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Young ladies at Plan Nigeria's Safe Space in Maiduguri, Borno state

Nigerian activists seek laws and education to end online violence

10 March 2021

Girls' rights activists and campaigners came together in Nigeria on International Women's Day to call for an end to online violence.

Pupils in a Maiduguri Primary School, Borno state during Plan International Nigeria's inauguration of renovated classrooms

Concern over Kagara school abduction

18 February 2021

Plan International Nigeria has raised concern over the kidnap of dozens of students and staff from a boarding school in Kagara, Niger state.


Hussaini Abdu steps down as Plan International Nigeria Country Director

17 February 2021

Plan International Nigeria's Country Director, Dr. Hussaini Abdu, will be leaving his role at the end of February 2021 after 6 years.

A girl looking into the distance in Nigeria

#EndSars: Unacceptable force suppresses peaceful protest in Nigeria

22 October 2020

The use of brute force against young people peacefully protesting to improve human rights in Nigeria is unacceptable and a huge setback for the country.


#GirlsTakeOver: Girls’ right to education must be protected

16 October 2020

Plan International Nigeria’s teen rights campaigner, Favour, recently took control of the Swedish embassy in Nigeria for a day to advocate for child rights, especially girls' rights to an education, and protection.


10 million reasons for equality in Nigeria

4 February 2020

Plan International Nigeria recently hosted a double public presentation to launch its new strategy and to kick off the Girls Get Equal campaign in the country.

Girls in Nigeria are speaking out against child marriage.

Nigerian teens launch petition to ban child marriage

31 January 2019

Girls in Nigeria are speaking out against child marriage and demanding the government increases marriage age by law.

70 year old man marries 15 year old schoolgirl in Niger

70-year-old Nigerian man marries 15-year-old school girl

14 December 2018

On Monday this week, Nigerian media reported that a man in his 70s had married a 15-year-old girl in Niger State. Photos of the couple – posted on social media – have since sparked outrage across the country.

101 captured Dapchi schoolgirls released

22 March 2018

Hussainu Abdu, Country Director for Plan International Nigeria has responded to news that the majority of the 110 schoolgirls kidnapped by militants in north-east Nigeria have been released.