Minister assures of gender parity in Covid-19 vaccine distribution

March 17, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, has assured Nigerian women of gender parity in the administration of the limited COVID-19 vaccine in the country. Tallen, gave this assurance, while distributing palliatives, which include food items such as rice, vegetable oil, pasta, soghum flour and wrappers to 93 women groups in the FCT as part of activities by the Read More

Nasarawa first lady pledges better days for rural women

March 16, 2021 Mohammed Yangida 0

The wife of Nasarawa state governor, Silfat Abdullahi Sule, Tuesday, said she will continue to better the lives of women especially in the rural areas to enable them contribute their quota for the development of the state.She stated this at the celebration of this year’s International Women’s Day held in Lafia, the Nasarawa state capital. Silifat said women deserved to Read More

Aisha Buhari’s aide, Rwandan UK envoy bag women’s day awards

March 15, 2021 Ameh Ejekwonyilo 0

Senior Special Assistant to Nigeria’s President on Administration and Women Affairs and Chief of Staff to the First Lady, Dr. Hajo Sani OON, and the Rwandan High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Yamina Karitanyi, have bagged awards during this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD). The awards were in recognition of their contributions to the advancement of women within their spheres Read More

Breaking: Beyonce, Swift break record at GRAMMYs

March 15, 2021 Associated Press 0

Beyonce broke record at Grammys on Sunday where she became the winningest woman in the history of the music industry’s top awards gala, and its most decorated singer. At 31, Taylor Swift became first woman to win album of the year three times. “We just want to thank the fans,” said Swift, who won the top prize with “folklore.” Swift Read More

NGO, NUJ urge media to advocate women’s involvement in peace, security

March 10, 2021 Najib Sani 0

A Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), known as the International Alert and the Bauchi state council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) have charged the media to advocate women’s involvement in peace building and security promotion.The two organisations gave the charge during a workshop for 30 selected journalists organised by the state implementation committee on women’s peace and security with support Read More

IWD: FCT NAWOJ calls for State of Emergency on rape, other SGBV

March 9, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Nigeria Association of Women Journalists has called on the federal government and the 36 states to declare a State of Emergency on rape and other Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV).The Chairperson of FCT NAWOJ, Comrade Annah Daniel, stated this at a programme to mark the 2021 International Women’s Day with the Leadership: Achieving an equal future in a Read More

Revealed! What Buhari told women on IWD

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with Nigerian women on the occasion of this year’s International Women’s Day. At the occasion, the president said any government that neglects women does so at its own peril. In a statement issued Monday in Abuja, the president described women as the bedrock of the society. Describing the theme of the 2021 celebration, ‘Choose To Read More

2021 IWD: Women bedrock of society – Buhari

March 8, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday felicitated with Nigerian women on the occasion of this year’s International Women’s Day.In a statement issued in Abuja, the president describing women as the bedrock of the society. Stressing that the theme of the 2021 celebration, Choose To Challenge, is quite apt, the president rejoiced with the womenfolk and restates his administration’s commitment to addressing the Read More

International Women’s Day: Breaking limits

March 7, 2021 Dewunmi Tijani. 0

The hash tag theme of this 2021 international women’s day is so catchy, exigent and prompt. #choosetochallenge is what every woman should make her leitmotif, a driving force and motto of her life. It’s high time we stopped over pampering ourselves by just campaigning for women inclusion. We have to individually pull the bull by the horn, position ourselves as Read More

IWD: Group seeks practical approach to end poverty among women

March 7, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD), a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Helpline Foundation for the Needy, Abuja, has called for a more practical approach to reducing extreme poverty amongst women.   Founder, Helpline Foundation for the Needy, Dr. JummaiAhmadu, made the call, Saturday, at a  skill acquisition training for rural women, organised Read More

Minister Dare commends FG’s cash grant for 5000 Oyo women

March 6, 2021 Editor 0

The Minister of Youth and sports Development Mr Sunday Dare has commended the federal government for financial support to rural women in Oyo state through the rural women cash grant which he facilitated through the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development. Speaking in Ibadan, Oyo state capital during the empowerment of over 5,000 women by the Minister Read More

Legal restrictions keep 2.7bn women from accessing same jobs as men – Asmau Leo

March 6, 2021 Editorial III 0

Asmau Benzies Leo is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of LeoSmart Development Consults and the Executive Director, Centre for Nonviolence and Gender Advocacy in Nigeria (CENGAIN). In this chat with ENE OSHABA she speaks extensively on the 2021 International Women’s Day and the protection of the right’s of Nigerian women. What’s your take on theme of the International Women’s Day: Read More

3,000 women benefit from FG’s rural grant in Kogi

March 3, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster  Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, has said that 3,000 rural women selected form all the Local Government Areas of Kogi state are to benefit from the Federal Government Special Grant for Rural Women Project. According to a statement on Tuesday by the Deputy Director Information, Rhoda Ishaku Iliya, Farouq disclosed this at the flag off ceremony Read More

How 7,000 Kaduna women benefitted from N200m MSME loans – El-Rufai

February 23, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

  Over 7,000 women in Kaduna state have benefited from the N200 million micro small and medium enterprise (MSME) loan scheme and have since begun repaying their loans, Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state has said.  Speaking during launch of the Kaduna State Social Protection Policy at the Council Chambers of Sir Kashim Ibrahim House on Tuesday, Governor el-Rufai said Read More

How poor implementation of policies fuels VAWG

February 19, 2021 Blueprint 0

Poor commitment to the implementation of policies on women rights has been said to remain the bane in actualising the campaign against Gender Based Violence (GBV) in the country. ENE OSHABA writes. The world for women is tilting to a dangerous part with the increase in gender based violence and no repercussions for offenders, women and girls are losing confidence Read More

Nursing is a calling, pastoral work for me – Aiyedun Lawan Oluwabunmi

February 12, 2021 Blueprint 0

Comrade Aiyedun Lawan Oluwabunmi is a paediatric nurse and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Spinal Brifida and Anti Cephalous Foundation saddled with the responsibility of looking after children with abnormities newborns with congenital anomaly especially the ones affecting brain and spinal cord. She is also the Founder, Maternal Adolescent Reproductive Child Health (MARCH) Initiative that cares for women, newborns, children, Read More

As Fulani women worry over Covid-19 second wave

February 5, 2021 Blueprint 0

The resurgence of the Covid-19 pandemic has continued to affect different groups of people in different ways. In this report ENE OSHABA writes on the fears of rural Fulani women in Abuja community in the wake of the second wave of the coronavirus. The second wave of the coronavirus has continued to spread as authorities express concerns over people’s attitude Read More

Women advocates gather for late colleagues; Sunbo, Esther

January 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

The entire community of women rights advocates, Thursday night, gathered to pay their last respect to two of its strong voices for women and girls advancement: Dr. Olasunbo Odebode, and Barr. Esther Uzoma. In this report, ENE OSHABA captures the mood the Night of Tribute organised by the Womanisfesto as sad but filled with encomiums on their remarkable lives. Dr. Read More

Jumai Ahmadu: A passion for empowering the vunerable

January 22, 2021 CHIZOBA OGBECHE 0

Dr Jumai Ahmadu (PhD) is the Founder, Helpline for the Needy, an Abuja-based Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) aimed at building a Nigeria where all vulnerable children, youths and women, especially the widows, have access to quality health care, education and equal opportunities to realise their potential. In this report, CHIZOBA OGBECHE focuses on activities of the Kogi-born philanthropists and the activities Read More

FG flags off grant for rural women project in FCT

January 21, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The federal government has commenced the distribution of N20,000 to  rural women in the six area councils of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) under the Grant for Rural Women Project and Symbolic Disbursement programme taking place in states across the federation. Speaking Thursday in Abuja during the event, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Umar Read More

Kogi gov’s women empowerment unprecedented – NCWS

January 17, 2021 Binta Shama 0

President National Council of Women Societies (NCWS) Dr. Gloria Laraba Shoda has said  the political will exhibited by Kogi state Governor Yahaya Bello in the area of women empowerment remains unprecedented in the history of Nigeria’s politics. She said there was need to celebrate ‘this feat’ which, according to her,  represented a milestone worthy of emulation by other chief executives in the Read More

Plateau: Mothers warn youths on protest against Lalong, OPSH

January 17, 2021 Paul Okah 0

Mothers in Plateau state have alerted the public of a planned sponsored protest against the state governor, Barr. Simon Lalong and Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), an internal military outfit responsible for maintaining peace in the state, warning their children against coming out to take part in an alleged planned protest supposedly slated for tomorrow. In a statement made available to Read More