Breaking bias, barriers to women’s growth

June 24, 2022 ENE OSHABA 0

The need to break every bias hindering the growth and development of women is being advocated to enable Nigeria have full participation of both men and women in nation building, ENE OSHABA writes. Gender equity; concerning resource access and allocation as well as opportunities for social and economic advancement have been prominent items on the agenda of recent international meetings. Read More

3000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Shiroro and Munya local government areas taking refuge in Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB) Primary School Minna

Dealing with IDP’s economic empowerment amidst rising crime rate

June 22, 2022 ENE OSHABA 0

The problem of internally displaced persons (IDPs) is one that has continued to hunt Nigeria as a country, especially the FCT despite the administration’s refusal to acknowledge their existence. In this report ENE OSHABA highlights the issue as it affects their survival and government’s inability to alleviate the situation. The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) records indicate that there were Read More

Women academy trains 30 in entrepreneurship 

June 12, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE), a US government initiative that supports women entrepreneurs in Kaduna has graduated 30 women trained in entrepreneurship, just as the Kaduna state deputy governor Dr. Hadiza Sabuwa Balaraba has urged them to consider women at grassroots.  Working with ICT Hub, the 30 women were trained on the AWE programme, which centred around a three-month rigorous Read More

FCTA pledges commitment to smooth Hajj operations…Lifts 410 pilgrims to Saudi Arabia

June 10, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has stated that it was committed to ensuring that the FCT contingent to Saudi Arabia for this year’s Hajj operation got the best treatment comparable to any other state of the federation or even the world. The Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, stated this while addressing Read More

Population control: Women, girls health rights as panacea

June 3, 2022 Blueprint 0

Health rights of women and girls, especially right to reproductive health, is believed be a sure way of curbing the burden of unwanted pregnancies as well as controlling rapid population growth, ENE OSHABA writes. Nigeria’s population is projected at about 214 million people due to a high population growth rate of 3.2 per cent and a high total fertility rate Read More

Nigerian women and hurdle of party primaries

May 27, 2022 ENE OSHABA 0

As political parties primary elections take centre stage with women striving towards improving their numbers in leadership positions in the forthcoming general elections, ENE OSHABA examines their performance so far. It’s been a beehive of activities with political party primaries taking place across the country. This has been a huge hurdle for women in politics to scale and has been Read More

Making 35% affirmative action a reality in Nigeria

May 20, 2022 Blueprint 0

As the 2023 general elections draws closer, the need for continuous advocacy for women inclusion in diverse spaces formed the core of a webinar on making the recent 35 per cent affirmative action court ruling work, ENE OSHABA writes. The 100 Women Lobby Group (WLG) as part of its strategy to ensure that the 35 per cent affirmative action court Read More

[Breaking] 2023: Another Minister makes u-turn on political ambition, prefers current position

May 16, 2022 Ene Oshaba, Abuja 0

The Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, has withdrawn from running for the senatorial seat for southern district of Plateau state. Tallen was to resign following the directive from President Mohammadu Buhari that all appointees seeking elective positions in the upcoming 2023 general elections should resign, but was caught up in the 30-day timeline stipulated in the Electoral Act Read More

Aisha Buhari wants more foreign support for women in politics

May 11, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The First Lady, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has called on representatives of countries in Nigeria to support active participation of women in politics. Speaking when she hosted female heads of diplomatic missions, United Nation Agencies and wives of ambassadors at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Tuesday night, Aisha Buhari also appealed to the diplomats to provide more support to wives Read More

Women capable of influencing change in taxpayers’ behaviour – SWIT

May 9, 2022 Editorial IV 0

The Society of Women in Taxation (SWIT) FCT Chapter has urged professional women in Taxation and all other women professionals in the country to put in their best in the development of the country as agents of change through tax compliance education to balance the legitimate women’s rights and as a strategy for push of legislative Affirmative Actions. FCT chapter Read More

Affirmative Action: Aisha Buhari’s plea a hit or miss?

May 6, 2022 Blueprint 0

Wife of the President Aisha Buhari’s recent invitation of presidential candidates to an iftar dinner at the Presidential Villa has generated lots of reactions on whether or not the move was in order considering the Affirmative Action advocacy. ENE OSHABA writes. The invitation Last week, Aisha Buhari invited leading presidential aspirants from various political parties to the State House Conference Read More

How I transferred computer science knowledge into fish farming – Rashidat

April 29, 2022 ENE OSHABA 0

Rashidat Umar Oyinoza is the brain behind Oyinespecial oven-smoked dried fish, which focuses on fish farming and agro-processing. In this piece ENE OSHABA looks at the peculiar struggle by women owned businesses in accessing business loans for expansion. How it started Rashidat Umar Oyinoza said while growing up with her elder sister back then in Kaduna state, she learnt the Read More

Ending menstrual poverty in women, girls

April 22, 2022 Blueprint 0

Poor menstrual hygiene management remains topical with growing health implications. In this report, ENE OSHABA looks at efforts by stakeholders to end ‘period poverty’ among women and girls in Nigeria. Period poverty, a recent coinage about women and girls menstruation cycle management is the situation where women and girls cannot afford sanitary products during their monthly periods. Lots of Nigerian Read More

Osinachi: Wake up call to govt, advocates

April 15, 2022 Blueprint 0

The death of Gospel Singer, Osinachi Nwachukwu, allegedly from domestic violence complications has continued to generate controversies in many quarters, even as some have questioned the effectiveness of advocacy by government and non-governmental organisations against gender based violence, ENE OSHABA reports. Following the death of Gospel Singer, Osinachi Nwachukwu, and subsequent arrest of her husband, Peter Nwachukwu, over allegations of Read More

Domestic violence: Women ministry vows to ensure justice for late Osinachi

April 11, 2022 Ene Oshaba 0

The Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, has vowed to ensure that justice is upheld for the death of popular gospel singer Osinachi Nwachukwu, who was allegedly killed by her husband. She said domestic violence is a crime under the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act (2015). In a statement signed in Abuja, Tallen stated the need for further rehabilitation Read More

Gender Bills: Have women accepted their fate?

April 8, 2022 Blueprint 0

‘There’s always hope hence women’re exploring different strategies’ The protest by Nigeria women groups and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) over rejection of Gender Bills by the National Assembly was recently suspended. In this report, ENE OSHOBA asks: What next? On March 1, 2022, Nigerian women were welcomed into the historic month of global celebration of women with a rejection of Read More

Affirmative action: Women floor FG as court orders 35% implementation

April 6, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

A long term advocacy for 35% inclusion in the public service slots for the Nigerian women got a big boost on Wednesday when a federal high court in Abuja ordered the federal government to implement its 35 percent affirmative action policy on public service positions. While delivering judgment in a suit marked FHC/ABC/CS/1006/2020 filed by some women groups challenging the Read More

2022 International women’s day: Mary Ikoku emerges only Nigerian in 30 global women of influence

April 6, 2022 Editor 0

A media expert and House of Representatives aspirant in the coming 2023 general elections, Mrs Mary Ikoku, has emerged the only Nigerian who made global women of influence list. The women honour’s list graced limelight as part of activities marking 2022 International Women’s Day, a women’s history month. Mindr, a workforce development organisation listed 30 women whom it described as Read More

National development: Women economic empowerment to the rescue?

April 1, 2022 Blueprint 0

It is a widely held belief that when more women are empowered and have equal chances to engage in economic life and governance the nation experiences rapid development, peace, and stability. Is this the solution Nigeria has been searching for? ENE OSHABA asks in this report. Empowerment is the process of increasing the capacity, authority, and responsibility of individuals or Read More

IWD: Building sustainable tomorrow for IDP Women

March 25, 2022 ENE OSHABA 0

In line with the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow” ENE OSHABA examines efforts to empower internally displaced persons through skills acquisition to enable them live more meaningful lives. Experts and women-based Non Governmental Organisations (NGO) have posited that the life of an average Internally Displaced Person (IDP) in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital Read More

Women key to conflict resolution, management, peace building – ActionAid

March 22, 2022 Blueprint 0

As conflicts continue to rage in parts of Kaduna state, ActionAid Nigeria has said that women can be instrumental in preventing violent extremism, conflict resolution, management and peace building in Nigeria, despite being victims themselves. Addressing a Women Conference of the “System and Structure Strengthening Approach Against Radicalisation to Violent Extremism (SARVE) III project in Kaduna on Tuesday, Country Director Read More

Construction of clinic at NYSC borne out of passion to give back to society – Dr Mmaduagwu

March 18, 2022 ENE OSHABA 0

Dr. Mmaduagwu Maureen Adanna, an optometrist from Ideato South LG of Imo state, is a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member serving at the National Defence College Clinic, Abuja. In this chat with ENE OSHABA she shares her passion for quality healthcare and her NYSC Community Development Service (CDS) project among others. Tell us about your medical project? The project Read More

I’ve mental, intellectual capacity to tackle Nigeria’s problems – Vivian Ebele Bello

March 18, 2022 ENE OSHABA 0

Vivian Ebele Bello, a journalist and rights activist, who is aspiring to become Nigeria’s president after Presidnet Muhammdu Buhari, speaks to ENE OSHABA on her political journey among others. When did you join politics and how have you evolved? Well, I have not exactly been in active politics for long, however, I have been involved in grassroots mobilisation and campaigns Read More

IWD: Sustainable future for Nigerian women, a mirage?

March 11, 2022 ENE OSHABA 0

Nigeria joined the rest of the world to commemorate the International Women’s Day (IWD) on March 8. In this report, ENE OSHABA captures efforts and intrigues by women as they accelerate their demands.  The International Women’s Day (IWD) is a day set aside by the United Nations to celebrate social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also Read More