Tag: children

Op-ed EditorOctober 28, 2016

Opinion: The truth about true identity

by Adebisi Adeyemi Nigerian parents proudly say these days and with all confidence too. “Oh! My child only speaks the ...

Op-ed EditorOctober 27, 2016

Peregrino Brimah: Nigerian government detains little children without bail over religious differences

by Peregrino Brimah At least 13 young children have been detained for two weeks so far by the Jos state government ...

Op-ed EditorOctober 22, 2016

Opinion: Stop violence and discrimination against girl child

by Jide Ojo The United Nations declared every October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child. This year’s ...

Oludolapo AdelanaOctober 18, 2016

Majority of children in IDP camps don’t know their parents – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday described the heavy weight his government has to bear due to the huge number of ...

Op-ed EditorOctober 17, 2016

Hamzat Lawal: It started when I connected to pain

My Life (series) with Hamzat Lawal “As we have no immediate experience of what other men feel, we can form ...

Op-ed EditorOctober 17, 2016

Ogungbesan Adedoyinsola: My mum was forced to marry my father after he raped her [Nigerian Voices]

My name is Ogungbesan Adedoyinsola. I am 20 years old. I was born in Lagos state, Nigeria. And I have ...

Op-ed EditorOctober 15, 2016

Perez Tigidam: Can we just stop poor people from having sex, please?

by Perez Tigidam The awkward thing about the poor man is that he lacks the means to the luxuries and ...

Op-ed EditorOctober 14, 2016

Edwin Okolo: Small deaths [NEW VOICES]

Seventeen was an odd year to die. But I did. It was the first of many small deaths. Seventeen had ...

Op-ed EditorOctober 13, 2016

Gideon Emmanuel: Pa Akpruka, my greatest influence [Nigerian Voices]

I am going to tell you my story. I have a neighbour. He is an old man. People say he ...

Op-ed EditorOctober 9, 2016

Isaac Othuke: Of ghosts and saints [Nigerian Voices]

by Isaac Othuke (The first passage) The lady at the busy business Centre slowly and with a big smile handed ...

Op-ed EditorOctober 9, 2016

Godfrey Akozi: I survived against all odds [Nigerian Voices]

by Godfrey Akozi The events that preceded my birth and the ones that followed till this day are worth sharing. My ...

Op-ed EditorOctober 6, 2016

Jennifer Chioma Amadi: Growing up [Nigerian Voices]

by Jennifer Chioma Amadi Childhood is one phase that has so much influence on every individual. This is where the ...

Op-ed EditorSeptember 30, 2016

Opinion: Our roles in helping our children to greatness  

by Yemi Showunmi It is a great honour to welcome you all to this August occasion. Parents, Teachers, Guests, Visitors ...

Op-ed EditorSeptember 29, 2016

Opinion: Has anyone else imagined this future for our children?

by Fu’ad Lawal There have been all kinds of theories about the type of world our children will be raised ...

Oludolapo AdelanaSeptember 28, 2016

Just In: 2 children wounded in South Carolina school shooting

At least two children were wounded on Wednesday when a shooter stormed an elementary school in Townville, South Carolina, CNN reports. ...

Mazi EmekaSeptember 18, 2016

Opinion: Evil spirits, the Nigerian culture and the rule of law

by Isaac Aluko Ademoroti Nowadays, even children are aware of the existence of the supernatural realm. There is indeed more ...

AzeezSeptember 17, 2016

Why we are caring for Boko Haram fighters’ wives, children- Shettima

Borno State governor, Kashim Shettima has explained why the state government is providing for wives and children of Boko Haram ...

Oludolapo AdelanaSeptember 12, 2016

Mohammed Babangida sent policemen to shoot us – Zahra Indimi (WATCH)

Zahra Indimi daughter of Nigerian billionaire Muhammad Indimi has accused Mohammed Babangida, son of former military head of state Ibrahim Badamasi ...

Mazi EmekaSeptember 2, 2016

#Impact365: This NGO plans to send 1,000 children back to school – here’s how

Africa Education Aid for Development Network (AFEADEN) is a non-governmental organization that is providing education for underpriviledged and displaced children ...

Mazi EmekaAugust 30, 2016

Opinion: Communal parenting

By Káyòdé Oyèró Whatever happened to the adage, “four eyes sire a child, thousands eyes train a child,” I don’t ...

AzeezAugust 29, 2016

15-year-olds testing positive to HIV, drug use – NDLEA raises concerns

The increase in the use of illicit drugs by children under 15 years old has drawn the concern of the ...

Mazi EmekaAugust 29, 2016

#Impact365: This home takes in Nigerian children that nobody else wants

Hearts of Gold Children Hospice is a care and management center for children with mental and extreme physical disabilities. Founded in 2003, ...

Adebayo EmuleomoAugust 10, 2016

Arome Ameh’s touching story of stroke and survival (READ)

by Arome Ameh Honey, I am dizzy! These words will always haunt me, as these where the words that would ...

Oludolapo AdelanaJuly 21, 2016

Military kill 42 Boko Haram terrorists, rescue 38 women and children

Nigerian military troops on Tuesday killed 42 Boko Haram terrorists at Gangere Village in Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno ...

Mazi EmekaJuly 18, 2016

Tobi Sax proves to the world that children living with autism are special

Tobi Sax may not be known by many Nigerians but on June 22, 2016, Tobi proved to the world that ...

Mazi EmekaJuly 17, 2016

5 things to know about children with development disability

Development disability is a term that is mostly misunderstood and shrouded in unfair stereotypes -mostly due to misinformation, lack of ...

Mazi EmekaJuly 17, 2016

Impact365: How VGF is helping children to explore their treasures

Nigeria has one the highest number of children that are out of school and uneducated -mostly for reasons ranging from ...

Mazi EmekaJuly 3, 2016

Impact365: How Clothe the Child initiative is taking responsibility

Challenged by the growing level of poverty in the country and socio-economic problems faced by children, Clothe the Child (CtC) ...

Mazi EmekaJune 25, 2016

Impact365: How Gina Harry is making education possible for poor children

If you meet Gina Harry, you’ll feel a sense of alertness and awareness in her – as she silently communicates with ...

Op-Ed EditorJune 22, 2016

Eloghosa Osunde: ‘Madness’ (POETRY)

By Eloghosa Osunde Your mother thinks your father will drive her mad. She says it all the time. You have all ...

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