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Alleged absent ‘deadbeat’ father almost blinds estranged wife after battering her over child custody in Benue (Photos)

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A Nigerian man who hails from the capital city of Benue, Makurdi has been accused of battering his estranged wife over the custody of their kids.

The couple, one Jerry Gbileve and Iember Abigail Jootar got estranged about two years ago over domestic violence and infidelity and the wife, Iember reportedly got custody of their kids, her relatives revealed on Facebook.

According to her relatives, over the past two years since the couple have been separated, Jerry has been a deadbeat father and Iember has been the one responsible for the upkeep of their children.

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It was like this for two years until some weeks back, Jerry went to Iember’s house in Makurdi when she was out running errands and took their kids from the nanny.

By the weekend, when he was yet to bring them back home so they could prepare for school the following week, Iember reportedly went to her estranged husband’s house on the 14th of March 2020, to get her kids but Gbileve beat her up and left her almost blind in one eye.

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Her relatives then took to Facebook to share photos of the injuries she sustained as they claim that she has gotten custody of the kids but she now fears for her safety as her estranged husband has been threatening her.

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Mali protests resume as thousands call for president’s resignation

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Thousands of people took to the streets of Mali’s rainy capital Bamako on Tuesday renewing calls for President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita to step down despite international mediation efforts to resolve a political crisis.

Protests led by an opposition coalition called M5-RFP have raged since June, caused by contested local elections and perceived government corruption and incompetence.

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Tensions escalated in July when police shot dead at least 11 demonstrators.

Regional powers are worried that prolonged unrest could derail the fight against Islamist extremists in the region, many of whom are centred in Mali. Their presence has rendered large areas of the centre and north of Mali ungovernable.

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Keita had hoped that concessions to opponents and recommendations from a mediating delegation of regional leaders would help stem the tide of disaffection.

But the majority of protestors appeared unmoved as they filed into Bamako’s heaving Independence Square in their thousands on Tuesday, shouting “Keita step down” and “listen to your people”.

“M5-Rfp demands purely and simply the resignation of Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and his regime to allow for a democratic transition,” prominent M5-RFP member Ibrahim Maiga told the cheering crowd.

Reuters

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Nigeria pardons terrorists, wants to kill man for blasphemy – Apostle Suleman

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President of Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide Apostle Johnson Suleman has reacted to the death sentence handed down to a 22-year-old man by a Kano Upper Shari’a Court on Monday for blaspheming Prophet Muhammad.

Suleman via his Twitter page on Tuesday said Saudi Arabia will be shocked at the development.

He stressed that he could not understand how the death sentence would be awarded for blasphemy while Boko Haram fighters are pardoned.

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He wrote, “A country that pardons terrorists want to kill a man for blasphemy. I am sure even Saudi Arabia is shocked..the worst form of deception is self-deceit.”

Saudi Arabia regularly hands down the death sentence for drug trafficking among other crimes.

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Yahaya Sharif-Aminu, a resident of Sharifai in Kano metropolis, was accused of committing blasphemy against the prophet in a song he circulated via WhatsApp in March.

The incident caused riots in the city. His family house was burnt down in the process.

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Ogun traffic Corps arrests drivers of unlatched containerised trucks

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