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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Nigeria: Politics - Still Hard for Women At the Top
The lot of Nigerian women in the workplace has not always been pleasant. It is even more brutish in the political arena. Gender activists and other stakeholders gathered in Abuja recently to ponder their lot. MRs. Rifkatu Samson Dannahn the only...