Former first lady Victoria Aguiyi-Ironsi dies at 97

  Wife of late Nigerian Military Head of State, Major General J.T.U. Aguiyi-Ironsi, Victoria, is dead. The former First Lady died peacefully on Monday morning, August 23 at the age of 97. She would have been 98 on November 21, 2021. Her husband, and the Supreme Commander of the National Military Government, was killed on July 29, 1966. Chief Mrs. Victoria Aguiyi-Ironsi never re-married.

73% of women in Kaduna LG say it’s okay for men to beat them — Kaduna Governor's Chief Of staff


Muhammad Abdullahi, Chief of Staff to Gov. Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has disclosed 73 percent of women in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State said that it was okay for a man to beat a woman.

Speaking at the launch of the official launch of the 2021 State of the World Population Report by the United Nations Population Fund, in collaboration with the Planning and Budget Commission (PBC) in Kaduna, Abdullahi said the findings were based on the current General Households Survey conducted by the state Bureau of Statistics, and currently being validated by relevant stakeholders.

The Kaduna Governor's Chief of Staff also disclosed that a survey shows that over 30 percent of girls in Kubau and Kudan LGAs were married off before they turn 15 years while 38 percent of girls in Soba LG get married before the age of 15.

A zonal survey showed that 32 percent of girls are married off before age 15 in Kaduna North Senatorial Zone, 15 percent in Kaduna Central, and 17 percent in Kaduna South. He added that the survey equally shows 49 percent prevalence of female genital mutilation in Makarfi LGA and 34 percent in Giwa LGA.

Abdullahi said; 

“Therefore, for us in Kaduna State, the 2021 State of the World Population Report is timely and will help us look deeply into these disturbing statistics.

“The relevant ministries, departments and agencies, particularly the Ministry of Health, Human Services and Social Development and PBC will study the report closely and provide a clear implementation plan for some of the recommendations."


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