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The Enugu State chief of field office, United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, Dr. Ibrahim Conteh, has commended the wife of Ebonyi State Governor, Mrs. Rachel Umahi for her commitment in the fight against Female Genital Mutilation and Cutting (FGM/C) leading to the reduction of the practice in the state by 20%.
Somaliland has issued a “fatwa”, or religious edict, banning Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), paving the way for the breakaway region to pass legislation against the internationally condemned practice.
Eighty-six million young girls may experience Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) globally by 2030, if actions are not taking to prevent it, the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) has said.
The Wife of Lagos State Governor, Mrs Bolanle Ambode, has urged government at all levels to formulate the right policy for the eradication of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Nigeria by 2030.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called for an end to the practice of female genital mutilation, which he said is “a gross violation of the human rights of women and girls.”
A non-governmental organisation under the aegis of Novel Association for Youth Advocacy (NAYA) has advocated for zero tolerance to female genital mutilation, beginning with the youths.
Wizkid, Davido, the undefeated heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua, Kenny Blaq and Nancy Isime, emeged some of the winners at The Future Awards Africa 2017 held in Lagos on Saturday.
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has called for a nationwide effective enforcement of the laws prohibiting Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) toward enhancing societal development.
Ebonyi State government has said it will strengthen its partnership with the Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki (FETHA) in the provision of healthcare services to the people.
Lead Consultant with Save Visions Africa, Dr Peter Okereke, has said that the continued practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Nigeria violates the Child Rights Act signed into law in 2011.
Nigeria’s leading carrier Air Peace on Friday set a new record with the arrival of its newly acquired Boeing B777-200 aircraft, becoming the first and only Nigerian airline to procure and register the brand of airliner in the country.
The Chairman of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Victor Ndoma-Egba, has said the commission would partner with Innoson Kiara Academy in training Niger Delta youth.
Zimbabwe's main opposition, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party's spokesperson Obert Gutu, has reportedly quit amid growing succession battles.
Roman Catholics in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday heeded a call by Pope Francis to pray for peace, two days ahead of a planned protest against the regime.
Nigeria is building what will be Africa’s biggest and most lucrative Free To Air Television platform, with the ongoing transition from analogue to digital television in the country, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said.
At least five teachers, including a vice principal, were allegedly injured when students of Zappa Secondary School, Asaba, Delta State, embarked on a spontaneous protest over the transfer of the school principal by State authorities.
The Special Court created by the Federal High Court to try terrorism cases sitting Wawa detention facility in Kainji yesterday concluded the trial of about 301 suspects.
The Catholic Bishop Conference of Nigeria, CBCN, has elected a new president to replace the Archbishop of Jos Catholic Diocese, Ignatius Kaigama.
The Governor of Nasarawa State, Tanko Al-Makura, has said that his administration is not at war with Benue State over the implementation of the anti-open grazing law.