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Hidden epidemic: Poor mental health management fuels drug abuse among Nigerian youths

"Honestly, I just needed to get out of my head for a while and forget everything," Kate muttered. O...



Repressive cultures

New wave of Osu caste system abolition hits Nigeria’s Igbos

On February 23, 2021, the Ogbor Autonomous community in Nigeria’s Imo state abolished what is locall...


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Repressive Cultures

New wave of Osu caste system abolition hits Nigeria’s Igbos

On February 23, 2021, the Ogbor Autonomous community in Nigeria’s Imo state abolished what is locall...

Like a mob, scars kill; Here is why the practice should be stopped

The sharp razor blades must cut deep into Esther's facial skin and her little sister's, their father...

Agony of Nigerian woman 25 years after forced breast ironing

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Breast ironing, its dangers, and why you shouldn't try it

Repressive cultures have a way of finding a foot in society. For some reason, these harmful practice...