How to get your dream body back after child birth

July 21, 2021 Blueprint 0

The truth is that a woman’s body undergoes many transformations during the nine months of pregnancy and as much as lots of women still find it hard to digest this truth, these changes are sometimes physical such as an expanded belly, weight gain, stretch marks, and rough skin. Others are enlarged uterus, breast swelling, morning sickness and backaches; these changes Read More

Campaign expenses: Deliberate strategy to exclude women?

July 16, 2021 Blueprint 0

As the 2023 election year draws nearer, Nigerian women are gearing up for a better outing that may bring them at par with their male counterparts in terms of occupying political positions, however, recent events appear to be working against their interest, ENE OSHABA writes. Women representation in elective and appointive positions since the return of democratic rule in 1999 Read More

NSCDC to eliminate gender parity soon – CG Audi

July 16, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

In a bid to create equal opportunities in the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) has promised to eliminate in no distance time inequalities in the distribution of responsibilities and decision making in all areas and at all levels. The NSCDC boss, Ahmed Abubakar Audi, has however, launched jts gender policy document in Abuja. At the launching, the Minister Read More

Loan facilities: ActionAid makes case for rural women farmers

July 16, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

ActionAid Nigeria (AAN) has called on the federal government to ease access to loan facilities by rural women across the country. The Programme Coordinator on Food and Agriculture, AAN, Azubike Nwokoye, who made the call during a roundtable meeting on access to agricultural credit for small holder women farmers urged the Federal Government consider policies that would ameliorate this challenge Read More

Pass GEO, electoral bills into law- Women group tasks NASS

July 15, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

Women under the auspices of the 100 Women Lobby Group has called on the National Assembly (NASS) to pass the Gender and Equal Opportunities Bill (GEO bill) the Electoral Bill and other bills that will increase women’s participation in politics into law. Its president Felicia Onibon, made the call in Abuja while briefing journalists during a national strategic advocacy on Read More

FCMB gets AfDB’s $50m for women-empowered businesses, others

July 15, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

Nigeria’s First City Monument Bank (FCMB) has been granted a $50 million loan facility by the African Development Bank (AfDB) to help local enterprises and women-empowered businesses in the agribusiness, manufacturing, healthcare and renewable energy sectors. Thirty percent of the funds, which are intended to mitigate effects of the challenging Covid-19 environment, are earmarked for underserved women-empowered businesses. In addition, Read More

2021: Chronicles of under 50 leaders in Nigeria’s public service (3)

July 13, 2021 Orkuma Simon Tuleh 0

Welcome to the third edition of this publication which began from a zest to promote greater inclusion of young leaders into the public sector and showcasing profiles of outstanding individuals leading Ministries Departments & Agencies of government. Our team having faced the challenges of indulging noteworthy individuals to provide relevant information not available in the public space keeps getting burdensome Read More

Breaking: Bandits kidnap Emir, 3 women, 10 others in Kaduna

July 11, 2021 Editor 0

Suspected Bandits early Sunday morning struck in Kaduna state and kidnapped Emir of Kajuru. The incident happened around 1:30am though no life was lost but the Sarkin Kajuru was kidnapped along with 13 others. Blueprint investigation revealed that three women, Emir’s aides and some of his grand children were also whisked away. Police authorities were yet to make any official Read More

Breaking: Resilient Ashleigh Barty beats Karolina Pliskova, wins first Wimbledon title, another grand slam

July 10, 2021 AFP 0

Ashleigh Barty won her first Wimbledon title on the 50th anniversary of fellow indigenous Australian Evonne Goolagong Cawley’s maiden crown, beating Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 6-7 (4/7), 6-3 on Saturday. The 25-year-old Australian — who wore a specially-designed dress in tribute to Cawley’s iconic scallop one she sported in 1971 — adds the Wimbledon crown to her 2019 French Open title. Read More

Rite Foods supports health initiative for women with cancer

July 6, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

As part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative, Rite Foods Limited, a Nigeria food and beverage company recently aided the free breast and cervical cancer screening and treatment programme of Optimal Cancer Care Foundation for women in Lagos. The exercise which will be conducted in all parts of the state started with 200 women in Lagos Island East Local Read More

IWD: FCT women receive training, funds

July 5, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

More than 400 widows drawn from the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nasarawa and Niger states have received free skills training and cash gifts from concerned non-governmental organisations over the weekend to mark this year’s International Widows Day. The event, which was organised by Helpline Foundation for the Needy, provided start-up capital for the women to mark the widows’ day and Read More

Shinkafi foundation empowers 2,300 IDP Zamfara women

July 4, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

A nongovernmental organization based in Zamfara state, Umaru-Shinkafi Foundation has donated cash and relief materials to 2,300 women Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) at Tsunami IDP camp in Gusau, the Zamfara state capital.Blueprint gathered that the IDPs camp in Tsunami area of Gusau LGA consists mainly of women and children rendered homeless which forced them to leave their respective ancestral villages Read More

Anambra poll: Community leader urges women to enrol for CVR

July 2, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

A community leader, Mrs. Edith Nwokedi, has urged women residents in Anambra state to participate in the exercise in order to be eligible to vote during the November 6 governorship election. Nwokedi, the woman coordinator, Women Advancement for Economic and Leadership Empowerment (WAELE), who made the call in an interview with Blueprint in Awka, noted that voter cards would enable Read More

Breaking: US sprint sensation, Richardson, tests positive for cannabis, to miss Tokyo Olympics

July 2, 2021 Reuters 0

American sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson, expected to be one of the biggest draws at the Tokyo Olympics, will miss the 100 metres at the Games after accepting a one-month ban for testing positive for cannabis during her U.S. trials victory in June. The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) confirmed the suspension on Friday, though the 21-year-old still has a chance of Read More

Vaccine: Interfaith dialogue forum takes COVID-19 sensitisation to Yobe

July 2, 2021 Yusuf A Yusuf 0

Interfaith Dialogue Forum for Peace (IDFP) in collaboration with National primary Health care Development Agency (NPHCDA), International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID) was in Yobe to sensitise religious leaders on reaching out to their members why they should take Covid-19 vaccine so as not to contract the disease. Chiarman COVID-19 vaccine campaign, Interfaith Dialogue Forum for Peace, Rev. Zaka Ahuche Peter, said, Read More

NCDMB, NEXIM Bank empower women in oil & gas with $40m

June 30, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) in partnership with the Nigerian Export-Import Bank (NEXIM) have set aside $40 million for the empowerment of women in the oil and gas industry. Qualified women entrepreneurs in the Nigerian oil and gas industry can now benefit from the $40 million Women in Oil and Gas Intervention Fund deployed by the Nigerian Read More

Advancing women equality can add $12trn to GDP by 2025- Omo-Agege

June 30, 2021 Adeola Tukuru, 0

The Deputy Senate President, Obarisi Ovie Omo-Agege, has said that $trillion could be added to the Gross Domestic Profit (GDP) in the year 2025 by advancing women equality.  He said this is because women are the backbone of global economy as they engage more in entrepreneurship.  He noted this on Tuesday in Abuja at the inauguration of the new executives Read More

Advancing women equality can add $12trn to GDP – Omo-Agege

June 29, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Deputy Senate President, Obarisi Ovie Omo-Agege has explained that according experts, $12 trillion could be added to the Gross Domestic Profit (GDP) in the year 2025 by advancing women equality. Omo-Agege further said this is because women are the backbone of global economy as they engage more in entrepreneurship. He noted this on Tuesday in Abuja at the inauguration Read More

Take charge of projects in your areas, SDGs boss tasks communities

June 27, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

The senior special assistant to the president on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, Sunday, charged communities where projects are executed to take charge and protect the projects against vandalisation in order to serve them better. Orelope-Adefulire gave the charge during the official inauguration of 20 beds primary health centre at Ogidi-Ikwehi in Ihima, Okehi local government area of Read More

Breaking: 4-star Naija Ratels pick top flight Nigeria Women Football League ticket

June 27, 2021 Editor 0

Before even playing their last match versus Adamawa Queens, Naija Ratels FC have already gained promotion to the top flight Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) after demolishing Gallant Queens 4-0 on Sunday during the playoff championship on matchday three. Players Yetunde Balogun, Josephine Dzer, Aminat Bello and Adeola Omowodun all got on the score for Naija Ratels. The Abuja-based private club Read More

Breaking: UEFA set to scrap away goals rule from all competitions

June 24, 2021 BBC 0

The away goals rule in European club football is to be abolished from the start of next season, governing body Uefa has confirmed. The rule, used since 1965, decided drawn two-legged games by favouring the team that scored the most away goals. All ties level on aggregate at the end of the second leg will instead go to extra time Read More

Abuja Enterprise Agency empowers 200 women, youth

June 22, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Abuja Enterprise Agency (AEA) has on Monday restated commitment to building the capacity of rural communities as a strategy of achieving its mandate to empower women and youths in the FCT. Acting Managing-Director of the agency, Malam Shehu Abdulkadir, gave the assurance in Abuja at the opening ceremony for Rural Skills Acquisition and Sensitisation Initiative (RuSASI) training for 200 Read More

Anambra: Women group protest violence, killings in Nigeria

June 22, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The women wing of a non-governmental organisation, Igbo for a Progressive Nigeria (IPAN), has protested against violence, wanton killings and maiming of innocent souls in the country. The protesters, who took to the streets of Amawbia, Awka South LGA, with placards of different inscriptions, sued for peace and unity in Anambra and Nigeria generally. National woman leader of the group, Read More

Those threatening peace ‘ll be brought to book – Buhari

June 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured that every criminal elements that has taken up arms against the peace of the country and its citizens will be brought to book accordingly. The President also assured that as the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, no effort will be spared in tackling every form of insecurity confronting Nigeria. Speaking at the first Progressives Youths Read More