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Babangida harps on entrepreneurial skill acquisition for women

October 23, 2021 Adeola Tukuru, 0

The executive director of the Better Life Program for the African Rural Woman (BLPRAW) Aisha Babangida has emphasize the importance of providing not just basic adult literacy education for rural women but entrepreneurial skill acquisitions to ensure financial growth and support. According to her, it will enable them gain access to affordable resource materials that the women could use either Read More

Kwara APC stakeholders hail Hajiya Falilat’s choice as woman leader

October 22, 2021 Umar Bayo 0

Stakeholders and members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ilorin East local government area of Kwara state, have hailed the election of Hajiya Falilat Muhammed Odegbangba as the party’s state woman leader. Also, women under the aegis of Ibagun Educated Women Elite have described Hajiya Falilat’s election as well deserved. The stakeholders in a statement by APC’s secretary in Read More

Nigerian girl-child as endangered species

October 22, 2021 Blueprint 0

As Nigeria joined the rest of the world to mark the 2021 International Day of the Girl Child recently, there have been calls for stakeholders to remember that all human beings come from that species of human that many backward societies tend to look down on. ELEOJO IDACHABA writes. Recently, October 11 to be precise, Nigeria joined the rest of Read More

NNPC GMD at Editors’ conference: We ‘ve mobilised contractors for Port Harcourt refinery

The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) Thursday called on the federal government to adopt necessary measures in tackling the insecurity bedevilling the country. The editors bared their minds at a two-day conference  in Abuja, with the theme “Media in Times of Crises: Resolving Conflict, Achieving Consensus.” And at the event, Group Managing Director Nigeria National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Mele Kyari announced that Read More

Flying Officers Cup 2021: Remaining quarterfinal matches moved as Royal Queens, Naija Ratels bow out, Osun Babes, FC Robo advance to semi-final (PICTURES)

October 19, 2021 Editor 0

Two remaining quarterfinal matches of the ongoing Flying Officer’s Cup involving four Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) premiership sides – Edo Queens, Sunshine Queens, Confluence Queens and Nasarawa Amazons have been moved to Wednesday October 20, 2021. According to organisers, the postponement was necessitated due to a public holiday in commemoration of Eid-el-Maulud on Tuesday earlier scheduled for the fixtures. Read More

Domestic work or domestic slavery?

October 18, 2021 Blueprint 0

Though, there is still one form of slavery or the other taking place all over the world, I was particularly specific on this topic after watching a recent footage showing how a housemaid was savagely killed by her supposed Arab employer.This article, therefore, aims at joining the multiple voices clamouring for the governments of some Gulf countries, United Nations and Read More

Ochanya’s death: CSOs call for special court for rape cases

October 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Two frontline Civil Society Organisations fighting against rape in Nigeria have demanded for a special court to handle cases of rape in the country. The groups under the aegis of Men Against Rape Foundation (MARF) and its parent organisation, Make A Difference Initiative (MAD) made the demand to mark the third year memorial of Ochanya Elizabeth Ogbanje, who died three Read More

APC state congress: Nabena calls for urgent reconciliation in Bayelsa

October 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and a chieftain of the party in Bayelsa state, Hon. Yekini Nabena, has commended the peaceful conduct of State Congress in the state where new leaders have emerged. At the Bayelsa state delegate election congress, Barr. Dennis Otiotio emerged as the new APC Chairman, Hon. Francis Koloko as Read More

Flying Officers Cup 2021: Confluence, Edo, Sunshine Queens, Nasarawa Amazons complete pack as quarterfinal kicks off October 18

October 16, 2021 Editor 0

Royal Queens and Osun Babes will on Monday October 18, 2021 sweat it out in the first quarterfinal match of the ongoing Flying Officer’s Cup 2021. The game is expected to kickoff 10am. Thereafter, FC Robo Queens will face Naija Ratels FC in another final eight encounter of the competition that has glowingly and increasingly drawn spectators. Their encounter will Read More

Happening now: Protest rocks Abuja as basketball players demand Musa Kida’s removal over ‘non-payment of D’Tigresses allowances, poor leadership’ (VIDEO)

October 14, 2021 Editor 0

Thousands of basketball players (both male and female) are currently protesting alleged poor leadership of Musa Kida-led Nigeria Basketball (NBBF). Players of victorious Nigeria’s D’Tigresses had few days ago revealed that NBBF under Kida had owed them backlog of allowances since 2018. D’Tigresses few weeks ago won 2021 FIBA Afrobasket women tournament in Cameroon. They had won same competition in Read More

Ex-Niger gov reiterates call for 35% affirmative action

October 13, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

Former governor of Niger state Dr Babangida Aliyu has called for more women inclusion in politics. Aliyu who was speaking at the convention and election of PDP Professional and Business Group in Abuja, noted that women are strong pillars in political and national development. He, therefore, called for 35 percent affirmative action across the federation. “I want all men to Read More

NAWOJ makes case for girl child rights, safety, education

October 12, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) has made case for the rights, safety and education of the girl child in Nigeria as governments and organisations around the world come together to mark the 2021 International Day of the Girl Child, which is observed annually on October 11. NAWOJ National President, Ladi Bala, and National Secretary, Helen Udofa, in a Read More

IDGC: FCTA tasks girl-child to speak with one voice

October 12, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Administration(FCTA) has urged girl child to strive to bring back the much-needed healing, build bridges of reconciliation, mutual understanding, equity, fairness and justice that was fast fading in the country. The acting secretary, FCTA, Social Development Secretariat (SDS), Dr Kevin Ike, gave the advice at the 2021 International Day of the girl-child celebration, organised by the Helpline Read More

At IDGC, Nigerian girls demand end to GBV, rights violations

October 12, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

To mark this year’s International Day of the Girl Child, Nigerian children Monday took over offices of the Ministers of Women Affairs and Education to demand for digital opportunities for girls and an end to Gender Based Violence (GBV). The children made their demands known while occupying the seats of the ministers for 30 minutes as part of activities to Read More

Bauchi distributes N99m occupational equipment in Itas, Jama’are LGs

October 10, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state on Sunday distributed occupational equipments worth N99 million in Itas Gadau and Jama’are local governments of the state to 1, 000 youth and women. The gesture according to the governor was part of his social welfare scheme tagged ‘Kaura Economic Empowerment Programme’ (KEEP) designed to be implemented across the 20 local government areas. He Read More

EWIP demands 50% involvement of women in politics

October 4, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

Evolving Women In Progress (EWIP) Abuja branch, a non-governmental organisation has called for 50 per cent involvement of women in politics for the development of democracy in the country. The coordinator of the group, Hajia Hadiza Kolo, made the call in an interview with the newsmen in Abuja, shortly after the first ‘Meet and Greet’ for Abuja Municipal Area Council Read More

Int’l Deaf Week: DWAI honours advocates

October 1, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

Notable advocates of people with hearing impairment have been recognised for their immense contributions to making life more meaningful for the deaf in the country. Deaf Women Aloud Initiative (DWAI) during the awards ceremony Friday in Abuja, as part of activities lined up to commemorate the International Week of the Deaf on the theme: “Celebrating Thriving Nigeria Deaf Community.” Its Read More

Breaking: Buhari orders Twitter back if…speaks on COVID-19, agriculture, insecurity, others *Read President’s full speech on Nigeria’s 61st independence anniversary

October 1, 2021 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered a conditional lifting of ban on micro-blogging site, Twitter. Buhari who disclosed this during his broadcast on Nigeria’s 61st Independence anniversary on Friday.The President also spoke on other crucial National issues. Read his full speech… INDEPENDENCE DAY ADDRESS BY HIS EXCELLENCY, MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ON THE OCCASION OF NIGERIA’S SIXTY Read More

APC Convention: PGF boss sets agenda for incoming National Working Committee

September 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the national convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), a chieftain of the party and the Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PFG) Salihu Moh Lukman, has emphasized the importance of electronic membership registration by the incoming National Working Committee (NWC). Lukman also explained other measures he thinks should be implemented to make the APC function Read More

Breaking: Disquiet as gunmen invade Anambra community, kill late Dora Akunyili’s husband

September 29, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu, Awka 0

Gunmen, Tuesday, killed Dr Chike Akunyili, the husband of late Prof. Dora, former Director General, National Agency for Food and Drug and Administration (NAFDAC). Sources said that Dr Akunyili was shot dead by gun bearing women at Nkpor junction in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra state while returning from an event where his late wife was honoured by Read More

WCD – CSOs call for adequate funding, prioritization of family planning in Nigeria

September 28, 2021 Helen Oji 0

Civil Society Organisations rganizations (CSOs), have called for adequate funding and privatisation of family planning in Nigeria. Addressing journalist on Monday in Abuja during the inaugural meeting of champions and advocacy, the chairman management committee, Dr. Ejika Oji, urged the government to support family health in commemoration of World Contraception Day (WCD). He said: “Family planning investment is key to Read More

Cancer kills young woman weeks after wedding

September 25, 2021 Yahoo news 0

A mum-of-two who was told that she was “too young” to have breast cancer has died just weeks after her wedding day. Sinead Richards found a lump on her breast in late 2019 and when she visited doctors in early 2020, nothing was initially diagnosed because, at 29, she was deemed too young for breast cancer. The mum-of-two was eventually Read More