His Research: Muhammed Jamiu on the Potential Costs of Information Pollution in Nigeria’s 2023 Presidential Election

If we all love our nation, democratic actors such as politicians, candidates, supporters, media, and CSOs must endeavour to stick to issue-based campaigns and agendas and refrain from disparaging personalities, damaging reputations, and destroying social relations to avoid setting the country on fire and relegating its democratic process.

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My Business & I: Osun State offers opportunities to people who choose to see the glass half full instead of half empty – Arinola Adeleke

I am an entrepreneur by circumstances. (laughs) I used to believe business is not my thing, this orientation has led to the collapse of my previous businesses because I give them up easily. So, Creativity and innovation led me to create RubybyRukky, a perfumery company, where we mix different natural notes to make scents, we produced different oil perfume, Eau De cologne, and a host of others, low patronage led to the shutdown. I switched to fashion, and the birth of Ariny_Couture was a good start, i’d thought It would fly because we sow creatively, I would travel to lagos to source fabrics even when there are shirt material here. After sowing, I would take the shirts to the Laundromat for laundry and good packaging, this processes cost me a lot. Innovation pushed me to give my clients TM Lewin, Dolce Gabbana standard in exchange with cut/sow price.

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My Business & I: There are thousands of opportunities in Nigeria for anyone who can think and explore – Zainab Winjobi-Arikewuyo

In reality, business has been in my blood since childhood; perhaps I inherited it from my mother. I recall assisting my mother in some of the businesses she started while also working as a teacher. Sometimes, I deliberately begged her to let me hawk with some girls that were selling stuff for us. I also loved to stay in her mini provision shop and make sure I keep records of daily sales. I was around 10 years old at the time. Fast forward to my adulthood, I realized that I love to multitask and troubleshoot a lot of things. I want to be a lecturer and an entrepreneur. I’m glad that I am pursuing the two paths simultaneously and to the glory of God it has been working for me even though it hasn’t been that easy 

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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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