Tag: Nigerian women

African Women Converge in Abuja to Chart Peace and Mediation Strategy Over Regional Crisis

  ABUJA – Nigeria is set to host women from about 45 African countries to set the agenda for peace, conflict management and mediation on the continent from the 27th – 28th of July 2017. The executive meeting convened by the Women Advancement for Economic & Leadership Empowerment in Africa(WAELE/ARCELFA) seeks[Read More…]

“A Lot of Cultural Bias Is Demystified” – Nigerian Women Fostering National Unity Through Multicultural Marriages

by Abigail Anaba Senior Correspondent Displayed Image is a file photo of Paul Okoye (Igbo) and Lola Okoye (Yoruba) of the Psquare duo Lagos – Nigeria: Nigeria is a multi-ethnic, multicultural and multilingual society. These fault-lines are further amplified by religious affiliations characterised by a predominantly Christian South and Muslim[Read More…]

26 Nigerian Women, Mostly Teenagers Die While Crossing Mediterranean Sea

Italian prosecutors are investigating the deaths of 26 Nigerian women – most of them teenagers – whose bodies were recovered at sea. There are suspicions that they may have been sexually abused and murdered as they attempted to cross the Mediterranean. Five migrants are being questioned in the southern port[Read More…]

Wikipedia Ready to Make Nigerian Women More Visible Online

The world’s largest encyclopedia says it will increase Nigerian women’s visibility on the internet through its affiliate, Wikimedia Nigeria. Mr Olaniyan Olushola, the President of Wikimedia User Group Nigeria, WUGN, made this known in a statement on Wednesday in Lagos. Olushola said that the group had partnered with Radio WFM[Read More…]

World Over, Nigeria Accounts For ‘More Female Entrepreneurs’ – BBC Reports

  by  Adeeko Ademola Nigeria has the highest number of female entrepreneurs in the world, according to BBC. The organisation spoke with two women who sell moi moi, a traditional meal made from beans, to make a living. Ayo Megbope started by selling moi moi, but now has a restaurant and a[Read More…]

Senator Stella Oduah Charge Women To Aspire For Leadership Positions

  For sustainable Women development and improved governance Senator Stella Oduah representing Anambra North Senatorial District has called on Nigeria Women to aspire for leadership positions to enable them participate actively in making decisions that will improve the conditions of women and the nation. Oduah who is also the vice[Read More…]

Nigerian Women Attack Buhari For Neglecting Them In Appointments

Some Nigerian women groups have expressed concern over what they see as the neglect of women in President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent appointment of principal officers. Speaking to journalists on Thursday, the President of Women in Politics Forum (WIPF), Ebere Ifendu, said that the non-inclusion of women in the appointments so[Read More…]

Alkasim Abdulkadir: Nigerian Women, From Fault Lines To Front-Lines

Nigeria’s history is replete with examples of women of valour. There’s Queen Amina of Zaria, the Aba Women’s Riot of 1929, the Egba Women led by Funmilayo Ransome Kuti, Margaret Ekpo, Gambo Sawaba and Kudirat Abiola amongst so many others. Today, we find Nigerian women are at the fore-front of[Read More…]

Mothers Day: Nigerian Women Pray For Peace, Unity

NAN Women and mothers in the Cathedral Church of the Advent in Abuja, on Sunday, prayed for peace, protection and unity of the country as preparations for the 2015 elections gathered momentum. The prayer session was organised by the Cathedral in Life Camp, Gwarimpa, Abuja, as part of activities to[Read More…]

Nigerian Women Will Never Fail Mr. President Says First Lady Dame Patience

The First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dame (Dr.) Patience Faka Jonathan, has said that the women of Nigeria will continue to offer their support to Nigeria’s President, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. The First Lady stated this on new year’s eve in Madrid, Spain at a reception hosted[Read More…]