By Fegalo Nsuke
The Ogoni are an indigenous group occupying the southern part of Nigeria. Richly endowed with natural oil and gas resources and numbering about 1,000,000 people. It has capacity to produce an estimated 400,000 - 500,000 barrels of oil daily, more than the capacity of the rest of present day Rivers State. Ogoni can also generate more revenue than 20 Nigerian states put together, more than enough to run the Nigerian federation, but for corruption and looting. That drives you crazy right.
By Fegalo Nsuke
For the Ogoni people, the murder of Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight others on November 10, 1995 turned a very dark side of our country's history. It reinforced our fears of an obvious genocide being prosecuted against our people, the Ogoni, and we trembled in the face of a possible extinction having suffered much repression coupled with the environmental terror unleashed by Royal Dutch Shell leading to the death of thousands of the Ogoni people.
With the country's current childhood under-nutrition indicator put at 37% stunting, 7% wasting and 23% underweight (NDHS, 2018) and about 2.6 million children under the age of five threatened by malnutrition (2018 NNHS), a lot still needs to be done to eradicate the country's challenge of malnutrition.
As harmless and pleasurable as it seems tobacco smoking according to World Health Organization (WHO) kills more than 8 million people each year while more than 7 million of those deaths are the result of direct tobacco use, around 1.2 million are the result of non-smokers being exposed to second-hand smoke.
Breast-milk is the natural first food for babies with all the nutrient the infants need for the first six months of life. It helps infants to fight against infections and diseases.