Category Girl Child

Shocking Reactions Of Some Nigerians To The Rape & Murder Of UNIBEN Student, Uwa Omozuwa Is An Eye-Opener

The rape and murder of UNIBEN undergraduate, Uwa Vera Omozuwa, has angered every right-thinking person, however, a few people have shared some shocking comments in reaction to the assault. These type of shocking comments are eye-openers to the fact that

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Singer Djinee Explains How Fault-Lines In The Parenting Of Boys Is Fostering Rape Culture In Nigeria

Singer Djinee has said parents need to do better in raising their sons after 22-year-old UNIBEN student, Uwa Omozuwa, was brutalized, raped, and murdered while reading inside a church in her school. Uwa’s assault has been widely condemned by Nigerians

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See Why Actress Genevieve Nnaji’s Tweet Defending Women Was Met With Rage On Twitter

Veteran actress,Genevieve Nnaji has reacted to the tragic murder of 17-year-old Tina Ezekwe and Uwa Omozuwa, 22. Tina was shot dead by trigger-happy police officers on May 26 in Lagos while Uwa, a 100-level student at the University of Benin

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Women’s Rights Advocate, Adebola Tolulope Adeoti Addresses Fundamental Gender Issues Surrounding Women And The Girl-child | A Must Read

Lawyer and a women’s rights advocate, Adebola Tolulope Adeoti was subjected to experiences of gender inequality from a young age. These unpleasant events spurred her passion to seek avenues to educate women and advocate for their rights. She is the

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Al-Jazeera Uncovers The Moving Story Of Two Young Girls, Miriam & Roda, Tricked Into Baby Factory Slavery and Their Survival

When you are done reading the story of the two young girls in focus, the one question that will linger is ‘what could be more cruel?’  Two girls, Miriam and Roda (not real names) who ended up in IDP camps

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Nigerian Writer, Nate Nwajei Speaks On The Ripple Effect Of Setting The Bar Low When Raising Boys Compared To Girls

A Nigerian writer, Nate Nwajei is of the opinion that society sets really low standards for raising boys compared to girls. The implication, Nate explains is that as long as the society continues on that path where it excuses bad

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Nigerian Woman, @tillytate20 Recounts How She Found Out Her Uncle Groomed Her In Hopes She Would Award Him With Her Virginity

A Nigerian lady has narrated her near sexual-abuse experience with an ‘uncle’ whom she saw as a mentor, confidant, and friend. According to @tillytate20, she was particularly close to this ‘uncle’ of hers because he was the “kind of uncles

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Sierra Leone Lifts Ban On Pregnant Girls Attending School

In 2015, a rise in rape, abuse, and poverty during the deadly Ebola outbreak fueled a spike in teenage pregnancies. Consequently, a ban on pregnant girls going to school was introduced in Sierra Leone. The ban was overturned on Monday,

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See Why Nigerian Girl, Praise Chukwumaife Has Taken To Social Media To Disown Her Parents

A Nigerian girl who goes by the name Madam Praizzy on social media has accused her parents, Bishop Jude Nkemdilim Chukwumaife and Pastor Favor Agaezi Chukwumaife of abusing her sexually and physically. Praise otherwise identified as Madam Praizzy who shared

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Twitter User, @eketiette Calls The Consciousness Of Society To The Plight Of Female Prisoners

A Twitter user, @eketiette has raised a subject of concern and wants society to pay mind to how the lopsided standards employed in raising men and women is subjecting vulnerable women to painful realities. @eketiette shared that she recently began

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Teens Taking Oral Contraceptive At Increased Risk Of Depressive Symptoms- Research

Ever since birth control pills became available, researchers have been trying to understand the link between its use and moods. A new study led by investigators at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) and Leiden University

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Davido’s Baby Mama, Sophia Momodu Pens Thoughtful Note To Young Mothers

Single mum, Sophia Momodu, has written a thoughtful post to other young mothers and she’s asking them to prioritize self love and to thrive despite the African culture and traditions which she says are unique but can also be very

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Nigerian Doctor, Afolabi Odunsi Explains Why Boys Outperform Girls In Mathematics

A medical doctor, Afolabi Odunsi, has given reasons why boys do better in mathematics and sciences than their girl counterparts and he believes the scale can be balanced with the effort of teachers. Odunsi, who was the guest speaker at

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Russian Girl, 13, ‘pregnant with 10-year-old boyfriend’s baby’ Says Ultrasound Image Of Her Baby Has Made Her Even More Ready To Become A Mum

A pregnant 13-year-old Russian girl who says the father of her unborn child is a 10-year-old boy has become popular online following news of her pregnancy. The schoolgirl mum-to-be is now looking for sponsors so she can become an online influencer.

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Gospel Artiste, Olive Praise Highlights Ways In Which Mothers May Be Unknowingly Sexualising Their Daughters

A Nigerian gospel musician, Olive Praise has cautioned parents, particularly, mothers against sexualizing their daughters. The artiste shared that by putting certain kinds of clothes on female children and other practices meant for adults, parents are actively exposing children to

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Society for Family Health (SFH) Is Championing Access To Contraceptives For Adolescent Girls | Do You Approve?

While you have the best thoughts and maybe even believe you have left no stone unturned in educating your girl child on sexuality, reproductive health and the social impact of both; a health advocacy group is saying you can’t be

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Federal Government Exempts Sanitary Pads, 19 Other Staples From VAT Hike

Come Feburary 1 2020,  the new valued added tax (VAT) increase proposed by the  The Federal Government will take effect. President Muhammadu Buhari a couple of weeks ago signed the Finance Act to increase the government’s revenue base, this translates

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7 Life Changing Rules To Raise Your Girl And Boy Child By- Life Coach, Solomon Buchi Writes

Life coach, Solomon Buchi has reached out to parents in a new post he shared via his Twitter account. Buchi in his post sought to help parents raise children who will grow into balanced adults, irrespective of their gender. According

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President Buhari Reiterates His Commitment To End Child Marriage

President Buhari yesterday, Thursday, January 16 reiterated his commitment towards ending child marriage in Nigeria. The President also said social inclusion is a key priority of his government with particular emphasis on the education of the girl child who is

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Suicide Note Left By 15-Year-Old Girl Is A Moral Instruction For All Parents

A 15-year-old girl has completely blindsided her parents and taken her own life but her suicide note is an eye-opener; one that reveals it was her parents that first blindsided her. The heartbreaking note left by the teenage girl showed

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Marlian Cult: The Troubling New Trend Among Girls In Secondary Schools

The whole idea of the ‘Marlian’ movement is informed by Nigerian Afro-pop singer Naira Marley who has gained quite a following among the regular and elite music lovers in Nigeria. Known for his lewd lyrics, imagery and even trouble with

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Aliyu Jalal Writes On Why The Northern Nigerian Girl Is Mostly In Need Of Sex Education

There has been much outcry about the plight of the girl child in Nigeria but particularly in northern Nigeria, and while it seemed that it bothered everyone else except the northerners, a young man from the northern extraction has spoken

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”Don’t force marriage on your daughters”- Bauchi Emir, Rilwanu Adamu Charges Parents In His Community To Raise The Self-esteem Of The Girl Child

The Emir of Bauchi, Dr. Rilwanu Suleiman Adamu, has warned parents and guardians in his community against street hawking and compulsory marriage of the girl-child. The Royal father gave the warning during the graduation ceremony of 448 girls, who were

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Emir Of Bauchi, Dr Rilwanu Adamu Harps On The Dangers Inherent In Early Marriage Of The Girl-child

Dr Rilwanu Adamu has warned against the dangers inherent in early and compulsory marriage of the girl-child by parents. Dr Adamu, who is the current Emir of Bauchi, argued that such a practice portended grave danger for the would-be young

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Kano State Governor Reveals How New Education Policy Will Protect Girls In The State From Underage Marriages

Kano State Governor, Abdulahi Ganduje, has revealed that the education policy in the state has reduced the menace of child-bride in the state. The governor disclosed this on Sunday night during the 2019 Human Rights Summit/Award with the theme, ‘Adopting

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