Widow, lover killed in mid-night sex romp

Uchenna Inya, Abakaliki   Police in Ebonyi State have arrested some persons in  Umuezeoka Umueze, Effium Autonomous community, Ohaukwu Local Government Area of the state over the death of one Ifeanyi Nwokwu and his alleged lover and widow Nkechi Ezaka Ucha in the community. Nkechi lost her husband years ago and has not remarried since then. Nwokwu and the widow have been lovers and they slept off in the man’s house in the community from where they were murdered in the midnight on Sunday. Their bodies were discovered on Monday…

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When young widows bear their burdens alone

A woman becomes lonely and depressed when her better half and breadwinner departs from her, consequently leaving two people’s burden to one person. It becomes terribly unbearable when she has no shoulder to cry on. Inumidun Omobulejo, with agency, reports   Folakemi Adeyanju, a 27-year-old widow became naturally became depressed after losing her husband three years ago, especially as   she has to cater for her three children alone. Adeyanju is among many young widows suffering from depression who realised that the condition may eventually put an end to their…

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Our pains, agonies, by widows

It sounds unbelievable but true. In this 21st century, with advancement in science and technology, many women are still being forced by tradition and culture to undergo obnoxious widow’s rites, which violate their fundamental human rights. In this report, JULIANA FRANCIS, takes a look at the experiences of widows, conflicts between the Nigerian laws, culture and tradition       It took Mrs. Confidence Achinefu (37), exactly seven years to get over her depression caused by her husband’s death, and alleged series of physical abuses from her in-laws. Today, 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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Seeking better welfare package for widows

  To make widows become self-sufficient and better equipped to take care of their families and in turn grow the economy, the Ajoke Ayisat Afolabi Foundation (AAAF) and other non- governmental organisations, (NGOs) have advocated for better welfare packages for them from both public and private institutions in Nigeria. Their position was made known at the special 10th anniversary lecture of the Ajoke Ayisat Afolabi Foundation which was held in Lagos with the theme: ‘Widow’s Economic Empowerment through Gender Analysis Lens.’ Speaking at the foundation 10th anniversary, President of the…

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