I ran for NUJ-FRCN chapel chairman to rescue the union – Udeike

July 10, 2020 ENE OSANG 0

Mrs. Sandra Udeike is the chairperson of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), headquarters’ chapel. She is also an editor at the FRCN Network News Directorate. In this interview with ENE OSANG, she narrates her journey to the FRCN Union’s hierarchy, why she took up the journalism profession amongst other issues. Tell us about Read More

What’re Nigerian women’s roles in Covid-19 responses, recovery?

July 3, 2020 ENE OSANG 0

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, there’s been a lot of attention on the roles women play across the globe and specifically in Nigeria ; ENE OSANG writes The leaders of countries such as Germany, New Zealand, and Taiwan among others have been commended for the great roles they have played as women leaders in containing the Covid-19 Pandemic. Read More

COVID-19: Anambra women empower traders, vow to reach less privileged across South East

June 30, 2020 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

United Traders Association, a non-governmental organisation, Tuesday, said it has empowered over 150 market women in Anambra state with some palliatives aimed at cushioning the effects of coronavirus on them. The President and founder of the association, Mrs Nkiru Duru, who disclosed this in an interview with Blueprint, said the NGO which would in the next two months visit destitute and Read More

Africa women conference advocates ICT as tool for economic growth, women empowerment

June 28, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Co-conveners of the Africa Women Conference (AWC), Helpline Foundation for the Needy, Abuja, has identified Information and Communication Technology (ICT)  as a tool for economic growth in view of the ravaging Covid-19 pandemic.This was the consensus at the AWC 2nd edition of Exploring Growth Opportunities Series which was focused on women in media and the entertainment industry in Africa. Speaking to Read More

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Widows Day: WOLDI tasks govt, stakeholders on discrimination elimination

June 24, 2020 Ene Osang 0

Women Law and Development Initiative (WOLDI) has called on the government at all levels, and stakeholders to join in the fight to eliminate all forms of discrimination against widows and their children, alleviate poverty and elevate their standard of living, including that of their families in the country.  Founder/Executive Director of WODI, Ms Hauwa E. Shekarau, made the call in Read More

Nasarawa govt commences 5-day skill acquisition training for 300 women

June 22, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

The Nasarawa state government has commenced a five-day entrepreneurial and skill acquisition training for over 300 women in the state.The state commissioner for women affairs and social development, Halima Jabiru, said this on Monday in Lafia, the state capital.She said women who would be trained in various skills will be given loans to start up their own businesses.Jabiru adviced the Read More

Mensuration: Expert tells women when to seek medical advice

June 22, 2020 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee (MAC), Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH), Nnewi, Dr Joseph Ugbaja, has adviced women to always consult a physician whenever they noticed heavy menstruation, which according to him was a symptom of uterine fibroid.Ugbaja, who is an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist specialist at NAUTH, disclosed this at a health seminar on Women’s  Health, pointed out that Read More

New dawn at NBA Abuja as Hauwa Shekarau takes over

June 19, 2020 CHIZOBA OGBECHE 0

The election of Barrister Hauwa Evelyn Shekarau as the first female chairperson of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Abuja, after 36 years of existence, marks a new dawn in the association CHIZOBA OGBECHE writes. The quest for more women to occupy positions of authority thereby champion the cause for the protection of rights of women in Nigeria received a huge Read More

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How WANEP leads advocacy against rape, SGBV

June 19, 2020 ENE OSANG 0

As global rage over rising cases of rape and other Sexual Based and Gender Violence (SGBV) continues with individuals, governments and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) joining the campaign against the menace, the West Africa Network for Peace building, Nigeria (WANEP-Nigeria) is leading a campaign to implement transformative strategies that are people oriented and focused on addressing the root causes of Read More

FCT NAWOJ joins protest against rape, other violent crimes

June 18, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

In compliance with the directive of the national leadership of the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) the FCT chapter of the association has embarked on a protest against rape and other Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV). NAWOJ chairpersons in the 36 states and the FCT were enjoined to key into the one-week nationwide protest against increased cases of Read More

71% women, girls suffer forced labour, marriages – Sarumi-Aliyu

June 5, 2020 ENE OSANG 0

Bolanle Ashabi Sarumi-Aliyu (BASA), the first female governorship aspirant in Oyo state, was recently appointed the senior special assistant on Diaspora Matters, by Governor Seyi Makinde. In this chat with ENE OSANG, she discusses her appointment, women, the change she will bring to her state with regard Diaspora matters amongst other issues. What would you say encouraged the governor to Read More

Covid-19: Still on why women should occupy leadership positions

May 29, 2020 ENE OSANG 0

In a bid to give more visibility to women leadership, the Nigerian Women Trust Fund (NWTF) held a Webinar titled Women’s Leadership and the Response to Covid-19 in Nigeria recently. Similarly, the Women’s Leadership Institute (WLI) convened its maiden online colloquium to discuss the ‘demand for women’s leadership in socio-economic and political sectors of development in the face of the Read More

Covid-19: Nations now realise that quality health care delivery, a priority – Nwadinobi

May 22, 2020 ENE OSANG 0

Dr. Eleanor Nwadinobi is the international president of the Medical Women’s international Association. She is the first president to be elected from Nigeria in the association’s 100-year history. In this interview with ENE OSANG, she speaks about her journey to the peak of the medical profession as well as her thoughts on the recent global health challenge, the Covid-19 pandemic. Read More

Covid-19: Why more women should be in leadership positions

May 18, 2020 ENE OSANG 0

The increasing cases of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) has raised the question on the competence of leaders across the world especially countries led by women appear to be taking the lead in effective management of the pandemic hence the need for more women in leadership positions. ENE OSANG writes The Coronavirus (Covid-19) which debuted in Wuhan the capital of China has Read More

Covid-19 has tripled disabled women, girls’ challenges – Auta

May 8, 2020 Editorial III 0

Lois Auta is the founder and chief executive officer of Cedar Seed Foundation, a non-governmental organisation that advocates and promotes the rights of disabled women and girls. In this chat with ENE OSANG, she canvasses inclusivity in Covid-19 responses. How would you describe the coronavirus outbreak? The coronavirus pandemic is devastating, sad and heart-breaking. It has affected our health and Read More

Still on Covid-19 impact on nutrition, food shortage

May 1, 2020 ENE OSANG 1

The outbreak of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic resulting in the restrictions on movement has affected the demand and supply of goods, especially food, and has subsequently led to the increase in prices. In this report ENE OSANG examines the supply and demand dynamics of food has been effects of the pandemic. The FCT COVID-19 security committee chaired by the FCT Read More

Women, girls more vulnerable to Covid-19 – Ugbah

May 1, 2020 ENE OSANG 0

Irene Ugbah, a girl-child advocate, is the founder, Crestville Development Foundation. In this interview with ENE OSANG, she urges greater attention to the safety of the girl-child, even as she calls for a more inclusive presidential task force on Covid-19. You have stressed the safety of the girl-child, especially with the outbreak of coronavirus in Nigeria; why the girl-child and Read More

CBN loans: Where are women beneficiaries?

April 24, 2020 Editorial III 0

To accelerate the implementation of SDG’s in Nigeria President Mohammadu Buhari created economic structures to facilitate investments and contribute to job creation for women including the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) credit facility. In this report, ENE OSANG examines how women have benefitted from these loans. Over time, many Nigeria women are holding their own as business owners, however, many Read More

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Can women’s unpaid work contribute to GDP?

April 17, 2020 Editorial III 0

It is a fact that family and community lives, societies and economies depend on unpaid domestic work. ENE OSANG looks at whether or not this contributes to Nigeria’s gross domestic product (GDP). Women around the world take great pride and satisfaction in looking after children, the elderly and sick members of their family, as well as their homes – what Read More

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How Covid-19 affects women, children

April 17, 2020 Editorial III 0

In this report, ENE OSANG looks at the inequalities that come with the Covid-19 pandemic, especially on the lives of women and children Diseases affect girls, boys, women and men in different ways. The Covid-19 pandemic is a new disease without any assured cure yet and, it is still being studied by scientist all over the world. Though it affects Read More

COVID-19 lockdown and IDPs battle to stay safe

April 10, 2020 Editorial III 0

Internally displaced persons may be the worst hit by the disruption in business activities and other means of livelihood caused by the COVID – 19 pandemic which has left most people relying on fate for sustenance. ENE OSANG who visited the Gudu Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp writes. Life for residents of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) Camp in Gudu, Read More

I need to work twice as hard as my male counterparts – Kwara commissioner

April 10, 2020 ENE OSANG 0

Aisha Ahman Pategi is the Kwara State Commissioner for Local Governments and Chieftaincy Affairs. In this chat with ENE OSANG, she harps on the need to channel appropriated funds to the right projects to enable development of local governments. What is your background and how did you join politics? I am a professional business manager with long-standing experience in communication Read More