Obviously, the drum beat for another transition has began and every political party is now on the drawing board strategising to outsmart one another in the forthcoming 2015 general elections. The battle for the Southwest is a straight fight between the All Progressive Congress, APC, and the People’s Democratic Party, PDP.
As Nigeria’s population continues to rise, there are the associated complications in childbirth, family planning and maternal health. One of such causes for worry is the growing trend of Vesico Vaginal Fistula, VVF.
In many traditional communities early marriage and childbearing, and large families, are the norm. There is little or no awareness of the need to delay the first pregnancy, or to space pregnancies well apart to enable the mother to recover and gain strength before a subsequent pregnancy.
Menacin Begin’s quote, “the lifestyle of any man who fights for a just cause is a paradox. He fights war so that there will be peace. He sheds blood so that there will not be any bloodshed,” captured the mood of social rights activists from across Nigeria on September 21, when they gathered at Aba, the commercial nerve of Abia and Chima Ubani’s hometown, to honour the late human rights icon.
To some, childbearing among women who are physically challenged and raising children, seems to be an almost impossible feat to achieve but this is not true considering the number of childbirths recorded in recent years by women with disabilities and the success such women have achieved in raising their children.
A 500 level Mechanical Engineering undergraduate of the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma in Edo State, Iyoha Ebhodaghe, who last month organised a peaceful protest to draw the attention of the state government to the parlous state of learning facilities such as library, laboratories and lecture halls at the university has been suspended from the institution.
It is an open secret that Governor Sullivan Chime and the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, who is also the current senator representing Enugu West senatorial district at the National Assembly, are at daggers drawn and political rift is about who represents the senatorial district at the red chambers in 2015. Obviously, there are plots to rock the boat of the ruling party, PDP, in Enugu West senatorial zone, which is firmly controlled by the PDP at the moment.
Beyond repair”, in the parlance of automobile engineering explains the irreparable state of a broken vehicle. If this language is borrowed into human relations, it could mean a broken relationship that has been stretched beyond the point of amendment.
It was a happy moment for constituents of Ohafia North state constituency in Abia State as the Speaker of the Abia state House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Ude Oko Chukwu doled out various items of empowerment to them and selected beneficiaries across the 17 LGAs of Abia state.
The event witnessed various political stakeholders, traditional rulers, religious leaders and party faithful who stormed the Etitiama Primary School play ground in solidarity with the Speaker who doled out vehicles and other items of empowerment worth over N50 million at the occasion.
Officials of the Edo State War Against Indiscipline, WAI, last week clashed with some lawyers in Benin, the state capital, over allegations that in a bid to enforce traffic laws, officials wanted to extort the legal practitioners, an incident that allegedly resulted in the damage of two vehicles (including a towing van), belonging to the agency.
For many Nigerians, fears are being allayed and concerns expressed over the coming general elections. This fear is borne out of the spate of insecurity in some parts of the North and its spread in very recent times. The crisis that greeted 2011 presidential elections for example, is still very fresh in the minds of most Nigerians. “I remember vividly what happened in some northern states after the 2011 elections where President Jonathan emerged winner.