Husband seeks divorce over constant beatings received from wife

Mr Oluwatimilehin Oyewole, an Ibadan-based travel agent, on Friday requested a Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan to dissolve his four-year-old marriage. His reason for seeking marriage dissolution was what he described as constant harassment which he received from his wife, repeated beatings from the wife and absence of peace of mind. Oluwatimilehin had More...

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By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, February 8th, 2017
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Police arraign man for defiling 9-yr old neighbour, gets N.2m bail

The Nigeria Police on Wednesday arraigned a 28-year-old man, Chikaodiri Agwu, before a Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly defiling a minor Agwu, a resident of Ajakaiye Street on Onipetesi More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, January 31st, 2017
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Why we separated estranged couples in 23-yr-old marriage–Court

An Agodi Customary Court sitting in Ibadan on Tuesday dissolved a 23-year-old marriage between one Saudat Oladiti and her husband, Isiaka. The court which cited evident lack of care held that the marriage had More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, January 30th, 2017
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Asaba court slams human trafficker 7-yr jail term

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and other Related Matters (NAPTIP) has secured the conviction of a 37 years old man identified as Ikechukwu Nwabuike at the Federal High Court in Asaba. Ikechukwu More...

By Bar and Bench On Sunday, January 29th, 2017
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Islamic cleric, Masaba who married 97 wives, dies at 93

Niger State-based Islamic cleric, Mohammed Bello Masaba,who shot into global prominence for marrying 86 wives, is dead. He was aged 93. Reports put the time of his death at 11:00 am on Saturday after a brief illness. His More...

By Bar and Bench On Saturday, January 28th, 2017
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Man kills sex worker for not satisfying him after paying N500

Commercial sex workers at De Love Hotel on Ilufumi Street in Ejigbo area of Lagos have fled, following the killing of their colleague by a customer, who accused her of not satisfying him for the N500 service he More...

By Bar and Bench On Saturday, January 28th, 2017
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Housewife seeks divorce over spouse’s choice of sibling as next of kin

A housewife, Folasade Fayemi, on Friday urged a Customary Court at Agodi, Ibadan, to dissolve her three-year-old marriage, citing her husband’s decision to make his brother the next of kin. Folasade also accused More...

By Bar and Bench On Saturday, January 28th, 2017
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My in-law forcibly had sex with me, my 2 sisters, witness tells court

A 17-year-old school dropout, on Friday, told a Jikwonyi Customary Court, Abuja, that her sister’s husband forcibly had sexual intercourse with her, and two other sisters. The teenager, who resides in Minna, gave More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, January 25th, 2017
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18 abandoned babies recovered in Katsina within 4 months

Eighteen babies, abandoned by their mothers, have been recovered in Funtua town, Katsina State, in the last four months, an official has disclosed. Alhaji Ibrahim Nasir, Director of Education and Social Services More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, January 24th, 2017
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We arrested 89 prostitutes in Abuja–FCT

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Joint Task Force Team for the Cleansing of Abuja said it has arrested no fewer than 89 commercial sex workers, otherwise known as prostitutes, Deputy Director/Chief Press Secretary More...