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LOUD WHISPERS: A State Of Emergency On Sexual Violence

LOUD WHISPERS: A State Of Emergency On Sexual Violence

I have often mentioned in my Loud Whispers columns that I love watching television dramas. One of my favourites is Law and Order – Special Victims Unit. It is a spin-off of the Law and Order television series, based on adventures of the New York Police Department (NYPD). The SVU is an elite squad of […]

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 […]

Mama Rosie Emerges 2019 Daily Trust African Of The Year

Mama Rosie Emerges 2019 Daily Trust African Of The Year

Rosie Mashale, popularly known as Mama Rosie, the founder of Baphumelele Children’s Centre of South Africa has emerged winner of the 2019 Daily Trust African of the Year award. A seven-member award selection committee led by the former President of Botswana, His Excellency, Dr Festus Mogae announced her as the winner on November 29, 2019, […]

Bill To End Discrimination Of Women In Nigeria Police Gets Senators’ Support

Bill To End Discrimination Of Women In Nigeria Police Gets Senators’ Support

A bill has been presented to the Senate to end existing discrimination against female officers in the Nigerian Police Force. The bill sponsored by Imo senator, Ezenwa Onyewuchi, seeks to amend the Police Act by expunging the gender-discriminatory provisions of regulations 122,123,124 and 127. Regulation 122 restricts female police officers assigned to the General Duties […]

Freweini Mebrahtu An Ethiopian ‘Hero’ Works to Give Girls Back Their Dignity

Freweini Mebrahtu An Ethiopian ‘Hero’ Works to Give Girls Back Their Dignity

Freweini Mebrahtu remembers when she returned to her home village in northern Ethiopia and saw women squatting over holes in the ground. Without any sanitary pads to use during their menstrual period, they were stuck in this undignified position. “How is that possible? And they were telling me that they don’t even use underwear,” she […]

The Story Corner : Detty December

The Story Corner : Detty December

  On a scale of 0-100, how well have you rocked this year? Well, if you haven’t rocked this year well, there are tons of concerts for you. The concerts in Nigeria this December is very scary and well, it has always been that way though.  It looks as if everyone has something with December. […]

Alimosho LG Has Highest Rape Prevalence – Warien Rose Foundation

Alimosho LG Has Highest Rape Prevalence – Warien Rose Foundation

Failure to report immediately as well as the absence of hard evidence as of the time of the report, are primary reasons most rape victims do not obtain justice in the court of law. Also, the inability of the family unit to accept rape as a criminal offence and desist from sweeping under the carpet […]

100 Krachi West Women Receive Leadership Skills Training

100 Krachi West Women Receive Leadership Skills Training

About 100 women in the Krachi West District of the Oti region have received leadership skills to enable them to contribute meaningfully to socio-economic growth. Seeking to encourage women to take note of important issues that directly or indirectly impacted on their aspirations for leadership, the day’s seminar drew participants from the traditional council, security […]

Attack On Military Camp Kills Dozens Of Soldiers

Attack On Military Camp Kills Dozens Of Soldiers

Suspected Islamist militants have killed more than 70 soldiers in an attack on a remote military post in western Niger. It was the deadliest assault on the West African country’s military in recent history. Armed militants ambushed a Nigerien army camp near the border with Mali, killing 71 troops, Niger’s Defense Ministry said Wednesday. The […]

The Story Corner : Cardi/Chioma B

The Story Corner : Cardi/Chioma B

Nooooooo… Don’t tell me you haven’t seen the gist that one of the hottest female American rappers came to Nigeria. Oh yeahhhhh!!! Cardi B performed in Lagos last weekend and it was lit. Well, some of us didn’t attend the event physically but we sat on the online space and enjoyed every bit of the […]

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