Chibok girls: We didn’t expect our advocacy would last more than 30 days -Ezekwesili

The Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) advocacy group recently held a global week of action where its leaders had a series of media engagements. A former Minister of Education and co- Convener of the movement, Dr. (Mrs.), Oby Ezekwesili responded to questions at one of the workshop sessions. CALEB ONWE was there During the interactive session, the Ambassador of Argentina said that his country has passed this road of searching for missing persons before. What inspiration can we draw from his testimony? Yes, the Argentine Ambassador while making a presentation…

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Rise of feminine men: Why women may insist on fertility test before marriage

As medical practitioners draw attention to the rising cases of low testosterone and increased estrogen in men, especially the young, the female folks are seeking ways to avoid getting yoked with such feminine young men in marriage. CHIJIOKE IREMEKA and BIWON IKLAKI report The news about a rise in cases of young men with low testosterone has become a source of worry to all, especially young women who are looking forward to getting married and having children. Also, doctors have discovered a worrisome increase in the female hormone, oestrogen, in…

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Sambisa Forest has not been cleared -Abana

Chairman, Chibok Community in Abuja, Tsambido Hosea Abana is not happy about the abduction of over 200 damsels from his native community of Chibok in Borno State. Although, he is grateful 21 of the girls have been rescued, he is worried that the Federal Government and the security forces were beginning to play politics with the rescue of the missing girls. He spoke with ONWUKA NZESHI As the leader of the Chibok Community in Abuja, how are you feeling three years after the abduction of the girls? Actually, I and…

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Sitting Disease: The new killer on the block

If you are plopped on a bed, couch or chair for too long, you might be risking what is arguably, the most common health problem in America today, sitting disease, which is gradually affecting certain age brackets in Nigeria, especially the elderly ones. The term ‘Sitting Disease’ is not pathological, but coined by the scientific community to referr to metabolic syndrome and the ill- effects of an overtly sedentary lifestyle. However, Sunday Telegraph observes that medical community does not recognise ‘Sitting Disease’ as a diagnosable disease at this time. Researches…

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What we do with dogs, monkeys, dolls – Commercial drivers

An ancient traditional practice of sacrificing live dogs on the altar of Ogun, the god of Iron, by commercial drivers in search of protection is still being practiced today, mainly by truck and commercial bus drivers. CHIJIOKE IREMEKA reports A very experienced driver, who has been a commercial transport driver for over 30 years, Mr. Akinrede Ephraim, who is in his early 60s, said that the practice of deliberately killing dogs with a vehicle for protection against accidents does not work for him. Rather, he believes strongly in drivers praying…

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Hunting dogs discover human parts seller in bush

Dogs on a hunting trip at Ukunu Eziora, Ozubulu in Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State yesterday made a macabre find – the den of an alleged human parts’ seller. Information has it that the suspect was engaged as a security guard with the Nnewi Anglican Diocese at its postponed university site in Ozubulu where he allegedly used it as a point to sell and supply human parts to eaters and ritualists. But the Administrative Secretary of Diocese of Nnewi Anglican Communion, owners of the higher institution the suspect…

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I regret not fleeing with my daughter – Mother of Chibok girl

Mrs. Rebecca Samuel, mother of Sarah Samuel, one of the missing Chibok school girls, broke down in tears as she was overwhelmed by emotions during the lecture held to mark the 3rd Anniversary of the kidnap of the chibok girls. Onwuka Nzeshi caught up with her at the foyer of the Congress Hall, Transcorp Hilton, and asked her a few questions Where were you at the time your daughter was abducted? I was in Abuja. You mean you have always lived in Abuja? No. I came to Abuja, but it…

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