Lagos committed to maternal, child mortality reduction, says Abayomi

Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi has said that the continuous implementation of strategic maternal child survival interventions, policies, programmes and projects by the State Government is geared towards reduction of maternal and child mortality in Lagos State. Abayomi who stated this, on Wednesday at an advocacy meeting with some stakeholders, community leaders and residents of Badore Community in Eti-Osa local government area of the State noted that local and national statistics of maternal and child mortality and morbidity rate were of utmost concern to the state government…

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Ways to spice up sex in your marriage

When it comes to sex, even the most deeply committed and head-over-heels-in-love couples will likely go through periods when intimacy happens rarely or not at all. Usually, there’s an obvious and logical reason for this, the birth of a baby, say, or a financial setback that has both partners feeling stressed. But a lack of physical closeness can put a significant strain on a relationship, so it’s important to prevent a temporary dry spell from reaching the level of a no-end-in-sight drought. Start by making sure the problem isn’t due…

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Our society is full of untrained children – LG Chair

Parents have been urged on the need to build the right influence and good character in their children. According to most of the speakers and panelists at the National Character Parenting Summit, parents have duty to nurture their children and help them to develop positive influence and good character. The forum themed: ‘Parental Influence and Character Development: where to draw the line,’ was held in Lagos. While challenging participants, comprising parents, teachers and school children, among others, Executive Chairman, Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos State, Mr.  Jelili Sulaimon, who…

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Akeredolu raises the alarm over rape of minor …leads sensitisation walk

Wife of the Ondo State Governor, Mrs  Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu has raised alarm over the high rate of defilement of minor and rape of women in the state. Mrs. Akeredolu who led a walk against rape in Akure, the State capital also sent a distress call to all stake holders towards finding lasting solution to the worrisome cases of defilement and raping of minors which has become a reoccurring decimal in some part of the state. She called for legislations that would ensure stiffer penalties for rapists, child abusers and predators.…

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Nigeria needs to pay special attention to widows, orphans – Foundation

The Chinwe Bode-Akinwande (CBA) Foundation, a non-governmental organisation, on Saturday 3 August 2019 empowered widows within Okun-Ilado community of Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos State. The organisation rekindled hopes of hundreds of under-privileged widows, with business grants, food-items, clothing, scholarships for their children and free medical treatments. According to the organisation, a day outreach supported by First Bank of Nigeria, was in commemoration of the 2019 United Nations’ International Widows’ Day. Speaking at the event, the founder of the foundation, Mrs. Chinwe Bode-Akingbade, said that the gesture was imperative to assist the pitiable…

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‘Consider competent young women for appointive positions’

A Bauchi based Non-Governmental Organisation Leadtots Human Development Services, has lamented the non inclusion of young people and thirty five percent women in ministerial appointees by President Muhammadu  Buhari. This was contained in a Media statement signed and made available to newsmen by the Senior Program Officer, Leadtots Human Development Services, Seun Onarinde. He said that there is no doubt that young people below the ages of 35 and women played a crucial role in the emergence of the elected officials in the last general elections in Nigeria, especially for…

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In search of independent women for dating

Dating is one of life’s rituals where high and low are rather the rule and not the exception and with the recent economic meltdown, young bachelors are no longer in search of liability in disguise as relationships. Women with financial independence have become hot cake and are in desperate search in the dating arena, Annette Amadi writes   Young men are now on the prowl for financially stable women to bear children for them. Unlike in the past when men didn’t mind about the status of the ladies, they are…

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Six facts about UK’s new Children’s Minister

She was born in Wimbledon, grew up in Nigeria, where she experienced “living without electricity and doing my homework by candlelight”, and briefly lived in the United States. She made the UK her home at the age of 16, doing her A levels part time at an FE college in London and working part-time at McDonalds to help support herself. •Ms Badenoch was an engineering apprentice before studying the subject at the University of Sussex, and is a member of the British Computer Society and the Women’s Engineering Society. She…

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Over 150,000 Nigerian women suffer from VVF annually – MOH

The National Programme Coordinator, Vesico Vaginal Fistula (VVF), Federal Ministry of Health, Mrs. Ogunmayiwa Peters, has called for more funding to address the high rising cases of VVF related issues in the country saying that one hundred and fifty thousand women suffers from VVF annually. She made the call in an interview with newsmen at the end of a one month training of Doctors and Nurses on VVF surgery and management sponsored by the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) in collaboration with the Canadian government and the federal…

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Study reveals many women feel they were ‘mistreated’ during childbirth

Inever realized how sacred the childbirth story was for moms until I had a story of my own. In the days after coming home from the hospital, I was so deeply affected by mine — not to mention, trying to level out from the hormonal zaps and panic attacks my body was processing — that in order to understand the pieces of the birth story, I had to do it outside of the house, in the day time, at a park. I vividly remember sitting down with my mom on…

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