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‘Why I fight for women’- Nigerian Rights Activist, Emeka Ugwuonye opens up

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Emeka Ugwuonye
Nigerian Rights Activist and Lawyer,
Emeka Ugwuonye, has finally revealed why he’s defending women in
Nigeria. In his lengthy Facebook post, message the Due Process Advocates
founder revealed that he lost his father and his widowed mother
single-handedly raised him and his six siblings.
Here’s what he wrote;

“WHY I FIGHT FOR WOMEN: YOU SHOULD KNOW THIS AND BEAR IT IN MIND ALWAYS:
I was raised by a widow. Ebemma is her nickname. I was the first child.
Growing up, Ebemma and I were more like an elder sister and younger
brother, though she was my mother, because she was only 18 years older
than I.
As a widow in Igbo land, Ebemma suffered persecution and
harassment just because she was a woman and a widow. I saw it first
hand.
But despite all that, Ebemma stayed strong. She stayed
focused. She stayed smart. She was able to train her 7 children to
university level, making her the first parent in my town whose children
are all graduates. Ebemma is also the first parent in my place that has
two lawyers, one medical doctor and engineer as her children. She was
also the first widow in Enugu State to train her son at Harvard Law
School. Yet, she did not go beyond primary school. No other parent
achieved this feat in my state, I would assume.
Ebemma never lived
in the city until I was already in America. Now, she is an American
citizen and she voted for Hilary Clinton. Though she never earned salary
in her life, as such, she now earns social security benefits as a
senior citizen of America, in the amount of over $1000 per month.
In
case you forgot, Ebemma is a woman. So, can you understand how I feel
when you try to tell me that women are not as good as men or that they
cannot lead a family? Can you understand how I feel when you beat a
woman?: In fact, each time you beat a woman, I see you as someone
beating a daughter of Ebemma. I feel like “killing” you. The fact that I
was too young to help Ebemma when she was persecuted causes me to want
to double your punishment if I catch you beating or persecuting a woman.
When I was young, I promised Ebemma that if I grew up, I would protect
her from all gender-based persecution. But when I finally grew up,
nobody dares persecute Ebemma. They now all call her Mama, even people
older than her. Since nobody is persecuting her now, I am searching
around town for any man persecuting any woman. I will see Ebemma in such
woman and I will come after him. Even if that is the only thing I
achieved in this world, I want to make sure that nobody can persecute
Ebemma’s daughters.
So, now that you understand me, I think we are
settled. Don’t beat your wife or maltreat a woman just because she is a
woman. If you do so, you have to prepare to deal with me. And always
know that I will always have the ability to cause you a lot of trouble –
whether I am “disbarred” or not. In fact, I will be more deadly if I
were to be disbarred, because in that case, I will not come after you
with the law. I will come with “guns”.
By Emeka Ugwuonye, writing as Emeka, not as Founder of anything.
________________
NOTE:
Because of her level of education, Ebemma does not understand that men
and women should be equal. Despite her own experience, she still
believes that men are superior. That is the irony. If I were to tell
Ebemma that men and women should be equal, Ebemma will quote the Bible
to me to suggest that men are superior to women. I would smile and leave
her alone. She is Ebemma and for me she is always right, at least until
I leave her presence.
NOTE2:
The question is not whether Ebemma
is great or whether she is good. Remember that I don’t need any proof
of that. The question is whether the persecution of women or the claim
that women are inferior to men is true. I only used Ebemma as an example
of the women. I want us to focus on the women and the injustices meted
out against them. The question is whether women could be head of
families.
NOTE3:
Ebemma taught me everything. She taught me how
to cook. She taught me how to farm. She taught me the most important
things I know. She taught me how to show empathy for those who are not
so lucky or those in pain. I can cook any food that a Nigerian can cook
(plus the ones that an average Nigerian doesn’t cook). Because I was the
first child, I also learned how to babysit infants because I baby-sat
my brothers.”

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Ike Ani is a Freelance writer whose quest constantly is to relate happenings around the world to human daily living. He's also a song writer and singer, Acoustic Guitarist, and Teacher.

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L. A Prisoners Infect Themselves With Coronavirus To Get Early Release (VIDEO)

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A group of silly L.A area prison inmates were very eager to contract the dreaded coronavirus .

They attempted this because they believed that would trigger their ticket out of prison.

According to the L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva who made the startling revelation Monday, said about twenty-four (24) inmates at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic attempted (and somewhat succeeded, apparently) to infect themselves way back in mid-April 2020.

The Sheriff revealed that their department saw an increase in spike in confirmed cases out of nowhere.

He said that when they investigated, they found a high number of inmates living in one block of the prison appeared to be deliberately trying to infect each other with COVID-19 any way they could from behind bars.

When Alex Villanueva played the surveillance footages he and his team combed through carefully , and it showed several inmates hanging out in a common area and passing around what Alex described as a hot cup of water, as well as one face mask they’d each put on all in hopes of getting sympathy from a judge to spring them from the facility and let them go home.

But it turns out, their little ploy worked but, only halfway.

Villanueva reported that 21 of the inmates (out of 50 in the block) caught the ‘Coronavirus.

“What they won’t catch is a break” said the Sheriff.

Watch the Video HERE

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COVID-19 LOCKDOWN: 12 Year Old Albino Girl Suffers Eye Problems After Hawking Veggies In Abuja (PHOTOS)

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A very sad Facebook post greeted Nigerians from Abuja showing a 12 year old Albino Girl Grace, who started developing sight problems after Hawking Veggies under the scorching sun in Abuja.

The Facebook post stated that the little girl was asked to hawk the veggies by her aunt whom she lives with.

Below are the Screenshots of the Facebook post:

This sad news has sparked an outrage by well meaning individuals who spoke against such cruelty and insensitivity of the said girl’s aunt.

what do you think of this? Drop your comments below.

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“Buhari is Made In London” – Reno Omokri Blasts Presidency On Nigerian Made Products

The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced.

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The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced. Many Nigerians have tagged it a harsh move that is insensitive and inhumane but moreso, Reno Omokri has singled out signals of hypocrisy in the President of Nigeria by outlining certain traits of family moves of the President that shows that he(Buhari) as the No.1 citizen has no regards for anything made in Nigeria but yet wants other Nigerians to embrace Nigerian made goods.

Reno Omokri ‘s tweet reads:

His kids schooled in England. His wife just returned from a 3 month UK stay. His daughter gave birth to his grandchild in Spain (made in Spain), yet
@MBuhari
, who is London, wants us to patronise made in Nigeria!

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