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Feminism: a movement against gender discrimination, the fight for the rights of women, women’s liberation, and women empowerment. In Nigeria, we have several pioneers of women’s rights activism, but it will be very wrong not to mention the woman who advocated against social and political inequalities faced by Nigerian women during the colonial period. Her resistance targeted both the British and the traditional heads. She is no other person than Chief Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti. Chief Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti was born Frances Abigail…

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For Nigerians, it is anything but the common good. Queues as tall as the hills of ‘Idanre’. Traffic jam everywhere. Passengers stranded. No bus to board home. Hours of productive time is lost on unending journeys. The cost of transport and the prices of goods are skyrocketing. We are again at the mercy of the oil cabal. Yuletide does not come without fuel scarcity.  Should you ever lose track of time, you need not fret. Wait till you see the…

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It is not uncommon to see medical students do outstanding amazing things, especially in the developed parts of the world, where things work and hard work is rewarded. It is however not so common to have medical students in the developing parts of the world, break through the odds and make a name for themselves. Recently, some Students of College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, made their way to the beautiful city of Kigali, Rwanda for the 2017 World Health…

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The Peculiar Child

The union blessed, the marriage consummated. At the dawn of wedlock, came conception as expected Up above, in His wisdom and good pleasure Came forth this child of exceeding great measure. At his christening, all did rejoice and hailed thus; Herald the great tidings of a new born into the world. But only He above who sees and discerns even the deepest thoughts Could foresee and fathom the peculiarity of this child. In all worldly wisdom dissenting, His features not…

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6 basic life skills you should learn

Life skills are the skills you need to learn to make the most out of life. You can’t afford to leave the ‘nest’ without these basic life skills if you want to succeed; besides there’s nothing worse than going out into the world feeling overwhelmed and completely ill-equipped to handle your own life. Personal Skills These are essential skills you need to maintain a healthy body and mind. They enhance your understanding of the world and improve your quality of…

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I don’t have a choice

Its 2:36pm, Thursday afternoon at the Nephrology Clinic, CHOP. Students are seen sitting on executive chairs, across one another in the consulting room, it’s been a long day. They are having their Senior Pediatrics rotation and activities are at their peak, having received additional logbook pages to compensate for the four week extension to the posting. Two students, in their early twenties, are seen engaging in an argument. Tunde_ I don’t agree with you Tade. That way, you can choose…

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“…towards the UIMSA of our dreams!”

  I was seven, and ill! While on admission on an hospital bed, naïve and ignorant me would fondle with the bell of my attending doctor’s stethoscope. I would wrap my hands round the cold round metal, wondering how such can be used to hear sounds from the human body. I would go on to reassure myself of my dream- becoming a doctor, being able to take care of my family, and other people when they fall ill.  Years down…

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Students’ Secretariat,

Ground floor, E.O. Oluwole Akande Building,

University College Hospital,


Oyo State, Nigeria.

Tel:  +234 813 537 4183 | +234 817 946 0620

Email: ibadanmedicine@gmail.com

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