World Hijab Day: Muslim women harp on dignity, self-esteem of hijab

February 7, 2023 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

 A coalition of Nigerian Muslim women has enjoined religious adherents to celebrate and adore women in hijab, saying wearing it is a mark of dignity, self-esteem and confidence.     The women stated this during this year’s 2023 World Cancer Day/World Hijab Day  celebrations with the theme –  “Hijab: More Than Just A Covering,” organised by a coalition of Muslim non-governmental Read More

Breaking the glass ceiling: Women in journalism  

February 7, 2023 Editorial V 0

Women have been making significant strides in the field of journalism, breaking down barriers and challenging societal norms to achieve success in a traditionally male-dominated career. Despite facing numerous challenges, such as discrimination, unequal pay, and limited opportunities, women journalists have continued to shatter the glass ceiling and inspire future generations one of the most notable examples of women in Read More

Kogi partners group empower women, girls

December 13, 2022 Benjamin Umuteme Abuja 0

The Kogi State government has assured of its readiness to partner with Nigerian Women Economic Development (NigWED) Project to empower women and girls in the state. Special Adviser on Women Affairs to the Kogi State Governor, Asmau Gogo Kabir, gave the assurance when she hosted the African Industrialisation Group-AI-Group Inc Canada & Ethiopia in Lokoja, recently. Gogo Kabir said her Read More

UN tasks governors on action plan for women, peace, security

December 9, 2022 Taiye Odewale, Abuja 0

The United Nations (UN) has called on state governments in Nigeria to key into Action Plan for promoting peace and security for women and by extension, the global community. The call was made Thursday in Abuja by Programme Specialist, UN Women, Mr Peter Mancha, at a one-day consultative engagement organised for women and mediators in Plateau and Kaduna states by Read More

APC inaugurates women campaign council in Osun

October 28, 2022 Lateef Ibrahim Osogbo 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC), Friday, launched the women campaign council tagged Akoni Obinrin to canvass votes and mobilise support for the presidential candidate of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. The campaign council was launched at the Ileri-Oluwa campaign office, Osogbo, where the wife of the Osun state governor, Kafayat Oyetola and wife of former governor of Oyo state, Florence Read More

Nigerian women won’t vote for wrappers, salt in 2023 – NILOWV tells APC, PDP, others

Ahead of 2023 general elections, the League of Women Voters of Nigeria (NILOWV) has warned candidates vying for various political offices across the country against sharing of wrappers and salt for women, saying Nigerian women will no longer vote base on material things. The league of women voters lamented that Nigeria’s political space has been male-dominated despite the fact that Read More

International Day of Rural Women: Tinubu’s wife calls for increased opportunities

October 15, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma, Abuja 0

The wife of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Senator representing Lagos Central, Mrs Oluremi Tinubu, has called on stakeholders to increase opportunities for rural women to realise their potentials. She made the call in a statement to commemorate this year’s International Day of Rural Women. The United Nations has designated October 15 as the International Read More

Gender-based violence and wellbeing of women, girls

September 27, 2022 Blueprint 0

Mrs Joy Michael (not real name) is a resident of Aso, an outskirt of Abuja. On a typical morning, it was found out that a round black patch was noticed on her right cheek. The mark is a blood clot, the product of beating unleashed on her by her husband during a heated argument over family-related matters. All over the Read More

Back to school: Women group fetes over 1,000 children

September 23, 2022 Blueprint 0

It was a time of fun activities for children, when a Faith Based Organisation (FBO), Women With Answers Christian Ministry, hosted over 1,000 children in Aso Pada Community, Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa state, as they prepared to return to school, HELEN OJI, reports. For children in Aso Pada Community, Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa state, Saturday August Read More

GAIN trains 45 smallholder women farmer on value addition

September 21, 2022 Mohammed Yangida Lafia 0

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), has trained 45 women on nutritional value of non-fortified and bio fortified crops for value addition, as well as ensure increased food production and sufficiency. GAIN supports businesses, especially micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (MSMEs) through it programmatic offerings. Speaking during a three- day training programme in Lafia, the Nasarawa state capital, Dr. Read More

Circumcision: Woman raises alarm over threat to life

September 14, 2022 Blueprint 0

For her refusal to surrender her twin daughters for Circumcision, Mrs. Sarah Oluwakemi Amawu-Charles, is facing persecution in the hands of Evbuobonosa community in Orhionwon Local government area of Edo state, Mrs. Olaiya Olutimenyi, the victim’s sister has alleged. Mrs. Olutimenyi, who stated this in a message sent to journalists in Abuja, explained how the community has caused the family Read More

How should society respond to teenage pregnancies?

September 6, 2022 Blueprint 0

Teenage pregnancies over the years have become a bane in our society. In fact, according to a publication in the 3rd edition of the Journal of Sexual Discourse, “One out of every seven secondary school girls is likely to get pregnant before the age of 18.” This shows how prevalent the issue of teenage pregnancies has become in our society. Read More

Minister extols aide’s commitment to women issues

September 5, 2022 Ene Oshaba 0

The Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, has lauded her Special Technical Assistant Princess Jumai Idonije, on commitment to issues affecting women in Nigeria. In a statement by the Director Press and Public Relations Olujimi Oyetomi, on Monday in Abuja during her birthday anniversary celebration, Tallen described Idonije as a staff with difference. The statement noted her attributes with Read More

Empowerment: Foundation makes case for older women

September 1, 2022 Blueprint 0

Founder, Mother of Models, organizers of 40&Fabulous TV reality show, Nnenna Abani has said older women who could still learn a trade, go back to school or start a business. Abani noted this during the grand finale of the TV reality show when one of the contestant, Jane Watson emerged winner of the maiden edition of the television reality show, Read More

Workplace crèche panacea to exclusive breastfeeding

August 19, 2022 Blueprint 0

In recent times, public awareness and support for breastfeeding has been on the high with a whole week devoted to this. In this piece, ENE OSHABA examines the just concluded World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) and the advocacy for crèche in work places. Last week, Nigeria joined in commemorating the World Breastfeeding Week (WBW); an annual week-long celebration between, August 1-7, Read More

Society not fair to women, Enugu group laments

August 11, 2022 Chuks Nweze 0

Women interest group, Nwanyibuife (a woman is something), has lamented the unfair treatment being meted out to women by the society, irrespective of the fact that women play important role in the society. The group made the lamentation during the official unveiling of the group’s logo at the Roots Restaurant, Independence Layout, Enugu. Speaking at the occasion, convener of the Read More

Woman’s religion and marriage choices: The meeting and diverging points

June 20, 2022 Blueprint 0

Over the years, natural scientists had insisted that our body is 60% water, and so have social anthropologists been establishing that religion influences 60% of our actions and idiosyncrasies. The same way, social scientists teach that man is homo-politico (political being), anthropologists add that man is also homo-religiosus (he is inborn religionist).Consequently, religious convictions, without appeal to any particular sex, Read More

Population control: Women, girls health rights as panacea

June 3, 2022 Blueprint 0

Health rights of women and girls, especially right to reproductive health, is believed be a sure way of curbing the burden of unwanted pregnancies as well as controlling rapid population growth, ENE OSHABA writes. Nigeria’s population is projected at about 214 million people due to a high population growth rate of 3.2 per cent and a high total fertility rate Read More

Making 35% affirmative action a reality in Nigeria

May 20, 2022 Blueprint 0

As the 2023 general elections draws closer, the need for continuous advocacy for women inclusion in diverse spaces formed the core of a webinar on making the recent 35 per cent affirmative action court ruling work, ENE OSHABA writes. The 100 Women Lobby Group (WLG) as part of its strategy to ensure that the 35 per cent affirmative action court Read More

Saving our pregnant women and infant babies

May 19, 2022 Adefolarin Olamilekan 0

Health is wealth is a popular idiom.The usage of it speaks volume when, for instance, a family member, a friend or a colleague is sick; moreso, when we ourselves are not in the right frame of healthiness. To this end our understanding and interpretation of this idiom transcends a mere statement of fact about a healthy life. What this means Read More

Nasarawa youth group advocates women participation in politics

May 6, 2022 Mohammed Yangida 0

A youth group in Nasarawa state, Coalition of Youth from Lafia/Obi Federal Constituency, has advocated for women participation in politics for gender balance in governance. The chairman of the group, Yarwa Usman Ahmad, made the call Friday in Lafia during a press briefing and endorsement ceremony of a 36-year-old female aspirant, Hauwa Ibrahim, who recently joined the race to represent Read More

Ending menstrual poverty in women, girls

April 22, 2022 Blueprint 0

Poor menstrual hygiene management remains topical with growing health implications. In this report, ENE OSHABA looks at efforts by stakeholders to end ‘period poverty’ among women and girls in Nigeria. Period poverty, a recent coinage about women and girls menstruation cycle management is the situation where women and girls cannot afford sanitary products during their monthly periods. Lots of Nigerian Read More

The APC largesse for women

April 19, 2022 Blueprint 0

Apparently, acceding to the demand of the Aisha Buhari women team for greater participation of women in elective positions, the All Progressives Congress (APC) declared free nomination forms for female aspirants who intend to contest in the 2023 general elections. The National Women Leader of the party, Ms. Betty Edu, made the disclosure during a media briefing held at the Read More