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Coding Is As Basic As Reading and Writing for Younger Generations

Coding Is As Basic As Reading and Writing for Younger Generations

Coding is not for the future; it is part of the present. Arming children with knowledge and an understanding of coding is equipping them for everyday life. We consider the reasons for teaching children to code and take a look at such institutions as Nigeria’s 9jacodekids Academy that are doing exactly that. We live in […]

Gender-Based Violence Eradication Is A Collective Effort And Work – First Lady Neo Masisi

Gender-Based Violence Eradication Is A Collective Effort And Work – First Lady Neo Masisi

The nation has been called upon to work collectively to ensure that cases of Gender Based Violence (GBV) including violence against children are wiped out of the society. Speaking at the launch of the National Relationship Study report in Artesia on May 14, First Lady Neo Masisi said she was particularly concerned about the welfare […]

Soldier Dismissed, Paraded For Raping Girl In Front Of Parents

Soldier Dismissed, Paraded For Raping Girl In Front Of Parents

Police in Yobe has put on a parade a solider who raped his victim in front of her parents in Buni Yadi. Private Akhigbe Tijjani, attached to 27 Taskforce Brigade was on a cordon-and-search operation when he entered a girl’s home and raped her in front of her family. Police spokesman ASP Abdulmalik Abdulhafiz said […]

Children And Women Raped, Abused In Prison

Children And Women Raped, Abused In Prison

r food, soap, basic necessities and the promise of freedom An Amnesty International investigation has exposed sexual violence against children and women by security agents and inmates at two high-security prison facilities in Borno State, Nigeria. The harrowing violations took place at Maiduguri Maximum Security Prison and Giwa Barracks where thousands of civilians, including scores […]

UN Security Council Should Stand In Solidarity With Survivors Of Rape In Conflict

UN Security Council Should Stand In Solidarity With Survivors Of Rape In Conflict

There is no excuse for continuing to fail those who have already been victimized – as well as those who continue to be at risk of – devastating levels of sexual violence in conflict The honor bestowed on us by the Norwegian Nobel Committee in late 2018, when we jointly won the Nobel Peace Prize, […]

Trapped In The Bondage Of Greener Pastures – ‘I Am Not For Sale’

Trapped In The Bondage Of Greener Pastures – ‘I Am Not For Sale’

Thousands of Nigerian women and girls are lured to Europe each year by the promise of work, but end up trapped in debt bondage and forced to sell sex Nigeria’s anti-trafficking agency is trying a new approach to preventing women’s exploitation abroad by sharing inspirational stories of women who made it at home, it said […]

Akwa Ibom Blames High Rate Of HIV/Aids On Influx Of Visitors

Akwa Ibom Blames High Rate Of HIV/Aids On Influx Of Visitors

The Akwa Ibom government has attributed the high rate of HIV/AIDS in the state to the influx of visitors. The Nigerian HIV/AIDS Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIIS) shows that Akwa Ibom has the highest prevalence rate of HIV in the country. About 5.5 per cent of the people living with HIV in Nigeria are in […]

Over 177 Girls Drilled In Menstrual Hygiene Management

Over 177 Girls Drilled In Menstrual Hygiene Management

Lilongwe based Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), Young and Brilliant (YAB) has drilled 177 girls in menstrual hygiene management at Chileka community in an effort to clear misconceptions towards menstruation. The Organization which started its operations in 2018 is teaching girls and women issues regarding menstrual hygiene for their welfare and to ensure smooth running of their […]

Women And Babies Are Dying – U.N. Urged To Scale Up Aid As Venezuela Crisis Deepens

Women And Babies Are Dying – U.N. Urged To Scale Up Aid As Venezuela Crisis Deepens

According to an internal U.N. report seen by Reuters last week, about 2.8 million Venezuelans are in need of healthcare Women and babies are dying in Venezuela and disease is rife amid a collapsed health system and severe food shortages, researchers said on Thursday, urging a large-scale United Nations response. A new report by researchers […]

UNICEF To Mop Up Over 500,000 Out-of-School Children In Four Northern Nigerian States

UNICEF To Mop Up Over 500,000 Out-of-School Children In Four Northern Nigerian States

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says it is targeting over 501,749 out-of-school children in four northern Nigerian states in its Educate A Child (EAC) programme. The organisation disclosed this at a two-day media dialogue on Cash Transfers for Improvement of Girls’ Enrolment in Schools on Monday in Kebbi State. The EAC was introduced as […]

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