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“The Only Woman In The Room”​ & How To change That By 2186

“The Only Woman In The Room”​ & How To change That By 2186

An All Too Familiar Story Two weeks ago, I joined for dinner alongside forty CEO’s, angel investors and venture capitalists in Los Angeles. It was quite a senior group of the who’s who of media and technology, with frequent flyers in from SF, NY and Chicago. Even though I could physically feel that I was […]

Thousands Flee China Due To Conflict In Myanmar

Thousands Flee China Due To Conflict In Myanmar

Within earshot of mortar fire echoing from beyond a ring of hills, a sprawling relief camp in Southwestern China is swelling steadily after fighting erupted last week between a rebel ethnic army in Myanmar and government troops just across the border. In a recent Reuters visit to the rugged area in southwestern Yunnan province, aid […]

Gender Activist Kaliya Lands UN Role On Equal Pay Platform of Champions

Gender Activist Kaliya Lands UN Role On Equal Pay Platform of Champions

Gender and Women’s rights activist Emma Kaliya, who is NGO Gender Coordination Network chairperson, is now champion of the United Nations Women arm Equal Pay Champions. She will be unveiled on Monday in New York, United States when thw UN Women and International Labour Organisation (ILO) will launch the high-profile Equal Pay Platform of Champions, […]

States Should End Gender Discrimination – East African Community

States Should End Gender Discrimination – East African Community

The East African Community (EAC) is, at last, seeing light at the end of the tunnel after a long era of gender angst. But achieving gender equality will be an uphill task as old habits die hard. However, a recent endorsement of the Gender Equality and Development Bill, 2016 by the East African Legislative Assembly […]

Crisis: Ooni Declares 3-Day Fasting, Prayer For Normalcy In Ife

Crisis: Ooni Declares 3-Day Fasting, Prayer For Normalcy In Ife

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has declared three-day fasting and prayer for restoration of peace and harmony in Ile-Ife. Oba Ogunwusi made the declaration through his Deputy, Oba Idowu Adediwura, the Obalufe of Ife kingdom, on Sunday, in Ile-Ife. He said that the royal father, who travelled to London on Saturday, sent the […]

GE Partners With The Tony Elumelu Foundation On Lagos Garage

GE Partners With The Tony Elumelu Foundation On Lagos Garage

GE, TEF committed to skills development and growth of Nigerian entrepreneurs GE to offer an advanced manufacturing training program at Lagos Garage for up to 25 Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurs every year Leading multinational, General Electric (GE) (www.GE.com) and leading entrepreneurship The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) (www.TonyElumeluFoundation.org) have announced a partnership that would allow up to […]

Mom ‘Clings to Tree For Six Hours With Baby On Her Back’ To Survive Floods

Mom ‘Clings to Tree For Six Hours With Baby On Her Back’ To Survive Floods

A Zimbabwean woman, Nyaradzo Makholiso, 38, miraculously survived cyclone induced floods by “hanging precariously on a tree branch for six hours”, with her 2-months old baby strapped on her back, a report says. The floods were a result of torrential rains induced by cyclone Dineo which hit parts of the southern African country two weeks […]

U.S. tourism Sector Faces Squeeze Of Strong Dollar, Trump Travel Ban

U.S. tourism Sector Faces Squeeze Of Strong Dollar, Trump Travel Ban

The U.S. travel sector is bracing for a year in which a strong dollar and uncertainty over President Donald Trump’s travel ban could deter visitors, industry representatives said at the world’s biggest tourism trade fair in Berlin. Trump on Monday signed a revised executive order banning citizens from six Muslim-majority nations from traveling to the […]

Groups Seek Resource Mobilisation To Fight Violence Against Women

Groups Seek Resource Mobilisation To Fight Violence Against Women

Some groups under the aegis of Gender Awareness Trust (GAT) and Development and Peace Initiative (DPI) and the Collective Action for Adolescent Girls Initiative (CAAGI) project are advocating for resource mobilization for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (EVAW). Addressing newsmen in Kaduna, Emmanuel Tagwai of Development and Peace Initiative (DPI) stressed the need for […]

You Shouldn’t Dump Your Children, Commissioner Tells Kaduna Women

You Shouldn’t Dump Your Children, Commissioner Tells Kaduna Women

The Kaduna State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Rabi Abdulsalam, has admonished women in the state against abandoning or dumping their children, saying they are a blessing from God and should be treated as such. She gave the warning at the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital in Kaduna when she paid a working visit […]