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Not only does today mark the beginning of my medical career, but 7 years ago also signifies yet another turning point in my health. The common fever, that is much talked about with a grain of salt, which has killed so many Nigerians under 5 years old and in other parts of the Sub Sahara Africa. Today as I sat in a private paediatric clinic in the seat of the caliphate metropolis, I saw under-fives whose major presentations were fever, associated with catarrh, cough, diarrhoea and...


Water, H2O, is one natural resource that is abundant in our environment, yet it is gradually running scarce. So, What Is Water? It is a natural occurring resource made up of 2 Atoms of Hydrogen ions and One atom of Oxygen connected by a covalent bond. It is a universal solvent whose uses cut across all aspects of our daily lives - such as washing, cooking, bathing, recreational, and agricultural use to name a few. Water is one resource which over the years has been a source o...


The Nigerian Niger Delta region is known to be the most productive Delta in the world with abundant natural resources and biodiversity. This region plays host to the major oil companies in the world such as Shell, Chevron, Texaco, Exomobil, among others. Since the discovery of oil in the region in 1956 in Oloribiri Ogbia L.G.A of Bayelsa State, there have been series of environmental degradation and pollutions due to oil spills and gas flaring from mining and extractive activities....


MUSES . Sometimes I sit and wonder if there will ever be a better tomorrow because the events that unfold each passing day are really scaring and alarming. Imagine we no longer have real and natural ladies and women are all fake; fake eyelashes, fake nails, fake love and fake marriages. God please help this generation because we are definitely getting off hand. Do you really think all is well when juxtaposed with fact that we strive each day to make it, yet some persons make...


Over the years there has been a rapid increase in global temperatures, excessive rainfall and high level of evaporation all around the world. All this occurs as a result of climate change through the global warming phenomenon. Hence global warming is basically the rapid increase in carbon-dioxide emissions mainly as result of burning fossil fuels undermining the international accord to reduce such emissions as addressed in the Kyoto Protocol adopted in 1997. It was signed by 186 countries in 200...


In one of my child rights advocacy visits to secondary schools, I met the principal of a school who clearly prohibited me from talking to his students about the rights they have as children. We had an interesting discussion in which he gave some unsubstantial grounds against the enactment of the Child’s Rights Act. One of the grounds he stated was that the Child’s Rights Act incites rebellion amongst children against their parents and limits the amount of control parents have over...


“The most satisfying thing in life is to have been able to give a large part of one’s self to others.” -- Pierre de Chardin For a long time, I have wanted to make a positive change in people’s lives and to talk about the causes of the violence occurring in the Niger Delta. So when the opportunity to attend the Peace Camp presented itself, I applied to be a camper. My experiences there were life-changing. Camping is about having the opportunity to exchange ideas, viewpoints, a...


Religion: A belief in the existence of God or gods. Religious: Connected to a particular religion. Nigeria arguably is one of the countries with the highest number of religious adherents(mainly Christianity and Islam) and a small percentage of atheist. Yet in spite of this “Numerical advantage” in religious statistics we are steadily slipping down the ladder of failure as a nation and people. One sure thing is, non of the religions practiced in Nigeria remotely or openly approv...


Wikipedia defines peace as “a state of harmony characterized by the lack of violence, conflict behaviors and the freedom from fear or violence. Commonly understood as the absence of hostility, peace also suggests the existence of healthy or newly healed interpersonal or international relationships, prosperity in matters of social or economic welfare, the establishment of equality and a working political order, that serves the true interests of all.” Peace in the Nigerian contex...


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