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Njideka Agbo

18 Aug 2018
Several research studies have shown that black women are three times more likely to die from a pregnancy-related issue than white women. While there is access to quality healthcare in some developed countries, the same cannot be said of Nigeria. With 87 million of her citizens living in abject poverty, the country accounts for 14%…
12 Aug 2018
Nigerians were all about historic moves this week. With a massive presence in technology, music, religious ministry, here is a rundown of what happened in the week: Maradona flow Niniola has become the first Nigerian female artiste to have over one million monthly listeners on Spotify. According to the music streaming website, it has over…
5 Aug 2018
Omítonàdé Ifáwemímo proudly identifies as an African traditionalist, and a custodian and priestess of Yemoja, the Yoruba water deity. Unlike many millennials of her time, Ifáwemímo is well-versed in Òrìsà or Ifa worship. She takes Guardian Life on an educational journey into the world of Òrìsà: Tell us about the journey through your adoption of…
5 Aug 2018
Sex, a word often regarded across traditional cultures as that which must be spoken with caution. In some traditional societies, anything related to sex and genitalia must not be said euphemistically. The perceived vulgarity must be attenuated so minds might not be corrupted. In fact, sex education is a no-go area. Such is the perception…
5 Aug 2018
"Do not let him touch you. If he does, you will get pregnant." Handed down from parents to children, this common statement was enough to instil fear in the lives of the average African until recently. Sex is a word that is spoken and written with caution, yet accounts for the incidence of rape, pregnancy…
5 Aug 2018
In a man’s life, there are times when the decisions he makes when he is an emotional state determines his future. Emotions, subject to different interpretations, was the highlight of the week. The week brought with it, memories of the dead, power to influence change and new beginnings. Here is a rundown of what happened…
24 Jul 2018
Just a few days ago, the head of the home persuaded Omoluabi not to leave the relationship. “Let us settle our fight like we have always done, Omoluabi. We know we are a formidable force.” But Omoluabi has had enough. “I said that I am tired of this deceit and I want a divorce. What…
21 Jul 2018
15-year-old Chinwe Nwaane and his counterpart Emmanuel Ewudo were paraded by the Imo State Commissioner of Police, Mr Dasuki Galandachi, a few weeks ago for attempting to rob a certain Mrs Chigozie Ohajiogu. The reason for the robbery shocked Nigerians. Nwaane’s bedridden father has been unable to pay his WAEC fees leaving Nwaane to find…
21 Jul 2018
Since 2015, the word Change has become a familiar word on the lips of Nigerians and rightly so. With a ranking of 148 out of 180 countries in the 2017 Corruption Perceptions Index by Transparency International, Nigeria has been known as a country laced with corruption from the top to the lowest of the socio-political strata. This…
16 Jul 2018
Do you need a hug? Look no further than the Queen herself. Away from the trophy win at the just concluded Russia 2018 World Cup, there was another spectacular series of events captured on camera and it was done by no other person that the Croatian president, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović. Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović showed us she is definitely…
15 Jul 2018
Success stories abound in the week. From the rescue of young boys to social media to the announcement of a world music festival in Africa, this week definitely had it’s IT moments this week. Here are the stories that made our week: Kylie the money queen Forbes recently named Kylie Jenner as the youngest woman…
14 Jul 2018
"Why did she dress like that? How can a man be raped?" Questions such as these are familiar to the average Nigerian. With glaring statistics, it is evident that rape culture has eaten deep into the society. Yet arguments on the meaning of rape culture continue to persist. The Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team…

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