Efforts to encourage Nigerians to give blood
14 April 2019 | 9:57 am
Nigeria’s health ministry says only 10 percent of Nigerians donate blood freely while 60 percent do so commercially and the other 30 percent donate to their relatives. Temie Giwa-Tubosun, Founder of Lifebank joins CNBC Africa to discuss ways to encourage blood donation among Nigerians.
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The British dailies welcome the sanctions slapped on Russian oligarchs, including Chelsea FC's owner Roman Abramovich, as the government tries to punish Vladimir Putin's allies abroad. Also, we look at how Russia is oiling its propaganda machine during the war – but in this digital age of social media, will it work? Finally, we look at some of the Russians who are vehemently opposed to the war.
1 May 2022
Blood Sisters primarily tells the story of Sarah, a young woman who is set to marry a physically abusive man. Despite her best friend, Kemi’s objection, she goes ahead with the wedding, which leads to a series of unfortunate events. Guardian Life had a chat with the two leading ladies, Ini Dima-Okojie and Nancy Isime, who spilled the tea on what to know about the upcoming Netflix original series.
27 May 2022
With a smile that could make anyone swoon and bright blonde low-cut hair that captures the hearts of many, Nancy Isime provides an insight into what it was like to embody TV’s next favourite character, Kemi.
31 May 2022
No stranger to playing a role in a film that explores the theme of physical abuse, referencing her role in “Namaste Wahala”, Ini Dima-Okojie found Sarah to be a demanding character. To successfully portray Sarah, she recollects putting herself in physically abused victims’ shoes, which meant doing a lot of research and occasionally reaching out to women who have had the experience.
19 Jul 2022
Although Ottawa defends itself, the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration found that Canada’s immigration process could be ridden with bias and racial prejudice. In 2021, the rejection rate for visas for French-speaking African students was close to 70%. A processing software used by the ministry called Chinook was also targeted by the group. Several organisations and immigration advocates are calling out the processes in place, which they say lead to systemic racism.
1 Aug 2022
From the 1970s into the 1990s, thousands of UK residents were infected with HIV and hepatitis C after receiving contaminated blood transfusions. Politicians are being called on to finally pay damages to victims.
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French foreign ministry spokesperson Anne-Claire Legendre discussed the current challenges faced by French diplomats and explained the "diplomacy of combat" championed by President Emmanuel Macron at a recent address to French ambassadors.
29 Oct 2022
A stirring debut novel about family secrets, shame and lust, told from the perspective of a non-binary narrator for whom writing becomes a magical act of liberation.
12 Nov 2022
The German Foreign Ministry called on all German citizens to leave Iran immediately. The ministry cited the risk of arbitrary arrest and detention as women-led protests roil the Middle Eastern nation.
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German Economy Minister Robert Habeck wants to stop the sale of a chip production plant to a Chinese investor. The Green Party politician has expressed concern about giving China control over key infrastructure.
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A new Berlin exhibition that explores the century-long legacy of the original vampire movie 'Nosferatu' will take the blood of visitors for a complimentary ticket.
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Spotify, a digital music service, could be seeking to boost its profitability with the move. The Stockholm-headquartered company has never posted a full-year net profit.
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There is league football action to look forward to in the next couple of days; Much Maligned Manchester United goes up against an inconsistent Chelsea, Manchester City faces Aston Villa while Juventus locks horns with Scudetto holders Napoli to begin the Serie A weekend. My name is Ayomide Sotubo and here's our preview of these games on the Nutmeg on Guardian TV.
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