It’s a new era for Quarters Ward – Bello

October 16, 2021 ENE OSHABA 0

Earnest E. Bello is the first woman to vie for the position of Councillor in Quarters Ward, Gwagwalada Area Council, on the platform of Peoples Redemption Party (PRP). In this interview with ENE OSHABA, she shares her passion for community development and aspiration to change the Quarters Ward for the better. What is your background and what motivated you to Read More

NAWOJ makes case for girl child rights, safety, education

October 12, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) has made case for the rights, safety and education of the girl child in Nigeria as governments and organisations around the world come together to mark the 2021 International Day of the Girl Child, which is observed annually on October 11. NAWOJ National President, Ladi Bala, and National Secretary, Helen Udofa, in a Read More

Blessing Jibuike: Bringing succour to the needy

October 8, 2021 ENE OSHABA 0

Blessing Jibuike is the President of faith based Non Governmental Organisation (NGO), Support Missionary Aid International (SUMA). Her passion for helping the less privilege has earned her respect and titles. In this interview with ENE OSHABA she speaks on her charitable works, what drives her among others. Her passion Support Missionary Aid International (SUMA), afaith based Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) Read More

Nigerian women strategic road map to 2023

October 8, 2021 ENE OSHABA 0

Nigeria women have decried the rise of violence in politics besides being highly monitised and male dominated. ENE OSHABA xrays The Nigerian Women Strategic Think Tank (NWSTT) strategy towards finding workable and lasting solutions to these challenges ahead 2023 elections. The Nigerian Women Strategic Think Tank (NWSTT) is seeking to strength and push the women agenda by encouraging women into Read More

2023: Engaging men for gender-sensitive constitutional reform

September 24, 2021 Blueprint 0

The advocacy for a gender-sensitive constitution is at its peak with the ongoing amendment of the 1999 constitution, even as activists continue to engage male allies to influence gender-sensitive constitution alterations. ENE OSHABA writes. The 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) is considered in many quarters as unfavourable to women as it suggest a male dominated Read More

Our male allies’ll influence gender-sensitive constitution alterations – Dame Pauline Tallen

September 17, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, is the number one women and child-rights advocate in Nigeria. In this exclusive interview with ENE OSHABA speaks on the forthcoming United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and the need to re-emphasize girl-child education among other issues. Plans are underway for the next United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). What has been achieved from Read More

Mitigating humanitarian crises on women

September 10, 2021 Blueprint 0

In this report, ENE OSHABA examines implication of humanitarian crises on women and need for adequate actions to create a safer society for women and children who suffer various forms of violence and abuses across the country. In recent times, violence against women and children has formed subject matter of discussions on many platforms given the rise in the trend. Read More

Hajara Baba: Rewriting POWA’s history

September 6, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Police Officers Wives Association (POWA) has basic objective of improving the lives of members, women and girls, however, successive leadership have not efficiently achieved these objectives hence the commitment of the incumbent POWA President, Hajia Hajara Usman Baba, to rewrite the history of the association by prioritising welfare, education, and healthcare needs of police families among others. Chizoba Ogbeche writes. Read More

Women’s economic empowerment tool for GBV eradication – MABEL ONWUEMELE

August 27, 2021 Blueprint 0

Mabel Onwuemele is the executive director, Women of Purpose Development Foundation. She is also a public speaker, an author, and sex therapist. In this interview with ENE OSHABA she shares her experience battling post-natal trauma and harps on economic empowerment of women as a means of curbing Gender Based Violence (GBV). What is the Foundation is about and what inspired Read More

Insecurity: WODDI, Nigerian women turn

August 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

As Nigeria continues to battle insecurity with many losing faith in government’s ability to protect lives and property, Women of Divine Destiny Initiative (WODDI) led by its Founder/CEO, Nneoma Nkechi Rochas Okorocha, has commenced a 40-day national prayer against all forms of Insecurity, CHIZOBA OGBECHE reports. There is no arguing the fact that insecurity is one of the greatest challenges Read More

In Rotary women become leaders through service – Frances Omanukwue

August 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

Rotarian Frances Omanukwue is the newly elected President, Rotary Club of Abuja Federal (RCAF). In this report, ENE OSHABA writes on the passion of the vibrant young author, event coordinator, and social entrepreneur, who has used her platform to create over 1,000 job opportunities for young women in order to make them self-reliant and independent. The beginning The Rotary Club Read More

Stripping down on women issues, women and empowerment

August 20, 2021 Editorial IV 0

KNOCK , KNOCK.BABA: IS THAT MY DAUGHTHER?MARYAM : YES BABA(SMILING)BABA: I AM HAPPY TO SEE YOU SMILE TODAY.MARYAM: I HAVE CROSSED ALL BRIDGES BABA.AND THANKS TO YOU FOR SUPPORTING ME ALL THE WAY.BABA: YOU WERE RESILIENT IN YOUR FIGHT AS WELL. What is stopping women from attaining power and from being empowered in our society today? Many will see this Read More

Stripping down on women and girls issues

August 20, 2021 Editorial IV 0

EARLY AND FORCED MARRIGE.KNOCK , KNOCK….BABA: YES COMEMARYAM: Baba, I want to discuss something with youBABA: what it is Maryam? MARYAM (SHAKING WITH HER TINY VOICE): Baba I do not want to marry Garba. I do not love him besides I am just 10 years old Baba please i want to go to school like my friends. Please Baba doesn’t Read More

Stripping down women issues spousal intimate abuse(2)

August 20, 2021 Editorial IV 0

KNOCK, KNOCKBABA: YES COME INMARYAM: HOW ARE YOU DOING BABABABA: I AM FINE MY DAUGHTHER (LOOKING AT HIS DAUGHTHER)ARE YOU SICK ?MARYAM: NO, BABA. BUT GARBA IS HITTING ME BABA.HE SLAPS ME EVERY OPPORTUINITY HIS GETS.I AM NOT HAPPY. Spousal intimate abuse remains a heart breaking and heart wrenching issue in our society today. It remains to claim millions of Read More

Stripping down on women issues

August 20, 2021 Editorial IV 0

RAPE.KNOCK, KNOCK.BABA: YES COME IN.MARYAM: BABA IT’S ME. (KNEELING BEFORE BABA)BABA: HOW ARE YOU MY DAUGHTHERMARYAM: BABA, GARBA RAPED ME LAST NIGHT Countless rape cases in Nigeria have simply been going unreported. it is heart wrenching and a sad situation .The rise in rape cases is indeed an ugly phenomenon, especially sexual assault on both minors and underage girls .Despite Read More

Only women have passion to ensure education policies’re implemented – FRANCES OKEREAFOR NOSIKE

August 13, 2021 Blueprint 0

Frances Okereafor Nosike is a psychologist and women’s rights activist. In this interview with ENE OSHABA, she speaks on President Muhammadu Buhari’s pledge to increase the national budget for education as well as the need for more attention to be paid girl-child education. What’s your background and how did you become an activist? I am the Founder and National President Read More

Council tasks women on exclusive breastfeeding

August 1, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The National Council for Women Societies (NCWS) Kaduna state chapter has urged nursing and lactating mothers to ensure exclusive breastfeeding and complementary feeding for children below the age of five.Speaking on the advent of the 2021 World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) across the globe on Sunday, Chairman of NCWS in Kaduna state, Barr. Zainab Hassan, advised mothers to adopt complementary feeding for their Read More

NCWS seeks end to banditry, kidnapping in Kaduna

July 25, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

National Council of Women’s Societies (NCWS) Kaduna state chapter has expressed shock, dismay and deep sense of sorrow over the recent spate of banditry and kidnapping in parts of Kaduna state. Chairperson of NCWS Kaduna state chapter, Barr. Zainab Hassan, stated this in a statement made available to the media in Kaduna on Sunday. She said as mothers and wives they Read More

Women taking the lead in banking

July 23, 2021 ENE OSHABA 0

As elusive as the quest by Nigerian women to achieve gender parity in all spheres of life may seem many women are holding their own in their chosen fields of endeavour. In this report, ENE OSHABA celebrates six Nigerian women leading in the banking industry even as more strive to break the proverbial glass ceiling. Nigeria’s business sector, especially the Read More

Campaign expenses: Deliberate strategy to exclude women?

July 16, 2021 Blueprint 0

As the 2023 election year draws nearer, Nigerian women are gearing up for a better outing that may bring them at par with their male counterparts in terms of occupying political positions, however, recent events appear to be working against their interest, ENE OSHABA writes. Women representation in elective and appointive positions since the return of democratic rule in 1999 Read More

Implications of Electoral Act on women’s 2023 ambition

July 9, 2021 Blueprint 0

As the 2023 general elections inches closer Nigerian women are bracing up for better performance at the polls. In this report ENE OSHABA examines the impact of the amended Electoral Act on the ambition of women in the upcoming elections. Every election season Nigerian women, like their male counterparts, seek to occupy political positions and also work towards active political Read More

Imelda James-Dike: Bringing health succour to PWDs

Imelda James-Dike, student of the Nursing Department, Edo State University, is Miss Health Nigeria. In this interview with ENE OSHABA, she speaks on her passion for improved healthcare especially for the less privileged and particularly for People Living with Disabilities (PWD’s). What informed your decision to contest for the Miss Health pageant position? I contested in the Miss Health pageant Read More