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It’s sad people think children with cerebral palsy can’t learn, have aspirations – Ajayi, disability rights advocate

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...

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Poor hygiene, respiratory etiquette put kids at risk of sore throat — Expert

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 on world happiness index

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...

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BSN seeks preservation of Nigerian languages

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

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Besides Oshiomhole’s political style, I’ve nothing against him –Obaseki

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

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Bad breastfeeding techniques, bacteria in baby’s mouth can cause breast infection — Expert

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

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Anti-APC comment: PDP, Fayose condemn Ganduje’s ex-aide detention by DSS

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

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Negotiating with bandits will encourage kidnapping – Experts

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

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Beating I got from mum discouraged me from caning my kids – Prof Osadolor, ex-Dean of Students’ Affairs, UNIBEN

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

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Business

Inlaks partners IT firm on data management

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

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Good governance at lowest tier key to socio-economic development – Sanwo-Olu

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

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Regular aerobic exercise reduces blood pressure, risk of heart attack — Expert

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