NCWS seeks end to banditry, kidnapping in Kaduna

July 25, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

National Council of Women’s Societies (NCWS) Kaduna state chapter has expressed shock, dismay and deep sense of sorrow over the recent spate of banditry and kidnapping in parts of Kaduna state. Chairperson of NCWS Kaduna state chapter, Barr. Zainab Hassan, stated this in a statement made available to the media in Kaduna on Sunday. She said as mothers and wives they Read More

Women taking the lead in banking

July 23, 2021 ENE OSHABA 0

As elusive as the quest by Nigerian women to achieve gender parity in all spheres of life may seem many women are holding their own in their chosen fields of endeavour. In this report, ENE OSHABA celebrates six Nigerian women leading in the banking industry even as more strive to break the proverbial glass ceiling. Nigeria’s business sector, especially the Read More

Campaign expenses: Deliberate strategy to exclude women?

July 16, 2021 Blueprint 0

As the 2023 election year draws nearer, Nigerian women are gearing up for a better outing that may bring them at par with their male counterparts in terms of occupying political positions, however, recent events appear to be working against their interest, ENE OSHABA writes. Women representation in elective and appointive positions since the return of democratic rule in 1999 Read More

Implications of Electoral Act on women’s 2023 ambition

July 9, 2021 Blueprint 0

As the 2023 general elections inches closer Nigerian women are bracing up for better performance at the polls. In this report ENE OSHABA examines the impact of the amended Electoral Act on the ambition of women in the upcoming elections. Every election season Nigerian women, like their male counterparts, seek to occupy political positions and also work towards active political Read More

Imelda James-Dike: Bringing health succour to PWDs

Imelda James-Dike, student of the Nursing Department, Edo State University, is Miss Health Nigeria. In this interview with ENE OSHABA, she speaks on her passion for improved healthcare especially for the less privileged and particularly for People Living with Disabilities (PWD’s). What informed your decision to contest for the Miss Health pageant position? I contested in the Miss Health pageant Read More

Covid-19 and plight of pregnant women

June 25, 2021 Blueprint 0

In this piece, ENE OSHABA recounts the experiences, near death challenges pregnant women faced during the covid-19 lockdown. Nigeria, like other countries of the world, had its fair share of the pangs of the Covid-19 pandemic, even as the federal government’s lockdown order to stem the spread of the pandemic had exposed many, especially women and children, to even more Read More

Secretary become shoemaker in Abuja

June 20, 2021 Editorial III 0

26 year-old Miss Sophia Amaka, quit her job as a secretary to become a shoe maker, to satisfy her passion for making shoes. Amaka told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that she took the bold step to quit her job as a secretary in 2016, to venture into shoe making business, because she wanted to be unique. According to Read More

Gbagyis, Egbas, what they have in common

June 20, 2021 Editorial III 0

The Gbagyis and Egbas are ethnic groups in Nigeria in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and Ogun, one is known for farming and the other for entrepreneurial skills.The two groups though far apart in geographical location, still have something in common.The Egbas are a subgroup of the Yorubas, an ethnic group of western Nigeria, a majority of whom are from Read More

Insecurity: A case for gender mainstreaming

June 11, 2021 Blueprint 0

The need for the full involvement and participation of women in peace processes has led to the adoption of Gender Mainstreaming in the Armed Forces of Nigeria, ENE OSHABA writes. The work of security institutions, especially in Nigeria, has largely been considered as an exclusive preserve of the male folk. The adoption of the United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) Read More

Senate President assures support for revised gender Bill

June 7, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

Senate President Ahmad Lawan has assured of his support and commitment to advancing women’s rights and full participation in governance, saying they make up half of Nigeria’s population and shouldn’t be denied the opportunity to serve in government at all levels. Lawan stated this in Abuja while receiving a high level advocacy team who paid his office a courtesy visit to Read More

My election as NAWOJ President divinely ordained – LADI BALA

June 4, 2021 Blueprint 0

Ladi Bala is the National President of the National Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ). In this interview with ENE OSHABA she shares her experience as a journalist, election as the national president of the umbrella body of female journalists, even as maintains that women can get to the peak of their careers if they are determined. What has the experience Read More

Women can help one another to overcome challenges – Stella

June 4, 2021 PAUL OKAH, 0

Miss Stella Ogeri Dike is a model, humanitarian, entrepreneur, Law student and founder of the Stella Dike Foundation. She is also the immediate past Miss Diaspora Nigeria Universe. In this interview with PAUL OKAH, she speaks on the achievements and challenges of the Foundation, her reign as Miss Diaspora Nigeria Universe, menstrual hygiene, among others.  What should people know about Read More

FIDA commissions new centre in Anambra, vows to promote rights of downtrodden

June 1, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA), has said it would not relent in her quest to provide succours to the downtrodden especially those denied justice in Anambra State.The Country Vice President (CVP) and President of FIDA Nigeria, Rhoda Prevail Tyoden, who stated this at first Quarter National Executive Committee meeting cum commissioning of the State chapter’s FIDA Centre (secretariat Read More

Additional NASS seats for women is about justice, equity, solidarity – Mufuliat Fijabi

May 14, 2021 Blueprint 0

Mufuliat Fijabi is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Nigerian Women Trust Fund (NWTF), a foremost support organisation for women in politics. In this interview with ENE OSHABA she speaks on the nation’s political system, readiness of women for 2023 amongst other issues. How would you assess the Nigeria’s political system as it affects women? Nigeria has been recording low participation Read More

Mohammed Sani Musa @ 56: Audacity of a first term senator

May 10, 2021 Ibrahim Yahaya 0

According to primordial folklore, God preserves humanity regardless of its many misdemeanors because at any one period there are individuals who, without being aware of their role, redeem mankind. Senator Mohammed Sani Musa who turns 56 today, May 11, is such a man propelled into fame by a sequence of unpredictable events. Unassuming and without guile, Senator Musa undertook to Read More

Let’s engage foreign partners to tackle B/Haram – Ex-military chief

A former military chief has listed ways out of the insurgency, banditry and related crimes currently facing Nigeria. The ex-military chief, who spoke under anonymity, served as a top commander in the ongoing insurgency fight in the North-east. The source, who is a retired Army General, warned that seeking foreign help has become a necessity because the Boko Haram elements had in Read More

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