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Two tales of the girl child

By Francis Ewherido Last week, Nigeria took the world stage for all the right reasons. Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, one of Nigeria’s finest, former minister of finance, former minister of foreign, former managing director of the World Bank and a fellow Deltan (let me also associate, others have been doing so for almost two weeks now),
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Int’l Day of the Girl Child: African First Ladies call for greater protection, equal opportunity

By Emmanuel Aziken The African First Ladies Peace Mission, AFLPM, has called for equal opportunities and greater protection of the girl child from gender-based violence, and harmful practices. The body of wives of African Heads of States and Governments made the call in a goodwill message by the Acting Chairperson and Nigerian First Lady, Mrs.
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Kaduna to establish 80 schools to increase access to girl child education ― Commissioner

The Kaduna State Government said on Saturday that it has concluded plans to establish 80 new secondary schools as part of efforts to increase girl-child access to education. The state’s Commissioner for Education, Dr Shehu Makarfi made this known while responding to questions during a virtual Kaduna State 2021 Draft Budget Townhall Meeting, with the
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‘Money-Woman’: C’River community stops practice, other barbaric culture against girl-child

By Ike Uchechukwu An agrarian community, Becheve in Obanliku local government area of Cross River State has made a formal pronouncement to end one of its oldest custom and traditional practices which were detrimental to women and the girl-child. The practice, known as “Money-Woman” in which a girl-child is betrothed to a man who spends
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