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Escalating sleep problems as Nigeria murders sleep

The United Nations Organization, apart from its role of ensuring peace and harmony between nations, is having a closer relationship with the individual, as it directs focus on all the different problems which assail the human life. Every day of the year marks something in the human welfare; in addition to the usual Children’s day, Labour day, Food day, Water day, days for Women, Mothers, Fathers, Grandparents, the Physically challenged, we now have special days for Sight, Hearing, etc.

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‘Autism: Why I’m introducing affected children to structured teaching’ – Bolanle Adewole

M rs. Bolanle Adewole, the Founder/Director of The Learning Place-TLP School and TLP Centre in Lekki, Lagos, is passionately spear-heading the introduction of Structured Teaching in Nigeria in collaboration with AACTION Autism, a voluntary group of professionals from Chicago, USA, working to help third-world countries develop their techniques for working with children and adults with autism.

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Re: 2015-Getting the right focus

I can’t say that I was very surprised by our readers’ views on this topic, given the sort of shenanigans that go on in the world of politics in Nigeria, but the hopelessness in their mail saddens one. It’s like some people believe that politicians and rulers in this country will never put citizens first, and there isn’t much to be expected of them come 2015, or at any other time. That complete lack of trust is a great pity, isn’t it?

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Love yourself, know about your health status – Professor Akinsete stresses

A 1963 Scotland-trained medical doctor, Prof.(Mrs.)Ibironke Akinsete is one of the few Nigerian women who have engraved their names on the sand of local and international medical practice. Currently the Chairman of PathCare Medical Laboratory, Prof, as she is fondly called, is a Haematologist of great repute. A former Chairperson of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS and Presidential Adviser on HIV/AIDS, she sits on the board of several organisations. Prof Akinsete who will be seventy-five in May stresses the need for preventive healthcare in this interview.

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Declining family affinity & decadence in the society

Once upon a time, not so long ago, family was everything to us. Parents, siblings, family members, all came first in our lives. You couldn’t do without them. They were the first you turned to in adversity and in sharing of good news. The family had so much influence on the individual that you thought twice before you engaged in any act of misdemeanour, as a list of dos and don’ts had been drummed well into you right from childhood, and you were raised, to know that you must not do anything that would bring dishonour/disgrace to the family. You were loyal to your family and you chose your confidants from among the members.

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We empower women for better life – Deaconess Regina Oviaesu

Deaconess(MRS) Regina Oviaesu is a former Vice-Chairman of Oredo local government of Edo State and also the National President of the Great Women Movement, based in Edo State. A woman of many parts, in this interview with Sunday Vanguard in Benin, she speaks of the importance the group attaches to the empowerment of women in the state, the importance of the girl child education, the 35 percent Beijing affirmation for appointment of women into government offices, and the need for women to take active part in partisan politics.

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It’s important to cultivate reading culture in young people – Biola Agusto-Agoro

Mrs. Mubarak Abiola Agusto-Agoro is the President of Soroptimist International of Eko, an international service group comprising women professionals who aim to empower women and girls across the world. An Accountant by profession, Abiola Agusto-Agoro retired from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, in 1996 after her long years of service.

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