‘Widows, if your in-laws rob you, seek redress legally, but don’t make it your profession’
Hope Ifeyinwa Nwakwesi is the founder of Almanah Hope, a non-governmental organisation focused on lending a helping hand and giving a new lease of life to Nigerian widows.
Ex-judicial officer jailed 16 years for defrauding 194 widows in Borno
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has secured the conviction of Borno State former judicial officer, Ramat Mohammed (alias Gaddafi) for defrauding 194 widows of N781,800.
FCTA gives palliatives to 287 widows in barracks
The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has provided relief items to 287 widows in various military barracks, as part of measures to cushion the effect of the sit-at-home order.
What your pastor never told you about the old testament - Part 5
“And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine...” Acts 2:42 Our last edition centred on TITHING. We found that the New Testament has no binding law on TITHES, as it was a DIVINE enactment for the Jews. Rather, the New Testament commands Christians to give as they are prospered (I Cor 16:2; 2Cor 8:12-14). Today,…
Insecurity increasing population of widows — Urho
Insecurity, especially in the Niger Delta region, has been blamed for the increasing population of widows, dominated by young women. Also, globally, there is an estimated 258 million widows and one out of 10 lives in extreme poverty
IWS Nigeria Fetes Widows, Calls For Improved Support, Care For Them
The International Women’s Society (IWS) has called for better support and care for widows in Nigeria, lamenting that many of them have been abandoned to their fate and are struggling to make ends meet. Joining the rest of the world to observe the UN-designated date for widows on Sunday, June 23rd at their newly renovated…
Foundation supports 20 indigent widows with grant
The Zakat and Sadaqat Foundation yesterday presented seed capital to 20 micro and small-scale trading widows drawn from across the 18 Local Government Council Area of Edo State. Zakat and Sadaqat Foundation’s Field Officer for Edo, Mr. Abdur-Rasheed Jatto, while presenting the grant at a ceremony said the foundation had empowered 20 indigent widows with…
Steve McQueen's Heist Film "Widows" Premieres in Toronto
Director Steve McQueen returned to the limelight at the Toronto film festival Sunday with the kick-ass feminist heist film Widows, at a time when calls are multiplying for heftier roles for women. It's been five years since the British director released his last film 12 Years A Slave, which won an Academy Award for best…
Borno governor’s wife donates 100 rams to clerics, vulnerables
Borno State First Lady, Mrs Nana Shettima on Sunday in Maiduguri distributed rams to 100 clerics and widows affected by Boko-Haram insurgency. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the gesture was extended to the beneficiaries under her pet project, Support for Widows, Orphans and Tsangaya (SOWT) Foundation. Shettima said that the gesture was…
WeProgress to turn disadvantaged widows to business owners
The Founder of Felix King Foundation, Ambassador Felix King has given widows across Nigeria another reason to smile as he launches a new initiative tagged Widows Economic Progress Meetings (WeProgress) with $500,000. The project is wired to turn disadvantaged widows into small business owners. It is a pan-Nigeria program and it is targeted at disadvantaged…