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Dear Reader, Before you dive in, I want to make something clear: while this might seem like a complete article, it’s not. That was why it sat in my notepad for months. You will never get the full picture of the damage caused by child marriage through words alone. The truth is: no article can …

Why Take Away Her Childhood and Hand Her a Marriage? Read More »

by Ruhamah Ifere As a young woman, I have been greatly inspired by three Nigerian SHEroes who fought gallantly for the rights of women, regardless of the opposition they faced. They each took up the responsibility for enabling other women and girls to achieve a shared purpose – Women’s voting rights, freedom from illegal tax, …

The Labour of Our SHEroes Past – Let It Never Be In Vain Read More »

by Abolaji Ogunjimi, Blogs Lead, CYCN Communications Working Group As the sixth most populous country in the world with a population of about 229 million people, the climate change situation in Nigeria is worthy of note. By contributing to Nigeria’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, one of the main drivers of climate change in the country …

Nigeria’s Deforestation Crisis: Accelerating Climate Change Read More »

A short bio about yourself I am Deliwe Makata from Malawi. I hold a Master’s degree in Development Policy from the Korea Development Institute School of Public Policy and Management, which is in South Korea. I am also the founder and team leader of Swift Capital, an author, and a speaker. Tell us a little …

A Year of Youth Spotlight Series – Deliwe Makata of Malawi Read More »

A short bio about yourself My name is Joseph Adeyemi. I am 28 years old, Nigerian by birth and British by nationality. I hold a degree in financial economics – covering investment banking, micro- and macro-economics, and development economics. My professional background is in technology – I have worked in cloud technology, SaaS, and GenAI, …

A Year of Youth Spotlight Series – Joseph Adeyemi of Nigeria Read More »

by Ewura Adwoa Larbi June 7 is Green Ghana Day, an initiative that takes place annually, two days after World Environment Day. Commonwealth Correspondent Ewura Adwoa Larbi believes that given the current Climate Crisis, planting trees is one of the best time capsules for progeny. She is however concerned because in Ghana, in the face …

Is Green Ghana Day enough to save the environment? (+ Video) Read More »

by Chimaobi Omeye Eight years ago, I authored an article assessing the first year of former President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure, titled “A Year of Sorrow or Positive Change?” and after eight years, some consider Buhari’s government to be the worst in the history of the West African country. As a patriotic Nigerian, I feel obligated …

Nigeria’s Tinubu – Shettima Administration at One Year Read More »

by Ruhamah Ifere Insecurity issues have bedeviled a country where peace formerly reigned supreme. A land that flowed with milk and honey now flows with the blood of innocent citizens, whose lives have been taken unjustly. The novel corona virus (Covid-19) in 2020 not only disrupted, but also brought to fore the issues that border …

Food Insecurity: Contributory Factors, Implications and Solutions Read More »