Saturday, September 23, 2023
Ignite the mind.

Sickle Cell Warriors – Over 150,000 Babies Born in Nigeria Annually

In ILORIN, KWARA – “Pray hard,” the doctors implored Morufat Abimbola Ayodele, whose 12-year-old daughter’s health condition had worsened. Young Morufat he suffers from sickle cell disease.

From Delta to Enugu to Taraba States, the number of children to adult ratio who suffer from sickle cell continues to rise. It begs the question: are there enough media and social advocacy campaigns warning Nigerians the life long impact of the disease when couples with “AS-AS genotype” or “AS-SS genotype” chose to have children? That for every 4 in on 1 chance, they will most likely give birth to a child with the sickle sell disease? Is ignorance fueling this rise or are faith miracles at the root of couples defying the odds?

By Online Editor , in Inside stories , at April 3, 2023

Parents, CSOs urge Gov Oborewori to not only suspend but also sack Provost Oyovwi of College of Education, Warri

The increase in reports of assault and abuse within the sacred grounds of the academia by lecturers and their adminstrators is no longer news. What is news though, is that many of them get away with such abuse of power where they weild unimaginable influence and the code of “see no evil, speak no evil” is the mantra they live by.

As citizens’ awareness heightens about their rights alongside the domestication of the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act (VAPPA), parents and students alike are no longer keeping silent. The proverbial knee on the neck that leads to wailing: “I can not breathe”, is a shackle guardians and wards no longer can bear.

By admin , in Ignite Inside stories , at September 21, 2023

Citizens Engaging Governance: are you monitoring the distribution of palliative?

When citizens become actively involved in the governance processes, leakages in procurement and distribution in financial allocations are checked and accounted for. Any government left to its whims and caprices will not be accountable to its citizens nor have respect for the rule of law. How can the palliative distribution be monitored? We take Delta as a case study.

By admin , in Inside stories , at September 16, 2023

My Report Women Female Leadership Programme and how my media career journey began – Folashade Ogunrinde, FRLP Awardee

In this interview with us at LightRay Media where we bring to the fore the extraordinary tales of women in media as we navigate the space of Nigerian women in Media in this project series, we meet Folashade Ogunrinde who dropped some jewels! She says, “You’ll come across people who would try to make you doubt your ability, but never permit that!” You hear a comment like that and you see passion and fire. You see drive and grit. You know that when you look at Folashade’s bookworm face, there’s more deeper within than meets the eyes.

And we found more! Enjoy the read.

By admin , in Ignite iThink! Super Conscious Woman Series , at September 12, 2023

My Media Journey: There are no male or female on the job, we are all journalists – Funke Fayemi, Chief Producer, Voice of Nigeria

In this Special Exclusive Interview with us at LightRay Media, we have a long historical tete-a-tete with Olufunke Fayemi an outstanding multiple award winning development journalist, gender advocate and Chief Producer with Voice of Nigeria on our special project series on Women in Media in Nigeria. She takes us on a nostalgic journey where she evokes buried memories of a time past in Nigeria’s media history when many who were at the cusp of that media evolution will hit their fits on their laps with raucous laughter as the memories of the good old media days flood in! Enjoy this ride with us as we uncover what makes Fayemi tick. Wait for it… you won’t see it coming.

By admin , in Ignite iThink! Super Conscious Woman Series , at September 11, 2023

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