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Nigerian women marriage age under scrutiny

Human rights campaigners call for the government to create a minimum age for marriage of women.

Last Modified: 08 Aug 2013 12:00
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Human rights campaigners are calling for the Nigerian government to create a minimum age for marriage for women.
 
In local law, once a girl is married, she is legally considered an adult, regardless of her age.

Al Jazeera's Yvonne Ndege reports from Abuja.

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