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Women Activists Highlights Constraints In Access To Land And Water In Africa

Women Activists Highlights Constraints In Access To Land And Water In Africa

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights yesterday organised a panel discussion on the constraints to access water and land for rural women in Africa, including natural resource management. The panel discussion was attended by women activists from all over Africa, and marked the AU celebration of the Year of Women’s Rights. Held at […]

Senate Moves To Establish Baby Units In Prisons

Senate Moves To Establish Baby Units In Prisons

The Senate yesterday began moves to establish mother and baby units in prisons for the care of pregnant female inmates, nursing mothers and their babies. Three bills for the repeal and re-enactment of the prisons Act CAP P29 LFN 2004 sponsored by Senator Shaba Lafiagi (APC, Kwara), Senator Babajide Omoworare (APC, Osun) and Senator Oluremi […]

Tanzania: Umati Donates 5 Million/ – To ‘Under-Age Mothers’ In Mara

Tanzania: Umati Donates 5 Million/ – To ‘Under-Age Mothers’ In Mara

 Family Planning Association of Tanzania (UMATI) has issued 5m/- loan to five women groups in Mara Region under a project called Mobilising Action to safeguard rights of girls that is funded by FORWARD UK and Comic Relief, all from UK. The loans will enable 50 young women who are either victims of child marriage or […]

Ambode Tells Youths To Engage In Regional Networking

Ambode Tells Youths To Engage In Regional Networking

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has called on young entrepreneurs to embark on regional networking synergy through cutting edge technology, saying that his administration would continue to provide enabling environment for the growth of micro, small and medium businesses. Speaking through his Commissioner for Wealth Creation and Employment, Babatunde Durosinmi-Etti, at the workshop of […]

Miss Anambra Loses Crown After Sex Tape Scandal

Miss Anambra Loses Crown After Sex Tape Scandal

The management of Anambra Broadcasting Service, organisers of the Miss Anambra Beauty Pageant, have dissociated themselves from the alleged lurid content in circulation. They made this made known in a statement issued on the ABS website on Thursday. According to the release, the leaked sex tape video purportedly showing Chidinma Okeke, who was Miss Anambra […]

Nanny Arrested For Killing Eight Month Old Baby

Nanny Arrested For Killing Eight Month Old Baby

A Nigerian nanny, Oluremi Oyindasola, 66, based in Glenarden, Maryland has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder, first-degree child abuse resulting in death of a minor and other offenses. Police said she force fed an eight-month-old baby girl who later died. Prince George’s County Police said Wednesday, a home surveillance system recorded Oyindasola taking […]

Robbers Attack Delta Workers, Cart Away N1.6m

Robbers Attack Delta Workers, Cart Away N1.6m

Suspected robbers on Wednesday attacked some workers of the Delta Broadcasting Service, Warri, and carted away about N1.6m meant for the payment of salaries of casual workers and security personnel of the station. It was gathered that the incident happened on Energy Road, near Ogunu Bridge, at about 2.45pm, while the workers were returning from […]

Diabetes – Comfort Food For You

Diabetes – Comfort Food For You

1. Swap Hot Oatmeal for Ancient Grains Hot cereal is a perfect way to warm up a chilly morning. While steel-cut oatmeal is always a good choice, other whole grains make tasty breakfast cereals, too. One good alternative is quinoa, which is high in protein as well as fiber. Farro, bulgur, barley, and polenta also […]

Women And Children Deserve Better Legal Protection

Women And Children Deserve Better Legal Protection

The government of Zanzibar has made it clear that it is keen on reviewing some sections in the conventional laws, Kadhi decrees and national policies that seem to suppress or compromise the rights of women and children. The objective is to ensure that all pieces of legislation that seem to undermine the human rights that […]

“Commitments Must Not Be Simply Plans On Paper”—Executive Director

“Commitments Must Not Be Simply Plans On Paper”—Executive Director

Mr. Secretary-General, Mr. President, Distinguished Delegates, It is an honour to address the Security Council and to present the Secretary-General’s report on Women, Peace and Security on his behalf. I thank the presidency of Russia for chairing this debate today, and for proposing to review implementation of the commitments made last year by Member States, regional organizations and […]