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 0

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

COVID-19: PGI makes case for vulnerable women

April 9, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

An Abuja-based non-governmental (NGO), Proactive Gender Initiative (PGI) has called for greater attention to women during the coronavirus pandemic lockdown, stressing that women and children were the most vulnerable in crisis period. The National Coordinator of PGI, Barr. Esther Uzoma, said, Thursday in Abuja, that the lockdown had further demonstrated why women needed to be economical and political empowered. She Read More

Covid-19: It’s time for stock-taking – Tallen

April 3, 2020 ENE OSANG 0

The Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, in this exclusive interview with ENE OSANG, she talks about women’s political representation, effects of covid-19, and women’s expectations in the years ahead. How would you assess 2019 fiscal year for women? The year 2019 was a year of mixed feelings, shaped by many experiences; a couple of them were particularly profound, Read More

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Mitigating COVID-19 burden on women as caregivers

March 28, 2020 Editorial III 0

In this report, ENE OSANG examines Nigeria’s response to the dreaded coroner virus (COVID-19) pandemic and its implication on women as caregivers. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has continued to take its toll on many countries, even as Nigeria has recorded 44 cases as at March 24, 2020, a sharp increase from eight cases last week. There are currently eight cases Read More

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Media4Women: breaking stereotypes on female journalists

March 25, 2020 Editorial III 0

As part of activities to commemorate this year’s International Women’s Day, a media based NGO, PAGED Initiative in collaboration with Free Press Unlimited  held a campaign in solidary with women working in media aimed at breaking stereotypes on women Journalists  ENE OSANG writes. Background The Managing Director of PAGED Initiative Ummi Bukar, on wednesday convened a Media4Women Journalists’ forum: A Read More

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Covid-19: Counting cost of CSW64 cancellation

March 20, 2020 Editorial III 0

One of the backlashes from the Covid-19 pandemic is the cancellation of the widely publicised annual United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) meeting billed to hold in New York, USA, this month. In this report ENE OSANG looks at the cost for Nigerian women and asks: Will the struggle by the Nigerian woman struggle suffer? UNSCW The Read More

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Wither Nigeria as AUDA-NEPAD tackles women, youth issues?

March 13, 2020 Editorial III 0

The importance of inclusiveness in governance and other decision-making levels was further emphasised when the national coordinator/chief executive officer, African Union Development Agency-New Partnership for Africa’s Development (AUDA-NEPAD), Princess Gloria Akobundu, brought together women, youth and others at the 2nd peer review of the federal republic of Nigeria which held recently. Nigeria has already domiciled NEPAD in the country; but Read More

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Gender inclusiveness vital to national growth – Aishatu Gambo

March 6, 2020 Editorial III 0

Aishatu Salisu Gambo is a Deputy Director at the Federal Character Commissions. She also heads the commission’s gender and people with disabilities unit. In this interview with ENE OSANG she speaks on gender inclusion, equity, fairness among other issues. Tell us more about yourself and what was growing up like? I am a lawyer, the second born in a family Read More

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African centre moves to end violence against women

March 4, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  With increased rate of reported cases of violence against women in Nigeria, a group, African Centre for Leadership, Strategy and Development says it was taking proactive steps to end the menace or at least reduce it to the barest minimum. Executive Director of the group, Mr Monday Osasah, while inaugurating the network team made up of the police, traditional and Read More

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2020, Pivotal to gender equality advancement

February 28, 2020 Editorial III 0

Asmau Benzies Leo, a certified trainer and development consultant, is the executive director Centre for Non-violence and Gender Advocacy in Nigeria. She is also the convener of Peace Hub-Nigeria, an online campaign on the engagement of young people in governance, democracy, and peace building and Women in Public Service Initiative (WIPSER). In this interview with ENE OSANG, speaks on the Read More

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Beijing+25: Women rights’ champions chart way forward

February 22, 2020 Editorial III 0

Ahead of the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration at the UN headquarters in New York next month, Nigerian women rights’ champions are preparing to join their counterparts from across the globe. In this piece ENE OSANG x-rays the report Nigeria will present at the anniversary. The year 2020 marks the 25th anniversary of the 4th UN World Conference on Read More

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How UN commission on women impacts Nigeria’s devt

February 15, 2020 Editorial III 0

Preparations are in top gear by Nigerian women to join counterparts from other countries for the 64th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) in New York from March 9 – 20, 2020. ENE OSANG writes on its significance to the development of women in Nigeria. The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women Read More