Marriage and Family

NLC, Govt and minimum Wage And Msmes, by Francis Ewherido

NLC, Govt and minimum Wage And Msmes, by Francis Ewherido

I have been following the chess game between the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the federal government over the new minimum wage. In truth, with the high cost of living, N500,000 as minimum wage across board (public sector, organised private sector and MSMEs) is not too much in Nigeria, If only wishes were horses… Sadly, that […]
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Breast Cancer, Be Proactive, Be Brutal, by Francis Ewherido

Breast Cancer, Be Proactive, Be Brutal, by Francis Ewherido

I am neither a woman nor a medical doctor. But I needed to make today’s topic real, so invited my cousin, my real “paddy” and Chief Medical Director of NTA Clinic, Victoria Island, Dr. (Mrs.) Martina Agberien, to co-author today’s article with me. Breast cancer is the nemesis of women, just as prostate cancer is […]

Bring prostate matters out of the closet, By Francis Ewherido

Bring prostate matters out of the closet, By Francis Ewherido

Today, I want us to look at prostate challenges: prostatitis and enlarged prostate (benign or malignant).The prostate is a part of the male reproductive system, which includes the penis, seminal vesicles, and testicles. The prostate is located just below the bladder and in front of the rectum. It is about the size of a walnut […]

“Health Is Wealth”, By Francis Ewherido

“Health Is Wealth”, By Francis Ewherido

There is nobody reading this article who has not heard this short sentence, “health is wealth,” before, but what does it mean? Everybody might know the literal meaning, but very few people know the connotative meaning. When you wake up in the morning, after a good night sleep, empty your bowels and bladder effortlessly, do […]

Happy Christmas, By Francis Ewherido

Happy Christmas, By Francis Ewherido

Christmas Day is two days away. Christmas is an annual festival when many Christians commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ. It is a season of celebration and festivities all right, but more importantly the commemoration of the birth of Christ is a time to reflect and focus on eternity. Jesus came into the world to […]

Beliefs and freedom of worship, By Francis Ewherido

Beliefs and freedom of worship, By Francis Ewherido

It looks like some Nigerians suddenly feel like they and their forebears abandoned their African religion for imported religion without taking time to appreciate benefits of African religion. We live in a free society and I have no problems with this renaissance. It is not too late. They can revert and becomeigbe, sango, orisaand worshippers of any […]

When in Rome, sorry, UK…., By Francis Ewherido

When in Rome, sorry, UK…., By Francis Ewherido

When I read the story of a Nigerian nurse who was ALLEGEDLY sacked in the United Kingdom and deported to Nigeria by the management of her hospital after she was found praying for an elderly patient, I was sad but not surprised. The laws are clear. You were employed as a nurse, not an intercessor or prayer […]

DIEDJOMAHOR? By Francis Ewherido

DIEDJOMAHOR? By Francis Ewherido

English does not do justice in depicting certain situations, so we take refuge in our mother tongue, hence today’s title. But some people seeing this title would think I am about to talk about a very good friend and big brother of mine, Olorogun Jacob Diedjomahor, who made his village, Ovwodokpokpo, in Ughelli South Local Government Area […]

International Men’s Day ‘Gift’, By Francis Ewherido

International Men’s Day ‘Gift’, By Francis Ewherido

Last Sunday was International Men’s Day. “International Men’s Day celebrates worldwide the positive values that men bring to the world, their families and communities. We highlight positive role models and raise awareness of men’s well-being.” About two days before the Men’s Day, there was a news item which ruffled many feathers. The Lagos State Government […]

Truly, we are all Prisoners, By Francis Ewherido

Truly, we are all Prisoners, By Francis Ewherido

One of my earliest articles in this column was titled “prisons.” I cannot remember the details of what I wrote anymore, but I remember what inspired me to write it: We are all prisoners of our upbringing, environment, circumstances, thoughts, habits, etc., which all come together to form our character and define who we are. […]

Femi Otedola Largesse, By Francis Ewherido

Femi Otedola Largesse, By Francis Ewherido

This Otedola’s gesture should remind all of us of the need to spread joy. Otedola put smiles on the faces of 750 students and over 1,000 parents, their financial status notwithstanding.

The one percent principle for success in marriage, By Francis Ewherido

The one percent principle for success in marriage, By Francis Ewherido

I cannot recall where I got this principle from, but it simply says nobody is totally bad and nobody is totally good. So, take the one per cent (as a representation) that is good in that person and run with it. I will give you one example. In the early 80s, Concord Newspaper was hot. […]