Archives for May 2017

Bereavement Announcement


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‘I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that day – and not only me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.’ – 2 Timothy 4:7 – […]

The Power Of “You Cannot”


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At age 9, I remember gleefully climbing the staircase which led to the primary 3  classroom where the fine art club weekly meetings were held when surprisingly, I was welcomed with “what are you doing here? “Do you see any girl here? “She is always odd… I just stood there, trying to understand what was going on. Coming from a […]

I Love Me An Expressive Woman


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Semi nude! Usually, I try to stay out of stuff like this but I’ll make an exception. While what I’m saying may just be my opinion, it will certainly include some facts. We live in a society where our Nigerian men have set unreasonable expectations for women to follow and adhere to. Anything outside of the conversational thought process get […]

Beating Doesn’t Make Your Wife To Respect You Or Make You The Man


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I earlier wrote that a woman should not be beaten by her spouse, I wanna still reiterate it. I’ve been working in the labour ward of the hospital in the last five weeks and I’ve witnessed and taken no less than 50 deliveries. In all of these, I’ve carefully observed the unique joy that greets the delivery of male children. […]

Danger Looms In Makurdi As The Rains Set In


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Makurdi Local Government: Today’s farmers day was not a waste even as I could not attend to my farm due to lack of funds occasioned by non payment of salaries especially to those about 1000 staff who last received their salaries in May last year. I have never disobeyed government directives and would not have done so on a policy […]

Men Shouldn’t Hit Women? I Disagree


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Benue: Most ladies have abused the submission by common sense that a woman is not to be hit by a man. Surprisingly this is the only time ladies evoke the theory of the weaker sex so as to ride over our intelligences as men. We must understand also that most men who hit women do so in pain, and out […]

Call For Sustained Provision Of Basic Amenities To Rural Communities


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Water is one of the basic necessities of life and its uses cannot be over emphasized. In the late 80’s and early 90’s, this commodity was a very scarce resource in my community Mbashian, Binev Council Ward of Tombo Mbalagh in Buruku Local Government Area of Benue State. The inhabitants of this community depended solely on streams and ponds which […]

Who Killed Charles Ayede


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A tragedy befell the then Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Aloysius Katsina-Alu, on 8th May 2011. On this fateful day, he sat with wife, Late Lady Mimidoo Katsina-Alu at his country home, Lessel, Ushongo Local Government, Benue State, when suddenly, a mango tree fell and killed her. As a matter of fact, it was reported that Chief Alu himself had […]

A Letter To Nigerian Parents


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Dear parents, Let’s be real! I wish to start by adding the benefit of my time as a student and then resident in the United Kingdom. Living in Abuja now. The first thing that I discovered about UK-born, white, English undergraduates was that all of them did holiday or weekend job to support themselves, including the children of millionaires amongst […]

Benue Is Bigger Than Ortom And Suswam


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When and how on earth did we manage to reduce this giant entity called Benue state to some trivial concept known as Ortom vs Suswam? The moment you talk about the poor performance of Ortom’s administration, you are labelled a Suswam/PDP supporter. People tell you to be patient and give Ortom more time to prove himself, they tell you it […]