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LOUD WHISPERS: Hunting The Hunter

LOUD WHISPERS: Hunting The Hunter

I would like to first apologise for the delay in posting this week’s Loud Whispers. I usually finish the first draft of my articles by Saturday evening, then I give it a few more reads and make corrections till it is time to post on Sunday night. I was very pleased with myself that I […]

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 […]

Educated But Not At Work – Lack Of Women In Middle East Workforce Hinders Growth

Educated But Not At Work – Lack Of Women In Middle East Workforce Hinders Growth

Women in the Middle East now outnumber men in universities but this isn’t translating into jobs – curbing the benefits of the “demographic dividend” that fuels economic growth. Almost all girls in the Middle East and North Africa now attend school, and more women than men go to university, according to the World Bank, but […]

Josina Machel Sets Up NGO To Assist Victims Of Violence

Josina Machel Sets Up NGO To Assist Victims Of Violence

 Josina Machel, the daughter of Mozambique’s first President, Samora Machel, on Monday launched in Maputo the Kuhluka Association, a movement that seeks to provide support for women victims of violence. At the launch ceremony, Josina said Kuhluka will seek to eradicate gender-based violence, and will set up shelters to provide support for the survivors of […]

Inequality Of Women Threatens Peace

Inequality Of Women Threatens Peace

“Unless inequality is urgently tackled and the poorest women empowered to make their own decisions about their lives, countries could face unrest and threats to peace and to their development goals,” the State of World Population 2017, published by the United Nations Population Fund has said. The report which was released Tuesday said the costs […]

Rant Of The Day – Oga On The Seat

Rant Of The Day – Oga On The Seat

Welcome to the rant column Common sense! Common sense is not totally common they say, but I think it is more embarrassing when you display that common sense isn’t common to you in public! It’s disgraceful. On my way to the office today,something happened on the bus I boarded. The bus stopped for a passenger […]

One dead, 30 houses Destroyed In Another Plateau Attack

One dead, 30 houses Destroyed In Another Plateau Attack

A fresh attack, late Monday night, at Rotsu village of Irigwe Chiefdom in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State, has left one person dead and about 30 houses razed. This came as the Operation Safe Haven said it will investigate the purported involvement of its personnel in Nkyie Doghwro village attack, where 29 persons […]

Teachers Union Calls For Empowerment Of Female Teachers

Teachers Union Calls For Empowerment Of Female Teachers

The National Teachers’ Union has called for more support to female teachers to promote education in the country. During the recent 4th congress of the Rwanda Teachers Union, officials called for increased support to the female teachers as they play multiple roles in society. They said female teachers often serve as mothers and educators hence […]

Nigeria Mining Jurisdiction Now Better Rated In Investment Risk Profile – Fayemi

Nigeria Mining Jurisdiction Now Better Rated In Investment Risk Profile – Fayemi

….as Fashola, Gov Ishaku, MAN laud growth in mining sector The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has attributed the recent growth in the mining sector and the improvement in the investment risk profile of the country’s mining jurisdiction to the success of the reforms being put in place by the Federal […]

Cairo Named Most Dangerous Megacity For Women

Cairo Named Most Dangerous Megacity For Women

Cairo is the world’s most dangerous megacity for women while London is the best, according to the first international experts’ poll on how females fare in the rising number of cities with over 10 million people. The Thomson Reuters Foundation survey asked experts in women’s issues in 19 megacities how well women are protected from […]

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