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We are making 500,000 Youth Corps members their own men – Danabia, NYSC chief

On March 2012, the Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) programme of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) was inaugurated to address unemployment in the country. Though the programme has trained over 500,000 graduates since its inauguration, the leadership of the scheme said it had not yet satisfied with its achievements. In this interview, the NYSC Director of SAED, Mrs Mary Danabia, speaks on relevance of the programme and factors militating against it.

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I want Joke Silva, Genevieve in ‘Acceptance’ movie — Award-winning author

UK-based award-winning Nigerian author, Ibitola Ojoye-Adebayo, a graduate of pharmacology from the University of Portsmouth, is a writer of contemporary romance with a twist. Her writing is a portal into her mind and soul. Sparked with a passion for gothic horror, mystery and romance novels, her top writing influences include Virginia Andrews and Stephen King. In 2013, she completed her first Novella, “Acceptance,” a powerful testimony of love, loss and betrayal. In this interview, she speaks on her plan to turn the award-winning book into a movie.

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Healthcare insurance should be made accessible to Nigerians

The healthcare of every individual should be made a top priority regardless of your age, sex and location. In improving the mindset of people towards their health and healthcare centres, Pharmacist Abiola Olubunmi Paul-Ozieh is one of the few women who has stepped out to promote health care among Nigerians. She is the CEO of Pharmacy Villa and High Rock Pharmacy. She is currently the Chairman of the Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN), Lagos State and the vice-chairman of Healthcare Providers Association of Nigeria, (HCPAN) Lagos State. In this chat with ESTHER ONYEGBULA, she tells more.

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Sex: How much do you know?

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) remain a major public health challenge in many countries of the world. In Nigeria, many factors, including cultural and economic challenges make effective taming of STDs difficult. Coupled with these are the challenges of social stigmatisation, education and lack of access to accurate diagnosis and treatment.

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‘How we primed Eventplus Managers for success’

Femi Toyosi Gbede is the MD/CEO – VIVO Communications / Eventplus Managers Ltd. The name should ring a bell – especially for those in the events management business. He firm handled the grand opening of the IKEJA CITY MALL, GRAND TOWERS ABUJA MALL, Leisure Mall in Surulere and putting up some fun activities at the Palms Mall, Lekki, just to mention a few. She says she’s restless and full of life, yet, she never forgets to bring the God factor into whatever she’s accomplished in life.

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Workshop calls for increased women participation in decision making processes

Ekwulobia—Participants at a one-day workshop on enhancing the status of women have called for increased women participation in decision making processes as a stepping stone to attaining greater heights in all fields of human endeavour. The workshop, which was organized at Awka by the Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria, MHWUN, Anambra State chapter, attracted resource persons and experts who enlightened women on their role in the quest for greater involvement in politics and trade union matters.

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