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LOUD WHISPERS: Grandma’s Whisper

LOUD WHISPERS: Grandma’s Whisper

A few months ago, I wrote about how my very old grandmother sent for me because she wanted to pray for me. This was one of the things she was doing to put her affairs in order, she had received her ‘boarding pass’ and was waiting to ‘board her flight’. In the article, I said […]

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 […]

Kukah, Odinkalu, CSOs Take Anti-NGO Bill Protest To N’Assembly

Kukah, Odinkalu, CSOs Take Anti-NGO Bill Protest To N’Assembly

Non Governmental Organisations and Civil Society Organisations protested on Wednesday in Abuja and asked the House of Representatives to trash a proposed bill to regulate NGOs and CSOs in the country.  Prominent personalities, including the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, The Most. Rev. Matthew Kukah, and popular human rights activist, Prof. Chidi Odinkalu also asked […]

Ethiopian Airlines Inaugurates All-Female Crew Flight To Nigeria

Ethiopian Airlines Inaugurates All-Female Crew Flight To Nigeria

Ethiopian Airlines has announced its first all-female crew flight to Nigeria. The airline said women would be expected to fill every role on the flight, from the pilots and cabin crew to in flight ramp operations as well as flight dispatchers on the ground. According to the airline, this will also be the first time […]

Women Peace Project Launched In Liberia In Conjunction With USAID

Women Peace Project Launched In Liberia In Conjunction With USAID

A peace project to allow women’s participation in the maintenance of peace in Liberia has been launched. The project is being supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Under the banner, “Talking and Upholding the Rule of Law in Liberia,” the project will engage women to follow every process geared toward upholding […]

Lagos State Shuts Down Transport Companies At Jibowu

Lagos State Shuts Down Transport Companies At Jibowu

THE Lagos State Government, yesterday, sealed off the premises of some major commercial transport companies at Jibowu, along Ikorodu Road as it commenced enforcement of the relocation order of inter-state buses from Jibowu to Ojota area of the state. Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transportation, Olufemi Salami, on behalf of the state government, ordered the closure […]

Mrs Ambode Appeals For Less Privileged Children

Mrs Ambode Appeals For Less Privileged Children

Wife of Governor of Lagos State, Mrs Bolanle Ambode, has harped on the need for Nigerians to show care, love and share goodwill with special children beyond the Yuletide season, even as she disclosed that the Lagos State Government was committed to providing facilities for children, including special children because of their peculiarities. Mrs. Ambode […]

Female Teachers Raise Gender Based Violence Red Flag

Female Teachers Raise Gender Based Violence Red Flag

Female teachers have raised a red flag over rampant abuse they are facing at their workplaces and have called for permanent solutions to end it. Following the end of commemoration of 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence (GBV) on Sunday, there was concern that such acts of abuse had been allowed to reach […]

‘Ikoyi Whistle-Blower To Get N421m This Week’

‘Ikoyi Whistle-Blower To Get N421m This Week’

The whistle-blower that provided  information leading to  the recovery of the N13bn Ikoyi loot will receive his commission this week, investigations have revealed. The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, had two weeks ago said that the Federal Government would pay the sum of  N421,330,595 to only one individual identified for providing information that led […]

South Sudan Court To Try 24 Women For Wearing Trousers

South Sudan Court To Try 24 Women For Wearing Trousers

 Twenty-four women will be tried in a district court in Khartoum on Sunday for ‘wearing inappropriate clothing’. Public order police stormed a party on Wednesday evening, where the girls and women were wearing trousers. The party took place in El Mamoura, south of Khartoum, when the public order police appeared. The session is scheduled to […]

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