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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Assassins kill Islamic cleric, wife, four children

Suspected assassins yesterday killed a family of six – husband, wife and four children – in a dawn attack at their home at Atiba area of Odogbolu, Ogun State. The wiping off of the entire family of the Islamic cleric, Sheik Yusuf Abdulsalam Tanimola (35), ignited panic in the area, especially against the backdrop of the wave of murder by Badoo terror gang in neighbouring Ikorodu in Lagos State. It was learnt that the victims were either clubbed or stabbed to death by the assailants. Sources said the eldest child,…

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Man, wife, four children assassinated in Ogun

We are investigating – Police Suspected assassins on Tuesday killed a family of six – husband, wife and four children – in a dawn attack at their home in Atiba area of Odogbolu in Ogun State. The extermination of the entire family of Islamic cleric, Sheik Yusuf Abdulsalam Tanimola, ignited panic in the area, especially against the backdrop of the wave of the murder by the Badoo terror gang in neighbouring Ikorodu in Lagos State. New Telegraph learnt that the victims were either clubbed or stabbed to death by the…

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$40m scam: EFCC witnesses deny dealing with Jonathan’s cousin, wife

The trial of the cousin of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Azibaola Robert, and his wife, Stella, over alleged laundering of $40 million cash took a dramatic turn yesterday as all the witnesses brought by the Economic and Financial Commission (EFCC) to prove its case denied ever having any financial dealings with the couple. In their testimonies, the witnesses admitted transacting business with a firm, Oneplus, which was reportedly awarded a contract for the supply of strategic communications kits by the Of-fice of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) in 2014. The…

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NSA probes N15bn recovery

The National Security Adviser (NSA), Major General Mohammed Monguno (rtd), has begun an investigation into the recovery of about N15 billion by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). This is as President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), to submit a report on the recovery. The EFCC had, last week Wednesday, recovered $43.4 million, £27,800 and N23.2 million totalling about N15 billion from a private apartment at the Osborne Towers in Ikoyi, Lagos. New Telegraph was informed…

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Gunmen kill Akwa Ibom LG secretary

Four gunmen have killed the newly sworn in Secretary of Ukanafun Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Ime Atakpa. Atakpa was shot when he was in his farm in his backyard at Ukanafun on Sunday. His wife, Imo, who confirmed this to journalists, said the family went to Ukanafun for Easter service. She said prior to the church’s service, they decided to check on some pigs in the farm. But according to her, while she and the children were in the house, she heard gunshots. Imo said when…

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Ekiti increases maternity leave by 4 weeks

Ayodele Fayose

  The Ekiti State Government (EKSG) on Monday announced an increase in the maternity leave period for women in its public service from 12 weeks to 16 weeks. The Permanent Secretary in the State Ministry of Information, Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Kola Ajumobi, said this at a public enlightenment forum in Ado Ekiti, the state capital. He said that the gesture was approved by the state governor, Mr Ayodele  Fayose, as part of his display of love and special regard for the womenfolk in the state. He said it…

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