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UNICEF: 10 million child marriages may occur before end of decade

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has raised the alarm that 10 million additional child marriages may occur before the end of the decade, threatening years of progress in reducing the practice.
Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) on Wednesday explained why its Director-General, Dr Dakuku Peterside, could not personally appear before a National Assembly (NASS) Joint Committee in Abuja on Tuesday.

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In the year 2008, I co-edited a book, African Women Can Lead, published by Kachifo Limited under its prestige imprint. The book is a collection of essays and presentations made for three editions of the Development and Leadership Institute (DLI)’s “Women in Politics and Leadership” programme. We chose the book’s title after a rigorous debate by the advisory board of the programme.
Kim Kardashian on Friday called out those who bully and body- shame others, recalling her embarrassment when she was attacked for gaining 60 pounds during her first pregnancy.

Kim Kardashian says body-shamers ‘really broke me’ during pregnancy

Kim Kardashian on Friday called out those who bully and body- shame others, recalling her embarrassment when she was attacked for gaining 60 pounds during her first pregnancy.

Medical practitioners to launch N10 billion intervention fund for pregnant women

Medical Practitioners, under the auspices of Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria (AGPMPN), said they are set to launch a N10bn-intervention fund to take care of challenges of pregnant women and aged people within and outside the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.

Life expectancy in Nigeria now 54 years – doctors

Harsh living conditions in Nigeria have now put life expectancy at 54 years, the Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria (AGMPN) has said.
Vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi told Sky News that the target, which involves inoculating 13.9 million people against COVID-19, was a “Herculean effort”.

Minister: UK dealing with ‘Tsunami’ of coronavirus misinformation

The UK government has set up a unit to deal with the “tsunami” of misinformation surrounding COVID-19 vaccines in social platforms, deliver accurate information to ethnic communities reluctant to take the jab.
Popular actress, Etinosa Idemudia, has opened up on how she battled Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) for seven years before she finally conceived.

Etinosa Idemudia: I waited for seven years to get pregnant

Talking about the effects of breastfeeding on her boobs, the actress said, “I am breastfeeding heavily and I am already seeing the sagging effects but I don’t care. To me, the breasts were made for this purpose, so why hoard it from my own child. Motherhood is the highest sense of responsibility and it requires changes, especially with one’s first child.”
Popular Nigerian singer, Omawumi Megbele aka Omawonder, has cleared the air on pregnancy rumours.

Omawumi: I am not pregnant

Popular Nigerian singer, Omawumi Megbele aka Omawonder, has cleared the air on pregnancy rumours.

Court remands father in prison for impregnating 17 year old daughter

A 36-year-old man, Peter Moses has been ordered to be remanded in prison by a Chief Magistrate court sitting in Ore, Ondo State for allegedly raping and impregnating his daughter.
A statement by the WGH and YONM named the four Nigerian women as Mary Ozuruonye Agholor, Edidiong Asanga, Emmanualla Inah, and Onyinyechi Susan Madu.

Four Nigerian women named among 100 global outstanding nurses, midwives

“During the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, amidst a global pandemic, the courageous work of Nurses and Midwives deserves, more than ever, to be honored—not just by applause. Let us use the stories of their everyday heroism and service to call for all countries to invest in decent work and a new social contract for nurses and midwives as part of their commitment to health for all,” it explained.
The African Development Bank, AfDB, says it has approved a 70 million dollar loan for a road project in Ebonyi. The bank said on its website on Friday that it would provide $40 million, while its co-financier, the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF), would contribute $30 million for the project.

AfDB grants $11.26 million for women, girls’ education in Chad

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved a grant of $11.26 million to the Government of Chad to finance the Girls’ Education and Women’s Literacy Project – the bank’s first grant exclusively targeting women and girls.
Former supermodel Stella Tennant killed herself because she “felt unable to go on,” according to her relatives.

Iconic British model Stella Tennant passes on at 50

While Tennant was first known for her signature tousled pixie haircut, androgynous features, and commanding six-foot-tall presence—as well as her longstanding creative relationships with fashion legends from Steven Meisel to Karl Lagerfeld—her passion for sculpture, environmental causes, and her home country of Scotland were what eventually became closest to her heart.
Chief Executive Officer of Asher Kings and Queens Restaurant in Kaduna State, Aisha Mercy Yakubu, has denied plans to hold a sex party, threatening to seek redress over the demolition of her restaurant.

Sex party: Kaduna government illegally demolished my restaurant – Aisha Yakubu

Chief Executive Officer of Asher Kings and Queens Restaurant in Kaduna State, Aisha Mercy Yakubu, has denied plans to hold a sex party, threatening to seek redress over the demolition of her restaurant.
Nicki Minaj is getting honest about motherhood. The “Barbie Dreams” rapper celebrated her son turning three months old on Wednesday with an impromptu fan Q&A.

Nicki Minaj shares her birthing story, admits breastfeeding is ‘very painful’

Nicki Minaj is getting honest about motherhood. The “Barbie Dreams” rapper celebrated her son turning three months old on Wednesday with an impromptu fan Q&A.
Nollywood actress, Ini Dima-Okojie, has revealed that she was diagnosed with fibroid in 2017 and how she had battled with the situation.

Nollywood actress recounts fibroid experience

Nollywood actress, Ini Dima-Okojie, has revealed that she was diagnosed with fibroid in 2017 and how she had battled with the situation.
After making a good show of his soccer career with numerous laurels to show for his efforts, German international Thomas Muller and his wife Lisa have ventured into horse sperm business.

Thomas Muller and wife venture into horse sperm business

After making a good show of his soccer career with numerous laurels to show for his efforts, German international Thomas Muller and his wife Lisa have ventured into horse sperm business.
Demonstrators in favour of legalizing abortion react after the senate passed an abortion bill, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, December 30, 2020. REUTERS-Matias Baglietto

Argentina Senate votes to legalize abortion

Argentina’s Senate voted on Wednesday to legalize abortion, a first for a big country in Latin America and a triumph for women’s rights campaigners achieved over the visceral objection of the Catholic Church.
Abortion-rights activists outside Congress in Buenos Aires celebrate Wednesday after the Senate approved a bill legalizing the prodcedure.

Argentina abortion: Senate votes in favour of legalisation

Argentina’s Congress has legalised abortions up to the 14th week of pregnancy.
An abortion-rights activists in favour of an abortion bill going through Congress, smokes outside the legislative building during a demonstration in Buenos Aires [Victor R Caivano-AP Photo]

Argentina on the cusp of historic vote to legalise abortion

Argentina is marching towards what could be a historic moment as the Senate considers a bill to legalise abortion that, if approved, would make the Latin American country a leader on reproductive rights in the region.
President Alberto Fernández proposed the bill which would permit abortions to be carried out up to the 14th week of pregnancy.

Argentina abortion legalisation bill passes key vote

Politicians in Argentina have voted yes to a bill that brings the largely Catholic country one step closer to legalising abortion, a change long-sought by women’s rights activists.

ICC chief prosecutor accuses Nigerian security forces of war crimes

Ms. Bensouda in a statement on Friday said her office’s preliminary investigation showed Nigerian security forces, alongside members of Boko Haram, committed grave crimes against humanity and will pursue their prosecution.
UNFPA disclosed this in a statement by its Executive Director, Dr Natalia Kanem, in Abuja to mark the 2020 World AIDS Day with the theme, “Ending the HIV-AIDS Epidemic- Resilience and Impact.”

UNFPA: Over 9.5 million Nigerian girls not in school

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and education experts have called equal opportunities for girls and women to access quality education in order to actualise their potentials in the society, stating that 9.5 million girls aged between 10 and 17 are out-of-school in the country.

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The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, disclosed this at a press briefing in Abuja.

Nigeria threatens to ban flights from UAE, Netherlands

The task force said the Ministry of Aviation and its relevant agencies have been mandated to take the necessary reciprocal measures as may be permissible under the laws and other international obligations expected to be discharged against Emirates airlines operating from the UAE and other airlines from The Netherlands.
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is refusing to dream of a late title push, believing Manchester City are “too far ahead” despite yesterday’s superb derby win.

Manchester United boss rules out late title push despite derby win

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is refusing to dream of a late title push, believing Manchester City are “too far ahead” despite yesterday’s superb derby win.

NIOB, PSN, 28 others seek more roles for Nigerian professionals

Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB), Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) as well as 28 other bodies under the umbrella of the Association of Professional Bodies of Nigeria (APBN) have called for more patronage of indigenous professionals.
Africa Development Bank (AfDB) is planning to invest $10 billion for the expansion of renewable energy projects in the continent, over the next five years.

AfDB approves $1.3 million grant for female financial inclusion research in Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved two grants worth $1.3 million for research aimed at increasing women’s access to a range of digital financial services on the continent.
Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has confessed that his boys were tired and not ready to play and paid dearly for the defeat against Brighton.

Jurgen Klopp hopes for respite for struggling Liverpool

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hopes a change of competition will give his side a break from their wretched Premier League form that has put their chances of a top-four finish in jeopardy.

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INEC: Revising, altering constituencies based on 2006 census inappropriate

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said revising or altering constituencies based on 15-year-old (2006 census) population data is ‘’inappropriate”, saying the well-known rapidity of population changes in Nigeria will make nonsense of any outcome.

NERC orders DisCos to replace obsolete meters

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has mandated the electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) to replace faulty and obsolete meters for their customers.
Chelsea are making a frantic effort to replace Tammy Abraham with the Bundesliga and Borussia Dortmund striker, Erling Haaland.

Erling Haaland set to reject Chelsea transfer, eyes bigger club

Dortmund Norwegian striker Erling Haaland is reportedly set to reject the chance to join Chelsea as he doesn’t consider the Blues a big enough club.
FILE PHOTO - Johnny Chiang, the newly elected chairman of Taiwan's main opposition Kuomintang Party (KMT), speaks during a news conference in Taipei, Taiwan March 7, 2020. REUTERS-Fabian Hamacher

Taiwan opposition chief in no rush for China meeting

The leader of Taiwan’s main opposition party the Kuomintang (KMT) said on Tuesday he is in no rush to travel to China to meet President Xi Jinping, and that Beijing’s proposals to get Taiwan to accept Communist rule had “no market” on the island.
Pictures of Chinese President Xi Jinping overlook a street ahead of the National People's Congress (NPC), in Shanghai, China March 1, 2021. REUTERS-Aly Song

China’s electoral reform ‘earthquake’ set to upend Hong Kong politics

China’s plan to dramatically reform Hong Kong’s electoral system, expected to be unveiled in a parliamentary session in Beijing starting this week, will upend the territory’s political scene, according to more than a dozen politicians from across the spectrum.