Shock as Oluwo, wife, go separate ways

It will amount to an understatement to say, Oluwo of Iwo land, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi, ranks high among the most controversial ones among important personalities around, as there are a number of instances readily available to be cited as evidence to this claim. On the heel of his actions and comical displays in public that have generated reactions from different quarters, many have seen him as controversy personified.  However, despite his controversial nature, one thing he’s admired for by many is, his love and care for his Jamaican born wife,…

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Doha 2019: Husband, wife Uibos each win silver

Estonian decathlete Maicel Uibo and his wife, Bahamian runner Shaunae Miller-Uibo, had two reasons to celebrate after they each won a silver medal at the world athletics championships on Thursday. “Both medals at the same time, on the same night,” Uibo told reporters after his final event. “It’s double the joy.” Miller-Uibo, the 2016 Olympic gold medalist who had been favorite to win the 400 meters world title in Doha, finished second after Salwa Eid Naser of Bahrain stunned her by running the third fastest time in the event’s history.…

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Hubby jailed 16 years for raping his wife

A husband who told his wife “it’s your duty to give me sex” before raping her has been jailed for 16 years. Kelly Penny, 36, gave evidence to police after suffering years of abuse at the hands of her partner Gareth Rainbow. Rainbow, 36, proposed to Kelly after a siz-month whirlwind romance, but her once “dreamy” partner turned out to be a violent abuser, Wales Online reports. A court heard Rainbow raped his wife at her home and told her: “It’s your duty to give me sex.” He was handed…

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Hubby jailed 16 years for raping his wife

A husband who told his wife “it’s your duty to give me sex” before raping her has been jailed for 16 years. Kelly Penny, 36, gave evidence to police after suffering years of abuse at the hands of her partner Gareth Rainbow. Rainbow, 36, proposed to Kelly after a siz-month whirlwind romance, but her once “dreamy” partner turned out to be a violent abuser, Wales Online reports. A court heard Rainbow raped his wife at her home and told her: “It’s your duty to give me sex.” He was handed…

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Police: 72-year-old man jumps to his death, wife found murdered

A 72-year-old man jumped to his death late Sunday night from his Manhattan apartment, where cops later found his 78-year-old wife — dead on a living room sofa with multiple stab wounds, according to police. The couple’s bodies were found at 210 Sherman Avenue in Inwood. Their identities were being withheld pending family notification. Authorities said they were responding to a 911 call when officers found the male in front of his building — sprawled out on the pavement — around 10:20 p.m. He was unconscious when cops arrived and…

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BREAKING: Okorocha not under arrest —EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has denied arresting the former Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, following his official handover to his successor, Emeka Ihedioha, on Wednesday. Reports began to circulate online on Thursday that he had been arrested by the EFCC. EFCC’s acting Head, Media and Publicity, Tony Orilade, he said, “It is fake news.” “We don’t investigate the source of disinformation. We investigate financial and economic crimes. So, if anybody is quoting us, we can then take it up,” he told a national daily.

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Butcher beats wife to death

Police in Ogun State have arrested a 38-year-old butcher, Shina Kasali, for allegedly beating his wife, Sofiat, to death. The suspect and the victim were said to have had a minor disagreement at their residence in Abosule area of Agbado in Ifo Local Government Area of the state. It was learnt that the resultant argument led to scuffle between the two, consequent upon which the suspect beat his wife to coma. The woman eventually gave up the ghost on the way to hospital. The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola…

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My husband threatens me with charms, mother of six tells court

An Ado-Ekiti Customary Court on Tuesday dissolved the 21-year marriage between one Bosede Sheidu and her husband, Lamidi. Bosede, 39, had filed for divorce alleging threat to her life and her husband’s lack of care for his family. She further stated that her husband was engaging in fetish practices and steals. The petitioner, a kolanut seller who resides at No, 37, Oke Orimi st., Ado-Ekiti, told the court that the respondent never paid her dowry before they started co-habiting. Bosede also told the court that the union of 21 years…

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Building collapse: Man, wife, three children escape death

Five members of the same family escaped death by a whisker when a three-storey building under construction collapsed at Ohuru Isimiri in Obi Ngwa Local Government Area of Abia State. The victims – an artisan, his wife, and three children –were trapped in the building which collapsed on Sunday night but were rescued and rushed to the hospital. When our correspondent visited the scene, it was still raining heavily. It was, however, learnt that no life was lost as all the victims had been rescued by some good Samaritans with…

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Journalist, wife, son die after gas explosion

……SWAN mourns   Uchenna Inya   National Vice President of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), South South zone, Mr  Eddie Bekom has passed on. Bekom, a staff of Cross River Broadcasting Service, Ikom  died on Sunday evening. Bekom, wife and four children have been at the Plastic Surgery Department of the Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki (FETHA), Ebonyi State for  more than  two weeks receiving treatment  after gas cooking explosion from their neighbour flat in Ikom, Cross River State. His 10-year-old boy had died in the hospital few days…

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