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Transgender Senator, Sarah McBride gives epic response to someone who asked if she’s a “boy or girl”

Human rights activist, Sarah McBride is to become the first transgender state senator in the US after she won her race in Delaware.   McBride, who was born biologically male before transitioning to a woman, had an interesting reply when a follower asked for her gender.   "I am confused, are you a boy or a girl?" the follower asked McBride in her DM.   She replied: "I'm a senator."   McBride shared the exchange publicly and added: "Hope this clears things up."   Her reply has gone viral with over 22,000 people retweeting it and over 333,000 likes.  
Federal character should also include age, gender and religion – Gbajabiamila
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Federal character should also include age, gender and religion – Gbajabiamila

Speaker of the house of representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has stated that federal character should also include age, religion, gender and not just ethnicity.   The Speaker who said this while speaking at the Young Parliamentarians Forum (YPF) strategy meeting in Abuja on Saturday October 31, also called for a legal framework that will change the federal character principle for appointments in the country’s constitution as the idea of making such appointments based on states of origin or religion has not helped the development of the country.   Gbajabiamila said;   “I think we should consider an amendment in the constitution to the definition of federal character, because when we talk about federal character within the context of appointments, infrastructure ...
Russian Female Powerlifter Asked To Prove Gender Before Boarding A Plane
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Russian Female Powerlifter Asked To Prove Gender Before Boarding A Plane

Anna Turaeva, a champion powerlifter from Russia, recently shared a shocking story of how she was stopped by airport security and asked private questions to prove that she really was a woman. 42-year-old Turaeva, a six-time world powerlifting champion and eight-time European powerlifting champion, described the experience of being prevented from boarding a plane from St Petersburg to her home city of Krasnodar as humiliating. The Russian athlete said that security staff believed she was actually a man posing as a woman and asked her all sorts of private and intimate question in order to establish her gender. Anna Turaeva’s appearance has indeed become very masculine after years of bodybuilding and powerlifting training, but she considers herself 100% female and tried explainin...
Chrissy Teigen accidentally reveals gender of her third baby
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Chrissy Teigen accidentally reveals gender of her third baby

Chrissy Teigen accidentally did a gender reveal while addressing her fans on Instagram. The mum-of-two, who is expecting her third child, opened up on Thursday, September 17, about being on bed rest when she unexpectedly dropped the news. She began, "My placenta sucks. It's always been the bad part of my pregnancies with Luna, with Miles it just stopped feeding him, it stopped taking care of him. "I was stealing all his food because I was getting huge, but he wasn't getting big at all. He had to come out early, Luna had to come out early. I was induced both times." Talking about her current pregnancy, she said: "It's super weak. It's so weird because the baby's really really healthy, he's big. He's probably ..." Realizing what she had just said, she covered her mouth in ...
Nikki Bella and Artem Chigvintsev Reveal Gender of their Unborn Baby
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Nikki Bella and Artem Chigvintsev Reveal Gender of their Unborn Baby

WWE star, Nikki Bella and her fiancé Artem Chigvintsev revealed the gender of their unborn child on Thursday’s episode of Total Bellas (June 11). Nikki Bella and Artem Chigvintsev are expecting their first child together and it is a BOY!! Recall that Nikki, who is expecting her first child with fiancé Artem Chigvintsev, in a video she shared on her social media page, displayed her growing baby bump while showing off her garden to fans. “Happy Monday everyone. Almost 32 weeks! Oh my goodness, how crazy!” she began the video. “I hope you all are having an amazing Monday, just wanted to say hello and send you all some love. Can you believe you all get to find out the gender finally this Thursday? I can’t wait!” Nikki announced in January that she and Artem were expecting their ...
We are having a boy’ – BBNaija’s Mike Edwards and wife Perri Shakes-Drayton reveal the sex of their unborn baby
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We are having a boy’ – BBNaija’s Mike Edwards and wife Perri Shakes-Drayton reveal the sex of their unborn baby

Big Brother Naija 2019 first runner up, Mike Edwards and his lovely wife, Perri Shakes-Drayton, who are both expecting their first child together, have revealed the sex of the unborn baby. The couple took to their Youtube page to share a video from the gender reveal ceremony they had at their home In the video, the soon-to-be mother of one was filmed handing her a piece of paper to her husband, who then confirmed that they are having a baby boy. In celebration, the couple let out blue confetti and popped a bottle of champagne with friends that witnessed the gender reveal via virtual video call. The couple got married in London in June, 2019. Watch the gender reveal video below.
Man Hits His New Born Baby On The Floor In Imo Because It’s Not A Boy
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Man Hits His New Born Baby On The Floor In Imo Because It’s Not A Boy

The wife of a 49-year old man was delivered of a new born baby, the issue of gender in families played out in Imo State after he found out the 5th child was female . Out of rage, he smashed the new born on the floor and the baby died instantly. Ezekiel Anorue, has been arrested by the Imo State Police Command for killing a new born child and is now facing charge for murder which attracts life imprisonment if he is tried and found guilty before the Court. Police source said that the dastardly act was exposed after the wife raised alarm when the child stopped breathing immediately the father hit her on the floor. It was gathered that the suspect, Anorue, was angry that his wife had lied to him that the new baby will be a male child, which was what he had longed for in the fam...
Elon Musk and Girlfriend Grimes Welcome First Child
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Elon Musk and Girlfriend Grimes Welcome First Child

Elon Musk has revealed his pop star girlfriend Grimes has welcomed a baby – sparking warm wishes of congratulations from fans online. The 48-year-old billionaire took to Twitter to share the news on Monday night (US time) and reported that both his child and his 32-year-old girlfriend were both healthy and happy. Elon sparked excitement on Monday evening when he mysteriously tweeted: “A few hours away!” sparking a frenzy of speculation his girlfriend of two years were about to become first time parents. And four hours later, the proud dad confirmed this was indeed the case as he gave a short but happy update on Twitter to reveal he was now a dad. Elon tweeted: “Mom & baby all good.” Elon and Grimes – whose real name is Claire Elise Boucher – started dating in May...
MC Oluomo To Lagos Drivers: Pick Only Passengers With Face Masks
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MC Oluomo To Lagos Drivers: Pick Only Passengers With Face Masks

As Lagosians gear up for the relaxation of the lockdown imposed on the state from Monday, 4th May, the state chairman of National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) Lagos State Council, Musiliu Akinsanya (aka MC Oluomo), has ordered commercial bus drivers in the state not to pick passengers without face masks. Speaking via a new statement on Saturday, he said there would be taskforce officials on the road to ensure that drivers adhere strictly to the new regulations. “All passengers MUST put on their face mask. Failure to use it, such passenger should not be allowed into their vehicles. “Tricycle Owners and Operator’s Association of Nigeria “TOOAN”(Maruwa operators) are to abide by the Lagos state government’s directive of carrying two passengers at a go. “Drivers and thei...
Men should share home chores with wives – Actor Akah Nnani
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Men should share home chores with wives – Actor Akah Nnani

Actor Akah Nnani has said men should also take part in chores in the home and not leaving every activity in the home for their wives to carry out. Taking to his Instagram page, the actor wrote that it is time for gender equality in the home as well as it is an all-round responsibility of the man to take care of his household and protect them from invaders  of any sort. He wrote; I believe a man’s responsibility is to protect the woman, his wife, from stress. In these times, fathers are to protect their kids from germs. Help your kids wash their hands. Protect your family from the social damage of having an absent father. We always talk about ‘wife material’ well, there should be #HusbandMaterial too then. We live in a world where women are unfairly burdened with the respon...
I Have Been In Relationships With Both Men And Women – Nadia Rose Opens Up
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I Have Been In Relationships With Both Men And Women – Nadia Rose Opens Up

British rapper and songwriter and cousin to British rapper, stormzy, Nadia Rose speaks about her relationship According to her, she revealed she had a relationship with both men and women in her life Taking to instagram, shared with her followers that in the end, dating both gender is tough. She wrote “Having been in relationships with both men and women, I can confirm that everyone is mad.” Having been in relationships with both men and women I can confirm that everyone is mad. — Sugar Zaddy Mami (@nadiarosemusic) April 28, 2020
Men’s testicles ‘could make them more vulnerable to coronavirus’ – New study finds
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Men’s testicles ‘could make them more vulnerable to coronavirus’ – New study finds

A new study has shown that the presence of testicles makes men more vulnerable to Coronavirus. According to a preliminary report posted on MedRxix, researchers in India followed recovery of 68 patients in Mumbai to study the gender disparity of the virus and Dr. Aditi Shastri, an oncologist at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, and her mother, Dr. Jayanthi Shastri — a microbiologist at the Kasturba Hospital for Infectious Diseases in Mumbai have now revealed that the virus attaches itself to a protein that occurs in high levels in the testicles. According to the study, Coronavirus could linger in men’s testicles as the virus bonds with proteins in the body that are found in the lungs, intestine, heart and also the testicles explaining why the disease is more prevalent in men than wo...
Suspected ritualists, rapists, arrested in Lagos
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Suspected ritualists, rapists, arrested in Lagos

Police operatives of the Lagos State Command, weekend, arrested two suspected ritualists and two paedophiles. It was gathered that the 30-year-old suspected ritualist, Dona Asogbo, was arrested at Panuse area, Okoafo area after residents in the community raised alarm and reported to the police that the suspect and his accomplice, Peter Alogbo, turned an uncompleted building in the community into a rituals’ den. Sequel to the report a team of Police officers led by the Divisional Police Officer visited the scene. The principal suspect, Dona Asogba, was arrested while his partner took to his heels. He added that a mini size wooden coffin and all sorts of fetish items were recovered from the shrine. The shrine is suspected to be used for criminal purposes. Confirming the arrest, t...
Miley Cyrus Identifies Herself as Pansexual
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Miley Cyrus Identifies Herself as Pansexual

Miley Cyrus was born in November 23, 1992, ahe is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and philanthropist, Her music has spanned a range of styles, including , pop, country pop and hip hop. Posted on her Instagram account that she is pansexual. Cyrus’ personal life, public image, and performances have often sparked controversy and received widespread media coverage. She is widely considered to be one of the most successful entertainers in adulthood who originated as a child star. Recently, Cyrus has spoken openly about her fluid approach to gender and sexuality.”A big part of my pride and my identity is being a queer person,” she posted on her Instagram account “What I preach is: People fall in love with people, not gender, not looks, not whatever. What I’m in love with exists o...
Edo close down orphanage where a child was sold for N1.7m
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Edo close down orphanage where a child was sold for N1.7m

Edo State Commissioner for Social Development and Gender Issues, Mrs. Maria Edeko announced the closure of a popular orphanage in the state. The orphanage allegedly sold one of its baby girl of the sun of N1.7M Furthermore, she added the orphanage operating license withdrawn also. In her statement: “Famous Faithland Home has been implicated in alleged sales of children. Since the report came, we started investigating the matter and today (Friday), Edo State Government has withdrawn the temporary licence granted to the orphanage. The orphanage has not operated within the confines of the law. The 17 children in the home relocated to a safe place. “The governor is passionate about vulnerable persons especially children. The state government is also working within the...
Homosexuality is Caused by Ogbanje – Pete Edochie
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Homosexuality is Caused by Ogbanje – Pete Edochie

Ace Nigerian actor, Pete Edochie has shared his thoughts on homsexuality which according to him is caused by "ogbanje". According to the veteran actor, when an Ogbanje child who is fond of a friend of same gender dies and reincarnates in a different gender, they tend to get attracted to people of same gender in their previous lives. Watch the video below;
Lady Loses Job Due to The Fact That She’s a Woman
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Lady Loses Job Due to The Fact That She’s a Woman

A Nigerian lady identified as Stephanie Tagbo has cried out on Twitter about a job discrimination. She said the Managing Director of a company allegedly cancelled her job interview because she’s a woman. According to her post, the MD cancelled the interview because she’s a lady. And the MD further said that she doesn’t want a woman who would get pregnant while working with her. The lady also revealed that the MD is a woman and she not happy she lost the job because of her gender. She wrote on Twitter: https://twitter.com/StephanieTagbo/status/1235479490622631936
Elon Musk’s Girlfriend, Grimes Opens Up About Why She Refuses To Reveal The Gender Of Her Baby
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Elon Musk’s Girlfriend, Grimes Opens Up About Why She Refuses To Reveal The Gender Of Her Baby

Elon Musk’s girlfriend Grimes has become a hot topic ever since news of her pregnancy released. The star has also remained rather vocal in regards to her thoughts and opinions about her child’s life and future. During a YouTube live stream, the singer spoke at length about her new album, Miss Anthropocene, and even touched base on the topic of her child. To the surprise of many, Grimes revealed that she probably won’t be unveiling the gender of her baby, at this point in time, because, “I feel like their privacy should be protected.” Grimes also stated, “I don’t think they can consent to being famous or being in public.” The singer also admitted,” And I don’t want to gender them in case that’s not how they feel in their life. I don’t know; I just feel like it doesn’t need to b...
‘Cooking is Not Restricted to a Gender, Guys Learn how to Cook’ – Toke Makinwa Says
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‘Cooking is Not Restricted to a Gender, Guys Learn how to Cook’ – Toke Makinwa Says

  Media personality, Toke Makinwa, who believes cooking shouldn't be restricted to a gender want men to learn how to cook and not base the 'entirety of picking a life partner' on their belly. She wrote on Twitter:  'Cooking is not restricted to a gender, guys learn how to cook so you don’t base the entirety of picking a life partner on your belly, if you don’t want to, make enough to hire a chef. Life is too short to be triggered all the time.'
Leah Sharibu’s Father Reacts To Reports That She Has Given Birth
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Leah Sharibu’s Father Reacts To Reports That She Has Given Birth

The father of abducted Dapchi Schoolgirl, Leah Sharibu, has reacted to the news making the rounds that his daughter has given birth to a baby and has been married off to a commander of the Boko Haram terrorist group. In a phone conversation with Channels Television’s correspondent on Sunday, Mr Nathan Sharibu said he would rather not make any comment on the issue. He added that his primary concern is to see his daughter return alive and will, therefore, not give any credence to any rumours. News that she had given birth, as well as her alleged marriage to a Boko Haram commander, started making the rounds after Journalist, Ahmad Sakilda, who is believed to have access to the insurgents announced in a tweet that the abducted schoolgirl is now a mother. The tweet read: “Why, I...
Traffic Warden’s Mannerisms Causes Observers to argue about his Gender
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Traffic Warden’s Mannerisms Causes Observers to argue about his Gender

A traffic warden has become a viral sensation after a video of him controlling traffic was shared online with the caption, "Traffic warden with swag." In the video, the traffic warden is seen carrying out his duty in a unique way in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state, promoting observers in the video to argue about his gender. " Is this one male or female," a voice can be heard asking in the video. Watch it below.
Nigerians react as feminist, Grace Ajilore announces she is pregnant
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Nigerians react as feminist, Grace Ajilore announces she is pregnant

Famous vlogger, YouTuber, actress and feminist, Grace Ajilore, has set the internet on fire following a pregnancy announcement last night. The expectant motivational speaker who gained popularity following her series of videos perceived to be against the masculine gender has come under attack as many accuse her of misleading her fans. Online users have taken to their social media platform to weigh in their displeasure as they make a heavy comparison between Grace Ajilore and Linda Ikeji, as well as Glory Osei. Whilst Grace tried to manage the situation on her Instagram page via the comment section, it appears Instagram users have no chill as they didn't fail to create memes and drop their rather hilarious comments.        
It Is Discriminatory To Expel Pregnant Schoolgirls And Leave The Boys  – First Lady Says
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It Is Discriminatory To Expel Pregnant Schoolgirls And Leave The Boys – First Lady Says

Mrs. Bisi Fayemi, the Ekiti State First Lady, has said it is discriminatory to expel pregnant schoolgirls from school while allowing the boys who impregnated them to continue their education. Mrs. Fayemi said this Thursday during a meeting in Ado-Ekiti with wives of Coordinating Directors and Community Development Officers of the 16 Local Government Councils in the state. She pointed out that all girls, regardless of their status, have a right to education. The Ekiti State First Lady acknowledged that pregnant girls face various forms of punishments, including discriminatory practices that deny them their right to education. She went on to reveal that the state government is ready to implement relevant laws, including the Child Rights Act, Gender Equality and other laws to protect...
BBNaija 2019: How To Vote For Your Favourite Housemates
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BBNaija 2019: How To Vote For Your Favourite Housemates

Voting on season four of Big Brother Naija show tagged ‘Pepper Dem’ officially started on Monday night following the first nomination show. This season, viewers have four ways of voting for their favourite housemate to remain in the show which will be via SMS, BBNaija Website, BBNaija Mobile site and via DStv and GOtv apps. In the procedure sent to news platforms by the organizers, to be eligible to vote for a favourite housemate, fans will need to register on the BBNaija web and mobile sites and on the MyDStv app or GOtv app if they are a subscriber in Nigeria.   How to register on the Big Brother web and mobile sites: Log on to africamagic.tv/bigbrother on either web or mobile Click on the Vote menu item. Click on Register and enter your name, surname, year of birth, gen...
La Liga to introduce first female referee next season
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La Liga to introduce first female referee next season

La Liga will be getting its first female referee next season, as confirmed by the Spanish Football Federation on Tuesday. This is coming 12 years after female referee, Marisa Villa, who was named in La Liga's list in 2007 did not pass the physical tests required to officiate a match.   32-year-old assistant referee, Guadalupe Porras Ayuso, who will now become the first woman ever to officiate in the league, has worked in Segunda, the men's second division, for two seasons and before that officiated for eight seasons in Segunda B, the third division in Spain.   "The assistant referee will be the first woman to debut in the top flight," the RFEF said in a statement.   It is also speculated that her elevation will give the much needed boost to for gender equal...
‘It’s not about the money’ – Why Ballon d’Or winner Ada Hegerberg isn’t playing at the Women’s World Cup
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‘It’s not about the money’ – Why Ballon d’Or winner Ada Hegerberg isn’t playing at the Women’s World Cup

The forward hasn't represented Norway since they crashed out of the group stages at Euro 2017 - but it's not because of those poor displays When Ada Hegerberg was awarded the inaugural Ballon d’Or Feminin in December, it was a watershed moment for women’s football. She stood proudly alongside Luka Modric, the winner of the men’s edition, and Kylian Mbappe, winner of the under-21 Kopa Trophy, laughing and joking and, after winning a third successive Champions League with Lyon, certainly not out of place. Yet, there was one obvious difference between her and her male counterparts – and it wasn’t her gender.
Olympic champion and intersex athlete, Caster Semenya allowed to participate in men’s events – IAAF
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Olympic champion and intersex athlete, Caster Semenya allowed to participate in men’s events – IAAF

The International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF) has said that athletes like South Africa's Caster Semenya are welcome to enter men's events if they are not willing to take medicine to lower their testosterone levels. This comes days after the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland, ruled in favour of International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) that female athletes such as Semenya, who is intersex must take testosterone suppressants like the contraceptive pill to stay under the permitted level to continue competing as a woman in any running event between the 400m and the mile. Responding to a letter from the World Medical Association (WMA) which urged doctors not to enforce controversial new IAAF gender rules for classifying female athletes,...
New Video of Meghan Markle on Visit to India Emerges
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New Video of Meghan Markle on Visit to India Emerges

A never-before-seen video of Meghan Markle has emerged and it was taken before her relationship with Prince Harry became public. The Duchess of Sussex, who was an actress at the time, visited Delhi and Mumbai in 2017 to highlight the issues of gender equality and the problems of girls' access to education. Meghan teamed up with World Vision, a charity that works to change the lives of the world’s poorest children. On a visit to one school, speaking to the camera, Meghan said: “What we found is that the enrolment at this school went up three times once the latrines were built so that girls had access to clean hygiene and bathroom facilities while they’re at school." Meghan told how some girls are forced to drop out of school because they don’t have “bathrooms available t...
I’m feminine in many ways – Sam Smith
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I’m feminine in many ways – Sam Smith

British Gay singer, Sam Smith has revealed that he is feminine in many ways, especially in relation to his sex life. The Grammy award winner sat for a candid interview with Jameela Jamil on ‘I Weigh Interview series,’ where he discussed what a ‘non-binary’ and ‘genderqueer’ identity meant to him. Sam Smith admitted during the interview that he has regularly questioned if he wants a sex change. ‘You do not identify in a gender. You are just you. You are your own special creation. That is how I take it. I am not male or female. I think I float somewhere in between – somewhat on the spectrum.’ ‘I’ve always had a bit of a war in my body and my mind… I do think like a woman in my head at times. ‘I’ve sometimes sat there and questioned, do I want a sex change? It’s something I...
Nigeria living with dying practice of female circumcision
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Nigeria living with dying practice of female circumcision

The challenge of Female Genital Mutilation & Cutting, FGM/C in Nigeria and several countries persists despite efforts to curb it. According to UNICEF, FGM/C, also known as female circumcision, refers to “all procedures involving partial or total removal of the female external genitalia or another injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.” Female circumcision is a long-term traditional practice and the belief was that females not circumcised would be  promiscuous persists in some communities. Enlightnment about the health hazards of the practice have improved, but it continues to thrive in some communities mainly to fulfil traditional  personal beliefs  and practices. Globally, argument against the practice has strengthened and female circumcision is curre...
Slay Queens Claim They Used Men’s Boxers to Buy 2 New Honda Cars
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Slay Queens Claim They Used Men’s Boxers to Buy 2 New Honda Cars

A video has surfaced on the internet showing 2 slay queens claiming they used men’s boxers to buy 2 new Honda cars. While flaunting the two exotic cars, they claimed they no longer wear panties and their destinies cannot be used by Yahoo Boys who reportedly use ladies’ panties for rituals. The video is quite funny but it has got many people talking as they drop their comments. In recent times, Yahoo Boys have been rumoured to be using women underwear to acquire exotic Mercedez Benz cars from money-making rituals, however it appears the opposite gender is going that line of trade. Watch the video below; Video Player
See What A Textbook Is Teaching Kids About Gender Roles
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See What A Textbook Is Teaching Kids About Gender Roles

A textbook has gone viral on social media, for teaching kids what has been interpreted as the ill side of 'gender roles'. The textbook which relayed examples of gender roles assigned to both men and women, stated that husband should earn money and the wife should look after the children, serve, do the dishes, ensure the house is clean, ensure the kids are well behaved and also make sure that members of the nuclear and extended family are happy.
Nothing You Do is Significantly Successful – Edafe Okporo Slams Tunde Ednut
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Nothing You Do is Significantly Successful – Edafe Okporo Slams Tunde Ednut

Edafe Okporo, the Nigerian gay rights activist who called out Nollywood actor Williams Uchemba over an alleged fraud with the UN Brand, has slammed Tunde Ednut over a video of an ‘eloquent speaker misfiring about gender and age’ he shared. Edafe Okporo who recounted how Kevin Hart lost hosting The Oscars over an alleged ‘homophobic post’, slammed Tunde Ednut for reportedly not having a successful career in music. He wrote; The fact that you have a platform does not mean you should use it to hurt people. Kevin hart did the same and he lost the biggest chance of his life to host the oscar. #tundeednut your career in music was not as successful as #wizkid your career in blogging is not as successful as #instablog nothing you do is significantly successful does that make you not a human...
Nigerian author berates men who filmed transgender woman naked
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Nigerian author berates men who filmed transgender woman naked

Nigerian author, Elnathan John has berated the men who filmed a transgender woman naked, saying what they did is a criminal offense. A video of Igbo men expressing shock after they took a woman to their hotel room only to discover that she’s a man, went viral, and it has not pleased the author. Elnathan John has called them out on Twitter, for filming the video. He said they should have verified her gender before taking her to their room. He wrote; There is nothing funny about this abuse. You saw someone. Got attracted (and yes she is beautiful). YOU picked her and then you are upset she is not what your homophobic mind wants her to be? Why film her naked and upload this? This violence is an offene and should be reported. The idiots who shot this video are the on...
Bisi Alimi Explains Why He Doesn’t Identify As A Feminist
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Bisi Alimi Explains Why He Doesn’t Identify As A Feminist

Bisi Alimi, Nigeria's foremost LGBTQ activist has explained in a recent interview why he doesn't identify as a feminist. The gay rights activist who fights homophobia, racism, and sexism in Africa and beyond, had an interview with Leah Fessler for Quartz At Work.   In the interview, Alimi explains why he doesn’t think men should identify as feminists, how a stranger in an airport taught him self-advocacy, and why dressing up as a woman is one of the best ways to learn to be a man. Bisi, who underwent gar exorcism at the age of 17 in Lagos said coming out as gay was terrifying. It was terrifying. I thought it was going to put an end to my career. But I was saving myself. At 17, I attempted suicide and I had severe mental health issues. So I thought, either I come ...
West Ham Suspend Coach For Attending Controversial March
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West Ham Suspend Coach For Attending Controversial March

West Ham have suspended youth coach Mark Phillips after he took part in a controversial march last weekend, the Premier League club announced Wednesday. The Democratic Football Lads Alliance have faced accusations they are a racist and Islamophobic group. They marched through central London on Saturday to protest against what their Facebook page said were “returning jihadists, veterans treated like traitors, thousands of AWOL (absent without leave) migrants”, inadequate sentences for paedophiles and an “epidemic of gang and knife crime”. Phillips, in a series of posts on his Twitter account which he has now made private, Phillips said he attended the march and defended the DFLA against claims it was “far right” and responsible for violence with police and anti-fascism protesters on S...
Diamond Bank Gets Global Recognition As Top Retail Bank in Africa
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Diamond Bank Gets Global Recognition As Top Retail Bank in Africa

Nigeria’s leading retail bank Diamond Bank Plc has been rated 4stars and ranked as one of the best retail banks globally by the Lafferty Banking 500 index 2018. According to Lafferty, Diamond bank was selected as one of the top banks globally after credible information gathering process adopted by the Lafferty Research and Development division, using key financial parameters like; Financial Position, Strategy, Corporate Culture, Living the Brand, Digital Advancement, Management Experience and Customer Satisfaction of the bank to their customers. Commenting on the rating and recognition, Uzoma Dozie, CEO, Diamond Bank Plc said, “Through our Beyond Banking strategy we have refocused our business on delivering positive outcomes for our customers and be relevant at their point of need. O...
Chimamada Adichie Explains What Feminism is in Pidgin
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Chimamada Adichie Explains What Feminism is in Pidgin

Nigerian feminism advocate and author, Chimamanda Adichie, who sat for a chat with BBC pidgin, explained feminism is in pidgin. ccording to Chimamanda Adichie ‘every woman wey dem born for this world dey equal to every man’. She further added ‘na the people wey no want make women equal na dem talk say feminist na person wey wan kill man and i no too get time for that kain argument because I want make we beging dey talk about real things’. CLICK HERE TO WATCH This is coming few weeks after the author said that  Jesus Christ’s treatment of women is an important symbol for gender equality. Chimamanda Adichie maintained that stories in the bible were rooted in particular cultures and the Jewish people at the time were patriarchal, however Jesus Christ’s treatment of women, was s...
Man, 35, Arrested For Luring 11-year-old Girl And Raping Her In Lagos
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Man, 35, Arrested For Luring 11-year-old Girl And Raping Her In Lagos

A 35-year-old man has been arrested for raping an 11-year old girl in Meiran, Lagos. Orenowo Adesoji is reported to have lured the girl under the pretence that he wanted to send her on an errand. He then sexually assaulted her when he was alone with her. The forceful penetration left the girl bleeding, with injuries on her private part. The sexual assault happened in European quarters, Meiran, Lagos state, where the culprit and his victim live. He lured her into his apartment, locked the door and raped her. The victim screamed but before help could come, Orenowo had succeeded with his evil intention. The victim was rescued and taken to the hospital for treatment and the assault was reported to the Gender Section of the Police Command, Lagos. Orenowo was arrested and detaine...
Adolescent Females Majority Of People Living With HIV – WHO
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Adolescent Females Majority Of People Living With HIV – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says women, especially adolescents between 15 and 24 years, represent the majority of people living with HIV globally. AIDS SYMBOL According to a report on ‘Women and Health’ released on its website on Tuesday, the organisation said that globally, adolescent girls and young women account for two out of three new HIV infections. The report said that an estimated 18 per cent of girls are sexually abused at some point in their childhood as against eight per cent for boys. It said that adolescent girls experienced a greater risk of sexual abuse and face harmful practices such as child marriage and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The report said that majority of girls who became sexually active during their adolescent years were often coerced or...
Chile Passes  Law Allowing Teens over 14 to change their legal Sex
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Chile Passes Law Allowing Teens over 14 to change their legal Sex

Lawmakers in Chile on Wednesday passed legislation allowing people as young as 14 to legally change their name and gender identity. The Chamber of Deputies passed the Gender Identity Law by a vote of 95-46. sex It allows people aged 18 and above to change their name and legal gender, while those aged over 14 can do so with the permission of a parent or legal guardian. The Senate had passed the bill last month, so Wednesday’s vote brought an end to a five-year battle in the deeply conservative South American country. The hotly debated legislation had come close to passing several times, but the issue came to a head earlier this year in the final months of former president Michelle Bachelet’s term. “We are witnessing a historic event which we celebrate with great emotio...
“I Slept With Your Husbands” 7-Year-Old Girl Tells Housewives In Lagos
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“I Slept With Your Husbands” 7-Year-Old Girl Tells Housewives In Lagos

It has been discovered that two married men continually defiled a 7-year-old girl in their compound in Lagos and the girl has confirmed this to their wives. The suspects, Mr. Osuntunbo Dare, 42 and Idowu Gbolahan, 29, who live at Sanusi Street in Shomolu, Lagos, both sexually abused their neighbour’s daughter separately and were each not aware that the other was doing the same thing. The abuse which began in 2017 continued into 2018 until the girl’s mother suspected, checked her private part and found out her daughter had been defiled. It was at this point that the girl opened up and fingered Dare and Gbolahan as the culprits. Investigation revealed that Dare was the first to begin assaulting the girl in 2017. Then in 2018, Gbolahan joined to rape the girl on multiple occasions. Bot...
Ghanaian President, Akufo-Addo Reshuffles Cabinet
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Ghanaian President, Akufo-Addo Reshuffles Cabinet

Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo has reshuffled his cabinet and made new appointments.   According to a statement from the presidency, Minister for Lands and Natural Resources John Peter Amewu becomes substantive Minister for Energy, while Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh takes over as Minister for Lands and Natural Resources.   Amewu replaced Boakye Agyarko who was fired by the president on Monday in the midst of controversy over the review of power supply agreement between Ghana and AMERI Resources. Mustapha Abdul-Hamid, who is being replaced by his deputy Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah as Minister for Information, becomes Minister for Inner City and Zongo Development, while the former minister, Boniface Abubakar Saddique moves to the Vice President’s office as minister of state. &n...
Laws Against Sexual, Gender-Based Violence Must Be Reviewed’ – Governor Ambode
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Laws Against Sexual, Gender-Based Violence Must Be Reviewed’ – Governor Ambode

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode on Thursday urged everyone to take a common stand against sexual and gender-based violence by advocating for the review of our laws to provide stiffer punishments for offenders given the serious threat the evil act poses to safety and security of women and the girl-child.   The Governor, who spoke through the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Tunji Bello at the 18th Regular National Council Meeting on Women Affairs and Social Development held at the Academy Inn, Agidingbi, Ikeja, added that it constitutes a social menace that must be kicked out of the nation’s social system in order to protect and preserve the dignity of womanhood.   He posited that to achieve social inclusion and integration for socio-economic development...
Daddy Freeze Comes At Chimamanda Adichie, Says ‘Your Own Gender Will Continue To Let You Down’
Lifestyle

Daddy Freeze Comes At Chimamanda Adichie, Says ‘Your Own Gender Will Continue To Let You Down’

Controversial media personality Daddy Freeze has again come at author Chimamanda Adichie over her feminist views. Freeze, told the story of a broken down danfo bus on his way down from his church yesterday and instead of the women in the bus to come down and help push as the men did, they sat down and let the men do all the work. He added that Adichie’s view will not work here as nature and nuture will not allow it. Dear Chimamanda, yesterday, while driving home from our online church service held on the radio, I saw a broken down danfo bus. All the women remained on the bus, while the men assisted the conductor in pushing the bus, as the driver tried his best to jump-start it. – Seeing this, I realized that no matter how hard you try to propagate your feminist ideology, your own gen...
Indian Actress, Sri Reddy Arrested For Protesting Against Gender Discrimination
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Indian Actress, Sri Reddy Arrested For Protesting Against Gender Discrimination

An Indian actress has stripped Private in public in protest at a 'MeToo'-style casting couch culture in the local film industry but got arrested. Police arrested Sri Reddy after she staged the stunt in the city of Hyderabad, in southern India's state of Telangana, home of the country's Telagu. Ms Reddy took off most of her clothes in a car park outside the Telugu Film Chamber of Commerce until she was Private with her arms folded across her bare Bosom s. She said that she had resorted to the protest after making allegations of sexual exploitation against certain filmmakers without naming them. Ms Reddy alleged that many producers and directors demanded Nood photos and videos from actresses competing for film roles. Onlookers and journalists in the conservative country, where...
California Becomes First US State To Legally Recognize A Third Gender
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California Becomes First US State To Legally Recognize A Third Gender

California Governor Jerry Brown signed first-of-its kind legislation over the weekend that enables residents of the state to choose a third, non-binary gender category on California state-issued IDs, birth certificates and driver’s licenses. The Gender Recognition Act, or Senate Bill 179, also reportedly makes the process of an individual changing their gender on legal documents easier by no longer requiring a statement from a physican declaring that they’ve undergone “clinical treatment.” “As the LGBT community — but especially the trans community — is under assault in this country, California needs to go in the opposite direction and embrace the trans community and support the trans community and modernize these laws,” State Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), who co-sponsored ...
Gender Of Cristiano Ronaldo’s Unborn Baby Accidentally Revealed
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Gender Of Cristiano Ronaldo’s Unborn Baby Accidentally Revealed

The gender of Cristiano Ronaldo's unborn baby has been accidentally revealed. Girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez 's dance teachers inadvertently blurted out the secret in a social media post. The pregnant 23-year-old posted a video of herself dancing on Instagram. Georgina captioned the clip: "Dancing makes your heart happy. Thanks to my teachers Basi and Deisy for giving me my first salsa lessons. I’m happy." They commented: "A pleasure giving you salsa lessons. We’re very happy at how you did things in your first class. The little girl you’re carrying inside you is going to be a great dancer. Basi and Deisy." The post has since been deleted.