THE joy of every woman is to deliver her baby normally. This is in spite of the many travails associated with pregnancy and delivery. Before now, the most available or preferred option for most women is natural birth. As the world recorded countless maternal deaths due to this process, scientists sought an alternative and came up with the Caesarean Section, CS.
THE practice of appropriating huge sums of public money under the guise of enhancing national security has come under increasing scrutiny, following the near collapse of security situation in Nigeria. CHARLES KUMOLU reports
Worried about the delay in processing travel documents, Nigerians in Guangdong province of China, have called on President Goodluck Jonathan to establish a consular office in the province to reduce their plights in the Asian country.
7 years ago, millions of viewers were glued to their television sets to view the inaugural Big Brother Nigeria Reality TV show for 91 days, wherein 12 contestants competed for One hundred thousand dollars. Katung emerged as winner of this collaboration between the Nigerian and South African Production teams, aired by DSTV.
WHEN Mr. Rauf Aregbesola took over the reins of office, he made no bones about his desire to transform Osun State from a cluster of small towns to main cities, while still retaining their distinctive social and architectural character.
Barely four days after organised labour expressed concern about the precarious security situation in the creeks of Bayelsa State, tragedy struck Saturday in the troubled waterways when armed gunmen launched a deadly attack on some youths allegedly on a peace mission to Lobia community I in Southern Ijaw local government area of the state, killing eight of them.
Ben, as he’s called by close associates, is an adept researcher and concept developer. He has a unique passion for marketing for companies such as Santa Celeb Event, My Customer And I and The Reunion Show international, with transactions that cut across West Africa and other African countries.
IN late November 2011, there was a published report of crisis in a Nigerian mission in Asia involving Nigerian citizens resident in Bangkok and former officials of the embassy. A video of that scene was posted on YouTube and it quickly went viral with very conflicting reports. Similar incidence occurred at embassy of Nigeria in Malaysia, all encompassing from sheer act of the embassies’ official neglect to its citizens.
Insecurity, inadequate infrastucture, irregular power supplyhave been a recurring decimal at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja Lagos. Only recently, a gang of robbers made the car park where the local bureau de change transact their illegal trade their port of call, endangering the lives of all airport users that fateful day.
IT was indeed a moment of joy and jubilation as the National Obstetric Fistula Centre in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital, treated and discharged 25 more indigent women who had suffered obstetric fistula after many years of failed attempt to get medical solution.
A PLETHORA of abandoned or underutilised buildings currently dot the nation’s landscape. Lagos, the former seat of the Federal Government and unarguably, the country’s commercial capital, is littered with most of these structures, majority of which used to be beehive of activities in the 1980s and 1990s. They were, however, abandoned when many Federal Government-owned ministries and establishments relocated to the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja.
NIGERIA has a population of over 67 million unemployed youths out of a population of about 167 million persons, a 2011 report by the National Bureau of Statistics, said.
MR Ahmed was diagnosed with cancer of the prostate and decided to go to India for treatment. A few days after he came back to Nigeria, he complained of dizziness, headache, swollen legs which the family attributed to the long flight.
VARIOUS narratives about Nigerians resident in different countries abroad show how individuals are constantly subjected to various levels of inhuman treatment while in pursuit of existence. Little wonder some Nigerians are of the opinion that it is time Nigerians in Diaspora began dreaming of actualizing decent lives back in Nigeria.
I NEVER thought or imagined that I would ever travel by rail until some weeks ago when I boarded a Lagos to Kano bound train. Before now, I had crisscrossed the country by air and by land transport but never by rail. Thanks to the rehabilitation of our rail system by the Federal Government that saw the intercity trains return to the tracks on December 21, 2012.
IN the face of the current failure of food security, water supply and power generation, not a few are in haste to ask if the 12 River Basin Development Authorities RBDAs across the country have lived up to their mandate. CHARLES KUMOLU reports…
WHEN prodded on the issue of flood control in the light of RBDAs Act Chapter R9 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 which requires RBDAs to control floods in their areas of operations, Lucas acknowledged that flood control is part of their mandate.
A FORMER Minister of Agriculture, Alhaji Said Aba-Ruma, had at the 2009 public hearing on three water related bills at the National Assembly, regretted that the RBDAs were ineffective.
IN the face of the current failure of food security, water supply and power generation, not a few are in haste to ask if the 12 River Basin Development Authorities RBDAs across the country, have lived up to their mandate. CHARLES KUMOLU reports
All over the world, fes-tive periods are al-ways times to look forward to… activities like shopping for new dresses, shoes, food items and other goodies. At these periods, traders usually make a lot of sales;consequently prices of goods and services witness a rise too.
Any contact with Ibe Christogonus Chidiebere will definitely leave you with a positive impression following his perspective on socio-economic issues. The confidence he exudes on issues bothering on leadership and crime prevention tells us he knows his onion. A few days ago he was Vanguard Youthful Vibes and he tells about this unique passion. Excerpts:
ALL over the world medical tourism has become a major source of income. Saudi Arabia, India, Germany and even Dubai earn very high revenue from medical tourism as a result of the huge investments their governments and individuals made in constructing and equipping hospitals, laboratories and other medical centres with state-of-the-art facilities.
Hilary Ogbuagu known by many with the name El Levite, is a young man of many parts. He is a talented songwriter, recording artiste with a unique flair for Gospel Reggae, music director and a dancehall artiste. El Levite had his primary and secondary school education at Central school Ibenda, Obollo Eke and Obollo High school, Obollo-Eke respectively, both in Udenu LGA of Enugu State. He is a graduate of History and International Relations of Lagos State University. He tells Youthful Vibes about his growing interest and love for gospel music, and how it has inspired so many youth to make a difference. Excerpts:
Life’s challenges can propel one to settle into a profession that seems like the real calling. Prince Oyeniran Adebayo,27, a.k.a. Tush, is a confirmation of the foregoing.This gentleman, a native of Agurodo village, Ejigbo, Osun State who has a degree in Electrical/Electronics Engineering from Ladoke Akintola University is now an events planner, Publisher of a magazine and CEO of TDA Multimedia. He is the organizer of Tush Awards which started in Ogbomosho,2009. In this interview, Adebayo shares his trials and victories. Excerpts.
WHEN Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi assumed office as governor of Rivers State, one of the indices that defined the critical insecurity in the state was road users’ unreserved disrespect for traffic codes. From government officials, commercial drivers, criminals on the wheel, cyclists (before they were banned), banks dispatch vans to security patrols, hardly anyone respected decorum on the roads, especially in the capital city of Port Harcourt.
You could feel the excitement in the air when the people of Oloibiri and Odi turned out at different occasions to witness the commissioning of some projects in their area by the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC.
As women all over the world celebrated the InternationalWomen’s Day the of politcal empowerment of women remais on the front burner.
THOUGH Nigerians are yet to recover from the devastating effects of the 2012 excessive rainfall, the nation is again confronted with predictions of unusual rainfall in 2013. In view of the havoc this might create if the predictions become real, fear is the word across the country. CHARLES KUMOLU reports.
Years before VFS Global was instituted to partner/collaborate with some foreign embassies in Nigeria in respect to visa application processing for Nigeria visa seekers, applicants were subjected to all sorts of inhuman conditions in order to procure visa to visit countries of choice.