Conditioned by the times

It is no longer news to hear or see teenage girls getting into prostitution either willingly or by trick nowadays. But worrisome enough is the fact that it is increasing by the day in many parts of Nigeria. Alani OLUSeyi writes They lured young girls into prostitution in various forms with tokens and see-through dresses to work in brothels, bars and clubs. They also work as sex slaves in factories. This phenomenon, perhaps, is due to the present economic hardship of the country. Most of these under aged girls, during…

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Should a mother undress in front of her kids?

Some time ago while waiting to start a meeting, a discussion or rather a bit of an argument ensued about whether it’s okay for mums to undress in front of their kids. All of us in the room happened to be mums. I was amazed at mums asking, “What is wrong with undressing in front of my kids?!” Huh! It’s a free world no doubt, but we have no idea how our seemingly innocent action might be causing our kids a huge damage. According to a post made by one…

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What mothers owe the society…

When a girl child is born, the society owes her a safe environment, education, good health care and all she needs to grow and thrive and become who she is destined to be, one of which is to become a mum. When she becomes an adult she has to give back to the society that has given her so much, the most important of them all being what she owes the society as a mum – bringing into the world and raising responsible children. I watched an investigative documentary recently…

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Entrepreneurial skill for 60 Vesico-Vaginal Fistula Survivors

Their health condition may have crippled them emotionally and socially, their husbands may have rejected them thereby giving the society a topic for discussion or something to gossip. One thing certain is that it is indeed not their fault neither is it by their designs to be scorned at or become abandoned wives. They are victims of Vesico- Vaginal Fistula (VVF) survivors in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State. Luck smiled on them when the 2016 Mandela Washington Fellow, Ms. Chidinma Mbanasor, recently concluded a series of vocational rehabilitation and economic empowerment program…

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More than just a mum

In the spirit of celebrating mothers all over, as Mothering Sunday was cerebrated recently – mostly in the UK and Nigeria. I wish to share a piece just to remind mums just how distinguished and indispensable we are. Unfortunately we often don’t feel that way, we undermine our place and our roles, and take ourselves for granted just because the job of a mum doesn’t comes with a pay and job description. I hope this mum’s experience changes all that. A woman, renewing her driver’s licence, was asked by the…

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Depression: Women, twice likely to suffer it

Depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activity that can affect a person’s thoughts, behaviour, feelings and sense of well being. Women suffering from depressed mood often feel sad, anxious, empty, hopeless and helpless. They also feel worthless, guilty, irritable, angry, ashamed or restless in some cases. Depressed person lose interest in activities that were once pleasurable, experience loss of appetite or overeating, have problems concentrating, remembering details or making decisions, experience relationship difficulties and may contemplate, attempt or commit suicide. Women have many life roles to…

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