Widows Plight: Nkiruka Umeh

Nkiruka Umeh is a widow from Imo State, Nigeria. Prior to his death, her husband had engaged in land agency as a source of livelihood. He had pending contracts and was in particular, entitled to the sum of N500,000 as commission for sale of a plot of land valued in...

Widows Plight: Helen Onuka

Helen Onuka, another Rock of Ages widow, suffered a crushing blow when her husband died. Suddenly, relations and ‘friends’ suddenly started dropping heavy hints of lustiness and amorous intentions towards her. Helen’s husband had a protracted illness from diabetes...

Widows Plight: Linda Ali

Linda Ali narrated an unending litany of ill-health. She stated that she had been bedeviled by mysterious and often inexplicable ailments off and on over the course of her marriage and into the years of her widowhood. Her husband, a policeman, died in 2012 leaving her...

Widows Plight: Amina Abubakar

Amina Abubakar is one of the widows of Rock of Ages. Her husband died in 2013 of HIV and given that they are practicing Muslims, he was buried the same day without any fanfare whatsoever. For her, the discrimination started even in his lifetime as they were abandoned...

Widows Plight: Adanna Lezie

Adanna Lezie is another widow from Abia State, a South-Eastern state of Nigeria. She is a 30 year old widow with three children in tow. She also married as a teenager but nevertheless, she was very much in love with her husband. Her oldest child is eleven and the...

Widows Plight: Badiya Isaac

Badiya Isaac is a 36 year old widow from Kaduna State and is currently supporting four children, the youngest of whom is 7 years old. Badiya’s marriage was however a happy one with her husband holding down a good job with a private firm in the Federal Capital...