Girl-child marriages: Can it be stopped?

Child Marriage By Evelyn Okakwu According to analysts; Child marriage is a formal marriage or informal union entered into by an individual before reaching the age of 18. Studies have shown that while many countries of the world have stipulated 18 years as the consent age for child marriage to protect children from exposure to any form of sexual exploitation, More...

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By Peoples Daily On Sunday, January 18th, 2015
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Who will bear the brunt of Nigeria’s 2015 budget loopholes?

By Evelyn Okakwu Reports by various analysts have shown that the 2015 Budget Appropriation Bill as presented to the National Assembly on December 18, 2014 is not in consonance with the practice of austerity measures. While More...

By Peoples Daily On Thursday, January 15th, 2015
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Boko Haram crisis: Why it is hard to know the truth in Nigeria

By Will Ross. It is not easy to find out the truth in Nigeria. The Baga killings last week are a case in point, with politicians and government officials offering vastly different information – from 150 dead More...

By Peoples Daily On Wednesday, January 14th, 2015
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Saving Nigerian children from malnutrition

Malnutrition, especially in infants and children below five years, has plagued Nigeria like a tumor for the last few decades especially in northern Nigeria where it is more pronounced. Although several organisations More...

By Peoples Daily On Tuesday, January 13th, 2015
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Baga: The sad tale of a deserted town

By Evelyn Okakwu A recent report by stakeholders in Nigeria’s security sector debunked the claim that the Baga attack may have indeed resulted in the loss of 200 lives. Caught between the web of such possibility More...

By Peoples Daily On Monday, January 12th, 2015
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Sold by her father: Little girl Sold in Myanmar and trafficked to China

Sold by her father: Little girl Sold in Myanmar and trafficked to China It’s been a year since Khin Khin Oo was sold by her father. Eight thousand yuan ($1,300; £830): That was the price for a cute four-year-old More...

By Peoples Daily On Monday, January 12th, 2015
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Gambia ‘coup plot’: Inside story of a failed takeover

An FBI agent has revealed details of the alleged plot to overthrow The Gambia’s president during the festive season and it reads like a Hollywood script. A 22-page affidavit submitted to a US court following the More...

By Peoples Daily On Friday, January 9th, 2015
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Burying Ebola dead: Worst job in the world?

By Tulip Mazumdar The death toll from Ebola in west Africa has this week passed 8,000. More than 20,000 people have been infected in the three worst-affected countries – almost half of them in Sierra Leone. One More...

By Peoples Daily On Wednesday, January 7th, 2015
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Torture and death for Uzbek Muslims in jail

After 2005 revolt against President Karimov’s iron-fisted rule, crackdown against Muslims continues unabated. Mansur Mirovalev writes. Tashkent, Uzbekistan – Days before their trial ended, the six Uzbek More...

By Peoples Daily On Tuesday, January 6th, 2015
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The politics of African-American fugitives in Cuba

Havana, Cuba – Charles Hill scoffs at the idea of surrender after more than four decades as a fugitive in Cuba. “I’ve had my difficulties but this is my home,” Hill told Al Jazeera. “What would I do More...