have failed to change the way they go about transformation of our dear country. It goes without saying that the ongoing national conference is a progression with wasteful tendencies. This has ... Read More »

Political Comedy And The Geniune Plight Of Medical Doctors In Nigeria

Political Comedy And The Geniune Plight Of Medical Doctors In Nigeria

The United states have more than 300 million people with more than 800,000 medical doctors, Nigeria have 175 million people with just 27,000 medical doctors, 16,000 of them resident doctors, the remaining who are consultants cannot work well without them. Take for example the substantial amount of money being spent on the 360 representatives and the 109 senators in NASS ... Read More »

Youths Deserve Inclusion In Politics – Enenim Ubon

Youths Deserve Inclusion In Politics – Enenim Ubon

Since coming to self-realization, the popular cliche I have always heard elders and political leaders use to pacify the youths in Nigeria is that they are the “leaders of tomorrow”. The tomorrow that is seemingly elusive. Going by this postulation of our elders, I fall into the category of ‘leaders of the day after tomorrow’,since tomorrow in this context is ... Read More »

Politics and Political Prostitution in Nigeria – Mustapha Saddiq

Politics and Political Prostitution in Nigeria – Mustapha Saddiq

 I know many will ask in disbelieve ‘prostitution’? And I will say, yes. Prostitution is the business or practice of engaging in ‘sexual relations’ in exchange for payment or other benefit. Well, one may wish to replace the word in parenthesis with ‘political relations’ and the meaning of political prostitution will be quite clear. In Nigeria, anytime elections year approaches, ... Read More »

‘THE ACCIDENTAL PUBLIC SERVANT’: Of Defection and Zero Possibility – Fodio Ahmad (Mai Gemu)

‘THE ACCIDENTAL PUBLIC SERVANT’: Of Defection and Zero Possibility – Fodio Ahmad (Mai Gemu)

In his own words Nasir Ahmad El-rufai said “THE ACCIDENTAL PUBLIC SERVANT is a fitting description of someone who never purposefully set out to be a public servant, but rather fell into it through  series of accidents, strokes of luck met with fortuitous preparedness that landed me in the stormy waters of Nigerian politics and governance”. He further said in ... Read More »