NAF wings first female fighter pilots

Olaleye Aluko, Abuja The Nigerian Air Force on Tuesday inducted 13 new fighter pilots including two women, Kafayat Sanni and Tolulope Arotile. They were trained in the United States and South Africa. The new pilots were inducted at the NAF Headquarters, Abuja, on Tuesday in a ceremony attended by the Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs […]

Former Women Affairs Minister, Alhassan “Mama Taraba” returns to PDP

By Saidu Adamu Former women affairs minister Aisha Alhassan popularly known as “mama Taraba” who suffered massive defeat in the 2019 Governorship election in Taraba, says she has completed arrangements to return to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). Alhassan was the gubernatorial flag bearer of United Democratic Party (UDP) in the 2019 elections in which […]

Why I entrusted women with nation’s treasury – Buhari

Why I entrusted women with nation’s treasury – Buhari By Ismaila Chafe President Muhammadu Buhari says placing women in strategic positions of his government, like the financial sector, is to ensure effective management of limited resources, and promote a stronger sense of inclusiveness. The president gave the insight into his preferred choice for Ministers of […]

Group wants women involvement in economic growth

By Lilian Okoro The Women Association of Quality Surveyors of Nigeria (WAQSN) has called for gender balance in the nation’s drive toward a better economy. Its Chairperson, Mrs Aderonke Oyelami, made the assertion on Wednesday at the Zonal Inter-School Debate Competition organised by the association in Lagos. Oyelami also appealed to Nigerians to promote gender […]

Women involvement key to conflicts solution, lasting peace – WANEP

Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja The West African Network of Peacebuilders (WANEP) has said without meaningful inclusion of women, there can never be a lasting solution to armed conflicts, and, as a result, no sustainable development. National Coordinator of WANEP, Bridget Osakwe, said this at a Media, Women, Peace and Security training workshop, jointly organised with the Global Network […]

Why I joined the presidential race – Oby Ezekwesili

Onyedika Agbedo Former Minister of Education, Dr Oby Ezekwesili, is the presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN). In this interview, Mrs Ezekwesili, who had also served as Minister of Solid Minerals and later Education, explained that she joined the presidential race because she can no longer watch from the sidelines as […]

2019: Women should use their numerical strength in politics – Sen. Florence Ita-Giwa

Christy Anyanwu Senator Florence Ita-Giwa was elected into the upper legislative chamber in the Fourth Republic on the platform of the All Peoples Party (APP). She is popularly called Mama Bakassi because of her passion for the underprivileged in Bakassi. She has also served as Special Adviser to two presidents: Olusegun Obasanjo and Shehu Musa Yar’Adua. […]

Ex-finance Minister, Nenadi Usman, family drag police to court over killing Anita Akapson

Demands justice, identity of killer-policeman, Also comprehensive reform of Nigeria Police Force By Joseph Erunke ABUJA – THE former Minister of Finance, Mrs Nenadi Usman and her family have dragged the Nigeria Police Force, to court over last Saturday’s night brutal killing of their daughter, Ms Anita Akapson, by a police personnel,in Gwarimpa area of […]

#BringBackOurGirls activist, Dr. Obi Ezekwesili, runs for Nigeria’s presidency

BY SAM OLUKOYA  Associated Press LAGOS, NIGERIA  The woman who led the global campaign to free Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram extremists is now running for president, saying she is fighting for “the soul” of Africa’s most populous nation. Oby Ezekwesili is the most prominent woman to seek the presidency in Nigeria, where politics, as […]

A Reputation Worth Its Weight in Gold – By Ebun Asagbe

By Ebun Asagbe | Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria | July 20, 2018 –  Since the news of Kemi Adeosun’s allegedly forged NYSC Certificate broke, we have been inundated with news reports, press statements, and more recently, opinion articles; each trying to outdo the other, mostly, in defence of Mrs Adeosun. The minister herself has remained silent on the matter, possibly on […]

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