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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Five Strategic Moves that Helped Ademola Adeleke Clinch the Coveted Prize of Osun Governor’s Seat

For every doubting Thomas of Ademola Adeleke’s win at the last Saturday’s gubernatorial election, the presentation of the certificate of return to the People’s Democratic Party’s  flagbearer on Wednesday 20th July, 2022  should have cleared all doubts that indeed power has shifted from the camp of the All Progressives Congress in Osun. In the next four years, the 62-year-old Ede born politician would call the shot starting from November, 2022 when the mantle of leadership would be formally handed over to him.  Many observers have wondered about how the man with so much love for dance did it! Though, he was said to have been rejected at the polls three-and-a-half years ago, how Ademola Adeleke made this quick comeback must have puzzled many. However, from analysis of the campaign strategies and feelers from the streets, it was revealed that Ademola Adeleke had a change of strategy to unseat the incumbent. This feat many had considered a herculean task. This could be true when it is taken into consideration the fact that his party has been out of power for 12 years in Osun State coupled with the intra-party issues that bedevilled the umbrella party since Adeleke’s declaration of an attempt to have a second shot at the Osun top job.

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Five Strategic Mistakes that Cost Gov. Gboyega Oyetola a Second Term in Office in Osun State

Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola committed a strategic error of not connecting with the people of the state. As a matter of fact, no democratically elected governor of the state had committed such an error before now. For the entire period he has spent as governor until the election on Saturday, Governor Oyetola never deemed it fit to have a one-on-one with the people of Osun.

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OSUN 2022: PAN Sets to Enhance Peaceful Campaign Environment Through Monitoring of Stakeholders

Positive Agenda Nigeria (PAN) has announced its readiness to begin monitoring and evaluation of political actors and their supporters in Osun State using robust research and dissemination strategies, as political parties and candidates begin their campaigns across towns and cities in the state for the 2022 governorship election.

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My PhD Experience: Initiating and Ensuring Sustainable Relationship with Supervisors

In my own case, I had the luck of having a supervisor well known to me. She (God bless Dr. Yinka Egbokhare) neither supervised my project at undergraduate nor at Master’s level. But, I have always admired her from a far as a student in her class for the first 4 years as an undergraduate. Popularly known as Aunty Yinka, I appreciate her style of teaching. She combined theory with practicals. And I have followed her style since then. She introduced the advertising competition among 300 Level students of Communication and Language Arts then. I copied that when I became coordinator of my department in 2017. She was one of the panel of judges for the Creativity Challenge that has become a tradition in FUOMass Communication today. I remembered I brought her to Osogbo for a public review/reading of her book – the Dazzling Mirage. That was way back after my first degree. Then, a Master’s degree or PhD was not even in the plan. Then we had a joint programme with the Reading Association of Nigeria (RAN, University of Ibadan Chapter) and the Ate Ogbon Literary Club. She was a strong pillar of the association then. We were together at the Zoological Garden, Ibadan with select secondary school students from Osogbo and Ibadan.  

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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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8 Quick Facts about the First Visually Impaired Woman to have Graduated from the University of Ibadan

The 73rd Convocation ceremony of the University of Ibadan has come and gone. One of the highlights of the graduation ceremony of the premier university was the outstanding case of the first visually impaired lady who got her PhD from the university- Ifeoma Bibiana Okoli. Nigerians on social media have hailed the woman for her resilience and perseverance leading to her new qualification.

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Critical Questions on Gender, Faculty Disparity in University of Port Harcourt’s 128 Inaugural Speeches

The University of Port Harcourt was established in 1975. It is one of the second generation Federal Universities founded during the year. Four years later, the University had its first inaugural speech which was delivered by Prof. E. J. Alagoa, a Professor of History, according to available data. Forty-two years later [as at 2021], 173 inaugural speeches have been delivered across the old and new faculties in the University.

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