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800,000 Nigerian Women Live With Fistula – UNFPA

800,000 Nigerian Women Live With Fistula – UNFPA

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) says 800,000 women live with Vesico Vaginal Fistula VVF in Nigeria. The UNFPA also said there are about 20,000 cases of VVF in Nigeria yearly and called for urgent need to end VVF in the country. The UNFPA in collaboration with Kaduna State Ministry of Health and Fifth Chukker […]

6.5m Nigerian Women Now Use Modern Contraceptives

6.5m Nigerian Women Now Use Modern Contraceptives

A new report on family planning has shown that there has been an improvement in the use of modern contraceptive among women in Nigeria. The report released by the Family Planning 2020 partnership (FP 2020) on Monday revealed that over 6.5 million women in Nigeria are using modern methods of contraception. The progress in Nigeria […]

80 Million Nigerian Women, Girls Are Victims Of Gender-Based Violence

80 Million Nigerian Women, Girls Are Victims Of Gender-Based Violence

Country Representative of the United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA , Dr Eugene Kongnyuy yesterday said that despite the progress made by the Nigeria government, approximately 80 million women and girls are still victims of Gender-Based Violence, GBV. Speaking at the Private Sector High Impact Summit organized by Access Bank Plc to commemorate UNFPA 50th anniversary […]

Fighting Food, Poverty Challenges Through Women Equity In Land Ownership

Fighting Food, Poverty Challenges Through Women Equity In Land Ownership

When Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, launched the National Gender Action Plan (NGAP) on Agriculture in October, the idea was to upgrade women from the realm of subsistence farming to medium-scale and commercial farming. The figures provided by the minister at the launch showed that Nigeria had 95% subsistence farmers, […]

Nigerian Women Need To Be Financially Comfortable – Govt

Nigerian Women Need To Be  Financially Comfortable – Govt

The Federal Government has said that, there is need for Nigeria women to be more financially comfortable. The Minister of Agricultural and Rural Development, Dr. Audu Ogbe said this why speaking weekend at the AGROBIZ stakeholders forum organised by the National Center for Women Development NCWD, for women farmers in Abuja. Ogbe said “I want […]

Canada Earmarks $3.5 Billion To Tackle Health Challenges Of Nigerian Women, Children

Canada Earmarks $3.5 Billion To Tackle Health Challenges Of Nigerian Women, Children

The Canadian government has earmarked $3.5 billion to advance the health of women and children in Nigeria, Canadian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Christopher Thorney has said. Mr. Thorney made this known during the Multi-Country Dissemination of the Rapid Access Expansion (RAcE) Project on Integrated Community Case Management of Childhood Illnesses (iCCM) in Abuja on Tuesday. […]

MAKING IT BETTER: Nigerian Women and Cosmetic Surgery….Really?

I ran into a good friend a few weeks ago and it was the strangest, almost out of body experience. You know when you know something is not looking right on someone and they try to act in total denial, so you are forced to be in denial with that person? Well, I can do […]

Atrociousness of Cancer On Nigerian Women

Atrociousness of Cancer On Nigerian Women

Madam Chinyerem Michael’s husband died in 2013 of blood pressure (BP), leaving their three teenage children to her care in their squalid situation. Later, she developed cancer of the breast. Without a proper access to the hospital due to poverty, on December 26, 2016, her matrimonial family in Afikpo, Ebonyi State, was thrown into mourning, […]

Madam President, FRN!!!

Please welcome, Madam President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria! But, alas! It was just a dream…. Tuesday, November 8th 2016 will be a day forever edged in my memory. It was 24hrs to my landmark birthday and the Presidential elections in the US. I had hopes and dreams of having one of the best […]

LOUD WHISPERS: ‘Miss’ This, ‘Miss’ That

LOUD WHISPERS: ‘Miss’ This, ‘Miss’ That

August 12th was International Youth Day. It was a day to celebrate the world’s youth, and review progress made on promises to provide them with education, employment and leadership opportunities around the world. In many African countries, our youth demographic is the largest. Yet they continue to waste away due to a dearth of comprehensive […]