Update: "Nigeria's popular and powerful Muslim leader, Emir Sanusi II, has said his emirate is working with Islamic scholars and the respected Bayero University to draft a new law to address marriage-related problems among Muslims in the north.
This will include a ban on forced marriages, and polygamous marriages in which a husband cannot see to the financial well-being of his wives.
The law will also look at divorce, inheritance and the maintenance of children.
In a speech, the emir said he was confident that the law would outline the real position of Islam on marriage-related related issues, including the criminality of domestic violence.
The emir added that the law would state the conditions under which a man would be able to take a second wife.
The draft law is expected be ready soon, and will be submitted to the state government in Kano for approval." (BBC)