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Baby factories are a new avenue for illegal adoption and human trafficking
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Politics and Society Baby factories are a new avenue for illegal adoption and human trafficking

Infant commodification and human trafficking are on the rise in many African countries. One avenue for human trafficking of this kind are ‘baby factories’ where women of childbearing-age are forced into pregnancy for purposes of selling their children. This type of internment subjects the mother and the child to unspeakable trauma, violence and abuse.

Nigerian neurosurgeon Dr. Olawale Sulaiman is performing free surgeries at personal expense
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Africans rising Nigerian neurosurgeon Dr. Olawale Sulaiman is performing free surgeries at personal expense

Nigerian professor of neurosurgery and spinal surgery, Dr. Olawale Sulaiman divides his time between the US and Nigeria to provide affordable and often free healthcare in his home country. The surgeon even negotiated a 25% pay cut with his employer in exchange for longer holidays to Nigeria to facilitate his philanthropy.

Fela Kuti was not a prophet, it is the Nigerian society that hasn’t changed
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Politics and Society Fela Kuti was not a prophet, it is the Nigerian society that hasn’t changed

Nigerians celebrated independence from Britain on October 1, 1960. The country has been plagued with leadership problems which Nigerian Afrobeat maestro Fela Kuti railed against. Fela has been labelled a prophet by many Nigerians, but is he really a prophet or it’s just the Nigerian society which has failed to change.

Nigeria at 59: Waiting for Godot
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Politics and Society Nigeria at 59: Waiting for Godot

Nigeria is in the throes of various economic, security and social challenges. However, the urgency to address poverty, unemployment and other pressing social and political issues is lacking. What is concerning is how Nigerian leaders are quoting the Bible, asking their compatriots to persevere like the children of Israel till they reach the “land flowing with milk and honey”.