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Gov. Ambode Approves N30, 000 Monthly Stipends For RSW Interns

Gov. Ambode Approves N30, 000 Monthly Stipends For RSW Interns

Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has approved the payment of N30,000 as monthly stipends to Ready.Set.Work (RSW) interns. The Special Adviser to the governor on Education, Mr Obafela Bank-Olemoh disclosed this in a statement on Sunday in Lagos. The RSW is an entrepreneurship and employability initiative of the Lagos State Government for tertiary institution […]

Suicide Bombers Kill 18, Injure 22 In Borno

Suicide Bombers Kill 18, Injure 22 In Borno

Three suicide bombers; two female and a male, sneaked into a fish market (Kasuwan Kifi) at Sabon Gari, remote community in Konduga Local Government at the outskirts of Maiduguri on Friday night, the police said. Commissioner of Police, Borno State, Mr Damian Chukwu said the bombers infiltrated the market after his men had cleared the […]

The Fight To Eliminate Female Genital Mutilation Must Continue

The Fight To Eliminate Female Genital Mutilation Must Continue

Female genital mutilation is many things: a violent act that causes infection, disease, childbirth complications and even death. A cruel practice that inflicts lasting emotional harm and preys on the most vulnerable, least powerful members of society – girls between infancy and age 15. A violation of human rights that both reflects and perpetuates the […]

UNICEF Pledges To Address Violence Against Children

UNICEF Pledges To Address Violence Against Children

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has expressed its commitment to continue to partner with government at all levels and all stakeholders to address the high prevalence of violence against children in Nigeria. The Officer in Charge of UNICEF Nigeria, Bauchi Field Office, Mr. Idrissa Yeo, stated this in Bauchi, during a workshop on ethical […]

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Becomes The First Woman To Receive The Ibrahim Prize For African Leadership

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Becomes The First Woman To Receive The Ibrahim Prize For African Leadership

It is an honor to have been selected for the Ibrahim Prize for African Leadership. By choice, I have led a life of service and sacrifice on behalf of the Liberian people, and I will remain forever grateful to them for the privilege to serve. As the first woman to receive the award, it is […]

Female Genital Mutilation Has Declined In South-East – UNFPA

Female Genital Mutilation Has Declined In South-East – UNFPA

   The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) have jointly declared that the prevalence of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) within the South-east region of Nigeria and other places around the world has declined by nearly a quarter (25 per cent) since year 2000. This stemmed from UNICEF’s joint efforts […]

Impressive Lessons From A Successful Disrupter

Impressive Lessons From A Successful Disrupter

For years, the conversation around gender inequity, particularly in the entrepreneur ecosystem and corporate executive ranks, tended to travel one of two paths: either fixing women to act more like men or blaming and shaming men as oppressors. Neither path was successful in creating material differences in the inequity of power, influence, wealth and representation in […]

Lagos To Host International Conference On Fertility

Lagos To Host International Conference On Fertility

The annual international conference for the Association for Fertility and Reproductive Health (AFRH), will hold in Lagos with the theme ‘New Frontiers in Reproductive Technology’. The conference, which is the eighth in the series, will hold in September 26-28, 2018 with participants from different facets of medicine coming into Nigeria from United Kingdom, United States, […]

Morocco’s Lower House Adopts Draft Law To Combat Violence Against Women

Morocco’s Lower House Adopts Draft Law To Combat Violence Against Women

 Morocco’s House of Representatives (lower house) adopted on Wednesday a draft law to combat violence against women. The bill was adopted by 168 votes in favor and 55 against. Presenting the draft law, minister of Family, Solidarity, Equality and Social Development, Bassima Hakkaoui, said that the bill defines all kinds of violence against women, offers […]

Taekwondo Federation Turns Focus To Female Athletes With Disabilities

Taekwondo Federation Turns Focus To Female Athletes With Disabilities

THE new president of the national taekwondo federation Placide Bagabo has revealed that his office has turned focus to promoting female athletes with disabilities to integrate them into the sport. Bagabo who was elected this month to replace long-serving David Hakizimana said that the aim is to increase the number of disabled female taekwondo athletes […]