[Breaking] 2023: Another Minister makes u-turn on political ambition, prefers current position

May 16, 2022 Ene Oshaba, Abuja 0

The Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, has withdrawn from running for the senatorial seat for southern district of Plateau state. Tallen was to resign following the directive from President Mohammadu Buhari that all appointees seeking elective positions in the upcoming 2023 general elections should resign, but was caught up in the 30-day timeline stipulated in the Electoral Act Read More

Ishaku boosts 54, 000 Taraba women empowerment with N700m grants

April 14, 2022 Andrew Ojih 0

Taraba state government’s policy on empowerment was further boosted on Wednesday in Jalingo with the distribution of N789, 000,000 to women groups under the Nigeria for Women Project. At a ceremony held at the Jolly Nyame Stadium, Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku, who flagged off the distribution, announced that 13,243 women would receive grants of a maximum of N60, 000 each. Read More

I’m committed to women’s financial inclusion, empowerment, says CBN deputy gov

April 10, 2022 Ahmid Lawal 0

The deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mrs. Aishah Ahmad, has said she is keen on fostering women’s financial inclusion and empowerment by tackling the most crucial COVID-19-induced economic challenges being faced by women and ensuring equitably benefit from economic stimulus to combat the negative effects of the pandemic. The deputy governor made this statement while delivering Read More

Gender equity and women empowerment

April 7, 2022 Blueprint 0

“Gender equity is a situation where all human beings are free to develop their personal abilities and make choices without the limitations set by strict gender roles”- Holzner (2010). It is said that equity leads to equality. Equality between men and women exists when both sexes are able to share equally in the distribution of power and influence, enjoy equal Read More

WSM empowers widows with cash, food items in Abuja

March 31, 2022 Adeola Tukuru 0

Women Strengthening Women (WSW), in Nigeria has empowered widows with cash and food items. The founder, Mrs Mercy Adejoh at the empowerment programme in Abuja ,said that the gesture became necessary in order to contribute her quota in ameliorating the plight of women. She said that the organisation was dedicated to building women up for positive change across the country Read More

Spices, seasoning production: Women entrepreneurs hail NDE

March 29, 2022 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The beneficiaries of the National Directorate of Employment (NDE’s), Women empowerment training on spices production and seasoning making, said they are now ready to be self -employed. The beneficiaries said the skills impacted unto them by the NDE will greatly help their well-being, having acquired the practical knowledge of making spices and seasoning. Mrs. Rosemary John, who spoke on behalf Read More

Gombe Rep empowers 300 Dukku women

March 14, 2022 Auwal Ahmad 0

A member of the National Assembly representing Dukku/Nafada federal constituency, Aishatu Jibir Dukku, has empowered 300 women with 10,000 each to boost their home businesses. The lawmaker stated this while speaking at the flag off of her women empowerment program and distribution of cash to the 300 women in Dukku town. She said poverty is biting hard on women and Read More

IWD 2022: Breaking the bias for gender equality and women empowerment

March 8, 2022 Chinemerem Onuorah 0

On March 8, every year, the world celebrates women. This celebration spotlights critical trending challenges women face across the world and the necessary steps needed to break all the barriers. The International Women’s Day provides a platform to constantly remind our society about women’s issues while encouraging them to continuously challenge the status quo, attempt to shatter that glass ceiling, Read More

YOCA tasks women on self reliance, empowerment

February 2, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Chief Executive Officer of Yanmo Online Coaching Academy (YOCA), Yanmo Adetula has charged women across the country to empower themselves in order not to be stuck in identity issue. Yanmo while speaking at the just concluded Abuja Masterclass 2022 organised by YOCA was in conjunction with the Albino Foundation in Abuja, said most women in Nigeria have identity issue Read More

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