Fury As Nigeria Senate Okays Child Marriage Bill

The Senate has come under attack for omitting the age at which girls can get married, sparking accusations violating human rights and opening the door to paedophiles.


  • Nigeria:   Marriage Act Amendment Proposal - Oritsejafor Tackles Yerima

    Daily Trust, 24 July 2013

    President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor yesterday in a press release expressed unhappiness with Senator Ahmed Yerima for his (Yerima's)… Read more »

  • Nigeria:   We Didn't Legalise Child Marriage, Say Senators

    This Day, 23 July 2013

    Responding to the nation-wide umbrage expressed on the said passage of a Bill legalising child marriage, two senators, Akin Odunsi (Ogun West) and Atiku Abubakar Bagudu (Kebbi… Read more »

  • Nigeria:   Senator - I Never Voted for Child Marriage

    Daily Trust, 23 July 2013

    Ondo Central's Senator Ayo Akinyelure wept publicly yesterday over his voting in favour of a clause that allegedly approves child marriage during the constitution review vote in… Read more »

  • Nigeria:   Shameless Senate

    Vanguard, 22 July 2013

    OUR Senate is in the caves. We have a duty to save it, from itself, and for Nigerians. How can the Senate in the 21st century be proposing that Nigerian girls can be married at an… Read more »

  • Nigeria:   Child Marriage - Actress Stella Damasus Blasts Senate

    Vanguard, 22 July 2013

    Nollywood actress Stella Damasus is trending on social media with a new video she recorded to share her thoughts on the controversial child marriage law recently approved by the… Read more »

  • Nigeria:   Arewa Group Faults Senate's Support for Child Marriage

    This Day, 22 July 2013

    The debate over 'child marriage' that took place in the senate has triggered off some mixed feelings from some northern youths, who have advised senators to brace to their… Read more »

  • Nigeria:   Nollywood Actress Kicks Against Senate's Approval of Child Marriage

    Vanguard, 21 July 2013

    A notable Nollywood actress, Mrs Omotola Jelaide-Ekeinde, has criticised the recent Senate approval of early child marriage. Read more »

  • Nigeria:   Early Marriage?

    Vanguard, 21 July 2013

    Here is one of the most informed articles since the debate on child marriage broke. It is a trending post on Nasir El-Rufai's Facebook wall. Read more »

  • Nigeria:   Finding Youth and Knowing When to Leave

    Daily Trust, 21 July 2013

    Let me be completely honest here. I admire men who respect due process. People who try to right their wrongs or the wrongs of their predecessors. Read more »

  • Nigeria:   A Nation of Perverts and Paedophiles

    Leadership, 21 July 2013

    Stories of child abuse and molestations are common in the media as kids are raped almost on a daily basis. In view of this, Femi fani-kayode writes on the recent endorsement of the… Read more »

  • Nigeria:   A Nation of Paedophiles

    Vanguard, 20 July 2013

    Senator and former Governor Ahmed Sani, the Yerima Bakura, has finally had his way. The Nigerian Senate has bowed to his will and agreed to be silent about the age that young girls… Read more »

  • Nigeria:   Stolen Lives

    Premium Times, 19 July 2013

    "Elham Mahdi al Assi was a young girl with great plans for her future. Those plans came to a cruel end when she married a man who would later become her murderer. One day after her… Read more »


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