The name Loretta Alao may not be popular, but her yearly sponsored Scrabble competition in Secondary Schools known as Scrabbulympics is, and has come to stay. Mrs Alao through this social intervention impacts well over a thousand public school pupils annually during the one week Scrabbulympics event.Read More →
Some 15 years into their marriage, Sina discovered he’d lost all interest in love-making. “At first I thought it would be temporary”, he confessed, “but when my wife threatened to leave after years of being sexually frustrated, I decided to do something about it.Read More →
CALABAR—A long-drawn-out land squabble between Kasuk Qua and Ikpai Qua clans in Calabar, Cross River State, has claimed the life of a 21-year-old villager, Asuquo Duke with many others wounded. Niger Delta Voice gathered that hostilities broke out between the two communities at a sand quarry in Ikot Uduak, last week. Counsel to Kasuk Qua, Barrister Orok Ironbor, stated that fight erupted following the contravention of a subsisting Zone Six Police Command order barring the contending from the land in contention, which was allegedly infringed by the Ikpai people, who kept on excavating sand from the pit located on the land.Read More →
IKOT OBIO NDOHO— WHEN the Akwa Ibom State Governor, Obong Godswill Akpabio, breached protocol while on a state function, September 14, last year, by making a spur-of-the-moment stopover at the rural Ikot Obio Ndoho community, Mkpat Enin Local Government Area of the state, his security aides and other members of his entourage were taken aback.Read More →
I would say I had the passion, if you are specially gifted in something; the drive would push you to it. After completing my secondary school education, I found myself acting plays, dancing and getting deeply enmeshed in entertainment. Ironically, my mother was into drama and a dance teacher. She loved her profession with a passion. So, it was only normal that I developed the traits from her. Hence all through my years in the secondary school, I found myself participating actively in virtually all entertainment activities because I derived great joy from it.Read More →
It started with galore of scoldings for Miss Josephine Agwu, a mere airport cleaner who found forgotten $28,000 and other foreign currencies totaling about N12m and refunded it to the owner. Some called her dumb-ass, others referred to her as silly, especially as the owner of the money showed how not to appreciate goodness.Read More →
“That made me give up all the fight to save her. She is now in her mid-fifties and I’ve learnt to live with her drinking. She obviously enjoys drinking and I know she is going to die with a drink in her hand – I’ll have to live with that and love her for the loving mum she is when she is sober…”Read More →
I was surprised when I met a woman whose blood pressure was 190/150 yet she didn’t understand what it’s all about, and she said, I’m ok, nothing is wrong with me. That woman could one day slump and die carelessly. We also carried out awareness on breast cancer and there, we discovered three women who have lumps on their breasts and they were unaware of the imminent danger of their health state. As simple as that.Read More →
“Three days later, a big boa snake came into my house. I picked my gun and shot at it, it disappeared and re-appeared at my back. I turned again and aimed at it but it disappeared again. I thought it had gone; I went inside and dropped my gun.Read More →
This was disclosed recently by Proven Integrity Communication Network Limited, Publisher of Integrity International Magazine in Abuja.Read More →
BY EBUN SESSOU One of the experiences Honourable Ramotalahi Akintola-Hassan would not forget in a hurry was when she lost her first husband five years after marriage. She waited for seven years before going into another marriage. Today, she is happily married. She is the Vice Chairman, House Committee on Physical and Urban Planning inRead More →
The leadership of the Nigeria Police Officers Wives Association, POWA, led by Engr. Mrs. Zara Bunu Abubakar during the week ended activities to commemorate their 50TH anniversary celeberation with a plea to the abductors of the over 200 girls of the Government Secondary School, Chibok in Borno state to free them. In line with theRead More →
By Yetunde Arebi Hi, The letters you will be reading today, concludes the first batch of contributions from our readers. As I stated yesterday, we cannot afford to go to sleep even for a moment on this issue. We must articulate our position and argument and continue to give it the publicity it deserves untilRead More →
SHORTLY after our moth er’s outburst and curses on me, Aunty Obioma called me one day and asked if what she heard about me calling her my mother was true. I could only stare at the ground as she too began raining abuses on me and calling me a crazy girl. She said she could never give birth to a child who will never do well in life. That it should be the first and the last time that she would hear her name linked to such a story and the last time she will also discuss the issue with me. Our mother is my mother. If I am not satisfied, I can go and look for another mother of my choice and ask her for a father too.Read More →
THE next day, our fourth born called me and told me to be patient, that with time, I will know the truth about who my mother, adding that she is not in the position to tell me yet.
Neither should I also discuss it ever with anyone. I was about 12 years then and had just gained admission into Secondary School. Rather than put my heart to rest, my sister had confirmed my fears that there was something wrong with me. The truth would hit me about four years later. Ever since, I have not been the same again.Read More →
THE story you are about to read will no doubt evoke several emotions in you by the time you finish reading next Thursday. It is the pathetic story of a young lady seeking to know her true identity. I was moved to tears after listening to this lady as she narrated her story. At the end of it all, I concluded that this was a classic case of over indulgence on the part of this lady’s grandparents as well as sheer wickedness and lack of fear of God and humanity on the part of her mother. That is if indeed she qualifies to be called a mother.Read More →
YERIMA’s purported message went on to list six points on activities he believes young people in big cities are exposed to and which according to him is more grievous than child marriage. Yerima may be right on all six points but has he ever read anywhere that Nigerians approve of all these vices and are lobbying for them to be constitutionalised?Read More →
HI, WE have all experienced it at some point. That rush of adrenalin when we are engaged in something exciting or dangerous. Some people live by it and sometimes allow it to take over their sense of judgement, staking everything they stand for. How far will you go for a quick rump in the sack? How much will you stake for a few minutes of pleasure? Do you really know when to call it off when things begin to get out of hand? It is assumed that most people would cheat on their partners at some point or another, it is those who allow themselves to get caught that do not know how to play the game. Our opening story featured the secret affair of a young, married lady with the husband of her older friend and benefactor. The cat was let out of the bag when the older woman mistakenly took her husband’s mobilephone out for the day. So, while the treacherous young friend thought she was chatting with her friend’s husband, the messages where actually being received by her friend seated next to herRead More →
HI, WE have all experienced it at some point. That rush of adrenalin when we are engaged in something exciting or dangerous. Some people live by it and sometimes allow it to take over their sense of judgement, staking everything they stand for. How far will you go for a quick rump in the sack? How much will you stake for a few minutes of pleasure? Do you really know when to call it off when things begin to get out of hand? It is assumed that most people would cheat on their partners at some point or another, it is those who allow themselves to get caught that do not know how to play the game.Read More →
By Yetunde Arebi HI Sometimes last year, a story brokeout in Lagos social circle of how an unsuspecting wife intercepted a sms message from her friend to her husband. On face value you may readily ask, “and so what?” But the story was not that simple. The women involved were very close friends and hadRead More →
HI! On July 6, 2013, I must have been the happiest girl on planet earth! I finally began to travel on the path I have always dreamed of walking. The dream of being an author of books.
The presentation of my “first” book, Youth, Sex and Wellbeing took place at the Afe Babalola Auditorium, University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba.
I was overjoyed. It was a dream come true, for, right from a very young age, I had nursed the dream of writing.
EVER since the story broke and Nigerians took to the streets and social media platforms to express their dissatisfaction with the retention of Subsection 4(b) of Section 29, there have been all manners of reactions from across the country. The enormity and passion of the protests have been quite impressive.Read More →
I cannot remember precisely when the affair started but we had been hearing several versions of the story as rumours before the woman’s husband finally visited our compound. We lived in a big family compound. The land, having been bought by the eldest of four brothers. The four brothers had built a house each on the land, making it a family compound.Read More →
IT happened about six years ago when I used to travel all over country, marketing for the company I work for. We have this nice couple where we lived and we were very cordial with them. The husband had a younger sister who was an undergraduate at the University in Nsukka. Whenever she was on holiday, she would come and spend some time with them. She was a very nice, respectful and ever smiling girl and my wife and I used to give her money and some little stuff when she came around because e were all like family friends even though we did not come from the same town.Read More →
The issue of parenting could be tasking for many parents especially with the economic situation in Nigeria. Many parents find it difficult to exert much control and supervision over their children since they are busy chasing money.
But then, the family needs the money in order to be able to take care of its basic needs so that life will be meaningful.
You need the money as a family but that should not be at the expense of catering for your children’s other needs which go beyond financial needs.
By Yetunde Arebi HI,Once bitten by the love bug, one begins to see things in a different perspective. Most of the lover’s faults or rather short comings will not mean much again, they are readily overlooked. So was the case with a young I will call Tony. Tony fell heads over heels in love withRead More →
By Yetunde Arebi Hi, Sometime ago, we published a series of narratives on the problems of parenting in modern day Nigeria and how it can be effectively tackled. The piece you will be reading today is a contribution from a young lady. Please note that there is no time limit to contributions on any issueRead More →
By Yetunde Arebi Hi, How far will you go to get out of a situation? The story below is narrated by a young, Public Relations executive named Cynthia who after an affair with a charming, young man went into depression for almost two year. How did it happened? Find out as she shares her storyRead More →
How far will you go to get out of a situation? The story below is narrated by a young, Public Relations executive named Cynthia who after an affair with a charming, young man went into depression for almost two year. How did it happened? Find out as she shares her story below:
By Yetunde Arebi HI How far will you go to get out of a situation? The story below is narrated by a young, Public Relations executive named Cynthia who after an affair with a charming, young man went into depression for almost two year. How did it happened? Find out as she shares her storyRead More →
Once; he actually gave a date, flight number and airline, I went to the airport with the children, my sister and her husband and a younger brother of his too, we waited after confirming that the flight was actually coming to Nigeria, but you won’t believe that my husband was not on that flight, he’d merely fooled us allRead More →
Though, even back in the olden days, the act is usually received with mixed feelings among diverse people. However, with the era of male supremacy gradually fading out, and more women gaining financial and educational leverage, many, including men, now see wife battering as an attack and abuse of the supposedly weaker sex. Add to this is the enactment of laws by at various levels of government in the country against domestic violence, some of which attract stiff penalties if found guilty of.Read More →