WOMAN LOSES 39-YR OLD MARRIAGE AFTER DENYING HUSBAND SEX

A mother of four, Mrs Janet Ayoola, lost her 39-year-old marriage to her husband, Olajide Ayoola, for denying him sex for seven years. An Igando Customary Court in Lagos on Monday granted the request of Janet’s enstranged husband, Olajide, for dissolution of the marriage. The Court’s President, Mr Adeniyi Koledoye, said that since the petitioner insisted on divorce after several interventions, the court was left with no option than to grant him his wish. “The court hereby pronounces the marriage between Mr Olajide Ayoola and Mrs Janet Ayoola dissolved today.…

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MEET THE ALIUS, A FAMILY OF FIVE SISTERS WHO ARE ALL MEDICAL DOCTORS, SEE PICS

The Aliu family, a group of five sisters from northern Nigeria, are gaining traction after they all emerged doctors, working in different fields of the medical profession. Amid the realities that had formed the basis of gender roles decades ago, it was relatively difficult to foresee a future wherein women take on the same opportunities availed their male counterparts. But, as anti-discriminatory laws have continued to gain grounds alongside well thought out social movements, leaders have continued to emerge from a faction that had suffered subjugation. It is in this…

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JOURNALIST, AGBA JALINGO RELEASED FROM PRISON AFTER 6 MONTHS IN CUSTODY

Journalist Agba Jalingo has been released from prison custody after meeting his bail conditions, The PUNCH has learnt. Jalingo, who is the publisher of Cross River Watch, was first arrested by the police in August 2019 on the orders of the Ben Ayade-led Cross River State Government. He was subsequently arraigned for treason and attempting to overthrow the state government due to the highly critical articles he published. Due to his long detention, Amnesty International had declared the activist as “a prisoner of conscience”. Last week, there were a series of protests…

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PROTESTERS CALL FOR OLUWO OF IWO’S SUSPENSION FOR BEATING UP ANOTHER TRADITIONAL RULER, SEE PIX

Residents of Ogbagba have stormed Osun State Secretariat, Abere Osun State to protest the alleged beating of their monarch, Agbowu of Ogbagba, Oba Dhikirulahi Olabira on Friday during a peacemaking meeting by the Oluwo of Iwo. The protesters bore placards with inscriptions such as: “Justice must prevail“; ” Oluwo destroys traditions: Suspend him!”; “Oyetola save our souls” and “Suspend Rasheed Akanbi now”, among others. https://thenationonlineng.net/breaking-protesters-demand-suspension-of-oluwo/

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NIGERIANS ACCUSE THEIR COUNTRY’S AMBASSADOR OF TEAMING UP WITH NORWEGIAN AUTHORITIES TO DEPORT THEIR COLLEAGUES

A fresh report has emerged on how Nigeria’s Consul General in Sweden, who is also in charge of Norway, Adeyemi Oyetade, connives with foreign governments to ensure the deportation of Nigerians. Nigerians in the Diaspora have continued to lament the lack of assistance by Nigerian embassies and Consul Generals and how the country’s ambassadors had on several occasions refused to come to their aid when in distress. In July 2019, SaharaReporters had published how Titi Festos, a Nigerian living in Norway since 2016, was framed up and deported by the Norwegian Police.…

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NIGERIAN MAN CIES OUT FOR JUSTICE AS SARS CUTS OFF HIS FATHER’S DREADLOCKS FOR NO REASON, SEE PICS

A man took to Facebook to accuse SARS operatives of cutting off his father’s locs for no reason. Divine Michael Jackson, who lives in Port Harcourt, shared a photo of his father’s hair before it was cut and another photo taken after his long natural locs had been scraped off. He accused SARS operatives of being responsible and added that they seized the chopped off locs and asked his father to return on Tuesday to collect his hair. “Am so sad we need justice to take place. we need human right…

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ANOTHER 6 TRAVELLERS ABDUCTED ALONG LOKOJA KABBA ROAD

Six passengers said to have been travelling from Lokoja, the Kogi State capital, to Kabba town, have been reportedly kidnapped. The kidnap victims, whose identities are yet to be known, were said to have been kidnapped on Sunday at about 6pm. In the last one month, no less than thirty passengers have been abducted along the same route. In Kogi alone, the number of kidnapped people are believed to have topped 50 in the last twenty days. Those who have regained their freedom paid dearly. The Kogi State Police Command is…

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SEE WHO FG IS BLAMING FOR BOKO HARAM’S NEW WAVE OF ATTACKS, NO LONGER BORNO LEADERS

Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, says the military is doing a good job and deserves the support of Nigerians. Days ago the President blamed Borno indigenes for the resurgence in attacks by the terrorists even as Nigerians fingered the Service Cheifs as lacking new ideas to handle the challenges. On calls for the sacking of service chiefs, Shehu said those criticising the President did not have the kind of information that he had as regards security and thus could…

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MINISTER’S PRESENCE WHEN KADUNA TRAIN WAS ATTACKED: BETWEEN AMAECHI AND AISHA YESUFU, WHO IS LYING?

The pair of Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Transportation and Aisha Yesufu, co-convener of Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) went on social media on Monday calling each other liars. They were both arguing over an alleged attack by bandits who laid in ambush around Mando area of Kaduna State, and tried to waylay the passengers who arrived at Rigasa train station around 8:15 pm on Sunday. Reports said Amaechi was among those at the train station when the attack took place, and that he reportedly fled the scene, to avoid being kidnapped.…

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WEATHER: TRAVELLERS TO EXPERIENCE FLIGHT DISRUPTIONS TILL FEBRUARY ENDING

Travellers in Nigeria may continue to experience flights disruption until the end of February due to harmattan haze, president of the National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies has said. Although a new landing system is being installed in Lagos to provide a more efficient guide to aircraft arriving at the airport, Bankole Bernard said aircraft visibility will be better by the end of February. “Visibility became extremely poor, but I am sure before a twinkle of an eye two weeks will be gone and we will have a safe sky,”…

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