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The United Nations Children Education Fund (UNICEF) and Ekiti State Government have decried the increasing rate of Female Genital Mutilation, (FGM) in the state.
Governor Dave Umahi gave his assent on Monday, at a ceremony at the Executive Council chambers in Abakaliki. The ceremony was attended by his wife, Rachael and the Speaker of the State House of Assembly.
The UN Women has recognised the Aba women’s riot of 1929 as a noteworthy women-led demonstration, which ignited the revolution in the defence of women’s rights in Nigeria.
Sierra Leone goes to the polls on March 7 for a general election that will select a new president, parliament and local councils.
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.
The Junior Chamber International (JCI) in partnership with the National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, (NAPTIP), yesterday organised a school debate to create awareness on the dangers of child-labour and human-trafficking.
An Islamic Scholar, Sheikh Ahmed Abubakar Gumi, has called on Muslims to accept polio vaccination and other routine immunisation for their children’s wellbeing.
Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, has tipped the Super Eagles to qualify for the round of 16 from Group D.
Novak Djokovic ended his final drought as the former world number one reached his first title match for a year with a 7-6 (7/5), 6-4 win against Jeremy Chardy at Queen's Club on Saturday.
The University of Jos has awarded degrees to 18, 348 graduate students, out of which 165 graduated with Doctor of Philosophy Degrees (PhDs) and 33 others graduated with first class.
US President Donald Trump on Friday cited “an unusual and extraordinary threat” from North Korea’s nuclear arsenal to extend sanctions on Kim Jong Un’s regime, despite touting the success of a historic summit earlier this month.
The Captain of the Super Eagles of Nigeria, John Mikel Obi, has faulted the decision of Croatia to leave out the country’s big names from the final Group D clash against Iceland at the ongoing World Cup.
Danny Rose says England are better prepared for the World Cup than they were for Euro 2016 as the Three Lions build towards their Group G opener with Tunisia.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he would sign an executive order to keep migrant families together at the border with Mexico, amid an escalating uproar over the separation of children from their parents.
First Lady of Edo State, Mrs Betsy Obaseki, said, yesterday, that the girl-child remained a priority if the nation must attain the much talked about national development, stressing the need for government at all levels to embark on reforms on basic education.