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INEC Declares Osun Governorship Election Inconclusive

INEC Declares Osun Governorship Election Inconclusive

The electoral commission, INEC, has declared the Osun State governorship election “inconclusive.” The declaration was made by Joseph Fuwape, the presiding officer of the election at the INEC headquarters in Osun. At the end of the collation of votes, the PDP candidate, Ademola Adeleke, won majority votes of about 254,698 votes while Gboyega Oyetola of […]

Empowering Women Lies At The Centre Of Population Growth in Africa

Empowering Women Lies At The Centre Of Population Growth in Africa

I think about the future of my continent in terms of three questions: Are Africans healthy? Do they have access to a good education? And do they have opportunities to apply their skills? Millions more Africans have been able to answer yes to these questions in recent years. But there’s an elephant in the room. […]

Family Planning In Preventing Mother-To-Child Transmission Of HIV

Family Planning In Preventing Mother-To-Child Transmission Of HIV

Women continue to bear a disproportionate burden of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, with women accounting for more than half of the number of people living with HIV/AIDs worldwide.  A 2013 UNAIDS report showed that an estimated 1.5 million women living with HIV gave birth to children, and 240,000 children worldwide acquire HIV yearly – the majority […]

Don’t Let Your Age Bother You

Don’t Let Your Age Bother You

There’s a notion in the professional world — especially in Silicon Valley — that once you’re in your 40s or older, age becomes something to hide. For women, unfortunately, this is business as usual. As a woman, and a business leader in Silicon Valley, I’d like to challenge the concept that growing older means somehow […]

City Constructs Model Village For Vulnerable Families

City Constructs Model Village For Vulnerable Families

At least 132 vulnerable families and those from high risk zones in Nyarugenge district in Kigali sector will soon be resettled in aRwf 1 billion model village as part of the social housing project. According to the mayor of Nyarugenge District, KayisimeNzaramba, activities are expected to be completed by the end of this year under […]

IGF Seeks Women Participation In Internet Governance For Development

IGF Seeks Women Participation In Internet Governance For Development

Mrs. Mary Uduma, the chairperson, Internet Governance Forum (IGF) says active participation of women in the internet process is key to the development of any nation. Uduma made this known in Abuja at the first Women Internet Governance Forum in Nigeria organised by the Centre for Information and Technology Development (CITAD). The programme is supported […]

Kaduna Govt. Declares Free Education For Girls

Kaduna Govt. Declares Free Education For Girls

Kaduna State commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Malam Ja’afaru Sani, has announced the state government’s full implementation of free education for female students in the state’s public secondary schools as directed by Governor Nasir El-Rufai. Sani explained that, about 191,445 female students currently in public schools to benefit from the gesture that would cost […]

Speaker Ndugai Bans Women MPs With False Eyelashes, Finger Nails From Entering Parliament

Speaker Ndugai Bans Women MPs With False Eyelashes, Finger Nails From Entering Parliament

Dodoma — Speaker of Parliament Job Ndugai said on Monday, September 10, 2018 that women Members of Parliament (MPs) with false eyelashes and false finger nails will not be allowed to enter the legislative house. “With the powers vested in me by the Constitution of the United Republic of Tanzania, I now ban all MPs […]

Mojekwu, Awosika, Seek Adoption Of 30% Female Representation On Board of Nigerian Firms’

Mojekwu, Awosika, Seek Adoption Of 30% Female Representation On Board of Nigerian Firms’

The Director, Capacity Building, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Chizoba Mojekwu, has stressed the need for financial institutions to shun gender disparity and implement the minimum 30 per cent female representation on the board of companies operating in the country. Similarly, the Chairperson, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Mrs Ibukun Awosika, said for the nation […]

Tragedy Hits South Africa As Bus Crashes, Kills 9 People Including Zimbabweans

Tragedy Hits South Africa As Bus Crashes, Kills 9 People Including Zimbabweans

Nine Zimbabweans, among them a toddler, were killed yesterday when the bus they were travelling in was involved in an accident along the N1 Highway outside Polokwane City, Limpopo Province in South Africa. It is reported that the victims were passengers in an Inter cape bus that was travelling from Harare to Johannesburg. Limpopo police […]

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