Women empowerment ensures stability at home – NAFOWA president

June 11, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

When there are more women that can support the family economically there will be more stability and progress at the home, the National President of Nigerian Air Force Officers Wives Association (NAFOWA), Hajiya Hafsat Sadique Abubakar, has said. She said this Weekend during the inauguration of the skills acquisition and vocational training programme at 407 Air Combat Training Group (407 Read More

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YIAGA inspires young women to run, win elections – Cynthia Mbamalu

June 9, 2018 Ene Osang 0

Cynthia Mbamalu is a lawyer and one of the founding members of Youth Initiative for Advocacy Growth and Advancement (YIAGA) Africa. She is the organisation’s programmes manager and also a member of the #NotTooYoungToRun strategy team. In this chat with ENE OSANG, she bares her mind on the recently passed bill and how female politicians will benefit. The NotTooYoungToRun bill Read More

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Foundation to FG: Address social, psychological needs of women, girls

June 4, 2018 Ene Osang. Abuja 0

An NGO, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), has emphasised the need to create safe space to address the psycho-social needs of young women and girls in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Country Programme Director of AHF, Dr. Echey Ijezie, made the call in Abuja at the weekend during a workshop, lamenting that girls were challenged by components of social networking, gaps Read More

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2019 election ’ll be about candidates, not parties – Abiodun Essiet

June 2, 2018 Ene Osang 0

Abiodun Essiet is a gender advocate and the women leader of Nigeria Women Trust Fund (NWTF); foremost support organisation for female politicians. She is also a public health consultant and researcher. In this interview with ENE OSANG she speaks on her passion for politics and why she is running for councillorship in the FCT. What is your background and how Read More

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NGO doles out N4.1m to 200 Nasarawa women

May 10, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

It was a cheerful moments for over 200 women in Doma Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, when the Catholic Relief Service (CRS), a NonGovernmental Organisation (NGO), empowered them with N1.4 million. According to the Senior Technical Specialist of CRS, Mr Felix Ikirebe, the empowerment programme was aimed at assisting the vulnerable in the society. Ikirebe said that the NGO Read More

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Islam influenced my job choice

May 5, 2018 Adam Alqali 0

Khuraira Musa, is the CEO of Khuraira Cosmetics. She is a US based internationally renowned makeup entrepreneur and celebrity makeup artist. Her story is that of grass to grace. In this interview with ADAM ALQALI, she speaks about her career and how she became the first African makeup¬ artist to achieve success with an affluent clientele. What is your background Read More

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My ambition is to help women get educated, protect them against harassments – Fatima Muhammad

April 28, 2018 Ene Osang 0

  Most people don’t seem to know you outside Bayero University Kano (BUK), where you have held several top positions, and the academic community in general. Can you speak on your background? My name is Fatima Binta, I’m from Sokoto state and my father’s name is Mallam Halliru Binji, he was a Judge and deputy to Sheikh Abubakar Mahmoud Gumi, Read More

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Women positively affect their home, society

April 28, 2018 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

Dr. Rakiyah Momoh Abaji, coordinates the affairs and programmes of Al-Habibiyah Islamic Society, a religious body involved in finding solutions to some of the mounting social phenomenon in Nigeria. In this interview with AYONI M. AGBABIAKA, she talks about corruption in the land and how women can play active part in eradiating it. What informed the choice of the theme Read More

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Breastfeeding mother sells milk to fund hospital bills

February 7, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

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, who is in an intensive Read More

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