Under 24 hours: Gunmen attack Senator twice on Lokoja-Abuja road

Some 24 hours after the Nigerian Senate bemoaned the security situation in the country, a lawmaker from Edo state,  Senator Clifford Ordia,  Wednesday recalled  how suspected  bandits Monday attacked his convoy twice under 24 hours  at different locations on the Okene-Lokoja and Lokoja-Abaji axis. Ordia, a PDP lawmaker who heads the Senate Committee on Local and Foreign Debts, said he   escaped death by Read More

UNESCO, Japan set to launch project empowering women, girls for better well-being

April 19, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), Regional Office Abuja, with funding from the Japan government would, today, have a national virtual launch on the project titled: “Empowerment of Women and Girls in Marginalized Communities for Better Well-Being through Education and Advocacy.” A statement by the U. S agency, Monday in Abuja, said: “The virtual national launch will commence the Read More

Glitz, glamour as ‘twin sisters’ clock 50

April 18, 2021 Editor 0

It was celebration of sorts as friends, relations and colleagues gathered to rejoice with “two sisters” Mrs Nkiru Zikora and Mrs Chika Anigbogu who marked 50 years of age. Though, they were born by different parents, both sisters were incidentally, born on same day, have remained close friends for nearly three decades. At the colourful evening event held at the Read More

NCWD DG, Asabe Bashir, and her vision for Nigerian women

April 16, 2021 Blueprint 0

Earlier this week, Dr. Asabe Vilita Bashir took over the helms of power as Director General and CEO, National Centre for Women Development (NCWD). Asabe, a former member of Borno House of Assembly and the House of Representatives, unveiled her vision for the Nigeria women. In this report, CHIZOBA OGBECHE examines her vision to re-structure, re-position and re-brand towards empowering Read More

New NCWD DG takes over, unveils vision for women

April 12, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The new Director General and CEO, National Centre for Women Development (NCWD), Dr. Asabe Vilita Bashir, has unveiled her vision for Nigerian women to “re-structure, re-position and re-brand.” The new NCWD boss made this known at her formal take-over on Monday in Abuja, stating: “I make bold, to say that I will bring my wealth of experience to bear, so Read More

Women committee solicits 120,000 minimum wage for Police

March 28, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The National Women Committee of the Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC) has emphasised the need for adequate welfare of the Nigerian Police officers, soliciting for a take home pay of N120,000 minimum for a Police Constable. National Coordinator, PCRC National Women Committee, Princess Nana Ngozi Dahiru, made the appeal in Abuja at the weekend when she led it’s members on Read More

School girls’ abduction and sanctity of womanhood

March 26, 2021 Blueprint 0

The series of abductions of school girls in the northern part of the country has left many families heartbroken, frightened and discouraged to send their female children to school at a time when the country is battling to reduce the number of out of school children. ENE OSHABA examines these incidents and the implication on the sanctity of womanhood. Nigerian, Read More

Touching lives, girl-child development ‘ve remained my passion – Naija Ratels CEO

March 26, 2021 Editor 0

Barrister Paul Edeh is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Naija Ratels FC, a privately-owned and run female football team in Nigeria. In this interview with select Journalists in Abuja recently, Barr. Edeh spoke extensively on his passion for girl-child and sports development amongst others. Venturing into female football ownership and management Unlike many, I’m into female football development Read More

USTDA supports clean energy access, women entrepreneurship in Nigeria

March 24, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency, Wednesday, announced a grant to Nigeria’s Sosai Renewable Energies Company for a feasibility study to connect more than 200,000 women, farmers, and rural citizens to new solar-powered minigrids in Kaduna, Kogi and Plateau states. AUSTDA’s Acting Director, Enoh T. Ebong, in a press  in Abuja said: “USTDA is committed to promoting inclusive economic development, Read More

Breaking: Oshoala stars as Barcelona batter Manchester City, near Champions League semis

March 24, 2021 Editor 0

Manchester City women will have to venture into unchartered territory if they are to keep their Champions League dream alive. A humbling 3-0 defeat by Barcelona means Gareth Taylor’s side face an uphill battle to make the semi-finals. No team has ever progressed to the next round after losing the first leg of a knockout game by three goals.  Barca have not conceded more than Read More

FG Cash Grant: 3,300 women receive N20,000 each in Delta

March 23, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, has flagged-off the N20, 000 federal government ‘s special cash grant for rural women programme in Asaba, Delta state.According to a statement signed by the Head, Press and Public Relations Unit, Rhoda  Ishaku Iliya, represented by the Director, Humanitarian Affairs of the ministry, Alhaji Ali Grema, Farouq noted Read More

Women should be bold for more challenging roles

March 19, 2021 Blueprint 0

Kate Pam is the Founder and Lead Director, Stalwart Communities Africa, a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) with core values for educational and leadership development and empowerment for the less privilege, especially women and children. In this interview with ENE OSHABA she speaks on the International Women’s Month and other development issues in the society. How is Stalwart Communities Africa’s core Read More

NCWD: Bridging gender gap in construction

March 19, 2021 Blueprint 0

In this piece, ENE OSHABA looks at how women are breaking the norm especially by delving into professions hitherto assumed to be for only men through the Artisanship training by the National Centre for Women Development (NCWD). Traditionally, certain jobs were seen as mainly for a particular gender, irrespective of skills or proficiency the opposite sex. Most jobs in the Read More

Minister assures of gender parity in Covid-19 vaccine distribution

March 17, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, has assured Nigerian women of gender parity in the administration of the limited COVID-19 vaccine in the country. Tallen, gave this assurance, while distributing palliatives, which include food items such as rice, vegetable oil, pasta, soghum flour and wrappers to 93 women groups in the FCT as part of activities by the Read More

Nasarawa first lady pledges better days for rural women

March 16, 2021 Mohammed Yangida 0

The wife of Nasarawa state governor, Silfat Abdullahi Sule, Tuesday, said she will continue to better the lives of women especially in the rural areas to enable them contribute their quota for the development of the state.She stated this at the celebration of this year’s International Women’s Day held in Lafia, the Nasarawa state capital. Silifat said women deserved to Read More

Aisha Buhari’s aide, Rwandan UK envoy bag women’s day awards

March 15, 2021 Ameh Ejekwonyilo 0

Senior Special Assistant to Nigeria’s President on Administration and Women Affairs and Chief of Staff to the First Lady, Dr. Hajo Sani OON, and the Rwandan High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Yamina Karitanyi, have bagged awards during this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD). The awards were in recognition of their contributions to the advancement of women within their spheres Read More

Breaking: Beyonce, Swift break record at GRAMMYs

March 15, 2021 Associated Press 0

Beyonce broke record at Grammys on Sunday where she became the winningest woman in the history of the music industry’s top awards gala, and its most decorated singer. At 31, Taylor Swift became first woman to win album of the year three times. “We just want to thank the fans,” said Swift, who won the top prize with “folklore.” Swift Read More

NGO, NUJ urge media to advocate women’s involvement in peace, security

March 10, 2021 Najib Sani 0

A Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), known as the International Alert and the Bauchi state council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) have charged the media to advocate women’s involvement in peace building and security promotion.The two organisations gave the charge during a workshop for 30 selected journalists organised by the state implementation committee on women’s peace and security with support Read More

IWD: FCT NAWOJ calls for State of Emergency on rape, other SGBV

March 9, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Nigeria Association of Women Journalists has called on the federal government and the 36 states to declare a State of Emergency on rape and other Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV).The Chairperson of FCT NAWOJ, Comrade Annah Daniel, stated this at a programme to mark the 2021 International Women’s Day with the Leadership: Achieving an equal future in a Read More

Revealed! What Buhari told women on IWD

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with Nigerian women on the occasion of this year’s International Women’s Day. At the occasion, the president said any government that neglects women does so at its own peril. In a statement issued Monday in Abuja, the president described women as the bedrock of the society. Describing the theme of the 2021 celebration, ‘Choose To Read More

2021 IWD: Women bedrock of society – Buhari

March 8, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday felicitated with Nigerian women on the occasion of this year’s International Women’s Day.In a statement issued in Abuja, the president describing women as the bedrock of the society. Stressing that the theme of the 2021 celebration, Choose To Challenge, is quite apt, the president rejoiced with the womenfolk and restates his administration’s commitment to addressing the Read More

International Women’s Day: Breaking limits

March 7, 2021 Dewunmi Tijani. 0

The hash tag theme of this 2021 international women’s day is so catchy, exigent and prompt. #choosetochallenge is what every woman should make her leitmotif, a driving force and motto of her life. It’s high time we stopped over pampering ourselves by just campaigning for women inclusion. We have to individually pull the bull by the horn, position ourselves as Read More

IWD: Group seeks practical approach to end poverty among women

March 7, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD), a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Helpline Foundation for the Needy, Abuja, has called for a more practical approach to reducing extreme poverty amongst women.   Founder, Helpline Foundation for the Needy, Dr. JummaiAhmadu, made the call, Saturday, at a  skill acquisition training for rural women, organised Read More