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May 23, 2018

THE TEN ‘I’s THAT BREAK THE HOME (10)

As October 1 draws near

INTIMIDATION IN MARRIAGE It was both fascinating and pedagogic to read an invitation to the marriage silver jubilee anniversary of a couple recently with a comic heading. The invitation read, “25 Years of Voluntary Imprisonment with Hard Labour”. That invitation really generated much fun in town but also called for sober reflection. Looking at many marriages today, one notices that some have simply become prison yards. Even though voluntarily contracted, some couples do not know how to pull out of their marriage. The main reason being that once validly celebrated, the church teaches the unity and indissolubility of marriage. The…

Child marriage bill: Women call for senator’s head

The controversial Child Marriage Bill before the Senate almost caused a Senator representing Ondo Central Senatorial District, Dr. Ayo Akinyelure, his seat in the upper legislative chamber a women from the senatorial district called for his recall for voting in support of the bill. The embattled Senator, who was summoned from Abuja to a stakeholders meeting to explain why he voted in support of girls early marriage, however, admitted publicly at the Adegbemile Hall, venue of the meeting, in Akure, where the people from his district converged, that he voted in error. “I’m so sorry I voted in error through…