Women and family structure

According to Nigeria HealthWatch, in Urban Nigeria amongst educated ones such as Ayinde in the south we still have average birth rate of 4.7 per woman – national average is 5.67 – All of these numbers are too high in this age. We are a living testimony to the fact that uncontrolled population brings more misery than joy.


During 2014 National Conference divorce rate in the country was one of the many serious issues brought to light. Attention at the time was mainly on the northern city of Kano where divorce rate is the highest however, from what I notice in the south customary courts, we are catching up fast following similar pattern.

Take for example the case of Mr Alaba Aigbe, a 65 year old who recently divorced his wife at Agodi customary court on the grounds that she was an adulterer and a witch.

Reading through the press release, the couple had seven children. Adultery issue came about when Mr Aigbe was away for a year to work in a different town. Mrs Aigbe had an affair with the husband’s typist.

Fair enough if the union had run its course due to breakdown in trust and mutual respect.

Here is the pitiful bits:

“In his judgment, Chief Mukaila Balogun, the president of the court, dissolved the…

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By adejokeiyabadan Posted in REBLOGS

#ST Mental Illness: Politics of Seeking/Getting Help 

There is this mentally ill woman (Aunty Ayo) I have known since I was young and older people also claim the same. Every now and then the hair on her head and pubic area are shaved by unknown people. She relates with people well and buy gifts for children, tell tales of how people with big cars come to her at night only to sleep with her and shave her hair. I saw the woman again today in conversation with people and I thought to myself, what if this woman is taken to see a psychologist and/or psychiatrist she might just be different from the so-called mad people roaming the street.
Rumour has it that she used to be a nurse and was cursed by one of her patients, you would believe this when you see how angry she gets when she sees sick little children,  she goes to the extent of prescribing and most times buying drugs for them.
I look at Aunty Ayo and other ‘mad’  people roaming the street, her good hygiene, love for good quality accessories stands her out among the mainstream naked butt, dirty wèrè we see on our roads.