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How poaching, trafficking endanger pangolins in Nigeria

How poaching, trafficking endanger pangolins in Nigeria

Pangolins are one of the most threatened animals on earth, yet most people have never heard of them. Not only are pangolins being poached at an alarming rate but their fragile habitats are being rapidly…

When journalists learnt enhanced sexual reproductive health and rights’ reporting

When journalists learnt enhanced sexual reproductive health and rights’ reporting

Vision Spring Initiatives (VSI), a not-for-profit, national human rights organisation, recently held training for selected reporters and editors drawn from different media organisations and states across Nigeria. The training was held in Lagos, with the…

Chinese invasion, collapse of Nigerian textile industry pushing adire into extinction

Chinese invasion, collapse of Nigerian textile industry pushing adire into extinction

Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, is the home of beautiful, elegant and colourful locally handmade adire/kampala fabrics and Kemta Adire International Market in Itoku is the production hub. Over the years, the adire industry has…

When journalists learnt how to report suicide, trauma more humanely

When journalists learnt how to report suicide, trauma more humanely

Nigerian media professionals were recently equipped with new skill sets on how to report issues relating to trauma, and suicide without glamorising it, causing others to want to copycat or revictimising survivors. The unique workshop…

Mixed reactions trail planned conversion of Agodi Gardens to housing estate

Mixed reactions trail planned conversion of Agodi Gardens to housing estate

The Agodi Park and Gardens located between the popular Premier Hotel on Mokola Hill and the Agodi Government Secretariat in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, was formerly called Agodi Zoological and Botanical Gardens. It was…

Surviving after Yuletide expenses amid rising cost of living

Surviving after Yuletide expenses amid rising cost of living

It’s safe to say this New Year is expected to look very different especially when it comes to Christmas holiday spending amid the rising cost of living. A recent survey found that 70 per cent…

Kwara govt targets clean, hygienic state

Kwara govt targets clean, hygienic state

Cleanliness is next to Godliness is a common and popular refrain which underscores the importance of spruceness in an individual’s life. Findings, however, revealed that the slogan was first quoted by an English cleric, John…

High Cost Of Living: Nigerians facing economic storm with courage, determination

High Cost Of Living: Nigerians facing economic storm with courage, determination

As the cost of living continues to rise in Nigeria, many people are struggling to make ends meet. From food and fuel to utilities and rent, the price of everything is increasing and wages are…

Aro: Ogun community stigmatised for hosting Neuropsychiatric Hospital

Aro: Ogun community stigmatised for hosting Neuropsychiatric Hospital

The name “Aro”, among many residents of Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, is synonymous with misfortune and usually something bad. This is because the community hosts the popular Neuropsychiatric Hospital. Over the years, the name…

Corporal Punishment: ‘Redundant attempt to correct errant behaviour’

Corporal Punishment: ‘Redundant attempt to correct errant behaviour’

Over time, corporal punishment on school children in Nigeria have decreased drastically as most people, including parents/guardians and government agencies such as ministries of education, including non-governmental organisations (NGOs), continue to work towards abating corporal…