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Presidential aspirant, Professor Remi Sonaiya, has expressed her wish to change the face of politics in Nigeria
Monday, March 23, 2015
Nigeria's only female presidential candidate done with cheerleading
Lagos (AFP) - The two main candidates for the governorship of Nigeria's Lagos state took to the stage, making a flurry of promises to the all-female audience at the select Cosmopolitan Women's Club. The men even pledged a 35 percent quota of women...
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Nigeria: UNESCO Develops Road Map for Women Participation in Politics
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has developed a curriculum aimed at assisting women at all levels to participate and make decisions on issues that concerns them. The UNESCO said through the project, it...
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Why Nigerian Women Shy Away From Politics
Sexual harassments and intimidation are two major reasons why women shy away from politics, representative of Ikorodu Constituency 2 at the Lagos State House of Assembly, western Nigeria, Mrs. Adebimpe Akinsola, has said. Akinsola, a first-term...
Saturday, July 05, 2014
Nigeria: Female Politician Declares Interest in Orlu Senatorial Seat
A female politician and former member of the House of Representatives, Mrs Juliet Nnenne Obasi-Akano, spoke at at her country home, Abajah in Nwangele Local Government Area, while marking her formal declaration for the Senate race of Orlu Senatorial...
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Nigerian Women Under-Represented At National Conference, but Fighting to Be Heard
PREMIUM TIMES investigations have shown that women are under represented at the ongoing national conference in Abuja. There are roughly 78 women out of the 492 delegates attending the conference, which is less than 20 per cent, and far below the...
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Nigeria: Maina Wants Action for More Women in Govt
Women Affairs Minister Hajiya Zainab Maina has called for the adoption of special measures to entrench affirmative action-certain percentage of women- in both elective and appointive positions at all levels in the 2015 elections. She made the during...
Monday, October 28, 2013
Nigeria: Obiano Promises 35 Percent Affirmative Action for Women
IF elected, Chief Willie Obiano of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has promised to ensure that women constitute at least 35 per cent of all his appointments. In an interview with reporters shortly after attending the sensitisation...
Monday, October 21, 2013
Nigeria's Minister of Women Affairs Urges Women to Strategise for Increased Representation in Govt.
Hajiya Zainab Maina, Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, on Tuesday advised women to adopt strategies to increase their participation in decision making processes. Maina gave the advice in Abuja at the ongoing capacity building...
Sunday, October 13, 2013
UN Ranks Nigeria Low In Gender Inclusion
The Country Director of the United Nations Women, Dr Grace Ongile has challenged the Nigerian government to ensure gender mainstreaming at all levels. Doctor Ongile at a meeting in Abuja pointed out that Nigeria has one of the worst cases of gender...
Friday, October 11, 2013
Nigeria Will Accelerate UN Resolutions On Women Peace
Nigeria has committed itself to accelerate the national and regional implementation of relevant UN Security Council resolutions, especially on women, peace and security, Women Affairs Minister Zainab Maina has said. Maina disclosed this when she...
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
First Lady Urges Women To Vie For Elective Positions In 2015, Nigeria
The First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, on Tuesday urged more Nigerian women to vie for elective positions in 2015. Dame Jonathan said this in Owerri in a message to the inauguration of Coordinators of Women for Change and Development Initiative (...
Friday, August 30, 2013
Women Behind Nigeria’s Most Powerful Politicians
As often said, beside every successful man, there is a woman. It has just come to the fore that every successful politician has a woman of great influence who plays along with him. If it was the man’s spouse, it is considered better because courage...
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Ulasi: The last woman standing, Nigeria
It was just fifteen years ago that one woman dazzled the Anambra political establishment to its foundations. Mrs. Joy Emodi, the young, beautiful and articulate lawyer who had won recognition on account of her political prowess was set to upturn the...
Saturday, August 24, 2013
Wives of Ogun indigenes to contest elections in 2015, Nigeria
The women are mostly non-Ogun indigenes. A group of women in Ogun West senatorial district of Ogun State under the banner of ‘Yewa Wives in Diaspora’ said on Saturday that they would contest for key positions in the next political dispensation in...
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Nigeria, Senegal Partner On Women for Democratic Leadership
Nigeria and Senegal are planning to provide women at grassroots level with leadership and advocacy skills that would enable them contribute meaningfully to the development of their countries. To this end, a three-day capacity building workshop has...
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Women Rally: Nigerian Women Optimistic Of Increased Representation In Governance
A cross section of Nigerian women on Thursday in Abuja expressed optimism that the government would ensure increased women representation in  governance. They spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at the women rally on Peace and National...
Saturday, August 10, 2013
Poverty, tradition bane of northern women’s progress, Nigeria
Hajiya Hafsat Baba is one of the major personalities in the North who have been speaking in support of women and child development in the region and Nigeria in general. The National Women Leader of the now defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN),...
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Nigeria: Women Seek Better Deal Ahead of 2015 Elections
Two years away from the general elections, Nigerian women who converged under different organizations and auspices at a two-day summit organized by Nigerian Women in Parliament with the support of United Nations Development Programme and Democratic...