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IWD 2017: Remembering Patience, By Imam Imam

International Women’s Day is a day set aside by the United Nations to highlight achievements of the womenfolk, as well as commemorate their struggles for basic rights. I always chose a day like this to pay tribute to women whose different roles have molded me into who I am today. Looking back, many have achieved the status of ‘jewels of inestimable value’ with the responsibilities they’ve shouldered, knowin ...

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Messi Rejects SAFF Invitation To Visit Saudi Arabia

By  Omar Saeed Following Lionel Messi’s recent trip to the Arab country of Egypt, the Argentinian star  has expressed  his opposition to an invitation by Saudi Arabia Football Federation (SAFF) to visit the country. He was attending a private ceremony which was organized by a number of female FC Barcelona fans in the port city of Barcelona for him and his family, Sudaneseonline.com reported. In response to ...

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25,000 Women To Benefit From Sokoto’s N250m Loan

Sokoto Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, said the state government will provide soft loans worth N250 million to 25, 000 women across the state. Tambuwal spoke in Yabo LGA when he presented cheques to 120 women as part of constituency empowerment programme of the Majority Leader of the state House of Assembly, Hon Bello Garba Yabo. He said already, a comprehensive list of the beneficiaries, with the mode of ...

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FCT Women Get Special Attention In Skill Acquisition

The FCT Administration through the Abuja Enterprise Agency (AEA) is vigorously training several women in various skills in the Federal Capital Territory. The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello made this revelation while receiving the National President of the National Council for Women Societies (NCWS), Dr. (Mrs.) Gloria Laraba Shoda that paid him a visit in his office at Area Garki I District, Abuja. ...

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Senate Bill On Discrimination Against Women: FOMWAN Position

FOMWAN POSITION PAPER ON “A BILL FOR AN ACT TO INCORPORATE AND ENFORCE CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN, THE PROTOCOL TO THE AFRICAN CHARTER ON HUMAN AND PEOPLE'S RIGHTS ON THE RIGHTS OF WOMEN IN AFRICA AND OTHER MATTERS CONNECTED THEREWITH". BEFORE THE HONOURABLE SENATE OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA INTRODUCTION Sometime in August 2016, a distinguished Senator of the Federal Republic ...

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Women Significant To Nation Building-Gov Sani Bello

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State has said that the peace, prosperity and development of any society hinge, to a large extent, on its ability to invest in women and the girl-child. Receiving a delegation of 30 women, who recently returned from  skills acquisition trip to Istanbul, Turkey, Governor Sani Bello described women as significant to nation building, hence the need to guarantee their futur ...

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KWSG Flags Off N41million Empowerment For Women

The Kwara State Governor, Dr Abdulfatah Ahmed has flagged off a N41million empowerment for women in the state. Governor Ahmed who made a symbolic presentation of N20million cheques to beneficiaries at the Banquet hall, Ilorin said his administration has prioritized the informal sector as a major driver of economic activities and as the area in which majority of the people are making a living. He said the re ...

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Boko Haram: Norway Gives US$11.5 Million For Education In Northeast Nigeria And Support For Women, Girls

The Government of Norway has donated $11.5 million, (approximately 3.6 billion Naira) to improve basic education and support girls and women who have been victims of sexual violence by Boko Haram in the conflict-affected northeast Nigerian states of Borno, Yobe, Adamawa and Gombe. The funding is part of the Safe Schools Initiative in northern Nigeria. In 2013, Norway was a pioneer member of the Safe Schools ...

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Bauchi Police Invade Kidnappers’ Den, Rescue Victims

(Press Release) Following intelligence report, Police Patrol Team attached to Ganjuwa Division in collaboration with  Danga security on 10/12/2016 at about  11:00hrs, stormed a kidnappers hideout at Buzun forest in Ganjuwa L. G. A, of Bauchi State. SP Haruna Mohammed, Ag PPRO Bauchi State Police Command said in a statement that on sighting the Police, hoodlums opened fire and a fierce gun battle ensued whic ...

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Buhari Charges Women to Be Change Agents

Women across the country have been called upon to be change agents and wage a determined and sustained war against corruption in Nigeria. Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, wife of the president, made the appeal in a keynote speech as she flagged off the Nigerian Women Against Corruption, WAC, project of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,EFCC, December 7 at the International Conference Centre, Abuja Mr ...

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FG Has Set Aside N1.6B For Empowerment Of Women –Aisha Alhassan

The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Senator Aisha Jummai Alhassan has disclosed that N1.6 billion has been set aside by the federal government for the empowerment of 80,000 women. She said that the National Women Empowerment Fund (NAWEF) will be piloted in eight states and will target about 10,000 women beneficiaries per state adding that the project will be ongoing. The Minister disclosed ...

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Lagos Launches 16-Day Fight Against Sexual, Gender Based Violence

The Lagos Government through the State's Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT) is partnering with Access Bank to commemorate 16 Days of activism to end all forms of violence against women and children. DSVRT Coordinator, Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi, in a statement on Sunday, said the team, in partnership with the Financial Control and Strategy Group of Access Bank, would be embarking on series of e ...

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