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Adopting Alternative/Complementary medicine in the treatment of Diseases – Pros and Cons

Alternative or Complementary medicine is used to describe medical treatments that are used instead of or in support of modern western therapies to achieve a better outcome. It is also known as integrative medicine. Our Health Correspondent spoke with the Chief Medical Director of Queen’s Specialist Hospital, Ibadan, Dr Ralph Olatunbosun Oduwole on the pros […]Continue Reading
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History Behind The Saying in Yoruba Land “ Iku Ya Ju Esin Lo”

In Yorubaland, Southwestern Nigeria, ‘ku’ means death, ‘ya’ means better or preferred while ‘ęsin’ means ignominy. Thus, the Yoruba construct of ‘iku ya j’ęsin’ means ‘death is better than (or preferred to) ignominy’. In sharp contrast to what obtains in the highly individualistic Yoruba contemporary society, in traditional and communalistic Yoruba societies, a high Continue Reading
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Special Ceremonies around the World

Presidential Turkey Pardons Since the 1940s, US presidents have been presented with a Thanksgiving turkey at a special ceremony and, occasionally, have spared the bird’s life by officially pardoning it. (It’s not clear what crime the birds committed in the first place to warrant a pardon.) In 1989, George Bush Senior made the turkey pardon […]Continue Reading
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Feature: Meet Galapagos, Other Islands

Quite a number of islands with interesting features adorn the world’s landscape. Glimpse this feature about three of them. Ever heard of Galapagos? It is an island that will interest you for a number of reasons. Galapagos Island, situated in South America, has more abundant wildlife than any other island in the world. Actually, it […]Continue Reading
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Tree That Roars, Outlives Kingdoms

The Sagole Baobab (or Big Tree near Thohoyandou) stands a proud giant, with its fat and sturdy trunk and its gnarled branches, so intertwined and entangled that they have become one in places. It exhumes strength and it’s no wonder the Venda people call it muri kunguluwa – the tree that roars, after the sound […]Continue Reading
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Why Ogbono is Forbidden in Asaba

It is a taboo for Asaba natives to eat Ogbono soup It is believed that their mother goddess, Onishe uses it for spiritual purification which in local parlance is known as ife-ahu.” At the mouth of the River Niger is the sacred abode of the deity, Onishe, the spiritual mother who holds the destiny of […]Continue Reading
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Significance of Children’s Day

Children are young and beautiful creatures; and with their innocent smiles and carefree spirits, they steal the hearts of many. Little wonder there is a day set aside to celebrate them. Children’s Day, which is celebrated in Nigeria on May 27 annually, is dedicated to celebrating children all over the world, and for adults to […]Continue Reading
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Bizarre Marriage Culture in Africa

By Titilayo Kupoliyi Africa is a continent with myriad cultural practices, some of which are quite unique and unusual, Follow us to Kenya where we shall X-ray some marriage practices of some tribes. Barren Wife ‘Marrying’ Another Wife In this case, an infertile wife will literally marry another lady that will bear kids for her […]Continue Reading
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Mexico’s Island of Dolls

The Island of the Dolls (La Isla de las Muñecas), located in the channels of Xochimilco, south of the center of Mexico City, very close to the Estadio Azteca football stadium, is a chinampa of the Laguna de Teshuilo. The Island of the Dolls, originally owned by Don Julián Santana Barrera, is full of dolls […]Continue Reading
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Some World’s Queer Animals

The Blobfish is a deep-sea fish which inhabits waters just above the seabed at depths of 600 to 1,200 meters (2,000 to 3,900 feet), off the coasts of mainland Australia, New Zealand and Tasmania. The blobfish is a rather odd-looking fish out of water, but this is due to the strange adaptations to its preferred […]Continue Reading
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Table Mountain in South Africa

Table Mountain is the most iconic landmark of South AfricaIt is also the country’s most photographed attraction and its famous cable car took millions of people to its top.Table Mountain has become the single most welcoming icon not only to South Africans but travellers from all over the world.But this mountain hides many surprises that […]Continue Reading
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Radio Day 2022: Radio and Trust

Radio is an organ of mass communication through which information is disseminated to diverse audience. Like every other mass media, its function is to inform, educate and entertain people. Radio which came into being in 1930 was the first mass medium of communication, reaching millions of people. Since then, Radio has played a significant role […]Continue Reading