Tobiloba Ajayi is the Chief Responsibility Officer of The Let Cerebral Palsy Kids Learn Foundation and a Mandela Washington Fellow. She speaks to ALEXANDER OKERE on how her organisation is helping children with cerebral palsy, among other issues You started the Let CP Kids Learn project several years ago to promote inclusive mainstream education for...
Dr Josephine Atat, a dentist in the Department of Dental Surgery, University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, speaks to ALEXANDER OKERE about sore throat, a common symptom of COVID-19 infection What causes sore throat? A sore throat is pain or discomfort at the back of the mouth, commonly due to infection of...
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Nigeria ranks 116th among 146 countries in the World Happiness Index, according to the World Happiness Report released by the United Nations which ranks countries based on how happy individuals are. The report on Friday said the country was a point worse than it was in 2020, adding that it dropped 38 points in six...
The Lagos, Ogun, Delta, Enugu and Akwa Ibom state governments on Friday commenced the vaccination of frontline health workers in the state against the deadly coronavirus as part of efforts to reduce the spread of the pandemic. This is just as the Lagos Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and his Delta counterpart, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, received the […] Read Full Story
Chinwekele Alli, currently a master’s student at Peking University School of Transnational Law in China, tells ALEXANDER OKERE how she surmounted the challenges she faced in the Nigerian Law School and graduated with a first class, a feat she could not achieve as an undergraduate You graduated with a first class at the Nigerian Law […] Read Full Story
Experts have called on the federal and state governments to accord more legal, political and financial rights to Nigerian women as critical players in the national development. Speaking at an event organised by the Nigerian Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (Women’s Wing) to mark International Women’s Day in Lagos on Friday, they urged women […] Read Full Story
ALEXANDER OKERE The Bible Society of Nigeria has called for support for the preservation of Nigerian languages. It also called on the government, corporate bodies and individuals to support the organisation’s efforts in interpreting the Bible into local languages and preventing them from going into extinction. The General Secretary and Chief Executive Officer, Bible Society […] Read Full Story
ALEXANDER OKERE The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, on Saturday denied bearing any ill will towards his predecessor and former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole. Obaseki, however, said he disliked the former governor’s style of politics. He disclosed these at the centenary birthday thanksgiving of Msgr Thomas Oleghe and the 18th […] Read Full Story
Dr Essien Attah, a specialist registrar in obstetrics and gynaecology, University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, Akwa Ibom State, tells ALEXANDER OKERE about the causes, treatment and management of breast infection among nursing mothers What is breast infection? Breast infection is when bacteria enters into the breast and multiplies, causing great discomfort. Which categories of people […] Read Full Story
Alexander Okere Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, on Friday said justice and equitable distribution of resources for every section of Nigeria would end the clamour for disintegration in the country. Diri, who stated this when members of the Nigeria Labour Congress, led by its president, Ayuba Wabba, paid him a courtesy visit at the […] Read Full Story
Alexander Okere with agency report Head of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis, on Friday called for an end to violent extremism, intolerance and the “clash of arms” as he began an official visit to Iraq. It was the first papal visit ever since the history of the war torn country whose Christian population has […] Read Full Story
Ofejiro Atakele, a 29-year-old university graduate from Delta State, recently caused a stir in the social media after she carried a placard appealing for a job offer. She tells ALEXANDER OKERE why she took the bold step What is your full name? My name is Ofejiro Atakele. How old are you and where are you […] Read Full Story
Faith Odunsi, 15, who recently won the Global Open Mathematics Tournament, an international competition with participants from Europe, Africa, America, Asia and Australia, shares her experience with ALEXANDER OKERE What is your name and how old are you? I am Faith Odunsi. I am 15 years old. What class are you in and what is […] Read Full Story
ALEXANDER OKERE The Atiku Support Organisation has condemned what it described as the continued intimidation and arrest of Nigerian youths by the Federal Government for speaking up on insecurity. The group made this known in a statement signed by its Director-General, Abubakar Babawo, and National Publicity Secretary, Dr El Mo Victor, on Saturday, while reacting […] Read Full Story
ALEXANDER OKERE and ABIODUN NEJO The Peoples Democratic Party has called for the immediate and unconditional release of a former aide to the Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, Salihu Yakasai, from security custody. The PDP described as unacceptable, the arrest and detention of Salihu, the son of elder statesman, Tanko Yakasai, by security operatives over […] Read Full Story
ALEXANDER OKERE Security experts have called on the Federal Government to take decisive actions against bandits terrorising residents in the North-West and other parts of the country, rather than negotiate with the criminals. They said negotiating with bandits would encourage them to continue to carry out attacks, including kidnapping more schoolchildren. They also lamented that […] Read Full Story
Prof Benson Osadolor is a former Dean, Students Affairs, University of Benin, and current Head of Department, History and International Studies, with special interest in Military and Security Studies. He tells ALEXANDER OKERE the lessons he learnt from fatherhood For how long have you been a father? I got married on August 23, 1986, so […] Read Full Story
A medical practitioner, Dr Elvis Igbinovia, speaks to ALEXANDER OKERE about H. pylori, a common bacterial infection of the stomach and its complications what is H.pylori infection? pylori infection refers to colonisation of portions of the gastrointestinal tract, especially the walls of the stomach and first part of the duodenum, by the H. pylori bacteria, […] Read Full Story
Alexander Okere with agency report President Joe Biden on Friday imposed a visa ban on 76 Saudi nationals in connection with the murder of the late journalist, Jamal Khashoggi. The ban followed a United States intelligence report which accused the Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, of approving the 2018 gruesome murder of Khashoggi. The […] Read Full Story
Alexander Okere Validata Group and Inlaks have signed an agreement to provide services that would assist financial institutions in implementing intelligent test automation and delivering digital experiences. The partnership was announced in a statement by the Brand, Communications and Marketing Manager of Inlaks, Chioma Iloeje, with the title ‘Validata Group, Inlaks form partnership to serve […] Read Full Story
ALEXANDER OKERE An agro-allied company, F. A. Feedmills and Farms, has called on the federal and state governments to provide support for the agricultural sector to boost its capacity to boost security and provide employment. The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the company, Fatai Soewu, who made this known in a statement titled, ‘Governments […] Read Full Story
ALEXANDER OKERE Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Saturday, said good governance at the local government level would accelerate the socio-economic development drive in the state. Sanwo-Olu, who stated this when he inaugurated a primary health centre in Alaba-Oro, Amukoko, in the Ifelodun Local Council Development Area of the state, said councils could make modest […] Read Full Story
Oghenerukewe is the daughter of the late Nollywood producer and director, Chico Ejiro, who passed on in December 2020. She tells ALEXANDER OKERE about the family life of the veteran movie maker, also known as ‘Mr Prolific,’ and how he will be remembered Can you introduce yourself? My name is Oghenerukewe Chico-Ejiro. I am the […] Read Full Story
Alexander Okere with agency report One person was on Friday reportedly killed during separate attacks by gunmen in Madaka community, Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State, on Friday. Several persons were also said to have been abducted during the attacks in the same area where over 40 persons, including pupils of the Government Science […] Read Full Story
Consultant cardiologist and researcher at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Dr Akinlade Mathias, talks to ALEXANDER OKERE about ischaemic heart disease and other related conditions What is ischaemic heart disease? Ischaemia is a condition in which the blood flow (and in this case oxygen) is restricted or reduced in a part […] Read Full Story