Effects of heavy school bags on your children’s spine  BY AFRICAPARENT

Backpack, commonly referred to as school bag in these parts, helps school-bound children carry their school items to school. And if the school bag comes with different compartments, even better. This makes it easier for children to stay organised through their day, with each item snugly stowed away in icompartment and reached for only when needed. But this backpack business is not all rosy. Sometimes parents are guilty of letting their kids overload them, and persistent carrying of heavy backpacks can affect your child’s overall posture. If you’re to abide…

LG POLLS : Gov Sani Bello Commends NSIEC, Nigerlites, Expresses Optimism

As the Local Government election gets underway in the 25 local council of Niger State, the governor of the state, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello has commended Niger State Independent Electoral Commission, NSEIC, for the peacecul conduct of the election and adequate preparations. Governor Sani- Bello gave this assessment after casting his ballot at the Alkali Mustapha Polling Unit in Kontagora. He said, so far, there has not been any complain or news of violence anywhere. He observed that though there was low turn out of eligible voters from the beginning,…

What Everyone is Missing About the “Hate Speech” Bill By Farooq A. Kperogi, Ph.D.

Both the proponents and opponents of the so-called Hate Speech Bill in the Nigerian Senate don’t seem to realize that the bill itself is fundamentally rooted in, and nurtured by, crass and deep-seated ignorance of the very meaning of “hate speech.” Hate speech doesn’t mean speech that hurts the sensibilities of government officials. Nor does it mean any speech that incites and insults individuals. It simply means speech that besmirches—and incites violence against— a community of vulnerable and marginalized people who are easy targets because of their invariable group attributes…

Killings in SA: We are glad that Justice has been done – Dabiri-Erewa

Chairman/CEO Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) , Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa has expressed satisfaction over the justice meted out to the police officer that killed a Nigerian in South Africa. In a statement issued by the Head of Media and Public Relations Unit of the Commission, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, she said ” We are glad that justice has been done”. ” We had always stated that there has to be consequences for actions. We are glad that this case finally came to an end and South Africa has demonstrated the political will…

COA Media Calls for Nomination Voting for the 5th Plateau Man of The Awards

The organizers of Plateau Man of the Year Awards ,COA Media has announced date for the nomination and voting for the 5th edition of the awards. Plateau Man of the Year Awards it is centrally boardered on appreciating diversity and critically analyzing issue of enduring significance. It is geared at recognizing and celebrating distinctive individuals and institutions that are contributing to the advancement of Plateau, and are making impact across the State and Nigeria. The Awards also serves as a platform to recognize and celebrate talents, icons, captain of industries,…