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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.

Myriam and her 2-year-old twins Awa and Adam.

Lake Chad Crisis: Millions remain in desperate need of aid

2 March 2018

One year after Oslo Conference funds forestalled famine in the Lake Chad Basin, millions of people are still in desperate need of aid. 

Children queue for food at ECCD centre.

Urgent action needed: 20 million face famine

10 August 2017

Plan International has joined the UN Security Council’s call to all parties in South Sudan, north-east Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen to urgently enable delivery of life-saving aid to millions trapped in conflict.

Lake Chad Crisis: Generation of Nigeria's children miss out on education

22 May 2017