#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

RAPE: NARICT trains 100 girls in Benue

September 18, 2020 Samson Benjamin 0

The National Research Institute for Chemical Technology (NARICT), Zaria, last week, alongside other experts, trained 100 girls on various skills in Benue State. Blueprint reports that the one-week training was organised at the instance of Miss Idoma Ambassador, Queen Esther Ene Daniels. The participants, who were drawn from the nine LGs of Benue South, were trained from September 7-12, 2020 Read More

I’m committed to better life for women, children – Odey

August 7, 2020 ENE OSANG 1

Henrietta Odey is a certified physiotherapist, gender-based violence (GBV) educator and HIV advocate. In this interview with ENE OSANG, she bares her mind on the increase in rape and other forms of violence. What inspired you to GBV advocacy?  I am passionate about raising awareness of GBV in communities because of its prevalence, and I do so through enlightenment programs Read More

Still on tackling maternal/child mortality

July 31, 2020 ENE OSANG 0

The Resource Center for Human Rights and Civic Education (CHRICED) has continued to advocate for the rights of citizens as they intensify call on all to join hands in holding government accountable for use of maternal health resources. ENE OSANG writes. As argued by CHRICED, with the Nigerian economy only recently managing to crawl out of serious recessionary period, the Read More

CBN loans: Where are women beneficiaries?

April 24, 2020 Editorial III 0

To accelerate the implementation of SDG’s in Nigeria President Mohammadu Buhari created economic structures to facilitate investments and contribute to job creation for women including the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) credit facility. In this report, ENE OSANG examines how women have benefitted from these loans. Over time, many Nigeria women are holding their own as business owners, however, many Read More

I need to work twice as hard as my male counterparts – Kwara commissioner

April 10, 2020 ENE OSANG 0

Aisha Ahman Pategi is the Kwara State Commissioner for Local Governments and Chieftaincy Affairs. In this chat with ENE OSANG, she harps on the need to channel appropriated funds to the right projects to enable development of local governments. What is your background and how did you join politics? I am a professional business manager with long-standing experience in communication Read More

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Yobe: Group harps on education for women

March 18, 2020 Editorial III 0

A group, Hope interactive in collaboration with Conciliation Resources has staged street walk to commemorate International Women’s Day  in Damaturu,  the Yobe state capital, calling on the state government to establish women day secondary school across  major cities. Speaking after walk, the Programme Manager Hope Interactive, Adamu Yahaya, said the commemoration of women’s day is everyone’s responsibility and it remain Read More

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Bayelsa: NGO decries women lockout in politics

March 18, 2020 Editorial III 0

A non-governmental organization, Center for Environment, Human Rights and Development (CEHRD) has condemned the  continued exclusion of women from politics and governance at all levels. Speaking on Monday in Ogbia Bayelsa state, David Wareba, head of human rights unit CEHRD said “women have the potentials to make the society great if they are involved in governance at all levels.” He Read More

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WOFAN distributes rice mills, groundnut machines to farmers

March 16, 2020 Editorial III 0

To mark the 2020 International Women’s Day, the Women Farmers Advancement Network (WOFAN) at the weekend flagged off the distribution of 40 mini rice mills and 40  mini groundnut oil extraction machines to 40 groups of (30 members each)  from  its members spread across Kano, Katsina, Kaduna and Jigawa states. According to the organization, the gesture was aimed at uplifting Read More

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Gender inclusiveness vital to national growth – Aishatu Gambo

March 6, 2020 Editorial III 0

Aishatu Salisu Gambo is a Deputy Director at the Federal Character Commissions. She also heads the commission’s gender and people with disabilities unit. In this interview with ENE OSANG she speaks on gender inclusion, equity, fairness among other issues. Tell us more about yourself and what was growing up like? I am a lawyer, the second born in a family Read More

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Again, CSOs demand more inclusion of women in governance, policy making

March 4, 2020 Editorial III 0

An international civil society organisation (CSO), Change Managers International Network/ 100 Women Lobby Group, has demanded more inclusion of women in governance, decision making and capacity building; in order for them to contribute their quota to national development. They made the demand Tuesday in Abuja during a dinner meeting with female ministers on social development accountability tagged “Women’s Voice and Read More

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2020, Pivotal to gender equality advancement

February 28, 2020 Editorial III 0

Asmau Benzies Leo, a certified trainer and development consultant, is the executive director Centre for Non-violence and Gender Advocacy in Nigeria. She is also the convener of Peace Hub-Nigeria, an online campaign on the engagement of young people in governance, democracy, and peace building and Women in Public Service Initiative (WIPSER). In this interview with ENE OSANG, speaks on the Read More

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Beijing+25: Women rights’ champions chart way forward

February 22, 2020 Editorial III 0

Ahead of the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration at the UN headquarters in New York next month, Nigerian women rights’ champions are preparing to join their counterparts from across the globe. In this piece ENE OSANG x-rays the report Nigeria will present at the anniversary. The year 2020 marks the 25th anniversary of the 4th UN World Conference on Read More

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How UN commission on women impacts Nigeria’s devt

February 15, 2020 Editorial III 0

Preparations are in top gear by Nigerian women to join counterparts from other countries for the 64th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) in New York from March 9 – 20, 2020. ENE OSANG writes on its significance to the development of women in Nigeria. The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women Read More

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Renewable energy: Onuigbo seeks increased women participation

January 20, 2020 Editorial III 0

The member representing Ikwuano/Umuahia North/South Federal Constituency of Abiastate and Vice President (Africa) of Global Legislators Organisation for a Balanced Environment (GLOBE) International, Samuel Onuigbo has called for enhanced action towards increasing women’s participation in the renewable energy sector, as part of measures to raise the bar towards addressing issues of climate change, while also empowering the women economically. Onuigbo Read More

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Beijing declaration: What hope for Nigerian women 25 years after?

January 18, 2020 Editorial III 0

On Tuesday, the Ministry of Women Affairs in collaboration with the UNFPA convened a one-day strategic meeting to review the national gender policy with the aim of capturing emerging issues and chat better ways for women, especially as the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration approaches. ENE OSANG writes. Nigeria is among the countries that have signed and ratified various Read More

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Sorry condition of widows

December 18, 2019 Editorial III 0

A widow is a woman who has lost her husband. And what do we call a husband that has lost his wife?  As defined by the Encarta English dictionary, while a woman whose husband has died is known as a widow, “a man whose wife has died, particularly when he has not remarried is called a widower”. The word, “widower” Read More

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Abuja institute trains 30 women on cosmetology

December 14, 2019 Editorial III 0

As part of its corporate social responsibility, Kings and Queens Beauty Institute, has trained 30 less- privileged women, selected from two communities in Abuja: Kuchigoro and Karonmajigi, on cosmetology and beauty therapy. According to the rector of the institute, Ms Susie Aghedo, the aim of the training is to ensure the girl child is empowered in line with the sustainable Read More

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CITAD trains 200 women and youths in Dakwa, Tungashiri communities

December 8, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Centre for Information Technology Development (CITAD), organized   capacity building to over 200 youths and women in Dakwa and Tungashiri communities respectively in Abuja Municipal Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory on digital entrepreneurship. Programme Assistant Gender and Internet Advocacy CITAD Ms. Salma Abdulwaheed said the essence of the programme is to build potential entrepreneurs and develop digital entrepreneurship Read More

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AWC champions coalition to end gender inequality in Africa

December 7, 2019 Editorial III 0

Gender inequality remains a source of concern to rights’ advocates and women groups in many African countries and formed the crux of discussion at the 3rd edition of Africa Women Conference (AWC) in Marrakech, Morocco, as women from different countries gathered to forge a coalition to end gender inequality in Africa. CHIZOBA OGBECHE was there. The quest for gender equality Read More

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DEC grants N9. 1bn loan to 197, 000 Nigerian women

December 4, 2019 Editorial III 0

A total of 197, 349 women have so far benefited from the various empowerment schemes to the tune ofN9.1 billion, powered by a  non-governmental organisation, Development Exchange Centre (DEC) in 2019. The Executive Director of DEC, Mrs. Titi Yakubu, who disclosed this during the annual general meeting (AGM) of the NGO in Bauchi Monday, said the total value of loans Read More

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Aisha Buhari calls for women inclusion in governance

November 19, 2019 Editorial III 0

Wife of the president, Aisha Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated the need for political parties to dedicate certain percentage to women in governance. She said “first thing is to tell our political parties that we cannot participate in the election without certain percentage.” She said this at the 4th Voice of Women (VOW 2019) conference and Awards with the theme: ‘Women, Read More

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Work with NASS to advance your cause, Lawan tasks women ministry

November 16, 2019 Editorial III 0

President the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has tasked the ministry of women affairs to work closely with the National Assembly towards the empowerment of the Nigerian women. The Senate President who played host to the Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen and her officials, Friday at the National Assembly, said the ministry and the federal parliament  ought to work together to Read More

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Halima Alfa: Amazon of trust

November 13, 2019 Editorial III 0

For those whose motive is to derail the public discourse about the issue of unity and equality started by Barrister Halima Alfa, we want to assure you that your selfish umbrage against her would not stop her but rather fuel her campaign for a Kogi state that does not talk of the colour of the soil in your village or Read More