DUNNI has been a sort of little â€˜brotherâ€™ for years now and he freely comes to me any time he wants any advice. Not that much was happening in his life, not for a long time at least.Read More
FOOD has a direct effect on the levels of certain brain chemical. For example, eating regular portions of tryptophan – containing proteins such as lean meat, cheese and eggs-can improve your mood. Itâ€™s because tryptophan is converted by the body into serotonin – the brain chemical that triggers the feel good effect.Read More
The advent of Christianity changed some unsavory practices that prevailed in Nigeria especially in the Eastern part of the country where widows were almost treated as lepers when they lose their husbands.Read More
THE decent thing to do when you realize your marriage isnâ€™t working in spite of all your efforts to make a go of things, is pack in such a relationship. Thatâ€™s exactly what Aminat did three years ago when she confessed she no longer felt anything passionate with her husband. And the feeling was mutual.Read More
WHENEVER the word, â€˜mistressâ€™ is mentioned, up springs the image of a calculating vamp dressed in skimpy clothes and expensive hair extensions, ready to entice away husbands without a second thought to the families of such men. But sometimes, the truth is usually more complicated. As a result, many women who find themselves the â€˜other womanâ€™ are caught in situations they never bargained for.Read More
Ngozi, an unmarried teenage mother had her first baby three years ago. To her dismay today, she is pregnant for her second baby. How could this have happened and how is she going to cope? The single mother remembered the heart break, severe pains and agony that trailed her first pregnancy following the refusal of her boyfriend, Charles, to accept responsibility of the child.Read More
WHY does a seemingly happily married woman go off the rail? â€œWell, ‘seemingly’ is the right word if youâ€™re thinking of Labakeâ€™s marriage,â€snorted Benny, a friend who dropped by to discuss the break-up of Labakeâ€™s 24 odd years of marriage. Weâ€™d all been classmates and have kept in touch over the years. Labake had always been flighty, she simply loved being â€˜chasedâ€™ by men.Read More
Physical disability in the past was seen as a kind of disease but not any more as those whom we refer to as the physically challenged are gradually becoming the celebrities of our time. The question Bridget Amaraegbu tried to look at this week is whether physical disability can be a barrier to true love and these are my findings.Read More
JUST when you think your life is on an even keel from the turmoil of life, up springs a problem to put a spanner in the cog of your peace. Lilian has definitely had her share of problems. Sheâ€™d gone through the betrayal of Ayoka a â€˜relativeâ€™ her husband brought into the matrimonial home, seen the â€˜relativeâ€™ become a second wife and the mother of two children before she lost her life in a ghastly motor accident. She later agreed to raise Ayokaâ€™s children.Read More
Do you have something you donâ€™t want your partner to know about? Do you trust him and does he trust you? Remember, if you snoop, there are consequences.Read More
By Bridget Amaraegbu This week, Bridget Amaraegbu takes a look at the incessant cases of sexual harassment perpetuated by some unscrupulous landlords and landladies against their tenants. The question on her mind is: would you quit your abode if faced with such a problem? Find out what the stars have to say. Iâ€™ll not quit
I was with Abibat when she first met Tony. Weâ€™d both gone to the electrical shop he ran to get a couple of stabilizers for some of her electrical appliances. Sheâ€™d already lost a cherished DVD player and the compressor of her fridge – no thanks to the epileptic power supply in the country.Read More
T he marriage arrangement is in place. The wedding cards are ready for distribution.
Suddenly, the rumours get to you: your partner is an ex-convict. As if the rumour is not shocking enough, when you confront your partner, your worst fear is confirmed. Will you overlook the past and carry on with your marriage plans?
LAGOS life has never held that much excitement for me, â€œsaid Kike, a 38- year old mother of three. â€œWhen I was admitted into a nursing school in Lagos after my secondary school, I was ecstatic. But I soon saw Lagos for what it was – a city with a frenzied lifestyle that I could never catch up with. Iâ€™d been born and bred in a fairly big town but to protective parents.Read More
The friend I stayed with scarcely saw me as I was always with him closing the 15-year gap between our first relationship. I was a bit amused when he offered to come with me for a weekend with a friend that stayed outside London.Read More