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  •   Teachers School girls in Bauchi on Friday called for increase in female teachers in schools across the state to encourage girl child education and retention in schools The Nigeria News Agency reports that the representative of the girls under UNICEF s programme of Girls for Girls G4G Miss Halima Nado made the plea on behalf of other school girls in the state Nado spoke at the occasion organized to commemorate the 2019 International Day of the Girl Child IDGC with the theme Empower Girls for a Brighter Tomorrow The girls also called on the state government to provide Water Sanitation and Hygiene WASH facilities to enable a conducive learning environment for all girls They said that UNICEF had been supporting Girl Child education and empowerment in the state adding that the Fund recently trained 144 girls leadership skills as part of preparations to mark the 2019 International Day for Girl Child Earlier in her remarks Halima Maigari Secretary High Level Women Advocate HILWA in the state said UNICEF in collaboration with State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB had organized a match in support of education for the Girl Child Also in his remarks Gov Bala Mohammed of Bauchi promised to provide conducive learning environment for all girls in the state Represented by the Chief of Staff Government House Alhaji Abubakar Kari the governor said that the present administration had employed mechanisms to improve quality education in the state He urged girls to remain in school and proceed to seek for higher knowledge for brighter future NAN reports that other activities marking the occasion include match by over 2000 girls from the Abubakar Tarawa Balewa Stadium to Bauchi State Government House a distance of about one km carrying placards Representarive of the state governor received the girls at the Governmemt House NAN AE ASH
    IDGC: Bauchi school girls push for increase in female teachers
      Teachers School girls in Bauchi on Friday called for increase in female teachers in schools across the state to encourage girl child education and retention in schools The Nigeria News Agency reports that the representative of the girls under UNICEF s programme of Girls for Girls G4G Miss Halima Nado made the plea on behalf of other school girls in the state Nado spoke at the occasion organized to commemorate the 2019 International Day of the Girl Child IDGC with the theme Empower Girls for a Brighter Tomorrow The girls also called on the state government to provide Water Sanitation and Hygiene WASH facilities to enable a conducive learning environment for all girls They said that UNICEF had been supporting Girl Child education and empowerment in the state adding that the Fund recently trained 144 girls leadership skills as part of preparations to mark the 2019 International Day for Girl Child Earlier in her remarks Halima Maigari Secretary High Level Women Advocate HILWA in the state said UNICEF in collaboration with State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB had organized a match in support of education for the Girl Child Also in his remarks Gov Bala Mohammed of Bauchi promised to provide conducive learning environment for all girls in the state Represented by the Chief of Staff Government House Alhaji Abubakar Kari the governor said that the present administration had employed mechanisms to improve quality education in the state He urged girls to remain in school and proceed to seek for higher knowledge for brighter future NAN reports that other activities marking the occasion include match by over 2000 girls from the Abubakar Tarawa Balewa Stadium to Bauchi State Government House a distance of about one km carrying placards Representarive of the state governor received the girls at the Governmemt House NAN AE ASH
    IDGC: Bauchi school girls push for increase in female teachers
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    IDGC: Bauchi school girls push for increase in female teachers

     

    Teachers

    School  girls in Bauchi on Friday called  for increase in female teachers in schools across the state to encourage girl-child education and retention in schools.

    The Nigeria News Agency reports that the representative of the girls, under  UNICEF’s programme of  “Girls for Girls” (G4G), Miss Halima Nado, made the plea on behalf of other school girls in the state.Nado spoke at the occasion organized to commemorate the 2019 International Day of the Girl-Child (IDGC), with the theme ‘Empower Girls for a Brighter Tomorrow’.The girls also called on the state government to provide  Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) facilities to enable a conducive learning environment for all girls. They said that UNICEF had been supporting Girl-Child education and empowerment in the state, adding that the Fund recently trained 144 girls  leadership  skills as part of preparations to  mark the 2019 International Day for Girl Child.Earlier in her remarks, Halima Maigari, Secretary, High Level Women Advocate (HILWA) in the state, said UNICEF, in collaboration with State  Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), had organized a match in support of education for the Girl-Child.Also in his remarks,  Gov. Bala Mohammed of Bauchi, promised to provide conducive learning environment  for all girls in the state.Represented by the Chief of Staff, Government House, Alhaji Abubakar Kari, the governor said that the present administration had employed  mechanisms to improve quality education  in the state.He urged girls to remain in school and proceed to seek for higher knowledge  for brighter future.NAN reports that other activities marking the occasion include match by over 2000 girls, from the Abubakar Tarawa Balewa Stadium to Bauchi State Government House, a distance of about one km, carrying placardsRepresentarive of the state governor received the girls at the Governmemt House. (NAN)AE/ASH

     

  •   Girls in Adamawa have urged the governor s wife Hajiya Lami Fintiri to sponsor an early marriage prohibition bill to stop parents from marrying out their young daughters The girls made the call on Friday in a communique they presented to the governor s wife after a rally to mark this year s United Nation s International Day of the Girl Reading the letter on behalf of the girls at Government House Yola Ms Fatima Ismaila said the bill became necessary for the girls to have equal opportunity to acquire education We need you to sponsor an early marriage prohibition bill through the state House of Assembly that will stop our parents from giving us out for marriage at least until after completing our secondary education We need equal opportunity to access basic and quality education please tell our parents to send us to schools she said The girls also called for the recruitment of more female teachers and the need for separate toilets in schools They also seek protection against rape and other forms of child abuse in the state We are confident in you and his Excellency s ability to address our concerns and we promised you today ma we will try our best in studies and character to become role models like you and make Adamawa state a girls friendly state she said Responding the state Mrs Fintiri represented by the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Women and Social Development Mrs Justina Patrick assured the girls of the administration s commitment to education particularly that of the girl child While noting the many challenges facing the girl child Mrs Fintiri said that providing the needed education to the girl child is the major way out of the challenges When you are educated you will know your right and be in a better position to protect it she said She urged for the review of some cultures that suppressed women from contributing more effectively in building the society adding that the society must speak loud against rape and other violence against women and other vulnerable people in the society The Adamawa UNICEF Education Consultant Mr Joel Jutum lauded Adamawa government for its collaboration with the fund in various sectors particularly education Jutum who reiterated the sustained support of UNICEF to Adamawa said that the international day for the girl child was meant to promote girls human right highlights gender inequalities and address the various forms of discrimination and abuse suffered by girls The Nigeria News Agency reports that women groups particularly from Christian Association of Nigeria CAN and Federation of Muslim Women Association of Nigeria FOMWAN join the girls in a solidarity rally on streets of Yola NAN YMU MST Edited by Muhammad Suleiman Tola
    Adamawa girls demand law against early marriage
      Girls in Adamawa have urged the governor s wife Hajiya Lami Fintiri to sponsor an early marriage prohibition bill to stop parents from marrying out their young daughters The girls made the call on Friday in a communique they presented to the governor s wife after a rally to mark this year s United Nation s International Day of the Girl Reading the letter on behalf of the girls at Government House Yola Ms Fatima Ismaila said the bill became necessary for the girls to have equal opportunity to acquire education We need you to sponsor an early marriage prohibition bill through the state House of Assembly that will stop our parents from giving us out for marriage at least until after completing our secondary education We need equal opportunity to access basic and quality education please tell our parents to send us to schools she said The girls also called for the recruitment of more female teachers and the need for separate toilets in schools They also seek protection against rape and other forms of child abuse in the state We are confident in you and his Excellency s ability to address our concerns and we promised you today ma we will try our best in studies and character to become role models like you and make Adamawa state a girls friendly state she said Responding the state Mrs Fintiri represented by the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Women and Social Development Mrs Justina Patrick assured the girls of the administration s commitment to education particularly that of the girl child While noting the many challenges facing the girl child Mrs Fintiri said that providing the needed education to the girl child is the major way out of the challenges When you are educated you will know your right and be in a better position to protect it she said She urged for the review of some cultures that suppressed women from contributing more effectively in building the society adding that the society must speak loud against rape and other violence against women and other vulnerable people in the society The Adamawa UNICEF Education Consultant Mr Joel Jutum lauded Adamawa government for its collaboration with the fund in various sectors particularly education Jutum who reiterated the sustained support of UNICEF to Adamawa said that the international day for the girl child was meant to promote girls human right highlights gender inequalities and address the various forms of discrimination and abuse suffered by girls The Nigeria News Agency reports that women groups particularly from Christian Association of Nigeria CAN and Federation of Muslim Women Association of Nigeria FOMWAN join the girls in a solidarity rally on streets of Yola NAN YMU MST Edited by Muhammad Suleiman Tola
    Adamawa girls demand law against early marriage
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    Adamawa girls demand law against early marriage

    Girls in Adamawa have urged the governor’s wife, Hajiya Lami Fintiri, to sponsor an early marriage prohibition bill to stop parents from marrying out their young daughters.

    The girls made the call on Friday in a communique they presented to the governor’s wife after a rally to mark this year’s United Nation’s International Day of the Girl.

    Reading the letter on behalf of the girls at Government House, Yola, Ms Fatima Ismaila, said the bill became necessary for the girls to have equal opportunity to acquire education.

    “We need you to sponsor an early marriage prohibition bill through the state House of Assembly that will stop our parents from giving us out for marriage at least until after completing our secondary education.

    “We need equal opportunity to access basic and quality education, please tell our parents to send us to schools,” she said.

    The girls also called for the recruitment of more female teachers and the need for separate toilets in schools.

    They also seek protection against rape and other forms of child abuse in the state.

    “We are confident in you and his Excellency’s ability to address our concerns and we promised you today ma, we will try our best in studies and character to become role models like you and make Adamawa state a girls friendly state,” she said.

    Responding, the state Mrs Fintiri, represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Women and Social Development, Mrs Justina Patrick, assured the girls of the administration’s commitment to education, particularly that of the girl child.

    While noting the many challenges facing the girl child, Mrs Fintiri said that providing the needed education to the girl child is the major way out of the challenges.

    “When you are educated you will know your right and be in a better position to protect it,” she said.

    She urged for the review of some cultures that suppressed women from contributing more effectively in building the society, adding that the society must speak loud against rape and other violence against women and other vulnerable people in the society.

    The Adamawa UNICEF Education Consultant, Mr Joel Jutum, lauded Adamawa government for its collaboration with the fund in various sectors, particularly education.

    Jutum, who reiterated the sustained support of UNICEF to Adamawa, said that the international day for the girl child was meant to promote girls’ human right; highlights gender inequalities and address the various forms of discrimination and abuse suffered by girls.

    The Nigeria News Agency reports that women groups, particularly from Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and Federation of Muslim Women Association of Nigeria (FOMWAN), join the girls in a solidarity rally on streets of Yola. (NAN)

    YMU/MST

    Edited by Muhammad Suleiman Tola

  •   Borno Government has promised to establish girls technical and vocational colleges across the state as part of efforts to empower the girl child Gov Babagana Umara Zulum disclosed this at event to mark the 2019 International Day of Girl Child in Maiduguri on Friday The Day an annual event celebrated on Oct 11 to promote girl s empowerment and highlight their challenges was declared by the UN and was first observed in 2012 The 2019 theme for the celebration is Girl Force Unscripted and Unstoppable Empowering Girls for a Brighter Tomorrow Umara Zulum said that the state was placing priority on technical and vocational education to create employment and wealth or male students along Gamboru Ngala road We have almost completed the reconstruction and rehabilitation of government girls technical school in Damboa Local Government Area The governor described education as veritable tool to promote health reduce menace of sexual harassment and drug abuse among the teeming youth He however noted that primary schools in the state lacked qualified teachers adding that a committee had been set up to weed out unqualified ones Umara Zulum explained that the main function of the committee was not to downsize teachers but to ensure that only qualified ones were retained The administration will ensure strict compliance to the outcome of this committee You know that the quality of some of our teachers is not good enough to produce credible students that can match the labour market only qualified teachers are retained The wife of the governor Falmata Umara Zulum said that many girls in the state dropped out of school due to the insurgency uplifting education in the state Bello Ayuba Commissioner for Education noted that educating the girl child would reduce the menace of child marriage NAN HMS JEY HA Edited by Johnson Eyiangho Hadiza Mohammed Aliyu
    International Day of Girl-Child: Borno Govt. to establish technical, vocational colleges for girls
      Borno Government has promised to establish girls technical and vocational colleges across the state as part of efforts to empower the girl child Gov Babagana Umara Zulum disclosed this at event to mark the 2019 International Day of Girl Child in Maiduguri on Friday The Day an annual event celebrated on Oct 11 to promote girl s empowerment and highlight their challenges was declared by the UN and was first observed in 2012 The 2019 theme for the celebration is Girl Force Unscripted and Unstoppable Empowering Girls for a Brighter Tomorrow Umara Zulum said that the state was placing priority on technical and vocational education to create employment and wealth or male students along Gamboru Ngala road We have almost completed the reconstruction and rehabilitation of government girls technical school in Damboa Local Government Area The governor described education as veritable tool to promote health reduce menace of sexual harassment and drug abuse among the teeming youth He however noted that primary schools in the state lacked qualified teachers adding that a committee had been set up to weed out unqualified ones Umara Zulum explained that the main function of the committee was not to downsize teachers but to ensure that only qualified ones were retained The administration will ensure strict compliance to the outcome of this committee You know that the quality of some of our teachers is not good enough to produce credible students that can match the labour market only qualified teachers are retained The wife of the governor Falmata Umara Zulum said that many girls in the state dropped out of school due to the insurgency uplifting education in the state Bello Ayuba Commissioner for Education noted that educating the girl child would reduce the menace of child marriage NAN HMS JEY HA Edited by Johnson Eyiangho Hadiza Mohammed Aliyu
    International Day of Girl-Child: Borno Govt. to establish technical, vocational colleges for girls
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    International Day of Girl-Child: Borno Govt. to establish technical, vocational colleges for girls

    Borno Government has promised to establish girls’ technical and vocational colleges

    across the state as part of efforts to empower the girl child.

    Gov. Babagana Umara-Zulum disclosed this at event to mark the 2019 International Day of Girl-Child in Maiduguri

    on Friday.

    The Day, an annual event celebrated on Oct. 11 to promote girl’s empowerment and highlight their challenges, was declared by the UN

    and was first observed in 2012.

    The 2019 theme for the celebration is “Girl Force: Unscripted and Unstoppable: Empowering Girls for a Brighter Tomorrow.”

    Umara-Zulum said that the state was placing priority on technical and vocational education to create employment and

    wealth.

    or male students along Gamboru Ngala road.

    “We have almost completed the reconstruction and rehabilitation of government girls’ technical school in Damboa

    Local Government Area.”

    The governor described education as veritable tool to promote health, reduce menace of sexual harassment and

    drug abuse among the teeming youth.

    He, however, noted that primary schools in the state lacked qualified teachers, adding that a committee had been

    set up to weed out unqualified ones.

    Umara-Zulum explained that the main function of the committee was not to downsize teachers but to ensure

    that only qualified ones were retained.

    “The administration will ensure strict compliance to the outcome of this committee.

    “You know that the quality of some of our teachers is not good enough to produce credible students that can match

    the labour market.

    only qualified teachers are retained.”

    The wife of the governor, Falmata Umara-Zulum, said that many girls in the state dropped out of school due to

    the insurgency.

    uplifting education in the state.

    Bello Ayuba, Commissioner for Education, noted that educating the girl-child would reduce the menace

    of child marriage. (NAN)

    HMS/JEY/HA

    Edited by Johnson Eyiangho/Hadiza Mohammed-Aliyu 

     

  •   An Islamic group Muslim Rights Concern MURIC on Friday appealed to the Federal Government to redouble efforts in securing the release of the 112 Chibok girls still in Boko Haram s captivity The MURIC Director Prof Ishaq Akintola who made the appeal in a statement issued in Lagos said the abduction was a huge blow to the country s security apparatus The Nigeria News Agency NAN reports that no fewer than 276 girls were taken from Government Secondary School Chibok in Borno by insurgents in 2014 No fewer than 107 of the abducted girls have either been found or released as part of a deal between the government and armed group leaving 112 girls still with the insurgents Akintola said MURIC was saddened that the remaining girls were still with the insurgents five and a half years after urging the government to do all it could to rescue them We strongly appeal to President Muhammadu Buhari to double government s efforts aimed at securing the freedom of the Chibok girls It is now five and a half years since these girls were taken away We are in grief Our nights are nightmarish Horrible fears envelope our days Please bring back our girls he said Akintola noted that the abduction had emboldened the insurgents to carry out more criminal acts and had exposed our underbelly and endangered Nigerian citizens to more criminalities It was a huge blow to our security apparatus Whatever threatens the safety and security of lives and properties of Nigerians must attract the interest of every serious civil society group The Chibok incident opened the floodgate to the frequent kidnappings in the country today he said The director urged Nigerians to intensify prayers for both the Chibok girls and Leah Sharibu We urge Nigerians to intensify their prayers for the safe return of the Chibok girls We must also remember Leah Sharibu the lone Christian girl who was denied freedom by the insurgents he said NAN HOB BHB MZA Edited by Buhari Bolaji Maharazu Ahmed
    Do more on remaining Chibok girls, MURIC tells FG
      An Islamic group Muslim Rights Concern MURIC on Friday appealed to the Federal Government to redouble efforts in securing the release of the 112 Chibok girls still in Boko Haram s captivity The MURIC Director Prof Ishaq Akintola who made the appeal in a statement issued in Lagos said the abduction was a huge blow to the country s security apparatus The Nigeria News Agency NAN reports that no fewer than 276 girls were taken from Government Secondary School Chibok in Borno by insurgents in 2014 No fewer than 107 of the abducted girls have either been found or released as part of a deal between the government and armed group leaving 112 girls still with the insurgents Akintola said MURIC was saddened that the remaining girls were still with the insurgents five and a half years after urging the government to do all it could to rescue them We strongly appeal to President Muhammadu Buhari to double government s efforts aimed at securing the freedom of the Chibok girls It is now five and a half years since these girls were taken away We are in grief Our nights are nightmarish Horrible fears envelope our days Please bring back our girls he said Akintola noted that the abduction had emboldened the insurgents to carry out more criminal acts and had exposed our underbelly and endangered Nigerian citizens to more criminalities It was a huge blow to our security apparatus Whatever threatens the safety and security of lives and properties of Nigerians must attract the interest of every serious civil society group The Chibok incident opened the floodgate to the frequent kidnappings in the country today he said The director urged Nigerians to intensify prayers for both the Chibok girls and Leah Sharibu We urge Nigerians to intensify their prayers for the safe return of the Chibok girls We must also remember Leah Sharibu the lone Christian girl who was denied freedom by the insurgents he said NAN HOB BHB MZA Edited by Buhari Bolaji Maharazu Ahmed
    Do more on remaining Chibok girls, MURIC tells FG
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    Do more on remaining Chibok girls, MURIC tells FG

    An Islamic group, Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) on Friday appealed to the Federal Government to redouble efforts in securing the release of the 112 Chibok girls still in Boko Haram’s captivity.

    The MURIC Director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola. who made the appeal in a statement issued in Lagos, said the abduction was a huge blow to the country’s security apparatus.

    The Nigeria News Agency(NAN)reports that no fewer than 276 girls were taken from Government Secondary School Chibok in Borno by insurgents in 2014.

    No fewer than 107 of the abducted girls have either been found or released as part of a deal between the government and armed group, leaving 112 girls still with the insurgents.

    Akintola said MURIC was saddened that the remaining girls were still with the insurgents five and a half years after, urging the government to do all it could to rescue them.

    “We strongly appeal to President Muhammadu Buhari to double government’s efforts aimed at securing the freedom of the Chibok girls.

    “It is now five and a half years since these girls were taken away. We are in grief. Our nights are nightmarish.

    “Horrible fears envelope our days. Please bring back our girls”, he said.

    Akintola noted that the abduction had emboldened the insurgents to carry out more criminal acts and had “`exposed our underbelly and endangered Nigerian citizens to more criminalities.“

    “It was a huge blow to our security apparatus. Whatever threatens the safety and security of lives and properties of Nigerians must attract the interest of every serious civil society group.

    “The Chibok incident opened the floodgate to the frequent kidnappings in the country today,” he said.

    The director urged Nigerians to intensify prayers for both the Chibok girls and Leah Sharibu.

    “We urge Nigerians to intensify their prayers for the safe return of the Chibok girls. We must also remember Leah Sharibu, the lone Christian girl who was denied freedom by the insurgents,” he said.(NAN)

    HOB/BHB/MZA

    Edited by Buhari Bolaji/Maharazu Ahmed

  •   Chairman Senate Committee on Integration and Cooperation in Africa NEPAD Sen Chimaroke Nnamani has advocated for a legislation to eliminate all forms of discrimination against women and the girl child In a statement in Abuja on Thursday to commemorate the 2019 International Day of the Girl Child Nnamani called for the elimination of negative cultural practices against girls This he said was in line with the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action of 1994 adopted by the Fourth World Conference on Women with representatives from 200 countries including Nigeria On the theme for this year s celebration Girl Force Unscripted and unstoppable Nnamani said that Nigeria needed to do more to advance the rights of women and girls and promote gender equality Nnamani who was a former governor of Enugu State said he would pay the West African Examinations Council WAEC fees for all female students taking the exams in 2020 in public schools in Enugu East Senatorial District He said that specific actions needed to be taken to end violence against women and girls in health education skills development and training as well as economic exploitation of child labour and protect young girls at work The lawmaker decried the incessant sexual harassment against girls especially in the tertiary institutions saying that all forms of violation against women must be condemned He also called for the promotion of women and girls involvement in politics and governance and the implementation of the 35 per cent affirmative action for women in political appointments in the country NAN NNL AMM IS Edited by Abiemwense Moru Ismail Abdulaziz
    Lawmaker advocates legislation against women, girls discrimination
      Chairman Senate Committee on Integration and Cooperation in Africa NEPAD Sen Chimaroke Nnamani has advocated for a legislation to eliminate all forms of discrimination against women and the girl child In a statement in Abuja on Thursday to commemorate the 2019 International Day of the Girl Child Nnamani called for the elimination of negative cultural practices against girls This he said was in line with the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action of 1994 adopted by the Fourth World Conference on Women with representatives from 200 countries including Nigeria On the theme for this year s celebration Girl Force Unscripted and unstoppable Nnamani said that Nigeria needed to do more to advance the rights of women and girls and promote gender equality Nnamani who was a former governor of Enugu State said he would pay the West African Examinations Council WAEC fees for all female students taking the exams in 2020 in public schools in Enugu East Senatorial District He said that specific actions needed to be taken to end violence against women and girls in health education skills development and training as well as economic exploitation of child labour and protect young girls at work The lawmaker decried the incessant sexual harassment against girls especially in the tertiary institutions saying that all forms of violation against women must be condemned He also called for the promotion of women and girls involvement in politics and governance and the implementation of the 35 per cent affirmative action for women in political appointments in the country NAN NNL AMM IS Edited by Abiemwense Moru Ismail Abdulaziz
    Lawmaker advocates legislation against women, girls discrimination
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    Lawmaker advocates legislation against women, girls discrimination

    Chairman, Senate Committee on Integration and Cooperation in Africa/NEPAD, Sen. Chimaroke Nnamani, has advocated for a legislation to eliminate all forms of discrimination against women and the girl child.

    In a statement in Abuja on Thursday to commemorate the 2019 International Day of the Girl Child, Nnamani called for the elimination of negative cultural practices against girls.

    This, he said was in line with the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action of 1994 adopted by the Fourth World Conference on Women with representatives from 200 countries, including Nigeria.

    On the theme for this year’s celebration, “Girl-Force: Unscripted and unstoppable”, Nnamani said that Nigeria needed to do more to advance the rights of women and girls and promote gender equality.

    Nnamani, who was a former governor of Enugu State, said he would pay the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) fees for all female students taking the exams in 2020 in public schools in Enugu East Senatorial District.

    He said that specific actions needed to be taken to end violence against women and girls, in health, education, skills development and training as well as economic exploitation of child labour and protect young girls at work.

    The lawmaker decried the incessant sexual harassment against girls especially in the tertiary institutions, saying that all forms of violation against women must be condemned.

    He also called for the promotion of women and girls involvement in politics and governance and the implementation of the 35 per cent affirmative action for women in political appointments in the country.(NAN)

    NNL/AMM/IS

    Edited by Abiemwense Moru/Ismail Abdulaziz

  •   International Day of the Girl Child with the theme GirlForce Unscripted and unstoppable The dignity of the female child no longer has the respect and honour she had in the days of our forefathers because of our failure to protect the dignity of the gender Girls set pace by the way they dress and appear With all due respect most women are not aware of the prestige they hold in the society and that is the reason some ladies dress indecently and fall victim of molestation and rape Therefore there is need for them to be conscious of their dressing to portray good image of themselves because a proverb says people address you the way you dress she said The English student of Obafemi Awolowo University called for awareness campaign and sensitisation programme to curb indecent dressing among women and young girls She said that some girls sometimes ignorantly walked themselves into danger as a result of the way they dressed and appeared in public This current indecency in female dressing has created the scenario whereby men take advantage of innocent girls who eventually become victims The rate of rape cases among women and young girls in recent time is on the increase so we need to educate them on danger of wearing cloths that reveal the sensitive body parts School authorities NGO s even religious bodies should take the lead in passing the message to teaming girls while parents especially mothers must do the needful she said The 20 year old queen therefore called on NGOs to incorporate such sensitisation programmes in their schedules and collaborate with school authorities to reach out to girl children She said there should be serious campaign that would eliminate all forms of discrimination in education healthcare economic and political opportunities NAN reports that QMA supported by Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi the Ooni of Ife is commemorating the International Day of the Girl Child with a campaign against child slavery molestation and trafficking in Ile Ife The programme which is co supported by former first lady of Ogun State Mrs Olufunsho Amosu and QMA cultural ambassador Princess Ronke Ademiluyi would feature notable women speaking against child molestation trafficking and slavery The international Day of the Girl Child is an annual event that brings together partners and stakeholders to mark progress on the Beijing Declaration to equip women s needs and concerns Every October 11 UNICEF works with girls all over the world to celebrate their achievements amplify their voices and stand up for their rights NAN MIL JNEO WOJ Edited by Celine Damilola Oyewole Wale Ojetimi
    Queen Moremi urges girls to uphold dignity of womanhood to curb rape
      International Day of the Girl Child with the theme GirlForce Unscripted and unstoppable The dignity of the female child no longer has the respect and honour she had in the days of our forefathers because of our failure to protect the dignity of the gender Girls set pace by the way they dress and appear With all due respect most women are not aware of the prestige they hold in the society and that is the reason some ladies dress indecently and fall victim of molestation and rape Therefore there is need for them to be conscious of their dressing to portray good image of themselves because a proverb says people address you the way you dress she said The English student of Obafemi Awolowo University called for awareness campaign and sensitisation programme to curb indecent dressing among women and young girls She said that some girls sometimes ignorantly walked themselves into danger as a result of the way they dressed and appeared in public This current indecency in female dressing has created the scenario whereby men take advantage of innocent girls who eventually become victims The rate of rape cases among women and young girls in recent time is on the increase so we need to educate them on danger of wearing cloths that reveal the sensitive body parts School authorities NGO s even religious bodies should take the lead in passing the message to teaming girls while parents especially mothers must do the needful she said The 20 year old queen therefore called on NGOs to incorporate such sensitisation programmes in their schedules and collaborate with school authorities to reach out to girl children She said there should be serious campaign that would eliminate all forms of discrimination in education healthcare economic and political opportunities NAN reports that QMA supported by Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi the Ooni of Ife is commemorating the International Day of the Girl Child with a campaign against child slavery molestation and trafficking in Ile Ife The programme which is co supported by former first lady of Ogun State Mrs Olufunsho Amosu and QMA cultural ambassador Princess Ronke Ademiluyi would feature notable women speaking against child molestation trafficking and slavery The international Day of the Girl Child is an annual event that brings together partners and stakeholders to mark progress on the Beijing Declaration to equip women s needs and concerns Every October 11 UNICEF works with girls all over the world to celebrate their achievements amplify their voices and stand up for their rights NAN MIL JNEO WOJ Edited by Celine Damilola Oyewole Wale Ojetimi
    Queen Moremi urges girls to uphold dignity of womanhood to curb rape
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    Queen Moremi urges girls to uphold dignity of womanhood to curb rape

    International Day of the Girl Child with the theme ‘GirlForce: Unscripted and unstoppable’.

    “The dignity of the female child no longer has the respect and honour she had in the days of our forefathers because of our failure to protect the dignity of the gender.

    “Girls set pace by the way they dress and appear.

    “With all due respect, most women are not aware of the prestige they hold in the society and that is the reason some ladies dress indecently and fall victim of molestation and rape.

    “Therefore, there is need for them to be conscious of their dressing to portray good image of themselves because a proverb says ‘people address you the way you dress’,” she said.

    The English student of Obafemi Awolowo University called for awareness campaign and sensitisation programme to curb indecent dressing among women and young girls.

    She said that some girls sometimes ignorantly walked themselves into danger as a result of the way they dressed and appeared in public.

    “This current indecency in female dressing has created the scenario whereby men take advantage of innocent girls who eventually become victims.

    “The rate of rape cases among women and young girls in recent time is on the increase, so we need to educate them on danger of wearing cloths that reveal the sensitive body parts.

    “School authorities, NGO’s, even religious bodies should take the lead in passing the message to teaming girls, while parents, especially mothers, must do the needful,” she said.

    The 20-year-old queen therefore called on NGOs to incorporate such sensitisation programmes in their schedules and collaborate with school authorities to reach out to girl children.

    She said there should be serious campaign that would eliminate all forms of discrimination in education, healthcare, economic and political opportunities.

    NAN reports that QMA, supported by Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, the Ooni of Ife, is commemorating the International Day of the Girl Child with a campaign against child slavery, molestation and trafficking in Ile Ife.

    The programme, which is co-supported by former first lady of Ogun State, Mrs Olufunsho Amosu and QMA cultural ambassador, Princess Ronke Ademiluyi, would feature notable women speaking against child molestation, trafficking and slavery.

    The international Day of the Girl Child is an annual event that brings together partners and stakeholders to mark progress on the Beijing Declaration to equip women’s needs and concerns.

    Every October 11, UNICEF works with girls all over the world to celebrate their achievements, amplify their voices and stand up for their rights. (NAN)

    MIL/JNEO/WOJ

    Edited by Celine-Damilola Oyewole/Wale Ojetimi

  •   The High Level Women Advocates HILWA working with the UNICEF to promote the Girl Child education in Niger has called for more female boarding schools across the state Hajiya Hassana Adamu President of HILWA in the state told Nigeria News Agency in Minna on the sideline of a five day sensitisation programme to mark the 2019 International Day of the Girl NAN reports that this year s celebration was tagged Free and Compulsory Quality Secondary Education for all Girls Adamu said that the measure would encourage the rural people to send their female children to schools She said that many of the people were not able to send their girls to school owing to poverty socio cultural and religious beliefs We call on the Niger state government to increase its budget in the education sector to enable it allocate enough funds to promote the girl child education The funds will help purchase instructional material that will attract the girls to school enable government build more boarding schools for the girls and fund free and compulsory education These boarding schools will encourage the people to send their girl children to school against worrying for money and their old socio cultural and religious beliefs of mixing with the male she said The HILWA president also advised the executive and legislative arms of government in the state to come up with strong legislation to promote girl child education Adamu said that about 144 primary and junior secondary school girls were drawn from six Local Government Areas of the state by UNICEF for the programme She said that UNICEF State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB HILWA and other stakeholders had carried out advocacy visits on importance of the girl child education to the eight emirates in the state Alhaji Abubakar Aliyu Permanent Secretary Ministry of Education said that the state governor Alhaji Abubakar Bello was passionate about education hence the free and compulsory primary education Earlier Hajiya Mariam Usman UNICEF Consultant in charge of Access Education in the state said that this year s celebration which started on Monday would end on Friday with a one million girls march for free and compulsory basic and secondary education for all girls Usman said that the march would create awareness which would ensure that the girl child acquire a minimum of secondary school certificate in life She said that part of the activities for this year are targeted at building self consciousness in the girls empowering them with knowledge exposure and skills that would make positive change in their lives The consultant also said that the activities would create opportunities for the girls to raise their voices for a 12 years uninterrupted schooling for girls through free and compulsory basic and secondary education for all girls including livelihood skills in secondary education The International Day of the Girl is a day when diverse groups come together under the same goal to highlight discuss and act to advance rights and opportunities for girls everywhere NAN OCU IS Edited by Ismail Abdulaziz
    Group tasks Niger Govt. on more girls boarding schools
      The High Level Women Advocates HILWA working with the UNICEF to promote the Girl Child education in Niger has called for more female boarding schools across the state Hajiya Hassana Adamu President of HILWA in the state told Nigeria News Agency in Minna on the sideline of a five day sensitisation programme to mark the 2019 International Day of the Girl NAN reports that this year s celebration was tagged Free and Compulsory Quality Secondary Education for all Girls Adamu said that the measure would encourage the rural people to send their female children to schools She said that many of the people were not able to send their girls to school owing to poverty socio cultural and religious beliefs We call on the Niger state government to increase its budget in the education sector to enable it allocate enough funds to promote the girl child education The funds will help purchase instructional material that will attract the girls to school enable government build more boarding schools for the girls and fund free and compulsory education These boarding schools will encourage the people to send their girl children to school against worrying for money and their old socio cultural and religious beliefs of mixing with the male she said The HILWA president also advised the executive and legislative arms of government in the state to come up with strong legislation to promote girl child education Adamu said that about 144 primary and junior secondary school girls were drawn from six Local Government Areas of the state by UNICEF for the programme She said that UNICEF State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB HILWA and other stakeholders had carried out advocacy visits on importance of the girl child education to the eight emirates in the state Alhaji Abubakar Aliyu Permanent Secretary Ministry of Education said that the state governor Alhaji Abubakar Bello was passionate about education hence the free and compulsory primary education Earlier Hajiya Mariam Usman UNICEF Consultant in charge of Access Education in the state said that this year s celebration which started on Monday would end on Friday with a one million girls march for free and compulsory basic and secondary education for all girls Usman said that the march would create awareness which would ensure that the girl child acquire a minimum of secondary school certificate in life She said that part of the activities for this year are targeted at building self consciousness in the girls empowering them with knowledge exposure and skills that would make positive change in their lives The consultant also said that the activities would create opportunities for the girls to raise their voices for a 12 years uninterrupted schooling for girls through free and compulsory basic and secondary education for all girls including livelihood skills in secondary education The International Day of the Girl is a day when diverse groups come together under the same goal to highlight discuss and act to advance rights and opportunities for girls everywhere NAN OCU IS Edited by Ismail Abdulaziz
    Group tasks Niger Govt. on more girls boarding schools
    Education3 years ago

    Group tasks Niger Govt. on more girls boarding schools

    The High Level Women Advocates (HILWA) working with the UNICEF to promote the Girl Child education in Niger has called for more female boarding schools across the state.

    Hajiya Hassana Adamu, President of HILWA in the state, told Nigeria News Agency in Minna on the sideline of a five day sensitisation programme to mark the 2019 International Day of the Girl.

    NAN reports that this year’s celebration was tagged, “Free and Compulsory Quality Secondary Education for all Girls.”

    Adamu said that the measure would encourage the rural people to send their female children to schools.

    She said that many of the people were not able to send their girls to school owing to poverty, socio-cultural and religious beliefs.

    “We call on the Niger state government to increase its budget in the education sector to enable it allocate enough funds to promote the girl child education.

    “The funds will help purchase instructional material that will attract the girls to school, enable government build more boarding schools for the girls and fund free and compulsory education.

    “These boarding schools will encourage the people to send their girl children to school against worrying for money and their old socio-cultural and religious beliefs of mixing with the male,” she said.

    The HILWA president also advised the executive and legislative arms of government in the state to come up with strong legislation to promote girl child education.

    Adamu said that about 144 primary and junior secondary school girls were drawn from six Local Government Areas of the state by UNICEF for the programme.

    She said that UNICEF, State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), HILWA and other stakeholders had carried out advocacy visits on importance of the girl child education to the eight emirates in the state.

    Alhaji Abubakar Aliyu, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education said that the state governor, Alhaji Abubakar Bello, was passionate about education, hence the free and compulsory primary education.

    Earlier, Hajiya Mariam Usman, UNICEF Consultant in charge of Access Education in the state, said that this year’s celebration which started on Monday would end on Friday with a “one million girls march for free and compulsory basic and secondary education for all girls.”

    Usman said that the march would create awareness which would ensure that the girl child acquire a minimum of secondary school certificate in life.

    She said that part of the activities for this year are targeted at building self consciousness in the girls, empowering them with knowledge, exposure and skills that would make positive change in their lives.

    The consultant also said that the activities would create opportunities for the girls to raise their voices for a “12 years uninterrupted schooling for girls through free and compulsory basic and secondary education for all girls including livelihood skills in secondary education.”

    The International Day of the Girl is a day when diverse groups come together under the same goal to highlight, discuss and act to advance rights and opportunities for girls everywhere. (NAN)

    OCU/IS

    Edited by Ismail Abdulaziz

  •   The Kaduna State Police Command said on Wednesday that it was negotiating with abductors of the six female students a teacher and a matron taken from their school on Oct 3 The command also said it had arrested 50 suspects allegedly involved in various criminal activities across the state and recovered 27 guns The Commissioner of Police in the state Mr Ali Janga said at a news conference in Kaduna that the police opted to talk to the kidnappers so as not to put the lives of the girls at risk The Nigeria News Agency recalls that the six girls and two staffers of Engravers College were abducted on Thursday night We are negotiating with the kidnappers to rescue these students and their teachers we know the location of the kidnappers but we do not want to endanger their lives Most of these kidnappers are operating under the influence of hard drugs so killing is nothing to them this is why we are still negotiating with them and as soon as the victims are released we will go after them We are assuring the people of Kaduna state that we will arrest these kidnappers very soon Mistake has been made by the school authority but we will do our best to ensure the release of these victims the police commissioner said Janga disclosed that among the 50 suspects arrested were those who abducted a prominent Islamic scholar Sheikh Ahmad Algarkawi and a member of the state assembly Suleiman Dabo It may interest you to note that most of the suspects confessed to being responsible for terrorizing our highways and kidnapping of Sheik Ahmad Algarkawi killing of three Operatives of IGP S Intelligent Response Team IRT in 2018 and recent kidnapping of ABU students and Hon Suleiman Dabo According to him the arrest of the suspects was the result of a carefully planned and coordinated operation carried out by the command The suspects are being held for kidnapping armed banditry cattle rustling rape culpable homicide theft and receiving stolen properties Among exhibits recovered were 20 AK47 rifles one assault rifle three Beretta pistols three locally made pistols 135 live ammunition four vehicles one Tricycle Meanwhile the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs Mr Samuel Aruwan who was at the briefing urged people of state to volunteer information to the police in order to ease their work I call on the media to also do the needful by enlightening the public that police are partners in progress he said NAN TJ MZA Edited by Maharazu Ahmed
    Police arrest 50 suspects, negotiating with abductors of 6 Kaduna school girls
      The Kaduna State Police Command said on Wednesday that it was negotiating with abductors of the six female students a teacher and a matron taken from their school on Oct 3 The command also said it had arrested 50 suspects allegedly involved in various criminal activities across the state and recovered 27 guns The Commissioner of Police in the state Mr Ali Janga said at a news conference in Kaduna that the police opted to talk to the kidnappers so as not to put the lives of the girls at risk The Nigeria News Agency recalls that the six girls and two staffers of Engravers College were abducted on Thursday night We are negotiating with the kidnappers to rescue these students and their teachers we know the location of the kidnappers but we do not want to endanger their lives Most of these kidnappers are operating under the influence of hard drugs so killing is nothing to them this is why we are still negotiating with them and as soon as the victims are released we will go after them We are assuring the people of Kaduna state that we will arrest these kidnappers very soon Mistake has been made by the school authority but we will do our best to ensure the release of these victims the police commissioner said Janga disclosed that among the 50 suspects arrested were those who abducted a prominent Islamic scholar Sheikh Ahmad Algarkawi and a member of the state assembly Suleiman Dabo It may interest you to note that most of the suspects confessed to being responsible for terrorizing our highways and kidnapping of Sheik Ahmad Algarkawi killing of three Operatives of IGP S Intelligent Response Team IRT in 2018 and recent kidnapping of ABU students and Hon Suleiman Dabo According to him the arrest of the suspects was the result of a carefully planned and coordinated operation carried out by the command The suspects are being held for kidnapping armed banditry cattle rustling rape culpable homicide theft and receiving stolen properties Among exhibits recovered were 20 AK47 rifles one assault rifle three Beretta pistols three locally made pistols 135 live ammunition four vehicles one Tricycle Meanwhile the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs Mr Samuel Aruwan who was at the briefing urged people of state to volunteer information to the police in order to ease their work I call on the media to also do the needful by enlightening the public that police are partners in progress he said NAN TJ MZA Edited by Maharazu Ahmed
    Police arrest 50 suspects, negotiating with abductors of 6 Kaduna school girls
    Defence/Security3 years ago

    Police arrest 50 suspects, negotiating with abductors of 6 Kaduna school girls

    The Kaduna State Police Command said on Wednesday that it was negotiating with abductors of the six female students, a teacher and a matron, taken from their school on Oct. 3.

    The command also said it had arrested 50 suspects allegedly involved in various criminal activities across the state and recovered 27 guns.

    The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Ali Janga said at a news conference in Kaduna that the police opted to talk to the kidnappers so as not to put the lives of the girls at risk.

    The Nigeria News Agency recalls that the six girls and two staffers of Engravers College were abducted on Thursday night.

    “We are negotiating with the kidnappers to rescue these students and their teachers, we know the location of the kidnappers but we do not want to endanger their lives.

    “Most of these kidnappers are operating under the influence of hard drugs, so killing is nothing to them, this is why we are still negotiating with them and as soon as the victims are released, we will go after them.

    “We are assuring the people of Kaduna state that we will arrest these kidnappers very soon.

    “Mistake has been made by the school authority, but we will do our best to ensure the release of these victims,” the police commissioner said.

    Janga disclosed that among the 50 suspects arrested were those who abducted a prominent Islamic scholar,

    Sheikh Ahmad Algarkawi and a member of the state assembly, Suleiman Dabo.

    “It may interest you to note that, most of the suspects confessed to being responsible for terrorizing our highways, and kidnapping of Sheik Ahmad Algarkawi, killing of three Operatives of IGP’S Intelligent Response Team (IRT) in 2018 and recent kidnapping of ABU students and Hon. Suleiman Dabo.”

    According to him, the arrest of the suspects was the result of a carefully planned and coordinated operation

    carried out by the command.

    The suspects are being held for kidnapping, armed banditry, cattle rustling, rape, culpable homicide, theft and receiving stolen properties.

    Among exhibits recovered were 20 AK47 rifles, one assault rifle, three Beretta pistols, three locally made pistols, 135  live ammunition, four vehicles, one Tricycle.

    Meanwhile, the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan who was at the briefing,

    urged people of state to volunteer information to the police in order to ease their work.

    “I call on the media to also do the needful by enlightening the public that police are partners in progress,” he said.(NAN)

    TJ/MZA

    Edited by Maharazu Ahmed

  •   The Youth Empowerment Foundation YEF an NGO has partnered with Standard Chartered Bank on enhancing the sexual knowledge behaviours education financial management and skills of school girls in Lagos State The Nigeria News Agency reports that the partnership through the GOAL Project on Friday organised a quiz competition among a dozen girls secondary schools in Lagos State YEF is a non profit NGO working to sexual knowledge behaviours education financial management and skills for young people started in India in 2006 and had since gained ground in mentoring and empowering girls in Nigeria since 2010 Among schools that participated in the quiz were Community Junior High Onike Girls Junior High Ijero Girls Junior High Adebola Baptist School Onitolo Community Junior High Wesley Girls School Gbaja Girls Surulere Girls High Jibowu Itolo Girls Junior Others include the Ideal Girls Junior School Clegg Girls Junior Surulere Girls Junior Bode Thomas Akoka Junior Herbert Macaulay Junior and Eric Moore Senior High School Speaking with NAN Mrs Iwalola Akin Jimoh Executive Secretary YEF said This is important to us the more young girls who are able to learn from each other the more they are able to reinforce their positive ability and their general behavior We appreciate the Lagos State Ministry of Education principals and vice principals for their support in implementing this project Akin Jimoh explained that girls who were beneficiaries of the GOAL project were trained to go back to their communities to impact other girls on secure livelihood sexual and reproductive rights financial management and skills acquisition One of the main objectives is to empower girls the most vulnerable and hard to reach communities with skills to break the cycle of poverty liberation from exploitation and abuse to be self reliant she said According to her personal monitoring and evaluation are conducted to assess the performance of the girls as well as the project Also Ms Tolulope Oshoba Programme Manager YEF said I am happy about today s event because we have been coaching them for almost a year Seeing them sit there answering those questions really makes me happy It s not only about the competition but seeing that young girls are beginning to take charge of their based on the teachings she said Ms Favour Idigo of the Standard Chartered said the bank committed to this programme The girls we started with in 2010 are out of the universities starting their own business So we are not ready to stop The GOAL programme is targeted at girls from the rural communities those who don t have opportunities to most of these things and the girls have been impressive It is a continuous process we will not give up but continue to partner NGOs like YEF and government bodies to educate parents and even communities on the negative side of things and unacceptable cultures she said One of the participants Anitufo Precious a JSS2 student from the Onike Girls Junior High School told NAN that the programme had made her to start spending wisely be good influence on others and make positive plans for her future Also Chiamaka Emmanuel another beneficiary said the opportunity had made her gain skills that she was using to make some earnings She said that with the money she got from her business she registered for JAMB she has now been admitted to study at Abia State University NAN reports that Community Junior High School came first in the quiz while Onike Girls and Ideal Girls Junior School came second and thirdm respectively NAN MA BAOL VIV WOJ Editing by Vivian Ihechu Wale Ojetimi NAN
    YEF, an NGO, partners Standard Chartered Bank school girls development
      The Youth Empowerment Foundation YEF an NGO has partnered with Standard Chartered Bank on enhancing the sexual knowledge behaviours education financial management and skills of school girls in Lagos State The Nigeria News Agency reports that the partnership through the GOAL Project on Friday organised a quiz competition among a dozen girls secondary schools in Lagos State YEF is a non profit NGO working to sexual knowledge behaviours education financial management and skills for young people started in India in 2006 and had since gained ground in mentoring and empowering girls in Nigeria since 2010 Among schools that participated in the quiz were Community Junior High Onike Girls Junior High Ijero Girls Junior High Adebola Baptist School Onitolo Community Junior High Wesley Girls School Gbaja Girls Surulere Girls High Jibowu Itolo Girls Junior Others include the Ideal Girls Junior School Clegg Girls Junior Surulere Girls Junior Bode Thomas Akoka Junior Herbert Macaulay Junior and Eric Moore Senior High School Speaking with NAN Mrs Iwalola Akin Jimoh Executive Secretary YEF said This is important to us the more young girls who are able to learn from each other the more they are able to reinforce their positive ability and their general behavior We appreciate the Lagos State Ministry of Education principals and vice principals for their support in implementing this project Akin Jimoh explained that girls who were beneficiaries of the GOAL project were trained to go back to their communities to impact other girls on secure livelihood sexual and reproductive rights financial management and skills acquisition One of the main objectives is to empower girls the most vulnerable and hard to reach communities with skills to break the cycle of poverty liberation from exploitation and abuse to be self reliant she said According to her personal monitoring and evaluation are conducted to assess the performance of the girls as well as the project Also Ms Tolulope Oshoba Programme Manager YEF said I am happy about today s event because we have been coaching them for almost a year Seeing them sit there answering those questions really makes me happy It s not only about the competition but seeing that young girls are beginning to take charge of their based on the teachings she said Ms Favour Idigo of the Standard Chartered said the bank committed to this programme The girls we started with in 2010 are out of the universities starting their own business So we are not ready to stop The GOAL programme is targeted at girls from the rural communities those who don t have opportunities to most of these things and the girls have been impressive It is a continuous process we will not give up but continue to partner NGOs like YEF and government bodies to educate parents and even communities on the negative side of things and unacceptable cultures she said One of the participants Anitufo Precious a JSS2 student from the Onike Girls Junior High School told NAN that the programme had made her to start spending wisely be good influence on others and make positive plans for her future Also Chiamaka Emmanuel another beneficiary said the opportunity had made her gain skills that she was using to make some earnings She said that with the money she got from her business she registered for JAMB she has now been admitted to study at Abia State University NAN reports that Community Junior High School came first in the quiz while Onike Girls and Ideal Girls Junior School came second and thirdm respectively NAN MA BAOL VIV WOJ Editing by Vivian Ihechu Wale Ojetimi NAN
    YEF, an NGO, partners Standard Chartered Bank school girls development
    Economy3 years ago

    YEF, an NGO, partners Standard Chartered Bank school girls development

     

    The Youth Empowerment Foundation (YEF), an NGO, has partnered with Standard Chartered Bank on enhancing the sexual knowledge, behaviours, education, financial management and skills of school girls in Lagos State.

    The Nigeria News Agency reports that the partnership, through the GOAL Project, on Friday organised a quiz competition among a dozen girls secondary schools in Lagos State.

    YEF is a non-profit NGO working to sexual knowledge, behaviours, education, financial management and skills for young people, started in India in 2006 and had since gained ground in mentoring and empowering girls in Nigeria since 2010.

    Among schools that participated in the quiz were Community Junior High, Onike; Girls Junior High, Ijero; Girls Junior High, Adebola Baptist School; Onitolo Community Junior High; Wesley Girls School; Gbaja Girls; Surulere Girls High-Jibowu; Itolo Girls Junior.

    Others include the  Ideal Girls Junior School; Clegg Girls Junior; Surulere Girls Junior,Bode Thomas; Akoka Junior; Herbert Macaulay Junior and Eric Moore Senior High School.

     

    Speaking with NAN, Mrs Iwalola Akin-Jimoh, Executive Secretary, YEF,  said:“This is important to us, the more young girls who are able to learn from each other the more they are able to reinforce their positive ability and their general behavior.

    “We appreciate the Lagos State Ministry of Education, principals and vice principals, for their support in implementing this project.

    Akin-Jimoh explained that girls who were beneficiaries of the GOAL project were trained to go back to their communities to impact other girls on secure livelihood, sexual and reproductive rights, financial management and skills acquisition.

    “One of the main objectives is to empower girls, the most vulnerable and hard-to-reach communities with skills to break the cycle of poverty, liberation from exploitation and abuse, to be self-reliant,’’ she said.

    According to her, personal monitoring and evaluation are conducted to assess the performance of the girls as well as the project.

    Also, Ms Tolulope Oshoba, Programme Manager, YEF, said: “I am happy about today’s event because we have been coaching them for almost a year.

    “ Seeing them sit there answering those questions really makes me happy.

    “It’s not only about the competition but seeing that young girls are beginning to take charge of their based on the  teachings,’’ she said.

    Ms Favour Idigo of the Standard Chartered said the bank committed to this programme.

    “The girls we started with in 2010 are out of the universities starting their own business. So we are not ready to stop.

    “The GOAL programme is targeted at girls from the rural communities, those who don’t have opportunities to most of these things and the girls have been impressive.

    “It is a continuous process; we will not give up but continue to partner NGOs like YEF and government bodies to educate parents and even communities, on the negative side of things and unacceptable cultures,’’ she said.

    One of the participants, Anitufo Precious, a JSS2 student from the Onike Girls Junior High School, told NAN that the programme had made her to start spending wisely, be  good influence on others and make positive plans for her future.

    Also, Chiamaka Emmanuel, another beneficiary, said the opportunity had made her gain skills that she was using to make some earnings.

    She  said that with the money she got from her business she registered for JAMB, she has now been admitted to study at Abia State University.

    NAN reports that Community Junior High School came first in the quiz, while Onike Girls and Ideal Girls Junior School came second and thirdm respectively. (NAN)

    MA/BAOL/VIV/WOJ

    Editing by Vivian Ihechu/Wale Ojetimi

    (NAN)

  •   NAN Green Girl Company the organisers of Miss Nigeria Pageant has urged young girls to report any form of gender based violence and sexual harassment against them to government approved authorities for sanctions Dr May Ikeora the Chief Executive Officer of the company gave the advice at a news conference on Friday in Lagos to herald the annual International Day of the Girl Child scheduled for Oct 11 Ikeora said that the company and the current Miss Nigeria Chidinma Aaron would organise a summit on Oct 11 to sensitise young girls against such violence According to her the summit tagged Raising Girls Summit will address issues of health confidence and sexual harassment and how young girls can overcome it She said that over 60 schools had indicated interests in the summit including young girls from the rural areas of the state that would be transported to the summit venue free of charge She said that the summit would be organised annually to influence young girls to think positively and encourage them toward breaking the jinx that certain professions were meant for men There are young girls who were good in science subjects in their secondary school days but ended up deviating at the university levels We need to break the disconnection and encourage them to become engineers and technicians she said Also speaking the 42nd Miss Nigeria Chidinma Aaron urged young girls to be proud and be self reliant Aron said that she was happy that the girl child project she inherited from her predecessors in office had advanced into a summit to reach out to the average Nigerian child I started this project at the beginning of my reign with visits to schools teaching and creating awareness on the pride and protection of the girl child I will be glad to moderate along with past queens the issues affecting the girl child to have personal contacts with young girls to encourage them to tell us their experiences Also to discover those ones that had experienced sexual harassment in the past she said She said that she hoped that at the end of the summit they would be able to discover outstanding young girls who could defend their gender propound theories and excel in their academics According to the organisers the First Lady of the country Mrs Aisha Buhari is expected to be the special guest at the occasion NAN BOM JI PAD NAN Edited by Joe Idika Peter Dada
    Organiser of Miss Nigeria urges girls to report gender-based violence to authorities
      NAN Green Girl Company the organisers of Miss Nigeria Pageant has urged young girls to report any form of gender based violence and sexual harassment against them to government approved authorities for sanctions Dr May Ikeora the Chief Executive Officer of the company gave the advice at a news conference on Friday in Lagos to herald the annual International Day of the Girl Child scheduled for Oct 11 Ikeora said that the company and the current Miss Nigeria Chidinma Aaron would organise a summit on Oct 11 to sensitise young girls against such violence According to her the summit tagged Raising Girls Summit will address issues of health confidence and sexual harassment and how young girls can overcome it She said that over 60 schools had indicated interests in the summit including young girls from the rural areas of the state that would be transported to the summit venue free of charge She said that the summit would be organised annually to influence young girls to think positively and encourage them toward breaking the jinx that certain professions were meant for men There are young girls who were good in science subjects in their secondary school days but ended up deviating at the university levels We need to break the disconnection and encourage them to become engineers and technicians she said Also speaking the 42nd Miss Nigeria Chidinma Aaron urged young girls to be proud and be self reliant Aron said that she was happy that the girl child project she inherited from her predecessors in office had advanced into a summit to reach out to the average Nigerian child I started this project at the beginning of my reign with visits to schools teaching and creating awareness on the pride and protection of the girl child I will be glad to moderate along with past queens the issues affecting the girl child to have personal contacts with young girls to encourage them to tell us their experiences Also to discover those ones that had experienced sexual harassment in the past she said She said that she hoped that at the end of the summit they would be able to discover outstanding young girls who could defend their gender propound theories and excel in their academics According to the organisers the First Lady of the country Mrs Aisha Buhari is expected to be the special guest at the occasion NAN BOM JI PAD NAN Edited by Joe Idika Peter Dada
    Organiser of Miss Nigeria urges girls to report gender-based violence to authorities
    General news3 years ago

    Organiser of Miss Nigeria urges girls to report gender-based violence to authorities

    (NAN Green Girl Company, the  organisers of Miss Nigeria Pageant, has urged young girls to report any form of  gender-based violence and sexual harassment against them  to government approved authorities for sanctions.

    Dr May Ikeora, the Chief Executive Officer of the company,   gave the advice at a news conference on Friday in Lagos to herald the annual International Day of the Girl Child scheduled for Oct. 11.

    Ikeora said that the company and the current Miss Nigeria, Chidinma Aaron, would organise a summit on Oct. 11 to sensitise young girls against such violence.

    According to her, the summit tagged: “Raising Girls Summit” will address issues of health, confidence and sexual harassment and how young girls can overcome it.

    She said that over 60 schools had indicated interests in the summit, including young girls from the rural areas of the state that would be transported to the summit venue free of charge.

    She said that the  summit would be organised annually to influence young girls  to think positively and encourage  them toward breaking the jinx that certain professions were meant for men.

    “There are young girls who were good in  science subjects in  their secondary school days but ended up deviating at the university levels.

    “We need to break the disconnection and encourage them to become engineers and technicians,” she said.

    Also speaking, the 42nd Miss Nigeria, Chidinma Aaron, urged young girls to be proud and be self-reliant.

    Aron said that  she was happy that the girl-child project she inherited from her predecessors-in-office had advanced into a summit to reach out to the average Nigerian child.

    “I started this project at the beginning of my reign with visits to schools, teaching and creating awareness on the pride and protection of the girl child.

    “I will be glad to moderate along with past queens the issues affecting the girl child;  to have personal contacts with young girls, to encourage them to tell us their experiences.

    ” Also,  to discover those ones that  had  experienced sexual harassment in the past,” she said.

    She said  that she hoped that at the end of the summit, they would be able to discover outstanding young girls, who could defend their gender, propound theories and excel in their academics.

    According to the organisers, the First Lady of the country, Mrs Aisha Buhari,  is expected to be  the special guest at the occasion. (NAN)

     

    BOM/JI/ PAD

    (NAN) Edited by Joe Idika/Peter Dada

     

     

     

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