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Sierra Leone Outlaws Child Marriage, Imposing Stiff Penalties

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — In a historic move to protect the rights of young girls, Sierra Leone has officially outlawed child marriage. On Thursday, July...

FG Launches Programme To End Child Marriage In Nigeria By 2030

Yemi Osinbajo, the vice president of Nigeria, on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 launched a campaign to protect the girl child, indicating a firm step...

6-Year-Old Girl Forced To Marry A 55-Year-Old Muslim Cleric For A Goat

Seyed Abdolkarim, a 55-year-old man, has been arrested after he allegedly wed a girl who was just six years old, in return for a...

Islamic Cleric Arrested For Marrying 6-Year-Old Girl

Mohammad Karim, an elderly Islamic cleric, has been arrested in Afghanistan after he married a six-year-old girl, officials said Friday, July 29, 2016, in...

Governor Mimiko Makes An Uncommon Move To Protect Girls From Sexual Abuse (READ)

As Ondo State joined other states across the country to celebrate this year’s Children’s Day, the state's governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, has reiterated his commitment...

Our Administration Is Committed To Protecting The Rights Of Children – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, May 27, 2016 stated that his administration would not tolerate forced marriages and child abduction in the country. Buhari made...

‘I Don’t Know How I Got To Kano’ – Ese Oruru Reveals She Was Hypnotized [INTERVIEW]

Ese Oruru, the 14-year-old teenager abducted from Bayelsa State and taken to Kano by one Yunusa, aka Yellow, has said that she still could...

Why I Am Taking My Daughter To TB Joshua For Deliverance – Ese Oruru’s Father

The father of a Nigerian teenager allegedly abducted and forced into marriage and conversion to Islam says he will take her to mega-preacher T.B....

TRAGIC: Ese Oruru Is 5 Months Pregnant, In ‘Terrible Medical Condition’

Indications emerged on Wednesday that the 14 year old Ese Oruru who was abducted by Yunusa Dahiru last August and taken to Kano might...

Femi Fani-Kayode: Ese Oruru, The Emir Of Kano, And Those That Choose To Distort The Narrative

All those that are attempting to distort the narrative about the tragic plight of Miss Ese Oruru are evil and we commit them to...

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