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Tuesday, March 05, 2019
Nigeria: Women who will shape the ninth Senate
When the Ninth Senate of Nigeria is inaugurated in June, there will be at least no fewer than seven women in the 109-member chamber, if the results of the February 23 Presidential and National Assembly elections are anything to go. So far, seven...
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Nigeria’s female candidates seek victory despite harassment
Nervous ahead of Nigeria's delayed election, a group of young women picked up their cellphones and wished each other well. "Honestly I'm so tensed and scared," one typed. "I feel like crying. This is so touching," another wrote. "What we are about...
Friday, February 01, 2019
Nigerian women struggle to get into politics
When Nigerians go to the polls Feb. 16 for general elections, few will be expecting large numbers of female candidates to win. The share of women in Nigeria's government in the past three years has fallen to 6 percent and the top female presidential...
Friday, December 28, 2018
Nigeria: The role of broadcast media in mobilizing women for political participation
The low rate of female participation in politics compared to that of their male counter- parts in Nigeria creates a need to examine the situation in this study, “The role of broadcast media in mobilizing women for political participation in Nigeria...
Friday, December 28, 2018
Nigeria: Women urged to play role in politics, governance
As the 2019 general elections draw nearer, Women in Management, Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ), has issued a wakeup call to women all over Nigeria to begin to play an active role in politics and governance. The non-profit organization has,...
Friday, December 14, 2018
Nigerian women in politics: Biases, barriers, solutions
By Vweta Chadwick, During a visit to Nigeria in January this year, the UK special envoy on gender equality, Joanna Roper told journalists 250 million pounds has been earmarked by the British government towards getting more Nigerian women get into...
Friday, December 07, 2018
Nigeria: UN Women and UNDP launch awareness programme to prevent violence against women
United Nation Women and United Nations Development programme (UNDP) on Monday launched a programme guide to prevent violence against women in the 2019 general elections. The launch which was organised by UN Women and UNDP took place in Abuja. Ms...
Friday, November 30, 2018
Nigerian women in politics call for gender responsive reporting
In the build up to the 2019 general elections, Nigerian women have thought it wise that if nothing is done urgently, the few women that were lucky to secure their party tickets may not get the kind of publicity they deserve to win during the 2019...
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...
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 “...
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...
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
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...