7 August 2015 - Adoption of children has long been in practice in the country. It is covered in the Child Rights Act 2003 enacted by the National Assembly. Among other things, the Act spells out the rights and responsibilities of a child in Nigeria and provides for child justice system administration and the care and supervision of a child, among other things.

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LAGOS, 2 August 2015 - Nigerian troops rescued 178 people from Boko Haram in attacks that destroyed several camps of the Islamic extremists in the northeast of the country, an army statement said Sunday.

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ABUJA, 26 July 2015 - President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday in Abuja stated that his administration would do all within its powers to ensure that no Nigerian child is ever infected with polio again.

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22 July 2015 - Massive outcry has greeted the rising incidence of girl-child labour in most parts of the North East and stakeholders seek urgent intervention from the federal government and other governmental agencies.
LEADERSHIP investigations reveal massive use of underage girls as cheap labour as a high concentration of girls was seen in different areas just waiting for the picking.

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SOKOTO, 21 July 2015 - Sokoto State governor Aminu Tambuwal, has perfected arrangements to criminalise parents' refusal to send their children to school in the state.

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21 July 2015 - Worried about the prevalence cavities of among Nigerian children, dental health experts have kicked off a behavioural change programme for students to achieve better oral health.

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02 Juin 2015 - Le président du Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, a signé l'interdiction de la pratique des mutilations génitales sur les femmes. Un pas de géant pour le pays le plus peuplé d'Afrique, mais qui rappelle l'immense tâche qui reste encore à accomplir pour faire cesser ces traitements sur le continent.

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LAGOS, 28 May 2015 - With the recent passage of the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Bill into law by the National Assembly, which also aims at criminalising barbaric act of female genital mutilation, there may be light at the end of the tunnel for many who continue to live in fear across the country.

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20 mai 2015 - Le parquet nigérian a abandonné mercredi les poursuites contre une adolescente de 15 ans accusée d'avoir empoisonné son mari de plus de vingt ans son aîné avec de la mort aux rats.Originaire d'une famille musulmane pauvre, Wasila Tasi'u était poursuivie pour homicide volontaire pour le meurtre de son mari, Umar Sani, 35 ans, deux semaines après leur mariage en avril 2014.

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