My wife slept with her pastor in the church, ex-Nigerian lawmaker tells court

A former member of House of Representatives, Leonard Dilcon, has accused his divorce-seeking wife, Joy, of sleeping with her pastor, and blamed him for the crisis in his marriage. The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports that Mr. Dilcon made the accusation while defending himself in a divorce suit filed by his wife at a High Court in Jos. Joy had asked More...

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By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
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My husband had my womb removed without my consent, woman tells court

A housewife on Thursday asked an Ibadan Customary Court to dissolve her five-year-old marriage because her husband rendered her barren by conniving with doctors to remove her womb without her consent. “My lord, More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, January 11th, 2017
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I am tired of waiting for my U.S.-based husband, woman tells court

Omolara Lateef, on Wednesday approached an Agodi-Ibadan Grade `C’ Customary Court, to dissolve her 15-year-old marriage to her U.S. based-husband, Lamidi Lateef. Omolara told the court that Lamidi had abandoned More...

By Bar and Bench On Sunday, January 8th, 2017
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Court fixes Oct 2 for trial of Nigerian charged with killing own daughter in Canada

The Court of Queen’s Bench in Canada has fixed October 2, 2017 for definite commencement of trial for a Nigerian, Oluwatosin Oluwafemi, who is facing charges of second-degree murder. The trial would last two weeks. The More...

By Bar and Bench On Sunday, January 8th, 2017
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How we selected beneficiaries of N5,000 stipends for the ‘poorest Nigerians’–Presidency

The Presidency on Sunday unveiled the methodology used in determining the beneficiaries of the N5000 monthly stipend being paid out to the “poorest Nigerians” in nine states of the Federation. The Federal More...

By Bar and Bench On Sunday, January 8th, 2017
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1,000 days after abduction, Buhari re-echoes vow to re-unite missing Chibok schoolgirls with their families

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday reassured that his government is committed to re-unite all the abducted Chibok schoolgirls to their families. Buhari who said it was though unfortunate that majority of the school More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, January 2nd, 2017
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How NYSC wasted Ifedolapo, the talent–Police

The Nigeria Police has indicted the National Youth Service Corps over the death of a youth corps member, Ifedapo Oladepo, who died, last November, at the National Youth Service Corps Orientation camp in Kano, Bar More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, December 28th, 2016
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Man, 22, abandons wife to marry mother-in-law

A 22-year-old man, Matho Suraj has reportedly abandoned his wife, Latila, to marry Asha Devi, who happens to be his mother in-law. Matho Suraj was said to have abandoned his 19-year-old wife, Latila, for the mother More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, December 28th, 2016
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Sultan pleads with senate to shoot down bill seeking equality for men, women

Says it’s un-Islamic The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar lll, has urged the Nigerian Senate to shoot down a bill seeking equality for men and women. He anchored his position on religion. Specifically, More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, December 20th, 2016
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Aare Afe Babalola Foundation to dole out N50,000-N100,000 to under-privileged Jan 3

Aare Afe Babalola Foundation has concluded arrangements to give various sums of money varying from N50,000 to N100,000 to two hundred under-privileged Nigerians on January 3, next year. The indigents who feel they More...