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After 6 years of un-interrupted separation between the hitherto loving couple, Ile-Ife crown prince, Adetokunbo Sijuwade and Princess Amina Ruth Dyeris, which virtually brought their holy matrimony on the chopping block, the crown prince of Ife and the Nok princess are said to have re-discovered their love chemistry, as they are set to renew the hitherto broken marital vows.
Insiders revealed to CELEBGLITZ that this was the shocking secret reason behind the couple's recent re-union in the city centre of Abuja. The source said the re-union has further strengthened the duo into taking bold steps to re-tie the knots, and ''its like may be the second time is the charm'' said the source. Now, the couple who wedded in 1996 are said to be burning up the phone lines.
Incredibly, sources say Tokunbo- who wants to save the marriage as much as Amina does-is appeasing his estranged wife by agreeing to her demands. Also, one of the sources claimed that as the couple attempt to rein in their sexual shenanigans, the once volatile tension between the embattled spouses has virtually evaporated.
Sometime in 2004, after eight years of blissful union, the one-time perfect relationship cemented amidst love and mutual understanding suffered a big blow- as the couple are said to have lost interest in the activity that created their children. Insiders disclosed that it got to the sore point that Amina, a University of Buckingham (UK) trained lawyer confronted her hubby in a brutal showdown in which she demanded he (Tokunbo) confess to all his affairs- or their eight-year old marriage is over!
And making good her threat, Amina moved out of her matrimonial home sometime in 2004 and relocated to Abuja, where she secured employment with Abuja Investment and Property Development Company, as Assistant Manager of its Investment promotions unit.
Since then, they had physically separated and maintained separate residences. Good enough, they had kept the marriage intact, leading separate lives with only the children in common.
Even, when friends, business associates, family members and elder statesmen tried their possible best to reconcile the estranged duo, the gulf between them became wider.
Insiders alleged that the couple knew they were not keeping their wedding vows. ''They became merely civil to each other... It was a gray bleak existence'' the source submitted.
Although, the couple engaged themselves in counter accusations which allegedly bordered on infidelity, while the hubby allegedly accused his wife of having had a torrid affair with the incumbent Katsina state governor, Barrister Ibrahim Shema, when he was the National Vice Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Amina, on the other hand was said to have had a showdown with him over the list of women he cheated with. Former beauty queen, Adenike Oshinowo, who recently severed marital ties with her hubby, Dr. Tunde Soleye, was alleged to be among the list that Amina presented. But, the beauty queen vehemently denied the allegation.
Now, family friends, members and close associates of the couple who both lost their mothers while they were very young, are now said to be praying and fasting, while encouraging the duo to fast-track the process that will lead to the renewal of their wedding vows.
Prince Adetokunbo Sijuwade and Amina Ruth Dyeris, the daughter of Retired Brig-Gen. Adamu Dyeris were joined in holy matrimony in the liberal city of Kaduna. The wedding reception which had the former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon as chairman and Highlife legend, Sir. Victor Olaiya on the bandstand. On December 14, 1996, Tokunbo Sijuwade and Amina Ruth Dyeris were pronounced as husband and wife by Most Rev. Abiodun Adetiloye (now late) at St Michael Cathedral Church[Anglican Communion], Ibrahim Taiwo Road, Kaduna.
Amina Dyeris presently works with NORTHERN NUMERO RESOURCES LIMITED, an Abuja-based mining and metal company, where Gov. Shema is believed to have substantial interest in the company.