• Court dissolves marriage over hubby’s inability to pay dowry

    Court dissolves marriage over hubby’s inability to pay dowry

    A Grade “C” Customary Court sitting at Iseyin in Oyo State on Wednesday dissolved a marriage contracted five years ago over inability of a husband to pay dowry.

    A correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Azeez Akeusola watched calmly as court terminated his marriage to his wife Rashidat, due to his inability to pay dowry and other allegations.

    “This court finds it disturbing that families of the estranged couple were unable to resolve the lingering crisis between their […]

  • Court dissolves 7-year-old marriage over lack of care

    Court dissolves 7-year-old marriage over lack of care

    An Ado-Ekiti Customary Court on Thursday dissolved a seven-year old marriage between Esther Adetuyi and her husband, Ajayi Adetuyi, over lack of care.

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the marriage was dissolved on grounds of incompatibility and lack of care for the complainant, Esther, and the only child of the wedlock.

    The president of the court, Mrs Olayinka Akomolede, in her judgment observed that the marriage had broken down irretrievably and, consequently, she dissolved it.

    She said that since the […]

  • Court dissolves four years marriage over abandonment

    Court dissolves four years marriage over abandonment

    An Ilorin Area Court on Wednesday dissolved a four-year marriage between Aminat Abubakar and Ahmed Ibrahim for abandonment.

    Aminat, a resident of Ita Alamu, prayed the court to dissolve her marriage to Ahmed because he no longer cater for her.

    She said the marriage, which was contracted in 2012, which produced no child was no longer appealing to her.

    “He doesn’t provide food or any other thing for my sustenance maybe because I have not given birth yet.

    “I want an end to this […]

  • Court dissolves 12-year-old marriage over attempted child sacrifice

    Court dissolves 12-year-old marriage over attempted child sacrifice

    A Customary Court in Mapo, Ibadan on Friday dissolved a 12-year-old marriage between an Ibadan-based businesswoman, Sekinat and her husband Raufu Abdulakeem, over attempted child sacrifice.

    The President of the court, Mr Ademola Odunade, held that there was nothing the court could do since Sekinat and Raufu had both concluded to part ways.

    Odunade, however, awarded custody of the two children produced by the union to Sekinat for proper motherly care.

    He directed Raufu to pay a monthly feeding allowance of N3,000 for […]

  • Court dissolves 17-year-old marriage, orders woman to pay N10,000 to ex-husband

    Court dissolves 17-year-old marriage, orders woman to pay N10,000 to ex-husband

    A Gudu Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, on Friday dissolved a 17-year-old marriage between Hajara Ibrahim and Ibrahim Tanko, and ordered her to payN10,000 to her ex-husband to free herself.

    The judge, Mallam Isah Imam, said Tanko who claimed he was still in love with Hajara was granted enough time for settlement, which did not yield positive results.

    He said Tanko and his counsel were absent in court severally,adding that where there is disagreement between parties, the judge has discretion to decide […]

  • Court dissolves 14-year-old marriage for threat to life

    Court dissolves 14-year-old marriage for threat to life

    Mr Ademola Odunade, the President of a Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan, on Monday dissolved a 14 year-old marriage between Idayat and her husband, Wasiu Amusa, for threat to life.

    Odunade held that if protection of life was important to the court, hence the need to grant the request made by Idayat.

    He, therefore, put an end to the union between Idayat and Amusa in the interest of peace.

    The court awarded custody of the last child to Idayat and directed Amusa to […]

  • Students, workers of OAU jubilate as FG dissolves governing council

    Students, workers of OAU jubilate as FG dissolves governing council

    Workers and students of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, on Friday jubilated following the dissolution of the university’s governing council by the Federal Government.

    The dissolution of the governing council headed Prof. Ndoma Egba was said to have been announced on the Nigerian Television Authority late night Thursday.

    The Public Relations Officer of the OAU, Mr. Biodun Olanrewaju, also confirmed the dissolution in Osogbo on Friday.

    “I also saw the advertorial announcing the dissolution,” Olanrewaju said.

    The Chairman of the Non-Academic Staff […]