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Child Development and Developmental Disorders in Nigeria: Prospects and Challenges for the 21st Century

Introduction —  We wish to express our sincere gratitude to the organizers of this conference for asking us to deliver this keynote address. We are sure that the conference will achieve its aim of raising sufficient awareness on issues of Child Developmental Disorders in Nigeria so that relevant strategies can be adopted to prevent them […]

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Capacity Building: Human Resources Development in the Health Sector

Every organization requires a complex mix of a number of factors in order to function satisfactorily: Infrastructure by way of buildings that will contain the offices in which the operations of the organization will be conducted; finances to defray its expenses and of course human beings who will carry out the actual work for which […]

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Issues on Higher Education in Rivers State

Opening Remarks  – –  At a summit such as this, time allocation to invited speakers is usually restricted. Mine is no exception. I have been requested to speak on the topic of ISSUES ON HIGHER EDUCATION IN RIVERS STATE for a period of 30 minutes. So, the issues cannot be treated in any degree of […]

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MDG5: What Path leads to its Achievement in Nigeria? A Guest Lecture

Introduction  — I wish to start by expressing my profound gratitude to the Council of our great society, the Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics of Nigeria (SOGON), for giving me the opportunity to deliver this Guest Lecture. This is the second occasion in recent times that such a privilege has been extended to me and […]

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Violence in the Niger Delta: Health and Economic Implications For Nigeria and Nigerians

INTRODUCTION  —  For the first time ever, on 3 October, 2002, the World Health Organization (WHO) launched a World Report on Violence and Health, which was a comprehensive review of the problem of violence on a global scale. The report which was three years in the making had contributions from over 160 experts from around […]

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Why Do Many Women Still Die In Childbearing in Nigeria

Introduction — To be invited to share this platform with some of the best minds, past and present, in the Nigerian intellectual firmament, selected as they were, from diverse backgrounds and cosmopolitan origins, which had delivered the O.K. Ogan Memorial Lecture, is a great privilege and honour. I thank the Head, all staff and students […]

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Internationalization of the Professional Training of Petroleum Engineers in Nigeria

Abstract — The process by which universities everywhere establish academic and professional linkages among themselves, as well as with industry and other stakeholders, exchange staff and students and set up shared projects including the award of joint Degrees, is always desirable. Such measures foster academic relationships, promote diverse population of staff and students, sponsor trans-cultural […]

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