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A Day To Punish The Nigerian Woman by nex(m): 10:02pm On Mar 08, 2012
As societies all over the world recognize and celebrate International Women's Day, Alade Market stands out as one ground where women have taken up their struggle and conquered local beliefs and customs to rise exponentially.

The market is dominated by women who outdo their male counterparts in various endeavours. The decades have seen several businessmen come to try, only ending up relinquishing their shops and offices to the thrifty women.

The Alade woman is the head of her home; the Alade woman is a symbol achievement; an icon to the girl child. On this anniversary of the International Women's Day, the Alade woman has been singled out for crucifixion, for, as misfortune would have it, Alade Market is located in Lagos, Nigeria, a country where hardwork and genius is generally suppressed by the government, and women emancipation is particularly capitulated with alacrity.

Shade Tinubu of the Lagos State Market Development Board had chosen this day to make a show of power. She'd hoped to put up a charade and 'do shakara', showing off her white gold jewellery, her French lace, and Louboutin high heel shoes at the market, alas, there was no welcoming committee in whose noses to douse her L'Air Du Temps. There were not even market women from whom to draw fake smiles and waves.

Folashade Tinubu-Ojo, the politically installed daughter of the ex-governor of Lagos state, Bola Tinubu, visibly upset, ordered the officials of the Kick Against Indiscipline (KAI) force to shut down Alade Market, ensuring that no one earned their daily bread for the whole day.

Hon. Shade may not know how much she had stricken off the Lagos State GDP by that singular action, nor how many $1/day Nigerians were relying on these women for their daily bread, but for all she cared, she had driven home her point: "when political blue blood comes visiting impromptu, there must be a welcoming committee of market women executives clad in 'aso-ebi', singing, dancing, waving and smiling, at someone who's work was sheer corruption and oppression".

On a day like this, the bane of women emancipation has to be pointed out as a display of power, show of affluence, and demand for unearned loyalty by none other than women themselves.

With a preference for the male child, prevalent female genital mutilation, early marriage of girls, child molest, high maternal mortality, intimate harassment and abuse of women on the rise in Nigeria, one would think the International Day for Women would be a day of respite; a day of rest and reprieve for the Nigerian woman. Nay, for Honourable Shade Tinubu, it is a day to put the exemplary Nigerian woman of common birth in her rightful place!

On interviewing the KAI officials posted to ensure the gates of the market remained sealed, Samuel Odunlami (who spoke in yoruba) said women were their own undoing, and advised the Alade women to go appease the Head of the Lagos State Market Development Board in order that their market be re-opened for business.

By 2pm, those who tried to no avail, had started to head back home to their families. A day spent with no income, yet expenditure. Their own version of the International Day for Women as custom designed for them by Honourable Folashade Tinubu-Ojo.

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Re: A Day To Punish The Nigerian Woman by Yeske2(m): 12:32pm On Mar 09, 2012
Tell me it's all a joke shey?
Re: A Day To Punish The Nigerian Woman by Beaf: 1:03pm On Mar 09, 2012
Shade Tinubu of the Lagos State Market Development Board had chosen this day to make a show of power. She'd hoped to put up a charade and 'do shakara', showing off her white gold jewellery, her French lace, and Louboutin high heel shoes at the market, alas, there was no welcoming committee in whose noses to douse her L'Air Du Temps. There were not even market women from whom to draw fake smiles and waves.

Folashade Tinubu-Ojo, the politically installed daughter of the ex-governor of Lagos state, Bola Tinubu, visibly upset, ordered the officials of the Kick Against Indiscipline (KAI) force to shut down Alade Market, ensuring that no one earned their daily bread for the whole day.

Damn! shocked

Is there any corroboration for this story though? Rumours have become easy in today's Nigeria, OP the ball is in your court to prove your story.

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