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Merging Women And Engineering Leadership Skills

Merging Women And Engineering Leadership Skills

The four soft skills you need to have to lead in a knowledge economy Based on this research with senior executives, engineering leadership does not require additional skills derived from deeper technical knowledge, but rather from the liberal arts –  from the study of subjects such as sociology, anthropology, economics and literature. In a world […]

The Foot Soldiers In Nigeria’s Quiet Gender Revolution

The Foot Soldiers In Nigeria’s Quiet Gender Revolution

As Nigeria readies itself for general elections in 2019, the absence of female political leaders has been thrown into stark relief. Women are almost nowhere to be seen in key positions of power, while less than 6% of the nation’s lawmakers are female. This lack of representation has real effects on Nigeria’s 90 million women. […]

Widows And Rebel Wives Unite To Rebuild Scarred Communities

Widows And Rebel Wives Unite To Rebuild Scarred Communities

At the entrance to a round mud and elephant-grass hut in rural northern Uganda, Rose Lamwaka, 58, pauses and looks up at the ceiling of her new dwelling as if she cannot quite believe it is really there. After her old home was burned down in a fire, a group of 15 local women built […]

LASG To Develop Facilities For International Sports Competitions

LASG To Develop Facilities For International Sports Competitions

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday said it would develop sports facilities in the state in order to host international competitions. The Chairman of the Lagos State Sports Commission, Dr Kweku Tandoh, stated this in Ikeja at the Ministerial Press Briefing to mark the third anniversary of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s administration.  He said the governor […]

Kadaga Asks UN To Buy Pads For Female Refugees

Kadaga Asks UN To Buy Pads For Female Refugees

The Speaker of Parliament, Ms Rebecca Kadaga, has asked the United Nations High Commission for Refugees to provide sanitary towels for women in refugee camps. The Speaker was on Monday officiating at the launch of new standards for re-useable sanitary pads at Hotel Africana in Kampala. Ms Kadaga said it is displeasing if women in […]

Officer, Four Attackers Dead In Police Station Assault

Officer, Four Attackers Dead In Police Station Assault

Four men were shot and killed as they staged an attack on a police headquarters that left one officer dead and two wounded, Indonesian authorities said Wednesday, days after a wave of deadly suicide bombings in another part of the country. The group slammed a minivan into a gate at the station in Riau on […]

29 Boys Raped In South Africa – Commission For Gender Equality Condemns Act

29 Boys Raped In South Africa – Commission For Gender Equality Condemns Act

The Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) has noted with outrage and disgust at media reports alleging that 29 boys were raped and physically violated. The Commission strongly condemn such a scandalous and cruel act against boys that looked up to their alleged perpetrator for their upkeep and support whilst pursuing their soccer dreams. The alleged […]

World Bank Invests $10.7bn In Nigeria

World Bank Invests $10.7bn In Nigeria

WORLD Bank Group has invested about $10.734 billion in projects and programmes in Nigeria. The bank’s delegation of 10 executive directors which visited the country last week, said it was excited with the economy’s return to growth and pledged more collaboration to accelerate the growth rate. The breakdown of the bank’s total investment showed that […]

Entertainment Sector Holds Prospects For $1bn GDP Growth By 2020

Entertainment Sector Holds Prospects For $1bn GDP Growth By 2020

The Federal Government, through its Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP), has begun exploiting the entertainment and creative industry to milk at least $1 billion by the end of 2020. The target aligns with government’s policy which seeks to discourage over-dependence on oil earnings, especially with the entertainment and creative sectors reported to have contributed […]

Rohey Malick Lowe Becomes The First Female Mayor Of Gambia

Rohey Malick Lowe Becomes The First Female Mayor Of Gambia

The City of Banjul made history by electing its first female mayor. Mayoress-elect Rohey Malick Lowe will be the first woman to steer the affairs of The Gambia’s capital; which houses the country’s Central Bank and is the country’s economic and administrative center. Rohey Malick Lowe follows the footsteps of her father Malik Lowe who […]