Ondo govt, firm to hold roundtable on legalisation of cannabis

April 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Ondo state government in conjunction with Culturepreneur Clusters Limited and other partners will on June 7 and 8, 2021 hold a stakeholders’ roundtable on the benefits and opportunities of cannabis plant and CBD Oil in Nigeria. In a statement Monday in Abuja by the Senior Special Assistant to Ondo state governor on Agric and Agricultural Business, Mr. Akin Olotu, Read More

Disabled women charge new NCWD DG on training, empowerment

April 12, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The Network of Disabled Women (NDW) has lauded the appointment of Asabe Vilita Bashir as the Director General of the National Centre for Women Development (NCWD) by President Muhammadu Buhari, calling on her to prioritise the growth and development of women especially those living with disabilities. President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the network, Lois Auta-Udonkanta, made the call Read More

‘Nigeria’s Olympic’ has exposed diverse talents, set new unprecedented records – Minister

April 12, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

Minister of Youth and Sports Development Chief Sunday Dare has expressed delight with numerous talents on display at the ongoing 20th National Sports Festival (NSF) holding in Benin, Edo state capital. Chief Dare who spoke on the sidelines of the competition after watching some of the live games said he was excited with successes recorded so far. The Minister then Read More

‘APC will win 6.2m new voters to win in 2023’

April 10, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

 National Youth leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Barrister Ismaeel Ahmed, has said his party will win the emerging 6.2 million new young voters in 2023 to retain power. Ahmed said, statistics have shown that 6.2 million young Nigerians who have never voted would be attaining the voting age before the next election, a group which he said, the Read More

NAWOJ urges FG to make schools safe, advocates inclusive governance

April 9, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) has called on the federal government to ensure the school environment was safe for Nigerian children in the face of increasing insecurity in the country. This is as the association also made case for inclusive governance to ensure more women were in elective and appointive positions. Its national president, Comrade Ladi Bala, made Read More

APC ward leaders pass vote of confidence on Buhari, Akpabio

April 7, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Ward executive of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ukana West 2 have unanimously passed a vote of confidence on President Muhammadu Buhari, Senator Godswill Akpabio and other leaders of the party. Eearlier, the party leaders in Akwa  Ibom had declared Akpabio as the authentic leader of the party in the state. the affirmation was contained in a communiqué Read More

Hijab is not compulsory

April 5, 2021 Blueprint 0

Irrespective of geographical location, tribe, culture, age, gender, one is entitled to practice his/her faith as provided in the 199 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended. Section (38) sub-section (2), states that, no person attending any place of education shall be required to receive religious instruction or to take part in or attend any religious ceremony or Read More

Enhancing women emancipation in Nigeria

April 5, 2021 Blueprint 0

Due to the cultural norms and values of the African societies, women are being deprived of certain rights and privileges. It is assumed that a woman should always be submissive to a man. Women are relegated to the background when it comes to the issue of politics. It is hard to find a woman holding the position of a political Read More

Insecurity: NSCDC to commission Special Women Squad against bandits, kidnappers

April 4, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The new Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Dr. Ahmed Abubakar Audi, has said his leadership will soon commission a special Women Squad to fight the challenges of banditry and kidnapping in the country. Dr. Audi also revealed that the Corps has commissioned a team of researchers and intellectuals who are currently conducting what “vulnerability Read More

In Kaduna, Police rescue toddler, 3 women, 11 others from kidnappers

Kaduna state Police Command has rescued 15 people including a toddler and three women from suspected kidnappers in Chikun local government area, Kaduna state government has said.    According to an official statement, “15 kidnapped citizens have been rescued by security operatives in Kaduna state. This was disclosed by the Kaduna state Police Command in an operational feedback to the Read More

Dala, Shatima, Tambuwal, others for northern Nigeria peace award

April 2, 2021 Editor 0

The Peace Achievers Global Award is set to honour men and women who have contributed exceptionally to the growth and development of the northern region. This was made known in Abuja by a representative of the organisation Amb. Kingsley Amafibe at a press conference held at his office at Wuse 2. According to him, the event which is slated for Read More

Importance of antenatal

March 31, 2021 Blueprint 0

Antenatal care is the routine health control of presumed healthy pregnant women without symptoms (screening), in order to diagnose diseases or complicating obstetric conditions without symptoms, and to provide information about lifestyle, pregnancy and delivery. According to WHO, routine antenatal care (ANC) is defined as the care provided by health practitioners (or others) to all pregnant women to ensure the Read More

Effium massacre: Declare state of emergency in Ebonyi to save lives, AESID urges FG

March 31, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) has called on the federal government to immediately declare a state of emergency in Ebonyi state to put a stop to the ongoing killings defenceless citizens in Effium community, a suburb in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of the state. According to AESID, another group of hired militia yesterday (Tuesday) stormed Read More

Countries headed by women more prosperous – UN

March 26, 2021 Blueprint 0

The United Nations (UN) Women has said that the world would be a better place with women holding key leadership positions, even as the group insists that countries led by women are doing better and more prosperous. The global organisation, while noting that the impact of Covid-19 pandemic was minimal in countries headed by women, lauded Kaduna state, which has Read More

Touching lives, girl-child development ‘ve remained my passion – Naija Ratels CEO

March 26, 2021 Editor 0

Barrister Paul Edeh is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Naija Ratels FC, a privately-owned and run female football team in Nigeria. In this interview with select Journalists in Abuja recently, Barr. Edeh spoke extensively on his passion for girl-child and sports development amongst others. Venturing into female football ownership and management Unlike many, I’m into female football development Read More

Interfaith clerics end 3-day prayer to intercede for Buhari’s administration

March 26, 2021 Editor 0

The National Inter-Faith and Religious Organizations for Peace (NIFROP) Thursday ended a three-day prayer to supplicate for the success of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. The prayer session that commenced on Tuesday and ended on Thursday is part of the divine mandate given to the group to intercede for Nigeria and  President Buhari.  NIFROP National Coordinator, Sunday Garuba, in his Read More

Breaking: Oshoala stars as Barcelona batter Manchester City, near Champions League semis

March 24, 2021 Editor 0

Manchester City women will have to venture into unchartered territory if they are to keep their Champions League dream alive. A humbling 3-0 defeat by Barcelona means Gareth Taylor’s side face an uphill battle to make the semi-finals. No team has ever progressed to the next round after losing the first leg of a knockout game by three goals.  Barca have not conceded more than Read More

65th CSW: Stakeholders seek equity in leadership

March 23, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

Women’s rights advocates led by the Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, have restated the need for gender equality in leadership positions, describing this as a fundamental way to advance human capacity and development. This formed the core of discussion at the ‘Nigerian home grown’ 65th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) organised by the Read More

Kogi Assembly passes VAPP Bill, prescribes life sentence for offenders

March 23, 2021 Blueprint 0

Kogi State House of Assembly has passed the state’s Violence Against Persons Prohibitions (VAPP) Bill to provide for the elimination of violence in private and public life, as well as life imprisonment for rapists. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the passage followed the adoption of the report of the joint Committees on Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Read More

Daniels: Changing the face of pageantry in Nigeria

March 22, 2021 Yemi Itodo 0

When Queen Esther Ene Daniels was announced as Miss Idoma Ambassador, in Otukpo, Benue state in December 2019, not many believed she could go beyond the normal routine of beauty queens, especially, coming from a state that is artificially disadvantaged in areas of investing in cultures, entertainments and youth developments. As oil and gas diminish, digital economy is taking over Read More

FGM survivors narrate experiences as more communities denounce practices in Ebonyi

March 22, 2021 Amarachukwu Egwu-Agha, 0

Survivors of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in  the eight communities  that made up Onicha local government area of Ebonyi state weekend, narrated their experiences as the council  publicly denounced the practice.  The women noted how difficult it was for them while giving birth to their children. The program which held at Isu the headquarters of Onicha LGA, was organized by the National Orientation Agency (NOA) Read More

Katsina Assembly investigates alleged rape case

March 21, 2021 Hamidu Sabo 0

Katsina State House of Assembly has commenced investigations into an alleged rape that led to the impregnation of a teenager (name withheld) of Rijiyar Hamza village in the metropolitan council area by two custom officers. Rt. Hon. Tasiu Musa Maigari, the Speaker of the house disclosed this shortly after receiving a petition on the matter. Maigari, however, referred the matter Read More

Feminism in the 21st Century

March 21, 2021 Blueprint 0

Feminism as a movement has gradually gained prominence over the years. This is because a lot of advocacy has been in motion relentlessly. Feminism, therefore, is a movement or the advocacy of women’s right on the ground or basis of gaining equality of sexes and the need for the girl child to be seen, heard and felt in society. Feminism Read More