2023: As women unite to win elective positions…

January 21, 2022 Blueprint 0

In order to increase the number of women for political offices Nigerian women converged in Abuja to make demands as the election year is around the corner. ENE OSHABA reports. The conference Tagged the ‘Progressive Women Conference 2022,’ its organisers said it was aimed at bringing women together to dialogue and come up with solutions on issues affecting women and Read More

2023: How prepared are women for elective positions?

January 14, 2022 Blueprint 0

This report by ENE OSANG looks at the preparedness of women in the upcoming general elections.  It is one year to the general elections and as the norm with Nigerian politics is that the year preceding the election year is the most important year for political parties and the aspirants. Over the years, women have tried their best in elective Read More

Why I seek to be AMAC chair – Amb. Horsfall

January 14, 2022 Blueprint 0

Ambassador Mina Horsfall is an aspirant for the chairmanship position of Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) on the platform of the National Rescue Movement Political Party. In this interview with ENE OSANG, she expresses concerns over changing things for the better in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Tell us more about yourself? I am a visionary and strategist with multiple Read More

Prioritise violence against women fight, experts tell govt, media

January 3, 2022 Joseph Obung 0

The menace of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) could end or reduce significantly if governments at both the federal and state levels could have the political will to regard it as a top priority, gender experts, under the aegis of Coalition for the Promotion of Gender Justice, have said. They made this assertion at the weekend in Calabar during Read More

Need for women involvement in peace-building efforts

December 31, 2021 Blueprint 0

In this report, ENE OSHABA writes about the resilience of a survivor of insurgents’ attacks and the need for women’s involvement in peace and security deliberations. Kuchingoro IDPs camp Walking around the camp busy while ensuring that all three outreach programmes holding on the same day and time were in order is Hannatu Andrew; the Women Coordinator and Teacher at Read More

Why Nigeria Is Losing Her Grip on Women’s Football in Africa?

December 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

It was only a few years ago that the Super Falcons’ success in women’s football tournaments in Africa was a forgone conclusion. The question was not whether the Falcons would win; but rather the margin of victory. Unfortunately, things have changed dramatically in the last few years. Having got so used to seeing their beloved Falcons blow the continent away, Read More

Nigeria needs to lead UNSCR 1325 implementation – GRACE AWODU

December 24, 2021 Blueprint 0

Grace Awodu is the Head, Gender, Peace and Security Unit, Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution Abuja. In this interview with ENE OSHABA, she speaks on the United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 and the need for Nigeria to take the lead in its implementation. How would you assess the UNSCR progress? I think the women have done a Read More

FGM a form of disability, must be stopped – LOLA IBRAHIM

December 17, 2021 Blueprint 0

Lola Ibrahim is an Architect and a gender equality advocate, a property consultant and president, Women Against Violence and Exploitation (WAVE) Foundation. In this interview with ENE OSHABA she speaks on her experience as female genital mutilation survivor and advocacy against the practice among others. What’s your background and how did you become a gender advocate? I was born in Read More

Mitigating impact of violent crimes on women, children

December 10, 2021 Blueprint 0

As the country continues to battle rising crime rate ENE OSHABA examines the impact of violent crimes on women and girls amidst proliferation of small arms and light weapons. Amnesty International (AI) studies indicate that intimate partner violence and gun violence are inextricably linked, just as it impacts negatively millions of women, families, and communities across the US and other Read More

USAID, women ministry commission ‘situation room ’ to support orphans, vulnerable children 

December 1, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director, Anne E. Patterson, Tuesday, joined the Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, to launch a new National Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) Situation Room at the ministry. A press statement by the U.S agency said the USAID was working closely with the ministry to deliver multi-sectoral services – health, protection, household Read More

‘Good parenting key to GBV elimination’

November 26, 2021 Blueprint 0

Dr. Vivian Okoye is an optometrist, a psychologist and professional parents’ coach. In this interview with ENE OSHABA she speaks on Gender Based Violence (GBV), giving an insight into causes as well as proffers solutions for total elimination. What inspired you to mental health and was that your childhood dream? My childhood dream was to study Guardians and Counselling but Read More

Omotoyinbo reveals 5 ultimate acne dos and don’ts on skin – Poshglow

November 24, 2021 Editor 0

Millions of videos uploaded on different channels on skincare give other persons different feelings. Some are thrilled, while some are unappealing to the audience. Dermatologists give opinions on skincare, which varies from person to person. While others try to educate viewers on their expertise, others sell their skincare products targeted at tackling issues such as acne, wrinkles, eczema and so Read More

Revealed! Things women suffered during Anambra governorship election

November 20, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The Gender Perspective and Social Development Center (GPSDC), convener of Stop Violence Against Women in Politics (Stop-VAWIP), and the Catch Them Young Community Initiative (CATYCOI), promoter of Vote Not Fight Campaign (VNF), have reported 14 cases of violence meted against women at the Anambra State November 6 gubernatorial poll. According to the groups, the incidents of violence against women which Read More

AWC 2021: Gender inclusivity takes centre stage as African women converge on Rwanda

November 19, 2021 Blueprint 0

African Woman Conference (AWC), an initiative of Helpline Foundation for the Needy Abuja, was borne out of the realisation that African women have a lot to offer towards the growth and development of the continent. Having successfully held three previous editions plans are at the final stage for the fourth edition in Kigali, Rwanda, with the theme: Women’s participation In Read More

APC national chairman: Stakeholders mount pressure on Akume to contest

November 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the national convention, some stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have asked Minister of special duties and inter-governmental affairs, Senator George Akume, to declare his interest in the national chairmanship race of the ruling party. The stakeholders said Akume has the administrative acumen to succeed Mai Mala Buni and lead the APC to a more adventurous exploits Read More

It’s a new era for Quarters Ward – Bello

October 16, 2021 ENE OSHABA 0

Earnest E. Bello is the first woman to vie for the position of Councillor in Quarters Ward, Gwagwalada Area Council, on the platform of Peoples Redemption Party (PRP). In this interview with ENE OSHABA, she shares her passion for community development and aspiration to change the Quarters Ward for the better. What is your background and what motivated you to Read More

NAWOJ makes case for girl child rights, safety, education

October 12, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) has made case for the rights, safety and education of the girl child in Nigeria as governments and organisations around the world come together to mark the 2021 International Day of the Girl Child, which is observed annually on October 11. NAWOJ National President, Ladi Bala, and National Secretary, Helen Udofa, in a Read More

Blessing Jibuike: Bringing succour to the needy

October 8, 2021 ENE OSHABA 0

Blessing Jibuike is the President of faith based Non Governmental Organisation (NGO), Support Missionary Aid International (SUMA). Her passion for helping the less privilege has earned her respect and titles. In this interview with ENE OSHABA she speaks on her charitable works, what drives her among others. Her passion Support Missionary Aid International (SUMA), afaith based Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) Read More

Nigerian women strategic road map to 2023

October 8, 2021 ENE OSHABA 0

Nigeria women have decried the rise of violence in politics besides being highly monitised and male dominated. ENE OSHABA xrays The Nigerian Women Strategic Think Tank (NWSTT) strategy towards finding workable and lasting solutions to these challenges ahead 2023 elections. The Nigerian Women Strategic Think Tank (NWSTT) is seeking to strength and push the women agenda by encouraging women into Read More

2023: Engaging men for gender-sensitive constitutional reform

September 24, 2021 Blueprint 0

The advocacy for a gender-sensitive constitution is at its peak with the ongoing amendment of the 1999 constitution, even as activists continue to engage male allies to influence gender-sensitive constitution alterations. ENE OSHABA writes. The 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) is considered in many quarters as unfavourable to women as it suggest a male dominated Read More

Our male allies’ll influence gender-sensitive constitution alterations – Dame Pauline Tallen

September 17, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, is the number one women and child-rights advocate in Nigeria. In this exclusive interview with ENE OSHABA speaks on the forthcoming United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and the need to re-emphasize girl-child education among other issues. Plans are underway for the next United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). What has been achieved from Read More

Mitigating humanitarian crises on women

September 10, 2021 Blueprint 0

In this report, ENE OSHABA examines implication of humanitarian crises on women and need for adequate actions to create a safer society for women and children who suffer various forms of violence and abuses across the country. In recent times, violence against women and children has formed subject matter of discussions on many platforms given the rise in the trend. Read More

Hajara Baba: Rewriting POWA’s history

September 6, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Police Officers Wives Association (POWA) has basic objective of improving the lives of members, women and girls, however, successive leadership have not efficiently achieved these objectives hence the commitment of the incumbent POWA President, Hajia Hajara Usman Baba, to rewrite the history of the association by prioritising welfare, education, and healthcare needs of police families among others. Chizoba Ogbeche writes. Read More