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Why NAWOJ is planning to recognise women -President

November 23, 2018 Editorial III 0

National President of the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), Mrs. Ifeyinwa Omowole, has that the Legend 101 award being organised by the association was aimed at recognising women. Speaking to Blueprint in Abuja, Omowole said that award, which is slated for next year is part of activities to commemorate the 30th anniversary of NAWOJ. According to her, “Every time Read More

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NCWS tasks women on 2018 International Women Summit

November 23, 2018 Editorial III 0

The National Council of Women Societies (NCWS) on Thursday said the 2018 International Women Development Summit would expose and showcase indigenous products and services to the world. The National President of the council, Mrs Gloria Shoda, told newsmen in Abuja that women within and outside FCT should take advantage of the programme by participating actively. Shoda said that the women Read More

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NAWOJ lauds Benue NUJ for electing Victoria Ashar as chairman

November 20, 2018 Editorial III 0

The Vice President, Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), North-central zone, Comrade Jamila Abubakar, has commended the Benue state chapter of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) for electing a NAWOJian, Comrade Victoria Ashar, as its chairman. Comrade Jamila in a press statement made available to Blueprint said the action is a demonstration of the fact that democracy is growing Read More

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2019: Women group insists on 35% Affirmative Action

November 12, 2018 Editorial III 0

Agi Onda The Women and Youths Awake Initiative (ANWYAI) has urged the women to fully participate in the forth coming general elections to enable them achieve the 35 per cent representation in line with the Beijing Affirmative Action. President of ANWYAI, Barr Ayalugomma Obiekwe, made the call on Saturday in Abuja at an event organised by the NGO on advocacy Read More

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4 women candidates to contest Adamawa guber election

November 12, 2018 Editorial III 0

Four women are among the 28 candidates cleared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to contest the governorship election in Adamawa in 2019. Two other women were cleared by INEC to run for the position of deputy governor. The women cleared to run for governor are: Lami Musa of People’s Party of Nigeria (PPN), Na’ama Bulama of Progressive People’s Read More

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Bauchi governor’s wife rehabilitates 49 ex-convicts

November 9, 2018 Editorial III 0

  Wife of the Bauchi state governor, Aisha Mohammed Abubakar, has organised vocational training for 49 ex-prisoners she released last year from Zaki, Tafawa Balewa, Nabardo, Alkaleri, Ningi, Misau, Jama’are and Bauchi prisons. Speaking yesterday in Ningi local government while presenting various equipment to the freed inmates for the training, the governor’s wife explained that the gesture was aimed at Read More

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Sokoto urges women to support government t policies, programmes

November 7, 2018 Editorial III 0

  The Sokoto state government has urged women in the state to support government policies and programmes aimed at improving their living conditions. The state Commissioner for Women Affairs, Hajiya Kulu Sifawa made the call on Monday on assumption of duty, saying the present administration under Barr Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has outlined policies and programmes with direct bearing on the Read More

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Woman squeezes own 2-year son to death, dumps body inside dustbin

November 5, 2018 Editor 0

What would make a woman decide to strangulate her own baby with her own hands after carrying it through a nine-month period, painful labour and eventually nurturing it for two years? That the mystery investigators are trying to unravel from a 22-year-old woman, who has been arrested in Kenya after she strangled her one-year-old son and disposed of his body Read More

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Abuja 2018: Women gather as NFNC rolls out empowerment confab

October 9, 2018 Editor 0

Significant progress has been made ahead of first Pan African women expo tagged Abuja 2018, put together by the New faces, New voices (NFNC) in collaboration with Comeco. The Country Director,  Aishatu Debola Aminu who disclosed this to Journalists maintained that preparation has been concluded, adding that the event would bring range of opportunities for women in Africa through sustainable Read More

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2019: W4W sets pace for women aspirants, others

September 23, 2018 Editorial IV 0

As preparations towards the 2019 general elections goes into full swing with the sale of nomination forms by political parties to aspirants, Women4Women, FCT Chapter, has set the pace for female aspirants with the recent Town Hall meeting organised to sensitise female aspirants, female political office holders as well as wives of office holders on voting ethics. CHIZOBA OGBECHE reports. Read More

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Islam influenced my job choice

September 23, 2018 Editorial IV 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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We want to empower women cross-border traders in West Africa’

September 13, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Korkor Cujoe is the women’s rights programmes manager at the Graça Machel Trust; which established the New Faces New Voices (NFNV), African women in finance networks implementing a project aimed at addressing the challenge of women cross-border traders in West Africa. She speaks to ADAM ALQALI What do you seek to achieve with the second phase of NFNV’s The Raising Read More

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YIAGA inspires young women to run, win elections – Cynthia

September 10, 2018 Blueprint 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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We’ve gender equality in Kaduna state – Commissioner

September 2, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Hajiya Hafsat Mohammed Baba is the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development in Kaduna state. In this interview with ENE OSANG, she speaks on women empowerment, effects of recent killings on women and children. She also urges more efforts in tackling insecurity in the country. How would you access women in Kaduna state? Women in Kaduna state are doing Read More

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Women empowerment addresses social, health issues – Aishatu Aminu

August 25, 2018 Blueprint 0

Aishatu Debola Aminu is the Country Director of New Faces, New Voices (NFNV), a women-focused NGO and a Pan-African organisation of professional women in business and finance, founded by Mrs Graca Machel, the widow of the late South African anti-apartheid hero, Nelson Mandela. In this chat with ADAM ALQALI, she speaks about her passion for empowering women by providing them Read More

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APC govt has involved more women in governance

August 11, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Kaduna state-born Rabi Adamu Musa-Manchi is a lawyer and House of Assembly aspirant in the forthcoming general elections. She is the founder of Taurus Kids Ville, an amusement park in Kafanchan, the first of its kind in southern Kaduna. In this chat with ENE OSANG, she speaks on her aspiration, the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led administration’s empowerment of women including Read More

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Involve more women for desired change – Kaneng Gyanfulani

June 23, 2018 Blueprint 0

Mrs. Kaneng Gyanfulani is a former House of Assembly member representing Barkin Ladi constituency in the Plateau state House of Assembly, and the National Coordinator, Gyanfulani Foundation. In this chat with ENE OSANG, she said if the country must attain the desired change, more women must be involved in governance. How was it working as a house of assembly member? Read More

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Women empowerment ensures stability at home – NAFOWA president

June 11, 2018 Editorial IV 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 Blueprint 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 Editorial IV 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 Blueprint 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 Editorial IV 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