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Emefiele Pledges More Support for Women Entrepreneurs

Emefiele Pledges More Support for Women Entrepreneurs

Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Godwin Emefiele has reiterated his commitment to help women entrepreneurs in Nigeria overcome the enormous challenges on their way to financing, owning, and growing businesses, in order to advance women economic empowerment and gender equality. The CBN Governor said already, the apex bank has developed various gender-responsive […]

5 Shoes That Can Be Worn With Dresses That Aren’t Heels

5 Shoes That Can Be Worn With Dresses That Aren’t Heels

Heels actually make dresses look amazing, but some ladies are taller than the average girl height, so they find it uncomfortable to wear heels most times. In situations where they find themselves in a position to go to a gala, prom or dinner date with their partners and they end up being stuck on what […]

South Sudan ‘Superhero’ Christine Ngbaazande Wins Award For Work With Children Born Of Rape

South Sudan ‘Superhero’ Christine Ngbaazande Wins Award For Work With Children Born Of Rape

Children born of rape in South Sudan’s civil war must be integrated into their families and communities to ensure lasting peace in the country, aid worker Christine Ngbaazande said on Monday as she won a prestigious award. Sometimes looked on as enemies, such children are often rejected not only by their communities but also by […]

UN Discloses Rise In Sex Abuse Cases, Ascribes It To Better Reporting

UN Discloses Rise In Sex Abuse Cases, Ascribes It To Better Reporting

There was a significant rise in reports of sexual exploitation and abuse involving United Nations staff and affiliates last year, the U.N. said in a report on Monday, ascribing the increase largely to an improved atmosphere and oversight. Just over 200 people reported sexual violence and exploitation at the hands of U.N. staff and personnel […]

Safety Analysis Of 737 MAX Software Program Had ‘Crucial Flaws’

Safety Analysis Of 737 MAX Software Program Had ‘Crucial Flaws’

A safety analysis of a new software program that was installed on Boeing’s 737 MAX aircraft reportedly had crucial flaws. Boeing is facing scrutiny over the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS), a software program that was created to help its new planes avoid stalling in mid-air. The 737 MAX was developed to be more fuel […]

Cyclone Death Toll Nears 100 In Zimbabwe

Cyclone Death Toll Nears 100 In Zimbabwe

The death toll from the devastating cyclone that hit Manicaland, Masvingo and parts of Mashonaland East rose to near 100 late Monday according to government statistics. In updates issued on its Twitter account, the Ministry of Information said hundreds of children at St Charles Luwanga High School who had been trapped since the cyclone made […]

Senate Approves N30,000 As Minimum Wage

Senate Approves N30,000 As Minimum Wage

The Nigerian Senate has approved N30, 000 as minimum wage for workers in Nigeria. The national minimum wage bill will become effective after the president, Muhammadu Buhari, assents to it. The chairman of the ad-hoc committee set up to review the bill, Francis Alimikhena, presented a report on Tuesday. The report recommended that N30, 000 […]

Lagos Is ‘Sixth Least Expensive City In The World’

Lagos Is ‘Sixth Least Expensive City In The World’

Lagos has been ranked as the sixth cheapest city in the world to live in, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit survey. The survey compares more than 400 individual prices across 160 products and services. These include food, drink, clothing, household supplies, and personal care items, home rents, transport, utility bills, private schools, domestic help, […]

AW WomenPreneur Series : Meet Jojolola Olufemi- Babalola The CEO of Flower Just Fine

AW WomenPreneur Series : Meet Jojolola Olufemi- Babalola The CEO of Flower Just Fine

Above Whispers WomenPreneur Series is a platform to showcase amazing business women. Young women who have taken the bold step to start a business, fighting the odds surrounding entrepreneurship in Africa. We share in their journey, share in the challenges and growth process to inspire other women. We believe that when a story is shared, […]

There Can Be No Gender Equality Without Quality Public Services

There Can Be No Gender Equality Without Quality Public Services

From Sudan to South Africa, many African countries have embraced austerity measures, giving a growing number of citizens the feeling they are being left behind, and provoking a crisis of representation and legitimacy. Demanding budget cuts, which in practice have a direct impact on public services, is not only the bedrock of populism, authoritarianism or […]

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