What matters most to youth? Part 1

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When I sent out the question, “What matters most to the youth in Nigeria?” I thought I already knew what the response of most young people would be. The International Youth Day (IYD) was coming up and though the theme was concerned with mental health, I considered it important to have the people affected weigh in on what really mattered to them. Moreover, I had read about the European Parliament’s IYD priority here: The article, in commemoration of IYD, highli...


Nigerian youth multiplying impact

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A developing country has at least three dire needs - development, national transformation and youth employment. These are dire needs of Nigeria. Development: because an economy that has experienced some years of stable economic growth requires this growth to be inclusive and accompanied by economic development. National transformation: because the need for leaders who lead by serving and have the necessary skills is critical to transforming societies. Youth employment: be...


Voices of Youth Inspire! “Failures are the best eye openers.”

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Your name: Salu Oluwamayowa Adepeju Your age: 28 years Where are you originally from and where do you currently live? I am from Igbogbo, Lagos State, Nigeria, but I grew up in Bariga and I still live in Bariga, Lagos State. According to your business card – what is your job title? I am founder and Executive Director of Iba (Malaria) Eradication Foundation. How does your current job compare with what you wanted to do when you were much younger...


Sweet like Shuga!

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One component of my To-watch list I never really get to check out is Shuga. Shuga is a soap opera by MTV Networks Africa in association with the MTV Staying Alive Foundation and other partners to create awareness about HIV, AIDS and responsible sexual behaviour. It airs in seasons and episodes so it would be around for a while. As soon as I got the news that the second season of Shuga Naija had been released, I could not wait a moment to get watching. Shuga Naija is the adapted...


BRINGING BACK OUR GIRLS TO SCHOOL AND SAFETY

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In mid-April this year, we woke up to the heart-breaking news that over 200 girls were taken hostage from a secondary school at Chibok, Borno state, North-Eastern Nigeria. Although, this was one in the series of the stories of insurgency in Nigeria, things took a new turn. A month after the awful event, it became global news after much protesting and campaigning-including the popular #BringBackOurGirls on Twitter. Every news media ran a story or more on the unfortunate happening, c...


THE MILLIONAIRE QUESTION

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In my country Nigeria, there is a post-university national service requirement. During my national service at North-Central Nigeria, I worked at a secondary school (high school) with almost no basic facilities. The school had only one typewriter and two shelves (supposed to be a library) with outdated brown paper books. Over a few months with my students, I came to understand the poor quality of teaching they had been exposed to, learnt to value their learning deeply, and resolved...


Living in Lagos

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I live in the developing world, also known as the Third World. Let me admit that I have particularly gotten tired reading about what our problems are. Everyone and every medium seem to be talking about it. It’s in the news and everywhere on the internet. Sometimes the argument is whether we really have problems or mere challenges that can be surmounted. All the attention can be good, by the way. It has inspired initiatives and endeavours that are solution-oriented and developme...


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