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Of Students’ Victimization and My Parents in the University Senate Building.
20. April 2019 at 09:00
by Alfred Olufemi
The success of some policies and reformation in the past is not unconnected to the support of the students’ union structures and the vibrancy of the student leaders in protest for a better society. The Ali-must-go protest of 1978 against the 50 kobo increment on the cost of students’ meal was spearheaded by the leadership of the National Union of Nigeria Students (NUNS).


I rushed in to the five thousand- siting capacity Amphitheatre with the expression of “fulfilling all righteousness” that could be felt through the gloomy visage. The orientation lecture for fresh men goes on for three days as part of the one-week long orientation exercise in Obafemi Awolowo University. 


I needed not a Vox-Pop to know that the thousands of students present were bored already. I can not speak for those who had gist partners by their sides. I mean those who fortunately made friends within the first week of resumption.


After two boring lectures from a senior lecturer and a principal officer, I could not stand the boredom and needed to leave the scene. Of course, I have some able-bodied Man o’ war folks to explain why I will be leaving the venue at that premature time ...

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Must I Push?
17. April 2019 at 09:00
by Oluwadamilola Adigun
When I was pregnant, I never knew I will have to PUSH hard

MUST I PUSH?


When I was pregnant,

I never knew I will have to PUSH hard

The conception was optimistically growing

The growth was gradually evidential

Not quite long,

I could no longer hide the fetus conceived inside


The fetus continually grew in size

The fetus wants to change status

The fetus wants to be a baby

The baby wants to become a child

The child wants to be an adult


Conception is not enough for this life's growth

I was not convenient anymore 

The flat tummy took a new but bigger shape

I anticipated seeing the one inside

The fetus also wants to run on a live stage


I ran to the comfort room

But no comfort.

I was told the room for the new transit in life is 

L...

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A Broken Will
15. April 2019 at 09:03
by Jeniya Jufi
Since the adoption of the WESA and the discretion this legislation has given courts to cure deficiencies in a Will, there has been a rise in challenges to Wills by people trying to validate documents as Wills.

Before the Wills, Estates, and Succession Act (WESA) of British Columbia replaced the Wills Variation Act in 2014, a Will was considered valid if the courts were satisfied that the Will was in writing, had been signed by the testator (will-maker), and had been properly witnessed. While these aspects are still important, the introduction of WESA has since given the courts of British Columbia discretionary authority to cure a Will with deficiencies which would otherwise invalidate the Will, if it is deemed to clearly represent a deceased testator’s true intentions.


Consider the following scenario: Johan was married and had two adult children. Johan was also an avid sailor and had a sailboat called the Misty Morning that...

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Does Facebook or other forms of social media create isolation?
13. April 2019 at 09:00
by Rohit Puri
“Facebook lets people connected meet new friends, yet some argue people spend so much time on social media that they lose contact with real life and may even become addicted.”

In the shining of 21st century, we have introduced ourselves to social media platforms like, Facebook, Instagram, Skype, Whats-app, Snap chat, tweeter, and many more. These platforms have created to connect, communicate people, and to collect information all around world and what not. Social media helps to expand the contacts with new brains, but it also creates isolation with actual world. Following are the facts that create isolation.

Firstly, when we were child, we used to play many physical games and activities (like Cricket, Football, Tennis, LUDO, Chess, etc.) in groups that improves our relationship with the authentic world. But Now-a-days, our new generation is interested to play these games on social media that cut the connection with our neighbors.

Secondly, isolation, with the real w...

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When you fail, don’t give up
10. April 2019 at 09:01
by Oluwadamilola Adigun
When you fail, don’t give up, don’t stop attempting again, chart a new path to success and put in extra effort.

I failed my secondary school leaving exam four times and it seemed that was the end of the world. I lost most of my friends because I was called a failure. Some other friends had gained admission to the university and I was lonely as I tried to move from failure to success


While in Secondary School, I was always a ”local champion” (succeeding among my peers), I always led the class. But I met my waterloo in my final year in the Secondary School. For me to graduate and proceed to the university, I needed to write the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). 

I prepared, as usual, I thought success will come easily this time again. So I went ahead to write my exams.

Huuuuu-uuuh, the result of the exam was contrariwise. I failed, I mean I really failed. R...

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How people's health, businesses suffer from abandoned project in Nigeria
09. April 2019 at 15:55
by Alfred Olufemi
The uncompleted road project in idi-Ape- Iwo road area of Ibadan, Oyo state capital, had so much endangered lives of residents, passersby and motorists. Alfred Olufemi chronicles in to the health and business effect of the neglected project on the people.

Mr. Oloyede, a security officer at a bank (name withheld for security reasons) narrated how he went ill and was admitted in the clinic for days after inhaling dust particles from the abandoned Idi Ape road project. "I was having severe catarrh, coughing at the same time. My body system went down, and I could not breathe well. They had to rush me to the hospital," Oloyede Akinyide, who was just recovering from respiratory problems, told IYJ one sunny Tuesday.


“I still have my drugs. I am on drugs. It’s over there,” He reiterated emphatically, pointing apologetically at his medications placed on a table. "When they started the project, we thought that they will finish it on time. I mean with the way they scrapped it and brought bulldozers to work. They sped up the work. Later they stopped and since last year Novembe...

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Trend of Building Collapse Poses Threat to Living in Nigeria
07. April 2019 at 11:11
by Alfred Olufemi
However, while this reporter discovered that a few of these unfortunate incidents were unprecedented, many could be attributed to the negligence of the state governments, which could have been averted.

The recurring cases of building collapse in Nigeria’s urban centres have posed a serious threat to human lives as several people are trapped and killed in between the debris of iron rods and concrete slabs. However, while this reporter discovered that a few of these unfortunate incidents were unprecedented, many could be attributed to the negligence of the state governments, which could have been averted.

 

Within the last two weeks, the country recorded two cases of collapse in Lagos island of Lagos state and one in Ibadan, Oyo state capital. These cases account for over 15 deaths recorded in the previous week. Last Wednesday, a three-storey building collapsed in Ita Faji area of Lagos Island. Although the official casualty was not announced, an official involved in the rescue operation told Premium Times corresponden...

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Ethiopian Government Approach to Afar pastoralism: Between Theory and reality
16. March 2019 at 09:04
by Jemal Muhamed Adem
The recent global trend has witnessed an increasing vulnerability of the local communal ways of life and their resources with the expansion of state projects into previously inaccessible areas. As states hand stretched to these areas a new dynamics of relation between the local community and state emerged. While the state’s justification for its present in the area is mostly lay on developmental activities, the local community’s right to use resources ultimately threatened by the state.

Particularly, local community’s ability to use land becomes curious along with state’s allocation of land for huge development projects like commercial agricultural investment and industrial infrastructure development. The approach of Ethiopian state holds to Afar pastoralist community maintains the above patterns as part of global reality. Ethiopia is a very diverse country in many respects ranging from ethno-religious composition of its population up to ecological discrepancy across the country. For long part of its history the country had under strong centralized authoritarian regimes. In 1991 the country has undertook a political transition with new coalition EPRDF government. The new government adopted a federal state structure based on the idea of accommodating various groups in the country by granting them the right to administe...

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Dismissal, suspension of lecturers causes uproar in Nigerian University
14. March 2019 at 09:00
by Alfred Olufemi
The disciplinary action resorted to by the management of the Federal University of Oye, Ekiti state against allegedly ‘erring’ staffers has generated an uproar among members of the university community in recent times.

Two of the university lecturers; Dr. Oluwagbemiga Adeyemi of Demography and Statistics department and Dr. Niyi Akingbe of English department were dismissed in November 2018 over alleged misappropriation of a Tertiary Education Fund (TETFUND) research grant.


Also, Akinyemi Gabriel Omonijo, a lecturer and the branch chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in the university was served a letter of suspension by the governing council on February 14 over a petition he allegedly wrote to the ministry of education decrying the ‘poor state’ of the school in 2018.


This reporter gathered that Mr. Akingbe, a former Acting Dean, Faculty of Arts frequently criticized the Administration on account of some irregular appointments, promotions while Mr. Adeyemi, the former Acting Dean, Students’ Affai...

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Safety Regulations and Liability Schemes in the Civil Aviation Laws
13. March 2019 at 09:00
by Dejen Yemane Messele
Ethiopian Airlines which offers African world-class air transport services faces a shocking aerial accident on 10th March 2019. The accident become the top breaking news and headline of the major global media (here, here, and here) and different speculations are given as to the causes of the accident. This fact forced this author to explore the safety regulations and liability schemes in the international civil aviation laws.

10th March 2019: The Darkest Day on the Ethiopian Airspace 

The globe noticed an appalling airplane crash which has claimed the lives of 149 passengers and 8 cabin crew members on board. This an unprecedented accident occurred on the Ethiopian Airlines flight number ET302 from Addis Ababa to Nairobi, Kenya. The accident befallen shortly after the takeoff. Just 6 minutes of a takeoff.  


As confirmed from the Ethiopian Airlines( Accident Bulletin ...

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iOS App Development
12. March 2019 at 09:00
by Naina Gupta
In a blend, huge amounts of iOS applications accessible on the App store. The applications profoundly fluctuate in the quantity of portions. Be it, gaming, news, stimulation, or online business, everything is accessible on iOS.

With regards to iPhone App development, always pick the demonstrated technology organizations. There are a few organizations which creates mobile applications on both android and iOS stages. In any case, to locate the best accomplice for your image is somewhat challenging. With the adjustments in pattern and increment in the utilization of cell phones, custom iOS application development has turned into an imperative advance forward for some, businesses.Today, individuals around the globe know how adaptable and simple to-utilize iPhones are. In a blend, huge amounts of iOS applications accessible on the App store. The applications profoundly fluctuate in the quantity of portions. Be it, gaming, news, stimulation, or online business, everything is accessible on iOS. There has additionally been an extraordinary demand to hire mobile appli...

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Childhood cancer
10. March 2019 at 09:02
by Sundeela Syeda
Asma was worried about Ali, as usual today he has gotten up with headache and is feeling nausea.Asma and Asif are witnessing this worsening condition of Ali from last 5 days now. She asked Asif to take an appointment from the doctor.

Asif was upset too because he is watching Ali loosing weight frequently. When Asif went to work, he was thinking about how Ali always insisted him to play football games with him but now Ali has changed and is always lethargic and down. These thoughts made Asif more depressed and uncomfortable, as Ali is his only child.. He took an appointment from one of the best doctor. When they visited the doctor that day, the doctor found a lump near Ali’s neck, he examined that and suggested some blood tests and biopsy..Ali’s condition got bad to worse, soon after the results have come, they rushed the doctor and asked him about the causes of such illness. The doctor was an expert he said that he is sorry to declare that Ali is having cancer. He said that when they visited him the last time , he found a lump,, but he wasn’t sure of its cause so h...

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How To Deal With Rejection A Little Better?
10. March 2019 at 09:01
by Mohit Bansal Chandigarh
Rejection can be hard and it is something which happens to everyone. But it is a chance for improvement and self-growth. Mohit Bansal Chandigarh shares some ways to deal with rejection a little better.

Everyone knows how bad it is when you get rejected. Studies have found it hurts as bad as physical pain. Whether it was your job, a friend, or a date who rejected you, rejection can cause a lot of hurt. Social media platforms make the matter even worse. According to a study conducted by Kaspersky in 2017, 61% of people felt bad when they got unfriended on social media while 59% of the people felt bad when someone left a mean comment about them on the social media.


Now, one can imagine the impact dating apps have on our lives. Studies have shown that dating apps lead to decrease in self-esteem. No matter what, we all face rejections at some point in life. But what exactly can we do ...

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Nigeria Presidential Elections: A spectacle of honesty and credibility
02. March 2019 at 09:01
by Dickson Eyinmosan Jnr
A spectacle of fair scenery was largely acclaimed given the credibility of polls as obvious reality checks from within and around the world indicates remarks to a nearly perfect electoral conduct devoid of illicit misconduct, citizen disenfranchisement, and political muscling of opposition. It turns out to be an electoral process where the vast majority of Nigerians were allowed to vote for their choice candidate through the ballot on account of their free will without fear or favor, duress’s or dogmas

In what many thought would have resulted in a conflagration of violence marred with series of electoral malpractices and political malfeasance's as grossly and widely anticipated owing to the political norm and dictates in Africa, the reverse became the case as the much anticipated Nigeria General elections held 23rd Feb. 2019 finally came to a peaceful climax with the incumbent returning elected for a second term of four years. The election which was originally billed for Saturday 16th Feb. 2019 was staged around the 36 states of the Federation saw the incumbent president getting a majority of votes to emerge winner of the presidential polls.


Winning a majority votes at the battleground states and obvious swings states around the Federation to earn a total vote count of fifteen million one hundred and ninety one thou...

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The dangers of plastic pollution and its harmful effects on human health
27. February 2019 at 09:00
by Sundeela Syeda
My article is on the dangerous affects plastic is causing on human health or you can say on the whole environment.we should reduce the use of plastic for our better tomorrow.

Plastics are a part of our daily lives. It’s cheap, durable and ubiquitous and many things are made of it like water bottles, dishes, glasses, toys and even our cosmetics. Plastic material is used to manufacture hundreds of everyday products and it is found in almost every home but it’s not a safe and a perfect product to use and actually causing plastic pollution. There are numerous dangerous effects that plastic is causing and its affecting negatively on our health.


Plastic is made from byproducts of oil, natural gas, or coal.They are also known as polymers.These are toxic compounds and there are many additives added to the plastic like antioxidant, colorants, lubricants etc. These additives in the plastic are the main culprit in causing detrimental effect; they get absorbed into bodies, break down and caus...

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Of Nigeria and her seesaw
18. February 2019 at 09:00
by Abdulwaheed Sofiullahi
Who knows, mayhaps a soothsayer had forseen what would be the fate of Nigeria after Independent? Like Ola Rotimi's 'The Gods are not to blame' where a great seer of supernatural ghoul sees the pregnancy of the snail in the shell. A semblance of it as the playwright portrayed, King Adetusa of kutuje land placates the oracle to forsee the destiny of his new born baby. The oracle speaks, and the vulture was present for the atonement -- the rest is history. The analogy is of this country, we play the pattern of fiction but non-fiction happening to Nigerians from then till date.

To be on a virile of schizophrenic momentum reality. Maybe kiwi has covered their ears from hearing what the soothsayer said about the future. Or mayhaps fact has become victim of febrile fancy. That Nigeria was freed from the tangle of the whitemen is never an unleashement for freedom,rather a jostle for suffering. No qualms, those past leaders hitherto are of no populace interest, rather to amass personal wealth. To pinpoint this, let's flash back from the outset of self rule in this country; from one government to another. A lot had been affected by nausea, when having nestle promising nurture.


Having felt depressed of Nigeria entanglement, and the familiarity of poverty hymn sings to the stoic Nigerians ears since 1960s till present, still hoping that things would be better. According to a German-born Henry Charl...

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Female child education: a wastage resources
14. February 2019 at 09:02
by Yasir Ibrahim
In our society today, it is believed that a male child will eventually be the head of the family. Therefore, educating the female child is not really compulsory and prevailing to that of the male child. Why is female child education a waste of resources.
Education is said to be the process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits. Education is nothing but studying different kinds of subjects to gain knowledge and understanding and trying to apply it in daily life. Education is not only the book knowledge also learning something practically. For a modern society, education is very important. The old values of education and ethics have been sweeping slowly so it is the right time to get educated with inculcating the history to the student. There is nowhere one can teach culture, education in the right process to transform the culture to modern society. It is the perfect stage to mold a person into a complete leader with all the human emotions, values and heritage.

In our society today, it is believed that a male child will eventually...
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ASUU STRIKE: OAU students risk “carryover” as infractions mar conduct of exams
13. February 2019 at 13:58
by Alfred Olufemi
With the indefinite postponement of some examinations in a Nigerian university, Obafemi Awolowo University, Alfred Olufemi can evidently report that some students will have to carry over some courses to the next session because of the ideological disagreement between lecturers.
With the indefinite postponement of some examinations in a Nigerian university, Obafemi Awolowo University, Alfred Olufemi can evidently report that some students will have to carry over some courses to the next session because of the ideological disagreement between lecturers.

Several national newspapers reported the confusion emanating from the discrepancies between Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) lecturers and their counterparts, who belong to the parallel union, Congress of Nigeria University Academics (CONUA).

While ASUU members have refused to attend lectures and conduct examinations in compliance with the industrial action declared by ASUU national body in November last year, CONUA lecturers have been attending classes and are participating in the on-going rain semester examination.

Students and lecturers earli...
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Agriculture in our lives
30. January 2019 at 09:52
by Jubilee Floren
"once in our lives we need a doctor, once in our lives we need a lawyer, but everyday in our lives we need a farmer"
As I was walking all my way home I saw a signage with the words written "once in our lives we need a doctor, once in our lives we need a lawyer, but everyday in our lives we need a farmer" and that catches my heart. Agriculture supplies the basic necessities as a human . It provides us food that gives us energy to do anything we wanted and needed to do. My family and I is one of the Filipinos who consumes so much agricultural foods such as rice, chicken, pork, processed meat, fruits and vegetables since we do eat more than 3x a day and my brothers have huge appetite. Without those agricultural foods we can't get the right nutrition our body needed.


Agriculture are able to bolster income and savings, indeed I can really say that. Majority source income of people in rural areas are through agriculture. Agriculture c...
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The Deaf World
22. January 2019 at 09:02
by Anna Baklytska
Have you ever seen a deaf person dance? I have. I watched this person with delight and pride… Yes, with pride (or admiration), that they hadn’t given up, but had learned to enjoy the music of silence, not considering themselves deprived and regardless of the absence of their hearing- they amazed people!
Honestly, I have no problem recognizing or seeing deaf people on city transport, or throughout the community. All one must do is see the sweeping movements of their hands with sign language.
Yes, it is an amazing language…We are not always able to convey our feelings with words. But in sign language, it is so much easier. For it is the language of the heart.

It is the love language of incredible kindness and sincerity. A deaf person will rarely deceive or flatter you- they are honest, trustworthy and naive like children. This touches the soul… I share this with confidence (or assurance). These people: are among my relatives, they are altogether close (or dear) to me.

My name is Anna. I am from Ukraine and would like to share with you some thoughts regarding problems of the deaf world within my country. When a hearing...
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My Kind of Girl
22. January 2019 at 09:01
by Christopher Tawiah-mensah
"Who is your kind of girl?" I get this question a lot. Not because I am oh-my-god handsome or holy-smokes charming, no, no, no. Far from the 'charm of hands' and the 'smoky gods'. It is elementarily because I am single. As if that's the worst disease that can ever happen to a young man like myself, everyone goes "Why art thou single?!" Such questions do come in many translations-- the King James as well.. haven't come across the Revised Standard Version yet though.
The tides, 'Time and tide wait for no man', but I bet they certainly do squeeze a few halts on a single life and the episodes of singlehood. That's all they've been cursed to do-- to tick and to wave out moments, then weave them into untamed memories: the lazy sunrises and the orange sunsets, the noisy morning chirps of solos on the mahogany trees, and the unfeathered chick who wonders why mum hasn't flown yet amidst her many feathers. Anyway, I don't believe in a Mrs. Right lurking somewhere with a faulty GPS compass in her fanny pack, which blurs my location every time she palms it and alerts with a beep, anytime I get close; and I don't believe in fairy tales either-- love at first sight, true love's first kiss and its cohorts of fancies.

When asked last who my kind of girl was, I bubbled a smile, pinched a thought and said " ...
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Million Drops of Love
19. January 2019 at 09:01
by Edrell Cabatbat
Every drop that falls from the heavens splashes God's unconditional love. In fact, He disguises Himself in the form of raindrops to overflow His million drops of love.
The rain came, washing my pains
The rain fell, unclogging my chains
The winds roared, soothing my blaze
The clouds cried, was exultant in praise!

Dawn was breaking when cats and dogs start pouring
Outside, the drops of rain and the roofs start kissing
The sound of kissing was a melody worth listening
And the raindrops began singing!

Unusual it is for the rain to wake me up
My eyes see a spirit buildup,
My nose taste an air moist and new,
My soul was rejuvenated, it was renewed!

Strange is the feeling brought by rain
The rain came, it washed my pain
The rain came, it unclogged my chain
The rain came and the Lord started to reign!

Every raindrop is a blessing from above
God disguised Himself in the form of raindrops
To shower his million drops of love
I thank God for I can now soar
And I never felt this bl...
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I don`t need YOU!
16. January 2019 at 22:52
by Mary Joy Orola
Have you ever heard or said things like these:'You can do whatever and go wherever you like, I don't give a hoot 'cos I can live without you!' 'I have had it up to the neck with you. You are an eye sore and I don't ever want to relate with you again!''Leave my life alone! I don't need your friendship, neither do I need you. Go your way and I will go my way!'Why should they be said? I wonder...
I was close by a queue one day and I overheard a conversation between two ladies(corps members):

‘I had to go and rent my own room so I could be far from any other corps member. I know myself; I am hot-tempered and I do not take nonsense. So it is better I stay on my own to avoid troubles and I can tell you I am doing fine without anyone”!


As I looked her way, I saw the sincerity and seriousness with which she was letting out her mind and it got me thinking.

‘Why would we have so much troubles relating with others?’ Without a doubt, this kind of conversation might have been uttered by virtually every human being. The levels might be different; some could be milder than the other or even said playfully, but I tell you, almost everyone has had, at one point or the other moments when they had to conceive th...
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How far-reaching drought forges lives in Afghanistan
14. January 2019 at 09:00
by Abdullah Abed
While Afghanistan continues hitting the headlines for its decades long lasted armed conflicts, the misery has recently coupled with a severe drought harshly taking toll on people who are already known to the hell of loss. To picture the scale of the mishap, official entities, term the ongoing drought in Afghanistan unprecedented since 1971. Sake of severe lack of rain and snowfall in recent years, 20 out of the all 34 provinces, where roughly 15 million people depend on farming have been struggling with exceedingly strict drought.
It comes while that about all of the provinces affected by drought are already prone to murderous insurgency has been wrecked by different terrorist functions chief among them Taliban and ISIS militants. To measure the outcome of ongoing disastrous rebellion in the country, based on tallies released by the United Nations Mission in September, at least 8,050 Afghans were killed or maimed in the first 9 months of 2018 as result of ongoing armed conflicts across the country. U.N humanitarian agencies estimate that 1.14 million out of 2.2 million people who have been affected by drought in the country are in need of urgent food aid.

U.N figures suggest about 260,000 Afghans- most of them in north and west of the country - have been forced from their homes due to devastating drought. It follows the nationwide 2,000 people who have been int...
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Student Mental Health Crisis
03. January 2019 at 13:22
by Ishaan Sachdeva
Canadian schools and universities are facing mental health crisis. All mental health organisations are focussed on complex solutions to this burning issue. While doing so, the simpler solutions are being overlooked. One such easier approach which promotes mental health is physical activity and promotion of the awareness of physical activity mental health connection is the goal of Active Mental Health Initiative, a Student led National Organization.
In a society where we are surrounded by confusing, complex and convoluted remedies for even the most minor mental health concerns, it can be hard to remember the benefits that can be derived from the simpler aspects of life.

Ontario colleges and universities are currently facing a student mental health crisis that impacts the lives and academic performance of the students. The causes leading to this crisis are multifactorial, including the challenges of transitioning from high school to university, adaptation to a new social environment, financial difficulties, stress of academics and decreased support of family. The positive aspect is that universities are addressing the challenges of student mental health by laying down wellness strategies and opening student wellness centres, specifically catered towards mental health issues. Many...
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Mounting Prevalence of overlooked Mental Health Issues in Pakistan
19. December 2018 at 09:00
by Zainab Ali Asghar
In this article I want to make the topic of ignorance in Pakistan as the topic of complete importance and consideration. Moreover, it's a small step towards enlightening those narrow minds and alarming them with the best of what deadly disease mental conditions hold in them and how devastating it can be for an individual. Hence, to overcome these mental issues some solutions are also discussed which requires attention in Pakistan.
A silent killer,itself surrounded with silence in Pakistan!
Tranquility surrounds mental health conditions and psychological disorders in Pakistan.The enfeebling mental issues; depression and anxiety are high, followed by; bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, psychosomatic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder,psychosis, etc.

Why are these epidemic mental conditions termed as a silent killer?
Indeed, mental health issues are such a cruel punishment. There are no fevers, no rashes,no blood tests to send people scurrying in concern,just the slow erosion of self,as insidious as cancer. And like cancer, it is essentially a solitary experience;a room in hell with only your name on the door. It ruins the mental stability of an individual and eventually makes the individual dead.

Why all these disabling mental conditions been ignored over...
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Examining the Environmental Laws in Africa: Nigeria as a Case Study
28. November 2018 at 09:00
by Tochukwu Benedict Ezeifekwuaba
Environmental Degradation has consistently resulted to undesired obstacles for economic and health development in Nigeria. Some of these challenges entail pollution, deforestation, improper pesticides and Global Warming. Despite the Environmental laws aimed at minimizing these challenges, the condition in Nigeria tends to degenerate as a result of the fact that these laws are not enforced effectively.
The purpose of a good and conducive environment cannot be given too much attention and importance. Environmental Laws occurs so as to reduce the threatening environmental challenges which occur from human exercises in the search for economic development and growth. The essence for environmental laws and regulations emanates from the fact that it brings about enhanced health and ensures favorable living conditions.

Although, the significant environmental challenges in Nigeria which entail deforestation, oil spillage, ozone layer depletion, associated soil zones, acid deposition, desertification, pollution, global warming among others occurs as a result of the poor enforcement of environmental laws. This unyielding desired results or incompetence is as result of some obstacles of enforcement which varies from conflicts role in corruption...
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Dada: A community buried in its own death
26. November 2018 at 09:03
by Abiodun Jamiu Sulaiman
One could begin with the flies, smells of rotten food, remains of emptied bowel or a community hounded by questions of abandonment. Like the hustle and bustle of Lagos tripartite statue , its mightiness welcomes strangers and bid farewell to residents; its overpowering stenches of treachery debar the community from unraveling her potentials. Such is the plight of people living in the rural part of Nigeria where open spaces receive the blessings of the bowel, and culinary waste find solace in the open field at the backyard
Like many communities in the suburbs of Ilorin, Dada is a community famed for her pottery and artistic exploits - a standing wonder of the early centuries. However, the debacle of open defecation and dearth of a proper sewage system remained the eyesore of the community; in lieu of toilet, residents use open field to dispose waste.

Although this has often been attributed to poverty that makes it a challenge to build toilets, government indifference in providing waste management facilities has been instrumental in the environmental apocalypse the community is deeply enmeshed.

One of the days this reporter visits, he walked through the visibly boulevard of dirt blowing freshness of dirts that remain the symbol of the community - a prolonged agony weeping for rapid response amidst domestic waste and smells that hem the community.


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Parliamentary Elections; another Test for Afghan Precarious Democracy
14. November 2018 at 20:48
by Abdullah Abed
I am submitting my article about Afghanistan's upcoming parliamentary election which has been dated for October 20 exclusively for International Youth Journal. it is my pleasure that you are taking it into consideration for publication.
By holding long delayed parliamentary election on October 20, Afghanistan is going to shape a new chapter in its recent political arena.

Based on Afghan constitution parliamentary election should has been held in 2015, but due to 2014 controversial presidential elections which coincided withdrawal of huge portion of international forces from Afghanistan, then newly elected president, Ashraf Ghani extended the current parliament period by issuing a legislative decree.

Though doubts were high about government’s sincerity and resolute intention for holding parliamentary elections at the beginning, president Ghani not only managed in a well and appropriate manner to deliver on his promise for bringing a new Lower House, he even went on to date presidential elections on 20 of April 2019, as his five-year term comes to end.

De...
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Philippine Tourist Destinations: Mini Boracay cases?
12. November 2018 at 09:18
by Francine Beatriz Pradez
Following the foreclosure of Boracay, should other tourist destinations in the Philippines undergo extensive improvement to meet international standards
The pronouncement of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte to foreclose Boracay , a world renowned tourist destination, for six months had alarmed numerous sectors in the Philippines due to a possible drop in the tourism industry that shall upset certain economic and social factors. However, the rehabilitation of the so - called cesspool reignited a thorough observation of other tourist spots in the country such as the Tondaligan Beach in Dagupan City where twenty tons of garbage was scattered along the shore and in the ocean as reported by media outlets in 2017. With this staggering number confronting us, should we implement stricter measures to salvage nature’s gems?

In Boracay alone, the final blow came amidst the exceedance of the purported carrying capacity of the island with 16,796 more people who are either lured into the island w...
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