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‘Daughters of Chibok’ screens at 76th Venice Film Festival

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‘Daughters of Chibok’ Joel Kachi Benson’s  first Virtual Reality film is screening at the 76th Venice International Film Festival.


Nigeria News Agency reports that the film is a story of the April 2014,  abduction of 276 female students from Government Secondary School, Chibok in Borno State, Nigeria.

reports that the film is representing Nigeria and Africa, alongside 12 other Virtual Reality (VR) films selected from around the world.

The other countries include France, China, Japan, Australia, United Kingdom, USA, Italy, Taiwan, and Israel who win screen at the festival scheduled to end on Sept. 7.

‘Daughters of Chibok’, which is the first-ever VR film on the infamous Chibok kidnappings, centers on Yana Galang, a woman leader in Chibok, whose daughter was among the kidnapped Chibok girls.

The film is a stark reminder that the traumatic kidnappings of April 2014 are still fresh, and there are women still waiting for their children to be returned.

The 11-minute short film mirrors Galang’s pain as she hopefully awaits the return of her daughter while struggling to live a normal life as a peasant farmer.

Updating fans on the screening, Benson shared videos and photos of himself at the festival with other VR filmmakers on his instagram page @kachibenson.

He said, “Live in Venice at the #venicefilmfestival, where our VR documentary #daughtersofchibok is having a world premiere and representing Nigeria and Africa in the festival’s virtual reality category.

“Feels great to be here…standing shoulder to shoulder with some of the best minds in Virtual Reality filmmaker from across the globe at the 2019 Venice Film Festival. We’re here…representing Naija and Africa.”

Benson also explained the importance of screening the film, adding that the movie was being used to raise funds for the families affected by the Chibok kidnappings.

He said, “From April 14 2014, when the Chibok girls were kidnapped, to date, 33 parents have died as a result of trauma caused by the loss of their children.

“Poverty is added to pain, as most of the mothers of the missing girls are farmers, who can barely scratch enough from the hard Chibok earth to survive and take care of their other children.

“On April 14 2019, to mark the 5th anniversary of the Chibok kidnappings, my team and I released our VR documentary #daughtersofchibok.

“Since then we have been sharing the film with select audiences, with the aim of raising support for the mothers of the missing Chibok girls.

“Last week, thanks to all our partners for their support and donations, we were able to make our first donations of fertilizer to 10 of the Chibok women, in order to help them increase their yield.

“Our goal is to reach all 112 mothers who are still waiting for the return of their daughters, and we won’t stop till we touch each and every one of them.

“We may not be able to bring back their daughters, but we can certainly do something to make their hard lives just a little bit easier,” Benson said.

In 2018, Benson made his first Virtual Reality film, ‘In Bakassi’, a short film that captures the plight of children living with PTSD in Internally Displaced Persons Camps in the northeast region.

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Court remands Pastor for allegedly defiling neighbour’s 2 daughters

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An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday ordered that a 54-year-old pastor, Abayomi Oladele, who allegedly defiled his neighbour’s two daughters, be remanded in a correctional centre, pending legal advice.


Chief Magistrate B.O. Osunsemi, who did not take the plea of the defendant, ordered that he be remanded at the Kirikiri Correctional Facility, Apapa, Lagos.

Osunsemi ordered the police to duplicate the case file to the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecutions, and adjourned the case until Dec. 31.

Oladele, who resides in Ifako–Ijaiye in Lagos, is charged with defilement.

Earlier, the Police Prosecutor, ASP Ezekiel Ayorinde, alleged that the suspect sexually assaulted his neighbour’s daughters, aged eight and 14 in his room.

Ayorinde told the court that the defendant committed the offence in August between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. at his residence.

Ayorinde alleged that the defendant lured the two sisters into his room and defined them.

He submitted that the girls’ mother reported the case at the police station and the defendant was apprehended.

Nigeria News Agency reports that the offence contravenes Section 137 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State 2015, (Revised) and stipulates life imprisonment on conviction.


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Group tasks mothers on healthy adolescent development of daughters

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Pious Safe Haven, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), has called on mothers in the country to educate their daughters on healthy adolescent development.


The Coordinator of the NGO, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Chapter, Hajia Suliat Olayiwola, made the call on Sunday in an interview with Nigeria News Agency in Gwagwalada.

Olayiwola was speaking on the side-lines of a workshop for Muslim Female Teenagers, with the theme: “Fitting into Puberty’’ organised by the NGO.

She said the workshop aimed to educate Muslim teenage girls on hygiene, mensuration and standard morals and on how to fit into Puberty in the country.

According to her, the organisation, a subsidiary of Pius Muslim Women International Organisation (PMWIO), strives to educate, enlighten and empower members to become better Muslimahs, mothers, wives and citizens.

She said that the group also hoped to help sisters uphold their dignity, based on Islamic values and principles and to create a safe haven for the young girls in a loving and caring environment.

“We hope to promote good health and well-being by improving physical, spiritual, financial and mental health of sisters to the appropriate support networks.

“The group strives to provide a safe and welcoming environment to work through issues and feelings for sisters in need.

“Every mother needs to educate her daughter on how to be neat and healthy in her teenage age for healthy adolescent development,’’ the coordinator said.

Olayiwola said that government’s efforts on girl child education was commendable adding that parents also had a greater role to play to enrol their children in the programme.

For her part, Mrs Idia Anibilowo, a member of the NGO said the sensitisation workshop was a worldwide idea and not peculiar to only Muslim teenage girls alone.

Anibilowo called on mothers in the country to ensure that their daughters got proper hygiene and healthy adolescent development for healthy living.

Miss Zainab Awwal, a participant, thanked the NGO for the sensitisation workshop and promised to put the knowledge acquired to proper use. (NAN)


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Group tasks mothers on healthy development of adolescent daughters

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Pious Safe Haven, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), has called on mothers in the country to educate their daughters on healthy development into adolescence.


The Coordinator of the NGO, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Chapter, Hajia Suliat Olayiwola, made the call on Sunday in an interview with Nigeria News Agency in Gwagwalada.

Olayiwola was speaking on the side-lines of a workshop for Muslim Female Teenagers, with the theme: “Fitting into Puberty’’ organised by the NGO.

She said the workshop aimed to educate teenage girls on hygiene, mensuration and standard morals and on how to fit into Puberty in the country.

According to her, the NGO, a subsidiary of Pius Muslim Women International Organisation, strives to educate, enlighten and empower members to become better Muslimahs, mothers, wives and citizens.

She said that the group also hoped to help teenagers to uphold their dignity, based on Islamic values and principles and to create a safe haven for the young girls in a loving and caring environment.

“We hope to promote good health and well-being by improving physical, spiritual, financial and mental health of sisters to the appropriate support networks.

“The group strives to provide a safe and welcoming environment to work through issues and feelings for sisters in need.

“Every mother needs to educate her daughter on how to be neat and healthy in her teenage age for healthy adolescent development,’’ the coordinator said.

Olayiwola said that government’s efforts on girl child education was commendable adding that parents also had a greater role to play to enrol their children in the programme.

For her part, Mrs Idia Anibilowo, a member of the NGO said the sensitisation workshop was a worldwide idea and not peculiar to only Muslim teenage girls alone.

Anibilowo called on mothers in the country to ensure that their daughters got proper hygiene and healthy adolescent development for healthy living.

Miss Zainab Awwal, a participant, thanked the NGO for the sensitisation workshop and promised to put the knowledge acquired to proper use. (NAN)


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Birthday: Davido celebrates daughters’ Imade, Hailey

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Popular Nigerian singer, songwriter and


Record producer, Davido Adeleke a.k.a Davido is celebrating his daughters’ Imade and Hailey as they turned four and two years old respectively.

The Afro-pop musician shared their pictures to mark the day on his instagram handle, @davidoofficial said, “ “My baby is

4!!!!! My First!! U changed my life forever! I love you!! @realimadeadeleke! Great news coming soon to the world!! @aurorabyimade!!! I can’t believe I gotta 4 year old!”

The songwriter earlier threw an elaborate birthday party for his second daughter Hailey in Atlanta, U.S.A

Below are some of the reaction:

@Vivian_nenye: I have so much respect for this guy… he is just a typical of what a father should look like. Even work would never shut down his fatherly duty. I love how he shows them love.

@kunlereal: Choi…to born come dey sweet me.. Fatherhood sweet wen money dey.

@yves_pearl: Reasons why God keeps blessing him… taking care and being there for all his kids

Meanwhile, Davido and Amanda, Hailey’s mums’ picture at the party is currently generating ripples among social media users.

@BROFIGGA, said,’’ And that one wey Dem dey call Chioma go dey for

Nigeria dey form “assurance”.

An anonymous said,’’Black American and Caribbean women never stop sleeping with their baby daddies and if he is a good provider? They add baby no 2, 3, 4… The guy is essentially a human welfare ticket.’’

Another anonymous said: “This is very disrespectful to Chioma ,

@Allimerry: Are they forbidden to take picture together, bcos I dont get it.”

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