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Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu: Giving succour to women with breast cancer

Mrs. Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu is the wife of the Ondo state Governor, Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu. She is the founder of the Breast Cancer Association of Nigeria (BRECAN); a non-profit organisation that champions awareness campaigns on breast cancer. She is also an aquacultrist and philanthropist. In this chat with ENE OSANG, she speaks on BERCAN activities and […]

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Barr Abiodun Baiyewu: Rights advocate, mediator and counsellor

Barr Abiodun Baiyewu is the Country Director of Global Rights in Nigeria. A women’s Law and Public Policy Fellow in the Leadership and Advocacy For Women in Africa, she is also a writer, an accredited mediator, dispute resolution trainer and an HIV/AIDS youth counsellor. In this interview with JULIET AKOJE, she speaks on the activities […]

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Association seeks support in fight against female circumcision

By Donald Iorchir A group, Novel Association for Youth Advocacy (NAYA), has called for the collaboration of governments and relevant stakeholders to support the campaign against female genital mutilation in some parts of the country. Its National Coordinator, Mrs. Kehinde Afolabi, said the danger associated with the practice, called for stringent steps in addressing the […]

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Breastfeeding mother sells milk to fund hospital bills

A young mother in China is selling her breast milk on the street to raise money for her sick daughter’s medical bills. In a video posted by Pear Video on the Miaopai video website, the mother and her husband explain they need to raise at least 100,000 yuan (roughly £11,250) for one of their children, […]

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My father and husband made me who I am – Dr Asma’u Maikudi

From a secondary school teacher to principal, Dr Asma’u Sani Maikudi crossed over to Kaduna Polytechnic as a lecturer and rose to become the Director of College of Administration and Social Science Studies. Last year, she was appointed the Resident Electoral Commissioner of Zamfara state by President Muhammadu Buhari. In this interview with RUKAYYA AYYUBA […]

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I’m educated because my father believed in gender equality —Dr Safiya Daniyan

Dr. Mrs. Safiya Yahaya Daniyan, who was born in 1968, is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Microbiology of Federal University of Technology, Minna. She is married to Prof. Yahaya Daniyan, a former Vice-Chancellor of the same university and she has four kids. In this interview, she spoke to ENE OSANG on the challenges […]

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2018 holds brighter future for women – NCWS

By Ene Osang Abuja The National Council for Women Societies (NCWS) has assured of brighter future for Nigerian women this year. Its president, Mrs. Gloria Laraba Shoda, in a New Year message said the council would consolidate on her identified programmes, to ensure better life for every Nigerian women and child. According to her, since […]

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Why I advocate for girl-child – Binta

Hajiya Binta Shehu Bamalli is the founder, Sure Start Initiative; an NGO which caters to the needs of females, especially young girls. She spoke to ENE OSANG on her campaign for the education of the girl-child. Can we meet you? I am Hajia Binta Shehu Bamalli, an indigene of Kaduna state, Zaria local Government to […]

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I’m not a conventional Hausa woman – Khadija

Courage and firmness are some of the inherent features of Hajiya Khadija Gambo Hawaja, a renowned social activist, an Islamic Da’ee (Preacher) and an advocate of attitudinal change. In this interview with MUHAMMAD TANKO SHITTU, she speaks on girl-child education, life as Da’ee, her NGO, Muslim Women Forum for Peace on the Plateau as well […]

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Increasing youth crime rate blamed on poor mentorship culture

The Michelle’s Youth Initiative for Sustainable Development has emphasised the importance of mentoring youths, saying this is vital part of development in nation building and a way of reducing unemployment and crime. Its Founder, Comrade Michelle Onyeneke, made the call in Abuja during a national workshop on youth development with the theme, “Explore your talent […]

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Ebele Ifendu: Bridging gender gaps in politics

Barrister Ebele Ifendu is the Labour Party Publicity Secretary and the National President of the Women in Politics Forum (WIPF). A chartered mediator and conciliator, she is the Executive Director of a Finance firm and Director, Gender Education and Rights Department of the Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State. In this chat with ENE OSANG, she […]

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I’ve passion for giving -Audu-Emeje

Dr. Aisha Audu-Emeje, is wife of former governor of Kogi state, Abubakar Audu. She is also the President/Founder of A3 Foundation; a support organisation for the less privileged. In this interview with ENE OSANG, she speaks on her NGO’s impact on young entrepreneurs, and how she lobbied for beneficial policies for the black communities in […]

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When female undergraduates joined campaign against gender-based violence

From unwanted sexual advances to rape, many girls and women have had to endure sexual violence and harassment also referred to as Gender Based Violence (GBV). ENE OSANG writes that female undergraduates recently joined the on-going 16 days activism programme by the United Nations (UN) Women in Abuja. The magnitude of sexual harassment suffered by […]

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Gender equality is achievable — ROSE UWADIA-JACOBS

Rose A. Uwadia-Jacobs is the Special Assistant, Women and Gender Affairs, to the Speaker, House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara. In this interview with ENE OSANG she speaks on equality in Nigeria among others issues Until the 19th century, women were treated as the inferior sex and were excluded from areas like education, certain professions […]

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Women seek parity on education

ENE OSANG reports that Nigerian girls made demands on their rights to equal opportunities at the just concluded 2017 Women and Girls Summit organized by the National Centre for Women Development (NCWD) in Abuja. Amidst increasing advocacy on the need for more opportunities for the Nigerian girl child to enable them attain their full potential, […]

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Teaching is my passion

Anne Bessong, a passionate and charismatic teacher, is the Head of Schools at Eaglesworld Global Schools in Ajah, Lagos state. In this interview with ENE OSANG, the journalist turned teacher, said teaching is her passion. You have been in teaching profession for 20 years, how did you become a teacher? I did not start off […]