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Ogun abandoned channelisation turns to gully of deaths, swallows houses, farms

TOPE OMOGBOLAGUN writes about the pains of families of landlords in communities in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, who died after losing houses to erosion The gully that sliced the Owa Kurudu, Mayo Mayo and Logun communities in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, is akin to a smelly sore that festers by the second. Sadly, the erosion ravaging the […] …

Overtaken by depression, undergraduates find solace in ropes, poison

Taking an extreme measure like committing suicide has become a common practice among Nigerian undergraduates in recent times. Eric Dumo, who interacted with family members and close friends of victims, writes on why urgent steps must be taken to arrest the situation If not for sheer providence, Mr. Eyinnaya Ariwodo would have been put six […] …

Our precious kids’ dreams wasted, our hopes dashed –Parents of corpers who died during service

Our precious kids’ dreams wasted, our hopes dashed –Parents of corpers who died during service

TOPE OMOGBOLAGUN writes about the miseries of parents whose children died while undergoing the mandatory one-year National Youth Service Corps scheme It’s close to two years that Mr. Wale Oladepo lost his doting corps member daughter but it seemed like it was an event of yesterday. The anguish is fresh like a new wound. He […] …

We may be in pain but this won’t stop us from worshipping God –Victims of Delta church building collapse

We may be in pain but this won’t stop us from worshipping God –Victims of Delta church building collapse

On Sunday, September 1, 2018, over 80 parishioners were observing the morning Mass at St. Paul Catholic Church, Adagbrasa-Ugolo, Delta State, when the church building collapsed. Some of them share the horrific moment with THEOPHILUS ONOJEGHEN The anguish and sorrow that greeted Adagbrasa-Ugolo, an agrarian community in Okpe Local Government Area of Delta State, last […] …

Two sides of a coin: Contrasting stories of efforts big, slim ladies make to change shapes

Two sides of a coin: Contrasting stories of efforts big, slim ladies make to change shapes

Toluwalope Kareem The popular idiom – ‘one man’s meat, is another man’s poison’ – would perhaps be the best way to describe the preference in body sizes by many Nigerian ladies. Described by many as fashionable, Nigerian women are known to pay ample attention to their bodies and general looks. While in the Eastern part […] …

When a woman earns more than her husband

When a woman earns more than her husband

TOPE OMOGBOLAGUN writes about the pros and cons of when a wife earns more money than her husband When a lawyer, Mrs Morenike Adeyemi, who worked in a multinational, married her accountant husband five years ago, she was earning more than him. The mother of two said her husband’s understanding helped her to submit to […] …

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