Rahaf, Saudi’s Asylum Teenager Finally Heading To Canada

NAN: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday that Canada was taking in an 18-year-old Saudi asylum seeker who fled her family and harnessed the power of Twitter to stave off deportation from Thailand. Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun was already en route to Toronto late Friday when the prime minister made the surprise announcement, after officials had […]

Nigerians speak on women making marriage proposals to men

Some Nigerians in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have reacted to the strange drift of women making marriage or relationship proposals to their male counterparts. They expressed mixed views over the trend in separate with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Abuja. They noted that although the development was alien to Nigeria’s […]

25% of pregnant women in Nigeria at high risk of death

Prof Oladipo Ladipo, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH) says 25 per cent of Nigerian pregnant women are at high risk. Ladipo, who is also the president of the association, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja. According to […]

AfDB highlights women’s role in disasters

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has said that the continent should unlock the power of its women and girls if it is to adapt to climate change, cope with disasters and build its green energy sector Research shows that when women are involved in decision making, agreements on the environment are more likely to be […]

Video: 7 Million Disbursed to Youth and Women in Katsina

Seven (7) Million Naira was disbursed as interest free loan to 700 Youth and Women trained in cosmetology and other trades on completion of their 3 month training by the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) Katsina state. Beneficiaries selected from 34 local government areas of Katsina state.

Extortion in N-Power worries presidency

The Presidency is worried over the infiltration of fraudsters in N-Power volunteers propramme and warned it would neither tolerate truancy nor allow independent assessors to extort money from beneficiaries. Mr Afolabi Imoukhuede, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Job Creation and Youth Empowerment, stated in Ado-Ekiti on Thursday at an interactive with about […]

Nigeria has 60 million illiterates, says Education Minister

Malam Adamu Adamu, Minister of Education on Wednesday in Kano said that Nigeria has about 60 million illiterate youths and adults. Adamu, who was represented by Mr Prinzo James, Deputy Director, Basic and Secondary Education, Ministry of Education, said this at the 2018 International Literacy Day Celebration. He said out of this figure, females accounted for […]

ECOWAS Female lawmakers elect President

The ECOWAS Female Parliamentarians Association (ECOFEPA) has elected Filomena Martins of Cabo Verde as president replacing Sen. Stella Oduah of Nigeria. The News Agency recalls that Oduah’s two-year tenure, which began in May 2016, expired in May 2018. The female parliamentarians, on the side lines of the ongoing Second Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Parliament […]

Speak Out Against Gender-Based Violence – Minister

The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Aisha Abubakar has urged Nigerian women and girls to break their silence and speak out against any form of gender-based violence against them. Abubakar made the call in Abuja during the media conference and lighting the City Gate to observe the 16 days of activism against […]

Political parties must restructure to accommodate women – WPF

Women in Politics Forum (WPF), has called for restructuring of Political Parties and the electoral cycle, to give a voice to women in politics. Ebere Ifendu, President, WPF, told our correspondent in Abuja that women were perceived in various Nigerian societies, as second class citizens and mere objects of developmental and governance process. According to her, […]