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How HIV stigma, discrimination caused me unplanned pregnancy — Adeola Ajetunmobi

HIV, pregnancy, discrimination

RECENT findings by the Nigeria AIDS Indicator and Impact Survey, NAIIS,revealed that among women aged 15–49 years are more than twice as likely to be living with HIV than men. As a result, women have been positioned as potential sources of HIV infection.
This has led to an increased stigmatisation and discrimination that also left women more vulnerable to the infection. One of those caught in this vicious cycle is 22-year-old Adeola Ajetunmobi. She speaks about her experience in this encounter with Sola Ogundipe. Excerpts

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Ritual

The menace of money-making rituals

Abuda lives in Accra, Ghana. He used to live a life of struggle and lack, finding it difficult to survive, until one day, he came across Kudu, a childhood friend, who was filthy rich. When Abuda asked how Kudu had made it in life, he was introduced to what is called “Sakawa”, an occultic group,
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Birth registration

Extortion, inadequate centres bedevil birth registration in Kwara, Kano.

By Abujah Racheal When Babatunde Opeyemi, an indigene of Ilorin in Kwara State, applied for the Ashisaga Africa Initiative scholarship for higher education abroad, she had very high hopes. The scholarship covers tuition, accommodation, travel costs and other necessary fees. Only one thing stood between the 17-year old and her dream of acquiring a university
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Agbo

Kidney disease: Why you should not take ‘Agbo’

By Vivian Ihechu According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), traditional medicine is generally available, affordable, and commonly used in large parts of Africa, Asia, and Latin America. WHO estimates that about 80 per cent of the population in developing countries still depend on traditional medicine for their Primary Healthcare (PHC) needs; however, this percentage
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Election

2019 Presidential elections: What data tells us could happen

By Sodiq Ajala, Mayowa Adeniran, Fumilayo Ishola, Alexander Onukwue When Professor Attahiru Jega announced the official results of the 2015 presidential election, a majority of Nigerians jubilated.  Not convinced, many skeptics imagined what could happen should the incumbent government refuse to accept the outcome. A national uproar was possible but, thankfully, did not materialize. President
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Nigeria Airways

Ex-Nigeria Airways workers recount 14-year ordeal of non-payment of benefits

Some pensioners and ex-workers of the defunct Nigeria Airways have given accounts of the trauma, untold hardship they went through for more than 14 years they were retrenched without payment of their pensions and benefits. The pensioners and ex-workers who exclusively spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos said they went through
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