‘I would stop at nothing to get sexually satisfied’

Most teenagers nowadays are as sexually active as perverts. But most worrisome is the observation that some parents seem to care less about it, while it is a nightmarish experience for some other parents trying to curb the moral decadence among the young ones. Oluwatosin Omoniyi writes   Sexual perversion among teens has become a menace, which is like a wild fire spreading uncontrollably in the society. It has become a domestic terrorism that parents are either consciously or unconsciously encouraging. Teens and minors who are still supposed to be…

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Working single mums: Not an easy world

A single parent has to bear with added responsibilities, tensions and pressures. Either due to separation, divorce or death of a spouse, a single parent is left alone to deal with multiple tasks. BLESSING EDET shares the story of a single mum     Although single parenting is quite a lifetime task, Laura Lifshitz (of Popsugar moms) in her story, shared that there are other ways to take on this responsibility. I am a divorced single mom. Not working is not an option. Work is survival. I am the head…

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The marriage mistake you shouldn’t make

    After numerous rounds of marriage counseling, time spent thinking about why my marriage failed and what part both my ex and I had to play in this failure, I have a whole new way of looking at marriage than when I first said “I do.” Despite everything, I still 100 percent believe in marriage and love. I see couples all the time that remind me that marriage can be lovely. And then I see couples that should be happy, but they’re not. There are no major issues, but…

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An orphan’s initiative for rural communities

She was orphaned at a tender age and when she grew up; she decided to prevent the death of rural dwellers. That is the story of Dr. Adefunmilola Williams-Daudu, the Executive Director of Miteda Wellness Initiative who started free medical outreach in Ikaramu- Akoko six years ago. BABATOPE OKEOWO reports the free medical outreach of a Canada based medical doctor   For three days, the Miteda Wellness Initiative, a baby of Dr. Williams- Daudu treated the people of hyperlipidemia, hypertension, diabetes, cervical cancer, and hepatitis in the rustic community of…

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Celebrating Benue women with wrappers, bags of rice

  Wife of the Governor of Benue State, Dr. Eunice Ortom at the weekend celebrated with over 5, 000 women across the state where she distributed trucks loads of wrappers and bags of rice respectively to enable them celebrate the Yuletide season. The beneficiaries cut across different ethnic divides residents in the state with majority been members of the Benue Women In Prayer, (BEWIP) a prayer group formed by Mrs. Ortom basically for women to sustain prayers for peace in the state and for the continued support given to the…

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Depression: Young widows’ nightmare

A widow, simply identified as Folake, naturally became depressed after losing her husband three years ago, especially as she has to cater for her three children almost alone. Folake, 27, is among many young widows suffering from depression who realise that the condition may eventually put an end to her existence. According to her, loneliness, grief, deep thought of taking care of the children, financial burden, unforeseen circumstances, rejection from both families, friends and colleagues, among others, cause depression for widows. “Further to that, there are stigmatisations, fear of the…

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Fayemi, World Bank, others laud Akeredolu on FOWOSO

The Governor of Ondo State and his Ekiti State counterpart, World Bank personnel, and other stakeholders from the public and private organizations have lauded the wife of Ondo State Governor and founder of Forum for Wives of Ondo State Officials, FOWOSO, Mrs. Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu on her giant strides in grassroots women and youth empowerment through FOWOSO. The applause was coming on the heels of the greatly anticipated first FOWOSO summit, organized in Akure, amidst pomp and pageantry, as part of activities to commemorate FOWOSO’s one year anniversary of driving gender…

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Women marginalisation bane of underdevelopment – Akeredolu

  Wife of the Ondo State Governor, Mrs Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu on Wednesday, traced underdevelopment in the country on the marginalization of womenfolk in education, politics and economic development of Nigeria. Mrs Akeredolu said the underage marriage of girl-child, incest and rape are some of the factors that contribute to the economic quagmire the nation finds itself as women who supposed to contribute to the nation’s development have been confined to the kitchen. Speaking at the Forum for Wives of Ondo State Officials (FOWOSO), Mrs Akeredolu who said women were excluded…

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Raising your kids with new technology

In these days of technological advancement and economic tussle, it is imperative for couple or parents to keep body and soul going and maintain the strength of the family. Oluwatosin Omoniyi writes     This may require both husband and wife observing the long hours of the day working to eke a living. While doing this, the children and some other house chores are either left at the mercy of house helps, nanny or grandmas. There is actually nothing wrong in nannies, grandmas or house helps keeping watch over the…

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World Television Day: Screen time vs. family time

There’s no doubt technology is taking over family life. And that has increased drastically as the internet and social media have joined distractions from Television, (TV) cell phone and the computer. Even when we leave our homes and offices, we are greeted with huge screens on our roads, talking about advert billboards some are mobile others are stationary. Even the church these days is not spared, walk into any “happening” church today and you get to choose which screen you wish to view the preacher and if possible interpreter. Even…

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