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Lady exposes popular doctor who molested her when she was recovering from surgery

A Nigerian lady identified as Ekprimma Koko has called out a popular doctor in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state for sexually molesting her since she was 11 years old till she gained admission into the university.
According to her, Dr. Akpanobong who owns one of the biggest hospitals in the town was equally her family doctor and he even molested her while she was recovering from surgery.

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Lady exposes popular doctor who molested her when she was recovering from surgery

Lady exposes popular doctor who molested her when she was recovering from surgery

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Inspiring! Lady who survived a car crash that killed her family, set to bag a PhD at just 27...

Chigoziem Emereuwa’s story is one that is very touching and filled with hope. She is a survivor!

Inspiring! Lady who survived a car crash that killed her family, set to bag a PhD at just 27 (PHOTOS)At just 11 on the 17th of August 2001, Chigoziem was involved in a terrible car accident while her parents, siblings and an Aunt were travelling for the mother sister’s wedding.
A truck hit their vehicle and they all died on the spot except her.

Now, she is prepared to graduate with a PhD in pure mathematics from the University of Pretoria, South Africa at the young age of 27.

Inspiring! Lady who survived a car crash that killed her family, set to bag a PhD at just 27 (PHOTOS)

In an interview with Flourish Africa, she talked about details of her life.

On why she chose to study mathematics, Chigoziem revealed:

I am not one of those who realised their passion for numbers at a young age. I always wanted to be a chemistry lecturer just like my mum so I planned to study Chemistry in University. I was only 15 when I finished high school and began my university education so when it became time to choose a discipline, my family narrowed it down to Banking and Finance, Mathematics and Geography. I did well in Mathematics but I thought that was normal for every student and Geography was because the environment always fascinated me and I had sworn to travel so I could see more. I chose Mathematics eventually because it was one of the few subjects that didn’t bore me and I thought it would give me a wider career option in the future. I credit my family for helping me understand my strengths and weaknesses.

On how the tragic incident occurred! She said:

I only remember being in the back seat, playing a travel game with my sister and then waking up in hospital.

I don’t recall any form of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as my paternal family made sure I wasn’t alone, I didn’t even get a chance to mourn properly. It seemed like the loss hit my aunts more than it did me so I had to be strong.

However, my grades did go down and my mom was no longer there to push me. I felt no urge to work hard since I had learnt that you could lose everything in a second so, why bother?

Inspiring! Lady who survived a car crash that killed her family, set to bag a PhD at just 27 (PHOTOS)

As she gets older, Chigo has found support in good friends, cousins that have become siblings and a constant reassurance that no matter what happens, everything works out in the end.

Every time I wake up, I remind myself that I am my parent’s legacy so I try to stay focused on my end game which is to be better than I was yesterday.

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Man brutally beats, injures his wife on their way to church (PHOTOS)

Another case of domestic violence.

A Nigerian man reportedly assaulted his wife over an argument they had over their househelp while on their way to church…in the full glare of their children.

This incidence happened this morning.

Popular Human Rights Activist, Emeka Ugwuonye shared photos of the lady and screenshot of the chat they had on Facebook and wrote:

HAPPENING RIGHT NOW: WOMAN BATTERED BY HUSBAND ON THEIR WAY TO CHURCH

Just read the screenshots. It started on their way to the house of the God for worship. Most men who abuse their wives are devout Christians. They quote from the bible a lot. The lady was initially reluctant to authorize that i publish the pictures. But she finally authorized that post the picture. Read for yourself.

Man brutally beats, injures his wife on their way to church (PHOTOS)

Man brutally beats, injures his wife on their way to church (PHOTOS)

Man brutally beats, injures his wife on their way to church (PHOTOS)

Man brutally beats, injures his wife on their way to church (PHOTOS)

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Virgin Mary appears in Edo state, just like she did 100 years ago in Portugal (PHOTOS)

In 1917, Jesus’ mother, Mary appeared to three children at Fatima in Portugal while they were praying.

Virgin Mary appears in Edo state, just like she did 100 years ago in Portugal (PHOTOS)

This was one of the most popular apparitions of all times but according to the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), another of such miracle has taken place in Benin City, Edo state.

Catholics from different walks of life had assembled for a prayer session to rededicate Nigeria to the Virgin Mary and she graced them with her presence in form of a dancing sun.

Sharing photos from the gathering, the CBCN wrote:

History has repeated itself here in Benin City, Nigeria during the National Marian Congress. Just like what happened 100 years ago at Fatima, Portugal reoccurred on 13th October, 2017. What a great miracle from our mother Mary, Our Lady of Fatima…

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Virgin Mary appears in Edo state, just like she did 100 years ago in Portugal (PHOTOS)

Virgin Mary appears in Edo state, just like she did 100 years ago in Portugal (PHOTOS)

Virgin Mary appears in Edo state, just like she did 100 years ago in Portugal (PHOTOS)

Virgin Mary appears in Edo state, just like she did 100 years ago in Portugal (PHOTOS)

Virgin Mary appears in Edo state, just like she did 100 years ago in Portugal (PHOTOS)

Virgin Mary appears in Edo state, just like she did 100 years ago in Portugal (PHOTOS)

The three children who witnessed her appearance in 1917

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‘This is how to pay your tithes’ – Man says after a chief built new house for an old...

For long, the issue of tithing have been constantly discussed with some of the opinion that people should stop paying tithes to rich pastors but instead use it to help the poor just like this old widow.

A Nigerian man, Donatus Ukwuabia has taken to his Facebook page to advise Christians to channel their tithes into helping the less privileged, especially the elderly ones.
This is coming few weeks after one Chief Charles Nzechi built a new home from scratch for Mrs Onyemechi Nwanmo, an old homeless widow in Abia State, who had been living in a dilapidated mud house for decades.

'This is how to pay your tithe' - Man says after a chief built new house for an old widow (PHOTOS)

Donatus shared photos of the old woman and the chief, noting how young she now looks since her life changed for the better and wrote:
This is how to pay your tithes and not giving out money to those who already have a private jet, this young man changed the life of this old widow by giving her a new home. One thing touched me when I saw this post. Can you see how that old woman (may be your mother) will look young when you start talking care of her just observe the two pics and you will see the difference. May God bless you young man for such a charity work. I know some heartless people will ignore this but remember one day.

Meanwhile, see photos of ‘mama’ and her new house:

'This is how to pay your tithe' - Man says after a chief built new house for an old widow (PHOTOS)

The mud house

'This is how to pay your tithe' - Man says after a chief built new house for an old widow (PHOTOS)

'This is how to pay your tithe' - Man says after a chief built new house for an old widow (PHOTOS)

'This is how to pay your tithe' - Man says after a chief built new house for an old widow (PHOTOS)

Mama and Chief Nzechi

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Nigerian father calls for paternity leave as he bathes his new born baby (PHOTOS)

Nigerian men are beginning to learn baby duties, nice one.
Nigerian man calls for paternity leave as he bathes his new born baby (PHOTOS)

Just like the other Nigerian dad who showed great expertise in bathing his newly born, another man named Clement Ovokeroye Paul has followed suit and has even expressed his support for paternity leave to be granted men who take care of their babies.

Clement shared photos of him preparing his his newborn baby; from the bathing process to powder, wearing of diapers and outfit.

He wrote alongside the photos:
I am strongly in support of paternity leave for men whose wives newly put to bed. Yes caring fathers should be granted leave too.

Nigerian man calls for paternity leave as he bathes his new born baby (PHOTOS)

Nigerian man calls for paternity leave as he bathes his new born baby (PHOTOS)

Nigerian man calls for paternity leave as he bathes his new born baby (PHOTOS)

Nigerian man calls for paternity leave as he bathes his new born baby (PHOTOS)

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Woman who was born same year the Titanic ship sank, celebrates her 105th birthday in style (PHOTOS)

A woman identified as Leni Hall has celebrated her 105th birthday with the presence of her very large family including her great-great-great-grandchild.
Woman who was born same year the Titanic ship sank, celebrates her 105th birthday in style (PHOTOS)

According to ABCnews, Lena Hall of Louisville in Kentucky, turned 105 years old on October 9 and she was surrounded by her family, including her 1-year-old great-great-great-grandchild, Taliyah.

Taliyah’s mom, Hall’s great-great-granddaughter, Shuniquia Bell, said it’s really special for her daughter to have these memories with Hall.

Woman who was born same year the Titanic ship sank, celebrates her 105th birthday in style (PHOTOS)She is affectionately referred to as “Mama Lena,” and even at 105, and according to her great-granddaughter Symera Oliver Talbott “she’s bossy,”.

Woman who was born same year the Titanic ship sank, celebrates her 105th birthday in style (PHOTOS)

The great-great-great-grandmother’s secret to living a long, successful life?

Stay out of the bed! The bed will kill ya and her advice to younger generation..Go to school. Go to church. And, be nice whenever you can because sometimes you have to be mean.

Hall was born in 1912, the same year the Titanic sank. She’s lived through two world wars and her family said she has the stories to prove it.

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Woman who was born same year the Titanic ship sank, celebrates her 105th birthday in style (PHOTOS)

Woman who was born same year the Titanic ship sank, celebrates her 105th birthday in style (PHOTOS)

Woman who was born same year the Titanic ship sank, celebrates her 105th birthday in style (PHOTOS)

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Update on the Nigerian man whom his American wife declared missing…it seems he’s actually dead  (VIDEO)

Few days ago, an American lady, Lisa Flowers raised alarm on her Facebook page about the mysterious disappearance of her Nigerian husband, Nelson Enareaba.

Update on the Nigerian man whom his American wife declared missing...it seems he's actually dead  (VIDEO)

Lisa

According to her, she has contacted his family back in Nigeria and they told her he was dead but there was no proof of his dead body or proper information, hence the need to turn to Facebook friends for help.

Update on the Nigerian man whom his American wife declared missing...it seems he's actually dead  (VIDEO)

Nelson’s father

However, David Taylor visited Nelson parents’ house on Lisa’s instructions and he disclosed that Nelson is actually dead and buried.

He shared the interview with Nelson’s father on his Instagram page and wrote:

Mr Peter Enareaba Father of Young Nigerian husband to American woman speaks, says His son is dead. He asks Nigerians to stop disparaging his son Nelson. Remember an American woman Lisa Flowers had on October 7 posted this on her Facebook page “. My Nigerian family and friends – I need your help to find out what has happened to My Sweetness, Nelson De’Enabry . Since Thursday morning there has been conflicting news from his family members concerning his well being and if he is even alive. I have no proof from his family that he has left this earth”

Lisa Flower contacted me to go to the house and confirm if the story was true.

I got to the Enareaba’s house, asked few questions. According to them, they were called by his friends that Nelson just woke up from the sleep and was gasping for air.

The Enareaba’s said Nelson was rushed to three hospitals but they all said they cannot attend to him. He was said to have died at the third hospital (Lagos State General Hospital, Ikeja). They said the hospital did not issue a death certificate because he was a not a patient of the hospital.

The family also claimed he has been buried somewhere close to ojokoro, Ogun State.

As of Wednesday October 11 2017 night, Evelyn Enareaba Nelson’s sister claimedt that members of the state CID had picked up some of Nelson’s friend for questioning

Despite the family claim, Lisa hopes the truth of what happened to her husband will be exposed very soon.

Watch the father speak below:

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6 years after dropping his number in her notebook, teacher set to wed his former student (PHOTOS)

Who would have known?! Love can really be found on different places.

6 years after dropping his number in her biology book, teacher set to wed his former student (PHOTOS)
A former teacher in Anambra state, Chidi Obioha and one of his former students, Nzube Nwokeji will be tying the knot in Imo state on Saturday, October 21st.

Sharing their love story on her Facebook page, Nzube said it all started in secondary school, though as a biology teacher and SS3 student. Then he got a better job and left. She too proceeded to the university but not without establishing contact by writing his phone number inside her note book.

6 years after dropping his number in her biology book, teacher set to wed his former student (PHOTOS)

Read their love story below:

To God be the glory, who made this possible. 

It all started 6 years ago when we met each other as a teacher and student in SS 3. Little did I know that life has a bigger plan and future for us. 

After my SSCE in 2010, as I was about leaving secondary school, he got another job and moved, but he dropped his phone number on my biology note? to enable me reach him anytime for academic assistance in pursuit of my university degree program. 

Subsequently, he helped me in gaining admission in Uniport, starting from purchase of Jamb form to writing of post UTME. We started dating officially during my year one(2nd semester), and as God may have it, we connected to each other physically and spiritually so passionately. He inspired me, supported me, encouraged me and gave me every reason to study hard and make good grades when I was in the University.  No time to pen down all the memories we have shared in the past 6 years. God and true love has bound us together bringing us together as husband and wife on 21st October 2017. 

In him we started, in him we shall continue.

Let the count down begin………

6 years after dropping his number in her biology book, teacher set to wed his former student (PHOTOS)

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‘How God rescued me from the valley of death’ –  Lady who attempted suicide 3x shares her inspiring story

A Nigerian woman, Mercy Makinde has taken to her Facebook page to count her blessings and share how God rescued her from the bottom of the shadow of death.

'How God rescued me from the valley of death' - Nigerian woman who attempted suicide 3x shares her inspiring story

Narrating her ordeal, she said she was married off at the age of 18 to a man older than her father where she suffered all forms of abuse for 11 horrifying years.

'How God rescued me from the valley of death' - Nigerian woman who attempted suicide 3x shares her inspiring story
Broken down and unable to understand why her life was like that, Mercy said she tried taking her own life three times.

'How God rescued me from the valley of death' - Nigerian woman who attempted suicide 3x shares her inspiring story

Sharing photos to celebrate her anniversary with her husband, Mercy wrote:

IF YOU DON’T KNOW MY STORY, YOU WON’T UNDERSTAND MY GLORY!!! 

❌ Given out to a man older than my own father at age 18

❌Abused Physically, Emotionally, Sexually, Verbally and Mentally for 11 years

❌Attempted Suicide three times

❌Lost my Self Esteem, Confidence and sense of being

❌ Was disconnected from family , friends, church and society at large

But God came through! Rescued me from the valley of shadow of death!

✅He gave me a second chance at life and marriage! 

✅Blessed me with a man that loves and cherishes me. 

✅He Restored all that I had lost over the years.

✅Blessed me with two more children after it was said I will never have children again! 

✅He turned my Misery to a Ministry…my Mess to a Message! 

On this day years ago, God compensated me for all the years of agony and pains and gave me Beauty for Ashes. I have plenty reasons to celebrate! #happyanniversarytous #Godofsecondchance #beautyforashes

'How God rescued me from the valley of death' - Nigerian woman who attempted suicide 3x shares her inspiring story

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Busted! Chats between a married pastor proudly asking a married woman to date him

Popular Cool FM OAP, Daddy Freeze who has a special dislike for pastors shared the screenshots online.

The chats which were sent to him by the lady, identified as Tittilayor who was being asked out by her married pastor shows the pastor flirting with her, convincing her that his wife would not find out about them.

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Busted! Chats between a married pastor proudly asking a married woman to date him

Busted! Chats between a married pastor proudly asking a married woman to date him

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Take a look at copies of Primary 4 questions that over 20,000 teachers failed in Kaduna state (PHOTOS)

Take a look at copies of Primary 4 questions that over 20,000 teachers failed in Kaduna state (PHOTOS)
Earlier this week, Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai lamented that 21,780 teachers, two-thirds of the total, had failed to score 75% or higher on assessments given to pupils.

And now, copies of the primary four exam questions for six year old pupils which the teachers failed have emerged online.

See them below:

Take a look at copies of Primary 4 questions that over 20,000 teachers failed in Kaduna state (PHOTOS)

Take a look at copies of Primary 4 questions that over 20,000 teachers failed in Kaduna state (PHOTOS)

Mr El-Rufai at a meeting with World Bank representatives in the state capital, Kaduna was quoted as saying:

The hiring of teachers in the past was politicised and we intend to change that by bringing in young and qualified primary school teachers to restore the dignity of education in the state. 

Mr El-Rufai said problems with pupil-teacher ratios across the state would also be addressed adding that 25,000 new teachers would be recruited to replace those who failed.

Take a look at copies of Primary 4 questions that over 20,000 teachers failed in Kaduna state (PHOTOS)

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Exposed! Yahoo boys now rent houses for their herbalists in Lekki because of distance

To most people, it’s a shocking new development but it seems it has been going on for a while now.
Inorder to solve the problem of distance, the yahoo boys now rent apartments for their ‘babalawos’ in Lekki area of Lagos state so that they can have them at their disposals.

See what someone shared on Twitter user earlier today and the corresponding replies:

Exposed! Yahoo boys now rent apartments for herbalists in Lekki because of distance

Exposed! Yahoo boys now rent apartments for herbalists in Lekki because of distance

Exposed! Yahoo boys now rent apartments for herbalists in Lekki because of distance

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Beautiful love! Excitement as physically challenged woman marries her fiancé (PHOTOS)

It has been confirmed that love doesn’t look at colour, beauty, age or even disability but even at that, it’s still difficult finding someone that will truly love you despite all.

Beautiful love! Excitement as physically challenged woman marries her fiancé (PHOTOS)

Hence the reason why it was a major excitement when this physically challenged lady tied the knot with her fiancé.

Queensy Love who shared the photos on Facebook wrote:

Weeping may endure for a night but joy cometh in the morning…who says you wouldn’t get married ?…my dear sister no matter how many years you are now or maybe the insult you have receive from your fellow …if God can do it for this sister he will surely wipe your tears ..wait upon the lord your right man is coming…your enemies will be at sleep when this whole joy will come …Amen

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Beautiful love! Excitement as physically challenged woman marries her fiancé (PHOTOS)

Beautiful love! Excitement as physically challenged woman marries her fiancé (PHOTOS)

Beautiful love! Excitement as physically challenged woman marries her fiancé (PHOTOS)

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Meet 5-year old who started growing breasts at 2, menstruation at 4 and now menopause (PHOTOS)

It’s unimaginable to think what little Emily Dover has to go through.

Meet 5-year old who started growing breasts at 2, menstruation at 4 and now menopause (PHOTOS)

She developed breasts buds at the age of two, saw her period at age four and now, she is being forced to go through menopause along with the distressing, side effects that older women experience. 
Emily reportedly developed strong body odour and cystic acne – to her parents’ shock, and has also grown hair on her forehead, back and vagina.

Meet 5-year old who started growing breasts at 2, menstruation at 4 and now menopause (PHOTOS)

Her mum, Tam Dover, told Mirror Online her beautiful daughter is body conscious, aware that she is different to other children her age, but can’t understand why.
Recalling the moment Emily started menstruating, Tam, 41, said:
Because she has trouble toileting, she thought she had done a poo in her undies. We used panty liners and it didn’t last more than a day. She only had her period again the other day. She hasn’t even had a chance to be a little girl. She’s having to learn how to put panty liners on for menstruating.

When the youngster gets her period, she walks over to her devoted mum and dad, Matt, 40, and tells them that her “foo foo is bleeding”.

It’s difficult to explain to her what is happening. She knows she’s different, she knows she’s much bigger than other children.

Meet 5-year old who started growing breasts at 2, menstruation at 4 and now menopause (PHOTOS)

She added that she and her husband know that how they react is “how Emily will react” – so they make sure they respond to situations carefully.

I don’t want her to fear what is happening.

Emily, who weighs around seven stone, born perfect “in every way”, a happy baby and was also smaller than her older siblings had been at birth, is due to start a course of monthly injections of £1,105 per shot that kick start her body into a very premature menopause.

Meet 5-year old who started growing breasts at 2, menstruation at 4 and now menopause (PHOTOS)

Emily was diagnosed with Addison’s disease, an adrenal gland disorder, this summer, after years of tests.

But after just a week, things took a turn for the worse. She became unsettled, started crying out in pain and had difficulty sleeping, hence the menopause.

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Have you seen this Nigerian man? His American wife said he mysteriously disappeared (PHOTOS)

Have you seen this Nigerian man? His American wife said he mysteriously disappeared (PHOTOS)
Lisa Flowers, an American lady who is married to a much younger Nigerian man, Nelson since June 2015 has taken to Facebook to plead with Nigerians to help her find out what happened to her husband because she has been unable to communicate with him since Thursday.
Have you seen this Nigerian man? His American wife said he mysteriously disappeared (PHOTOS)

She also revealed that his family is not helping issues as she has been getting conflicting news from them.

Sharing photos of she and Nelson, Lisa wrote:

My Nigerian family and friends – I need your help to find out what has happened to My Sweetness, Nelson De’Enabry. Since Thursday morning there has been conflicting news from his family members concerning his well being and if he is even alive. I have no proof from his family that he has left this earth. Please reach out to one another to help me find the truth about this situation with Nelson De’Enabry.

Have you seen this Nigerian man? His American wife said he mysteriously disappeared (PHOTOS)

Have you seen this Nigerian man? His American wife said he mysteriously disappeared (PHOTOS)

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So romantic! Lady shares her true love story which began at age 17 (PHOTOS)

A black American, Jessica Pettway on Twitter has shared how she met her husband when she was 17-years old, started dating the following year and married when she was 24.

Now, she has a 4-year old daughter and is about to mark her 30th birthday, all with the same man, a journey which started 13 years ago.

So beautiful! Lady shares her love story which began at age 17 (PHOTOS)

Sharing the above photo, she wrote on Twitter:

I was 17 when we met. 18 when we dated. 24 when we married. 26 I became a mom. About to celebrate my 30th. All this with my bestfriend💕 

So beautiful! Lady shares her love story which began at age 17 (PHOTOS)

So beautiful! Lady shares her love story which began at age 17 (PHOTOS)

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Wife faints after discovering that her husband of 5years had died 11years before

This is one of the most shocking stories I’ve read in a long while. As culled from Saturday Sun, read below:
For several years, 39-year-old Angela Tyoor Agber, a woman of Tiv extraction resident in Lafia, searched unsuccessfully for a man to call her own amid pressure from her mother to get married because age was not on her side.

On a business trip sometime in February 2011, she encountered an alluring young man with whom she later fell in love. A reserved, handsome stranger who exuded a romantic charm and shrouded in mystery swept her off her feet.

Wife faints after discovering that her husband of 5years had died 11years before


Beginning of trouble

Expectedly, her parents were full of joy when she arrived her village on a Saturday evening to commence the traditional marriage rites, but payment of the bride price was defered because she was already pregnant and the tradition forbade such. Notwithstanding, they returned to Lafia, where they settled down and cohabited as a couple for over five years.
Few months after, she was delivered of a baby boy, a development that further lifted her soul and strengthened their bond. Within a period of five years, she also had two miscarriages, which she believed, was an act of God.

Unraveling the mystery man
Suddenly, in March, this year, she discovered that for almost six years, she had been living with a dead man who she called her husband, the father of her child.
It sounds like a fairy tale, but it’s true.

She is yet to recover from the shock, after an unscheduled visit by two guests to their home on Obi road, on the outskirts of Lafia, blew the veil off her ghost marriage. He disappeared since that day with her four-year- old son, Joseph Jnr.

The bubble burst when Angela, who sells oranges, wanted to rent a shop at a plaza located close to the Lafia-Makurdi Roundabout to expand her business. As part of the conditions, the property owner, Alhaji Musa Usman, requested to meet her husband ostensibly to ensure she was a responsible woman.
Unfortunately, her supposed 42-year-old husband, “Barrister” Tyopenda Joseph, was too busy to meet Usman, who decided to visit the couple at home on the fateful day.
He was accompanied by a mason, Mr.Targba Iortim, whom Usman had contracted for a building project. Iortim, also a Tiv from Taraba State, had joined Usman in Lafia for a trip to Abuja. But Usman decided to meet Angela’s husband before embarking on the journey.
He drove to the couple’s home without prior notice in company with the mason, unknown to him that Iortim was acquainted with Angela’s husband at Andole village in Kashak Local Government Area of Taraba State, a Tiv community where he hailed from. Angela had barely ushered the visitors into the sitting room when the unexpected happened.
Iortim was jolted when her husband emerged from the bedroom to meet his guests. There was pin-drop silence as Joseph, popularly known as Big Joe while alive, seemed to have frozen on seeing one of his visitors. Moments later, Iortim reportedly summoned courage and hailed him by his nickname, and then, added a shocker: “Big Joe, but you are no more, why are you here”? The response was a thunderous sound; when Angela and her guests recovered from the shock, her husband and child had vanished.

Shock and disbelief
She collapsed and went blank. After being revived, she was told her husband had died over 11 years ago, precisely December 2005, in an auto crash on Takum road in Taraba State. His body, which was badly mangled, was buried same month in his village. Four months after, members of his family were wiped out during a clash between farmers and Fulani herdsmen in the state when his village was completely razed. Iortim, who said he attended Joseph’s burial, gave horrendous details of the event.
Angela eventually pulled herself together and briskly packed her belongings out of her “matrimonial home”. Consumed by fear, she has relocated to Lokobo, her village, far away from Lafia. She has now realized why everything about Joseph was enigmatic; why she neither saw nor heard about members of his family and friends, why he rarely spoke of his past, beyond the fact that he hailed from Kashak Local Government in Taraba State, and his family perished during an invasion of his village by suspected Fulani herdsmen.

Strange behaviour

Though they lived in a secluded area on the outskirts of Lafia, Angela never suspected anything about her husband who told her he was a legal practitioner and relocated from Taraba State as a result of communal crises. Strangely, he vehemently opposed to enrolling Joseph Jnr., their only child in school even when he was aged four. While her son whom she described as a lively and gentle boy did not exhibit any strange behaviour, her husband was withdrawn and often spoke about death, which unsettled her.
Each time I complained about his quietness, he tells me that he was thinking about his people who died back home, and that he would join them someday. Most times, he talked about his terrible dreams, how water surrounded him while he was going to a farm. There was a day he asked me how I would feel if he slept one day and didn’t wake up; there was a day he told me he had a dream that Joseph Jnr., our son, died and was buried. In all the years we spent together, he never attended a church service even for once; he had no friends.
On the day he went to my village for our introduction, two young men and a woman accompanied us; he told me one of the men was his uncle who came from Kaduna, while the other was his friend from Makurdi. He said the woman was with us to represent his mother and was a relation from Makurdi.
Since then, I had not seen any of them after they accompanied him to my village, but we sometimes talk only on his mobile phone. When I was delivered of my son, my mother visited and spent some days with us, but none of those people came. Whenever I raised the issue, he gave excuses. There was a time he promised taking me to his village in Taraba, but he later reneged on the grounds that herdsmen had taken over their community and I became afraid.
About two years before my shocking find, he kept travelling and hardly stayed around. All along, he gave me the impression that his village had been razed completely by the herdsmen and because of the stories we hear from there, I was convinced. I never knew I was married to a dead man.

Angela, who is now seeking spiritual help narrated:

In 2007, I relocated from my village to Lafia with the assistance of Veronica, a close friend who sold oranges. Since I wasn’t educated and couldn’t farm, my late father raised a sum of N6000 for me and encouraged me to set up a business. I joined my friend in the orange business which made me travel frequently to purchase the fruit at interior villages in Konshisha, Ushongo and Gboko areas of Benue State where they are cultivated in large quantity and cheap.
“My mother did not give her blessing to the business I was doing; she felt since I couldn’t engage in farming, I should marry and settle down for whatever business I wanted to do in my husband’s house. My father didn’t send me to school, because he was opposed to sponsoring the education of a female child. So, my mother was against my stay in Lafia alone; she wanted me get married and complained about it each time I went to the village. Though, I had several boyfriends in Lafia, none was ready to marry me. They were only interested in having sex, but my mother kept pressurizing me, more so, when my friend, Veronica got married. Due to the pressure, I also became desperate to marry, but could not find the right man.
“In February, 2011, I was returning from a business trip to Konshisha via Makurdi en route Lafia. On that fateful day, I boarded a taxi at Makurdi to Lafia with about six sacks of oranges which filled up the back seats. The driver charged N2, 500 as my fare and my load and as I pleaded with him to collect N2000, a young man in black suit who was seated at the front, offered to make up the balance of N500 so that we could move immediately; he said he was in a hurry for an appointment in Lafia.
“As we commenced the journey, he started a conversation with me; he probed into my life and when he realized that both of us were of the Tiv ethnic group, he changed to our language so that the driver, who was Hausa, would not understand our discussion. He identified himself as Barrister Tyopenda Joseph, hailed from Taraba State, and said he had just relocated to Lafia after being displaced by herdsmen/farmers clashes in Taraba which consumed his entire family. He said he was starting life afresh in Lafia, and we exchanged contacts. Eventually, we started an affair which led to marriage within a short period.
Before then, he lived in a lonely area on Obi road; he told me how all his family members were killed in an attack on his village. It was sympathetic and based on the kind of stories he told me, I didn’t bother anymore to probe into his roots in Taraba, though he told me he hailed from Kashak. At this point, we were deeply in love. He proposed marriage so that he could settle down properly, and that was the first time a man would propose to marry me.
Since that was what I had long awaited, I did not give it a second thought to investigate him further, at least, within Lafia. I was already spending most of my nights in his house. I leave home early in the morning for my business and return late in the evening. Whenever I returned, he would tell me he had also just arrived home, and I believed everything he told me. He regularly assisted me with money for my business; really showed me love, and I loved him passionately. I was ready to do everything to please him, and one thing that made me give him my heart was that he satisfied me sexually, the way no man had done since I lost my virginity.
Seven months into our relationship, I became pregnant and he gladly accepted to shoulder the responsibility. All along, I had wanted to marry because my only friend had married and I had gone an extra mile to make my dream a reality. He was about 42 years. I took him to my parents who were happy, particularly my mother.
A forum of family members and elders of the village was convened, where he was introduced as my husband. He bought drinks and performed some traditional marriage rites, but the bride price was not paid instantly because I was pregnant and our tradition forbade collecting bride price for a pregnant woman. This was in November, 2011. He promised to pay the bride price after I was delivered of the baby. We returned to Lafia and lived in peaceful matrimony. He was reserved and had no friend. Daily, he left home by 6am and returned at about 8.pm weekdays; he doesn’t go out on weekends.
I was delivered of delivered of a baby boy in June, 2012, and thereafter, had two miscarriages. Throughout the period of our marriage, he did not go back to the village to pay the bride price as he earlier promised. He kept giving excuses, but my family exercised patience with him because he catered for them; he solved every problem to which his attention was drawn.
Our son behaved normal; he was a gentle boy always comfortable wherever you kept him. But one strange thing his father did was that he never allowed me to enroll him in school; he warned me not to enroll him in Lafia as he was planning to relocate to Abuja where he would attend a good school. My son was four years old at that time. I felt bad and reported the matter to my mother, but she told me I should allow my husband do what he desired for his son.
“Sometime in March, 2017, I wanted to rent a shop at a plaza along Lafia/Makurdi Roundabout to expand my business. The property is owned by one Alhaji Musa Usman who requested to see my husband before letting the shop to me. I told him how busy my husband was, but he insisted and instead, offered to visit our home on a Saturday. He said he was travelling to Abuja same day for a business trip that would take him a month. I forgot to tell my husband about Alhaji’s visit and the man came with a mason, a Tiv man who relocated from Taraba State to Makurdi who knew my husband while he was alive and attended his funeral when he died.
That was when my world crashed like a pack of cards. I had no inkling my husband had died before, but I later believed because if it wasn’t true, he wouldn’t vanish with his son; it’s true. I’m short of words to express how I feel, but have to accept my fate as an act of God. It is shocking, because we had come a long way and now, the man has gone.

Friend corroborates
Iortim was emphatic on his claims and linked our correspondent with Mathew Kpeber, his (Joseph’s) close friend in Taraba who had also relocated to Makurdi, for a confirmation. When contacted on his mobile phone, he confirmed Joseph died over a decade ago.
I used to ride one of his commercial motorcycles in Taraba, but we fell apart after we had issues over remittance of proceeds. He died in an accident on Takum road, though I didn’t attend his burial because I had a surgery at that time and was on admission in a hospital. But I know that Big Joe was dead.

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After 27 years of marriage, couple welcome their first children, a set of twins (PHOTOS)

It’s never too late…miracles can definitely  happen if you believe.

After 27 years of marriage, couple welcome their first children, a set of twins (PHOTOS)

An elderly couple has welcomed their bundle of joy after waiting for 27 years since they got married.

To top it off, the 57-year old woman, Mrs Olaosebikan delivered twins; a bouncing baby boy and girl.

After 27 years of marriage, couple welcome their first children, a set of twins (PHOTOS)

Sharing the lovely family photos on Instagram, the photographer, Olu page wrote:

At age 57, …27years of waiting in marriage, …7 years post-menopause…Jesus wouldn’t let down their faith, He wouldn’t close their case. He turned their mourning into dancing. He gave them the sweet song of victory. 

He gave them two bouncing miracle babies- a boy and a girl. We join the Josephs in singing His praises to the ends of the earth, cos He’s the God of awesome wonders- ONISE IYANU! If He could do it for Mummy and Daddy Joseph, He will do it for you too. Don’t give up on your most holy faith. Praise Him in advance. Give Him an upfront heartfelt worship. …Onise Iyanu

After 27 years of marriage, couple welcome their first children, a set of twins (PHOTOS)

After 27 years of marriage, couple welcome their first children, a set of twins (PHOTOS)

After 27 years of marriage, couple welcome their first children, a set of twins (PHOTOS)

Source: Instagram/olupage.photography

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Unbelievable! Man narrates how he was sexually assaulted inside a Keke napep in Lagos

Unbelievable! Man narrates how he was sexually assaulted inside a Keke napep in Lagos

This is alarming!

A young man has shared how he was sexually assaulted inside a Keke napep somewhere in Ikotun, Lagos, early this morning.

He said he was seated between two elderly women who were both touching him inappropriately and going for his male organ with the help of the Keke driver because he refused to stop when he was raising alarm.

Read his story on Twitter below:

Man narrates how he was sexually assaulted inside a Keke napep in Lagos

Man narrates how he was sexually assaulted inside a Keke napep in Lagos

Man narrates how he was sexually assaulted inside a Keke napep in Lagos

Man narrates how he was sexually assaulted inside a Keke napep in Lagos

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Nigerian lady shares how her fiancé secretly married in the village while planning their own introduction

A lady got the shock of her life when she recently discovered that her husband-to-be went secretly to the village and married another lady while they were still in the process of planning their marriage introduction which was supposed to be next month.
More shocking is the fact that he begged her for forgiveness, saying they could still be dating.

The hurt lady shared her heartbreaking story with relationship coach, Innocent Tino who in turn shared it on Facebook.

See below:

Nigerian lady shares how her fiancé secretly married in the village while planning their own introduction

Nigerian lady shares how her fiancé secretly married in the village while planning their own introduction

Nigerian lady shares how her fiancé secretly married in the village while planning their own introduction

Nigerian lady shares how her fiancé secretly married in the village while planning their own introduction

Nigerian lady shares how her fiancé secretly married in the village while planning their own introduction

Nigerian lady shares how her fiancé secretly married in the village while planning their own introduction

Nigerian lady shares how her fiancé secretly married in the village while planning their own introduction

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13-year-old makes history, becomes the youngest to ever gain admission into Ghana university (PHOTO)

13-year-old makes history, becomes the youngest to ever gain admission into Ghana university (PHOTO)

Ruth Ama Gyan-Darkwa has become the youngest student ever to receive admission into the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), one of the most prestigious government universities in Ghana.

The young girl who born on May 29, 2004, will be pursuing a bachelor of science (Bsc) degree in mathematics.

According to a report by The Chronicle, Ruth born to Mr. and Mrs. Kwadwo Gyan-Darkwa hails from the town of Berekum, in the Brong Ahafo Region.

She is said to have attended the Christ Our Hope International school. She later went on to attend junior high at Abraham Lincoln International School, where she ended up taking the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) held at the Justice International School Asuafua, in the Ashanti Region.

Her father, Mr. Kwadwo Gyan-Darkwa, also revealed that his daughter received admission into St. Louis Senior High at the tender age of 10, having been offered General Science.

He said she later went on to complete her senior high school studies at the age of 12.

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It didn’t start today! Major throwback photo of Dele Momodu and Bola Tinubu

It didn't start today! Major throwback photo of Dele Momodu and Bola Tinubu 

Ovation magazine publisher, Dele Momodu shared this throwback photo of himself with APC chieftain and former governor of Lagos state, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

It didn't start today! Major throwback photo of Dele Momodu and Bola Tinubu

He captioned it:
The journey has been long and tortuous and we must never forget the history and story of the struggle and our heroes.. God bless Nigeria…

Below is what they look like now:

It didn't start today! Major throwback photo of Dele Momodu and Bola Tinubu 

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Man dies after he caught his wife cheating and carrying another man’s baby abroad (PHOTOS)

A Ugandan man identified as David Ntege, a Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) official, has died after alleging succumbing to a broken heart.

Man dies after catching his wife who was supposed to be abroad carrying another man's baby

According to a statement issued by KCCA, Ntege died at Nsambya Hospital in, Kampala, Uganda, although the statement fell short of mentioning the cause of death.

We regret to announce the passing of our colleague and friend David Ntege (pictured) that occurred on Sunday 1st October 2017 at Nsambya Hospital. A requiem service will be held at St. Andrew’s.

The statement reads in part.

Man dies after catching his wife who was supposed to be abroad carrying another man's baby

However, social media rumors indicate that Ntege could have died after he discovered that his newly wed wife feigned a foreign study trip to be with another man.

The reports say that the deceased got the shock of his life and collapsed after he met his wife (pregnant) in Kampala days after she had told him she had traveled abroad to study.

According to sources intimate to TUKO.co.ke, David and his wife married each other in a colorful wedding in April, 2017 and the wife traveled abroad for further studies, not long after the wedding.

Contrary to her excuse, the wife did not go anywhere, but instead eloped with another man who impregnated her. Late David was shocked to death, literally, after bumping into his wife who had left for ‘further studies’ with another man at an Uganda restaurant, where he had checked in for some refreshments.

The biggest shocker allegedly came down on the late David when his wife openly confessed that she only married him to get a marriage certificate. To add salt to injury, the wife was pregnant for another man. David could not take it-he collapsed and died on the spot.

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How Banky W helped me 8 years ago when I was diagnosed with HIV – Lady shares emotional story...

How Banky W helped me 8 years ago when I was diagnosed with HIV - Lady shares emotional story (PHOTOS)
How Banky W helped me 8 years ago when I was diagnosed with HIV - Lady shares emotional story (PHOTOS)
Entertainmnet consultant and Positivity Advocate, Mary Ero shared this very touching story of how Banky W came to her aid 8-years ago when she was going through the toughest times of her life.

She was pregnant, the father of her child had abandoned her when she tested HIV positive, she lost her job and was evicted from her home but alas! Banky W was one of those who assisted her.

How Banky W helped me 8 years ago when I was diagnosed with HIV - Lady shares emotional story (PHOTOS)
Sharing photos of her daughter with the singer, Mary wrote:

So today this happened. On the surface it might look like an ordinary celebrity / child-of-starstruck-parent photo opp but there is a deeper story here. About 8 years ago, while about 6 months pregnant with this little girl here, I fell onto terribly hard times. I have chronicled most of it on my social media platforms but to summarise it, I was abandoned by my child’s father, lost my house, was kicked out unceremoniously from my job at MTV for no reason, and to crown it all, diagnosed HIV positive.

Shortly after that, my then best friend, with whom I was staying, decided she had had enough so I was given an eviction notice. Long story short, I began to reach out to my friends and acquaintances to try to pick up the pieces, get a place to stay, deliver safely and move on. Suffice it to say that practically none of my celebrity ‘friends’ ever came through. These were people who would call me non-stop when I was in MTV but suddenly, I was invisible. The only people that did were this man, @bankywellington, and @funlolafar. (Funlola I don’t consider a friend but a sister, or worst case my cousin anyway) What was funny is that both of them had no knowledge of the situation I was in.

I think this will be the first time Banky will be hearing of it. I just told him I was trying to raise money for a place, I think. In those days @bankywellington had not even come close to being as successful as he is now. Yet the next morning, before 7am, he had driven from his place in Lekki, to my house in Magodo with cash for me. And as usual, a hug.

Now one reason people are scared to ask for help especially money from friends is that the dynamics of the relationship changes after someone has helped you out. People who give suddenly feel somewhat superior to the receiver or even feel that the receiver is a tiresome distraction. Not all the time but a lot of the time. However, with Banky there was never that awkwardness. I met him several more times as I managed to get back on my feet over the years and he never behaved like anything like that transpired between us. He was always warm, always hugging, always kind.

Today at ICM which I took my daughter to entirely by coincidence, I ran into him doimg alt=”How Banky W came to my aid 8years ago when I lost my job, got abandoned by my child’s father and diagnosed with HIV’ – woman shares touching story’ class=’img-responsive text-center’ style=’margin: auto;’ his ambassador duties at the Samsung stand. This would be the first time he would see my daughter ever. I had no intentions of her taking pics with him but he just grabbed her and asked ‘where’s your camera’? Then he bagan to tell her how he and I go way back. It was all I could do not to cry a little. As we left, my daughter asked “Is he a famous person”? I said “Yes. But more importantly, he is a good person.”

How Banky W helped me 8 years ago when I was diagnosed with HIV - Lady shares emotional story (PHOTOS)

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