Nigeria: New Nigerian Law Outlaws Female Circumcision, Forceful Ejection of Widows

Source: AllAfrica

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan signing into law, a bill which prohibits female circumcision.

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan signing into law, a bill which prohibits female circumcision. – Nigeria Channels TV

President Goodluck Jonathan has signed two bills recently passed by the National Assembly into law, one of which prohibits female circumcision.

The new Acts are the Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act, 2015 and the Immigration Act, 2015.

Spokesman for the President, Reuben Abati, confirmed the development to reporters in Abuja on Monday. Read more