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Women, help thyselves

I was at the 50th Anniversary celebration of Urhobo Ladies Association (ULA) two Sundays ago. One of the first things that struck me, when I arrived at the venue, was the ageing membership. What can be responsible for their inability to attract younger women? That was the thought going on in my mind.

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Handshake Across the Niger summit

International day for tolerance

Friday, November 16, 2018, was International Day for Tolerance. But for Prof. Pat Utomi, the day would have slipped by me, just as it did many others, like a ship in the night or a toaster (a man wooing a lady) winking at a lady in the dark: unnoticed. Prof. Utomi brought the day to our consciousness in the Jacksonites’ WhatsApp Platform (a forum of graduates of Mass Communication from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka).

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Family from hell

I have written more articles on paedophilia, rape and incest than any other topic since I started this column about five years ago. So when the story of the 13-year-old Ochanya Elizabeth Ogbanje broke, my mindset was “the same old story” and decided not write on it. But something inside me kept rumbling. Even though it is 17 days since Ochanya died, I am writing today because I want this case to be on the front burner till we see the end.

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The many faces of egg

By Francis Ewherido In August last year, we read about the collapse of the marriage between the Oni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi and Olori Wuraola Zaynab. Then last week we read about the marriage of the Oni to his new Olori, Naomi Oluwaseyi. Some people wondered why a prophetess will marry the Oni and
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Mystery solved

Have you ever been in a relationship, where you felt everything was going on fine and you were moving towards marriage, and all of a sudden your boyfriend/girlfriend pulls off the plug? Even worse, he/she does not give you any reason for ending the relationship.

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