Let us talk about sex (part 1)

Marriage Clinic with Albinus Chiedu   God positioned a membrane of blood in the lady’s private part for a purpose. The hymen is a breakable tissue full of blood and it covers the opening of the vagina. This blood vessel is a covenant blockage, a sign and a token of covenant between the bearer and whoever plunges into her opening. The process of having a lady or girl deflowered is not a casual act of fun before God. God sees it as a serious covenant struck and confirmed by the…

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One sport, many tragedies, varied reactions

  TS from the Sidelines   Last Saturday the sad news filtered out of Senegal of the death of nine football fans in a stampede during the Senegalese League Cup final between US Ouakam and Stade de Mbour in Dakar, the capital of the West African nation. About 50 others sustained various degrees of injuries. According to reports, the situation was aggravated when Senegalese security officials trying to quell the disturbance fired teargas canisters into the stands which triggered the stampede as fans tried to flee from the acrid effects…

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Abia speaker and narcissism politicians

Waheed Bakare   Two officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) who were shot by security operatives attached to Mr. Chikwendu Kalu, the speaker of the Abia State House of Assembly, should be thanking their stars that they are alive to tell the story of their close shave with death last week Saturday. If they are Christians, they should on Sunday dance in front of the altar, sing praises to God and even invite family and friends to join them in celebration as a way of showing gratitude to…

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Osun defeat, a wake up call for APC

At the turn of the decade, I was opportune to be part of a team from a national newspaper that went to interview a former Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly at the imposing Speaker’s House located in Ikeja GRA. And after spending some hours with the then Speaker, who in my opinion was very candid with some of the views and insights he provided, I left very much more informed about the thinking of politicians and how politics is played in this country However, of all the…

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The dangers of ‘ME’ syndrome in a family

“And he said to all, ‘If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me” (Luke 9:23). As long as your SELF continues to rule over you in your relationship with God, you are not God’s friend irrespective of your title in place of worship or how long you have spent in church. You need to surrender your heart (SELF) to Jesus Christ, the superior power who died and rose again after three days. He will then, posses your heart and…

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Of lion, jackals, hyenas and weaker animals

A lion is synonymous with strength, majesty, courage and nobility. Its dignified gait radiates confidence and boldness of an animal who is at peace with itself and feels unthreatened in the jungle where it prides itself as king. There is even a myth about the lion and its urine, which it can also use to entrap other preys even in its absence. It belongs to the big cat family but unique in so many ways. For instance, lions are the only species in the big cat family that form social…

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Hajj-friendly: Like Ambode like Odili

Muhammad Ajah   The awards of excellence gathered by the Lagos State governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode reminds me of the two-term governor of Rivers State, Dr. Peter Odili. Those were the days when Nigeria, though with minor differences, were united in true brotherhood, patriotism and love. Odili made prints in the sands, nay the mountains of Nigeria. And Ambode, as a Christian, is taking that footstep of caring for Muslims as he cares for his brethren Christians. We must put at the back of our minds that Lagos State is…

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