REFLECTION: OUR CHILDREN: OUR GAIN OR OUR LOSS

Adolescence means growing up.The root word in Latin (adolescence) means “growing up” and figuratively, it is the period from puberty to maturity, roughly speaking, it includes, most prominently, the ‘teens’ years from 13 to 18 or 19, and perhaps a little beyond, depending on how rapidly the individual matures. They are called teenagers because their age numbers ends with ‘teen’. The adolescence age is a transition from childhood to adulthood. Adolescence is a period of great biological changes, as young bodies are made ready for reproduction. Adolescence is also a…

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DR NNAMDI AZIKIWE’S SPEECH ON THE THREAT BY THE NORTH TO SECEDE IN 1953.

NNAMDI AZIKIWE’S SPEECH In 1953 when Northern Nigerians were beginning to consider secession from the Nigerian colony that would soon be a nation, Nnamdi Azikiwe gave a speech before the caucus of his political party, the National Council of Nigeria and the Cameroons (NCNC) in Yaba, Nigeria on May 12, 1953. That speech, while not disallowing secession, suggested that there would be grave consequences if the Northern region became an independent nation. I have invited you to attend this caucus because I would like you to make clear our stand…

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BREASTFEEDING PREVENTS BREAST CANCER, DIABETES IN MOTHERS SAYS UNICEF CHIEF

As the world celebrates Breast Feeding Week, parents have been advised to ensure adequate breastfeeding of their children as it helps to protect not only children against diseases but mothers against diabetes and cancer.The Chief Nutritionist of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Dr Stanley Nanama, gave the advice during the flag-off of World Breast Feeding Week held on Tuesday 1st August, 2017 with the theme ‘Sustaining breastfeeding together’. This year’s celebration of Breast Feeding Week coincided with the inauguration of Breastfeeding Advocacy Initiative (BAI). Dr. Nanama, who described the…

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