Nowadays, we see the onset of puberty between the ages of 9 and 16. Before that, it used to be from maybe age 15, to even age 20. But as a result of industrialisation and commercialisation, we are seeing puberty from as young as seven years old.
There are unique women who wear many hats in different industries. They use their passion and skill set as tools for development and change; Adebimpe Adebara is one of those women.
6 Nov 2020
I read Mr. Adelowo Adebumiti’s article entitled: ‘‘Why sex education is key to reducing gender-based violence’’ (The Guardian, Thursday, October 29, 2020) with great delight. Great delight because I am a teenager myself and very conversant with the subject matter.
29 Oct 2020
Violence-based sexual offences have been on the rise in Nigeria. This year, several high-profile cases of rape and sexual violence have been recorded in the country, some involving students.
13 Oct 2020
The underlying concept of cheating in marriage is the belief that one party is giving away to a stranger what actually belongs to the legal partner, as had been sworn in the marriage ‘‘foregoing all others, but me.’’ The African does not really believe in such forbearance.
12 Oct 2020
There is very little sex education in Nigeria, at least when I was growing up. Most Nigerians learn about sex from peer groups or lecherous adults who exploit
11 Jul 2020
The Coronavirus has in no little way made the world appreciate frontline workers more; people who defy odds to stand in the gap and keep the society safe. Dr. Nimi Ekere is one of such unsung heroes
13 Jun 2020
It was a class mixed with both genders. The moderator’s penetrative eyes suggest he was seriously up to something.
22 May 2020
A 17-year-old wife in Bauchi State has said that she stabbed her husband to death over fear of first time sex. The accused, Salma Hassan, narrated this while being paraded at the police headquarters in Bauchi yesterday.
7 Nov 2019
The vexed issue of sex education in schools to prevent unwanted pregnancies was the centre of discussion at the 10th year anniversary of Marie Stopes International Organisation Nigeria (MSION) at the weekend in Abuja.
13 Jul 2019
Toyin Ndidi Taiwo-Ojo, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ‘Stop the Abuse Against Women and Children Foundation’ and a human rights lawyer, who was violated by her uncle at the age of five-spoke with LAOLU ADEYEMI on issues associated with the crime of rape in the country
5 Aug 2018
"Do not let him touch you. If he does, you will get pregnant." Handed down from parents to children, this common statement was enough to instil fear in the lives of the average African until recently. Sex is a word that is spoken and written with caution, yet accounts for the incidence of rape, pregnancy…