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First look! Where is Your Wrapper? Book Cover

First look! Where is Your Wrapper? Book Cover

Described by reviewers as ‘highly readable and imaginative’, ‘a book to be owned and gifted’, and ‘written by a powerful mind and talented writer’, Where is Your Wrapper? by Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi, which will be in bookstores this November, is a riveting collection of essays, short stories and poetry. On why she chose the title, Bisi […]

Ghanaians Question President’s Promise of New Hospitals

Ghanaians Question President’s Promise of New Hospitals

  Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has promised to build more than 90 new hospitals as the coronovirus highlights the country’s medical inequalities. Many question his ability to deliver on the pledge. Ghana’s president Nana Akufo-Addo has promised to build 94 new hospitals within a year. Speaking in a televised address on Sunday, Akufo-Addo said the […]

Kenya: Teenage Pregnancy Driving 10,000 Girls Out of School Annually

Kenya: Teenage Pregnancy Driving 10,000 Girls Out of School Annually

Cases of teenage pregnancy in the country have remained unchanged with as many as 10,000 girls dropping out of school every year. The latest Kenya Demographic and Health Survey (KDHS) 2014 paints a gloomy picture of teenage pregnancy and motherhood situation in Kenya. It shows that one in every 5 teenage girls between the ages […]

Coronavirus – Lagos Isolates 4 Children, 2 Others

Coronavirus – Lagos Isolates 4 Children, 2 Others

Six persons including four children are currently quarantined in Lagos State for pandemic Coronavirus (Covid-2019). The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi said that four siblings, a person who flew into the country from United Kingdom and a teacher have been isolated to prevent then from infecting others with the disease. Mr Akinyomi stated […]

Again Many Male Senators Resist Inclusion of Gender Equality in Nigerian Constitution

Again Many Male Senators Resist Inclusion of Gender Equality in Nigerian Constitution

The Nigerian lawmaker have again resisted the inclusion of gender parity in the constitution by voting to oppose it on Tuesday. Similarly, the eighth Senate in 2017 also rejected a bill that sought 35 per cent affirmative action for women as ministers.   The voting was also done by a voice vote, thus making it […]

What Happens When We Protest – #MeToo in Northern Nigeria

What Happens When We Protest – #MeToo in Northern Nigeria

Last November, I went to the police headquarters in Niger state to seek approval for a protest. The rally for which I hoped to get formal permission and security was against sexual and gender-based violence. It had been convened by social development worker Fakhrriyyah Hashim and coordinated by writer Hassana Maina who, a few months […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Jerusalem

LOUD WHISPERS: Jerusalem

In my book ‘Speaking for Myself: Perspectives on Social, Political and Feminist Activism in Africa’ (2013) there is an essay called ‘Celebrating Brenda Fassie’. In the essay, I described how, some years ago, I was at the Music Moods record store at the Johannesburg airport in South Africa. As I was browsing through the stacks […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Red Tomatoes

LOUD WHISPERS: Red Tomatoes

Sharon did not know how long she had been asleep for. She listened to the voices of the nurses in her room and the sounds of the medicine cart they were wheeling around. One of the nurses asked her if she would like to eat anything. She shook her head, but the nurse reminded her […]

Petition to Protest COZA Trustees To Take Action Regarding Multiple Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct Against Pst Biodun Fatoyinbo

Petition to Protest COZA Trustees To Take Action Regarding Multiple Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct Against Pst Biodun Fatoyinbo

Background & Explanation Reports of accusation of sexual misconduct against the Snr. Pst of COZA has been agog social media in a while. First with Ms. Ese Walters in 2013. Most recently with Mrs. Busola Dakolo in a video interview on YTV . Accusations of sexual violence like rape by matured women should not be […]

EKITI 1st Lady, Erelu Bisi Fayemi & Her Style

EKITI 1st Lady, Erelu Bisi Fayemi & Her Style

Ekiti 1st lady, Erelu Bisi Fayemi is a good example of a woman who has been able to combine Brains with Beauty. She is an intellectual who has had a brilliant academic career both in Nigeria and abroad. And up till now, she is still in hot demand all over the world. Truth be told […]

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