Women contribute a lot to nation building –Efosa Uyigue

April 14, 2018 Ene Osang 0

  Ms. Efosa Uyigue is the Special Adviser (SA) to the Edo state Governor; Godwin Obaseki, on Gender. She speaks to ENE OSANG on gender equality, politics and the alarming rate of youth migration from the state. You were recently appointed the SA on Gender how are you fairing? It has not been easy but I am doing my best. Read More

Media environment not friendly to women – Onyilo

April 7, 2018 Ene Osang 0

Mrs. Maria Onyilo is a female lecturer in the Department of Mass Communication of the Benue State University, Makurdi. She discusses the journalism profession and the challenges female journalists face in this interview with ENE OSANG. Teaching is believed to be women’s profession. Did you aspire to be a teacher? It was not something that I thought of in the Read More

There’s no job women can’t do, female truck driver boasts

April 7, 2018 Salihu Oyibo 0

Hajia Rabiat Abubakar is a Dangote truck driver who has been in the trade for over 19 years. The 39-year-old driver, who hails from Mashi local government area of Katsina state, is one of her father’s 24 children from four wives. In this interviewwith OYIBO SALIHU, she speaks on her passion for driving and the need for women to learn Read More

Women should take up challenging professions –Female driver

March 31, 2018 Ene Osang 0

Ambassador Eunice Odeghe is the President and Founder, Female Drivers Association of Nigeria (FEDAN). A graduate of Community Development from the Rivers State University, she ventured into professional driving against all odds. In this chat with ENE OSANG she speaks on her career as a driver, why she advocates for more women to take up challenging professions among other issues. Read More

Herbal doctor who ‘dreams, talks herbs’

March 24, 2018 ENE OSANG 0

Zainab Ujudad Shariff, a Pharmacist and Deputy Director in the Federal Ministry of Health ,is an expert on local medicinal plants. In this chat with ENE OSANG, the former MD of the Nigeria Medicinal Plant under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development stresses the need for full utilisation of medicinal herbs and other natural resources in Nigeria. You are Read More

Nigerian women deserve to be celebrated – Magoro

March 17, 2018 ENE OSANG 0

Dr. Bilkisu Magoro is the Founder, MagoroFoundation and Bilmor Technical and Vocational Centre, which caters for the needs of women, girls and children. She also has passion for the education of children with special needs. She speaks to ENE OSANG on her passion and the Foundation among other issues. What is Magoro Foundation and Bilmor Technical and Vocational Centre all Read More

IWD and changing roles of women

March 17, 2018 Aliyu Usman Vulegbo 0

Women in Nigeria joined their counterparts across the globe in celebrating the International Women’s Day on March 8, raising the questions on whether or not the women had reasons to celebrate. Milestones achieved as well as challenges bedevilling the Nigerian woman were brought to the fore. In this report, ALIYU USMAN VULEGBO examines the changing roles of women. It goes Read More

Hamzat: My passion for grassroots women, girls empowerment

March 10, 2018 ENE OSANG 0

Hamzat Ummulkhair is a grassroots activist and co-founder of the Onyi-Bala Foundation; a non-profit organisation that is passionate about girl-child education, support for rural women and IDPs. In this chat with ENE OSANG, she discusses her passion and other issues. What is your educational background and did you face any challenge as a girl-child from the North? I’m an accountant, Read More

Int’l women’s day: AU ECOSOCC urges Nigeria on rural women empowerment

March 8, 2018 John Oba 0

As the world marks the international Women’s Day, the African Union Economic, Social a d Cultural Council (AU-ECOSOCC Nigeria) has called on the federal government of Nigeria to implement strategies that would empower the rural Nigerian Woman. The Council in a statement by the Nigeria representative Dr. Tunji Asaolu and the special adviser,  diaspora, Mrs Chinwe Maduike,  Thursday said the Read More

International Women’s Day: UNHCR Reiterates Commitment to Uphold, Women, Girl Child Rights

A Statement issued Thursday  by Hanson Ghandi Tamfu, the External Relations/PI Officer  said  the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees,  UNHCR, Mr . Filippo Grandi  said the celebration to mark 2018 International Women’s Day which  comes on the heels of a powerful global movement for women’s rights, equality and justice has reechoed the UNHCR commitment to uphold the rights of women and girls. Read More

Medicine, my passion, calling- Dr. Nwana

February 24, 2018 ENE OSANG 0

Dr. Chito Nwana, an obstetrician and gynaecologist, is the Medical Director of Tabitha Medical Centre, Abuja. She is also the Chairperson, Guild of Medical Directors and the Executive Director of Francis & Felicia Umenyi Foundation. In this chat with ENE OSANG, she discusses her passion for the medical profession and her loves community service and women health issues. What inspired Read More

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

February 17, 2018 ENE OSANG 0

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 the status of women and Read More

Barr Abiodun Baiyewu: Rights advocate, mediator and counsellor

February 10, 2018 Juliet Akoje 0

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 of Global Rights in Nigeria Read More

Association seeks support in fight against female circumcision

February 8, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

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 issue. The coordinator stated this Read More

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

January 13, 2018 Rukayya Ayyuba Adamu 0

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 ADAMU, Dr Maikudi told the Read More

2018 holds brighter future for women – NCWS

January 3, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

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 campaigns and politicking would commence Read More

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Why I advocate for girl-child – Binta

December 30, 2017 ENE OSANG 0

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 be precise, but was born Read More

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I’m not a conventional Hausa woman – Khadija

December 30, 2017 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

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 as her inspirations and aspirations. Read More

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Increasing youth crime rate blamed on poor mentorship culture

December 23, 2017 Admin 3 0

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 and say no to crime.” Read More

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Ebele Ifendu: Bridging gender gaps in politics

December 23, 2017 ENE OSANG 0

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 discusses how women are fairing Read More

I’ve passion for giving -Audu-Emeje

December 9, 2017 ENE OSANG 0

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 the White House and Capitol Read More

When female undergraduates joined campaign against gender-based violence

December 2, 2017 Admin 3 0

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 girls, especially those in the Read More