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Signs Of Sexual Abuse In Children

Child sexual abuse involves any form of sexual activity between a child and an adult or older adolescent. These activities include fondling a child’s genitals, making them child touch someone else’s genitals, exposing one’s genitals to children, pressurizing a child for sex, using a child for pornography, showing pornography to a child, rape, sodomy etc. Most sexual abusers are known ...

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Should Red Remain The Colour Of Love?

It was red rage on Valentine Day. It was an annual ritual where everywhere, everything and indeed everyone is in red or supposed to be. From clothes to shoes, bags, sunshades, hats, caps, head-ties, handkerchiefs, mufflers, cards and souvenirs among others, it was just red. On facebook it was red riot. All these are just to prove or show how ...

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The Words Of Our Elders…

I grew up to understand that “words of our elders are words of wisdom” and that shaped my thoughts, behaviour and dealings with my elders. They are next to God, at least in the physical world. They are parents to all. I was also made to understand as a little boy that a man or woman in the same age ...

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Arise! Let’s Fight Child Sexual Abuse

Brenda (not real name) was a typical 5 year old – talkative, hyperactive, highly inquisitive and very innocent. Her problem started when a job-seeking 26 year old “uncle” came to live with her family. This uncle was given some tasks in the house which included preparing Brenda for school. He used the opportunity to sexually molest the poor girl. He ...

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Femi Kuti, Living The Dream

Love his kind of music or hate it, love his energy on stage or dislike it, call his commitment on instruments splendid or lousy, insists his dance steps are gorgeous or outrageous, one thing you cannot take away from Femi Anikulapo Kuti is the fact that his music, message and might has attracted global appeal which is evident in his ...

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Women, Politics And Power

Recently I watched with keen interest on CNN as troubled Central Africa Republic (CAR) got a new President. My interest actually was not that the country got a new leader but that the leader is a woman in the person of President Catherine Panza. I asked myself, where are the blood thirsty, gun taunting and greedy men who had killed ...

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Infidelity: The Cheating Wife Syndrome

Infidelity is the violation of a couples’ assumed or stated contract regarding emotional and sexual exclusivity. It is an act or fact of having a romantic, emotional or sexual relationship with someone other than your husband, wife or partner. Infidelity can involve outright sexual involvement or emotional involvement with someone else apart from your spouse. However, emotional infidelity will ultimately ...

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Service Chiefs Or Chief Servants?

One of the major reasons according to political experts and analysts why the nation fails to move forward is the larger than life posture of those appointed by the President to secure or defend the country and its territorial waters and borders. As soon as they are appointed and confirmed they feel and assume that even the life of the ...

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One Nigeria, 150 Million Presidents

It is a known and acceptable fact that leadership is the bane of Nigeria and her development. Whether present and past leaders have failed the nation and its citizenry is an issue or debate for another day but again political commentators, analysts, observers and indeed the improverished masses have unanimously come to the conclusion that there is no need for ...

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Skin Bleaching: A Dangerous Obsession

Skin bleaching (aka skin whitening, skin lightening or skin toning) is the practice of using chemical substances to lighten skin tone by lessening the concentration of melanin in the skin. Melanin is the dark pigment in skin cells that gives all humans their respective skin tone. People of African descent have more concentration of melanin (i e pigmentation) in their ...

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