Breaking News
Translate
Suicide, girl, banker, gratuity

A painful suicide

There is so much of Nigeria in Jamaica which explains why two members of the Reggae Girlz team to the France 2019 Women’s World Cup bore Nigerian names. Olufolasade Ayomide Danielle Adamolekun and Chinyelu Bessum Asher were part of the First Caribbean squad to play in the FIFA senior Women’s Championship.

Read More
marriages

Twenty years after

I have since crossed the 20 years mark in marriage. Within this period too, I have been involved in the preparation of new entrants into marriage (15 years) in my parish;I have interacted with and counselled many people on marital issues, and I have also kept this column for almost six years now. The icing is my book, Life Lessons from Mudipapa, which essentially focuses on courtship, marriage, family life and parenting.With the benefit of all these experiences, I have come up with my list of the most important ingredients necessary to sustain a marriage, and I dare add, make it happy.

Read More

What are you hiding?

A few years ago, I was at a wedding reception where I shared a table with a lady. During her conversation with another guest, her voice sounded familiar, but I could not place her face. Her husband joined her later and that confirmed her identity, but the face still looked unfamiliar. Then I summoned courage and said, “Sis, I no know say na you sit down opposite me before o? Then she retorted angrily: “Me too, I no recognise you.”

Read More

I stand with RMD

We live in a free world and that is beautiful. You are fine as long as you exercise your freedom within legal bounds. But sometimes it goes beyond legality; there are also moral boundaries. Freedom goes with concomitant responsibilities. In order words, exercise your freedom responsibly. It helps to keep this in mind in our thoughts and actions. I am going to situate today’s column within a recent Instagram post of veteran actor, Richard Mofe Damijo (RMD), the responses (backlash in some cases), and the legality and morality of freedom.

Read More

After wedding drama

I was not there; I saw the video like many others. The narrative said it happened in Kilo, Ikate, Surulere, Lagos. A newly-wed man walked out on his wife during their wedding reception; saying “I no dey do again” (I am not marrying her anymore),while putting both hands at the back of his neck/head (a sign of despair). His wife was running after him, throwing herself on the ground, but the guy insisted he was done.

Read More
suicide,hotel, woman, strangled, Suicide, Sniper, girl, hanging

Suicide is not a fashion fad

Some Nigerians approach life with herd mentality. You remember when many people became emergency investors in the stock market until the bubble burst. People without requisite skills were just buying shares based on which shares were “reigning.” The problem of herd mentality did not start today; it has been with us for a while. One of my professors at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Okwudili Nnoli, called it “me-too-ism” in his book, “Ethnic Politics in Nigeria.” Yes, the same herd mentality is what made ethnic politics to grow taproot in Nigeria even before independence.

Read More
Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!