Nigerian Senate Passes Comprehensive Anti-Violence Against Women Bill

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Nigeria’s senate has passed its most comprehensive anti-violence against women bill, to date, prohibiting “female circumcision, forceful ejection from home and harmful widowhood practices,” reports Nigeria’s Channels Television. The bill further helps eliminate “violence in private and public life, provides maximum protection, effective remedies for victims of violence, and punishment of offenders.” Other features of…

Video: Watch Nigeria’s President-elect Muhammadu Buhari’s Acceptance Speech

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After a hotly contested election, Nigeria has a new President elect named General Muhammadu Buhari. Watch and read his acceptance speech. In a speech after he was declared the winner of the Presidential election by the chairman of the electoral body, General Buhari said President Gooduck had called to congratulate him on his victory. At…