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Birth Registration: Why many children in Lagos have no identity

Peju Ajayi, 30, an indigene and resident of a rural community in Badagry town in Lagos State has just given birth to her fourth child. All of her children were born in a Traditional Birth Attendant, TBA, home and none of them have a birth certificate because according to Peju, who lives in a riverine area of Badagry, for you to get to a health centre, you will need to travel long distance by boat.

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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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