Category National Issue

Birth Tourism: Pregnant Nigerian Women To Be Denied United States Visa Under New Policy

The United States Government on Thursday gave visa officers more power to block pregnant women abroad including those from Nigeria from visiting America. Under a new rule, the US Department of State directed visa officers to stop “birth tourism” —

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Startling Story Of How Mom-Of-2 Lures Homeless Girls From Churches Into Prostitution In Lagos

It was the end of the road for a 32-year-old mother of two who specialises in luring homeless girls from churches into prostitution in Lagos State. The suspect, identified simply as Busola, was arrested on December 12 by operatives of

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Bittersweet Tales Of Innocent Children Orphaned By Boko Haram Insurgency & Comforted By Fate

Innocent children orphaned by Boko Haram insurgency in the northern part of the country have found succour in a children home in Abeokuta, Ogun State. But the memories of how their parents were brutally murdered by the insurgents remain an

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How The Desire For Male Child Is Causing Maternal Morbidity, Mortality In Nigeria: Read These 3 Women Tales Of Woes

The quest for a male child has resulted in multiple un-spaced pregnancies, in most African countries. This is one of the reasons why many women are dying during childbirth and lots more developing many health problems. Male child preference has

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Ministry Of Women Affairs Reveals Plans To Ban Early Marriage & End Violence Against Women And The Girl-child

The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Dame Pauline Tallen, has revealed the steps the ministry is taking to put an end to early marriages and violence against women and the girl-child, Daily Post gathers. According to the minister,

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‘Declare State Of Emergency On Gender-based Sexual Violence’ -Ekiti First Lady, Bisi Fayemi Tells FG | See Details

Worried at the increasing rate of sexual violence against women and the girl-child in the Country and the seemingly feeble effort at tackling the scourge, the Wife of Ekiti State Governor, Mrs Bisi Fayemi has called on the Federal government

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Why The Fight Against Rape Is Difficult In Nigeria- Ekiti First Lady, Bisi Fayemi Speaks

Bisi Fayemi, wife of Ekiti state governor, Kayode Fayemi, has revealed why the fight against rape is difficult in a country like Nigeria. According to the first lady, who is a Feminist activist and thinker, with experience as a Gender

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WAEC Withdraws 1992, 1993 Candidates’ Certificates, Gives Reasons [Check Out The List]

The West African Examinations Council, WAEC, has released the list of withdrawn certificates of candidates, who were believed to have engaged in malpractices during its examinations held as far back as December 1992 and 1993, Daily Post gathers. WAEC released

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National Association of Resident Doctors Raise Alarm Over Escalating Psychiatric Problems Among Nigerians

Many Nigerians used to view mental health issues as a western problem but that’s not nearly the truth going by the trends in recent years. The number of Nigerians with psychiatric issues is escalating, the National Association of Resident Doctors

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Giant Stride: Nigeria Launches First Sexual Offenders Register

The Federal Government in collaboration with strategic partners has unveiled the Nigeria sexual offenders register. The Nigerian Sexual Offenders Register was launched yesterday, November 25, 2019, and Nigerians have hailed this move as a step in the right direction. The

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Sad Tales Of Kano Children Who Stay Away From School So Their Parents Can Feed (Photos)

A pathetic story has been told of children in Kano state who stay away from school so their parents can feed. At 14, Abubakar Idris (not real name) would pass as a breadwinner for his family in Sabon Gari, Ungogo

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Mental Health In Nigeria: Senate Rises To Duty

The Nigerian government is now on a commemdable path to demystify the scourge of mental health issues as well as create a safe place for sufferers within the country. Nigeria, the world’s 7th largest country has a population of 200 million

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Reps Move To Abolish This Admission Practice In Nigerian Universities Will Greatly Relief Students & Parents

The House of Reps on Wednesday called for a resolution to be passed in favour of freshmen in Nigerian universities. The motion has already passed its first hearing, following which ‘acceptance fee’ paid by students offered admission into various institutions

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Sex For Grades: Wife Of The President, Aisha Buhari Tells What Must Be Done To Curb The Menace

Nigerian First lady, Aisha Buhari has reacted to the recent high profile revelation of sexual abuse cases in institutions of higher learning in the country, which was released by the BBC on Monday October 7th. The documentary titled Sex For

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This Geo-Political Zone Has A HIV Prevalence Rate Significantly Higher Than The National Average- NACA DG, Gambo Aliyu

The Director-General of the National Agency for Control of AIDS (NACA), Dr. Gambo Aliyu, whIle commissioning the agency’s new office yesterday (Nov. 13) revealed that the national prevalence rate for HIV in the country is 1.4 but revealed a worrying

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Female Victims Of Sex Trafficking Relieve Heart-rending Experiences Of Their Near-death Journey To Get Greener Pastures Overseas

Every year, thousands of women and children become victims of sex trafficking in their own countries and abroad. Nigeria is a source, transit, and destination country for women and children subjected to trafficking in persons including forced labor and forced prostitution.

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Mental Health In Nigeria: Amnesty International Decries The Inhumane Treatment & Detention Of Patients In Religious Houses

International Human Rights Group, Amnesty International, has urged the Nigerian Government to ban the violent and dehumanizing practices used against people suffering from Mental health issues in the country. In a damning report, published yesterday, Monday, (Nov. 11), Amnesty International

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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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Bereaved Nigerian Mom, Oyin Gucci Narrates The Horror Of Losing Her 9-Month-Old Son At A Popular Lagos Hospital | Screams For Justice

A Nigerian mother simply identified on Twitter as Oyin Gucci (@gucciOyin) has accused a doctor after her 9-month-old baby allegedly died due to his laggard attitude at the General hospital, Ikorodu, Lagos. According to the bereaved mom, the said doctor

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#SexForGrades: Senate Proposes Bill With 27 Clauses That Will Nail Erring Lecturers

The Senate, on Wednesday, debated a bill which will see to the discouragement of bad behaviour in the form of sex-for-grades in tertiary institutions across  Nigeria. This comes after the viral reports of the investigative documentary  carried out by BBC

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Nigeria Targets Vaccine-Preventable Diseases In Children

Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Dr Emmanuel Osagie, during the National Scientific Conference of the National Association of Community Health Practitioners of Nigeria in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital said on Tuesday that the Federal Government would adopt more radical

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Child Birth Rate In Nigeria: See How The Demographics Vary For Women Based On Their Access To Wealth & Education

The Nigerian Demographic and Health Survey shared key findings on childbirth demographics across Nigerian states. The report highlighted that fertility varies with education and household wealth. While women living in the poorest households have an average of 6.7 children; women

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ALERT! ‘Nigeria may suffer Ebola outbreak soon’ – House Of Reps Warn

Members of the House of Representatives has warned that Nigeria may suffer another Ebola outbreak if measures were not quickly put in place, Daily Post reports. The lawmakers said the federal government is not doing enough to prevent another outbreak

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FG Names The Only 20 Registries Licensed To Conduct Marriages Nationwide

The Federal Government of Nigeria through its Ministry of Interior has said that a lot of the marriages conducted by various registries across the country are null and void. There has always been an argument around whether or not the

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State Government Partners With UNICEF To Abolish Corporal Punishment In Schools

The use of corporal punishment in Nigerian schools has been a controversial issue across the country. While some consider as a necessary measure to instill discipline and foster compliance among students, others disagree, describing the act as inhuman. Critics of

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