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Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Interior Mrs. Georgina Ehuriah spoke at a one-day stakeholders’ workshop on “the conduct of statutory marriage in Nigeria.”

Federal government to set up marriage registries nationwide

The Federal Government has stated its intention to set up marriage registries in the 36 state capitals in the country. This, it said, would ensure uniformity in the conduct of statutory marriages across the country.

Woman loses 35-year old marriage for calling husband thief

An Igando Customary Court in Lagos, on Wednesday dissolved a 35-year-old marriage between Mr Abolore Lawal and his wife, Shakirat, over defamation of character.

Two brothers docked over forgery, N1.3 million theft

Two brothers, Olanrewaju Afuwape and Kolawole Afuwape, have been charged before an Igbosere Magistrate’s Court in Lagos, over alleged forgery and stealing of N1.3 million realised from house rent.
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Nigerian writer Ayobami Adebayo wins 9mobile prize

Nigerian writer, Ayobami Adebayo, has emerged winner of 2018 edition of 9mobile Prize for Literature, the most prestigious literature prize for first time fiction writers of African origin. She received a prize of £15,000 and a Montblanc Meisterstück pen among others.

Counsellor blames rate of divorce on social media

A Marriage Counsellor, Mrs Adeyemi Omoseye, has attributed the high rate of divorce in Nigeria to imitating the western culture through the social media.

Court strikes out divorce suit

A Jikwoyi Customary Court, Abuja, on Monday struck out a suit filed by a business man, Mr Osita Opara, praying the court to dissolve his marriage on grounds that his wife, Princess, was having extra an marital affair.

Adultery, sex denial crash 10-year-old marriage

An Igando Customary Court in Lagos State on Monday dissolved a 10-year-old marriage of a printer over adultery and denial of sex.

Emir Sanusi recieves fourth wife

HRH Sa’adatu Barkindo Mustapha was brought to the Emir’s palace on Saturday while the traditional Budar Kai ceremony takes place on Sunday.

My husband is fond of going to night clubs, bringing strange women home –...

A housewife, Mrs Olamide Ganiyu, on Friday told a Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan, to dissolve her marriage to husband, Sikiru, because he is fond of going to the night clubs and bringing in strange women to their matrimonial home.

Grant my wife’s divorce prayer, she wants me dead – Man tells court

A businessman, Mr Wahab Lukmon, on Thursday prayed an Egbe-Idumu Customary Court to grant his wife, Olabisi’s request for divorce because she wants him dead.

Cleric seeks end to 40 years marriage over sex denial after eight children

An Islamic cleric Ganiyu Salami, on Thursday approached an Igando Customary Court, Lagos, to end his 40 years marriage to Halimatu, for allegedly denying him sex and threatening his life.
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ICC confirms charges against Ugandan rebel Dominic Ongwen

The International Criminal Court’s (ICC) Appeals Chamber has confirmed the charges against Ugandan rebel leader Dominic Ongwen, dismissing his challenge of the case.

Court remands housewife for allegedly seducing friend’s husband

The Sharia Court II sitting at Magajin Gari, Kaduna, on Tuesday, remanded a housewife, Adama Arabi, who was dragged to the court for allegedly seducing her friend’s husband.

I slept with my brother-in-law thinking it was my husband – woman tells court

A trader, Mrs Kuditat Ajayi, 52, told an Igando Customary Court that she slept with her brother-in-law because she thought he was her husband.

Same-sex marriage: Methodist Church threatens to sever relations with Church of England

The Methodist Church in Nigeria has threatened to sever relations with the Methodist Church in the United Kingdom over its decision to adopt in principles same sex marriage in the church.
This picture of Jide Macaulay was grabbed on July 13 from Too Gay for God?, a documentary by BBC. BBC-GUARDIAN-SCREENGRAB

Nigerian gay priest in Church of England pushes for marriage with his partner

As a priest, the Church allows Jide Macaulay to be gay. But an outright marriage to his partner is not permitted. He can live with him in a celibate relationship but cannot get married in the church. He risks losing his job in the Church if he does.

Court grants divorce to woman who sued over big size of husband’s manhood

A house wife in Zamfara State, Aisha Dannupawa, has been granted a divorce by a local Sharia court after filing a suit against her husband for dissolution of their marriage because his manhood was too big.

Man who accused wife of demanding bribe before sex secures divorce

A mother of four, Risikat Adegboyega, has lost her 16-year-old marriage as an Igando Customary Court in Lagos granted the request of her husband to dissolve the union because she allegedly demands a bribe before sex.

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