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The Big World of Plus-Size Women

By Josephine Agbonkhese & Chris Onuoha PLUS size women are generally socially frowned upon and openly shunned by people especially those in the fashion industry, modeling agencies and even in dating. In the African setting, obesity in women is endemic given that socio-cultural practices, carbohydrated tropical foods and other factors lead to it. In many cases,
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David LUTH, others get succor as Benola foundation celebrates 21st birthday of Olaoluwa Gbadebo

WHEN little David, seven, was being presented a wheel chair donated by Benola Cerebral Foundation, at the fifth National Cerebral Palsy Week Forum by the Special Adviser to Lagos State Government, Mrs. Joy Onafowokan, torrent of tears flowed as the nurse who took care of him told the tale of how his mother abandoned him after being diagnosed of Cerebral Palsy.

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Sustaining national peace, security lies more with families – Ajunwa

By Nkiruka Nnorom PRECIOUS Ajunwa, an Imo State born graduate of English Language Education from Abia State University, is the Project Lead and Founder, Galaxy4Peace, a youth-focused non-governmental organisation, NGO, that is centred on peace building. Growing up in a family where peace is the watchword and also driven by the desire to ensure that
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Woman’s Own examines women’s role as deputy governors

IN Nigeria’s 57 years as an independent country, while no woman has ever attained the position of president, vice-president or even been elected state governor – making the upper cadre of the nation’s executive arm appear the sole preserve of the male folk – quite a number of women have been opportuned to occupy the position of deputy governor in some states across the country.

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Project Alert urges govt, traditional rulers to curb gender based violence against women living with disabilities

WOMEN with disabilities are more prone to being victims of Gender Based Violence. This claim was made by Executive Director of Project Alert, Josephine Chukwuma, who recently made it known that Project Alert will be sensitizing different stakeholders in the society thereby increasing awareness on gender based violence and women with disabilities in Nigeria.

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