Foundation advocates 5% inclusion of women with disabilities in governance

September 19, 2023 Abubakar Labaran 0

A nongovernmental organisation “Cedar Seed Foundation”, has advocated immediate implementation of Article 29 of the UN Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities and section 30 of the Nigeria Disability Act 2018 by the federal, state and local governments in the country. The project officer, Disability Inclusion in Governance of the Foundation, Comrade Shedrack Danladi, made the call recently Read More

NILOWV decries low inclusion of women in governance

September 7, 2023 John Shiaondo 0

The Benue chairperson, Nigeria League of Women Voters (NILOWV), Mrs Irene Awunah-Ikyegh, Thursday, decried the low inclusion of women in governance in Nigeria in general and the state in particular. Awunah-Ikyegh made her feelings known at a two-day stakeholders consultation on women inclusion and effective sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) organised by NILOWV with support from Palladium and USAID-Scale Read More

The influence of African women in politics

September 6, 2023 Jarumi Jamila Samaila 0

Across the broad expanse of Africa’s politics, women weave together a significant thread. Women possess intrinsic qualities that make them nurturing, versatile, innovative with clairvoyance about shaping tomorrow’s world geographies across Africa beginning at birth and through the modern era aspiring towards leadership roles geographically distributed. As an Ahmadu Bello University student, immersed in the Northern region of Nigeria’s rich Read More

Kogi 2023: Ajaka pledges to empower Kogi women with N15bn 

September 2, 2023 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Kogi state Social Democratic Party (SDP) gubernatorial candidate, Alhaji Murtala Yakub Ajaka, has promised to empower Kogi state women with N15 billion if elected as Kogi state governor in the November 11, 2023 governorship election.  Speaking when the Team Muri/Sam Kogi statewide consultation was welcomed to a carnival-like reception by a mammoth crowd at Ibaji local government area, Muri, who Read More

Impact of women empowerment on society

September 1, 2023 Ikyeghgba Doris Nguher 0

Women empowerment can be done in several ways including accepting women’s viewpoints, making effort to seek them and raising the status of women through education. It is also the multi-dimensional social process that helps women gain control over their lives. Economic empowerment is one the fundamental impacts of achieving gender equality and women empowerment. If there is equal participation in Read More

Women inclusion as sureties in ACJA apt, says CLEEN ED

August 30, 2023 Kehinde Osasona 0

The inclusion of women as sureties for suspects applying for bail in courts or with the police has been described as a welcome development. The executive director of the Centre for Law Enforcement Education (CLEEN) Foundation, Gad Peter gave the commendation while delivering a welcome remarks during a step-down training for stakeholders on the implementing ACJA in Bauchi According to Read More

Akwa Ibom commissioner honoured for supporting women, children

August 29, 2023 Uko Etim 0

The Akwa Ibom state Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Welfare, Dr. Ini Adiakpan, has been bestowed with a meritorious award of excellence for her outstanding support towards changing the narratives for women and children in Nigeria. A press release made available to our correspondent in Uyo Tuesday said the award which was bestowed by the National Council on Women’s Read More

Promoting women and youth participation in party politics

August 3, 2023 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Bola Tinubu, this week, called on the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to embrace financial accountability and discipline in all its forms. He also called for the promotion of participation women and youth in the day-to-day operations of the party. The President made the call during the national caucus meeting of the party which took place at Read More

Spain women’s team apologise for haka video

Spain captain Ivana Andres apologised on Monday after a video of her teammates laughing as they attempted a hakadrew ire in New Zealand ahead of the Women’s World Cup.The players were accused of being disrespectful to Maori culture over the video, which has since been deleted, andAndres asked for forgiveness from the local Rangitane tribe at a traditional ceremony to Read More

Yetunde, 16, wins 5km Ogun women race

A 16-year-old runner, Miss Saibu Yetunde, has emerged winner of the 5km race tagged ‘Ogun Women Run’ in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital. Yetunde finished the race in 19 minutes, and 39 seconds, while Asekun Olayemi came second with 19 minutes, 50 seconds, and Eweniyi Florence returned at 22 minutes and 36 seconds. Speaking with newsmen, the organiser and Chief Read More

Heir Women Hub lobbies Tinubu on leadership positions for young women

June 25, 2023 Ene Oshaba, Abuja 0

Heir Women Hub,  a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) has called on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to consider young women for appointive positions. Its Executive Director, Añuli Ola Olaniyi, made the call while speaking at a virtual peer-to-peer session for young women held on the theme “Leadership and civic knowledge enhancement for young women in the FCT” said the project is by Nigerian Youth Read More

WACOL launches 50-50 advocacy groups to promote gender equality

May 20, 2023 Ene Oshaba 0

50-50 Action Women Groups, an initiative of Women Aid Collective (WACOL) and other stakeholders of gender equality have been tasked on collective actions to ensure better participation of women in governance through appointive and elective positions in Nigeria. This formed the core of discussions at the national launch of fifty-fifty (50-50) action women advocacy group in Abuja, organised by Women Read More

Togo-born Makouvia trains 600 African youths, women on peace concepts

April 10, 2023 Tope Sunday 0

A Togolese, Colonel Johaness Makouvia, has trained no fewer than 600 youths and women on peace concepts. The training session which brought together leaders from Gabon and other African countries was themed: “Become a Peace Mediator in Gabon and Africa”. Makouvia in a statement issued in Abuja on Monday by his media advisor, Mr. Emmanuel Daudu, said the training session, Read More

Tallen laments low participation of women in eco-tech coys

April 6, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

The Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen has expressed concern that despite the rapid growth of the country’s technology sector, only very few women have the opportunity to participate at the ecosystem which is largely dominated by men. She lamented that it is also disheartening that only about 30% of 93 surveyed technology companies in Nigeria are owned by Read More

77℅ Nigerian women dangerously bleach – NAFDAC

March 24, 2023 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has declared that 77 per cent of Nigerian Women “use bleaching creams that are dangerous to their skins and other organs.” NAFDAC’s director-general, Prof. Moji Christiana Adeyeye, made the declaration at a one-day North-central zone media sensitisation workshop on dangers of bleaching creams and regulatory control, organised by the Read More

Women play crucial roles in Dangote Group success story – Fatima Aliko Dangote

March 9, 2023 David Agba 0

Executive Director, Commercial, NASCON Allied Industries, Fatima Aliko Dangote has revealed that the Dangote Group has invested in innovative technologies and processes to achieve gender equality and empowerment of all women in the organisation. Besides, Fatima disclosed that women are playing pivotal roles in the success story of the Dangote Group. To drive transformative change, she said the company is Read More

Dissenting International Women’s Day: Meaning, importance

March 8, 2023 Admin III 0

International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global holiday celebrated annually on March 8 as a focal point in the women’s rights movement, bringing attention to issues such as gender equality, and violence and abuse against women. IWD originated from labor movements in North America and Europe during the early 20th century. The earliest version was purportedly a “Women’s Day” organized Read More

Buhari launches advisory council on support for women, girls

February 17, 2023 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja launched the High-Level Advisory Council on Support for Women and Girls, calling for upscaling of efforts for more inclusion of women in development policies and projects. At the launch of Advisory Council, Adolescent Girls’ Initiative for Learning and Empowerment Project and National Women’s Economic Empowerment Policy Dialogue, the President said the three initiatives will Read More

Stop sexual abuse of mad women

February 8, 2023 Adebesin Aminat  0

The World Health Organisation, WHO, defines disability as loss of function at the level of the whole person, which may include the inability to communicate or to perform mobility.  A mentally challenged person is someone who is mentally handicapped, and not able to learn or develop skills at the same rate as most other people because they have an issue Read More

Why women should be active in politics

February 7, 2023 Hajara Abdullahi, 0

Women like men have a critical role to play in shaping, uplifting and  bringing about tremendous changes in the society and the world in general. Active participation in politics is one of the best ways to achieve this objective. Women have been underrepresented in politics for too long. It’s time for that to change. There are several reasons women should Read More

World Hijab Day: Muslim women harp on dignity, self-esteem of hijab

February 7, 2023 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

 A coalition of Nigerian Muslim women has enjoined religious adherents to celebrate and adore women in hijab, saying wearing it is a mark of dignity, self-esteem and confidence.     The women stated this during this year’s 2023 World Cancer Day/World Hijab Day  celebrations with the theme –  “Hijab: More Than Just A Covering,” organised by a coalition of Muslim non-governmental Read More

Breaking the glass ceiling: Women in journalism  

February 7, 2023 Admin III 0

Women have been making significant strides in the field of journalism, breaking down barriers and challenging societal norms to achieve success in a traditionally male-dominated career. Despite facing numerous challenges, such as discrimination, unequal pay, and limited opportunities, women journalists have continued to shatter the glass ceiling and inspire future generations one of the most notable examples of women in Read More