Unity Bank drives women empowerment with ‘Yangaaccount’

November 23, 2021 David Agba and Benjamin 0

Unity Bank Plc Tuesday launched a new product that is targeted at uplifting the living standard of rural women in Nigeria. The new product tagged “Yangaaccount” aims to help change the living standard of women who continue to work hard without support from anywhere. Speaking at the launch of the “Yangaaccount”, at sixth Spring Event/Conference Centre, Mararaba, Abuja, Managing Director/CEO Read More

Nestlé empowers additional 50 women in South west

November 15, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

An additional 50 women are to benefit from the second phase of Nestlé Nigeria project – Empowering Rural Women in Nigeria. This brings the number of women reached so far under the program to 100. Nestlé targeted to reach 300 women across the country. The beneficiaries comprising female retailers in Nestlé’s value chain, will receive grants valued at 300 per Read More

Foundation empowers over 1, 000 vulnerable women in Niger

November 12, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

A group, IDIMUB Foundation, has empowered over 1000 poor and vulnerable women of Azza community in Lapai local government area of Niger state. The event, which took place in Kuchi village, was attended by prominent sons and daughters of Azza community, including the traditional head of Ebbo, Etsu Ndatsu Halilu. The group’s founder, Alhaji Idris Abubakar Idimub, said he empowered Read More

Chris Anyawnu, Nenadi Usman: Where are they now?

October 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

After serving the country meritoriously in different capacities and at different times, they are no longer in public domain despite their laudable contributions. ELEOJO IDACHABA writes. Chris Anyawnu Senator Chris Anyawnu, a former broadcaster, once represented Owerri Zone on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Senate. She was in that capacity for two tenures, precisely from Read More

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FG, NIPSS to bridge women economic empowerment gap in Nigeria

September 23, 2021 John Oba, 0

The National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Development Research Project Center (DRPC) and the Ministry of Finance Budget and National Planning, is set to bridge empowerment gaps especially among women in Nigeria. Consultant, Women Economic Empowerment Intervention, Dr. Plangsat Bitrus while speaking in Abuja on Tuesday at the inauguration of the technical working group for the pilot monitoring Read More

In Akwa Ibom, Senator bags leadership award

September 11, 2021 Uko Etim 0

The Distinguish Senator representing Akwa Ibom South Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Akon Eyakenyi, has been honoured with an African Icon Leadership Merit Award. Eyakenyi, who received the award in Uyo, dedicated it to her constituents, saying that they were the backbones behind her successes in her political journey. Consequently, the Ntisong Ibibio III, His imperial majesty Obong Read More

Women welcome Armed Forces of Nigeria’s gender policy

August 3, 2021 BENJAMIN SAMSON 0

BENJAMIN SAMSON in this piece examines the quest by the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) to implement the UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) on Women Peace and Security through its gender policy. Nigeria is signatory to several commitments on women, peace, and security, as well as gender responsive and gender balanced security sector. More specifically, the UN Security Council Resolution Read More

Ecobank to launch women friendly initiative, Ellevate

July 2, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

Ecobank Nigeria is set for the launch of “Ellevate”, a bespoke women empowerment proposition targeted at empowering women-owned and women-focused businesses in Nigeria. According to the bank’s Executive Director, commercial Banking, Carol Oyedeji, the initiative, which is scheduled for launch on July 7, 2021, in Lagos is specially designed for women in business, and businesses with a high percentage of Read More

2023: Nigeria needs likes of Bala Mohammed – Mai Posta

June 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

In this interview, Alhaji Suleiman Mai posta, chairman ‘Democracy and Good Governance Forum’, calls on Bauchi state governor, Bala Mohammed to contest for Nigeria’s President come 2023. The chairman asserts that Mohammed can enjoy acceptance in both the north and southern parts of the country being a former minister of the Federal Capital Territory. NAJiB SANI reports. What informed your Read More

Ford foundation, Centre LSD launch grant to bridge gender imbalance gap

June 9, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Ford Foundation in collaboration with the African Centre for Leadership, Strategy and Development (Centre LSD) have launched a N95m grant to bridge the gender imbalance gap in the natural resources management and women empowerment in Nigeria. The Programme Coordinator, Centre LSD, Mrs. Victoria Udoh, who said this on Tuesday in Abuja at the formal launch of the Centre LSD Read More

UNFPA commissions ultra modern Fistula, Women empowerment centres

May 27, 2021 Blueprint 0

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has commissioned the Ultra-Modern Fistula Centre and Women Empowerment Centre in Maiduguri, BornoState, for the treatment and rehabilitation of fistula survivors in Borno and environs. The centres which were declared opened by the State Governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum, were constructed with the funding support of the Korean Government through the Korea International Cooperation Read More

APC: Envoy commends Buni’s caretaker c’mtt for political stability in Nigeria

May 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The South Korean Ambassador to Nigeria Mr. Kim Young-Chae, has commended Yobe state governor and Chairman Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Hon. Mai Mala Buni, for providing strong leadership which has contributed to political stability in Nigeria. The Ambassador made the commendation when governor Buni paid him a courtesy visit at the South Korean embassy Read More

Legislative council passes confidence vote on Ijumu LG chair

April 18, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Ijumu local government legislative council in Kogi state has passed a vote of confidence on the chairman of the council, Hon. Taufiq Isa for giving priority to peace and security of the citizenry of the area. The legislative council in a unanimous decision after a motion moved by the councilor representing Ayetoro/Agirigbon Ward, Hon Korede Pedro, expressed satisfaction with Read More

Stanbic IBTC introduces special account to empower women in business

April 5, 2021 Blueprint 0

Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC has showcased determination to extend equal opportunity policy beyond its business with the introduction of the Blue Blossom account, dedicated specifically to empower women. At the launch at a virtual event, Chief Executive, Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC, Mr. Wole Adeniyi said the new product is tailored to help women get better and easier access to business Read More

Buhari re-affirms commitment to women empowerment

March 19, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari had said he remained fully committed to seeing more Nigerian women in leadership positions, both at national and international institutions. He also gave the assurance that women’s access to credit would be further eased, and more space would be created for them to participate in politics. The president gave the assurance when he received National and International Read More

NCWD: Bridging gender gap in construction

March 19, 2021 Blueprint 0

In this piece, ENE OSHABA looks at how women are breaking the norm especially by delving into professions hitherto assumed to be for only men through the Artisanship training by the National Centre for Women Development (NCWD). Traditionally, certain jobs were seen as mainly for a particular gender, irrespective of skills or proficiency the opposite sex. Most jobs in the Read More

Tambuwal bags 2 AU awards

March 19, 2021 Editor 0

The African Union Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the African Union (AU) on Thursday conferred on Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto two awards in recognition of his sterling leadership qualities, futuristic perspectives and championing of women/girls rights. This was disclosed by governor’s special adviser on media and publicity Muhammad Bello on Thursday via a press statement. The statement Read More

NDE, NILOWV partner on women empowerment

March 16, 2021 Moses John 0

The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) is set to collaborate with the League of Women Voters (NILOWV) in empowering Nigerian. This was disclosed by the acting Director-General of the NDE, Mallam Abubakar Nuhu Fikpo, when officials of NILOWV, led by its vice president, Hon. Inna Ciroma paid him a courtesy call. The DG said both organisations can leverage the grassroots Read More

Constitution review: APC women demand 50-50 representatives in govt

March 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen Wednesday led a high-level women delegation to submit a memoranda listing demands for affirmative action to the All Progressives Congress (APC) Constitution Review Committee. The memoranda was received by the Chairman of the APC Constitution Review Committee, Prof. Tahir Mamman, SAN at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja. The minister was accompanied Read More

Kogi women call on GYB to contest 2023 presidential election

January 27, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

Women groups in Kogi state on Wednesday appealed to Governor Yahaya Bello to contest the 2023 presidential election to enable him extend his good work to all parts of the country. The women led by the Secretary to Kogi State Government Folashade Ayo-Arike who presented a letter of appreciation to the Deputy Governor Edward Onoja on behalf of the Governor Read More

UN, FG task media on gender-based violence

November 25, 2020 Joseph Obung 0

With cases of violence against women and girls increasing globally, the United Nations, the Federal Government of Nigeria and other stakeholders have charged Nigerian media to step up its watch-dog roles in bringing culprits to account for their evil deeds. They said this in a webinar which attracted over 150 participants worldwide, organised by Spotlight Initiative in collaboration with the Read More

#EndSARS: Group warns against turning Nigeria into Syria, Libya

October 17, 2020 Editor 0

A coalition of youths under the aegis of Nigeria Youths Organisation (NYO) has raised the alarm that the ongoing protests against the special anti robbery squad (SARS) has been hijacked by “perceived agent provocateurs hell bent on causing mayhem in the country.” NYO President, Ambassador Abdullahi Abubakar Wali, at a press conference in Abuja warned that Nigeria cannot afford the Read More

CYFC calls on FG to support women in politics

October 11, 2020 Binta Shama 0

A Non -Governmental Organization, Coalition of Young Female Candidate (CYFC) has called on federal government to establish a legal framework that will support, promote and protect the interest of female politicians before, during and after elections. National president of CYFC Lady Doris Amaka made the call at the second annual conference of the group in Abuja. Amaka who enumerated the Read More