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Couples Urged to Control Anger and Manage Finances for Stronger Marriages at Marriage Revival and Retreat

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ABEOKUTA – Couples have been enjoined to avoid anger in their interaction and be more deliberate in preventing marital issues from degenerating into disputes so as to build a successful marriage.

The Vice President, Counselling Association of Nigeria, Dr. (Mrs.) Celine Njoku gave the advice while delivering a lecture titled “Counselling for Family Conflict Resolution” during a Marriage Revival and Retreat organised by the Education Committee of Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Catholic Church, Adigbe, Abeokuta.

The Counselling Psychologist said anger is a vice that is aquired rather than inherited adding that anger needs to be controlled in order to stop it from degenerating into arguments which could lead to divorce or separation in marriage.



” If conflicts in marriage are not well handled they may lead to dispute which can cause a lot of damage. Couples need to understand their spouse. You can call it emotional intelligence. You need feel what the other person is feeling first,” Njoku said.

She noted that uncontrolled anger could also lead to early menopause and andropause for women and men respectively as well as cause blindness, renal failure and different sicknesses stressing that couples need to be patient, humble and forgiving with each other and be deliberate in resolving issues affecting their marriage.



In her lecture titled, “Tips on Financial Management in Marriage” a financial expert, Mrs. Francisca A.Onabule said married couples need to adjust their spendings to the economic realities in the country so as to prevent economic challenges from leading to divorce or crises in marriage.

The financial expert of over 38 years added that poor financial management in marriage is the second cause of divorce advising couples to effectively communicate about their spendings, be honest, avoid dependence on loans and loan sharks and cultivate a habit of saving.

Also in his address, the Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Gabriel Oyebola said the Marriage Revival and Retreat has been held consistently in the Church targeting husbands and wives as primary educators who are expected to in turn educate their children so as to continue to build a formidable home.

Earlier in his welcome address, Chairman, Education Committee, Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Catholic Church, Adigbe, Abeokuta, Dr. Olu. Ola. Aikulola who also doubles as the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment called on the participants to make use of the knowledge gained at the programme to improve their marriage assuring that the Committee would continue to organise programmes that will improve the lives of the people, church and the society at large.

Speaking in separate interviews, two participants at the event, Cathecist Clement Omisande and Mrs. Olivia Ogu described the programme as impactful programme, broadly addressing marrital issues stating that in view of the derivable positive benefits, more participants need to be attracted from the Parish’s out-station.

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Kwara Govt Holds Inter-Ministerial Press Briefing on Monday

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As part of efforts to keep Kwarans and the world informed about the activities of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq’s administration during his first year in his second term in office, the Kwara State Government has announced an Inter-Ministerial Press Briefing.

This was contained in a statement released earlier today by the State Commissioner for Communications, Hon. Bolanle Olukoju.

According to the statement, the briefing will feature all Commissioners in the State providing updates on their ministries over the past year.

“The Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq’s administration has achieved a great deal in the first year of his second term, and while these accomplishments have been discussed in various forums, this briefing will have all commissioners speaking to the press simultaneously,” the statement reads.

The statement further disclosed that the briefing will take place at the Ministry of Communications Conference Room at 10 am on Monday, 20th May 2024, and will be streamed live on the Ministry’s Facebook page.

“We encourage all kwarans to tune in to the live stream and participate in this informative session. The administration remains committed to transparency, accountability, and continuous engagement with the people of Kwara State,” the statement added.

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2024 Hajj: Stakeholders Salute Gov AbdulRazaq, Oloriegbe’s Leadership As Kwara Sets For Inaugural Flight

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Stakeholders involved in the 2024 Hajj operation in Kwara State have commended Senator Ibrahim Yahaya Oloriegbe for his exceptional leadership and competence in handling tasks since his appointment as the Kwara Contingent Leader (Amirul-Hajj).

The commendations were made today during the 2nd Hajj Operation Stakeholders Meeting organised by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) at the General Tunde Idiagbon International Airport, Ilorin, where stakeholders discussed issues related to the smooth operation of the upcoming Hajj exercise.

The meeting was attended by the NAHCON Zonal Chairman, Alh. Afolabi Fijabi; the Airport Manager, Mrs. Yemisi Adebiyi; members of the Kwara State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, led by its Chairman, Prof. Mashood Mahmud Jimba; representatives from various security agencies, among others.

While giving briefings on their readiness for the first flight on the 20th of May, 2024, when the first batch of the contingents would be airlifted to Saudi Arabia, they highlighted the significant interventions of Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq through Oloriegbe to ensure a hitch-free exercise for Kwara Contingents.

Oloriegbe in his remarks, also acknowledged the support of Governor Abdulrazaq to ease the task and appealed for further cooperation, understanding, and unity among all stakeholders to ensure a successful operation. He also took a tour of the facilities at the airport and the State Hajj Camp to assess their conditions ahead of the usage and, visited the Pilgrims Welfare Board Office at Gerewu Area of Ilorin to oversee the ongoing pilgrims’ vaccination program and other activities.

The erstwhile lawmaker, however, urged prospective pilgrims to remain cooperative and coordinated in their engagements with the Board’s staff to avoid any issues that could delay the smoothness of the exercises.

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Lagos Assembly Plans Geographic Information Law

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  • bill will create comprehensive database of Lagos state
  • will curb issues involved in land ownership

A new bill that seeks to harmonise all geographic information service projects of Lagos is under consideration at the State House of Assembly.

The Lagos Geographic Information Service bill, which had stakeholders making contributions on Friday, is also aimed at establishing a computerised central database for all information relating to geospatial matters and related issues.

Section 4(2) of the bill says the agency’s responsibilities include introducing, implementing and sustaining best practices for all Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in the state as well as “develop and maintain an online platform that will contain all information and statistics on geospatial-related matters.”

Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, said the bill, when passed, would help in improving governance and boosting professionalism.

“It is targeted at integrating governance with advancements in technology. This is something we hope to always take advantage of so that our state can continue to be ahead in the area of development,” Dr. Obasa, represented by Hon. Stephen Ogundipe, a member of the House, said adding that the Assembly will always make the residents of the state its focal point.

Chairman of the House Committee on Physical Planning and Urban Development, Hon. Ogunkelu Sylvester, said the bill “shows a commitment and sincere
sense of duty on the part of the legislators of the state to put people’s interest at heart.

“Today’s public hearing means a lot to the improvement of
information technology and computerised central database in Lagos State.”

Ogunkelu, who represents Epe Constituency 2 at the House, described it as a bill that will cover the database of Lagos just as he commended the Speaker for his passion for the progress of the State.

“The bill will guide the government to have a database of everything concerning Lagos and in this case, you could be in your house and apply for a certificate of ownership on your property and have it without even visiting the Ministry.

“It will also cut sharp practices and curb fraudulent sales of land. For land, the database will have details of owners including their photographs,” he said.

Rasheed Makinde, a former lawmaker, commended the House for its proactiveness while some of the stakeholders suggested the involvement of professional bodies in the proposed law.

Eromosele Ebhomele
Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly.

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