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EXCLUSIVE: Atiku’s Wife Jennifer Leaves Home As Husband Takes Morrocan Fourth Wife, Welcomes New Son |RN

Alhaji Atiku and Jennifer Douglas-Abubakar

■ The relationship was kept entirely from the public, going under public radar even as Mr. Abubakar sought the presidency against Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.

By NIMI PRINCEWILL

Atiku Abubakar’s hankering for a large and boisterous household had been taken in good faith by his wives of many years. But his seemingly audacious entanglement with a new wife of Morrocan origin appears to have dropped a match in the powder barrel for his hitherto favourite spouse.

Jennifer Douglas-Abubakar, third wife of the former vice-president, has excused herself from her matrimonial home, seething about her husband’s decision to take a fourth wife, Peoples Gazette can report based on information from family sources. She has yet to file for divorce and it was yet unclear whether or not she planned to do so.

Although Mrs. Douglas-Abubakar only recently relocated to London from their family homes in Abuja and Dubai, she has mulled her husband’s action and its consequences since Mr. Abubakar first introduced his new wife to the family in 2017, sources said. He married the Morrocan that year and in 2018 they welcomed their first son together.

The relationship has been kept entirely from the public, going under public radar even as Mr. Abubakar sought presidency as the major contender against President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.

“He saw the relationship as a personal matter,” a family source told the Gazette over the weekend. “But it is understandable why the public would be interested in what is going on even in the most intimate corners of his household.”

Mr. Abubakar, 74, has for decades been vocal about his quest to manage the affairs of Nigeria’s governance systems. He first sought presidency in early and mid-1990s before being tapped as vice-president by Olusegun Obasanjo in 1999, leaving office in 2007 after two terms.

Since then, Mr. Abubakar, a retired customs chief with vast imprints on Nigeria’s logistics and manufacturing sectors, has run in every presidential election either as a primary contender or main party flagbearer.

His political exploits and structures have deepened considerably since 2015, without any fracture amongst his three wives and twenty-eight children. Until now.

“Many people have become too used to his suave appearance that they often forget that he is a devout Muslim,” a family source said under anonymity to comment on Mr. Abubakar’s personal concerns. “His faith allows him to take four wives or even more and we all know he has the financial and intellectual ability to elevate all his wives and children.”

The Gazette understands that Mr. Abubakar’s other wives have been more accepting of the Moroccan new wife than Mrs. Douglas-Abubakar, whom sources said was considered to be the worst hit by the development.

“She saw it as a let down because of the special level of care she had been receiving from the former vice-president,” a family source said. “She just felt the Moroccan woman had arrived to take her place.”

Our sources said Mrs. Douglas-Abubakar was expected to get over the matter since the Moroccan wife has been at home for three years and their new son has already clocked two.

A seasoned attorney of Igbo extraction, Mrs. Jennifer Abubakar has long been renowned for her critical roles in her husband’s political and vast business interests.

It was widely believed that her devotion to her husband’s success informed her alleged involvement in suspicious movement of funds on his behalf, which culminated in her indictment by the U.S. Senate’s Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs a decade ago.

The Anambra-born lawyer has since denied the scandalous allegations, dismissing them as a fruitless expedition of her husband’s political detractors.

She declined multiple requests from the Gazette for comments on her decision to move out of her matrimonial home against the backdrop of her husband’s new marriage.

A spokesman for Mr. Abubakar also declined comments about the brewing rancor in the household of the former vice-president, who is expected to run again for presidency in 2023.

Earlier this month, ThisDay reported that the presidential candidate of the opposition PDP in the 2019 general election had recently sold his stake at logistics giant INTELS for $100 million, in an apparent move to buffer his war chest in time for party convention and primaries.

If handled well, the fallout from Mr. Abubakar’s marriage to a fourth wife may not necessarily constitute a stumbling block for his political fortunes in 2023, said political analyst Shola Olubanjo.

“For those of us who know Atiku Abubakar’s journey with Jennifer Douglas, it is difficult to say that the former vice-president should not take her reservations, whatever their nature, seriously,” Mr. Olubanjo said. “Now that 2023 is gradually taking the front burner, he has to move fast.’

Nonetheless, Mr. Olubanjo expressed confidence in Mr. Abubakar’s ability to resolve the issues before campaign season to avoid being bogged down by personal challenges.

“He’s a shrewd politician and businessman,” the analyst said. “We shouldn’t expect anything less from him with respect to his household.” (Peoples Gazette)

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US Supreme Court Grants Man Legal Right To Marry, Build Family With Biological Sister |The Republican News

New Jersey Supreme Court, reportedly has ruled that siblings of one biological mother have the legal right to marry and build a family.

The United States court’s ruling delivered by the Supreme Court, on New Jersey siblings, James and Victoria Banes won the landmark ruling on right to marry each other, after a prolonged legal battle with the unites states government.

In a 5-to-4 ruling, five judges unanimously granted the appeal by James Banes, 41, and Victoria Banes, 38, today after a ten-year-long battle.

James and Victoria Banes, when interviewed, said they took the legal step for the “millions of Americans who have consensual incestuous relationships and who are living in fear”.

“Incest has been practised by humans since the dawn of time. If Adam and Eve hadn’t done it, the human race would not be here today,” James Banes told reporters after his historic victory at the Supreme Court.

In his part, Lawyer to Banes family, Julianne Grey, said that “criminalising incestuous marriage while first-cousin marriage was legal in the state of New Jersey was a nonsensical and discriminatory measure”.

“Why am I allowed to bang my cousin but not my sister? It just doesn’t make any sense,” James Banes criticized outside of court.

“We’ve always dreamed of having a big family, now this dream will become a reality” added Victoria Banes, who also told reporters she is pregnant and expecting twins.

New Jersey state laws only allowed first-cousin marriages but since the landmark ruling, New Jersey is now the only state in the USA to also allow incestuous marriages, Vanguard News reports.

Express the four outcome, the couple, who was currently facing up to 15 years in jail, said that they were now planning to start a large family and enjoy their newly found freedom.

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Nigerian Man Excited As European Female Lover Prepares To Pay His “Groom Price” |The Republican News

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By Chibiko Ikenna Offor

A strange phenomenon got the social media on a wildfire buzz. This is an alleged excitement by a Nigerian guy who is expecting his European lover he found on Facebook to come to pay his “groom price”. She met him on Facebook and has visited and spent two weeks in Nigeria and went back to prepare to come to pay his “groom price”, something never heard of in African or Nigerian marriage tradition.

The Nigerian guy hails from Abia state in the South Eastern region of the country

“We got connected through Facebook, she would’ve been a victim, but I decided to keep it real and clean with her, he said

“Some of my friends said am getting emotional with my client but I turned a deaf ear to all their advice, I went ahead to add her up on my real Whatsapp, we dated online for four months and things went quite well.”

“Then, she summoned the courage and came down here to see me.”
“She stayed in Nigeria for two weeks, and promised to come back and pay for my groom price with her family members”.

“Yahoo sweet, but being real, legit pass”, he said.

It is obvious these online frausters have some new pranks up their sleeves.

Hopefully, he marries her and remains her man forever and doesn’t have any hidden agenda.

A lot of Nigerians who responded to this strange news were quite religious in their responses, asking him to accept Jesus Christ and repent.

One Mr Kenneth Aririele had this to say ” After paying your “groom” price, you should change your surname to hers since you must have lost what makes you a man.”

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Generator Fume Kills 10 Wedding Guests, 20 Others Hospitalised In Imo|The Republican News

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by Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri

There was a tragedy in Imo State on Monday as no fewer than ten traditional wedding guests died of fume from a generator and twenty others hospitalised. The incident happened at Umuomumu Mbieri in the Mbaitoli Local Government Area of the state.

A source told our correspondent that the wedding guests from Anambra State decided to pass the night at their in-law’s house after the ceremony. It was the fume from the generator which ran through the night until morning that killed them, our correspondent was told.

The State Commissioner of Police, Rabiu Ladodo, who confirmed the development to our correspondent said,

“the generator was on in the kitchen while the doors and widows of the rooms the guests slept were locked.”

“It is a case of sudden and natural death but we have commenced an investigation. Assistance is being rendered to the survivors.”  

The victims and survivors were taken to Ikeduru General Hospital. Our correspondent was not allowed to speak to the hospital management.

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[Photos] Nigerian Graduate Who Made Fortune Selling Crayfish In Abuja Had Lavish Wedding

A crayfish seller has warmed the hearts of many in Nigeria with photos from his pre-wedding shoot and his wedding.

Emeka who sells crayfish at the Gwagalada market in Abuja, said he graduated from the University of Abuja in 2013. Growing up, his mother was a crayfish seller and he joined the business when he was in the University. He began to help his mum to supply crayfish to people and they were making good returns which motivated him to go into the business full time after university.

According to him, business has been very profitable as he has been able to erect a house of his own in Abuja from the proceeds he makes from the sale of crayfish.

On how he met his wife who finished her Youth Service in December last year, Emeka said

‘She came to my shop to buy cryafish and we got talking. We became friends and it went further”.

The couple had their wedding on May 25th.

(collinsuchendusblog)

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Chris Oyakhilome Ex-Wife Anita Schafer Speaks About Bad Marriage |The Republican News

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Pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s ex-wife, Anita in a new blog post wrote about a couple who are happy on the outside but are facing the reality of a dead marriage. According to Pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s ex-wife, a spouse who is at the center of a ‘dead marriage’, sometimes end up spending many years of endless hope in anticipation for a change, enduring a relationship that is bereft of life. Her blog post has been linked to what allegedly happened in her marriage.
 
Read what she wrote below;
 
Happy Anniversary to the best couple in the world
 
Wife : Hello
 
Husband: How are you?
Wife: I am good. How is your day?
Husband : Good
Wife : Today is our anniversary. Happy Anniversary.
Husband : Happy anniversary.
Wife : I noticed many greetings on social media wishing us a happy anniversary. I find it confusing to read comments from your close friends saying “ best couple in the world”; it sounds like a complete joke, when they know we rarely see each other. We see each other at most ten days in a year; I can’t understand their reason for making this comment, such flattery. It is confusing to me.
 
Husband : Well, at least they sent their greetings.
Wife : Their greetings are on social media, no contact by text or by email.
Husband : Silence
Wife : Hello
Husband : Yes
 
Wife : I sometimes wonder if we are married. There is nothing more to this relationship to indicate we are married apart from a ring on my finger; the ring is another story and our pictures are interjected because we are rarely together to take a proper picture. I feel sad that we are not together.
 
Husband : Look, I have told you over and over again that we cannot live in the same country because we are very busy and one country is too small for both of us. I expect you should be able to figure that out.
Wife : One country is too small for us?
 
Husband : Yes and you keep coming back to ask the same question.
Wife : Okay. Since you don’t often call either, please call the children, at least once a month. They go on for months without speaking with you. I noticed they don’t seem to care anymore.
 
Husband : Okay
Wife : That is about all.
Husband : Silence (breathing sound)
Wife : Have a beautiful day.
Husband : Silence (breathing sound)
Wife : Bye
Husband : Silence (breathing sound)
Wife : Hello
Husband : Silence (Goes off the Phone)
 
Wife : Okay
 
Facing the reality of a dead marriage, where a spouse spends many years of endless hope in anticipation for a change, enduring a relationship that is bereft of life. Believe it or not, this was somebody’s experience and is another person’s state of affair.
There is so much in life to be enjoyed.  (Unclesuru)
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“Mr P” Peter Okoye Slept With My Wife, Ruined My Marriage, I’ll Revenge, Diamond Platnumz Alleges |RN

The Nigerian music industry in 2019 continues to be notorious for artistes controversies, and another one which could be the father of all music controversies that have happened in 2019 could probably be hitting the industry sooner than expected.

Tanzanian singer; Diamond Plantnumz has accused former P-Square Co-member, Peter Okoye popularly known as Mr P of sleeping with his wife, Zaria. The singer revealed in an interview with his radio station, Wasafi FM that Mr P through that act, caused his marriage with Zaria to crash.

However, after making such bold revelation, Diamond’s Ex-wife has taken to social media to debunk the news, calling her ex-husband a pathological liar who once denied his own child.

She said; “I was about to sleep and people started sending me these voice notes about how Nasibo (Diamond Plantnumz) went to his radio tarnishing me, how i had a relationship with P-square, my personal trainer and all those things. And i’m just here thinking if you guys are gonna believe any words that come from a man like him, the same man who denied his own blood.

“If you all are gonna believe anything he say, then you all are just stupid just like him.”

Mr P is married to Lola Okoye who has bore two kids Cameron & Aliona for him. He is however yet to give a response to the accusation by Diamond, but we hope he does that quickly so this wouldn’t facilitate the end of his marriage.

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Pastor Discovers His 3 Children Are Not Biologically His After DNA Tests |RN

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A Pastor is considering divorcing his wife upon discovering that ‘his children’ don’t belong to him, after DNA tests were being conducted on them.

In his narration, the man revealed that he had an accident years ago before meeting his wife and he was told it would only take a miracle for him to father a child.

Surprisingly, years into their marriage, his wife gave birth to their 1st child and then the 2nd and then the 3rd. But after DNA tests were done on the three children, it was revealed that they belong to another man, though his wife is not aware of this.

Read his story:

I have been married for 14years, we have 3kids (all boys) but none of them belongs to me. I know this for a fact but my wife does not know I know. Let me explain.

5years before I met my wife, I was involved in a car accident together with two of my friends. We were travelling and our car skidded off the road. I was the only survivor of that accident.

l spent about 11months at the hospital and that left me with a condition that says I can’t have children.

I gave my life to Jesus Christ and become a committed Christian after the accident.

In summary, I became a pastor in a local church in my community 5years later, I met my wife in the process. I didn’t tell her about my condition because I was hopeful that God will heal me. Six years into our marriage my wife got pregnant and had our first child.

To be sure, I secretly went for a DNA and it was clear I wasn’t the father. I repeated the test for all the 3 children and they are all not mine. I have been living with this situation for the past 8 years and I am beginning to get irritated by both the children and my wife.

My Wife pretends to be a good wife. She goes around preaching to women in the church about the need to remain faithful to their partners but she had 3 children by another man or men l don’t know. I want to confront her, but l am confused as how to go about the situation

l am just angry and irritated by everyone in my house lately. I feel like a total stranger in my own home.

What should I do?

(lailasnews)

 

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Man Sets Wife On Fire In Edo For Asking For Feeding Money |The Republican News

by Segun

Heartless Man Sets wife On Fire In Edo State For Asking For Feeding Money 

A man identified as Mr Monday Alli Onaivi is on the run after allegedly burning his wife to death over an argument about providing feeding money in Benin city, Edo state.

According to Ejiroghene Ezaga who shared the sad story, the man set his wife ablaze after she requested for feeding money. She was later pronounced dead in the hospital due to the severe burns she suffered from the attack.

Sharing photos of Monday Alli Onaivi, Ejiroghene Ezaga wrote on Facebook;

Heartless Man Sets wife On Fire In Edo State For Asking For Feeding Money

“THIS IS THE PHOTO OF MR MONDAY ALLI ONAIVI, THE MAN WHO 2 WEEKS AGO IN BENIN CITY SET HIS 33-YEAR-OLD WIFE, ESTHER ALLI, ABLAZE OVER HIS ALLEGED REFUSAL TO GIVE HER FEEDING MONEY. SHE LATER DIED IN THE HOSPITAL OF SEVERE BURNS. SHE LEFT BEHIND 2 LOVELY GIRLS AND A BOY. AIDED BY HIS MOTHER, HE’S PRESENTLY ON THE RUN. PLEASE SHARE UNTIL JUSTICE CATCHES UP WITH HIM”

Ejiroghene Ezaga also went on to share images of the victim, Esther Alli and her three children.

Heartless Man Sets wife On Fire In Edo State For Asking For Feeding Money

 

PICTURES OF LATE MRS ESTHER ALLI, THE 33-YEAR-OLD HOUSEWIFE SET ABLAZE IN BENIN CITY 2 WEEKS AGO BY HER HUSBAND, MR MONDAY ALLI ONAIVI, AND THE LOVELY KIDS SHE LEFT BEHIND. THE HUSBAND IS STILL AT LARGE.

Heartless Man Sets wife On Fire In Edo State For Asking For Feeding Money

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Married Woman Dies While Spending Night With Man Who Has Three Wives |RN

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The Plateau Police Command has arrested a 42-year-old man, Gundumi Saya, over the death of his married lover, one Mrs. Hajara Markus, who died while spending the night with him.

According to the Police charge sheet currently before Justice Daniel Longji of the Plateau State High Court, Jos, Saya, who has three wives and 14 children, is a resident of Zango-Dinya in Bassa Local Government of Plateau.

The accused, who is being charged with culpable homicide, allegedly committed the offence on November 21, 2018.

The Police alleged that the suspect, on November 21, committed the act of adultery with the deceased when he lured her out of her matrimonial home to have sexual intercourse with her, an offence that contravened Section 368 of the Penal Code.

The charge sheet further said that the suspect intentionally dumped the body of the deceased by the road side, after he realised that she had died in his custody while he was having sexual relations with him.

It said that the accused refused to inform the Police of Hajara’s death, thereby contravening sections 189 and 102 of the Penal Code.

The suspect, in a confessional statement, however, denied killing his lover, stating that he woke up to make love to her in the middle of the night, only to find her dead.

“I have known Hajara before she got married; I have been in a relationship with her for a long time. In-between, she got married and got divorced twice, but we still kept on seeing each other until she got married again a few years ago.

“Whenever I wanted to have sexual relations with her, I invited her to the bush where we will catch our fun, and she will return home.

“On the said date, we arranged to meet at my friend’s place, one Ojukwu, who is also married, after she had told her husband that she was going for a wedding in Bauchi State.

“As agreed, we met at Ojukwu’s house and he (Ojukwu) gave us a room to pass the night.

“Ojukwu’s wife later sent a boy with garri (cassava flour) and kuli-kuli (groundnut cake) to Hajara, which she soaked and took after which she retired to sleep.

“I woke up at 2a.m. to make love to her, but discovered that she was motionless. I quickly ran to Ojukwu’s room to alert him, but his wife told me that he did not sleep at home.

“I called him on phone to tell him what happened; when he came, I suggested that we should report the matter to the Police, but he told me not to do that because I would land in serious trouble.’’

The statement quoted the accused as claiming that Ojukwu advised him to dump the body by the roadside, which they both did, and went their separate ways.

The statement said further: “Six days after we dumped Hajara’s body, I heard some commotion in front of my house and when I peeped, I saw policemen who came to arrest me.

“I ran to the bush and stayed there for three days after which my daughter called to tell me that my elder brother had been taken away by the Police.

“I felt bad when I heard that sad news and decided to surrender myself to the Police.’’

In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Jos, Saya maintained that he had no hand in the death of the late woman.

“I did not kill her. But I may not know if my friend’s wife poisoned the garri she gave her because that was the last thing she took before going to bed.’’

Husband to the deceased, Mr. Markus Jagaba, 44, in his statement, said his late wife took permission from him to attend a wedding at Jakandangiwa village in Bauchi State.

Jagaba said he allowed her to go because it was a family occasion and he did not suspect that she was going to meet another man.

“My wife told me she was going to attend a family occasion at Jakandangiwa village in Bauchi State. I did not argue with her. I simply allowed to go because I didn’t know she had other plans.

“I became worried when she did not return home after the wedding and did not respond to my phone calls. I called her family members and was shocked to learn that she was not at the wedding.

“When we did not see her after searching everywhere, my family and I reported the matter to the Police, after which I was called by the Police, some days later, to come over and identify the corpse which I confirmed to be my wife’s.’’

Elder brother to the suspect, Mr. Yakuba Saya, told NAN that no one in the family knew that he (suspect), was dating a married woman until the Police stormed their house to make the arrest.

“I was at home when the Police barged in to arrest my brother. When they could not find him, they arrested me,’’ he said; adding that his brother (the suspect) confessed to him that he actually dumped the body of his lover on the roadside.

“He told me he actually dumped the body of the woman on the roadside, but he insisted that he was not behind her death.’’

NAN reports that the Police have charged the suspect to court on  three counts of adultery, culpable homicide and failure to give notice/information to a public servant.

Saya is to be arraigned on Monday, April 1, before Justice Daniel Longji of the Plateau State High Court sitting in Jos.

(NAN)

 

 

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