As the world marks the International Day for Girl-Child, a pro-women’s rights organization has called for more voices to be given to the girl-child through breaking of silence on societal stereotypes attached to the female gender.

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The Citizens Centre for Integrated Development and Social Rights (CCIDESOR) has urged state and non-state actors to ensure the protection of the girl child especially in the face of COVID-19.

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As Nigeria marks her 60 years old as a Nation, there has been  remarkable milestone which is worthy to be celebrated.

Our dear country Nigeria  has been faced with many challenges starting with leadership and insecurity which Nigeria is plagued with even as we advance in age has worsened and people live in fear  of the unknown from herdsmen attack to terrorists and kidnappers scare etc.                                                         According to statistics recently by the Nigeria security tracker, 25,794 were killed between 2015 and 2019 and more than 100,000 persons have been killed by Boko Haram while 1.9 million people have been displaced because of conflict and violence ; more than half of these people are children. Three quarter of those internally displaced found shelter with host communities who are among the World’s poorest people.

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NIGERIA @60… DIAMOND in the Rough

As a country, we have fought so hard to stay united and fulfilled since the past 60 years. Faced with more thnt 300 ethnic groups and three dormant ones; the igbo -southeast, the Yoruba –South-west and the Hausa in the North. It is easy to forget that we were separate entities before the British merged us all into one country. This has only led to bitterness, brutality and bickering. Today, Nigeria operates as federal system-with power concentrated at the centre and distributed among the 36 states and the capital Abuja.

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