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A Fool At Fifty Three
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TITLE (EDIT)
A Fool At Fifty Three
DESCRIPTION
A faulty federal system from the beginning...
[1,020 words]
TITLE KEYWORD
Mind
AUTHOR
Kennedy O Obohwemu
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Medical Doctor, Publisher, Editor, Novelist, Playwright, Poet

Dr. Ken’s books {Book 1: Frozen, Book 2: Nightfall, and the Omnibus Edition (paperback)} are available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Apple:

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AUTHOR'S OTHER TITLES (52)
A Season Of Grace (Poetry) It's for the lenten season...composed 24-30/03/03 [124 words] [Spiritual]
Be My Queen (Poetry) Pictures the earnest desire of a love-bird... [114 words] [Relationships]
Beyond The Sky (Poetry) If you really want to hit it big,don't let the sky be your limit;let it be your beginning! [126 words] [Motivational]
Born A Unique Being (Poetry) To the birth of Our LORD... [121 words] [Spiritual]
Breathe Again (Poetry) It's hard living without someone precious to you...you'd long to breathe again...composed 22/05/03. [117 words] [Relationships]
Can No Longer Fly (Poetry) This captures the thoughts of a heart-broken love-bird...composed 23/05/03. [110 words] [Relationships]
Cheers To Love! (Poetry) Happy cheers to the greatest of all... [105 words] [Relationships]
Come The Way You Are (Poetry) Come to HIM who loves us all,just the way you are...composed 19/02/04. [121 words] [Spiritual]
Enkindle The Fire (Poetry) It's not enough to have a dream...live it up! [117 words] [Motivational]
Every Step I Take (Poetry) Missing you every step of the way...composed 30/06/03 [122 words] [Relationships]
Found The Missing Link (Poetry) Should people cry when you're around?Something's not right...there's a missing link...composed 17/02/04 [121 words] [Mind]
Frozen (Twisted, Book 1) (Novels) An engrossing tale guaranteed to make your spine tingle and your pulse pound! [168 words] [Literary Fiction]
Gave You My All (Poetry) This love-bird's heart bleeds...has suffered disappointment from an unlikely source...composed 30/06/03 [118 words] [Relationships]
I Like Your Smile (Poetry) It's friendship all the way as this poetic piece gives insight on the lovely communication ensuing between two love-birds whose heartbeats rhyme... Dedicated to Nneka [125 words] [Relationships]
I Remember The Day (Poetry) This piece pictures how couples often settle - or should settle - their disputes...composd 24/05/03. [114 words] [Relationships]
I Was Wrong (Poetry) I'm really sorry for past wrongs...do give me another chance...composed 19/02/04 [118 words] [Relationships]
I Woke Up One Morning (Poetry) Ever woken up one morning to find a shocking surprise?This one pierced the heart of this love-bird...composed 24/05/03. [111 words] [Relationships]
If God Had No Time (Poetry) What would happen...if...if...if...HE had no time? Co-authored by Esther Ejovi. [136 words] [Spiritual]
It's Come Again (Poetry) It's a brand new year...expectations are high...composed 01/01/04,New Year's Day. [107 words] [Psychology]
It's Gone Again (Poetry) Last year was one of ups and downs,joy and laughter...it's gone,never coming back...composed 31/12/03 [122 words] [Psychology]
Lights Remain Aglow (Poetry) I wrote this poem 5th May,2003.It's one of my favorites.Sometimes we just feel down and there seems to be no one around to cheer us up.We need not be consumed by gloom.LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE.There's... [120 words] [Motivational]
Love Deserves All (Poetry) Love is so potent a virtue that it deserves all there is ...composed 23/04/03 [107 words] [Relationships]
Love Never Freezes (Poetry) I in the substance of love,the real thing.It does't just begin and end.True live never freezes,and this poem,dated 23rd-24th,2003,pin-points this fact. [115 words] [Relationships]
Major Breakthrough In African Literature (Essays) It's really very simple...I'd like the relevant authorities to prove me wrong... [581 words] [Self-Help]
More Than A Smile (Poetry) There's something more to your smile,I just know it...composed 22/05/03 [126 words] [Relationships]
Must Move On (Poetry) Composed May 22nd,2003,this poem gives insight on how to cope with grief.[It's one of my best.]There's none that hasn't been affected one way or the other.Grief becomes over-powering when we let it pe... [164 words] [Motivational]
My Visible Angel (Poetry) A special piece dedicated to my mother... [127 words] [Mind]
Nightfall (Twisted, Book 2) (Novels) An unbelievable piece of literature that will keep you biting your nails from start to finish! [151 words] [Literary Fiction]
Passionate Appeal To Dstv Concerning Big Brother Africa (Bba) (Non-Fiction) It's all about recognising the need to preserve the little virtues we have left...if at all we've not lost all of them! [389 words] [Mind]
Queen Of My Heart (Poetry) A love piece that pictures the made-up mind of a love-bird...No other captures the radiance of my love the way you do...you're Queen Of My Heart. composed 19/02/04 [113 words] [Relationships]
Running In The Track (Poetry) A great encounter for this love-bird right in the track...composed 19/02/04 [119 words] [Relationships]
Say You'll Be Mine (Poetry) All this love-bird needs is the hand of his soul-mate...he's losing his mind...composed 19/02/04 [114 words] [Relationships]
Softer Than Silk (Poetry) Speaks of a special quality of love...composed 11/05/03. [93 words] [Relationships]
The Biggest Problem Facing Nigeria This Century (Essays) An unending battle with a trouble that seems to have settled comfortably with individual minds... [750 words] [Psychology]
The Challenges Of Road Safety In The 21st Century (Essays) Quite simple...It issues a call for action...reflective upon World Health Day 2004. [1,353 words] [Psychology]
The Extra Mile (Poetry) Only an extra mile is needed to rise higher... Composed 09,20/04/03. [112 words] [Motivational]
The Faith We Need (Poetry) It's a simple principle - faith without works is dead...composed 17/2/4 [119 words] [Motivational]
The Fight Against Aids-Is There A Ray Of Hope? (Essays) All we need is a lasting solution...just how far have we gone?how far can we go? [902 words] [Health]
The Fire Of Love (Poetry) Love's the greatest there is,sure.It was in the light of this tradition-the greatness of love-that this poem was composed,23rd-24th April,2003,to consider this virtue in it's intensity. [107 words] [Relationships]
The Light Of Love (Poetry) It's the great light that love gives... [109 words]
The Living Ark (Poetry) Remember Noah's ark?It was made of gopher wood.The ark I speak of now is a living one...composed 01/07/03. [125 words] [Spiritual]
The Ocean And The Stream (Poetry) Someone once said to me,'The ocean and the stream never mix'.What do you think? composed 19/02/04 [135 words] [Relationships]
They Came From Afar (Poetry) Tries to picture why there's so much trouble on earth...where did they come from? [114 words] [Mind]
Twisted (Blockbuster Novel) (Novels) A compelling, provocative, masterful thriller guaranteed to leave you spell-bound with its suspense-filled intrigue and nail-biting finishes! [257 words] [Literary Fiction]
We'll Get There (Poetry) It's a motivational one,composed 9th-10th May,2003.It's all about remaining focused.It stemmed from my every day experience in the Medical School. [100 words] [Motivational]
What Have We Done? (Poetry) Look what we've done to the world,it's not a good sight...composed 19/02/04. [110 words] [Nature]
What Is It With Fecamds? (Essays) - [472 words] [Health]
When The Bells Began To Ring (Poetry) A reflection on the election of Cardinal Joseph Radzinger as successor to Pope John Paul II at St.Peter's Square,Rome.Composed April 19th,2005. [115 words] [Mind]
Where Did I Go Wrong? (Poetry) It was only a skirmish,do forgive me...this love-bird can't figure out what's wrong...composed 22,23/05/03. [113 words] [Relationships]
Where Love And Sorrow Meet (Poetry) It was Good Friday,April 18th,2003.Moved by the reflection of the Passion of Our LORD,I wrote the poem to picture the intense emotion and physical weakness Our LORD had to go through for our sake to c... [103 words] [Motivational]
You're The One (Poetry) It's the mind of a happy love-bird who found his missing rib...composed 25/05/03 [122 words] [Relationships]
'twisted (Short Stories) Before things went sour, he needed a minor miracle. Now he needs the Red Sea to part. http://wp.me/P3ZErB-F Full story coming soon on Amazon Kindle. #Novel #eBook #Kindle #Mystery #Suspense #Romance #... [334 words] [Fan Fiction]
A Fool At Fifty Three
Kennedy O Obohwemu

No, we have been silent long enough!

We have come a long way since our fight against colonial rule. We are "free" and "independent" indeed. But it seems we were better off under British colonialism, because gross insanity has become the order of the day. We've witnessed a lot of atrocities in the past, but it seems our sorrows have only just begun.

To think that our shameless Senators actually deliberated whether or not to legalise under-age marriage is the final nail in the coffin.

We encourage our youths to have sex in public in the name of reality TV shows. That is not enough. Is it now time to legalise under-age marriage?

Nigeria is arguably the most religion-obsessed nation in the world, yet we commit the worst atrocities!

On Tuesday July 16, 2013 the Senate, as part of the ongoing constitutional amendment exercise, voted that any married woman of ripe age is free to renounce her citizenship. The Senate originally wanted to expunge a controversial section of the constitution which makes any married woman an adult, but the proposal failed because some unscrupulous elements voted against it. So the 2/3 majority votes constitutionally required for the proposal to pass through could not be obtained due to shortage of 13 votes because 60 Senators voted for the removal of that clause as against 73 required votes. 35 shameless idiots and umbrageous debacles voted for the retention of that clause.

That is the genesis of our present worries.

The failed amendment has generated furore in the polity following the interpretation that an under-aged girl who gets married will be deemed to be of full age (18 years and above), which is utterly ridiculous. Preposterous balderdash! It contradicts Section 21 of the Child Rights Act which says "no person under the age of 18 is capable of contracting a marriage; and any marriage that is contracted by a minor is null and void and has no effect whatsoever."

There is a need to clear the misconception and misinterpretation of Section 29 (4a) and (4b) of the Constitution. It is a specific provision regarding a woman who wants to renounce her citizenship & not marriage.

Child marriage should be recognised as violation of children’s rights and a direct form of discrimination against a child, especially the girl bride who as a result of the practice is often deprived of her basic rights to health, education, development and equality.

The African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, 1990, Article XXI, states that “child marriage and the betrothal of girls and boys shall be prohibited  and effective actions, including legislation, shall be taken to specify the minimum age of marriage to be 18 years.”

On the part of the Senate’s Child Marriage Bill, there was no age certification, which means there is ambiguity in that bill. What was passed into law is for a girl child that is married to be accorded adult status. The Senate still needs to sit over this issue. There should be a clear definition of the child in this regard. The Nigerian Constitution states that adulthood begins from the voting age of 18 years. The senators want a person below 18 to be accorded adulthood for their own selfish and libidinous aims. That decision has to be upturned for obvious reasons.

Underage marriage will cause complications during child birth. The child bride is likely to become pregnant at an early age and there is a strong correlation between the age of a mother and maternal mortality. Girls between ages 10-14 are five times more likely to die in pregnancy or childbirth than women aged 20-24, and girls aged 15-19 are twice as likely to die.

Young mothers face higher risks during pregnancies, including complications such as heavy bleeding, fistula (a debilitating medical condition where the victimised female child passes urine and faeces through the vagina), infections, anaemia and other ailments which contribute to higher mortality rates of both mother and child.

Nigeria has more than 800,000 fistula cases, the highest in the world, all resulting from child marriages, which also contribute to high maternal deaths.

Considering these indisputable facts, what on earth moved the Senators of the Federal Republic to make such embarrasing decision? What wretched discipline moved those undexterous dullards to confront us with contemptuous resolve, showing supercilious opprobrium for our motherland, devising such contemptible ploys and blazoning mendacious talebearing?

What would make the Senate want to subject a girl child to a lifetime of imprisonment with a man old enough to be her great great great grandfather? If that is allowed in some religious sects, must other religions follow suit? Why pass it into law? What sort of madness is that? These old men! Those hair-brained mooncalves! Instead of thinking of your peaceful passage into the next world, your mind is occupied by thoughts of the little waistline of harmless 13-year olds.

This kind of discourteous behaviour is inadmissible. How can the Senate subject us to such nefarious quandaries and unutterable obloquies? We have endured the most harrowing of discomfiture because of their calamitous morass!

We understand that Nigeria is a multi-cultural entity. We have different people, different backgrounds and different cultures. There is no culture or religion that is universal. Why not let each state have its own constitution so that if people of a particular state want under-age marriage, they can do it within their state without making it a national law. People who believe that their religion allows them to marry under-age girls should do so within their area of jurisdiction. They should give their own children fistulas without making it a national trend!

The Senate must recant their renitency on the matter and throw away their impetuous musings!

We must continue to contest this issue until it is resolved in our favour!

P.S: Senator Ahmad Sani Yerima, the mastermind behind the "Under-age Marriage Bill" was the first governor to introduce Shariah law into a Nigerian state (Zamfara, in 2000). In 2009 he married a 13-year-old Egyptian girl in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, as his 4th wife, causing widespread outrage. He had also previously married another 13-year-old, and divorced one wife before she was 18.

 

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