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Child marriage kills over 60 girls daily – Save the Children Int’l

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A human right organisation, Save the Children International, has said that child marriage kills over 60 girls daily.

The organisation quoting a report said it had been estimated that 44 per cent of girls in Nigeria get married before their 18th birthday, one of the highest rate of child marriage globally.

The organisation said these in a statement issued on Monday night and signed by its Chief Executive, Inger Ashing, in commemoration of the 2021 International Day of the Girl Child.

The statement reads, “Rates are not likely to decrease today as Nigerian girls are living in one of the most difficult times.

“As a result of armed conflict, humanitarian crisis, kidnapping, natural disaster, displacement, COVID-19 pandemic and economic recession, the lives of millions of girls are threatened to be pushed into the basket of deprivation, including reduced access to education, nutrition, lack of protection and lack of access to basic social services, the State of Nigerian Girls Report showed.

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“More than an estimated 22,000 girls die per year from pregnancy and childbirth resulting from child marriage, new analysis from Save the Children released on International Day of the Girl reveals.

“With the highest rate of child marriage in the world, West and Central Africa accounts for nearly half (9,600) of all estimated child marriage-related deaths globally, or 26 deaths a day.

“The regional teenage maternal mortality rate is four times higher than anywhere else in the world.

“South Asia sees 2,000 child marriage-related deaths every year (or six every day), followed by East Asia and the Pacific with 650 deaths (or two every day), and Latin American and the Caribbean, with 560 annual deaths (or nearly two a day).

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“Although nearly 80 million child marriages globally have been prevented in the last 25 years, progress had stalled even before the COVID-19 pandemic—which has only worsened inequalities that drive child marriage.

“With school closures, health services under strain or closed, and more families being pushed into poverty, women and girls face an increased risk of violence during lengthy lockdowns. A further 10 million girls are now expected to marry by 2030,leaving more girls at risk of dying.

Child marriage kills over 60 girls daily – Save the Children Int’l

“Child marriage is one of the worst and deadliest forms of sexual and gender-based violence against girls. Every year, millions are forced into wedlock with men who are often much older, robbing them of an opportunity to keep learning, be children, and in many cases, to survive.

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“Childbirth is the number one killer of teenaged girls because their young bodies aren’t ready to bear children. The health risks of children having children cannot, and must not, be ignored.”

The organisation in its ‘Global Girlhood Report 2021: Girls’ rights in crisis’, released on Monday, the organisation is calling on governments to “raise girls’ voices by supporting their right to safe and meaningful participation in all public decision-making.”

“Governments must prioritise girls and ensure they’re protected from child marriage and premature childbirth-related deaths. This can only happen if girls have a say in the decisions that affect them,” it said.

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Nigerians react as BBNaija Cross’ SnapChat n*de video, flashes

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Big Brother Naija ‘Shine Ya Eye’ housemate, Ikechukwu Sunday aka Cross, has sparked reactions online after his n*de video goes viral on SnapChat.

The 30-year-old entrepreneur from Anambra was said to have mistakenly posted it on his snapchat.

The video showed him n@ked, his tattoos and manhood were on display, and it came with the writing ‘shower time’.

The video has been deleted

However, social media users have since been reacting to the viral video in different ways.

While unpopular opinion suggests the nude video was posted on purpose, others expressed their disappointment.

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Nigerians react as BBNaija Cross’ SnapChat n*de video, flashes

See some of the reactions below;

@World179: “Cross has crossed the line.”

@BUBU_CESC: “Cross once said don’t expect him to change himself now that he is well known. Guy said he used to do snap chats of almost everything he does, so why are we surprised now🤷🏾‍♀️”

@dengematics: “How can it be a mistake. Everyone just acting daft. Which mistake. Trust million will start running around searching for it.”

@mpulumma: “I’m not even his sister but I’m so furious Cross wtf was that #bbnaija.“

@Wavy_mogul: “Cross talk say no be only Maria go tren nah. Him too gas dey high table.”

@niftyfrex: “I think leaked nudes and videos is the new flame in Nigeria.”

@gudgaalriri: “Cross has been on SnapChat for years and has 100k followers but he never posted his nude until after BBN and people are saying he was sending it to someone; it’s either intentional or he was drunk. He could never be sending it to someone cos he is a SnapChat genius #BBNaija.”

@Hawau_Arewa: “Cross has crossed the line and he must carry his cross alone.”

Nigerians reacts as BBNaija Cross’ SnapChat n*de video, flashes

Nigerians reacts as BBNaija Cross’ SnapChat n*de video, flashes

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Sister Sizes: When The Wrong Bra Size Is The Right Size

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Sister Sizes: When The Wrong Bra Size Is The Right Size

I was just trying to shop for some new brassieres and the vendor didn’t have my size. I was scrolling through when I stumbled on a fine red one. Sent it to her because I wanted it. She quickly reminded me it wasn’t my size. I found myself educating a bra seller on something that would help her business. grin

How many times have you seen a really beautiful bra, you want to buy it, you scroll down to the size list and boom, it is not your size. This keeps happening and it gets you wishing the wrong size could be the right size.

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Well, the wrong size could actually be the right size and there is a name for it…

SISTER SIZES

But before we go further, let’s understand how bra sizing works.

Your bra size compromises a letter and number.

For example: Mine is 38B. 38 is the BAND SIZE, that part of the bra that goes round you is 38inches.

B is the cup size. The part that cups the boobs.

The band size is directly proportional to the cup size. So if the cup is perfect but the band is tight and I decide to go for a 40B, I won’t get the same fit. The band would be fine, but the cup would be loose. What should I do? I go for the bigger sister size, 40A!!

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The rule of thumb is;
down one band size,
up one cup size

If you need the band to be tighter, it is okay to do the smaller sister size (i.e) the sister size with a smaller band. In my case, I can do a 36C, but not a 34E, except I would use a bra extender on the former.

Attached is an image to guide you. Follow them horizontally (in a lying, not standing position).

When next you wanna shop for a new bra, you don’t have to search helplessly for one size. I hope this helps.

Sister Sizes: When The Wrong Bra Size Is The Right Size

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How Police Arrested 27-Year-Old Man Molesting 3 Under Aged Boys

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A 27-man identified simply as Ekpeye has been arrested for allegedly s€xuall¥ molesting three male children aged 9, 11 and 12, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

The incident happened happened at Sanitary Lane in Ekwulobia Street, Diobu Mile 3 area of Port Harcourt.

The Media Assistant to SA on SDGs to the Rivers State Governor, Allwell Ene, who confirmed the incident on Tuesday, October 26, said the suspect was caught allegedly kissing and smooching the three children.

How Police Arrested 27-Year-Old Man Molesting 3 Under Aged Boys

“He was also said to have asked the kids to rub his p*nis. He claims to be from Ahoada East in Rivers State,” Ene said.

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“He has been apprehended by residents at about 8:15pm on Tuesday night at sanitary lane between N0 4 and 6 Ekwulobia street Mile 3 diobu, Port Harcourt and handed over to the Azikiwe Police Divisional headquarters at Illabouchi, Mile 2 Diobu where he is being detained.”

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