Articles by Yemisi Adegoke
7 Jul 2020
Just under four months after Africa recorded its first coronavirus case, the number of confirmed cases has reached more than 250,000. Although this number is far lower than what we’ve seen...
29 Jun 2020
Just under four months after Africa recorded its first coronavirus case, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 has reached more than 250,000. Although this number is far lower than what we’ve seen in Europe, the US and Asia, the World Health Organization says that the pandemic is gaining ground in Africa. The agency says…
11 Apr 2018
Last week, armed robbers stormed five banks in Offa local government, Kwara state.Eyewitnesses reported that attackers ‘shot aimlessly’ as they ‘blew up entrances’ to banks.
10 Apr 2018
It started off as just another day of clinical rounds at Ladoke Akintola University. Costly Aderibigbe, then 24, was in her 3rd year of studying Medicine and excited about transitioning from pre-clinical to clinical wings. That day in the clinic, she saw woman after woman battling complications of female genital mutilation (FGM). She felt sorry…
14 Mar 2018
On March 8 the achievements of women were celebrated all over the world as part of International Women’s Day. IWD has been marked since the early 1900s and was recognised by the United Nations in 1975.
14 Feb 2018
By accounts from those who knew him, Dr Orji was a brilliant doctor. He worked at Mount Sinai Hospital in Surulere and was described as ‘gentle,’ by his neighbours. But he also struggled.
6 Feb 2018
Twenty million Nigerian girls are estimated to have undergone Female Genital Mutilation and Cutting (FGMC). In Osun state where prevalence is highest, more than 90% of girls are cut before the age of five, some as early as 8 days old. On this International Day of zero tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, The Guardian, with…
24 Jan 2018
In October last year, multiple accusations of sexual assault and misconduct were leveled at Hollywood movie producer, Harvey Weinstein.
22 Nov 2017
When news broke of the murder of 26 Nigerian women and girls in Salerno, Italy, public outrage was palpable. Former Minister of Education and campaigner Oby Ezekwesili was vocal in her criticism of the president’s silence over the deaths.
8 Nov 2017
The day I arrived in Lagos after deciding to move here, I felt a mixture of exhaustion, excitement and disbelief; I still couldn’t quite believe I’d decided to do it.
25 Oct 2017
British-Ghanaian musician Fuse ODG drew attention to a billboard of the ad in Accra, and called on ‘every African everywhere’ to stop buying Nivea products.