Tuesday, July 23, 2024
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Author: Online Editor


Meet The Young Sanitation CEO Who Believes There is “Dignity in Labour”

Nnena Okpaleke, did not want to be counted among the growing number of Naija youth who are too quick to cry wolf in readiness to blame Nigeria for any, and all the misfortunes that plagues her generation.

Just like Hilda Baci, the Guiness Book World Record Holder of a 100hours-Cook-A-Thon, in this exclusive interview with LightRay Media, Nnena takes us on her journey from a simple idea of cleanliness to what has become a successful environmentally friendly sanitation enterprise.

By Online Editor , in Ignite , at May 19, 2023

Special Report: Ilaje Communities Continues to Suffer the Impact of Oil Spillage 15 Years Later

Although there are at least 9 oil rich states in Nigeria, none of the communities in these states can boast of having constant electricity supply, clean water, access to boreholes, topnotch health care centres, good roads or high standards of living. The Oil Multinationals from Chevron to Agip, Shell now NPDC, NNPC now NNPL etc., including the governments of each state do not add real value and meaning to the lives of the Indigenes. In this special report on Illaje, an Oil-producing community in Ondo, our uncovered investigative report reveals the continuous depiction of abject poverty and horrible living conditions in this region. The Nigerian Government and Oil Multinational are to be held responsible.

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

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