Women from Aba, the commercial hub of Abia State Tuesday shutdown the city over bad roads and poor infrastructure.
The women threatened to shutdown the Government House in protest of bad governance in the State.
Numbering in their hundreds, the women who are mostly traders issued a 90-day ultimatum to Governor Okezie Ikpeazu to the fix the bad roads in Aba and ensure payment of salaries to civil servants in the State.
Speaking to newsmen, the women leader threatened that there will be a return of Aba Women riot of 1929 if their demands are not met.
Meanwhile, ORIENTAL TIMES understands that armed policemen are currently on ground to control the infuriated women.
Each Time My Doctor Husband Leaves For Work, I Worry — Chimamanda Adichie Writes After Losing Her Closest Aunt
Nigerian writer Chimamanda Adichie whose works range from novels to short stories to nonfiction has shared her plight following the Coronavirus pandemic which is ravaging countries around the world and also shutting down activities globally.
Chimamanda who announced that her closest aunt died from brain aneurysm last week, described it as a “devastating tragedy”.
Reflecting on the Coronavirus pandemic, the celebrity author disclosed that she is now reminded everyday of how fragile and breakable humans are. Chimamanda who disclosed that she worries each time her husband who is a doctor leaves for work and each time her daughter coughs, averred that this is a time to cope in the best way we can.
She added that she cannot imagine thinking of over-achieving or accomplishing more than usual, when all around the world has changed, perhaps never to return to what it used to be.
See her post below;
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Last week, my family suffered a devastating tragedy, the very sudden death of my closest aunt, from a brain aneurysm. One day she was well and happy and the next day she was gone. Our time is filled with pain whose cause still does not feel fully true. We cry and yet we feel as though she is not really gone. And it is more surreal to grieve a sudden death in these strange times when the world has shut down, places once full are empty, heavy with the ghosts of silent gatherings, and across the world people are dying alone. Coronavirus is a menace in the air, a menace inside our heads. Every day I am reminded of how fragile, how breakable we are. My husband is a doctor and each morning when he leaves for work, I worry. My daughter coughs and I worry. My throat itches and I worry. On Facetime I watch my elderly parents. I admonish them gently: Don’t let people come to the house. Don’t read the rubbish news on whatsapp. This is a time to cope in the best way we can. There are moments when our spirits will sag. Moments when we will feel tired after doing absolutely nothing. But how can we not? The world as it is today is foreign to us. It would be strange not to be shaken to our core. I cannot imagine thinking of over-achieving, or of accomplishing more than usual, when all around you the world as you know it has changed, perhaps never to return to what it used to be. And yet we must continue to go on day by day. We must choose to live. And to do so we can set small goals. Like drink more water, if you’ve spent the past ten years wanting to be more hydrated. Like learn something every day, no matter how small. Like call loved ones – not text them, call them. Like help someone – with a small cash transfer, an encouraging message, a shared laugh. I believe in allowing myself to feel what I feel. But endless negative feelings are enervating. And so to manage it I give myself time to feel what I am feeling – an hour, or two, or three, or four – and then when the time is up, I try to push my mind into a different territory. It doesn’t always work. But it’s worth trying for when it does work. Continued in comments.
Nigerian Couple Gets Married In Living Room Amidst COVID-19 Scare
A couple has decided that the rampaging deadly disease, coronavirus, is too small to stop them from being joined together as husband and wife.
The unnamed couple whose wedding photo has gone viral on social media decided not to change their wedding date like many others in the same situation as they have done by postponing their wedding till after the COVID-19 scare.
The couple according to Tony Matinjah who shared their wedding photo on Facebook had gone ahead to get married in their house with few friends attending the wedding ceremony.
The couple got married in their living room with only 10 guests in attendance.
The couple did not only got married but also spent less on refreshments, venue decoration, other entertainments associated with a Nigerian wedding.
The wedding was a simple ceremony due to the order given by the state government to observe total lockdown which started on Friday, April 3, by 11pm in order to prevent the public from the world trending pandemic coronavirus.
The wedding was said to be a lovely event, at least free from public disturbance.
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Woman Stabs Her Husband To Death And Then Rips Out Her Own Intestines After Quarrel Over Food
A 36-year-old man, Bryan Indimuli has been confirmed dead after being stabbed by his 25-year-old wife, Joy Indeche at their residence in Ikoli Village in Malava Constituency, Kakamega County of Kenya.
Father of the deceased, John Indimuli said the incident occurred after his son complained that Indeche tripped over a chair and the ugali (maize porridge eaten in east and central Africa) she was carrying fell on the floor.
“My son suspected his wife had taken alcohol, hence her wobbly feet, which led to her tripping over and resulting in the fall of the ugali”
Following her husband’s attempt to cane her, Indeche picked a kitchen knife and drove it into his abdomen repeatedly. The lady stabbed her husband multiple times before turning the kitchen knife on herself. She is currently fighting for her life at Kakamega County Referral Hospital, where she was rushed to by their neighbours.
Ikoli Assistant Chief Walter Moses Namutali said;
“Her intestines were ripped out.”
John Indimuli admitted that his son’s marriage was filled with unending conflicts. He told K24TV;
“One year ago, the two had gone separate ways before reuniting. My son had married Indeche when she had a daughter from a previous relationship. The two would, thereafter, got a son together.”
Mzee Indimuli, a police officer in Busia County revealed that they buried the deceased on Saturday night, in compliance with the county government’s directive on burials during this period of COVID-19 crisis.
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