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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Quick-fix Health Remedies: Beware, By Francis Ewherido

Quick-fix Health Remedies: Beware, By Francis Ewherido

I am tired of the continuous invasion of my privacy via my laptop and phone. More annoying is the falsehood being spewed. I have no choice but to publicly complain. I saw an advert a few years ago on remedies to control high blood sugar. When I saw the amount the remedy was going for, […]

What is Marriage? By Francis Ewherido

What is Marriage? By Francis Ewherido

My first article on this column on November 17, 2013, was titled “What Does Marriage mean to you?” Almost 10 years later, I am forced to ask the same question under different title and circumstances. What is marriage? For me marriage remains “the matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves […]

Tasteless medical professionals, By Francis Ewherido

Tasteless medical professionals, By Francis Ewherido

The Nigerian medical sector is bedevilled by many problems. As a patient, I have experienced a trailer load of them, but those in the medical field are in the best position to elaborate. They wear the shoes, so they know where the shoes pinch most. Therefore, I will restrict myself to my experience. My earliest […]

Osondi, Owendi, By Francis Ewherido

Osondi, Owendi, By Francis Ewherido

In the 80s, I just loved Osita Osadebe’shit song, Osondi, owendi. I never really knew the meaning until around 1986 or 1987 when the legend came to the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, to perform. I just had to attend the show, but before the day, I decided to find out the meaning of the song […]

Save lives first, By Francis Ewherido

Save lives first, By Francis Ewherido

Medical doctors in many parts of the world,including Nigeria, are required to take the Hippocratic Oath. The Hippocratic Oath is “an oath stating the obligations and proper conduct of doctors, formerly taken by those beginning medical practice.” Under this oath, “the first duty of a doctor is do no harm.”This includes saving lives. I am […]