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Marriage crises hunt kids of two of Nigeria’s wealthiest families

Emerging reports Thursday say that former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s son, and daughter of Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, are facing crisis in their respective marriages

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Emerging reports Thursday say that former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s son, and daughter of Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, are facing crisis in their respective marriages.

In the case of Olujonwo, son of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, and his wife, Temitope, daughter of billionaire businessman, Kessington Adebutu, the former has dragged his wife before the Ogun State Judicial Service Commission and the Magistrate Court in Lagos Island over allegations of domestic violence meted on him since their marriage was contracted.

In the court papers, Olujonwo accused Temitope of subjecting him to repeated acts of domestic violence since their wedding was contracted in May 2017. He said that Temitope has repeatedly threatened to kill him. According to him, few weeks after their wedding, he found a knife she had kept under their matrimonial bed and had planned to use it to attack him.

Olujonwo’s mother, Taiwo Obasanjo, had made a fuss about the wedding last year when she went to court to try to stop it. Mrs Obasanjo argued that she had received a spiritual warning against her son having a big wedding.

For Dangote’s new son-in-law, Jamil Abubakar, a 22-year old lady, Chiamaka Nwachukwu is alleging that he is the father of her 7-week-old son. She claims Jamil is trying to silence her because he wants nothing to do with her or the baby.

She said she only found out he was getting married to Dangote’s daughter after she was already pregnant with his baby. She also alleges that he wants nothing to do with her and the baby and wants to pay her off so she can leave the country with the baby and never contact him.

“I fear for my safety and that of my baby because this whole situation is becoming too messy and overwhelming,” she wrote, adding, “Let it be known to the general public that should anything bad happen to I or the baby, this man is responsible!!!”.

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Sign language interpreter, Kunda, seeks inclusivity in media rights agenda

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An inclusive society is crucial for a nation’s human and economic development in the modern era.

In this edition of Project Aliyense, we feature Paul Kunda, widely recognized as the face of sign language interpretation on national television, serving the deaf community.

Kunda, a dedicated sign language interpreter and educator with over four years of experience, sheds light on the significance of media freedom.

“As a sign language interpreter at Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) and a teacher by profession, I advocate for media freedom,” he said.

Kunda emphasised the importance of the Access to Information (ATI) Act, recently assented to by President Hakainde Hichilema, which empowered citizens to demand information freely.

He stressed the need for unhindered access to information to foster a civil and prosperous society.

Regarding digital rights, Kunda highlighted their critical role for the deaf community, given the transformative impact of digital platforms, especially when mainstream media access is limited.

“As a representative of the deaf community, I believe digital rights should be inclusive. Everyone, including persons with disabilities, should enjoy these rights through various devices to express themselves and participate in national discourse,” he asserted.

He also called for the recognition of sign language as the eighth national language, aligning with United Nations conventions that mandate sign language interpreters at all events to promote inclusivity.

This story is sponsored content from Zambia Monitor’s Project Aliyense.

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Sign language interpreter, Kunda, seeks inclusivity in media rights agenda (video)

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An inclusive society is crucial for a nation’s human and economic development in the modern era.

In this edition of Project Aliyense, we feature Paul Kunda, widely recognized as the face of sign language interpretation on national television, serving the deaf community.

Kunda, a dedicated sign language interpreter and educator with over four years of experience, sheds light on the significance of media freedom.

“As a sign language interpreter at Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) and a teacher by profession, I advocate for media freedom,” he said.

Kunda emphasised the importance of the Access to Information (ATI) Act, recently assented to by President Hakainde Hichilema, which empowered citizens to demand information freely.

He stressed the need for unhindered access to information to foster a civil and prosperous society.

Regarding digital rights, Kunda highlighted their critical role for the deaf community, given the transformative impact of digital platforms, especially when mainstream media access is limited.

“As a representative of the deaf community, I believe digital rights should be inclusive. Everyone, including persons with disabilities, should enjoy these rights through various devices to express themselves and participate in national discourse,” he asserted.

He also called for the recognition of sign language as the eighth national language, aligning with United Nations conventions that mandate sign language interpreters at all events to promote inclusivity.

This story is sponsored content from Zambia Monitor’s Project Aliyense.

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