Taraba empowers 448 youths, women in skills acquisition scheme

Taraba empowers 448 youths, women in skills acquisition scheme — 15th February 2018 Sylvanus Viashima, Jalingo The Taraba Rescue Watch, in collaboration with the state’s Ministry of Cooperatives, on Wednesday, distributed various empowerment materials to 448 youths and women who graduated from its skills acquisition scheme. Governor Darius Ishaku, while presenting the materials to the […]

Liberia’s Unity Party expels Johnson-Sirleaf

Liberia’s outgoing ruling Unity Party has expelled President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf for alleged breach of the party’s constitution. The party conveyed the decision in a statement issued by its Assistant Secretary General for Public Outreach, Mohammed Ali, on Sunday. Ali said the president was ousted on Saturday evening following several violations of the party’s constitution and […]

2019: I’ll campaign against APC, PDP –Ezekwesili

2019: I’ll campaign against APC, PDP –Ezekwesili — 5th January 2018 Former Minister of Education, Mrs. Oby Ezekwesili, disclosed her political agenda for 2019, yesterday. In a series of tweets, Mrs. Ezekwesili said her political agenda for 2019 would be to stop the two major political parties, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic […]

We warned Buhari not to appoint Alhassan – El-Rufai

  Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State says President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Aisha Alhassan as a minister despite complaints by the leadership of the All Progressives Congress. El-Rufai lambasted the Minister of Women Affairs for being disloyal to the President, adding that she was never a Buhari supporter but a loyalist of […]

EFCC traces multi-billion naira home in Abuja to Patience Jonathan

Another multi-billion naira property has been traced to a former First Lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is to mark the property as “being under investigation” and may place it under Interim Asset Forfeiture, The Nation learnt yesterday. The relationship between Mrs. Jonathan and two companies was being probed by detectives as […]

US honors 5 Nigerian women

By Vera Samuel Anyagafu and Prisca Sam-Duru IN her commitment to building the capacity of Nigerian women who in various fields have remarkably contributed to the Nigerian communities, the US government recently honoured five Nigerian women making waves in the science and technology world. Making reference to some African-American women who also have contributed to […]

Mrs Buhari Departs Nigeria to Visit Husband in London

The wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari has left Nigeria for London, United Kingdom, to visit her husband who has been sick and flown out of Nigeria since May 7. According to a statement by her spokesperson, Bisi Olumide-Ajayi, the President’s wife thanked Nigerians who have been praying for her husband’s quick recovery. The […]

And Another Feather Adorns the Cap – By Daniel Osofisan

By Daniel Osofisan | Jos, Nigeria | May 17, 2017 – Last week, Fortune, a part of the TIME network released a list of 34 World Leaders who are changing health care globally, and surprise! surprise! Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the Chair of Gavi as well as CEO Seth Berkley, made the list. While receiving awards […]

While Men Slept, Okonjo-Iweala Built Institutions – By Uwa Eghomeka

By Uwa Eghomeka | Benin, Edo | May 17, 2017 – In January of this year, there was a lot of talk about the ghostworkers syndrome in the country with some very heavy, almost depressing, figures reeled out detailing how much the government had lost paying salaries to phantom employees. Naturally, after a while, the […]

The women who ruled Nigeria – Where are they Now?

THEY are beautiful, powerful; mostly brilliant and accomplished. They were the dream come true of the Nigerian feminist community which lauded the Jonathan administration’s affirmative action of appointing women into key government positions. They were to prove the widely held belief that what a man can do, a woman can do better. In his controversial […]

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