What kids learn from broken homes

As much as she is not in full support of divorce or advocate for couples to give up easily at the slightest sound of argument or differences, what Laura Lifshitz, a single mother, writer, voice-over actress and a comedienne is trying to say is that divorce could be unavoidable. And if it happens, it is not necessary that it has negative impacts on children. There are actually lessons to be learnt from the consequence of such decisions. She highlighted the following points as lessons that could be learnt from it:…

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Women don’t need men to break records, boundaries – Irabor

At 60, Betty Irabor still radiates the beauty and vigour of a sweet sixteen. Part of her secret is not far from the fact that her family always comes first in all she does even above her career. According to her, she is also blessed with a husband who supports her vision and help nurture it into reality. In this interview with Mojeed Alabi, she explains that the biggest decision a woman will have to make in her lifetime, is the choice of who to marry as it is very…

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How women can break barrier, by Prof. Adetowuni

Adetowuni Felicia Ogunseye, first female professor in Nigeria, is a delight to be with. The nonagenarian is old in appearance, but very witty and youthful at heart. Adetowuni, as she insisted, is first in many ways: First Nigerian female to get a degree from Cambridge University; first female student of Yaba High College, and first female Professor in Nigeria. In this interview with Oluwa tosin Omoniyi, her spoken English remains impeccable In addition to her series of ‘First’: She wrote the first academic article on Nigerian Women in a 1958…

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Rising violence against women in Plateau

…Strangled for refusing hubby sex A man returned to his house at 1 a.m., insisted on having sex with his wife that had spent the whole day at the farm while he carouse about town. The woman complained she was tired and begged for more time to rest, so as to be in good shape and state of mind in readiness for him. Unfortunately, her protest was in vain as she got strangled by her spouse. However, a Plateau High Court in Barkin-Ladi, where this incident happened, has sentenced the…

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How a bank conference inspired Roomies Connect – Thelma Chukwu

At present, the name Thelma Chukwu might not ring a bell like that of Aliko Dangote, Mike Adenuga and Femi Otedola, but the founder of Roomies Connect, in a chat with Temitope Idris, speaks on her desire to make a difference and prove that she can actually set a unique pace in the corner of her world In spite of having a background in finance, she understands the importance of technology. What she does may look hard, she has made it easy with sheer innovations, consistency and passion. Her company,…

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Most women in prison suffer depression – Agomoh

For Dr. Uju Agomoh, Executive Director, Prisoners’ Rehabilitation and Welfare Actions (PRAWA), it is an experience turned dream that snowballed into passion. This passion, she chases and still chasing with every fibre of her person. In this interview with OLUWATOSIN OMONIYI, Agomoh proves that course of humanity does not just start and end as words of mouth, it is actually an action projected into active motion To her credit, her organisation has trained many prison officers, police officers and other justice sector practitioners since its inception. In addition to her…

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‘Women empowerment road to national prosperity’

She runs training programmes on event planning as well as vocational skills acquisition for women. A great advocate for women, Nene Rasheed- Olaoluwa, is the founder of Helpzeebah Women Empowerment Initiative, an NGO that supports women empowerment. In a chat with MOSES KADIRI, she harped on the need for women to be economically independent for national development Not many may have heard about Nene Rasheed-Olaoluwa, an entrepreneur, Managing Director, and Chief Executive Officer, L’Quiste Planners Limited. She is also a former staff of Julius Berger Nigeria PLC, but her philanthropy…

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