A colossus lives on: Remembering Prof. Babatunde Osotimehin
It was 11pm on the night of Sunday, 4th June 2017. My phone rang, and a cursory look at the name of the caller aroused my curiosity. Dr. Babajide Osotimehin, my Boss’ first son is by every standard...
UNICEF holds workshop on cash transfer to boost girl-child education
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has organised a two-day media dialogue for journalists on ‘Educate A-Child on Cash Transfer’ programme in northern Nigeria. The programme, which was in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, was held at Dankani Hotel in Sokoto State. Fielding questions from newsmen, the UNICEF Education Specialist in…
Let’s stop reducing the girl-child to a dollar amount
There is no surprise that investing in girls and youth population will have a catalytic and multiplier effect. However, only a tiny fraction of international aid dollars is spent-and spent effectively-on needs specific to adolescent girls and youth population. In order to ensure money from various stakeholders are directed toward the development of the girl-child…
African countries must tackle girl-child plight
African countries must demonstrate the political will to fulfil their treaty and constitutional obligations to solving the girl-child’s plight. This was the submission of participants at the roundtable discussion, held by the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) at the sideline of the United Nations Commission for the Status of Women 62, recently. They agreed…
British government, Lagos drum support for girl-child empowerment
The British Deputy High Commissioner in Lagos, Laure Beaufils, has expressed the commitment of the British government to help address the numerous challenges confronting the girl child in Nigeria and empower them to achieve their goals. This was revealed during the formal launch of “Educating Nigerian Girls In New Enterprises (Engine II),” on Tuesday, where…
Kogi government promises quality education for girl child
Kogi government on Friday, promised commitment to ensure that every girl-child in the state received quality education that would make her a better person in life. The Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs Bolanle Amupitan, made the pledge at a day workshop in Lokoja. Tagged: “The Importance of a Girl-Child”, the event was…
India has 21 million 'unwanted' girls
The desire of Indian parents for sons has created an estimated 21 million "unwanted" girls because couples keep having children until they produce a boy, the government said Monday.
Katsina government, UNICEF partner on girl-child education
Katsina state government has concluded plans to partner the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to boost enrolment of Out-of-School Children (OSC), particularly the girl-child. Reports of substantial number of OSC in Nigeria, especially in the northern part of the country, prompted the partnership. The state government announced that it has concluded plans with UNICEF to…
Alumni make case for girl -child education in Edo
The Saint Maria Goretti Girls’ Grammar School Old Girls Association (SMAGOGA) has called for investment and encouragement in the girl -child education, a development it said would boost national development considering the roles women play in national development.
Group cautions young women on hygiene
Founder and executive director of the initiative, Binta Shehu, gave the advise while addressing over 1500 secondary schools’ girls at the occasion of International girl child day in Kano.
Group tasks NASS on legislation to support girl child education
Nike Ajagbe, the Proprietor of Habitation of Hope, an NGO in Minna, on Friday, called on the National Assembly to introduce a legislation that would encourage and support girl child education in the country .