Jos—A former governor of Plateau State, Senator Joshua Dariye, will declare interest to contest the Plateau Central senatorial seat on the platform of the Labour Party (LP), Daily Trust reports.
Dariye was on Monday released from prison alongside former Taraba governor, Jolly Nyame, and three others, three months after their pardon by the Council of State led by President Muhammadu Buhari, on April 14, 2022.
It was reported that the Plateau State chapter of the Labour Party (LP) has concluded arrangements to receive the former Plateau governor from Abuja to pick the party’s senatorial form.
An official of the Labour Party told Daily trust, “Yes, it is true that he (Dariye) will be running for a Senate seat. We are making arrangements for him to come from Abuja for the senatorial declaration.”
The source said Dariye would spring surprises at the polls because he remained loved by many in the state.
Dariye’s homecoming, the source said, has also given a boost to the governorship bid of the party’s governorship candidate, Patrick Dakum, who defected to the Labour Party, after failing to secure the ticket of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Dariye, who served as Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governor, defected from the party. He contested and won a senatorial seat in 2011 on the platform of LP.
Meanwhile, Labour Party’s chairperson for Plateau State, Hon Grace Zamfara, could not be reached for comments.
Disdain for polygamy responsible for high rate of prostitution, says Ned Nwoko
Delta North—Billionaire Ned Nwoko has attributed the high level of prostitution to Southerners shunning polygamy
In an interview with Guardian on Saturday, Nwoko said a man with multiple wives focuses more on them as opposed to a monogamous man who lavishes money on girlfriends.
He also made reference to his ancestral lineage and that of the Ooni’s known for multiple wives.
Nwoko, who is seeking the senatorial seat for the Delta North, said: “Many women are out there on their own without husbands, especially in the southern part of the country, and there is a high level of prostitution.
“What some of our girls do to make ends meet is regrettable and if our men emulate their northern counterparts by having more than one wife, that could probably change the situation.
“The average southern may have only one wife but many girlfriends also, and he is spending his money on the girlfriends; sometimes even more than on his wife.
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“The man, who has three wives, for instance, concentrates on them and his children; every money he makes is spent on the family and he is more likely not to have any girlfriends or concubines. The money those with several girlfriends spend on them is a gift, not an investment in the family.”
Nwoko, who has four wives and 19 children, added that he and the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, were serving Nigeria by marrying many women.
“My grandfather and the Ooni’s grandfather and the then Olowo of Owo took many photographs together. So, the Ooni and I have that kind of common background, because our grandfathers were kings and served Nigeria in that capacity. And we are now also serving Nigeria by having many wives,” he stressed.
Lagos lawyer lists two things for a successful marriage
Lagos—A Lagos-based lawyer, Olakunle Allison has listed companionship and intimacy as the two most important things in marriage, without which he said, a marriage cannot last.
Olakunle in a Facebook post on Wednesday explained that companionship is the central purpose of marriage and when spouses live apart from each other, they fail on that purpose, consequently leaving the marriage hanging in the balance.
“When you and your spouse live apart, you have abandoned the central purpose of marriage which is COMPANIONSHIP.
“Most people are self-deceiving these days thinking marriage is possible without companionship.
“Remove companionship and your marriage is on life support. Hanging by a thread.”
The lawyer opined that physical intimacy, comprised of communication and sex, is the second most important thing in marriage.
According to him, a marriage union with a dwindling sex life is one on the brink of collapse, adding that abstinence from sex from one partner is an indication that he or she is cheating.
He argued that the reason Nelson Mandela’s marriage to his second wife, Winnie crashed was a lack of intimacy after Mandela was jailed and spent 27 years in prison.
In his words: “The first sign of a sinking union is loss of interest in heart-to-heart communication while the second is loss of appetite to have sex with your spouse. In other words, physical Intimacy.
“The more you abstain from sex, the more likely that at least one partner is cheating. This is why I laugh at couples who live apart in two different countries or continents for years for whatever reasons. They are tempting each other to cheat.
“It is a biblical fact and a biological truism that couples who avoid sex for long will eventually be tempted and eventually cheat. Don’t try to be sanctimonious about it.
“Winnie and Nelson Mandela were married for 38 years. 38 good years. And then they divorced in 1996. What happened?
“While Mandela was in prison, Winnie had several lovers. In fact, when Mandela was released in 1990, Winnie was having a love affair with another man.
“I have heard someone once blaming Winnie for their divorce.
“Anyone who blames Winnie must be a wicked soul. Mandela was in prison for 27 years. 27 years!!
“That marriage collapsed the moment Mandela received his life sentence. As fate would have it, he spent 27 years.
“Companionship and Intimacy are sacred in marriage. Lose them and forget your marriage.”
AGF, Malami weds Buhari’s daughter in a private ceremony
Abuja—The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, on Friday, got married to Nana Hadiza, the third daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari.
It was reported that the wedding was organized in a small private ceremony at the Presidential Villa, Aso Rock.
A Spokesman for the President, Garba Shehu, confirmed the wedding to PUNCH on Friday according to reports by Sahara reporters.
“It is true. The AGF got married to the President’s daughter,” he said.
It was gathered that Hadiza is Buhari’s daughter from a previous marriage and now the third wife to the AGF. She is said to have been previously married and has six children.