68-year-old Margaret Adenuga and husband Noah, 70 have been delivered of twins at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi Araba. Lagos, Nigeria. The woman was pregnant for the first time following an in vitro fertilisation. She was delivered of the babies – a boy and a girl – through an elective Caesarean section on April 14.
On the night of 14–15 April 2014, 276 female students were kidnapped from the Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State by Boko Haram extremists. Since then, a number of the girls have either been rescued by the Nigerian Army or freed by the extremist terrorist organization. 112 students remain missing though, and Yana Galang, the mother of one of the girls who has been missing since 2014 remains hopeful of someday seeing her daughter again.
The world commemorated the International Day of the Girl Child on Friday, October 11, 2019, to highlight and draw attention towards the challenges that girls face. We spoke to some teenage girls on what it means to be a girl child in Nigeria. Some of the responses would shock you.