Nigerian Police Brutality: What Really Needs To Give? - Prince Adekinte Ademiju Oyekan
Prince Adekinte Ademiju Oyekan, PSC - a Law graduate from the University of Wales, United Kingdom. He was the former Chairman of the Task Force on Petroleum Distribution in Rivers State and has served in various States and formations including - Police Mobile Force (PMF), Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and Divisional Police Officer (DPO).
Empowering the African Youth: The case for Mental Independence
A couple of years ago, I recall feeling tired, generally unwell, and a bit cranky – being a hypochondriac, I went to the hospital and all my tests came back fine, so I was asked to just get some rest. A few days after, I still didn’t feel 100%, so I went back again, and the doctor confirmed for the umpteenth time that there was nothing wrong with me physiologically. But this time, she proceeded to ask me a few questions about my lifestyle, work etcetera, and then she made me complete a short form that was meant to help assess my state of mind albeit at a high level. After the consultation, the Dr. recommended a low dose of anti-depressants and to practice “mindfulness”. Now that’s not the story, it was the reaction of family members that I told that the doctor had recommended anti-depressants that got me. From shouts of I reject in Jesus’ name to we don’t have depression in Africa. Suffice to say, I didn’t take the meds and figured there was nothing a bit of rest wouldn’t address. As educated and exposed as I was, I lowkey subscribed to the notion that as an African – depression was not a thing. With such socio-cultural beliefs, it is no wonder that Africa as a region has a very low mental healthcare worker to patient ratio of 1.4 per 100,000 compared with a global average of 9.0 per 100,000.
Nigeria @60: The Youth And The Promise Of Tomorrow - Akintunde Oyebode
Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation celebrated its 60th independence anniversary yesterday and ironically, its average population age is 18.2 thus boasting of a youthful population that promises huge dividends. Nigeria is 60, average age is 18 – A substantial number of African countries today are only between 43 to 60 years old post-independence, but the average age of leaders is 80 while the average population age is 19. Are the youth really the leaders of tomorrow, because so far, they haven’t, and if they have,
Social Conscience with Nasa
Africa is rising they say, but Africa must rise with its people; There is no Africa without its people... how then do we harness Africa's wealth in people... through Social Change and Development. Social Conscience with 'Nasa commits to Aspiration 6 of the Africa Agenda 2063 and the Global Development Goals. We advocate social change and development that will inspire the transformation that keeps Africa rising.