Category Child Bride

Ministry Of Women Affairs Reveals Plans To Ban Early Marriage & End Violence Against Women And The Girl-child

The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Dame Pauline Tallen, has revealed the steps the ministry is taking to put an end to early marriages and violence against women and the girl-child, Daily Post gathers. According to the minister,

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Child Brides: Emir of Shonga, Haliru Yahaya On Why Northerners Are Resisting The Legal Age Of Consent

HRH (Dr.) Haliru Yahaya, has said the North is uncomfortable with the 18 years cut-off age set for girls to become marriageable in the Child Rights Act, saying the region feels it is being gagged by the law. The Emir

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Child Marriage: UNICEF Ranking Puts Nigeria Far Ahead Of Other Nations In The Sabotage Of The Girl Child

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has released concerning information concerning the issue of child marriages in Nigeria. According to UNICEF, Nigeria’s practice of child marriage has ended the educational strive of 23 million girls and women married as child

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“I was 16 years old and a stark illiterate when I married my husband”- Bauchi State First Lady, Aishatu Mohammed Speaks On Fighting To Get An Education

Aishatu Mohammed, the wife of Bauchi Governor, Bala Mohammed has revealed that she had no formal education when she married her husband. The First Lady made the revelation on Saturday at a Youth Talk ceremony organised in commemoration of the

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Uplifting Update On Anambra Former Child Bride, Chikwendu

Cheering news from Anambra state as 15 year old former child bride, Miss Chikwendu, whose story made news in January this year, has completed her rehabilitation and is set to take on her dreams. Chikwendu’s forced marriage sparked widespread condemnation

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‘Leave our small girls alone’– AfDB Boss, Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina’s Wise Counsel To Men Is Definitely Spot-on!

Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, President of African Development Bank (AfDB) has voiced his annoyance at the way child marriage is on the increase. Lending his voice to end child marriage in Africa, the former Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development

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What Muslim Twitter User, Sayyada, Vows To Do With Her Girl Child When She Falls In Love With A Boy Should Not Come As A Surprise

In a recent report, Muslim TV co-hostess, Akashat Ny’mat aired her controversial view on child marriage on The View, stating that she would allow her girl child to get married when she starts to have sexual urges. While this statement

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Comedian/Dad, Wale Gates Calls Out Northern Nigerian Man Over His Comment: ‘Early marriage is better than early fornication’

Last week, the pre-wedding photos of a teenage couple who got married yesterday, April 14th, in Sokoto state, surfaced online. The groom is reported to be 17-year-old and his bride, Aisha, 15. Reports have it that the latest husband simply

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Money Wives: Startling Revelations About Nigerian Community Where Child Brides Are Advertised And Bought Off Facebook

In a shocking new report by Channels TV, Nigerian child brides as young as ten are being advertised on Facebook and then sold to men as old as their grandfathers to pay off their parents’ debts. “Money wives” as it

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