Nigeria: Islamic and secular laws clash; senator married to child obstructs vote on age

  • by: MICHELLE FAUL , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 23, 2013 - 9:20 AM

LAGOS, Nigeria — Many Nigerians are enraged, wondering how a senator notorious for marrying a 14-year-old girl can use Shariah law as an excuse to filibuster a constitutional amendment that has sparked a debate on the age of consent for girls.

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