Covid-19: Nations now realise that quality health care delivery, a priority – Nwadinobi

May 22, 2020 ENE OSANG 0

Dr. Eleanor Nwadinobi is the international president of the Medical Women’s international Association. She is the first president to be elected from Nigeria in the association’s 100-year history. In this interview with ENE OSANG, she speaks about her journey to the peak of the medical profession as well as her thoughts on the recent global health challenge, the Covid-19 pandemic. Read More

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Wither Nigeria as AUDA-NEPAD tackles women, youth issues?

March 13, 2020 Editorial III 0

The importance of inclusiveness in governance and other decision-making levels was further emphasised when the national coordinator/chief executive officer, African Union Development Agency-New Partnership for Africa’s Development (AUDA-NEPAD), Princess Gloria Akobundu, brought together women, youth and others at the 2nd peer review of the federal republic of Nigeria which held recently. Nigeria has already domiciled NEPAD in the country; but Read More

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IWD: Ecobank celebrates Women, harps on equal opportunities

March 10, 2020 Editorial III 0

Managing Director, Ecobank Nigeria, Mr. Patrick Akinwuntan has reiterated the bank’s commitment to gender parity among staff. In a message to commemorate International Women’s Day (IWD) 2020, Akinwuntan said this year’s edition with the theme: #EachforEqual underscores the compelling need of gender equality and sustainable efforts of women empowermment at workplace for which Ecobank is proudly committed.  “For us in Read More

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Inequality, traditions responsible for women health challenges – Minister

October 24, 2019 Editor 0

Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Dame Paulin Tallen, has expressed concerns over the prevalence of breast cancer among women, lamenting that the major barriers to women’s achievement of the highest attainable standard of health are inequality and harmful traditional practices. Dame Tallen stated this Thursday at the flag-off of the 2019 breast cancer awareness month organised by the Read More

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NCWS to honours female ministers, legislators

October 17, 2019 Editorial III 0

National Council of Women Societies (NCWS), has disclosed that all plans have been concluded to honour female ministers appointed by President Muhammadu Bahari, and female national assembly legislators to serve as torch bearers for other female politicians across the country.  The Chairman Media Sub-committee, Dr. Jumai Ahmadu, while briefing newsmen in Abuja, said that the President of NCWS, Dr. Gloria Read More

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Nnamani seeks end to discrimination against women

October 12, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Integration and Cooperation in Africa/NEPAD, Senator Chimaroke Nnamani, has advocated for legislation to eliminate all forms of discrimination against women and the girl-child. This is as he promised to pay the 2020 West African Examinations Council, WAEC, fees of the girls in public schools in Enugu East Senatorial District he represents in the National Assembly. Read More

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Ladies, beware of apple of Sodom

September 21, 2019 Editor 0

Women are an enigma. When God created Eve, He must have made her attractive to Adam. Eve did not have to go through the tortuous transformation of growing into the late teens before all the feminine features would begin to manifest. No one could paint a picture of Eve but I believe she had all the physical features of a Read More

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NGO urges women to seek leadership positions

August 24, 2019 Editorial III 0

The senior programme officer, National Democratic Institute(NDI), a non-government organisation, Mrs. Ashley Dauda, has called on young women in the country to employ their youthful exuberance in seeking elective positions in order  prove their leadership roles. Speaking at a Gender and Leadership Session for Young Women Politicians organised by the Disputes Resolutions and Development Initiative (DRDI), a n NGO in Read More

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Why Buhari sent me to Women Affairs – Tallen

August 22, 2019 Editorial III 0

Newly appointed Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Paulen Tallen, has assured of moving the ministry to the next level, saying President Mohammadu  Buhari has reasons for sending her there. Tallen gave the assurance Wednesday at the ministry’s headquarters in Abuja after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting where she was handed over the  portfolio as minister. She noted Read More

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Buhari reappoints Adesina, Shehu, Akande, others

August 22, 2019 Editorial III 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the reappointment of Mr Femi Adesina as Special Adviser on Media and Publicity and Mr Garba Shehu as Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity. The president also reappointed Mr Laolu Akande as Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity in the Office of the Vice President. President Buhari equally retained Tolu Ogunlesi, Bashir Ahmad, Read More

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World Humanitarian day: Actors seek support, women protection

August 19, 2019 Editor 0

As the world celebrates World Humanitarian day, humanitarian actors in Yobe state have sought for support, protection, structures and policies that would guarantee the rights of women in the crises areas. Janet Ajala of International Red Cross IRC disclosed this Monday aftera road walk to commemorate the day, in Damaturu, Yobe state capital. With a theme ‘women humanitarian’, the day Read More

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Eulogising the African woman

August 14, 2019 Editorial III 0

The African is sensitive and accommodating, exhibiting courage, master piece of great dignity. She is a piece of peace, a unique being who is derived from the rib’s of a man, an absolute personality with an unending love and a pure heart of gold for herself, husband, children and the world at large.  She grows from a girl to a Read More

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When women network led advocacy against killer-robots

August 10, 2019 Editorial III 0

The security challenge around the world and Nigeria in particular has become a huge source of concern to citizens leading to desperate search for solution. It is against this background a coalition of women network are demanding quick action from the federal government against the use of fully autonomous lethal weapons called killer robots; ENE OSANG writes. “A nation that Read More

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‘Women minister appointees, Buhari’s first step to 35% affirmative action’

July 31, 2019 Editorial III 0

Director-General, National Centre for Women Development (NCWD), Mary Ekpere-Eta has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for selecting seven women among his nominees for ministerial appointment. A statement signed by the Media Consultant to the DG, Kemi Yesufu, Tuesday, Ekpere-Eta described their appointment as the first step to Buhari’s fulfilment of his promise to honour the 35 per cent representation for women Read More

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Male-dominated governance makes Nigeria incomplete nation – Atuluku

July 20, 2019 Editorial III 0

Ojobo Ode Atuluku is the head of country, ActionAid International Support Africa and member 100 Women Lobby Group. In this piece, she stresses the importance of an inclusive government where men and women enjoy equal opportunities ENE OSANG writes  Men and women are different but both complement the other and have equal rights and should be equal before the law. Read More

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Responsible fatherhood helps in nation-building – Osinbajo

June 19, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Responsible fatherhood plays critical role in nation-building, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said on Sunday after a special Father’s Day church service at the Aso Villa Chapel in Abuja. The vice president said the responsibility of fatherhood in families and society is very crucial in setting good examples for future generations as it would guide them in the right path to Read More

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2019 polls: When women shared experiences, restrategised

April 13, 2019 Editor 0

Last week, the Nigerian Women Trust Fund (NWTF) convened a strategy meeting bringing together females who contested positions to share their experiences during the elections. In this piece, ENE OSANG looks at the reactions that have continued to trail the conduct of the recently concluded general elections, especially from a gender perspective. According to the Fund, the strategy meeting was Read More

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Women’s day: Ensure equitable, prosperous world, leaders told

March 7, 2019 Editorial II 0

As part of activities marking this year’s Women Day celebration, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), said it will honour women and girls, while calling on leaders to ensure a more equitable and prosperous world. In a statement signed Friday by its Advocacy & Marketing Manager Steve Aborisade, said this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD) is to “Keep the Promise to Read More

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Int’l Women day: Sports Minister turns Referee

March 6, 2019 Editor 0

The Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung will be the Centre referee when the All Stars Women’s team made up of Ex- Internationals take on Team NUT at an event to mark the 2019 International Women’s Day on Thursday March 7, 2019. The game tagged ‘Football Match For Better Balance’ kicks off at 2pm at the Training Pitch Read More

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Role of women in peace and security management

February 11, 2019 Editorial III 0

Stakeholders have restated the importance of gender mainstreaming through a full domestication of the UNSCR 1325, saying this will bridge existing gaps in peace processes in Nigeria. ENE OSANG reports The need for Nigeria to fully  domesticate the United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR)1325, in order to amplify the voices of women on peace and security issues, in decision making Read More

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2019: Women rally support for Atiku

January 22, 2019 Editorial III 1

  Ahead of the 2019 general election, women from different ethnic nationalities have drum support for the presidential candidate of the of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), former vice president Atiku Abubakar The women drawn mainly from Hausa/ Yoruba tribe said the APC government has failed to live up to the minimum expectations of Nigerians in infrastructure, security and job creation. Read More

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Women to Buhari: Use your visit to end political violence in Ilorin

January 15, 2019 Editorial III 0

  Ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari visits to Kwara state on Wednesday), women in the state have urged him to use the occasion of the visit to end the scourge of political violence being witnessed in Ilorin, the state capital. They asked the president to direct the security agencies to apprehend and prosecute the masterminds and perpetrators of the recent Read More

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I’m determined to end money politics-NIP Oyo gov candidate

January 5, 2019 Editorial III 0

Bolanle Ashabi Sarumi-Aliyu aka BASA is the first ever female governorship candidate in Oyo state under the National Interest Party (NIP). In this chat with ENE OSANG, she speaks on her aspiration and experience insisting that money politics marred the chances of most women. What is your background and how did you join politics? I was born into the family Read More

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Trump goes wild on Twitter

October 17, 2018 Editorial III 0

President Donald Trump’s standout act Tuesday was to brand porn star Stormy Daniels “Horseface.”  He also launched tweets about “Pocahontas” Elizabeth Warren, a liberal senator seen as a potential 2020 presidential candidate. Trump had ridiculed the senator  for trying to prove she is part Native American. But the equine insult was the most startling moment of a day when the White Read More