When faith meets destiny, history is made. This simplifies the love story of Frances and Desmond.
As narrated by the bride
Fourteen years ago when we first met, I had no idea where the road
was taking me but was soon to find out. According to my husband, he
first saw me on campus when I was a Jambite and tried to talk to me but I
bluntly said “Sorry I don’t talk to strangers”.
Our paths crossed again in my final year in UNIBEN, a memorable night
when I hung out with him, his twin brother and his friends. I was
actually invited to complete the guys to girls pairing as he was the
only one without a date but not knowing I was actually going to be
meeting my husband. There was a striking chemistry between us but it
seemed like a love tale that ended that night.
After I graduated from school in 2005, I moved to Lagos and Desmond
completed Med School the following year. We kept in touch through text
messaging and infrequent phone calls. Coincidentally, I saw him again in
Lagos towards the end of 2006 as I happened to be serving on the same
road where he did his houseman ship. Even after the long gap, it was
still hard for him to come to terms with the fact that we couldn’t work
Thereafter, we lost contact again as he relocated to the
Fast forward to December 2013, I received an extraordinary surprise
message from Desmond on Facebook. He didn’t say much but from the way he
constructed his words, I couldn’t help but conclude that the guy was
still in love with me. My warm response to him triggered a series of
messaging that ended up in a phone call.
We tried to manage a long distance relationship for about 10 months
and I was finally able to convince him to visit Nigeria. We had not seen
in 8 years so I was excited but anxious even though we had been
communicating a lot on phone (no Skype or video calls). When he visited,
he surprisingly introduced me to all his family (from mum, dad to his
siblings). I was not expecting that all but it showed me how far he was
willing to take the relationship. His visit was really short (5 days)
but it was one of the best 5 days of my life. I knew I wanted to spend
the rest of my life with him.
February 2014, he was on call the night before so he came back home
early in the morning bearing gifts. We went for dinner later in the
evening and then hung out at a bar where we had an argument. (Desmond
can be very inquisitive and can ask questions that will frustrate Mother
Theresa. LOL) so he had frustrated me with his questions, I snapped and
he told me “you know what I don’t think we can work.” My plan was to
leave the next day and stay with my friend until I returned back to
So we got back home after he “spoilt’ our valentine outing. I was
lying down in the sitting room and he came to kneel close to me and
started apologizing and asking me more questions! (Imagine my
Before I knew what was happening Desmond had pulled out a
ring box and asking me to be his wife. I started laughing hard and
asking him questions too “where did you put the ring?” “who knows you
are proposing?” I was shocked but of course I said YES!!! to the love of
my life. The rest is history.
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Whoosh! We wish the lovebirds a happy married life!
A suspected armed robber is now in police net in Benin, Edo State, after
the lady he attempted to rob disarmed him. The victim, a female
newscaster with the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA), was said to have
given the suspect, identified as Stanley, the fight of his life when he
tried to rob her. She succeeded in collecting the robber’s locally-made
pistol from him.
The suspect was handed over to policemen from
Oba Police Station, Benin. During interrogation, Stanley mentioned names
of his gang members. The police went after the gang and arrested five
members. The leader of the gang is, however, still at large. The
newscaster, who wished to remain anonymous, said she went to Benin from
Lagos, for a wedding when the incident occurred.
She said she was