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LOUD WHISPERS: Fake News

LOUD WHISPERS: Fake News

In June 2012, I was having a telephone conversation with my husband  JKF about fake stories in circulation about his administration. He had recently returned from an overseas trip, and while he was away, the news was all over the place that he had fallen ill and had been rushed out of the country. It […]

World Book and Copyright Day: The Book, The Missing Girls And The Change Agenda

World Book and Copyright Day: The Book, The Missing Girls And The Change Agenda

Today, April 23rd, is designated World Book and Copyright Day by the United Nations. On this day, two years ago, Port Harcourt, Nigeria became UNESCO World Book Capital City (WBCC). The WBCC title is a ‘symbolic nomination to a city in recognition of its efforts in promoting books and reading’. The city holds this title […]

UN Liberia Speaks On The Failure In Achieving Gender Equality

UN Liberia Speaks On The Failure In Achieving Gender Equality

UN Women Special Representative to Liberia Marie Goreth Nizigama says one of the main reasons for the slow progress in achieving gender equality here is the failure to adequately raise the awareness and involvement of men and boys at all levels about their contribution to protect women and girls’ rights. Speaking recently in Bong County […]

Girls Empowerment Workshop Empowers Primary School Leavers In Malawi

Girls Empowerment Workshop Empowers Primary School Leavers In Malawi

 Girls Empowerment Workshop and Mentorship (GEM), an organization which strives at promoting child rights and girls education says it is geared to empower primary school leavers in various aspects of life through a workshop which they have organized. In an interview on Tuesday with Malawi News Agency (Mana) in Blantyre, GEM founder and Chief Executive […]

US Promises To Monitor Ekiti Guber Poll

US Promises To Monitor Ekiti Guber Poll

The United States of America (USA), has said the world is interested and would monitor the July 14 governorship election in Ekiti State to ensure that rules are not circumvented in the poll. This is coming as the Chairman of the Council of Traditional Rulers in the state and Oloye of Oye-Ekiti, Oba Oluwole Ademolaju, […]

Liberia Lawmaker Promises To Rally Support For Women Bill Passage

Liberia Lawmaker Promises To Rally Support For Women Bill Passage

Women Legislative Caucus Chairperson and River Cess County District #1 Rep. Rosanna Schaack has promised the women of Liberia that she is at the Legislature for the passage of women bills that are in committee rooms. Speaking at a mock legislative session at the Capitol Building Wednesday, 13 June, Rep. Schaack said there are few […]

Spring Development Initiative To raise $10,000 For Crop Processing Machines For Farmers

Spring Development Initiative To raise $10,000 For Crop Processing Machines For Farmers

Worried by the long man hours spent in processing cassava and palm oil fruits, the Spring Development Initiative – a non governmental organisation has launched a fund initiative that will help to raise funds to build a food processing facility for a rural community in Uyo state. The fund initiative which will see people donate […]

Five Injured As Edo Market Goes Up In Flames

Five Injured As Edo Market Goes Up In Flames

A trader, identified simply as Mama Chichi, yesterday died when explosion rocked Evbuotubu Market in Egor Local Government Area of Edo State. Five others were injured in the fire which accompanied the explosion which reportedly came from adulterated kerosene. Several traders bemoaned their losses in the fire outbreak. The woman, who died, was said to […]

Lexta Ghana Donates Sanitary Pads To Female Students

Lexta Ghana Donates Sanitary Pads To Female Students

Lexta Ghana Limited, producers of YAZZ sanitary pads has presented assorted sanitary pads and panty liners to adolescent female students of the Abelemkpe Basic School in the Greater Accra Region as part of activities to mark this year’s World Menstrual Day celebrations. The event organised by the Ayawaso West Municipal Assembly sought to raise awareness […]

Rant Of The Day – Prostitution Is For Her, What About Him?

Rant Of The Day –  Prostitution Is For Her, What About Him?

Hello Readers,  Welcome to the rant column.    Man : So, when will you be coming to my house and what’s the bill for the night? Woman : Just 10 thousand naira, for 3 hours.  Man : For what now? The other girls don’t charge this much.  Woman : No way!  I am different from […]

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