Nigerian Minister of Agriculture Sabo Nanono, 74, Secretly Weds School Dropout, 18

Nigerian Minister of Agriculture Sabo Nanono, 74, Secretly Weds School Dropout, 18

- There are reports that a 74-year-old Nigerian minister, Sabo Nanono, has taken a new bride

- The politician is said to have secretly married an 18-year-old high school dropout identified simply as Rakiya

- Their low-key wedding was reportedly held on April 3 and the new bride is said to have already settled down in Nanono’s Kano residence

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Nigeria’s minister of agriculture and rural development, Alhaji Sabo Nanono, has reportedly taken a new young wife for himself.

The politician, who is 74 years old, is said to have made things official with his 18-year-old bride, simply known as Rakiya.

According to reports, the new couple tied the knot on April 3 in Jere town, Kaduna, at a low-key ceremony.

74-Year-Old Minister of Agriculture Sabo Nanono Secretly Weds 18-Year-Old School Dropout
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono and his 18-year-old bride, Rakiya. Photos: Daily Nigerian, @Nanonosabo
Source: UGC

Sources disclosed to the Daily Nigerian that the minister did not want details about the union publicised and assigned only three people to the occasion.

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The source reportedly said:

“The minister only assigned three people and warned them against disclosing the details of the marriage to people.”

It was also gathered that the politician’s family members were against him getting married to the young girl but he seemed adamant despite their over 50 years age gap.

The source disclosed that the minister appeared to be madly in love and was unstoppable. The new bride has also already moved into the politician’s Kano home.

After the news broke out on social media, Nigerians asked a lot of questions and many of them expressed concerns about the marriage. Read what some of them had to say below:


“He’s madly in love?? Such a joke!”


“At least this one is not underage so good for them.”


“The most corrupt region in Nigeria is north and this is one of the reasons for being the most corrupt. Embezzled Nigerian treasury to take care of many wives and children.”

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“Men dey enjoy sha... A man's world... they get whatever they want.”

In other society marriage news, Briefly News earlier reported that Letoya Makhene is happily married and enjoying her nuptial bliss. The smitten actress recently took to social media to share a beautiful photo of herself and her wife in wedding attire.

The pair were wearing white clothing embellished with traditional decorations. She captioned the picture:

"How precious also are Your thoughts to me...How vast is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would outnumber the sand. ~Psalm 139:17-18. Love You, Lebohang...more than life itself."

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