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Is Polygamy Still Accepted In Nigeria?

I read a news article on BBC website titled, "I married four women to save money". For those interested in the full story, see the link below:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/8292312.stm

Is polygamy accepted in the modern day in Nigeria? Will Nigerians like the idea of polygamy? Has polygamy any gain in Nigeria? Is polygamy about saving money? Is polygamy about having many hands for farm work? etc etc.

It will be nice if we can get contribution from people with experience of polygamy.

Let us discuss this topic in a sensible way.

What do you think?

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why are foreigners so interested in nigeria??

assuming it even translates to improved quality of life for nigerians, might have been a good thing, but no, all we're seeing is worse and worse image despite all the so-called interaction.

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Polygamy is a personal thing in Nigeria not a government thing.

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As long as there are women to marry the married men, polygamy aint going nowhere.

It is demand and supply

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Non is better.

As a matter of fact, i think it is worse, cos in Nigeria the wives are not consulted before the man just bring in another woman as second wife, and now the first wife is treated like dirt in her own home, while the in couple swapping, the woman knows about it and they both decide to do it.

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Polygamy is better than those men in Europe and Americas who swap wives and keep lots of missus.

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More almajiris and alayes.

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Oh yes. . .I dont think anything has changed!

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Some of the contributions here show that there is no problem having many wives. In fact, Nigeria culture and law does not limit the number of wives a man can have.

Let us face the reality. What about the consequence of having more than one wife? I mean the effect of having more than one.

Anyone still there?

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how is the less stressful, when you will still have to account for your movt and play some hide and seek

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no it's being replaced by one wife and mistress(es)

that's less stressful.

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I want to marry four women and have 16 children (4 from each wife).

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There's no point trying to fine-paint Polygamy.

The Man didn't Marry 4 women to save money . . . . . .

Instead, he married 4 women at once to economize.

Polygamy does more harm than good and there's practically li2 or no gain in it.

For every Man there's a woman and not more.

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Polygamy may be seen as old school but that gene is still there hence the unfaithfulness we hear about everyday and the ladies just accept it as the norm as long as the man is putting food on the table.

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last time I checked polygamy is not a crime and the bible does not condemn it either. . . . .

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