Category Girl Child

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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Here’s Why World Organisations, EU And UN Are Asking Schools To Include Anger Management In Basic & Civil Education

The European Union, United Nations and the federal government have called for the inclusion of anger management in the curriculum of basic and civil education. Also, in its on- going tripartite collaboration, which is known as the Spotlight Initiative in

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Wife Of Nigeria’s Vice President, Dolapo Osinbajo Delivers Message Of Hope To Out-Of-School Girls

The wife of Nigeria’s vice president, Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo has admonished young women and girls with a truly beautiful message in hopes that they will become better versions of themselves as well as be better positioned to harness their potentials.

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Bright Okpocha, Basket Mouth Releases Statement After A Joke He Made About Rape Years Ago Put Him In Hot Water

Comedian and dad, Bright Okpocha aka Basket Mouth has released a statement in reaction to being removed as an ambassador for the European Union in Nigeria’s campaign against Sexual and Gender-Based Violence. The comedian was one of the Nigerian celebrities

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Forced To Marry As Teens, Raped In Their Matrimonial Homes: Nigerian Women Narrate Their Ordeals To Highlight The Dangers Surrounding The Survival Of Women & The Girl Child

Abuse in all its forms is a daily reality for many Nigerian children, women, and girls. Although both women and men experience violence, evidence suggests that the risk factors, patterns and consequences of violence against women and girls are different

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Nigerian Woman Raped By Her Shares Her Story To Highlight The Dangers Surrounding The Survival of The Girl Child

Writing about an experience she said took so much courage talk about, a Nigerian woman is using her story of abuse by her father and other men with the aim of highlighting the dangers surrounding the survival of the girl

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Child Brides: Emir of Shonga, Haliru Yahaya On Why Northerners Are Resisting The Legal Age Of Consent

HRH (Dr.) Haliru Yahaya, has said the North is uncomfortable with the 18 years cut-off age set for girls to become marriageable in the Child Rights Act, saying the region feels it is being gagged by the law. The Emir

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Child Marriage: UNICEF Ranking Puts Nigeria Far Ahead Of Other Nations In The Sabotage Of The Girl Child

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has released concerning information concerning the issue of child marriages in Nigeria. According to UNICEF, Nigeria’s practice of child marriage has ended the educational strive of 23 million girls and women married as child

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“I was 16 years old and a stark illiterate when I married my husband”- Bauchi State First Lady, Aishatu Mohammed Speaks On Fighting To Get An Education

Aishatu Mohammed, the wife of Bauchi Governor, Bala Mohammed has revealed that she had no formal education when she married her husband. The First Lady made the revelation on Saturday at a Youth Talk ceremony organised in commemoration of the

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Nigerian Dad, Abubakar Suleiman Raises Valid Concerns From What He Observed While Reading To His Daughter

A doting Nigerian father, Abubakar Suleiman has shared his concerns about what he observed from reading to his daughter. The forward-thinking dad was surprised to see that the various storybooks written for little girls were wrongly themed in his opinion.

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Gender-Based Violence: Girl-Child, Women In North East Now Have Safe Space – UNFPA

UN Population Fund (UNFPA) has disclosed that it has restored safe space for women and the girl-child in the North East through its programme tagged “Call to Action on Protection from Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in Emergencies.’’ Its Media Associate, Kori

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Ekiti Community Officially Renounces Practice Of Female Genital Cutting (FGM/C)

This is great news! The people of Ilawe-Ekiti, Ekiti South West Local Government Area of Ekiti State, on Friday officially renounced the evil practice of Female Genital Cutting or Mutilation (FGM). According to News Agency of Nigeria, Oba Adebanji Alabi,

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