BN Sweet Spot: “I can’t imagine going on this wild ride with anybody else” – Michelle Obama gives shoutout to her husband Barack

Former United States First Lady Michelle Obama is sharing photos and memories from her book “Becoming” on her Instagram. She shared one

Former United States First Lady Michelle Obama is sharing photos and memories from her book “Becoming” on her Instagram.

She shared one of herself and her husband on Wednesday, a photo from a special day: their wedding day.

Her husband Barack Obama had woken with a head cold on the day, she shared, but somehow it disappeared on the altar, and they ended up dancing all night. She wrote:

You can’t tell it from this photo, but Barack woke up on our wedding day in October, 1992 with a nasty head cold. Somehow, by the time I met him at the altar, it had miraculously disappeared and we ended up dancing almost all night.

Twenty five years later, we’re still having fun, while also doing the hard work to build our partnership and support each other as individuals. I can’t imagine going on this wild ride with anybody else.

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“Marriage Isn’t The Ultimate” – Annie Idibia

Annie Idibia is dropping some words of wisdom on marriage. The Nollywood actress and wife of famous musician 2Face Idibia

Annie Idibia is dropping some words of wisdom on marriage.

The Nollywood actress and wife of famous musician 2Face Idibia took to her Instagram Stories to share her thoughts on why marriage isn’t the ultimate goal.

See her post below;

 

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Couple die 9 hours apart, after 61 years of marriage

5 hours ago Elderly Couple A New Zealand Couple died peacefully within nine hours apart from each other, just one

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Elderly Couple

A New Zealand Couple died peacefully within nine hours apart from each other, just one year after celebrating their diamond wedding anniversary.

Peter Bedford, 86, and his wife Ruth, 83, both died on May 14, according to a death notice published in the New Zealand Herald on Monday.

“It’s good they went together. They would have been completely lost without each other,’’ daughter Caroline Bedford told local news site Stuff.

Peter Bedford was admitted to hospital on Saturday evening. “I think Mum decided he wasn’t coming back,’’ their daughter said. Ruth Bedford died at home in the North Island’s Kaitoke at 10am on May 14 (2200 GMT May 13), with her husband following hours later after hearing of her death.

Peter Bedford had emigrated from Britain after World War II where he met and fell in love with his future spouse, whom he married on Dec. 30, 1957.

While the passing of longtime couples within hours of each other is relatively rare, the phenomenon of “death by heartbreak” has been the subject of a series of studies.

A 2013 Harvard study found that the likelihood of a person dying increased 30 per cent during the first three months after their spouse’s death.

Grief is extraordinarily stressful, especially for older people, with broken heart syndrome, also called stress-induced cardiomyopathy or takotsubo cardiomyopathy, able to strike a previously healthy partner.

Women are more likely than men to experience the sudden, intense chest pain, similar to a heart attack, caused by a surge of stress hormones following a spouse’s death.

Marriages Conducted At Ikoyi Registry Are Not Legally Binding – High Court Says

The Lagos high court on Thursday, May 17, 2018, has ruled that marriages conducted by Federal Registry, Ikoyi is not

The Lagos high court on Thursday, May 17, 2018, has ruled that marriages conducted by Federal Registry, Ikoyi is not legally binding.

Petition for marriage divorce  Chuka Austine Obiozor, a judge, issued a restraining order to the Ikoyi registry from conducting marriages, saying it is unconstitutional for the Federal Government to perform the duties of the state and local governments.

The judgement delivered on Suit No: FHC/L/CS/1760/16 said marriage registries in the local government and local council development areas of Lagos State are the authentic and legally-binding government divisions established to carry out such functions.

Addressing a press conference on Thursday, May 17, 2018, Muslim Folami, a Lagos State Commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs, said the judgment will be communicated to all stakeholders, including embassies.

He said the decision of the court is supreme and is legally binding on all and that all marriages conducted and registered in any of the 20 local governments and 37 local council development areas are valid and in accordance with the marriage act.

According to him, the judgment will put a stop to the perception of superiority of Ikoyi Marriage Registry over the local government registries.

“We are going to use every available platform in the five divisions across the state to sensitize our people and inform them about this latest development; From Epe to Ikorodu, Badagry, Ikeja and Lagos Island,” he said.

In his remarks, Deji Sokeye, the president of the marriage registrars in all the local government and local council development areas, said the responsibilities of the LGAs/LCDAs has come back to them by the virtue of the law and as provided for in section 30 (1) of the marriage act and section 7 (5) of the 1999 constitution.

He said the judgement would restore confidence in the certificates already issued and those that will be awarded in future by the registries.

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Man’s Gambling Addiction Crashes 21-year-old Marriage

An Idi-Ogungun Customay Court at Agodi in Ibadan on Friday dissolved a 21-year-old marriage, citing husband’s addiction to gambling. By the

An Idi-Ogungun Customay Court at Agodi in Ibadan on Friday dissolved a 21-year-old marriage, citing husband’s addiction to gambling.

By the verdict, the union between Barakat and her husband, Ishola Ibrahim was severed.

The President of the court, Chief Mukaila Balogun, who gave the ruling, however, awarded the custody of the only child of the marriage to the mother.

Balogun ordered the defendant to pay N3,000 monthly to the plaintiff for the upkeep of the child.

Barakat had filed the suit on the grounds of gambling, failure in parental responsibilities and request of the child’s custody.

In her testimony before the court, the woman alleged that Ibrahim was an addicted gambler and had failed to cater for her and the only child of the union.

She said her husband preferred to gamble with his money than to use it for the upkeep of his family.

She added that her  husband had been addicted to gambling for  four years and borrowing  money to play “Baba Ijebu” sports betting.

“I packed out of his house with our kid when I realised that he was not ready to change.

“But recently, he came to my parent’s house where I stay and forcefully took away the two-year -old child.

“I pray the court to order him to return my child because he would not be able to cater for him moreso, the child is too young to leave in his custody,” Barakat pleaded.

Ishola said the woman  abandoned him because of a minor domestic issue between them.

He said he decided to forcefully take the two-year-old child away because his mother had remarried. (NAN)

 

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Mother Of 7 Wants Marriage Dissolved Over Alleged Assault, Starvation

A housewife, Amina Aliyu, on Monday asked a Sharia Court sitting at Magajin Gari in Kaduna, to dissolve her marriage

A housewife, Amina Aliyu, on Monday asked a Sharia Court sitting at Magajin Gari in Kaduna, to dissolve her marriage to Abdulsalam Sani, citing hunger and persistent assault.

Amina, a mother of seven children, told the court that her husband had abandoned his role of catering for the house for five years.

“In the past five years, my husband has left me with the burden of feeding the children; he has also assaulted me and accused me of cheating on him.

“I work hard to sustain the family but instead of appreciation, I get beaten every now and then,” she claimed.

The defendant, however, denied the allegations and told the court that he had always given her N300 daily, as feeding allowance.

He said, however, that Amina had always rejected the money.

Sani claimed that he had been diagnosed of mental disorder and had to seek medical attention, hence his absence from home for some time.

“I have never shied away from my responsibilities; I love my family and want to take care of them,” he said.

After listening to both sides, the judge, Mallam Musa Saad, adjourned the case to May 2, for the complainant to present her witnesses. (NAN)

 

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How we Met & Why the Past 6 Months has taught me to Appreciate Every Second of my Marriage – Episode 3

Once I was able to comport myself, I narrated to the sergeant, and shockingly, he took pity on me, had

Once I was able to comport myself, I narrated to the sergeant, and shockingly, he took pity on me, had me transferred to the DPO’s office who took it upon himself to make sure I got to the venue as early as possible. He ordered for a van to be brought and that siren be blown to ensure we weren’t stuck in traffic. Unfortunately, we arrived late, just as the event was ending and the winner was being announced.

Guess who the winner was? 

The same lady who had won the previous year’s. But my unusual arrival didn’t let her enjoy her moment of fame. News soon began to filter from every corner about how I would have won but for the sad incident. Everyone wanted to speak with and see me. I was literally the star of the night. Immediately, Professor Olowe was reached and he vouched for me that indeed I was a strong contender. All of these, along with the plea from everyone present, had the organisers confused, and they announced I was going to be given a consolation gift which included an all-expense paid trip to Dubai along with the winners as well as some gadgets.

Iredapomolami and I spent the 2 weeks’ vacation learning about each other, and by the time we returned to Nigeria, my opinion about a lot of things had changed. I was sure I had found the person to marry. She was different from me in many ways than I could count. I guess that was what made our interest in each other stronger. We became inseparable from then until we graduated from the university. Everyone around me knew something positive had happened to me. I smiled more, sang more, and was generally a lot happier than I usually have been.

Months passed by and we left school but didn’t leave each other. We were stronger in love each passing day. Not even NYSC’s ploy to post us to different ends of Nigeria could break us, and luckily, we both got jobs in Lagos once we were done. 

Finally, life was beginning to be rosy. I had grown into a man, and she, into a woman, the kind I would like to spend what’s left of my life with. One day, while we were having lunch at Oriental Hotels, Lekki, I got on one knee and popped the question. Her initial reaction was shocking. She burst into tears pacing about, kicking and nodding. At first, I was scared she had just rejected my proposal. I was clueless what I would do if she turned me down but after a few minutes of drama, which I later gathered was the norm, she came around, hugged, kissed me and agreed to be my wife.

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Why the Past 6 Months has taught me to Appreciate Every Second of my Marriage – Episode 1

Today, April 19th, 2018 is perhaps the happiest day of my life, and it isn’t because I recently got a raise at

Today, April 19th, 2018 is perhaps the happiest day of my life, and it isn’t because I recently got a raise at work or something related to money, neither is it because I got a surprise gift or anything of that sort. It is the happiest day of my life because my marriage to my sweetheart, Anike Iredapomolami clocked 6 months today. 

Before you roll your eyes, wondering why I am so giddy when it isn’t even one year yet, here is why, the past six months have taught me to appreciate every second of my marriage. 

Maybe a little background will help you better appreciate my view.

I was born about thirty years ago to a father who had nine wives, twenty three children, and cared less how either the wives or the children survived. This wasn’t because he didn’t have the means but solely because he just didn’t have the emotional capacity to care. He was also a misogynist of some sort. He never liked or appreciated women and their opinions. How he had a harem of girlfriends still beats me till date. 

My father was the type to leave home first thing in the morning and come late at night and no one dared raise a brow. For so long a time, my siblings and I could hardly recognize him because we barely saw him. The only times we did were days he was ill, and on these days, my mother and the other eight wives would run head-over-heels tending to him, each one trying hard to buy his favor. This would continue till he got back on his feet, after which things would return to status quo, and we’d all have to wait for the cycle to repeat itself.

Needless to say, growing up was terrible. My mother who was supposed to be a sort of respite for my siblings and I, daily busied herself either fighting her co-wives or neighbors. Not once did I genuinely feel like I was a part of a family, and for a long time, the idea of ever growing up and needing to start one always scared me. I dreaded every idea of a relationship with the opposite sex and quickly cut off before it would move into a relationship.

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Who comes first – Your Partner or Your Kids? Adaeze Yobo wants to Know

Former beauty Queen Adaeze Yobo has an interesting question for us today. She wants to know who comes first in

Former beauty Queen Adaeze Yobo has an interesting question for us today.

She wants to know who comes first in your life, your spouse or your kids? For her she says her husband is her priority, although she feels uncomfortable saying it sometimes.

She wrote:

Hey lovers

Sooo i have this very uncomfortable question that I sometimes struggle with the answer.Who do you think should come first in your life, your Spouse or your kids and why? *dudududuuun
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For me, my husband comes first but I feel uncomfortable saying it sometimes I don’t know if it’s same with him cos he is obsessed with all our kids. maybe I’ll ask him cc @jyobo234 ‍♀️

So BellaNaijarians, what do you think? Who comes first? Let us know in the comment section.

Channing Tatum & wife Jenna Dewan Tatum are Separating after 9 Years of Marriage

Channing Tatum and actress Jenna Dewan-Tatum. (Photo by Barry King/Getty Images) Actors Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum have announced that

Channing Tatum and actress Jenna Dewan-Tatum. (Photo by Barry King/Getty Images)

Actors Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum have announced that they will be separating after 9 years of marriage.

The couple who have a daughter, Everly, together, released a joint statement saying their split is amicable.

“…just two best-friends realizing it’s time to take some space,” the couple, both 37, said in the statement.

Read the statement below:

Hey world! So…

We have something we would like to share.

First off, it feels odd that we have to share this kind of thing with everyone, but it’s a consequence of the lives we’ve chosen to lead, which we also happen to be deeply grateful for.  We’re living in an incredible moment in time, but it’s also a time where truth can easily get distorted into “alternative facts.” So we want to share the truth so you know that if you didn’t read it here then it’s most certainly fiction.

We have lovingly chosen to separate as a couple.  We fell deeply in love so many years ago and have had a magical journey together. Absolutely nothing has changed about how much we love one another, but love is a beautiful adventure that is taking us on different paths for now. There are no secrets nor salacious events at the root of our decision — just two best-friends realizing it’s time to take some space and help each other live the most joyous, fulfilled lives as possible. We are still a family and will always be loving dedicated parents to Everly. We won’t be commenting beyond this, and we thank you all in advance for respecting our family’s privacy.  Sending lots of love to everyone, Chan&Jenna.