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People Are Arguing About A 17-Year Old Girl Who Was Sent To Study Medicine In Russia But Got Pregnant Some Months After


The story of a 17-year old girl has started a conversation on twitter and the question is, “should a young girl be allowed to travel abroad alone?”

A twitter user, @irorere_edith, shared the story of her young cousin, who was sent to Russia to study Medicine but got pregnant for a 20-year old 4th year student.

According to her, her young cousin is less than a year and her mum is so angry that she has blocked her daughter on Whatsapp and won’t even answer the pleadings from family members.

So, she urged parents not to send minors abroad alone as they are always intoxicated by the freedom they get.

Read her tweet here

I repeat never send a minor abroad to study on her own without a guardian…my 17 yrs old cousin who is in Russia studying Medicine now 4 months pregnant.. the school hospital need 600 usd to terminate the pregnancy… she called her mum her mum blocked her on whtapp

She’s less than a yr in Russia, I advise she go back to Nigeria.. she said her mum won’t allow her go back to sch.. she said she will commit suicide if her mum don’t come through for her. I called her mum more than 20 times yesterday to beg her she’s nt taking my calls either..

Again Parents don’t send ur minor abroad to study, the freedom they get outside Nigeria is intoxicating.. my auntie has learnt in a v hard way.. I hope she get over it and come through her daughter really soon!

As expected, Nigerians have shared their thoughts on the situation and while some chastised the young girl, saying she should be allowed to have the baby and learn the hard way, some think that there are women who traveled alone at a very young age but didn’t misbehave. According to these people, the young girl is wayward.



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  1. Doloro Dimoko

    Doloro Dimoko

    April 24, 2019 at 9:18 am

    It’s sad but I don’t understand why the mother should block her now when she needs her the most.

  2. Veevian Amaka Matthew

    Veevian Amaka Matthew

    April 24, 2019 at 9:20 am

    🚶🚶🚶🚶 shebi everybody wan graduate at 21. Una matter.

  3. Sopuruchi Nwaigwe

    Sopuruchi Nwaigwe

    April 24, 2019 at 9:24 am

    So unfortunate… Wonder what has gone wrong with the youths of today???? 🤔

    • Icesilver Uloma Eze

      Icesilver Uloma Eze

      April 24, 2019 at 10:14 am

      She is a teenager.

    • Favour Michaels

      Favour Michaels

      April 24, 2019 at 10:19 am

      She’s still a child,need moral support and encouragement. This the time she needs all the love and guidance.

    • Deborah Iwegbu

      Deborah Iwegbu

      April 24, 2019 at 10:57 am

      Were the youths of old better? Or did irresponsibility start today?

  4. Jaynifa Jaynie

    Jaynifa Jaynie

    April 24, 2019 at 9:29 am

    Hmmmm she needs her mum now, blocking her won’t solve anything

  5. Ukanwoke Pamela

    Ukanwoke Pamela

    April 24, 2019 at 9:34 am

    My son of same age is just at FUTO in Owerri and it feels like he’s outside de country. I wont dare it

  6. Jenny Dymond

    Jenny Dymond

    April 24, 2019 at 9:34 am

    Is nt unfortunate when u don’t teach ur children how to take decision giving them freedom that can’t be handled that’s what happens, u don’t send a child that can’t even chew bones smoothly to live on her own without thinking when those feelings grows how she will. Say no even in the face of it. Why is the mother blocking her pls? It’s everywhere na. At least stay with thst child for some days before u leave her to start schooling

  7. Cynthia Obioma

    Cynthia Obioma

    April 24, 2019 at 9:41 am

    The mother should not block her, she needs her now more..

  8. Daisi Moses

    Daisi Moses

    April 24, 2019 at 9:48 am

    Rubbish! Stupid girl. A 16 year old girl who happens to be one of my customers went to Swansea UK to study about 5 years ago without a guardian. She came back successfully to Nigeria and did her NYSC. No pregnancy, no criminal record, and she’s still as well behaved as ever. I blame the girl, and the parents should share in the blame too.

    • Agbedina Raliat IY

      Agbedina Raliat IY

      April 24, 2019 at 10:26 am

      Don’t compare ok, she wld hv done same if she happened to face temptation too, just thank God for her ok not everyone is lucky

    • Idowu OluwaBusayomi

      Idowu OluwaBusayomi

      April 24, 2019 at 10:30 am

      Who knows maybe she was also in her shoes
      Just thinking though

    • Nmecha Nwanyioma Amaka

      Nmecha Nwanyioma Amaka

      April 24, 2019 at 10:31 am

      Agbedina Raliat IY Poor parental foundation..

    • Somto Favour

      Somto Favour

      April 24, 2019 at 10:44 am

      Agbedina Raliat IY the person she’s talking about didn’t face temptations abi? Show me any girl that doesn’t face temptations and I will show u decent girls that married as virgins. Its all about upbringing & choices.

    • Agbedina Raliat IY

      Agbedina Raliat IY

      April 24, 2019 at 10:52 am

      Only pregnancy makes the difference btw ladies o, If one is not fortunate to get pregnant doesn’t mean she didn’t do worst!

      I rest my case.

    • Amos-Semasa Moraiah Damilola

      Amos-Semasa Moraiah Damilola

      April 24, 2019 at 11:03 am

      And do you know how many abortions she has had?
      Do you know how much of tablets she had taken to avoid pregnancy?

    • Emmanuel O Loveth

      Emmanuel O Loveth

      April 24, 2019 at 11:19 am

      Amos-Semasa Moraiah Damilola
      I almost wanted to ask if this person was there to know all he mentioned.

    • Nkiru Pamela David

      Nkiru Pamela David

      April 24, 2019 at 11:50 am

      Daisi Moses , praise God for her, she is Godly, well raised ad focused. I admire her, I just gave ur testimony to my teenager to read, she’s also getting into the university @ 16

    • Somto Favour

      Somto Favour

      April 24, 2019 at 3:37 pm

      We actually see things the way we are, u see all girls as same because u think everyone is doing it, nne u are alone. I think there are decent girls and pregnancy is not the definition of being fortunate.

    • Henry Tune

      Henry Tune

      April 24, 2019 at 10:15 pm

      Because she would have told you if she took morning after pills everyday abi

  9. Nkechi Anaba

    Nkechi Anaba

    April 24, 2019 at 10:13 am

    Wow! This is heart breaking

  10. Jimoh Onozasi Hafsat

    Jimoh Onozasi Hafsat

    April 24, 2019 at 10:17 am

    That money should be channeled to making her have a safe delivery instead of aborting four months pregnancy.

    • Ahmed Oyiza Nafisah

      Ahmed Oyiza Nafisah

      April 24, 2019 at 1:52 pm

      And the money for bringing up the child?

    • Jimoh Onozasi Hafsat

      Jimoh Onozasi Hafsat

      April 24, 2019 at 2:50 pm

      Ahmed Oyiza Nafisah The mother needs to forgive her and bring her close. She can have the baby, the mother takes the baby after one year and train the child so the daughter can continue her education. I’m not in support of aborting a four months old pregnancy. With the right care and help, a 17 year old can deliver safely.

  11. Favour Michaels

    Favour Michaels

    April 24, 2019 at 10:19 am

    She’s still a child,need moral support and encouragement. This the time she needs all the love and guidance.

  12. Nmecha Nwanyioma Amaka

    Nmecha Nwanyioma Amaka

    April 24, 2019 at 10:38 am

    Poor parental upbringing period…..
    Train up your child in the right way,bible said it ooo but instead mummy is sleeping on Instagram everyday and allows her daughter to behave anyhow…..
    A lizard in Nigeria can never become an alligator in Russia period..
    Some godly trained children still make it alone in Russia.

    How many Nigerian moms prays everyday with their children searching the scripture?

    • Agozie Chinenye Paschaline

      Agozie Chinenye Paschaline

      April 24, 2019 at 5:39 pm

      Nmecha Nwanyioma Amaka for were , very few if I may say

    • Henry Tune

      Henry Tune

      April 24, 2019 at 10:13 pm

      godly ko, satanly ni

      Na by praying?

    • Philomina Unewa Urubuke

      Philomina Unewa Urubuke

      April 25, 2019 at 6:20 am

      Praying ko! Any child that wants to be wayward will be besides we can’t tell the situation that got her into this.

    • Nmecha Nwanyioma Amaka

      Nmecha Nwanyioma Amaka

      April 25, 2019 at 11:26 am

      Henry and Philomina argue well…If the foundational is bad there is nothing you can do.

    • Henry Tune

      Henry Tune

      April 25, 2019 at 2:52 pm

      That’s why all the children of all pastors in the world are the most moral.


    • Philomina Unewa Urubuke

      Philomina Unewa Urubuke

      April 25, 2019 at 10:20 pm

      Amaka no one is arguing with you but again it’s not by praying or foundation or whatever, i have heard of a Rev son with a good foundation and godly upbringing joining nutorious cult gang.

    • Nmecha Nwanyioma Amaka

      Nmecha Nwanyioma Amaka

      April 26, 2019 at 8:22 am

      Philomina Unewa Urubuke Check their parenting style they were causal my dear….”leave junior he is still a baby”style turned many to cultist.

  13. Ebunola Ayeola

    Ebunola Ayeola

    April 24, 2019 at 11:26 am

    No need to abort the baby, let her birth the baby & send home to her mum to train while she continue with her studies. Hopefully she won’t make another mistake.

  14. Nkiru Pamela David

    Nkiru Pamela David

    April 24, 2019 at 11:48 am

    They re too young, it’s at the teen years that daughters need their mothers. It’s societal pressure, everyone wants to boast about having graduates @ 20 bla bla , look at this poor child now in a dilemma! She was even clueless about safe sex since she couldn’t abstain

  15. Onyinye Echefu

    Onyinye Echefu

    April 24, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    Is the school terminating the pregnancy because she asked them to or because the school won’t accommodate such? Just want to know cos they are not meant to discriminate on such issue, unless otherwise.

  16. Oguejiofor Zuby Luciana

    Oguejiofor Zuby Luciana

    April 24, 2019 at 12:01 pm

    My sister travelled alone at 16 to further her education and has today received lots of accolade and award of recognition based on her academic success. It has absolutely nothing to do with age dear poster, stop excusing the lack of discipline in your cousin. That is it, your cousin lack self discipline. Older people can make same mistake as well

  17. Marietta Hermosa

    Marietta Hermosa

    April 24, 2019 at 12:06 pm

    Or she wasn’t given proper sex Ed 🤷🏽‍♀️

  18. Chiamaka Mirable Stephen

    Chiamaka Mirable Stephen

    April 24, 2019 at 12:44 pm

    She went and get carried away by Russian white men

  19. Tracy A Ogbudu

    Tracy A Ogbudu

    April 24, 2019 at 1:13 pm

    It can happen to any child, this has nothing to do with travelling abroad, moral and upbringing matters the most! My friends younger sister who was still in sec sch living with her parents was was 5months pregnant and the parents did not even know.

  20. Ahmed Oyiza Nafisah

    Ahmed Oyiza Nafisah

    April 24, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    Don’t send young children abroad when you have no relatives or close friends to monitor them.

  21. Nwanne Amaka

    Nwanne Amaka

    April 24, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    What if it was a rape case?

  22. Rachel Uchenna

    Rachel Uchenna

    April 24, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    It can happen to anyone. She needs her family’s love now more than ever. Everyone has a story, please show some love…

  23. Jennifer Chioma Ekwenugo

    Jennifer Chioma Ekwenugo

    April 24, 2019 at 3:56 pm

    All this one is story, shey she wants to enjoy adulthood at 17, she should be left to give birth and experience Real adulthood abi she tot it was all about going to clubs, what has abroad done people send their children to all parts of nigeria without guardians abi there are no guys in nigerian universities, a wayward child is a wayward child, if she had gone to unilag it will still be the same thing….Some people left with scholarship at the age of 16, they went there started schooling and working at the same thing and even send money home.

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  25. Ajayi Babafemi

    Ajayi Babafemi

    April 24, 2019 at 5:34 pm

    What the guy that impregnated her?

  26. Agozie Chinenye Paschaline

    Agozie Chinenye Paschaline

    April 24, 2019 at 5:44 pm

    Hahahaha oyibo man , Russian citizen , e good ooo

  27. Suigeneris Adeyemi Toluwani

    Suigeneris Adeyemi Toluwani

    April 24, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    Blocking her won’t solve the iss on ground

  28. Chika Hope

    Chika Hope

    April 25, 2019 at 10:31 am

    so sad where the poor child put herself in to. Quite all right for the mother to be angry for awhile but blocking her is entirely no no. She needs her counsel and caring now.

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