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CHIBOK GIRLS’ DELAYED RESCUE: Nigerian government prototype of the average Nigerian — Pastor Ruth Essien

I’m going to give answers to that question as a woman, mother and as a pastor. As a woman, first and foremost, we know clearly that these girls are going to be beaten and raped; and most of them are virgins. Definitely, that’s going to affect them because if we want to have better women, we must make sure the girl child is well-trained, emotionally balanced, healthy and educated. So, these people are going to release to us horrible women in future. As a mother, this is not something that any mother should even imagine. My biological daughters are not among them but I must tell you that for weeks, I’ve been very sad. When I close my eyes, it’s like I’m seeing them screaming while being raped. I’m praying to God seriously about it because it is very disturbing.

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Giving, my source of happiness

A veteran chartered accountant, Ms.Titilayo Ramatu Ojeifo is the President of Soroptimist International of Lagos Mainland, an international organisation comprising professional women who have dedicated their lives to promoting women and girls worldwide. She’s also National Treasurer, Soroptimist International of Nigeria. Until 2013, this amiable gem was General Manager, Industrial Equipment Division, R.T Briscoe Nigeria Plc. In this interview, Titi who’s just turned fifty last month recounts her life experiences and reveals why giving succor to the poor is her second nature.

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Destressing the right way

lot has been said about stress and it’s effects on your health and beauty. Still it appears there is no escape if you live in a cosmopolitan city such as Lagos. If you’re a working woman, you’re even more prone, with multiple responsibilities at home, work and to extended family. We’ve heard it all from
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Every Business Involves Risk Taking — Lara Faseyitan

Lara Faseyitan, MD/CEO of Lardiva Clothing and Events, is a fashion designer and events planner, par excellence. This is easily seen from the ambience she exudes all around her. She is on the board of Fashion Management Agency Ltd along with three others, a place earned by a scorecard of exceptional achievement, in the fashion industry.
In this interview with Sunday Vanguard she talked elaborately about the fashion sense that distinguishes her from all others.

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Be Bread Smart

Bread can be a friend or a foe depending on why you eat it, how you eat it and when you eat it. Love it or hate it bread has been an important staple through all of history and continues to be. It is now a question of understanding the kinds of breads there are and what makes the difference between them.

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Why we’re promoting reduced salt intake – Odunowo

With an estimated 17 million people dying from cardiovascular disease each year and salt consumption increasing in spite of warning from scientists over its contributory role, three Nigerian women have risen to salvage the Nigerian populace. These three widely-travelled women are particularly concerned about the excess salt contained in most sausages in the country and have therefore jointly established Timepiece Farmer’s Choice Limited to pursue this cause. A graduate of Howard University, Mrs.Kemi Odunowo, Director of the group, spoke with Feminista.

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What will you get your mother on Mothers’ Day?

If you have not given it a thought then it’s about time you did, because Mothers’ Day is around the corner and it’s not a time for business as usual; but the day to celebrate that great woman who gave you life and nurtured you to be what you are toady. Remember, not all persons who are given birth can lay claim to being called mothers, so celebrate yours. Also, remember those who have lost their own children and those who do not have biological children, but do nurture others.

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Children with autism are fascinating

Yearly, new cases of autism are increasingly recorded allover the world while parents are torn in two over managing children with autism. Mrs. Heather E. MacKenzie, a Canadian autism expert with almost 30 years of experience, however believes children with autism are the most impressive and interesting. This, she says, is because despite their complex neurological disorder, most children living with autism, like Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton, are exceptionally innovative and intelligent. Heather who holds a Ph.D in Speech Language Pathology and Administration of Medical Educational Institutions was in Nigeria last week where she facilitated a one-week autism training at Patrick Speech & Languages Centre in Lagos. Feminista had a chat with her.

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