Category Child Bride

‘We will jail parents who enroll children into Almajiri system’ – Governor Naisr El-Rufai Warns

The Governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai has warned that parents who enroll their children in the Almajiri education system stand the risk of prosecution and two years imprisonment. The governor stated this when he visited 200 Almajiri children repatriated from

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Justice Finally Served In The Case Of Teenage Mum, Ese Oruru Who Was Forcefully Married To Her Abductor, Yinusa, In 2015

Ese made news in 2015 after the story of her abduction by Yinusa was widely reported. Yinusa had met 14 -year-old Ese at her mother’s shop where he and his peers go to buy food. Justice Jane Inyang of the Federal

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Sad Tales Of 3 Nigerian Moms’ Struggling With Vesico Vaginal Fistula (VVF)

Three women have spoken out about their struggles with Vesico Vaginal Fistula (VVF) and it is very ugly. Since an uncle forced Eunice Fidelis into early marriage at the age of 12, despondency and sorrow have been her closest companions.

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Abducted Schoolgirl, Leah Sharibu Who Was Coerced Into Marriage Allegedly Welcomes Child By Top Boko Haram Commander

The fate of Dapchi schoolgirl Leah Sharibu is a sad and an extremely worrisome one. Leah, the only schoolgirl remaining in Boko Haram captivity after the Dapchi kidnappings in February 2018 was held back by the terror group for refusing

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Saudi Arabia’s Latest Law Protecting Women Is Laudable On All Fronts

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been touted as one of the most hostile civilisations in the world when it comes to the rights of women but all of that is changing as the country continues to make steady progress

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”Don’t force marriage on your daughters”- Bauchi Emir, Rilwanu Adamu Charges Parents In His Community To Raise The Self-esteem Of The Girl Child

The Emir of Bauchi, Dr. Rilwanu Suleiman Adamu, has warned parents and guardians in his community against street hawking and compulsory marriage of the girl-child. The Royal father gave the warning during the graduation ceremony of 448 girls, who were

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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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Another Child Bride, 15-Year Old Ebube Surfaces In Same Anambra State

Following the success that trailed #RetrieveChinwe mandate, -Read Here- another child bride has surfaced in Nnewi community, Anambra state. According to social activists, Prince Gwanishu Emefiele Harrison and Anwulika Udanoh, the story of the girl, 15-year old Ebube is a pathetic

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Update: Prince Gwamnishu Harrison Delivers On #RetrieveChinwe Mandate| Photos

When the story of the ill-arranged marriage of Anambra child bride, Chinwe broke out on the internet, many Nigerians threw caution to the winds and spoke against such a barbaric action. The news which first broke out on social media

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Social Activist, Gwamnishu Harrison & Others Step In As More Facts Emerge About The Child Bride In Anambra

More facts have emerged about the story of the teenage girl that was traditionally married off to a supposedly demented man in Anambra. (Read Here) According to facts published on Facebook by activist, Prince Gwamnishu Emefiele Harrison, who visited Ihiala

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“My Bride Is Above 15 And We Are In Love.”– Mallam Chanji, The Speculated 70-Year Old Groom Reacts

Some days ago, the social media was flooded with the news of a supposed 70-year old man, Alhaji Yakubu Chanji who allegedly got married to a 15-year old girl. (Read Here) As a result of that news, Lapai, headquarters of

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“I Detest Anything Under The Earth That Supports Child Torture In The Name Of…” – Veteran Actress, Shan George

Veteran actress Shan George has reacted to the viral photos of a 70-year-old man who got married to a 15-year-old child in Niger state. READ ALSO: Shan George Shares Throwback Photo from her 1st Pregnancy Sharing a photo from the wedding on

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Nigerians React As 70-Year Old Man, Alhaji Yakubu Weds 15-Year Old Girl In Niger

A Facebook user, Aliyu Umar took to his timeline to congratulate 70-year old Alhaji Yakubu who recently wedded a supposed 15-year old girl in Lapai LGA, Niger State. While congratulating the latest ‘couple’, Umar also shared photos of the new

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