February 22, 2017

#ChildNotBride: “A nation of perverts and paedophiles” – Femi Fani Kayode

Former FCT Minister Femi Fani-Kayode has condemned Nigeria as a “nation of perverts and paedophiles” after the country’s senators left in place a clause that legalizes child brides. The politician, in his lengthy opinion piece condemned the Nigerian Senate for failing to remove clause 4b of Section 29 that determines a woman is of “full age” if she is married, be she 18 or younger. While the section of the constitution deals with the age at which a Nigerian can denounce citizenship, this clause makes it acceptable for young girls to be given away in marriage. The Senate had moved ...

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Disputed NGF election raises concerns about 2015 elections – Femi Fani Kayode (VIDEO)

Prominent Nigerian politicians Femi Fani-Kayode has said he is decamping from the ruling People’s Democratic Party and pledging his allegiance to the newly minted opposition party APC, a decision he says was made in the wake of the split that occurred Nigerian Governors Forum after what should have been a basic chairmanship election involving 36 governors. Fani-Kayode addressing the press in an impromptu briefing said he was “very concerned about what may happen in 2015″ if 36 respected governors could not conduct an election amongst themselves without splitting a forum. The NGF was split on Friday after Governor Rotimi Amaechi ...

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