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Alcuin
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Atheism Nigeria
on: March 10, 2016, 16:14

"Islam says once a woman is married, she is of age.” Senator Sani Yerima sparked debate across Nigeria with this intervention in the country’s national assembly in 2013. Senators had voted to delete a section of the constitution that linked adulthood for women to marriage rather than age, and Yerima was challenging their decision.

Yerima has a history of controversy. Zamfara was the first state to institute sharia in Nigeria during his time as Governor there. He is known to have married girls barely in their teens then divorced them when they neared 18, to marry another young girl. He claimed the decision to amend the constitution was “un-Islamic” and demanded another vote be taken. The second time, the vote failed to receive the two-thirds majority required for constitutional amendments. The section stands...
..With a population of 182 million, Nigeria is home to an estimated one in six Africans...
Source:
https://newhumanist.org.uk/articles/5002/beyond-boko-haram-fundamentalism-in-nigeria

http://iheu.org/mubarak-bala-is-free/
"Mubarak Bala, the Nigerian man detained on a psychiatric ward for being an atheist, is now free.

Mubarak had been detained and medicated at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital for 18 days in Kano state, northern Nigeria. He sought help from the hospital via email and social media, until his phone was confiscated."

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