Youth NGOs presenting their version of the interpretation of HIV in drama at the World Aids Day 2013 Abuja


Episode 93-96 of the soap I NEED TO KNOW for young people- UNFPA Nigeria production


THE United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) will on Friday, hand over four million pieces of female condoms to the Society for Family Health (SFH) for onward distribution through its channels in community using interpersonal communication conductors, peer educators and Patent Medicine Vendors - 2013 Lagos


Ms Aniagolu delivering goodwill message during the handing over of 4 million Female condom to SFH Warehouse Ikeja Lagos


The UNFPA Nigeria Kaduna DO drama presentation of WHY MRS X Die for Advocacy Purposes- presented during the Validation Meeting at Abuja 10/12/13


Its the World Aids Day Celebration in Abuja with young people- 2013


At the Validation Meeting of UNFPA Nigeria IPs and team's presentation- Abuja 10/12/13


All over the world, differences exist between man and woman only by their sexes, but in the Ubang community in Obudu Local Government Area of Cross River State the dissimilarities have transcended genital organs, as the men have different words for communication from their women counterparts. 
Call it the land of impossibilities both in tourism and in all facets of life and you would not be far from the truth. To some, it might be a mystery, to others a fairy tale, because you would not believe or have imagined that a community in Nigeria, which prides itself as the only one in the world have its people speaking two separate languages, the men speak separately from the women. 

The beauty of it is that the man and the woman understand each other without inviting an interpreter, but the law is, the man must not be caught speaking the same language of a woman, vice-versa. 

With no concrete documentation to how it evolved, some of the residents in the Ubang community, who spoke with Channels Television, appears to be proud of their ancestral heritage which according to them is as old as the community itself and it is second to none in the world. 

According to them, this tradition, which they cannot challenge or change, forbids women from speaking the same language used by the male counterparts, is like a law which the people must obey at all costs. 

In other words, in a home, the husband must speak a different language from the wife, while a man must find a way to communicate with his daughter and vice versa. 

The Village head of the community, Joseph Aleinyang said in spite of the language dissimilarities amongst his kindred's Ubang since its inception has remained one of the most peaceful in the state, promoting communal living and are also the food basket of the state in terms of cocoa and other agricultural produce, but has remained in abject poverty due to its bad road network to transport its produce for better sales to the outer communities. 

There is also a major challenge of employment among its youths, lack of access to portable drinking water as the only source of water supply to the entire community is a stream which requires long distance to access most especially, during the dry season. 

There is still more mysteries that lies in the domain of the Ubang community which needs to be harnessed, one of the Ubang Mountains called Okwe Asirikwe, a gigantic rock bearing a supernatural foot print, which no one has been able to unravel the source, no human being living or dead had the size of the foot print, which makes residents believe that it was the foot print of God.

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Episode 93-96 of the soap I NEED TO KNOW for young people- UNFPA Nigeria production


The 2013 Commemoration of the SWoP and also the International Day of the Girl Child in Nigeria by UNFPA Country Office