Ending menstrual poverty in women, girls

April 22, 2022 Blueprint 0

Poor menstrual hygiene management remains topical with growing health implications. In this report, ENE OSHABA looks at efforts by stakeholders to end ‘period poverty’ among women and girls in Nigeria. Period poverty, a recent coinage about women and girls menstruation cycle management is the situation where women and girls cannot afford sanitary products during their monthly periods. Lots of Nigerian Read More

Osinachi: Wake up call to govt, advocates

April 15, 2022 Blueprint 0

The death of Gospel Singer, Osinachi Nwachukwu, allegedly from domestic violence complications has continued to generate controversies in many quarters, even as some have questioned the effectiveness of advocacy by government and non-governmental organisations against gender based violence, ENE OSHABA reports. Following the death of Gospel Singer, Osinachi Nwachukwu, and subsequent arrest of her husband, Peter Nwachukwu, over allegations of Read More

Domestic violence: Women ministry vows to ensure justice for late Osinachi

April 11, 2022 Ene Oshaba 0

The Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, has vowed to ensure that justice is upheld for the death of popular gospel singer Osinachi Nwachukwu, who was allegedly killed by her husband. She said domestic violence is a crime under the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act (2015). In a statement signed in Abuja, Tallen stated the need for further rehabilitation Read More

Gender Bills: Have women accepted their fate?

April 8, 2022 Blueprint 0

‘There’s always hope hence women’re exploring different strategies’ The protest by Nigeria women groups and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) over rejection of Gender Bills by the National Assembly was recently suspended. In this report, ENE OSHOBA asks: What next? On March 1, 2022, Nigerian women were welcomed into the historic month of global celebration of women with a rejection of Read More

Affirmative action: Women floor FG as court orders 35% implementation

April 6, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

A long term advocacy for 35% inclusion in the public service slots for the Nigerian women got a big boost on Wednesday when a federal high court in Abuja ordered the federal government to implement its 35 percent affirmative action policy on public service positions. While delivering judgment in a suit marked FHC/ABC/CS/1006/2020 filed by some women groups challenging the Read More

2022 International women’s day: Mary Ikoku emerges only Nigerian in 30 global women of influence

April 6, 2022 Editor 0

A media expert and House of Representatives aspirant in the coming 2023 general elections, Mrs Mary Ikoku, has emerged the only Nigerian who made global women of influence list. The women honour’s list graced limelight as part of activities marking 2022 International Women’s Day, a women’s history month. Mindr, a workforce development organisation listed 30 women whom it described as Read More

National development: Women economic empowerment to the rescue?

April 1, 2022 Blueprint 0

It is a widely held belief that when more women are empowered and have equal chances to engage in economic life and governance the nation experiences rapid development, peace, and stability. Is this the solution Nigeria has been searching for? ENE OSHABA asks in this report. Empowerment is the process of increasing the capacity, authority, and responsibility of individuals or Read More

IWD: Building sustainable tomorrow for IDP Women

March 25, 2022 ENE OSHABA 0

In line with the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow” ENE OSHABA examines efforts to empower internally displaced persons through skills acquisition to enable them live more meaningful lives. Experts and women-based Non Governmental Organisations (NGO) have posited that the life of an average Internally Displaced Person (IDP) in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital Read More

Women key to conflict resolution, management, peace building – ActionAid

March 22, 2022 Blueprint 0

As conflicts continue to rage in parts of Kaduna state, ActionAid Nigeria has said that women can be instrumental in preventing violent extremism, conflict resolution, management and peace building in Nigeria, despite being victims themselves. Addressing a Women Conference of the “System and Structure Strengthening Approach Against Radicalisation to Violent Extremism (SARVE) III project in Kaduna on Tuesday, Country Director Read More

Construction of clinic at NYSC borne out of passion to give back to society – Dr Mmaduagwu

March 18, 2022 ENE OSHABA 0

Dr. Mmaduagwu Maureen Adanna, an optometrist from Ideato South LG of Imo state, is a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member serving at the National Defence College Clinic, Abuja. In this chat with ENE OSHABA she shares her passion for quality healthcare and her NYSC Community Development Service (CDS) project among others. Tell us about your medical project? The project Read More

I’ve mental, intellectual capacity to tackle Nigeria’s problems – Vivian Ebele Bello

March 18, 2022 ENE OSHABA 0

Vivian Ebele Bello, a journalist and rights activist, who is aspiring to become Nigeria’s president after Presidnet Muhammdu Buhari, speaks to ENE OSHABA on her political journey among others. When did you join politics and how have you evolved? Well, I have not exactly been in active politics for long, however, I have been involved in grassroots mobilisation and campaigns Read More

IWD: Sustainable future for Nigerian women, a mirage?

March 11, 2022 ENE OSHABA 0

Nigeria joined the rest of the world to commemorate the International Women’s Day (IWD) on March 8. In this report, ENE OSHABA captures efforts and intrigues by women as they accelerate their demands.  The International Women’s Day (IWD) is a day set aside by the United Nations to celebrate social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also Read More

Assent to women-friendly bills, CUPP tells lawmakers 

March 8, 2022 Ahmid Lawal 0

As the world marks the International Women’s Day Tuesday, the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has charged the lawmakers to favourably expedite work on all women-friendly bills before them. Re-emphasising its firm resolve to end all forms of Gender-Based Violence within their powers, the CUPP also charged the lawmakers to further enlarge the space for public participation of women Read More

IWD: No basis for shutting doors against women – AbdulRazaq

March 8, 2022 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Kwara state governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq Tuesday advocated an all inclusive policy that will recognise and accommodate women in nation building. The goverrnor while congratulating women world wide on this yea’ s occasion of the International Women’s Day (IWD) celebration ,hailed them for  their grit, resilience, and commitment to a world that works for all. “Whether as a girl child, wife Read More

IWD: SSPWA bemoans rejection of Gender Bills

March 8, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

As the world celebrated the International Women’s Day (IWD) the South South Professional Women Association (SSPWA) has urged Nigerian women not to relent despite the recent set back following the rejection of the six Gender Bills by the National Assembly. SSPWA in a press statement by the President, Maryam Haruna, and the General Secretary, Mirabel Edozie, congratulated women in the Read More

IWD: Gender Bills’ rejection dashed our hope – NAWOJ

March 8, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche Abuja 0

As Nigeria joined the rest of the world to mark the 2022 International Women’s Dsy (IWD) the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) has said that the rejection of the Geneder Bills by the National Assembly dampened and dashed the hope of Nigerian women towards the celebration. NAWOJ in a press statement by its National President, Ladi Bala, Monday in Read More

IWD: Re-consider rejected Gender Bills, Anyim tells NASS

March 8, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche Abuja 0

Former Senate President, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, has called on the National Assembly to re-visit the rejected Bills on women/gender related issues with a view to passing them into law. The former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) in a message of solidarity and support to Nigerian women on the occasion of the 2022 International Women’s Day (IWD) Read More

Electoral Act and more women in leadership

March 4, 2022 ENE OSHABA 0

Following President Muhammadu Buhari’s signing into law Electoral Act Amendment Bill 2022 preparations for the 2023 general is expected to go into full swing. In this report by ENE OSHABA examines implications of the Act on women in leadership. On February 25, 2022 President Muhammadu Buhari signed into law the Electoral Act Amendment Bill with Nigerians from different sectors and Read More

Nigerian women occupy NASS over rejection of gender bills

March 2, 2022 Ene Oshaba 0

Nigeria women from different groups and sectors have staged a peaceful protest at the National Assembly, blocking the entrance for motorists and individuals in demand for a reversal of the rejected gender bills.The women were disappointed and aggrieved at the actions of the 9th National Assembly (NASS) when they denied women the opportunity of inclusion and representation in governance by Read More

Sexual harassment at work place: FCT women’s plights

March 1, 2022 ENE OSHABA 0

In this piece, ENE OSHABA writes on the prevalence of sexual harassment of women at work places in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Sexual harassment refers to unwelcome sexual advance, unwelcome request for sexual favours or other unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature which makes a person feel offended, humiliated, and intimidated. Gender experts and researchers have expressed concerns that Read More

USAID Power Africa Nigeria hosts graduation of women in energy sector

February 17, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The USAID Power Africa Nigeria Power Sector Programme has hosted a virtual graduation ceremony for more than 600 graduates of the Energy Sector Women’s Leadership Initiative (ESWLI) programme. A press statement by USAID, Thursday, said the programme was launched in 2020 to bridge the gender gap within the energy sector and equip women with essential skills and knowledge to thrive Read More

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