16days GBV activism, the journey so far

December 2, 2022 ENE OSHABA 0

Every year, Nigeria joins the global community to roll out activities to commemorate the 16 days of activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV). In this report, ENE OSHABA examines impact of this heightened advocacy in Nigeria. The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) is a campaign championed by Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991 which has gained prominence as Read More

Centre harps on women inclusion in security, mentorship skills

November 23, 2022 Ene Oshaba 0

The Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) has stressed the need for building the capacity of women in the ECOWAS sub-region in the areas of security as well as provide them with necessary leadership and mentorship skills. Its Deputy Director, Faculty of Academic Affairs and Research, Dr. Emma Birikorang, disclosed this Monday in Abuja, during a workshop on leadership Read More

2023: Women candidates, representative of population?

November 18, 2022 Blueprint 0

In this report, ENE OSHABA examines data on aspirants in the 2023 general elections against the population of women in the country and asks: will the exclusion of women encourage them to push forward? The February 2023 general elections are fast approaching with momentum building up with campaigns going into full swing, especially for the three major contenders to the Read More

Women need to be more involved in party politics – RABI MUSA

November 18, 2022 Blueprint 0

Rabi Adamu Musa is Founder/Executive Director, Mcrissar Foundation Nigeria. She is an ardent advocate for young women’s participation in politics and governance. In this interview with ENE OSHABA she speaks on advocacy for free menstrual kits for secondary school girls in northern Nigeria, her experience seeking elected office among others. What’s your background and how did you get involved in Read More

Los Angeles elect first black woman mayor

November 17, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Angelenos have elected Karen Bass as mayor, first woman to head America’s second biggest city. Lifelong Democrat Bass, who is Black and a longtime US congresswoman, beat an immensely well-funded challenge from former Republican property developer Rick Caruso, who spent an eye-watering $100 million of his own money on the race. With almost three-quarters of the vote counted, Bass had Read More

Breaking: APC Reps candidate dies in auto crash

November 8, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

By Rosemary Moribirin The All Progressives Congress (APC), House of Representative candidate for Nsukka/Igbo-Eze South, Enugu Federal Constituency, Ejikeme Omeje, has died in an auto crash. Omeje died along Eden Ani/Nsukka road, near El-Rina hotel, Nsukka on Tuesday. Blueprint gathered that he was driving alone along Erina-Edem Ani road when he suddenly lost control and his car entered inside bush Read More

Young Ladies in politics celebrate Amb Nkoyo Toyo on 64th birthday

November 5, 2022 Editor 0

Women political pressure group under the auspices of Young Ladies in Politics has congratulated Amb.Nkoyo Esu Toyo as she clocks 64 years of age. Amb. Toyo, a lawyer, development activist, and politician, served as a member of the House of Representatives, Nigerian Ambassador to Ethiopia and Djibouti. Before she joined politics, Hon. Toyo co-founded Gender and Development Action (GADA), an Read More

Accelerating girl-child education for grassroots development

October 28, 2022 Blueprint 0

Girl-child education in Nigeria has remained a major source of concern to government and stakeholders. In this report, CHIZOBA OGBECHE examines crucial issues in girl-child education in the country, highlighting its importance to grassroots development. Twelve-year-old Amina Jubril hails from Biu in Borno state. She was barely four years old when 276 students of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, aged Read More

2023: It’s time to give women chance – Hon Irene Awunah Ikyegh

October 25, 2022 ENE OSHABA 0

Hon Irene Awunah Ikyegh is the Coordinator, Women in Politics Forum (WIPF), Benue state. She is also the Chairperson, League of Women Voters in the state. In this interview with ENE OSHABA she speaks on Benue politics, 2023 general elections as it affects the women, among other issues. The 2023 general elections are almost here. How would you assess politics in Benue state especially as Read More

Improved reproductive health, girl-child education key to Human Capital Development acceleration – Yosolaoluwa Akinbi

October 21, 2022 ENE OSHABA 0

Yosolaoluwa Akinbi is Coordinator, Core Working Group (CWG) on Human Capital Development (HCD) programme in Nigeria. In a recent interview with journalists in Lagos, she speaks on need to build healthy, educated and productive citizenry for Nigeria to unlock its potential as well as be globally competitive nation by 2030. ENE OSHABA brings excerpts. You are the Coordinator the Human Read More

Nigerian women in international trade: How well, so far?

October 16, 2022 Editorial IV 0

In recent times, more Nigerians are participating in international trade. In this report, ENE OSHABA examines how Nigerian women in international trade are faring as well as the impact on the nation’s economy following a conference by Organisation of Women In International Trade. Nigerian women from way back have been involved in trade more than white collar jobs compared to the Read More

Steady decline of women representation worries FIDA

October 14, 2022 Ene Oshaba 0

The Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA-Nigeria) has lamented the current low statistics of women in parliament, saying “is on a steady decline.”FIDA said statistics revealed that it is 9% in 2007, 7% in 2011, 5% in 2015 and less than 10% in the 9th National Assembly.  Its Country Vice President/National President Amina Agbaje (Mrs), stated this in Abuja at a Read More

IDGC: NCWS holds interactive session with school girl in Owerri

October 12, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

As part of its SLOC-VAWG Project the National Council for Women Societies (NCWS), Imo state chapter, has organised an interactive session with secondary school girls in Owerri to mark this year’s International Day of the Girl Child (IDGC).Speaking during the interaction at Bishop Lasbrey Girls Secondary School, Irete, Owerri, the NCWS Project Manager, Onyekachi Chikere, said the day was an Read More

Back to school: Women group fetes over 1,000 children

September 23, 2022 Blueprint 0

It was a time of fun activities for children, when a Faith Based Organisation (FBO), Women With Answers Christian Ministry, hosted over 1,000 children in Aso Pada Community, Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa state, as they prepared to return to school, HELEN OJI, reports. For children in Aso Pada Community, Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa state, Saturday August Read More

Nigeria in conspiracy against female gender – Dr Okoro

September 16, 2022 Blueprint 0

Lady Nkiru Celine Okoro (PhD) is the Executive Director, Centre For Organisational Development and the Publisher, Africawomannig.com. In this interview with ENE OSHABA she speaks on the rejected Gender Bills, the 2023 elections amongst others. It’s six months already since women protested the rejection of the Gender Bills by the National Assembly. What’s the update? Thank you for the privilege Read More

I joined politics to change status quo – Hawwah Gambo Jiddare

September 10, 2022 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

Hawwah Abdulahi Gambo also known as Jiddare is the Kajuru/Chukun Constituency House of Representatives candidate for the African Democratic Congress (ADC) in the 2023 general elections. In this interview with IKENNA OKONKWO, she speaks on her candidacy, the Nigerian women amongst others. What is your background and how did you join politics? My name is Hawwah Abdulahi Gambo, I am Read More

Minister extols aide’s commitment to women issues

September 5, 2022 Ene Oshaba 0

The Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, has lauded her Special Technical Assistant Princess Jumai Idonije, on commitment to issues affecting women in Nigeria. In a statement by the Director Press and Public Relations Olujimi Oyetomi, on Monday in Abuja during her birthday anniversary celebration, Tallen described Idonije as a staff with difference. The statement noted her attributes with Read More

Kogi governor’s wife condemns rape on women

September 4, 2022 Editor 0

The Wife of the Kogi State Governor, Mrs. Hafiza Yahaya Bello, has condemned the rising cases of rape in the country. Mrs. Hafiza stated this when a group of Lawyers, under the auspices of Action Against Rape, (AAR) paid her a courtesy visit at the Government House in Lokoja. The President of the group, Hajia Amina Abdulrasheed, lauded the achievements Read More

Anambra: University dons seek more participation of women in governance

September 3, 2022 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The first female Professor of Mass Communication in Nigeria, Professor Chinyere Stella Okunna, Saturday, advocated for more participation of women in politics and governance in Anambra state. Okunna, a Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics) of the Paul University Awka, who made the call at the maiden Anambra Women Walk for life and lecture series organised by an NGO, Ultimate Business Women Read More

Women should support women in 2023 polls – Mulikat Akande

September 2, 2022 Blueprint 0

Former Senate Majority Leader, Senator Mulikat Akande Adeola, who was elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), recently won the ticket of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) for a chance to return to the Senate. She speaks to ENE OSHABA on why she changed platform among other issues. You Senate Majority Leader on the platform of the Read More

Empowerment: Abani makes case for older women

August 30, 2022 Adeola Tukuru, 0

Founder, Mother of Models, organizers of 40&Fabulous TV reality show, Nnenna Abani, has said women who were advancing in age could still learn a trade, go back to school or start a business. Abani noted this during the grand TV reality show finale when one of the contestant, Jane Watson emerged winner of the maiden edition of the television reality Read More

I’m for street children till I take my last breath – HADIZA GANA MOHAMMED

August 26, 2022 Blueprint 0

Hadiza Gana Mohammed is the Founder of the Hina-Gana Foundation, a humanitarian Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) based in the FCT. In this interview with ENE OSHABA she speaks on the NGO, her passion for street children and indigent women among others. What’s your background and what’s Hina-Gana Foundation all about? Hina-Gana Foundation is a foundation with passionate individuals who are Read More

Workplace crèche panacea to exclusive breastfeeding

August 19, 2022 Blueprint 0

In recent times, public awareness and support for breastfeeding has been on the high with a whole week devoted to this. In this piece, ENE OSHABA examines the just concluded World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) and the advocacy for crèche in work places. Last week, Nigeria joined in commemorating the World Breastfeeding Week (WBW); an annual week-long celebration between, August 1-7, Read More

Affirmative procurement strategy unveiled to boost women entrepreneurs

August 19, 2022 Editorial III 0

To advance economic empowerment for women entrepreneurs, a strategy called “Affirmative Procurement has been unveiled.  Speaking during the unveiling ceremony Thursday in Abuja, the Minister of Women Affairs Dame Pauline Tallen explained that the project aims at enhancing access to public and private procurement opportunities for women. The Affirmative Procurement Project is financially and technically supported by the African Development Read More

Exploring regional solutions to issues affecting women

August 12, 2022 ENE OSHABA 0

The need for an inter-generational dialogue on lingering and emerging issues, challenges and opportunities to promote gender equality was reiterated when feminist leaders in West Africa convened in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital last week, ENE OSHABA reports. Feminism and feminist ideology have been crucial agents driving women’s rights, gender equality and overall development around the world. In Africa, feminists and feminist Read More