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Patience is an essential quality to have in order to build enduring connections with our children despite the exasperating challenges that parenting throws our way. Here are six ways for us to become more patient with our children.
1. Be flexible. Accept that things can happen in a different order than the one that you had […]

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The world continues to await with bated breath, hopefull for the safe return of the over 200 pupils of Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, 100 days after they were kidnapped by the violent Islamic sect, Boko Haram,
On April 15, 2014, Nigerians and, indeed, the rest of the world, woke up in the […]

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Hope For life Initiative, a non-govermental organisation basd in Lagos collaborated with Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC) makers of COca Cola to organise a mentoring session at Isanwo Senior Secondary School where students had a seminar on how to make the best career out of their natural endowment and skills. The programme, was described by most […]

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Child exploitation

The elections have come and thankfully they were credible, according to UN and EU observers.  Nevertheless, as the nation savours the success of the nation, I am left with a sour taste in my mouth as I take in the pictures that made headlines recently, The Punch Newspaper, Wednesday,  April 27, 2011 during the elections, […]

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EDUCATING THE NIGERIAN CHILD

Aristotle once said that “All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth”  In Nigeria the educational system is being questioned, as the present state of affairs is one of gross mismanagement and implementation. The system is faced with undervelopment, […]

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In Burkina Faso, the health authorities estimate less than 25 per cent of HIV-infected children are receiving treatment due to a lack of parental consent. According to the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS, in 2006 approximately 4,600 children were in need of antiretroviral (ARV) drugs. The government says only 46 per cent of people requiring […]

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RWANDA ACTS ON SCHOOL DROPOUTS

Rwanda’s government has vowed to reduce the student drop-out rate by at least two per cent by the end of next year. Rwanda has a drop-out rate of 13.9 per cent, according to the Ministry of Education figures. The ministry is working toward reducing the numbers by next year, and hopes by 2016 all students […]

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Mauritius is the best country to grow up as a child in Africa, according to a new index. The ranking was produced by the Africa Child Policy Forum, an independent advocacy agency. About 40 indicators, including access to education and basic health care, were used to assess whether a country is child-friendly. The ranking showed […]

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CHILD ABUSE-NIGERIA

The abuse of Children is fast becoming an issue in the country, which needs to be urgently addressed. Children who are either sexually or physically abused suffer silently for crimes that are committed against them. Crimes often perpetuated by family members or people known to them.
To properly define what child abuse is like, in the […]

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THE SECOND GENERATION

500 people from 10 countries recently received the Greek citizenship by taking the oath in the presence of Athens Prefect Yiannis Sgouros. From Venezuela to Syria, the newcomers to Greek citizenship are predominantly Orthodox Christians. Yet, the second generation – the children of those who finally establish their citizenship will not be able to stay […]

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