Tag: Women

Tanzania President says female footballers are flat-chested, are not attractive for marriage

Tanzania President Samia Suluhu has ruffled some feathers in the sports industry and observers after she described football footballers as flat-chested women who are unattractive for marriage.  She made these remarks while hosting the country’s U23 men’s national team which triumphed at the recent Council for East and Central Africa[Read More…]

6 important things women want from men

There is this popular myth that while men know what they want in women (mostly physical features), women do not know what they want in men.  Well, this has never been true.  Women just as men have a range of qualities that they want in their potential dating mates. And[Read More…]

“We have to create opportunities for women to thrive in politics” – Femi Gbajabiamila

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, has advocated the inclusion of provisions in the country’s constitution to guarantee a “more equal” society where both men and women could contribute to development.He noted that doing so was the only way Nigeria could achieve the success it desired,[Read More…]

Adaora Okoye: Unravelling myths surrounding women in leadership in Nigeria

A Modern Woman’s Experience: Unravelling Myths Surrounding Women in Leadership in Nigeria A professional colleague once asked me why there are not a lot of women interested in taking up political positions in Nigeria. This question fascinated me. Perhaps, it was because the answers have huge implications for Nigeria’s future.[Read More…]

Amnesty International says women, girls who are victims of Boko Haram are neglected

Global human rights group, Amnesty International has raise an alarm over the brutality against women and girls caused by the activities of Boko Haram insurgents. Speaking in a statement on Wednesday, Osai Ojigho, the director of Amnesty International Nigeria said a new research it conducted showed that the majority of[Read More…]

Nigerian Women; the breadwinners dealing with the economic pinch of COVID-19

By Emiene Odaudu-Erameh Mrs Goodness Nwankwo stands beside her wares at the kubwa village market calling out to people passing by to by her fresh tomatoes . She has her wares displayed on an old sack spread out on the floor. 2 piles of tomatoes selling for N200, a pile[Read More…]

Meet the 23 year old gender activist kicking down the patriarchy in Borno

Being a woman in Nigeria is no walk in the park. It comes with blatant discrimination, social, religious and economic inequality, misogyny and gender based violence. Being a woman in Northern Nigeria comes with the aforementioned ‘preinstalled’ challenges and then some more. A diverse region with people from different groups,[Read More…]

Female bodies and the illusion of safe spaces in Nigeria

As public gaze and feminist rage are directed towards seeking justice for Uwa, a 22-year-old undergraduate, raped and left for dead in an assumed safe space, a church building, it is crucial to reengage the illusion of safe spaces for female bodies in Nigeria. Her death is a classic reminder[Read More…]

18 Year Old Student Raped & Murdered In Ibadan

A first year science and laboratory technology student of the Federal College of Animal Health and Production Technology, Barakat Bello has been reportedly raped and murdered in Ibadan. Reports say she was attacked near her home at Akinyele Akinyele Government area of Ibadan. NewsWireNGR gathered that Barakat’s family found her[Read More…]

COVID-19: Kano Opens Separate Isolation Centre For Women Only

Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State on Thursday inaugurated a female only coronavirus isolation centre in Kano. Mr Abba Anwar, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, announced it in a statement in Kano. He quoted the governor as saying that the state government considered establishing the centre in order[Read More…]