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Peter Obi advocates education and healthcare to combat violence against women

Labour Party’s 2023 presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi, emphasises the crucial role of education and healthcare in eradicating violence against women in society. Through his Media Aide, Mr. Michael Nwolisa, Obi articulated this stance in a series of tweets on his handle to commemorate the Global International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Read More…

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Lagos State Government commits to gender equality, says SSG

The Lagos State Government has reaffirmed its dedication to fostering an environment where women can competently engage with their male counterparts, aiming for parity in opportunities. Bimbo Salu-Hundeyin, the Secretary to the Government, emphasised this commitment in a conversation with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, during the Eloy Awards and Conference held Read More…

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20,000 African women and girls among 89,000 global femicide victims in 2022 – UN report

The United Nations revealed on Thursday that the global count of women and girls killed in 2022 reached around 89,000, marking the highest figure recorded in the past two decades. Ghada Waly, Executive Director of UNODC, emphasised, “The alarming number of femicides is a stark reminder that humanity is still grappling with deep-rooted inequalities and Read More…

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Sen. Oluremi Tinubu joins UN Day Against Rape in Sierra Leone, commends counterpart

Sen. Oluremi Tinubu arrived in Freetown, Sierra Leone, on Thursday to collaborate with her counterpart, Fatima Jannie-Bio, in commemorating the UN Day Against Rape and Girl-Child Exploitation. Upon her arrival, she was warmly received by Mrs. Jannie-Bio, and the two dignitaries embarked on a boat ride into Freetown, where they were greeted by vibrant Nigerian Read More…

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Football Sports Top Story Women

Super Falcons and Ethiopia’s Lucy draw 1-1 in Olympic qualifiers

In an exciting clash in Addis Ababa, the senior women’s football teams of Nigeria and Ethiopia ended their match in a 1-1 draw, marking the second round of qualifiers for the 2024 Olympic Games. The tie, with one goal each, has set the stage for a thrilling return leg in Abuja scheduled for the upcoming Read More…

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Nigeria and other Nations urged to support women’s football amidst disputes, says FIFA chief

Amidst the Nigerian dispute and other challenges faced by women’s football teams, FIFA Chief Women’s Football Officer Sarai Bareman emphasised the crucial need for national football associations to adequately support their women’s teams. Speaking at the Leaders sports business conference in London, Bareman underscored that for female players to reach their full potential, consistent backing Read More…

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Nigeria’s First Lady Encourages Women to Break Barriers and Unleash Their Full Potential

Nigeria’s First Lady, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, delivered a powerful message to women, urging them to “break down barriers that limit our progress, challenge stereotypes, and foster an environment of equal opportunity for all.” She emphasised the importance of education, healthcare, economic empowerment, and gender equity, stating that these are “essential pillars that will enable us Read More…

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Women conferees call for inner bridge building to fulfil their societal roles

Women conferees have called for a focus on building bridges within themselves to better fulfil their primary societal roles. This was the central message following the inaugural UpYou Women Conference 2023, which took place at the elegant Ebony Life Place in Victoria Island, Lagos, and was also broadcast internationally on social media platforms. The conference Read More…

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Building Bridges to Empowerment: UpYou! Women’s Conference

Ezinne Kufre-Ekanem is the host of the UpYou! Women’s Conference with the theme, ‘Building Bridges from Within’, which aims to address the pervasive sense of unfulfillment among women as a result of unfulfilled aspirations and dreams. The interview with Ezinne Kufre-Ekanem, the visionary CEO of Rosemary’s Furnishings and the driving force behind the UpYou! movement Read More…