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Photos From The Official Launch Of UNFPA@50 & ICPD@25

To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the trajectory-changing International Conference on Population and Development, also in tandem with UNFPA at the age of 50, I attended the official celebration in my capacity as the UNFPA Regional Ambassador for West and…

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Fistula Can Be Prevented, Let’s Take Action!

Every time I go on an awareness campaign such as my recent visit to Sokoto, I’m reminded of the importance of revamping our healthcare system. I’ll never get tired of saying this – Fistula can be prevented! We have…

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World Population Day 2019

Do you know that there are more than 7 billion people on planet earth right now? The planet’s population today is 7.7 billion. Such a mind-boggling figure, but what does that really mean? The Governing Council of the United…

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World Environment Day 2019

World Environment Day, celebrated annually on 5 June is an initiative that the United Nations launched in an attempt to effectively combat problems of environmental degradation. Every year, the UN marks a different focus to commemorate the day. The…

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The Truth About The Sassy & Confident Woman

When she says she can be anything she wants to be, that’s not a lie. She is not saying that because she is proud and puffed up. She is not saying that to make others think that they are…

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What is your favourite book by Chinua Achebe?

Today, I opened my browser and was pleasantly surprised to find that the Google was celebrating the legacy of the renowned Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe. Today would have been his 87th Birthday and Google honoured the late literary icon with…

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Rest In Peace…. Dr Babatunde Osotimehin

Today, I remember a great man, a renowned global public health leader and a beloved father who passed on recently. Dr Babatunde Osotimehin, who until his death a few days ago was the Executive Director of the United Nations…