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Quiet May 29 amidst bad blood

Democracy Day celebration

This week, Nigeria witnessed a terse change of guards on the various levels, of elective political offices with  holders who had battled and come out bleeding but victorious in the March general elections. While numerous cases remain in election tribunals and courts of law across the country, there has been no greater evidence of lingering bad blood than the blatant show of a lack of solidarity during the swearing in ceremonies.

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Delegation of Parental roles

When baby Tire was born three months ago, there was enthusiasm. Everybody was happy. Even the baby herself felt the joy. Her mother was always there for her. When she cries, her mother was there to cuddle her. From cradle, she could experience the love. Mummy was always around to take care of her and attend to her needs

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How sister-in-law deceived, trafficked me to Oman – Victim turned activist

Oyinlola Solanke, is a Nigerian mother of two who escaped from Oman through sheer guts and the help of a good Samaritan after 10 months of slavery. In this interview, the young graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University Ile Ife, shares details of her experiences in Omanand how she was trafficked to the Arab nation by a close and trusted family member. Oyinlola is now the Secretary of Erelu Eyinade Foundation (EEF), an NGO focused on ending human trafficking and child labour in Nigeria. Meanwhile, the President of Erelu Eyinade Foundation (EEF), Erelu Toyin Olumilua-Mark, has blamed the pervasive poverty in the land and the illusion of finding greener pasture in any other country but Nigeria for the high rate of human trafficking and child labour in the country. 

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