How 27 Nigerian CS Mothers Survived Postpartum Depression Through Emotional Communication Supports

As social animals we are, we encounter daily happenings that either teach us realities or emphasise to us the realities we had already known. One of such realities is the state of our mental health and how we cope with mental health symptoms. For example, in April 2020, I documented the experiences of twenty-seven (27) Nigerian mothers whose children were delivered of through a Caesarean Section (CS). I was interested in their experiences for two cogent reasons. One, to find out how they coped with postpartum depression, for research indicates that many women show symptoms of postpartum depression (such as mood swings, loss of sleep and concentration, personality disorder, etc.)  after childbirth, particularly when the child comes to the world through a CS. Two, to establish the role of empathic communication, experiential learning and peer social support in managing postpartum depression symptoms.

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OSUN 2022: Basiru Confident of Victory, Calls for Decency as APC Kicks-off State-wide Campaign

Senator Ajibola Basiru, the Director-General of Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola’s Campaign Council, believes that the APC candidate for the July 16th Governorship Election will defeat his opponents because of the significant accomplishments he (Oyetola) had recorded in more than three years as the state’s Chief Executive Officer. Senator Basiru, representing Osun Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly, showed this optimism during the launch of the governorship campaign council.

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Osun NUJ, NAWOJ Seek Training Collaborations on Solutions Journalism

The executive council of the Nigerian Union of Journalists and National Association of Women Journalists, Osun State chapters have accepted to get their members trained on Solutions Journalism reportage. The executive councils of the two associations made this known during a-one day advocacy visit by Rasheed Adebiyi, a 2022 Fellow of Solutions Journalism whose project focus was to mainstream solutions journalism reportage in the media education and practice ecosystem in the state.

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Fountain University Don begins Solutions Journalism Advocacy Visits in Osun

Fountain University lecturer, Rasheed Adebiyi, has begun advocacy visits to media education and practice stakeholders in Osun State on adopting Solutions Journalism approach in both the classroom and on the field. Adebiyi, who is a 2022 Fellow of the African Solutions Journalism Fellowship, began the visits with his department of affiliation at the Fountain University, Osogbo, Nigeria.

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FUO Students’ Entrepreneurship Group Launches Knowledge Preservation System.

As part of the practical in understanding software flow and real-life programming experience, the web programming entrepreneurship group at Fountain University, Osogbo, led by Messrs Akinlabi Abdulkabeer and Ganiyu Mubarak of the university ICT unit, has launched its knowledge preservation system for the university. The idea, which had the approval of the University Librarian, Dr. Wasiu Lawal, was developed to archive past and subsequent academic projects carried out in different departments of the university.

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AECRA Seminar Series: Khadijat Adedeji, LASU Doctoral Candidate, Delivers Maiden Edition on Mediated Violence against Women

A doctoral candidate at the School of Communication, Lagos State University, Ojo, Mrs Khadijat Adedeji, has presented her seminar paper at the first edition of the African Early-Career Researchers’ Academy (AECRA) for 2022. She presented a topic on “Methodological Approaches to the Study of Mediated-Violence against Women”.

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Fountain University gave me the skills to thrive in the corporate world- Yusrah Osinowo

My name is Yusrah Osinowo. I am the first child of four kids born of my parents. I recently got conferred with an MBA degree from Vancouver Island University and an MSc from University of Hertfordshire. I am also currently a student at the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) Western School of Business, Canada, working towards obtaining my CPA professional designation. As you can see, I am always at one point or the other obtaining a certification, but when I’m not doing anything professionally or career related, I love to read novels by African authors, watch sitcom comedies and travel to sight see and experience other cultures.

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Nigerian Youth Demand Livelihood-Relevant, Aspiration-Focused Government Policies

A cross section of young Nigerian men and women have demanded government policies that are relevant to their livelihoods, focus on their life aspirations, and protect them from perennial unemployment. The youth, drawn from civic societies, non-governmental organisations, academia and youth advocacy groups, made these demands at an inception workshop recently organised by PASGR, Mastercard and a team of researchers from University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

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PASGR, Mastercard Foundation Collaboration: Giving Voices to Youths’ Aspirations, Resilience in Africa through the Stakeholder Approach

When Bagele Chilisa, a Botswanan post-colonial scholar and research methodologies academic wrote about epistemological diversity- plurality of ways of knowing outside the models of the White men-, little did we know that a day is coming when a need would arise for us to reflect on what Bagele had called for in her book: “Indigenous Research Methodologies”! Little did we know that a team of inter-disciplinary researchers in Nigeria would go the line of what Chilisa called for- epistemological diversity- so soon. This team chooses to hear from the horses’ mouths of young Nigerian men and women, and represent their aspirations in these youth’s voices, as the youth become both actors and co-producers of knowledge while their voices echo farther and deeper. Without the collaborative efforts of PASGR, Mastercard Foundation and a team of researchers from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, this epistemological innovation is a mirage.

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Youth Resilience and Aspirations: PASGR, Mastercard Activate Research Policy Project in Nigeria

The Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR), together with Mastercard Foundation, has formally activated a research policy project targeted at aspirations and resilience of young Nigerians as it affects their livelihoods and employment opportunities prior to, during and after Covid-19 pandemic. The formal activation, which was tagged “Nigeria Utafiti Sera Inception Convening”, held in Ibadan, Nigeria with stakeholders drawn from government representatives, non-governmental organizations, research institutions, civic society groups, development agencies, academia, among others.

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