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Man Divorces Wife of 20 Years Who Threatens to Kill Him

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A 20-year-old marriage between one Mrs Odeyemi Joke and her husband, Akintunde was on Monday dissolved by an Ado-Ekiti Customary Court sitting in Ekiti on the grounds of frequent fighting, threats to life.

Joke, 42, who resides at No 18, Oke-Ila, Ado-Ekiti, in her testimony before the court said her husband always beat her whenever she demanded for money to buy food items.

The complainant further stated that the inability of her husband to pay the tenancy of where they reside made the Landlord to send them out of the house, adding that this made them to start living separately.

Joke stated that she secured another apartment where she resides with the children, while her husband went to stay in his mother’s house, adding that whenever he comes visiting, he would foment trouble in the house.

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The mother of five said that her husband was not ready to work, thereby making it difficult for him to feed his family.

She said, ‘’There was a day he threatened to kill me with cutlass.

“I reported him to his aged mother and younger brother; they said that they were fed up with his behaviour.”
Joke also told the court that her husband who works as a security guard in a private company spends his salary on alcohol.

‘’He does not bother to take care of me and the children, but it is also not convenient because I am a fruit seller, ’’she said.

She said that their first child, Sefunmi, 20, had gotten married, while the second child, Kayode, 16, was currently staying with her brother because her husband could not cater for his family.

The 42-year-old added that the last three children were staying with her and prayed the court to award custody of the children to her.

It was learnt that the defendant repeatedly refused to appear in court.

While delivering his verdict, the President of the Court, Mr Joseph Ogunsemi, observed that the marriage had broken down and as such it was better for the couple to go their private ways.

Ogunsemi however granted custody of the last three children to the complainant while ordering the man to pay the sum of N3, 000 on each of the three children as their monthly feeding allowance.

He also stated that the education of the children was the responsibility of the couple.

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Gospel Singer, Sammie Okposo dies at 51

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Gospel singer and Welu Welu crooner, Sammie Okposo is reportedly dead.

According to a report making the rounds, the music producer slumped on Friday morning and died. He was aged 51.

Okposo made headlines early in the year after he publicly apologized to his wife, Ozioma for cheating on her with another lady in the United States.

In the apology which was shared on his Instagram page, the singer lamented over the incident which he noted happened in 2021.

The singer further stated that the development has seen him step aside from ministerial work until “full restoration.”

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Any man who doesn’t own a house or car before marriage doesn’t have a future, says Lilian Afegbai

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Nigerian actress and reality star, Lilian Afegbai has said a man who does not have a house and car of his own before settling down is not serious with his life.

She stated this on Toke Moments show while talking about how she desires to be with a man who lives comfortably.

According to the Big Brother Africa alumni, she is doing well for herself and would expect that her man can also afford to buy his own house rather than pay rent.

Lilian, however, said she is not looking for a billionaire because in reality that standard may be far reaching.

She explained that buying house in Nigeria does not really require having so much money as she is already making down payments for her own house.

The screen diva further said that any man who cannot buy a house for himself can’t be with her because it means they are not mentally inclined.

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TikTok bans influencer for spreading fake news about Kiki Osinbajo

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A Liberian TikTok content creator identified as @Realcharley22, has been banned by the social media platform for spreading fake news about a daughter of the vice president of Nigeria, Kiki Osinbajo.

The TikTok influencer had posted earlier in the week that Kiki was arrested in the United Kingdom because she was in possession of large amount of money in dollars.

Although the user, who posted photos and videos to support the claim, had since come out to refute the news after Nigerian blogger, Tunde Ednut, posted that it was untrue.

Consequently Nigerians in their numbers rushed to report the page for deceiving the public and checks on the page on Saturday revealed that the account was no longer on TikTok.

@Realcharley22 barely 24 hours after sharing the false video, shared another video apologising to Kiki and Nigerians for the post saying his source confused the lady in the video for Kiki.

He said, “I want to apologise to Kiki Osinbajo because she never got arrested. The story is not true and my source deceived me and took someone else as Kiki.

“I want to make a disclaimer on the video I posted earlier, I am so sorry, my followers and Kiki Osinbajo, she never got arrested.

“Popular Nigerian blogger, Tunde Ednut just confirmed on Instagram that it is false, Kiki never got arrested. He asked me to take down the story and it is confirmed that the story is false.”

Kiki reportedly flew into Abuja with her father on Tuesday after the VP’s trip to Lagos, where he spoke at the UN World Tourism Organisation global conference.

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