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Retired but not tired: This 61-year-old retired community health worker is providing affordable maternity services to pregnant women in her community

By Godshield Kanjal ___ For 61-year-old Mrs. Lydia Ogbeche, who retired as a grade level 12 Community Health Extension Worker in Yala Local Government Area of Cross River State, retiring from public service is not the end of her career. Unlike her colleagues who retired and relocated to their villages to start a new career …

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GBV: Foundation Launches Initiative To Track Cyber Bullying Of Nigerian Women

Cross River Watch A media nonprofit based in Cross River State, Godshield Kanjal Journalism Foundation (GKJF) has launched an initiative to track the cyberbullying of Nigerian single women by the ‘alpha male’ movement. Codename GBV Tracker, is aimed at tackling the trend of bullying of women on the internet by some group of pseudo social …

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Climate Change: Cross River Rural Farmers Are Worst Hit, Says Media Foundation

Cross River Watch Report ___ A Media Foundation based in Cross River the Godshield Kanjal Journalism Foundation has hinted that rural farmers in the State are the worst hit by climate change in the South-South geopolitical zone of Nigeria. The foundation said preliminary investigations and community engagement shows that lots of rural farming communities have …

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Meat selling women

Breaking stereotypes: In a male dominated butchery ‘industry’, these women are breaking even

By Godshield Kanjal __ Across Nigeria, the butchery ‘industry’ is dominated by men, but three women are apparently breaking the stereotype in Calabar, the Cross River State capital. They believe in the popular Nigerian saying: “What a man can do, a woman can do, even better”. They are Patience Bassey 27, Iniobong Ben 29, and …

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Gender-based violence: How childless married women are stigmatized, mocked

(photo credit: Getty Images/iStock) — By Godshield Kanjal December 18, 2009, is a day Mary Atol would probably never forget. That day was the day she tied the knot with her former fiancée-turned-husband, Anthony Ewa. “It’s a day I will never forget in a hurry – as the first daughter of the house getting married …

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‘Crops grown with synthetic fertilisers, herbicides dangerous’

Crops grown with excessive synthetic fertilisers and herbicides are dangerous, Zonal Manager of Cross River Agricultural Development Project (CRADP), Mark Ewa, has warned. Ewa told the Godshield Kanjal Journalism Foundation “fertilisers and herbicides used by farmers contain chemicals, which when overused, injure humans.” He blamed the recourse to the trend on poor farm yields caused …

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