March 27, 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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Was President Goodluck Jonathan insulted in China?

Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan arrived in Beijing, China on Tuesday for his four-day visit, which is meant to boost bilateral cooperations between both countries. But the buzz on the internet was not centered on the president’s plans to secure a $1.1 billion low interest loan for much-needed infrastructure, including roads and electricity. Instead, what has some Nigerians talking is the welcome party that met President Jonathan when he arrived at the Beijing international airport. Upon his arrival, Jonathan was welcomed by China’s Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Li Yucheng, not President Xi Jingping or Premier Li Keqiang or even ...

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