Zamfara Representative Funds Marriages for 105 Orphan Girls

Abdulmalim Zubairu, the member representing Bungudu/Maru Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, has undertaken a compassionate initiative by sponsoring the marriage of 105 orphan girls who tragically lost their parents to bandits in Zamfara State. During the marriage ceremony, Zubairu highlighted that a committee comprising Ulamas and five women from the constituency was established…

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Heartwarming video of Sierra Leone’s First Lady celebrating with country’s women after a bill banning child marriage was passed

Sierra Leone’s First Lady, Fatima Maada Bio, celebrated with her country’s women after a bill banning child marriage, which she championed, was passed by parliament.   On June 21, 2024, Sierra Leone passed a historic bill to ban child marriage after girls across the country and Save the Children joined a campaign to criminalise the…

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Editors Demand Action Against Sexual Harassment in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions

A one-day residential consultation with Nigerian media editors, organized in collaboration with Alliances for Africa (AfA) and Co-Impact, has been convened to tackle the issue of sexual harassment in the country’s tertiary institutions. The consultation aimed to address the widespread nature of sexual harassment, review existing policies and reporting mechanisms, and examine the complexities involved…

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“God please don’t let me die” – Woman reportedly passes away few days after she asked God to spare her life

A Ghanaian lady, Nana Ama reportedly passed away a few days after she begged God to spare her life. The lady in a Facebook post on June 3, 2024, wrote: “God please don’t let me die” The circumstances surrounding her death are still sketchy at the time of filing this report. However, one Mhiz Gold,…

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10 Years After Marriage, Woman Delivers Triplets Through IVF

In a significant advancement for fertility treatment in Nigeria, a private hospital in Abuja has successfully delivered its first set of triplets through In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). This milestone comes as part of ongoing efforts to support women facing fertility challenges. Dr. Christopher Otabor, the Chief Medical Director of the hospital, recounted the couple’s decade-long…

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Ministry and Niger State Assembly Collaborate to Empower Orphans

The Ministry of Women Affairs has announced its partnership with the Niger State House of Assembly to empower 100 orphan girls through various welfare initiatives. Minister Uju Kennedy-Ohanenye made this commitment during a briefing in Abuja, where she clarified the Ministry’s stance on the issue of mass weddings. Kennedy-Ohanenye emphasized the Ministry’s dedication to its…

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Woman cries for help after husband allegedly abandoned her in a Lagos hospital and ‘used money for her CS to buy a phone and dog’

A new mum has cried out for help after her husband allegedly abandoned her at the Alimoshso General Hospital in Igando, Lagos State.   The newlywed explained that she got pregnant shortly after their wedding and as her due date approached, she developed severe pain and breathlessness and was taken to the hospital where doctors…

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VP Shettima Halts US Journey Due to Aircraft Malfunction; Minister Tuggar to Represent President Tinubu at US-Africa Business Summit

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Yusuf Maitama Tuggar, has been designated to stand in for President Bola Tinubu at the prestigious 2024 US-Africa Business Summit in Dallas, Texas. Vice President Kashim Shettima, initially designated to represent the President, encountered an impediment as his aircraft faced technical issues, compelling him to revise his travel plans…

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Historic Decision on International Women’s Day: France grants Abortion Rights

France government had solidifies women’s reproductive autonomy by enshrining abortion rights in its constitutional framework. During a public ceremony on Friday, Justice Minister Eric Dupond-Moretti unveiled the constitutional amendment, marking France as the trailblazer in incorporating abortion rights into its national charter. The momentous decision, announced in alignment with International Women’s Day, reflects France’s commitment…

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Exploring the Complex Realities of Single Motherhood Challenges Amidst Pervasiveness in Nigeria

AKERAN BALIQEES M. H22/MAC/059 The Polytechnic Ile-Ife, Osun State Delving into the intricate landscape of single motherhood in Nigeria, this report sheds light on the critical role support networks play in navigating societal and personal challenges. Phillips Oyinwanwa, a confidant of the involved man, contributes an objective perspective to the narrative. His insights delve into…

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Empowering Women in Leadership: Breaking Barriers in Karonmagiji Community

On January 27th, 2024, a groundbreaking awareness campaign took place in Karonmagiji Community, Abuja, as part of the “Breaking the Barriers of Women of Leadership” project. The campaign aimed to challenge patriarchal cultural norms and stereotypes that hinder women’s participation in leadership positions and empower women to take an active role in decision-making processes within…

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Africa Needs To Mainstream Women For Economic Empowerment – AFDB

The African Development Bank, AfDB has made a case for gender mainstreaming, as part of efforts towards enhancing accountability, transparency and curbing corruption and illicit financial flows in Africa. One of the graduates of the AFdB’s Public Finance Management in Africa Executive Training on Enhancing Accountability, Transparency, and Curbing Corruption and Illicit Financial Flows in…

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Director, Ministry of women Affairs to set up mobile court for Gender Based Violence

Mrs. Uju Kenedy Ohanenye, the Minister of Women Affairs, has announced that the Ministry will introduce mobile courts to expedite the delivery of justice in addressing gender-based issues. During her interaction with journalists in Abuja, the Minister emphasised that these courts would be established in collaboration with the Ministry of Justice, civil society organisations, the…

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