Category Girl Child

Despite The Odds Stacked Against The Nigerian Girl-child, Ifeyinwa Ezeudu Challenges Other Dreamers With Her Inspiring Story

A beautiful Nigerian woman identified as Ifeyinwa Ezeudu, has taken to social media to share her success story which has now begun serving as a source of inspiration to a lot of people. According to Ifeyinwa, when she was 14

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FG Raises Concern Over Number Of Girls Dropping Out Of School Due To Pregnancy

The Federal Government has expressed concern over the rate at which young girls drop out of school, especially in rural areas due to unwanted pregnancy. The theme of the event was, ‘Advancing the role of women in nuclear energy and

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Experts Suggest 5 Ways Girls And Parents Can Identify Potential Predators

No parent would imagine having their child raped or fall into the hands of a sexual predator. The thought of it is depressing. The act will not only wreak emotional havoc on the parent and victim; in many cases, it

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Six Years After Terrorist Abduction Of School Girls, WAEC Finally Conducts Exams In Chibok

Chibok Local Government of Borno State is now participating in the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WAEC) for the first time in 6 years. The Borno local government is now participating in the examination after over 200 schoolgirls were

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How Parents & Society Can Help Adolescent Girls Make Better Reproductive Health Choices

The Regional Manager of Adolescent 360 Project, Mr. Tunde Ogungbenro, has urged governments at all levels, parents and community leaders to educate adolescent girls on their reproductive health to avoid teenage pregnancies. The project was sponsored by the Society for

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Actor, Charles Mmaduka On Why He’s Looking Forward To Having Daughters Only

Nollywood actor Don Charles Mmaduka, popularly known as Pitakwa has made a shocking revelation on why he would want to have only female children. The prolific actor revealed his obsession with having daughters in a recent interview with Gift Adene of

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Born And Bred On Dumpsite, Violated By Area Boys: Read The Heart-wrenching Story Of Pelumi Olamide Who Fate Has Served Its Raw Cruel Deal All Her 14 Years On Earth

When you hear or read about other people’s stories, you will be thankful for your life. The girl pictured above, Pelumi Olamide was born innocent like every one of us. But for her, fate has served her raw cruel deal

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Zimbabwe Makes Progressive New Policy In Favour of Pregnant School Girls

Zimbabwe has made an impressive new policy in favour of pregnant teenagers who are still schooling. The Zimbabwean government has now made it illegal for schools to expel pupils who get pregnant, a measure aimed at tackling gender inequality in

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Supreme Court’s Decision Upholding The Right Of Female Children To Inheritance Divides The Igbos

The Supreme Court in a landmark decision, has upheld the right of a female child to inherit properties of her father. By this decision, the apex court has voided the Igbo age-long law and custom which forbid a female child

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This Unique Encounter Between An Uncle, His & A Stranger Is Where We Should All Be

After having a unique encounter involving his niece and a complete stranger on the road somewhere in Nigeria, a man identified simply as Ebuka is sharing this experience to raise awareness on the need to be on a complete lookout

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Girl Child Who Rewarded Her Parents Faith In Her Earns The Love Of Online Users After She Shared Her Remarkable Story

A woman has narrated how she rewarded her parents for investing in her education, despite advice from people who told them that a girl child education was a waste and will only benefit her in-laws. @NqobaKonkhe said her father was

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Celebrity Mum-of-Three, Hadiza Blell (Di’Ja) Suggests What Must Be Done To End Child Marriage

Singer/mum-of-three, Hadiza Blell aka Di’ja has once again lent her voice to the social and psychological concerns that child marriages pose to young girls and the ripple effect that the practice generates on the society. The songstress took to her

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Nigerian Girls Who Suffered From Period Poverty Describe Their Horrible Experiences

Period Poverty is when girls cannot afford a sanitary pad or tampons mostly because of financial constraints. It is a cogent issue affecting women and girls who don’t have access to safe, hygienic sanitary products, and/or who are unable to

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Nigerian Activist, Lolo Cynthia Reveals How She’s Handling Her Recent Discovery That She Was Circumcised As A Child

Nigerian activist, Lolo Cynthia Ihesie has revealed that she recently discovered that she was circumcised and she was hurt by the discovery. The former Rave TV presenter said she was teaching her younger sisters about Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) when

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Akwa Ibom Governor, Emmanuel Udom Empowers Judges To Do This To Rapists In The State

Governor Emmaneul Udom has signed the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Law , VAPPL, 2020, which empowers judges to hand down life imprisonment to anyone convicted of rape in Akwa Ibom state. The state’s commissioner for agriculture and women affairs, Glory Edet who spoke

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Experts To Parents: How To Protect Your Girl-child From Potential Rapists

The sad events in recent times should teach parents the need to by all means protect their daughters from rape. In the past few weeks in the country, the issue of rape has been on the front burner when on

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For Mocking Her Over The Loss of Her Virginity, Facebook User, Funke Adeyanju Narrates The Revenge Plan A Teenager Hatched Against Her Friends

A Nigerian University student who was allegedly mocked for losing her virginity has been linked to the gang-rape of two female friends of her by 7 boys. Facebook user, Funke Adeyanju who shared the story on Facebook, said the incident

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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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