How to get married in Nigeria
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Nigerian marriage bureau has been the subject of much controversy after it was revealed that it was only able to register new couples by signing marriage contracts with relatives who had been living abroad.
The bureau, which was set up in 2016, has also been criticised for refusing to register marriages of couples with foreign partners.
But the bureau has since revised its website to include the details of new couples and to introduce a system that will allow them to register as soon as they are born.
In a statement, the bureau said it was updating its website “to make it easier to register the new couples as soon they are registered and to provide information about the new marriage contract”.
The bureau also said it would continue to accept applications from new couples, as the process for registering marriages in Nigeria is still being worked out.
In February, the government announced plans to open a legal centre in the capital, Abuja, which would become the first such centre in Africa.
It has also launched a project to provide legal assistance to people who want to change their name.
The new project is expected to be launched in 2018.
The government is also working on a program to increase the number of registered marriages by more than one per cent, the Bureau of Marriage and Family said.
Nigeria is Africa’s biggest country by population and has the highest number of married couples in Africa, according to the World Bank.
In the country, the total number of marriages has more than doubled from just under 2.2 million in 2008 to more than 3.3 million in 2020, according the UN Population Fund.
But it is difficult to get a marriage contract signed without relatives, as Nigeria is a Muslim country.
The marriage bureau is the first of its kind in Africa where people have been able to legally change their gender in order to marry.
The country has a large number of people who are not allowed to get legally married in Muslim-majority countries, such as Sudan, Somalia and Yemen.
“The government needs to work on establishing more opportunities for the country to become a model of gender equality,” said Ibrahim Abu, who works as a marriage counsellor.
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