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Advocating Women’s Role in Peace Processes

Barrister Uju Kennedy-Ohanenye, the Minister of Women Affairs, has emphasized the critical need for women’s participation in peacebuilding initiatives nationwide. This call was made public through a statement by Grace Njoku, the Head of Press and Public Relations at the ministry, shared on the Federal Ministry of Information and National Orientation’s official X handle. During […]

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Akwa Ibom Governor Mandates 30% Female Recruitment in Security Outfit

The Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Umo Eno, has issued a directive to include women in the state’s security forces, mandating that 30% of recruits into the newly formed Ibom Community Watch should be women. This order was given during the launch of the first 550 Ibom Community Watch Officers for Uyo Local Government, held

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New Female Parliament Leader Aims To Empower Women In Governance1

New Female Parliament Leader Aims to Empower Women in Governance

Yohaig NG reports that Bolaji Olagbaju, the newly elected Chairperson of the Conference of Nigerian Female Parliamentarians (CONFEPA), has pledged to champion the cause of women’s inclusion in Nigerian governance. Olagbaju, who succeeds Elizabeth Ativie, the former Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, will serve a four-year term as the CONFEPA chairperson. Olagbaju,

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500 Nasarawa Women Receive Empowerment From Minister

500 Nasarawa Women Receive Empowerment from Minister

In a significant move to alleviate the impact of fuel subsidy removal and foster self-reliance, Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim, the Minister of State for Police Affairs, has provided essential support to 500 women in Nasarawa State. This initiative involved the distribution of grinding and sewing machines. The event took place in the Keffi Local Government Area. The

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First Lady Advocates For Women And Youth At National Womens Conference

First Lady Advocates for Women and Youth at National Women’s Conference

Dr. Mrs Claudiana Sanwo-Olu, the First Lady of Lagos State, has championed the active involvement of women and youths in the upcoming 23rd National Women’s Conference, scheduled for October 17-19, 2023. The conference, themed “Unleash your Potentials”, aims to assemble women from diverse backgrounds to discuss and share insights on issues pertinent to women in

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Chibok Girl Rescued Wishes To Reunite With Boko Haram Spouse

Chibok Girl Rescued, Wishes to Reunite with Boko Haram Spouse

Mary Nkeki, a 27-year-old Chibok girl, has been rescued by the Operation Hadin Kai Theatre Command. She was forcibly married to a Boko Haram member named Adam during her captivity. After her rescue, she underwent medical checks. She was then handed over to the Borno State authorities. In a media interaction, Nkeki revealed she had

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Nhrc Urges Probe Into Sexual Misconduct Claims At Unicals Law Faculty

NHRC Urges Probe into Sexual Misconduct Claims at Unical’s Law Faculty

The National Commissioner of Human Rights Commission and The Special Rapporteur on The Right to Education in Nigeria, Sir Agabaidu Jideani, have advocated for a comprehensive investigation into the sexual assault allegations against the Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Calabar. Jideani emphasised the importance of university undergraduates, describing them as

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First Lady Tinubu Encouraged to Champion Women’s Rights in Government

Nigerian women have called on First Lady Oluremi Tinubu to utilise her influential position in advocating for women’s inclusion in President Bola Tinubu’s government. In separate conversations with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday, they congratulated the First Lady on her recent inauguration. The women underscored the need for the First Lady to

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Ondo Deputy Governor Refutes Claims of Domestic Abuse Amid Controversy

Lucky Aiyedatiwa, the Deputy Governor of Ondo State, has vociferously dismissed claims that he ever perpetrated domestic violence against his wife, Oluwaseun. Accusations flew from a civil society organisation, the Society for Women Empowerment (SWE), that painted the Deputy Governor as a perpetrator of spousal abuse on two occasions within the past four months. The

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