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14 Jul
Gender data has remained skewed for many years. To date, we fall behind in scaling up the numbers reported. A deep look at the Global Monitoring Media Report (GMMP) 2020 reveals that women are still poorly represented across many important economic and social sectors. However, some progress has been made in increasing women's roles in…
16 Jun
For better planning and monitoring of issues relating to women and girls, Dame Pauline Tallen, the Minister of Women Affairs, has called for the inclusion of gender-based indicators in data generation across the country. The minister made the call while declaring open the ongoing five-day gender-based violence data indicator harmonisation workshop for the National Strategic…
29 May
As Senate committee on constitution and electoral act amendment continues its work, a women’s group, under the auspices, Political Participation Technical Working Committee, has advocated for gender inclusion in the process...
1 May
The minister of women's affairs, Pauline Tallen, has hailed efforts by members of the National Assembly to create one hundred and eleven, (111), additional special seats for women in the political arena, saying it is a step in the right direction.  Tallen said the bill sponsored by the Deputy Chief Whip, Nkiruka Onyejiocha, which has…
31 Mar
Oluwakemi Samuel, a fashion designer and a mother of three, closed down her shop in January 2020 and opted to drive an interstate commercial bus. In the last one year, she has been ferrying passengers between Oju-Ore in Ogun State and Abule Egba in Lagos . Before opting to sit behind the wheels of a…
9 Mar
BMGA Enterprise Limited (BMGA), an edtech finishing school for the next Information Revolution and the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), an international university network, have announced a partnership agreement. The partnership aims to provide young women across Commonwealth countries with the knowledge and resources required to gain fundamental soft skills that strengthen their marketability for…
25 Nov 2020
Even in the midst of the pandemic, there is now an alarming four-fold increase in all forms of violence against women and girls in Nigeria, with disabled females twice as likely to experience violence. This was revealed during a webinar for media practitioners on eliminating violence against women and girls by the Spotlight Initiative, in…
24 Nov 2020
Natalie Workman is an expert in leading teams and developing people. After interviewing, hiring, training, and managing hundreds of employees, Natalie has become increasingly sure of herself as a valuable asset...
2 Oct 2020
Mainstreaming gender inclusion in governance requires institutional and legal reforms as well as deliberate efforts by political leaders to give women a fair chance to contribute their quota to development, according to panellists at the 1st Kwara State Gender Conference held on Thursday. The virtual conference was attended by former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf;…
14 Sep 2020
Women play a powerful and multifunctional role in the development of every country across the globe. Often, they take the lead in raising children and maintaining the well-being of the family, arguably one of the vital building blocks in many societies. Their direct influence on individuals within a family and the unit as a whole…
19 Aug 2020
Research has shown that more organisations in Sub-Saharan Africa are recording advance gender parity in workforce by appointing women in key leadership positions.
9 Aug 2020
In the wake of incessant cases of rape across the country, experts in reproductive health and rights have urged Nigerian media to embark on enlightenment campaign...
9 Jul 2020
Following a successful webinar that took place on the 27th of June 2020 where a lot of women highlighted the insurgence of rape, its life-damaging effects and possible solutions to ENDING THE CULTURE OF IMPUNITY IN CASES OF RAPE and GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE in our communities. The Movement Against Rape & Sexual Violence (MARS-V) is set…

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Three persons have been reportedly trapped while one has been confirmed dead in a fresh building collapse on Monday night in Ikorodu area of Lagos State. Two other persons were rescued from the collapsed two-storey building by residents of the area. Confirming the incident on Tuesday,, the South West Coordinator of the National Emergency Management…
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Comedian and magician Phil Butler has died at the age of 51. His cause of death remains unknown as it has not yet been announced. Phil’s agents Chris Davis Management issued a statement following his sad passing. Sharing a statement on Twitter, they confirmed: It is with huge sadness we have to announce the passing…
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Pitch Perfect star Rebel Wilson has opened up on her weight loss noting that she understands why people are obsessed.  The actress says her 60-lb. weight loss is not only about size but "about loving yourself and loving the journey that you're on." She noted that she is getting more attention now that she has…
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Forty-eight emerging leaders from around the world, including Nigeria, Togo and Sierra Leone, join the inaugural 24 fellows to build a network of 72 active fellows working to tackle global drivers of inequality. LAGOS, Nigeria, 19 October 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- New York – October 19, 2021 – The Ford Foundation has today announced its 2021 Ford…
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Attackers rely on small-sized patterns to avoid detection, as predicted by Nexusguard researchers SINGAPORE, October 19, 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Small bit-and-piece DDoS attacks (distributed denial of service) boomed by 233% in the first half of 2021, revealed Nexusguard researchers in the Threat Report FHY 2021. As the pandemic carried on into 2021, hackers experimented with new attack…