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After IYJ’s Report, Oyo state Resumes Abandoned Road Construction Project.
20. April 2019 at 09:00
by Alfred Olufemi
The Oyo state government has continued work at the abandoned road project in idi-Ape- Iwo road area of Ibadanl, two days after IYJ published a report on the health effect of the dusty road on the people.

The report published on April 9 also exposed the effect the dusty atmosphere had on businesses with relevant interviews with residents and business owners.


Recall that the dualization of the Idi-Ape – Basorun – Akobo – Odogbo Barracks Junction Road (Ibadan) awarded to ENL construction company is one of the 13 uncompleted road circular project abandoned for months.


This reporter gathered that the construction company stopped wetting the dusty road November last year. As a result, the residents of Idi-Ape and Akobo live in dust which is evident on the streets, floors of their rooms...

Of Students’ Victimization and My Parents in the University Senate Building.
20. April 2019 at 09:00
by Alfred Olufemi
The success of some policies and reformation in the past is not unconnected to the support of the students’ union structures and the vibrancy of the student leaders in protest for a better society. The Ali-must-go protest of 1978 against the 50 kobo increment on the cost of students’ meal was spearheaded by the leadership of the National Union of Nigeria Students (NUNS).

I rushed in to the five thousand- siting capacity Amphitheatre with the expression of “fulfilling all righteousness” that could be felt through the gloomy visage. The orientation lecture for fresh men goes on for three days as part of the one-week long orientation exercise in Obafemi Awolowo University. 

I needed not a Vox-Pop to know that the thousands of students present were bored already. I can not speak for those who had gist partners by their sides. I mean those who fortunately made friends within the first week of resumption.

After two boring lectures from a senior lecturer and a principal officer, I could not stand the boredom and needed to leave the scene. Of course, I have some able-bodied Man o’ war folks to explain why I will be leaving the venue at that premature time ...

Must I Push?
17. April 2019 at 09:00
by Oluwadamilola Adigun
When I was pregnant, I never knew I will have to PUSH hard


When I was pregnant,

I never knew I will have to PUSH hard

The conception was optimistically growing

The growth was gradually evidential

Not quite long,

I could no longer hide the fetus conceived inside

The fetus continually grew in size

The fetus wants to change status

The fetus wants to be a baby

The baby wants to become a child

The child wants to be an adult

Conception is not enough for this life's growth

I was not convenient anymore 

The flat tummy took a new but bigger shape

I anticipated seeing the one inside

The fetus also wants to run on a live stage

I ran to the comfort room

But no comfort.

I was told the room for the new transit in life is 


Mission Happiness
16. April 2019 at 09:01
by Bharti Kumari
Our generation is suffering highly from mental disorders, low level of happiness, and high disappointments must be taken into account. Together, we can make right things happen to make this world better place for each other.

As per data, provided by WHO around 450 million or 1 out of 4 people are suffering from mental health disorders. More than 40% of countries have no policies regarding mental health issue. There are several mental health disorders, anxiety, depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, obsessive compulsion where depression is ranked on 4th as disease burden cause. It is estimated that by 2020 it will be ranking 2nd. This data and reading about mental health sounds really big, and unrealistic to many. Many of us can’t imagine 1 out of 4 of us is suffering from a mental disorder, it sounds like umm no not us, right?

Major causes of stress and depression are found out to be any kind of abuse (majorly emotional), conflict, and loss of your close people, genetics and certain medication. If we discuss and go ...

A Broken Will
15. April 2019 at 09:03
by Jeniya Jufi
Since the adoption of the WESA and the discretion this legislation has given courts to cure deficiencies in a Will, there has been a rise in challenges to Wills by people trying to validate documents as Wills.

Before the Wills, Estates, and Succession Act (WESA) of British Columbia replaced the Wills Variation Act in 2014, a Will was considered valid if the courts were satisfied that the Will was in writing, had been signed by the testator (will-maker), and had been properly witnessed. While these aspects are still important, the introduction of WESA has since given the courts of British Columbia discretionary authority to cure a Will with deficiencies which would otherwise invalidate the Will, if it is deemed to clearly represent a deceased testator’s true intentions.

Consider the following scenario: Johan was married and had two adult children. Johan was also an avid sailor and had a sailboat called the Misty Morning that...

Ethiopian pilots of the Boeing 737 Max 8 vindicated
14. April 2019 at 09:00
by Dickson Eyinmosan Jnr
Despite the hard-work and full compliance strength level with Boeing recommended and FAA approved emergency procedural measures, it was grossly unfortunate that Yared Getachew alongside his co-pilot couldn't rescue the Max 737 from persistently nose diving despite their ceaseless effort commanding the right sensors program.

Ethiopian Pilot of the Boeing 737 Max 8 vindicated

Sequel to speculations and on the spot analysis of the Boeing 737 Max 8 flight whose crash occurred March 10th, 2019, claiming the lives of all 157 on board members, preliminary reports as released by an investigative panel April 4th, 2019, revealed so much as it underscores the possible resultant of the ET 302 crash en-route Addis Ababa to Nairobi. While exonerating the heroics try of the pilots whose brave attempt to save the day was seriously hampered by a malfunctioning of the Max 737 command sensory system, the report was basically silent on the exact specifics cause of the crash.

Despite the hard-work and full compliance strength level with Boeing recommended and FAA approved emergency procedural measures, it was grossly unfortunate that Y...

Does Facebook or other forms of social media create isolation?
13. April 2019 at 09:00
by Rohit Puri
“Facebook lets people connected meet new friends, yet some argue people spend so much time on social media that they lose contact with real life and may even become addicted.”

In the shining of 21st century, we have introduced ourselves to social media platforms like, Facebook, Instagram, Skype, Whats-app, Snap chat, tweeter, and many more. These platforms have created to connect, communicate people, and to collect information all around world and what not. Social media helps to expand the contacts with new brains, but it also creates isolation with actual world. Following are the facts that create isolation.

Firstly, when we were child, we used to play many physical games and activities (like Cricket, Football, Tennis, LUDO, Chess, etc.) in groups that improves our relationship with the authentic world. But Now-a-days, our new generation is interested to play these games on social media that cut the connection with our neighbors.

Secondly, isolation, with the real w...

The aftermath of "Mera Jism, Meri Marzi"
11. April 2019 at 09:00
by Maria Makki
In the aftermath of women's liberation march, which was termed by the masses as futile and unethical, Pakistan faces a dilemma when it comes to gender equality. We are faced with issues like child marriage, domestic violence, wage gap and harassment. Can we really brush of these crucial issues like this specially when we are going through an unprecedented economical and cultural shift? We need to acknowledge and resolve these issues first.

 With all that has happened in the past few months, when it comes to equality of the sexes, we are walking on thin ice. It has been nearly a month since activists flooded the streets with punchy placards. The hype seems to have died down but the issues still remain. Recently, a woman came forward with domestic violence claim against her husband in Lahore and all we seem to be doing is to figure out reason to somehow defend the man’s act of violence against his wife on the basis of a video that surfaced of her dancing. It is precisely this attitude that needs to be altered. As a matter of fact, I could hardly believe how women’s call for equality through an organic nonviolent march could be met with such an outrageous response. When you surf through the social media, it’s almost impossible to d...

When you fail, don’t give up
10. April 2019 at 09:01
by Oluwadamilola Adigun
When you fail, don’t give up, don’t stop attempting again, chart a new path to success and put in extra effort.

I failed my secondary school leaving exam four times and it seemed that was the end of the world. I lost most of my friends because I was called a failure. Some other friends had gained admission to the university and I was lonely as I tried to move from failure to success

While in Secondary School, I was always a ”local champion” (succeeding among my peers), I always led the class. But I met my waterloo in my final year in the Secondary School. For me to graduate and proceed to the university, I needed to write the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). 

I prepared, as usual, I thought success will come easily this time again. So I went ahead to write my exams.

Huuuuu-uuuh, the result of the exam was contrariwise. I failed, I mean I really failed. R...

How people's health, businesses suffer from abandoned project in Nigeria
09. April 2019 at 15:55
by Alfred Olufemi
The uncompleted road project in idi-Ape- Iwo road area of Ibadan, Oyo state capital, had so much endangered lives of residents, passersby and motorists. Alfred Olufemi chronicles in to the health and business effect of the neglected project on the people.

Mr. Oloyede, a security officer at a bank (name withheld for security reasons) narrated how he went ill and was admitted in the clinic for days after inhaling dust particles from the abandoned Idi Ape road project. "I was having severe catarrh, coughing at the same time. My body system went down, and I could not breathe well. They had to rush me to the hospital," Oloyede Akinyide, who was just recovering from respiratory problems, told IYJ one sunny Tuesday.

“I still have my drugs. I am on drugs. It’s over there,” He reiterated emphatically, pointing apologetically at his medications placed on a table. "When they started the project, we thought that they will finish it on time. I mean with the way they scrapped it and brought bulldozers to work. They sped up the work. Later they stopped and since last year Novembe...

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