Prophetess’ Husband Attempts To Rape Church Member
An Idi-Ogungun Customary Court, Agodi, Ibadan, today dissolved
the 15-year-old marriage between Nike Adenekan, a prophetess and her
pastor husband, Adekunle Adenekan, over attempt to rape church member.
Nike filed a divorce suit before the court, seeking dissolution of her
15-year-old marriage to Adenekan, on grounds of telling lies, immoral
acts and threat to life.
In his judgment, the court’s President, Chief Mukaila Balogun, dissolved
the marriage and gave custody of the only child of the union to the
petitioner. Balogun restrained the defendant from further attending the
He also ordered him to pay N3, 500 as monthly allowance for the maintenance of the child
The petitioner alleged that her husband tried to rape an 18-year-old church member who lives with her.
Nike narrated how the defendant on three occasions, tried to rape one of her church member, who resides with her.
“My lord, there was a night my husband left me in the bed and climbed on the girl who was sleeping on the floor.
“When I caught him, my husband said he wanted to kill mosquito on the girl’s body and pleaded with me to forgive him.
“The girl also told me that my husband, on two occasions, attempted to
rape her at night when I went to church for special prayers.
“Also, a particular woman in my church told me that daddy (Adenekan)
wanted her to be his concubine and threatened to stop coming to my
church if daddy continues disturbing her.
“He is in the habit of lying; I never trusted him and cannot fold my
hands watching him to destroy my church.“ Nike told the court.
She pleaded with the court to grant her request for a divorce, saying
she had made up her mind to end the union and that no one could convince
her to change her mind.
Responding, Adenekan, who claimed to be a pastor, however, pleaded with
the court not to grant Nike’s request, saying she had suffered with him
and still wants her as his wife.
Adenekan, who was silent on the allegation of attempted rape, prayed the court to assist him intervene in the matter.
Ikeja Council Clerk Abducted In Ikorodu
Gunmen this morning kidnapped the Ikeja Local Government Clerk, Shamsideen Abiodun Omotayo.
According to spokesman for the local council secretariat, Bello
Onilegbal, he was whisked away at Imota, Ikorodu, while on his way to
According to him, Omotayo’s kidnappers have contacted the council’s Head of Administration and are now asking for N20m ransom.
1.2 Million Applicants Jostle For 1,112 Nigeria Immigration Jobs
About 1.2 million applicants are presently competing to clinch 1,112 job
openings to be filled by the Nigeria Immigration Service, Premium Times
The paper had on Monday reported that the Service is recruiting 1,112
officers in its ongoing recruitment drive, according to its Comptroller
General, Muhammad Babandede.
Speaking in an exclusive chat with the news house on Monday, the
Immigration boss said the service has received 1.2 million applications
through its portal.
The ongoing recruitment exercise, which was announced in May 2017, is
for three cadres of Assistant Superintendent of Immigration (II),
Immigration Assistant (III) and Assistant Inspector of Immigration.
The Immigration comptroller general said the current recruitment drive
is meant to fill the shortfall of slots left after the service had
absorbed 888 of 2,000 officers engaged in May 2015.
Mr. Babandede said the computerised application system will prune down the number of applicants based on unmet criteria.
He said all those who have not met age or educational qualifications for
the applied posts will be automatically disqualified by the system.
The recruitment exercise is the first since 2014 when a similar exercise
was mired by controversy following a stampede that killed many
applicants, including seven in Abuja. capital.
Former Bauchi Deputy Governor Dies In Indian
A former Deputy Governor of Bauchi State, Garba Muhammad-Gadi, has died
in India. Muhammad-Gadi died in an India hospital on Tuesday aged 70, a
closed relative was quoted to have said.
The late politician is survived by three wives and 15 children.
Buhari Will Fulfil His Promises To Nigerians – Osinbajo
Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has reassured Nigerians that the
President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress, Government
will surely deliver all promises to Nigerians despite numerous
challenges facing the economy and the country.
Prof. Osinbajo who reinstated the government commitment towards
improving the lives of Nigerians yesterday l in Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi
state, at conclusion of a Federal Government- Progressives Governors’
Forum parley, urged state governors elected on the platform of the APC
to make extra efforts to deliver on the promises made to Nigerians in
The Acting President according to the statement signed by the Senior
Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande
in Abuja said that, “the ideological difference that we represent is
that we are committed to an economic policy that has at its core the
welfare and happiness of Nigerians’’.
He further said, “the people have not lost faith in us, they understand
that the task of clearing decades of debris will take time but we must
also jointly keep faith with them. “The people expect us to deliver on
all of what we have promised. They expect a better life, we have assured
them of a better life, and I can say for all of us who are present
here, all of us in the progressive forum, that we will deliver a better
life to the people of Nigeria.