Posts Tagged ‘ marriage ’

‘Bachelor catcher’ roams Nigeria

Sep 23rd, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Offbeat

These days the bachelor is a symbolic one, chosen for the event. But in the past the troop of drummers known as “Nalako” used to roam the streets looking for men they thought should do the decent thing and marry.

Nigerian preacher with 86 wives seeks to marry more

Sep 2nd, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Offbeat

Local newspapers reported that Mohammed Bello, who lives in Niger State in central Nigeria with his wives and at least 170 children, was ordered by local religious elders to divorce 82 of his wives by Sunday or leave the area.

Do you feel lucky? Couples race to marry on 8/8/08

Aug 8th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Offbeat

Marriage celebrants will set records in Brisbane and Sydney today with a significant number of couples rushing to tie the knot on a day that is considered a good omen amongst the Chinese community.