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UN describes ‘Virginity testing’ as human rights violation

A group of United Nations (UN) agencies has issued a joint statement calling for a ban on tests meant to assess the virginity of a girl or a woman.The statement, issued during the World Congress of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) in Rio de Janeiro, stressed that such tests were both unscientific, and a violation of human rights.

As Nigerians still seethe with anger over the poor preparation Team Nigeria athletes had which resulted in their woeful outing at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Brazil last, Minister of Youth and Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung may further infuriate them with his latest claim that athletes don’t need too much preparation to excel in competitions.
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