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What is volunteering worth?

Publicado 6 de diciembre de 2014 no picture Ma'Reke

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The major highlight of my week was planning a radio outreach with Volunteer in Nigeria for the International Volunteer Day for Social and Economic Development (IVD). IVD, established by the United Nations General Assembly to be commemorated on 5th December annually, is about telling the world what volunteers and volunteer-involving organizations achieve for development. The Volunteer in Nigeria radio outreach project on International Volunteer Day spreads the message of volun...


The New Yam Festival!

Publicado 8 de noviembre de 2014 no picture Ma'Reke

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The New Yam festival of the Igbos of South-Eastern Nigeria is a truly significant part of our culture. It is widely recognised as a symbol of new beginnings, joy and brotherliness amongst Igbos. Also known as Iwa ji, Iri ji, Ili ji or Ike ji (depending on the dialect), it is celebrated around August every year in the largely agrarian rural Igbo land and is much like the Thanksgiving celebration in the United States. The Ike ji festival is a time to celebrate the end of a planting...


Finally happy, finally home

Publicado 7 de noviembre de 2014 Avatar Francisca Lily

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After a very long time, I finally have a post to write! Forgive me this post will be personal but it is something I have waited to share :) For the past few months I have been planning something I have always wanted (probably just as much as going to university!). I have always wanted to visit ‘home’. But before I go on, it would be appropriate for me to share with you that I am half Nigerian. After many years of wishing to go to Nigeria, this past month it finally ca...


CORRUPTION IN NIGERIA

Publicado 2 de noviembre de 2014 no picture Mohammad Alkali

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Corruption according to Oxford English Dictionaries can be defined as the dishonest or fraudulent conduct by those in power, typically involving bribery. It is the act of misusing political or public offices for self-development. In Nigeria political corruption has been present since the creation of modern public setting in the country, there have been issues of misuse of official resources for personal development. According to Transparency International 2012 Corruption Percep...


Horn Free Day in Lagos!

Publicado 17 de octubre de 2014 no picture Ma'Reke

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Have you ever imagined a Horn-free Day in your city? Now imagine a horn-free day in a bustling mega-city of at least 20 million people, with frequently traffic congested roads. Imagine a horn-free day in Lagos, Nigeria! October 15 was symbolic not just because it was the International Day of Rural Women, but because the Lagos state government marked a horn free day for all motorists in the metropolis-and the compliance was great. If there is one thing Lagosians do not miss t...


JUST ONE OLIVE BRANCH

Publicado 30 de septiembre de 2014 Avatar Eric Mbotiji

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The world we live in today has a lot of resources to offer to everyone. God gave us 24 hours in a day, and it now depends on how we utilize this to exploit natural resources to make a promising and sustainable future. We are all expecting that conducive, peaceful and favorable environment where our plans can materialize and prosper. I know countries with great natural resources and potentials, yet people still live on less than one dollars a day, which is living below the pover...


Praises for a local hero: Benjamin Adekunle

Publicado 27 de septiembre de 2014 no picture Ma'Reke

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As the world celebrated the International Day of Peace on September 21, I found myself thinking about soldiers and the dangerously volatile conditions they work in. With the spate of attacks in different parts of the world, they have to confront this as a normal working environment, uncertain of the outcome. What’s more? Troops are now being deployed to fight deadly Ebola. As I began to feel deep appreciation for soldiers, I sought to find out about Brig.-Gen Benjamin Ad...


Memories of Ogoni Prepare us for Future Battles

Publicado 24 de septiembre de 2014 no picture Cadmus Atake-E

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Reported by Cadmus Atake, Zaid Shopeju and Oluwafunmilayo Oyatogun It is commonly said that what a man can do, a woman can do better, but in the case of Ogoni the women seem to have been relegated to the back burner for too long. Ogoniland has become the poster child for environmental problems in Nigeria, especially as a result of unscrupulous extraction activities of multinational corporations. So, even though the women of Ogoni were well aware of the problems surrounding...


Addressing the Youth Unemployment Challenge in Africa

Publicado 20 de septiembre de 2014 no picture Ma'Reke

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Africa is the second most populous and 'youngest' continent on earth, having the highest concentration of youth. Up to 70 per cent of Africa’s people are under the age of 30. According to Shantayanan Devarajan, Chief Economist for the World Bank’s Africa region, the current youth of Africa are not only important for Africa but also for the world. However, young people in the continent face grave unemployment challenges. At her current level of development, one would doubt...


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