Out in the kidnappers den; the health challenges

The story of Chukwudumeje Onuamadike a.k.a Evans continues to trend in our socio-political spheres, but this piece strives to illustrate the likely medical challenges when being held hostage. 1.Food Poisoning: Food poisoning does not literally translate to food being poisoned but rather contamination by micro-organisms. How? On the one hand,when being held hostage, the crooks involved are less likely to pay attention to basic personal hygiene principles when preparing meals. On other hand it might be a deliberate ploy to break the abductee emotionally. Symptoms •Passage of watery stool •Nausea…

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Avoid back-ups in marital relationship (part 2)

If you once had a sexual partner who eventually married someone else, there is a tendency for your mind and brain to continue to assume that the person would still have done better than the spouse you legally married or have presently. If you are eating food and a piece of the food falls from your hand to the ground, there is a tendency to imagine that the piece of food on the floor would have been more satisfying than the neat appealing one in the plate. But this is…

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Blood on their hands

On Saturday, our sister newspaper, Saturday Sun published a heart rendering story of how a couple, who struggled for 17 years to have children, finally did have twins only to have their joy turned to sorry barely six months later for no fault of theirs but rather, because of the way things are done in this country. Captioned “So Sad!”, the article narrated the depressing story of how a Nasarawa State-born couple, Shedrack and Mercy Audu, ran from pillar to post, seeking medical and divine solutions to their childlessness after…

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Restructure Nigeria before it is too late

Being a communique issued at the end of the National Caucus of Afenifere’s meeting held in Akure, Ondo State on Tuesday, July 4, 2017       The Leadership of Afenifere met in Akure on 4th of July 2017 and adopted the following communique after extensive deliberations on the state of the nation: Meeting is worried about the state of the economy which had seen many states being unable to pay salaries to their workers for several months and the general hardship being the lot of citizens across the country…

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From kid Samuel, Aluu 4 to MC Think Twice

An 11-year-old boy identified simply as Samuel, the ‘Aluu 4’: Ugonna Obuzor, Toku Lloyd, Chiadika Biringa and Tekena Elkanah and Chinedu Paul aka ‘Think Twice’ had something in common – they were victims of jungle justice. Samuel’s case was on October 17, 2005. The theatre of absurdity was staged at Surulere, Lagos. The curious crudity with which some cave men and surprisingly some women too conspired against the little boy remains one of the greatest shocks that has refused to leave my memory even though it happened almost 12 years…

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Confront, defeat corruption, don`t balkanize Nigeria

Prince Bola Ajibola (SAN) All elder statesmen and other concerned Nigerians must be thoroughly disheartened and worried by the major headline news in print and on air in the last few months. Honestly, one must be worried stiff by the deluge of hate speeches and calls for the dismemberment coming from sections of the country during the last year or so. There is no need to recall Nigeria’s history here but one must state that Nigeria started well shortly after independence with all the potentials of a great country. Many…

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Avoid back-ups in marital relationship (part 1)

Advancement in technology, business managerial skills and other spheres of knowledge has reduced issues of the heart in the orientation of many, to mundane perspectives. This is partly responsible for marriage failure records. Managing issues of the heart is not as simple as managing your company, business or staff. Marital relationship is an issue of the heart. Whatever possesses your heart has possessed your entire life. So, marital relationship without true love is a temporary, deceptive or painfully enduring arrangement. True love in marriage ought not to be inspired by…

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