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The level at which Nigerian ladies/women are treated by their male counterparts have become so alarming. It is on this note that this treatise is written to give advise on the way forward. It’s a call to establish and/or protect the rights of women in Nigeria. The paternal rights being exercised by Nigerian men or the privileges they are enjoying should be extended to Nigerian women as well because some Nigerian men are deriving pleasure in the pains they inflict on their woman.
However, this is a different piece from the previous blog that call for a stop in domestic violence. Domestic violence can be experienced by both men and women as the case may be (all to the detriment of the children) but on this note, the privileges enjoyed by men in Nigeria should be extended to women and be backed by law.
The Nigeria constitution which gives men upper hand in the society has turned some men into monsters and abusers of women most especially their wives. For instance, a man has the right to impregnate a lady who he is not legally married to and deny the pregnancy because it seems the constitution is mute about punishing people with such actions, meanwhile, the man who once rejected a pregnancy can later claim the child in the court of law once the child is 18years; So what happens to the labor and the time spent by the woman in bringing up the child? have we ever think of the emotional trauma that she will be left with?
I want to write emphatically on men/women, pregnancy and child bearing. The Nigeria law makers should see to this and make a law that will punish any defaulter of this act so as to enable us insure the future of nigeria children who are being deprived parental guidiance and reduce the rate at which the children pass through emotional trauma and lack of proper parental upbringing. The law should deter men from denying pregnancy if they in one way or the other connected to the lady in question and if they do they should not have any single right over the child and must contribute to the upbringing of the child including shelter, feeding, clothing, school fees among others or be allowed to face the wrath of the law if he is not able to provide the foregoing. The law should also seek to redress the paternal privileges enjoyed by men alone and seek to include maternal right/privileges so that the women too can have some rights and shouldn’t be used and abused by the same men who are supposed to be their protector .
By Adedoyin Johnson
Kudos to Nigeria federal government who have deemed it fit to remember the Nigerian youth in the fulfilment of part of their campaign promises. The provision of employment by the federal government to five hundred thousand (500,000) Nigeria unemployed youth through Npower which they have started with two hundred thousand (200,000) in the first batch targeted at graduates alone while the second batch of the scheme is designed to take care of secondary school leavers and undergraduate will kick start by 2017. The Npower for graduates intend to employ youth in the following sector: agriculture, education, health and adult literacy.
It’s a good thing to know that government is doing something to alleviate the suffering and reduce the level of unemployment among the youth as it is believed that this kind gesture by the government will help the youth to some extent as stipends will be given to participants for the period of two years. The aim of the scheme is to provide sucour for the unemployed graduates in the country and to make them a better citizens after which some of them have stayed at home and wander around in search of job for a while.
The bone of contention here is what will be the fate of these promising Nigeria youth after two years when their contract will be terminated. Though the government believes the participants should have savings to establish themselves after the period of two years but considering the rate at which prices of things are skyrocketing on a daily basis how much will be left for them to save. It is indeed a commendable effort on the side of the government. However, the fear of the majority is that, won’t these youth go back to square one after two years? can’t the government increase the stipend even though the npower is called a volunteer programme? will the government permanent these youth at the expiration of their two years contract? These and many other questions lingers in the heart of some Nigerians as to what the fate of these youth will be like after two years.
This is indeed a giant stride towards having a better society as it will help curb some social vices in the Nigerian society today because most of these youth now have what do unlike before when they can do just anything for money regardless of the consequences.
My country is a bless Nation, blessed with diverse cultures and multi ethnicity, citizens who are either Christian, Muslim or a traditionalist lives according to the teaching or their religion.
We have been living in peace and harmony before now even though we cannot deny the fact that we have conflicts a times but we always overcome before independence and after independence. its no longer news that we have three (3) major tribes in Nigeria which include, hausa Igbo and yoruba commonly known as WAZOBIA. Things are done majorly among these three tribes because they are seen as the majority, power rotate among these group of people who deprive the minorities of some constitutional rights. We all cannot be at at the hem of affairs but our rights as citizens shouldn’t be trample upon because that is what we seem to be doing to the Hausa/Fulani and it can further metamorphose into conflict when these set of people are pushed to the wall. In my last blog on TRAVELOGUE I i wrote about the level of corruption and cheating on our highway and how some security personnel extort money from passengers using another means from the previous one.
Apart from the “egunje” they collect from drivers, they also extort money from passengers who do not have any form of identification I. E national ID or voters card to alight from their vehicles without getting to their destination and if that is done I believe you know what happens thereafter. Meanwhile most of these passengers now have their ID to avoid further harassment but however, the few people who do not have maybe due to their exposure or their level of education are left alone to dance to the beats played by the security men.
I am writing this piece for the Hausa/Fulani who most of them are being maltreated even in their own land, they are being treated like aliens even in Nigeria. Fate has showcase them worldwide as we know that Fulani are know worldwide, besides we know those who belong to Nigeria either from part of Taraba, Adamawa, Borno to name but few.
A times we are the architect of our problems, these set of people have been treated so bad in recent times and who knows if that’s their reason for picking up weapons and become a threat to our community. Two wrongs cannot make a right.
Let’s embrace unity and stop treating others like animals maybe because of their level of education, social status, religious background among others because only in peace, unity and harmony can we develop our country or else some will be building and others will be destroying. We have some people on the highways who are more deadlier than armed robbers because of the evil they perpetrate in our community and to win the war against them we must work as one. They are selfish Nigerians who want to hit it big at the detriment of others.
GOD BLESS NIGERIAN.
Domestic violnce can be be simply put as violent or aggressive behaviour within the home, typically involving the violent abuse of a spouse or partner. Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another. It includes physical violence (beating and leaving bruises on the body), sexual violence (rape or sexual abuse), psychological violence (hurting ones reasoning), and emotional abuse (feelings leading to hatred). The frequency and severity of domestic violence can vary dramatically; however, the one constant component of domestic violence is one partner’s consistent efforts to maintain power and control over the other without minding the effects on him or her.
This has become an epidemic affecting individuals in every community, regardless of age, economic status, sexual orientation, gender, race, religion, or nationality. Domestic violence can result in physical injury, psychological trauma, and in severe cases, even death. The devastating physical, emotional, and psychological consequences of domestic violence can cross generations and last a lifetime.
You know we always think men are always guilty of this but the truth is women also bully some men or children. Meanwhile, regardless of who is taking advantage of who it should be stopped because you see lot of women maltreating their maids, waking them up with hot water, flogging them naked, putting pepper in their private parts, having canal knowledge of their maids and many other things. I call these jungle justice in disguise.
A man who bully a woman is not man enough and should be taking to a psychiatrist for a proper check up and I thing law should be enacted to stop all this social madness.
…………..To be CONTINUED……….
Mediocrity has turned most Nigerians to babarians as some people behave like animals. infact, some animals have respect for life more than we do. In animal Kingdom it’s survival of the fittest where the strongest and powerful animal feed on the less powerful animal but here in the kingdom of human beings it’s jungle justice where people whose hands are not clean derive pleasure in lynching of another human being while others watch and even video tape.
We have lost our honor as humans as we have failed to allow justice to take it due cause, we have failed to allow the rule of law meanwhile I know the thought of some Nigerians, they think the law enforcement agents are not doing their job or shouldn’t be relied on (winks) but even if we don’t trust the judgement of our police officers and we lack the patience to try the suspect in the court of law then I think the anger should be directed to those who failed to do their onus because at the cause of jungle justice innocent souls her being killed as many swift into action at the hearing of thief, “ole”, “barawo”, “oyinoshi” even when they don’t know what he or she stole.
Stripping of suspect naked, inserting pepper into their private parts, tieing or inserting an object into their male organ have become a major punishment for these suspects even when it’s so glaring that some of the accusers are also not clean because some of them are criminals too.
My piece is not to encourage any social vices but to kick against jungle justice in our country as this does not potray us well to the outside world “abi” how will you lynch someone when the court has not proved him guilty or how can we take laws into our hands when the law court is present to give verdict. It’s high time we value our lives and have some level of empathy no matter how little it is. I could not believe my eyes in the recent killing of a seven year old boy who was lynched for stealing gari I don’t know how many of you thought of what the boy could have endured before resulting to stealing, the killing of ALUU is yet to be forgotten, a case of a man who was lynched in abuja over #10 change with a tricycle driver and many more cases of such which have not been attended to. May be when the police start making arrest in any area such incidence occur I think it will help in curbing this illicit act.
Let’s join hands together and fight this menace taking the lives of promising Nigerian youths.
The management of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in kano state was on Thursday December 1st thrown into a state of bewilderment after the demise of Oladolapo Ifedolapo Amoke who was deployed to kano state from Osogbo to serve her father land.
The cause of her sudden and untimely death remains a mystery even as NYSC management believes she was sick right from home but contrary to her family’s report which shows she died due to negligence and lack of qualified physicians in the camp. I would say even if she was sick from home has said by the NYSC management, her sudden and untimely death would have been averted if there were qualified doctors in the camp.
However, this is not to condemn or blame anyone but it’s a call to the management of NYSC to work hand in hand with Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) to ensure that there are qualified medical practitioners in all NYSC camps Nationwide to avoid such colossal loss of promising Nigeria youth in the nearest future. Imagine how we expect a fresh graduate with no experience to diagnose a patient and knowing fully well that some graduates only scale through by gabage in gabage out (cramming) moreover there is a different between theory and practical.
Something need to be done and need to be done fast, I don’t believe in glory in death and national honor in the grave has no meaning.
Rest in peace beloved. May God give your families the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss. Amen