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Friday, November 23, 2018
2019: UN Women solicit media support for Nigerian female politicians
The UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) on Thursday in Abuja expressed commitment to promoting inclusive and peaceful elections in Nigeria in 2019. The Country Representative of UN Women, Ms Comfort Lamptey, said...
Friday, November 16, 2018
Nigeria: Women shatter the political glass ceiling in Africa's most populous nation
Eunice Atuejide’s face dripped hot sweat as she gesticulated toward a group of other female politicians gathered before her. They stood still, their face muscles taut with determination, as they chanted in unison: “No women, no nation!” It was a...
Monday, October 22, 2018
Nigeria must protect and promote women’s participation in politics, say UN experts
GENEVA (22 October 2018) – UN human rights experts* are urging Nigeria to take immediate steps to remedy deliberate attempts to exclude women candidates from recent party primary elections for seats in state and national legislatures. Reports of...
Tuesday, October 02, 2018
NGO seeks to end violence against women in politics in Nigeria
The Executive Director of Hope for Family Development Initiative(HFDI), Mr Aremu Stephen has called for an end to violence against women in politics. He said this in Osogbo, Osun State capital while addressing a press conference on behalf of the...
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Women and political empowerment in Nigeria
By Davidson Aminu, Women and political empowerment in Nigeria is a topical issue and it has generated mixed reaction from both the educated and the general public. There are those who argue that women should be confined to their traditional role of...
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Nigeria: Female aspirant, others eye Badaru’s seat in Jigawa
As the 2019 general elections draw near, those who want to wrest power from the governor of Jigawa State, Muhammadu Badaru Abubakar, are busy strategising. To this end, their posters have virtually taken over major towns of the state. For the...
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Nigeria: Women politicians reveal what men are doing to them
Women politicians in Kogi State have revealed what they have been going through in the hands of men in the state. The women alleged that they were being denied the opportunity to contest elective positions, and accused male politicians of “...
Friday, August 31, 2018
President urges political parties in Nigeria to be fair to women aspirants in 2019 elections
President Muhammadu Buhari has called on political parties to ensure conducive atmosphere for women aspirants in the forthcoming 2019 General Elections. Buhari said this on Thursday while addressing Nigerian women at the Women Political Aspirants...
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Nigeria: Aisha Buhri tasks women on participation in active politics
The wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, on Tuesday urged more women to show interest and participate in partisan politics. She made the call while addressing newsmen ahead of the summit on female political aspirants scheduled for Thursday in...
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Emilia Ezeude: 'I tell women power is not served a la carte'
By Josephine Agbonkhese Poised to halt the slide in their political fortune ahead of the 2019 general elections, women politicians from various political affiliations in states across the country recently launched a coalition, the Women in Politics...
Friday, August 17, 2018
Where are all the women in Nigerian politics?
Daring to join the male-dominated world of Nigerian politics was a tough decision for Ladi Mamman Watila, particularly in the conservative north-eastern state of Borno. But in 2003, Watila ran for a seat in the House of Representatives (the lower...
Friday, August 03, 2018
Nigeria: Women mobilise for effective participation ahead of 2019 polls
Scores of female contestants under the aegis of Women Aspirants Summit in Abuja mobilised for effective participation in politics as the 2019 general elections draw nearer. It was also canvassed that women should support themselves beyond their...
Friday, July 20, 2018
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo said Nigerian women are more reliable in politics than their men counterparts
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo said Nigerian Women are more reliable in politics than their men counterparts, saying it is high time political leaders got them involved in the country’s politics. Obasanjo said this while speaking at the Women’s...
Friday, July 20, 2018
Nigeria: Profiling 2019 female aspirants - why political space dwindles for Nigerian women
During the precolonial era, women, traditionally, were allowed to participate in government and hold major roles in markets in parts of South-eastern Nigeria dominated by Igbos. Indirect rule system was rife there. Women also had the privilege of...
Friday, July 06, 2018
Nigeria: Politics Ex-minister speaks on women in politics
A former minister of aviation and the founder/chairperson of Women Leadership Institute (WLI), Dr. Kema Chikwe, has underscored the need to remove institutional, economic, cultural and political impediments to women participation in politics. Dr....
Friday, July 06, 2018
Nigerian Body designs curriculum to prepare women for leadership
A group, under the auspices of the Women Leadership Institute (WLI), has designed a curriculum to help neutralise African society’s perception about women’s participation in leadership.  Speaking in Abuja at the launch of the institute, the Founder...
Friday, July 06, 2018
Stakeholders lament declining Nigerian women participation in governance
Barely eight months to the 2019 general election, stakeholders have expressed dismay at the declining rate of women participation in public service. Speakers at the annual law week of International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA), at Nigeria...
Friday, July 06, 2018
Women participation in politics, crucial to life of Nigeria
The UK Deputy High Commissioner to Nigeria Laure Beaufils, facilitated a brainstorming conversation with a diverse array of Nigeria stakeholders on barriers to women’s participation in politics. he session held at the Deputy High Commissioner’s...