The Federal Government has approved a draft bill seeking to ban same sex marriages and relationships in the country. If enacted by the National Assembly, offenders face a five-year jail term without option of fine.
Results of a baseline needs assessment carried out in northern Nigeria where hundreds of thousands of youth are exposed to higher levels of maternal mortality, forced to marry at lower ages, and have minimal access to modern family planning methods.
A conference of Muslim organisations in the country under the aegis of Supreme Council for Shariah in Nigeria (SCSN) weekend asked Muslim leaders to resist the promulgation of the Child Rights Act by the various state Houses of Assembly in the north.
Les députés de l'Etat de Kano, dans le nord du Nigeria, ont voté une loi interdisant aux hommes et aux femmes de s'asseoir ensemble dans le bus, comme prévu par la charia, la loi islamique, rapporte ce vendredi le journal privé Guardian.