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My wife attempted suicide four times, Husband Tells Court

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COURT CASE: “My wife is always threatening to kill herself; she has attempted suicide on four occasions,’’ a 45-year-old carpenter, Waheed Tiamiyu, told an Igando Customary Court in Lagos on Thursday.

The News Agency of Nigeria reported that Tiamiyu said his wife, Bukola, with whom he had three children, in their 13 years of marriage, was in the habit of threatening to kill herself.

“She once threatened to jump down from our balcony. The second was when she wanted to drink kerosene, while the third was when she came to my room with a belt tied around her neck; she climbed a chair and wanted to tie the belt to the ceiling fan.

“The fourth was when she wanted to jump into a well, I wonder what would have happened if I had not begged her.

“Please, dissolve this marriage, I am not ready to die now,’’ he told the court.

In her reaction, Bukola said she only attempted suicide twice.

“I attempted suicide because my husband wanted to send me packing and I didn’t want to leave my children,’’ she said.

Bukola, however, consented to the dissolution of the marriage.

The President of the court, Mr Adegboyega Omilola, adjourned the case till June 28.

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Buhari not a democrat, must be sacked in 2019 – Atiku averred

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Atiku with German Ambassador

POLITICS – Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of being undemocratic despite coming to power in 2015 through a democratic process.

Atiku stated this on Thursday when he visited Kogi State delegates of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

The presidential aspirant noted that Nigerians are presently suffering under the All Progressive Congress-led Federal Government.

He debunked the insinuation that he currently holds grudge against his former boss, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo.

“I will continue to express my reservations on the willingness of President Buhari to hand over power. I have a simple and straight explanation for this. When Buhari took over power in 1983, they asked him of his transition to civil rule, then he responded, he doesn’t have.

“My stand is that one, he is not a democrat. Secondly, he is only using democracy to go back to power. If he loses election in 2019, he must hand over power” Atiku averred.

‘Buhari should be brought out to debate us, the media should force them out of hiding’ – Sowore

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NYSC member battling for life after soldier’s assault in Kaduna camp

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NYSC member battling for life after soldier's assault in Kaduna camp

A corp member is currently battling for survival after he was allegedly assaulted, yesterday, at the Kaduna State NYSC Orientation Camp (Black Gold Camp).

The corper, set to complete his service next month, had been appointed to the brigade band to train the current corps members. However, at the end of the parade, he excused himself and was planning to leave when a female soldier stopped him and said he couldn’t go.

NYSC member battling for life after soldier's assault in Kaduna camp

He allegedly tried to explain to the soldier that he had to leave, as he is not bounded by the camp rules, but the soldier started harassing him. A male soldier later joined his colleague and kicked the corper, who fell and landed awkwardly on his head. The soldier was said to have pulled him up with his belt, raised him high and dropped him, making him faint immediately.

The victim was then rushed to the camp clinic, where preliminary assessment showed that he broke his neck in the process. He was later rushed out of the camp to a clinic and it’s being rumored that he is now between life and death.

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