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Why that child’s FAT should bother you

Children whose parents or brothers or sisters are overweight may be at an increased risk of becoming overweight themselves, but this can be linked to shared family behaviors such as eating and activity habits

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We have women negotiating with Boko Haram—Bridget Osakwe, Programme Manager, WANEP

Bridget Usifo Osakwe is Programme Manager, Women in Peace-building, a West Africa Network for Peace-building (WANEP) project in Nigeria. With over 15 years of peace-building learning and practice, she is active in facilitating conflict mitigation and prevention across Africa and beyond. Osakwe who sits on the board of several civil society organizations also holds an M.A. in Peace and Reconciliation studies from the Coventry University, United Kingdom. She speaks on the interventions of women in crisis and conflict situations in the country in recent times, in this interview.

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How to get that undue promotion

LOTS have been said about the average female executive. Amongst other things that she has bottom-power…that she knows how to twist a man round her little fingers, that she discards stale boyfriends as callously and with as little a remorse as you would have squashing a menacing cockroach. And most of these criticisms are borne out of envy

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Your personal style: Whose business?

I remember when I was in secondary school where I had to cut my hair and I was told what to wear, I felt bad about it and was sad. I believe, yes, we should think about the environment where we are in, where we work, where we are going to and dress appropriately but I don’t think it is right and fair we should be talked down at or told how to live or how to dress.

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When women are leading: Implication for commerce in Nigeria

FOR the first time ever in the history of the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, NACCIMA, a woman was recently sworn in as National President of the body. The 19th National President, Iyalode Alaba Lawson happens to be a well respected woman with a great title of Iyalode of Egbaland and Yorubaland. It would seem that Iyalode Alaba Lawson has over the last three decades contributed her quota to the growth and development of commerce in Abeokuta.

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Nigerian female author set to launch meal plan book

TOYIN Onigbanjo is the author of Augustsecret sample meal plan which is a growing baby and toddler food solutions company with the goal of helping Nigerian mothers to feed their children with 0healthier food options, rather than junk foods. The Sample meal plan book is a simple guide to every Nigerian mother to feed their children with healthier meals from locally available foods.

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