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Adolescence

Adolescence is the period of development from the onset of puberty, to the attainment of adulthood, hence the transitional period between childhood and adulthood. The WHO pegs this between the…

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Commitment

Commitment

Commitment is a philosophical concept popularized by the 20th Century French existentialist philosopher, Gabriel Marcel. Other existentialist philosophers have discussed themes conveying similar…

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Illichs Philosophy

Illichs Philosophy is a moderate realism in the Thomistic tradition of radical humanism. Illichs criticized contemporary modern school system and advocate discontinuation of schools because of the…

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Man riding on a chariot in front of Lagos police station, southern Nigeria. Early 1900s. Servitude like this was acceptable till the fist half of the 20th Century.

Ìwòfà

Ìwòfà, translated as ‘pawning’, was the system of constrained labour used in offsetting debts of different kinds in the 19th and 20th Century south-west Nigeria. In ancient times where a…

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Divorce

Divorce is the dissolution of marriage between two individuals. Since the early 20th Century, taxed dowries are usually refunded to former husbands after divorce, and on default, women are…

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Children playing on a beach, 1940s

Life Expectancy

Life Expectancy is an estimate of the number of years individual new born infants would live under the prevailing mortality risks within a population. Life expectancy is often indicated at the…

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Fishermen and trap at Olokemeji. 1910, Source:  Nigeria Nostalgia

Akobi

Akobi is the conical shape basket used for shrimp fishing in Iddo Island from the 16th Century circa. Akobi is usually made with strips of bamboo tree. When not in use, they are dried on rows of…

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Dancer (in red) with Dbanj and Don Jazzy performing  at the ThisDay Source: Events-pro.

Sexual objectification

Sexual objectification is the treatment of a person as passive receptacle of another’s sexual desire. Although objectification may occur for both genders, it is mostly used generically for…

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Socialism in action- Queen’s College students taking routine milk diet provided by Government in Yaba

Socialism

Socialism is an ethical science and a universal set of principles conceived as a guide to progressive governance. It is a principle that militates against the aiding and abetting of private…

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The Trek

The Trek refers to the Labour struggle of 1941 in which railway workers marched from Loco workshop, Yaba, through the Marina, Lagos, to the Race Course in protest against hourly system and poor…

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