Saturday, January 12, 2019

Tag "women"

    ‘I won’t put you in the other room’ — Atiku begs women for support

‘I won’t put you in the other room’ — Atiku begs women for support

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says his government will not relegate women to the bedroom if elected.Atiku said this on Friday at a women’s conference in Abuja while soliciting support for the presidential election.The PDP candidate said 35 percent of the appointment slots in his government will be given to women, adding that women’s lines [...]

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    Seven fashion tips for hijab-wearing women

Seven fashion tips for hijab-wearing women

For Muslim women, the hijab is beyond a piece of clothing — it is a divine instruction. [...]

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    2019: PDP appoints communications consultant on women engagement

2019: PDP appoints communications consultant on women engagement

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has appointed Nkiru Balonwu, a managing partner at RDF, a communications and stakeholder engagement consultancy, to engage Nigerian women ahead of the 2019 election. According to the party, the move underscores the seriousness of the PDP at approaching the 2019 presidential campaign from an issues-based perspective.Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the PDP, had said his cabinet [...]

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    VIDEO: Kamalu, Liman, Ofodile… air force showcases the unsung Nigerian ‘women of war’

VIDEO: Kamalu, Liman, Ofodile… air force showcases the unsung Nigerian ‘women of war’

The saying, "what a man can do, a woman can do better", is perhaps, not be better demonstrated than in a video showing female officers of the Nigerian air force (NAF) doing what they know how to do best.The video, released by Ibikunle Daramola, director of public relations information, NAF, documents the increasing active participation of female officers in various [...]

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    Atiku: My policy document is ready… 40% of my cabinet will be women, youth

Atiku: My policy document is ready… 40% of my cabinet will be women, youth

Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says 40 percent of his cabinet will be made up of women and youths.The former vice-president said his policy document for Nigeria, if he wins the 2019 election, is ready.He added that Nigeria became the world headquarter for poverty under incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari."Nigeria under Buhari is now the [...]

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    The anguish, pains of Osun women who travel distances to deliver dead babies

The anguish, pains of Osun women who travel distances to deliver dead babies

For these women in Osun, pregnancy comes with a heavy burden of fear – whether or not they will live to carry their babies.  The poorly equipped community health centres offer uncertain hopes. Enduring the pains and anguish, they travel distances to towns where they can get affordable healthcare. TAIWO ADEBULU, who visited rural communities in the state, reports.Simbiat went [...]

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    Fertility experts advise Nigerian women to start childbirth before 30

Fertility experts advise Nigerian women to start childbirth before 30

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    Society reaps the benefits when women enjoy better health care

Society reaps the benefits when women enjoy better health care

MARLEN TEMMERMAN Weak political commitment, inadequate resources and persistent discrimination against women and girls: these are just some reasons that many countries still don’t openly and comprehensively address sexual and reproductive health and rights. This is borne out by figures. Each year in developing countries, including those in Africa, more than 30 million women don’t give birth at a health facility. More [...]

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    This wearable ‘sex doughnut’ aims to end painful intercourse

This wearable ‘sex doughnut’ aims to end painful intercourse

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    Cabbage, broccoli… vegetables that ‘lower’ risk of heart disease, stroke

Cabbage, broccoli… vegetables that ‘lower’ risk of heart disease, stroke

Eating vegetables may help older women keep their blood vessels healthy, thus reducing risks of heart diseases, says a study conducted by Australian researchers. [...]

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    Sexual objectification of women in the society

Sexual objectification of women in the society

Sexual objectification in its purest form appears to be a clean market space where there is a constant demand and supply. But when holistically viewed, it is a market space with notable damage. The essence of sexual objectification of women is focused on profit while the health of the society has long been ignored. Interestingly women activists had remained silent on [...]

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    APC women persuade Jonathan’s campaign chief to dump PDP

APC women persuade Jonathan’s campaign chief to dump PDP

The All Progressives Congress (APC) women forum has asked Ngozi Olejeme, wife of late Gordon Obuah, to dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Obuah, former chief security adviser (CSO) to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, died at an Abuja hospital on April 13 after suffering a heart attack.Aisha Bala, national coordinator of the group, condoled with Olejeme, the deputy chairman, finance committee, Goodluck [...]

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    Study: Women more attracted to strong men with broad shoulders

Study: Women more attracted to strong men with broad shoulders

Women are more attracted to strong looking men with broad shoulders and big muscles, researchers have said.According to the study, men’s upper body strength accounts for 70 percent of attractiveness to women. [...]

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    Saudi Arabian women to drive cars — first time in history

Saudi Arabian women to drive cars — first time in history

For the first time in history, Saudi Arabian women have been granted the right to drive cars.According to the state-run Saudi Press Agency (SPA), a royal order was issued for both men and women to be issued drivers’ licenses.Government ministries are to prepare reports within 30 days and the order will be implemented by June 2018."The royal decree will implement [...]

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    Group to train 7,200 women on ICT

Group to train 7,200 women on ICT

Tech4Dev,a non-profit organistaion, has partnered 12 state governments to train 7,200 young women in Nigeria.Announcing this at a press conference in Akure on Thursday, Peace Odili, programme manager of NWT, said the programme, partly funded by Microsoft, will train women between ages of 18-40 on coding skills over a three-year period.Odili said there would be virtual and physical training sessions [...]

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    UK: Five percent women representation in Nigeria’s n’assembly unacceptable

UK: Five percent women representation in Nigeria’s n’assembly unacceptable

The United Kingdom has said it is unacceptable that women are poorly represented in governance in Nigeria, especially in the national assembly.Matthew Rycroft, the permanent representative of UK to the UN, stated this at the security council briefing on ‘Peace and Security in Africa’ with focus on Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.He said at the heart of [...]

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