Tag Child marriage

Celebrity Mum-of-Three, Hadiza Blell (Di’Ja) Suggests What Must Be Done To End Child Marriage

Singer/mum-of-three, Hadiza Blell aka Di’ja has once again lent her voice to the social and psychological concerns that child marriages pose to young girls and the ripple effect that the practice generates on the society. The songstress took to her

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President Buhari Reiterates His Commitment To End Child Marriage

President Buhari yesterday, Thursday, January 16 reiterated his commitment towards ending child marriage in Nigeria. The President also said social inclusion is a key priority of his government with particular emphasis on the education of the girl child who is

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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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‘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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Twitter User, Nedu Money Raises Concern Over Kanu Nwankwo Marrying His Wife As “A Child”

A Nigerian lady probably incensed from the trending debates on sexual violence and child abuse has taken to social media to voice her concerns over the marriage between former footballer, Kanu Nwankwo, and his wife, Amara. The football star married

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Child Marriage: Muslim Man, Umar Ibrahim, Pleads With Muslim Leaders After His Heartbreaking Encounter With A Young Mom

A man identified as Umar Ibrahim has spoken out on the harmful practice which seems to be more prevalent in northern Nigeria. Mr Ibrahim, who is also a Muslim condemned the barbaric act saying it is not Islamic and would

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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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Child Marriage to Cost Trillions of Dollars by 2030 – World Bank Explains Why

Child marriage is a global challenge that has been shown to contribute to a number of harmful consequences, including school dropout, early pregnancy, intimate partner violence and infant mortality. World Bank reveals each year, 15 million girls are married before

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Raphael Udoye Cries Out as His 17-Year-Old Sister Is Given Out in Marriage Without Family Consent and Knowledge

Raphael Udoye, an obviously very angry man has publicly denounced his supposed in-laws after his younger sister (who will turn 18 in September) is wedded off to an older man without the knowledge and consent of the child bride’s family

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Meet the Marriage Terminator, Theresa Kachindamoto, Who Has Broken up Over 850 Child Marriages in Her Country

Theresa Kachindamoto is a mother of five. She is a chief in Malawi, overseeing almost 1 million people, and she is rapidly becoming one of the greatest threats to child marriage in the country. Theresa has used her position as

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‘Child marriage is our religious belief’ – Nigerian Muslim Man Causes Outrage on Twitter

A Nigerian Muslim man who goes by the name, Usman Solo, left Twitter users shocked after he said that child marriage is a religious belief. Usman made the statement while reacting to Femi Fani –Kayode’s tweets in which he criticized the Sultan

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Police Raid Wedding as 22 Year Old Man Marries Child Bride – But Get There Late!

In yet another dreary story of child marriage, Pakistani police officers who raided a wedding between a 22-year-old man and a five-year-old girl are claiming they were too late to stop the union. According to Mirror, officials carried out a

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Bizarre! See Why 16 Year Old Boy Married 71 Year Old Woman – WATCH

A 16-year-old boy named Selamat Riayadi has stirred a lot of controversy in Indonesia after he tied the knot with his 71-year-old sweetheart, Rohaya. According to reports, the controversial marriage took place after the couple threatened to kill themselves if they were barred

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 ”Girls as young as 9 are ready for marriage” – Malaysian Lawmaker

Shabudin Yahaya, a Malaysian member of parliament, has sparked outrage online after stating that girls as young as nine are ”physically and spiritually” ready for marriage, as some 12 and 15 year old girls looked older than their actual ages. He further

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“We Are Working To Legislate Against Early Marriages” – Emir Of Kano

One time governor of Central Bank, and current Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, disclosed recently that the Kano Emirate Council and other stakeholders are working towards legislating against early marriage. The Emir has been very vocal about this act.

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Heartbreaking! Father Forces 13-year-old Daughter to Marry His 56-year-old Friend in Kano

A man has caused a stir in Kano after making arrangements to get his own underage daughter married off to a much older man, who happens to be his friend. Daily Nigerian revealed that a Qur’anic School teacher in Kurna Babban

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Check Out Pretty New Look Of Ese Oruru Who Was Forcefully Converted To Islam

The young 14-year-old girl, Ese Oruru who was abducted and forced into child marriage (read here) before she was rescued is now looking stunning  following her rehabilitation since her release. The teen mum who is expected to resume her education

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Ese Oruru Set To Go Back To School 8 Months After Being Rescued

Eight months after 14-year-old Ese Oruru was rescued and reunited with her family, plans have now been finalized by her parents to return the teenager to school and she is expected to resume her education as a first-year Senior Secondary

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CHILD ABUSE? Outrage As Boy, 12, Is Set To Marry 11-Year-Old Cousin

The intended marriage between two minors, Omar, a 12-year-old boy, and his 11-year-old cousin, Gharam, in Egypt, has received worldwide condemnation, sparking outrage among activists as Egyptian law prohibits marriages for anyone under 18. Reports from Dailymail revealed that the engagement between

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Read Emir Of Kano, Muhammadu’s Sanusi’s Statement On Child Marriage

Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II yesterday released a statement condemning child marriage via his Instagram page. Read below. (Marriage of women below 18 years) – Women are suffering from reproductive health challenges were products of such marriages. Time

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‘This is our custom,’ Grandmother Says As Grandson, 13, Marries 19-Year-Old Bride

A Russian bride identified as Bilana B could face charges and a potential jail sentence of three to ten years for having sex with a child under the age of 14. According to Mirror, police launched an investigation after the

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Child Marriage: Afghanistan Father Gives 6 Year Old Daughter To 55 Year Old Imam In Exchange For A Goat

This is unbelievable! In exchange for a goat as well as other food items including rice, tea, sugar, and cooking oil, a father gave her 6-year-old daughter identified simply as, Gharibgol, out in a religious marriage ceremony to a 55-year-old man named Seyed

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Photo: 60 Year Old Man Arrested While Trying to Marry 9 Year Old Girl

A 60 year old man has been apprehended by the police in Pakistan for trying to marry a 9-year-old girl. According to a social media user, Omar Quraishi who shared the post the incident happened in Pakistan. The police were able

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Another Teenage Girl Kidnapped And Married Off In Zaria

A teenage girl, Ifeoma Nichodemus left her parents home in the Hausa community in Zaria, Kaduna in May 2014 after a fight with her mother. She reportedly went to a neighbour’s house to calm down or so her parents thought…21

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UPDATE: Abducted Bayelsan Teenager, Ese Oruru, Has Been Released To The Police

The now 14 year old Ese Oruru who was abducted by one Yinusa a customer of the child’s mother and taken to Kano for marriage under Islamic rites has been released to the Nigeria Police Force. According to channels TV, the

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