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A Law Banning Poor Men From Polygamy. by jmoore(m): 2:41pm On Jul 04
I watched Newsline on NTA yesterday. This man has four wives and 19 children. The family is poor and the kids beg on the streets.



1. There should be a law banning poor men from marrying more than 1 wife.

2. Another law that makes it a criminal offence for a poor man to have more than 2 kids.

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Re: A Law Banning Poor Men From Polygamy. by fulaniHERDSman(m): 2:44pm On Jul 04
Ensure u are not typing from the North. Lest they lynch ye. Punna variety dey sweet them like custard with overdose of peak milk grin

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Re: A Law Banning Poor Men From Polygamy. by Mindlog: 2:47pm On Jul 04
jmoore:
I watched Newsline on NTA yesterday. This man has four wives and 19 children. The family is poor and the kids beg on the streets.



1. There should be a law banning poor men from marrying more than 1 wife.

2. Another law that makes it a criminal offence for a poor man to have more than 2 kids.

Newsline shocked is it still airing?

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Re: A Law Banning Poor Men From Polygamy. by eleko1: 2:47pm On Jul 04
cool such Law can't work in UpNorth
They Follow the lifestyle of MuhamMAD

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Re: A Law Banning Poor Men From Polygamy. by jmoore(m): 2:50pm On Jul 04
Mindlog:

Newsline shocked is it still airing?
Before nko.

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Re: A Law Banning Poor Men From Polygamy. by Mindlog: 2:52pm On Jul 04
jmoore:

Before nko.

The last time I watched it was around 2007/2008! cheesy

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Re: A Law Banning Poor Men From Polygamy. by jmoore(m): 2:56pm On Jul 04
Mindlog:


The last time I watched it was around 2007/2008! cheesy
Once cable subscription expires and power failure is consistent, I have to stick to NTA.

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Re: A Law Banning Poor Men From Polygamy. by Nobody: 3:06pm On Jul 04
jmoore:
I watched Newsline on NTA yesterday. This man has four wives and 19 children. The family is poor and the kids beg on the streets.



1. There should be a law banning poor men from marrying more than 1 wife.

2. Another law that makes it a criminal offence for a poor man to have more than 2 kids.

Point well noted, however, such a law runs into problems

1. Such laws usually lead to things like forced contraception and sterilisation...which always does not end well (India is a good example.)

2.Have you ever heard of eugenics? You are essentially advocating, somewhat imperfectly, that the poor should have less kids while the rich have more kids.

3.Define poverty. It is going to be difficult defining a rule about what constitutes poverty. Is it someone with an income below N100000 or below N300000 per month?

4. No discuassion about improving welfare or job creation.

5.If you want to control how many children the poor should have...pretty soon, you would extend it to the rich.

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Re: A Law Banning Poor Men From Polygamy. by Baronnaire: 3:06pm On Jul 04
What's the definition of POOR?

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Re: A Law Banning Poor Men From Polygamy. by Manny21: 3:06pm On Jul 04
Either rich or poor, polygamy is degrading, disgusting, primitive, un-dignifying, ignominious and backward.

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Re: A Law Banning Poor Men From Polygamy. by Tannhauser(m): 3:07pm On Jul 04
grin

The Law should begin with a definitive definition of a "poor" man.

TenQ

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Re: A Law Banning Poor Men From Polygamy. by Akinsete19(m): 3:07pm On Jul 04
How will poor or rich man be defined?

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Re: A Law Banning Poor Men From Polygamy. by Af0nja: 3:07pm On Jul 04
Yes, in Nigeria, but overall global population is actually on a decline.

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Re: A Law Banning Poor Men From Polygamy. by Think9ja(m): 3:07pm On Jul 04
undecided
Re: A Law Banning Poor Men From Polygamy. by kingthreat(m): 3:07pm On Jul 04
100% supported. Family planning will go a long way.
But Northern Nigeria sees it as an infringement on their religious and sexual rights to restrict the number of their wives or children.
This is the main reasons for boko haram and bandits. Their society keeps having children that they cannot train. Some of these poor northerners do not even know the name of their children. Now if those unloved and abandoned children are brainwashed with an evil ideology and are given guns, won't they become beasts.
Northern Nigeria is a problem. But still will not exempts some other parts of Nigeria that celebrate this outdated school of thought. Alot of sensitization needs to be done and made laws if possible.

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Re: A Law Banning Poor Men From Polygamy. by badoh(m): 3:07pm On Jul 04
Who told you a poor man today can't become a successful man tomorrow?

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Re: A Law Banning Poor Men From Polygamy. by sixpathsofpain: 3:07pm On Jul 04
Ok

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Re: A Law Banning Poor Men From Polygamy. by Baloranking(m): 3:07pm On Jul 04
Hmmm
Re: A Law Banning Poor Men From Polygamy. by Jahzrockballer(m): 3:07pm On Jul 04
Okay
Re: A Law Banning Poor Men From Polygamy. by Greenscientist: 3:07pm On Jul 04
How do you define been poor?

While I understand where you're coming from, our desire for luxury is what is making us to look poor.

Who doesn't want to drive big cars and own big houses?

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Re: A Law Banning Poor Men From Polygamy. by postbmd: 3:08pm On Jul 04
What happens when dey born more

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Re: A Law Banning Poor Men From Polygamy. by SultanOfPuna: 3:08pm On Jul 04
Ok
Re: A Law Banning Poor Men From Polygamy. by latolz: 3:08pm On Jul 04
What is your definition of poor because there is almost no middle class again

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Re: A Law Banning Poor Men From Polygamy. by kponkedenge(m): 3:08pm On Jul 04
Actually there should be a law banning more than 2 kids.

Imagine all these children without a proper home to grow in.... They will only turn to a life of crime and menace to the society.

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Re: A Law Banning Poor Men From Polygamy. by donnie(m): 3:08pm On Jul 04
Nonsense laws .. that's what y'all occupy your barren minds with. This is not Europe, America or China. This is the land of promise and The Most High has blessed us with enough resources to go round everyone. But criminals always want to embezzle all for themselves and their foreign slavemasters.

How about the death penalty for corruption? How about removing the immunity clause? How about a law against exporting of unrefined crude oil? How about a law against government officials seeking health service abroad? How about rewriting the constitution that reflects true Federalism with regionalism and the right of every region for self determination?

If you wicked souls will allow for these changes to take place we will be able to support families even as a big as a soccer team if need be.

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Re: A Law Banning Poor Men From Polygamy. by helinues: 3:08pm On Jul 04
In support

Still wondering how people wey poor still dey get erection

Feeding one mouth self na war, put money aside, the preparation alone na war

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