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High Court in Igbosere, Lagos, declares all marriages conducted by local government councils in Nigeria illegal




Lanre Adewole, (Tribune) - ...Orders couples to return 'certificates' • A Lagos High Court in Igbosere, which voided all marriages nationwide authenticated with the so-called "customized" certificate, also asked all the affected couples to return the illegal certificate to the issuing local government council for a constitutionally-recognised replacement.

 
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