Thursday December 18th, 2014
Thursday December 18th, 2014
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Affirmative action: State, party should emulate Jonathan, says Sarah Jibril

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Frontline female politician, Sarah Jubril

THE Special Adviser to the President on Ethics and Values, Dr Sarah Jibril, has called on state government and political parties in the country to emulate Jonathan’s administration on 35 percent affirmative action for women in public offices.

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First Lady, NCWD, others tackle challenges facing women & girls

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*Patience Jonathan

First Lady Dame Patience Jonathan, National Centre for Women Development (NCWD) and Friends Africa collaborated, penultimate week, with a view to addressing identified challenges facing women and girl child in Nigeria.

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Rotary deepens fight against polio in Nigeria

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Nigeria risks cascading to square one in the fight against poliomyelitis if the remaining one to two percent prevalence in the country is not tackled urgently, Chairman World Polio Day Committee, Rotarian Yemi Osilaja, has said.

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Odumakin, others make case for women empowerment in politics

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Stakeholders have called for greater empowerment of women in the country as a means of ensuring their greater participation in the nation’s body politics.

This was the consensus of views on Monday at a one-day leadership capacity building workshop for women leaders in political parties from Lagos, Ogun and Oyo States held in Lagos organized by a civil society, Women Arise for Change.

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Contemporary artists move beyond photojournalistic gaze

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The Lagos Photo Foundation holds its fifth edition of the annual Lagos Photo Festival in Lagos, Nigeria. It is the first and only international arts festival of photography in Nigeria. In a month long program, events include exhibitions, workshops, artist presentations, discussions, screenings, and large scale outdoor installations in congested public spaces in Lagos. Lagos Photo aims to provide a platform for the development and education of contemporary photography in Africa by establishing mentorship and cross-cultural collaborations with local and international artists. Lagos Photo presents photography as it is embodied in the exploration of historical and contemporary issues, the promotion of social program, and the reclaiming of public spaces. Lagos Photo 2014 features forty photographers spanning across twenty-one countries.

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FG Launches National Policy on Ageing

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In effort to provide a sustainable national framework for the care of older persons in the country, federal government has announced that it will soon launch a National Policy on Ageing in the country. The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Zainab Maina announced this on Tuesday at the opening of a 2-Day National Summit on Ageing and Older Persons, organized by her ministry in collaboration with Dave Omokaro Foundation and other stakeholders, to mark this year’s International Day of Older Persons in Abuja.

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VSO, WARDC mobilise youths for good governance in Ikorodu

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*Fashion Entrepreneur, Mai Atafo, addressing UNILAG students during the "Take A Girl Child to Work" initiative organised by South African High Commission in partnership with MultiChoice Nigeria held at MultiChoice Head Office in Lagos.

As a way of promoting youth participation in governance, an international organisation, Volunteer Service Overseas, VSO, is partnering the Women Advocates Documentation Research and Documentation Centre, WARDC, on a three-month International Citizens Service (ICS) programme in Ikorodu, Lagos.

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14th Miss Niger Delta Pageant begins December

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Beauty-queens

All is now set for the 14th edition of the Miss Niger Delta Beauty Pageant show titled, “One Voice for Peace, Empowerment and Transformation”, expected to take place in Bayelsa State in December amid pomp and fanfare.

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Foundation trains 100 people in skills acquisition

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Trainees

AT least 100 beneficiaries last week went to their various homes with a big smile on their faces after graduating from the first Hon Adewale Olola Benson Foundation Free Skills Acquisition Training programme.

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NAS donates items to support street children

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NAtional Association of Seadogs, also known as Pyrates Confraternity, has reiterated its resolve to working tirelessly and passionately towards the cause of making life meaningful to street children in Nigeria.

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Former street boy recounts experience

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THUGS

Akintunde Ayeni one of the people rescued from the street, narrated how he lived on the streets for over 20 years after he left home, saying, “There is nothing on the street.”

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Fashola tasks women to champion campaign for state police

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First Lady of Lagos State and Chairman, Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials (COWLSO), Dame Emmanuella Abimbola Fashola (3rd left) with the awardees: Iya Oge of Lagos, Chief Opral Benson (3rd right); Iyalode of Lagos, Hajia Bintu Tinubu (2nd right); Mrs. Wonu Folami (2nd left); Mrs. Feyintola Muri-Okunola (left) and former Special Adviser on Central Business District, Mrs. Derin Disu (right) during the opening ceremony of the 2014 National Women Conference with the theme, “Embracing and Managing Change”, organised by the Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials (COWLSO) in Lagos.

Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, SAN, has called on Nigerian women to campaign vigorously for the establishment of a state Police in the country as a means of ensuring their protection and that of their children against abuse saying women issues in crime management had been subordinated by the challenges of insecurity in the country in recent times.

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Remembering Joan Rivers in Words and Comedy

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Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers was an old timer who was totally unknown to anyone under 30. She ruled the screens alongside other greats like Joans Collins and Elizabeth Taylor; but she refused to be confined to the past.

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Using women and girls as spoils of war

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Every once in a while we hear cases of different levels of violence against women and girls in the society, and one wonders why such ugly incidences could not be barred in the country, even in the midst of several nice and open opportunities.

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Organic vs Inorganic

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Akinwumi Adesina

Finally, the global reality that is Genetic Modification of food has hit us. The blue-eyed-boy of the Jonathan administration, Agriculture Minister, Dr Akinwunmi Adesina, has vehemently denied his formally introducing genetically modified foods into the Nigerian market, but he has been accused of being economical with the facts.

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7 reasons to eat better

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Year after year, you make that resolution to lose your gut, amassed by years and years of sitting at a desk, having a baby or drinking too much booze. And you still don’t.

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‘MEMENTO MORI!’

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Roman triumph, a civil ceremony and religious rite of ancient Rome was specifically created to extol and publicly celebrate the military achievement of an army commander who had successfully completed a foreign war.

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Facts to know about Ebola

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Ebola-virus

EBOLA hemorrhagic fever is a disease caused by one of five different Ebola viruses, a virus with a high fatality rate that was first identified in Africa in 1976.

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Lagos approves paternity leave: Will dads begin to stay home?

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As a final stamp of the State’s reputation as the most gender-compliant state of the federation, the Lagos State Executive Council has approved a new policy that will allow new fathers to take a ten day “Paternity Leave”. As a way to encourage good parenting among its workforce, the state also extended the maternity leave

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Obama inauguration vocalist, Alicia Miles Olatuja, for Lagos Jazz Series

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Alicia Miles Olatuja, (who is) best known for her performance at U.S President Barrack Obama’s inauguration in 2013, is billed to perform at an intimate event on the 1st and 2nd of August, 2014 in Lagos next month , courtesy the Lagos Jazz Series in their tradition of offering entertainment in Nigeria.

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Towards ending violence against women

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Itoro-Anaba-vio

Rape and sexual assault against women in Nigeria have become issues in dare need of global intervention. Although there has been concerted efforts towards protecting the rights of the girl child as well as women in their homes and society at large, there is still much to be done, to put an end to it.

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Kano govt partners Dana on maternal, child health

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As part of her corporate social responsibility towards enhancing maternal and child health, Dana Drugs Limited, earlier this week, de-wormed about 5,0000 school children in Kano Stat

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Women like soccer too!

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: Fans Arlete (L) and Vana pose with a Brazilian flag prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup opening match Brazil vs Croatia in Heilbronn, Germany, on June 12, 2014. AFP PHOTO / DPA / SEBASTIAN KAHNERT +++ GERMANY OUT

It’s another world cup, and this time, it’s in Brazil, the street party capital of the world except now they are pretending not to be in party mode (what with all the demonstrations and all). It can only be expected that there will be big hair, pouty lips and miles of flesh in abundance. Not only are Brazillian women famed to be some of the world’s most beautiful, they are also the women who have had the most plastic surgeries. As the football goes on, a million and one side shows carry on simultaneously, mostly involving dance, cavorting and ‘behind-the-scenes’ action.

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Ebola: Should you worry about it?

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News of this deadly virus has hit the airwaves and are not about to go away. the scaremongering machine has been put in motion but should you be afraid? Here’s some background information about Ebola, a virus with a high fatality rate that was first identified in Africa in 1976.

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WITIN boosts girls’ ICT access with national technovation pitch challenge

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health-phone

AS part of measures to further bridge the gap between girls and boys access to Information and Communications Technology (ICT), the Women in Technology in Nigeria (WITIN) on Tuesday in Lagos, hosted the 2014 edition of Tech 4D forum for women with theme women leading through technology.

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Destressing the right way

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No-stress

lot has been said about stress and it’s effects on your health and beauty. Still it appears there is no escape if you live in a cosmopolitan city such as Lagos. If you’re a working woman, you’re even more prone, with multiple responsibilities at home, work and to extended family. We’ve heard it all from

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Convicting Wife Killer, Arowolo: That it may not be in Vain

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Arowolow in court

DOMESTIC violence has taken a big hit, in Nigeria, in recent times.
Various non-governmental organizations have accessed funds both locally and internationally with which they are working pro-bono, as well as looking after victims of the scourge and their children.

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Invest in the Education of Children – Dame Abimbola Fashola

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First Lady of Lagos State, Dame Emmanuella Abimbola Fashola,

Maryam Abdullahi lived with her family in a shack in Ilupeju, Lagos, where her father worked. Life was uncertain and tough, but the illiterate couple from the northern part of the country was able to manage to send Maryam- the last of four children- to school.

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Be Bread Smart

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Bread can be a friend or a foe depending on why you eat it, how you eat it and when you eat it. Love it or hate it bread has been an important staple through all of history and continues to be. It is now a question of understanding the kinds of breads there are and what makes the difference between them.

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What will you get your mother on Mothers’ Day?

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If you have not given it a thought then it’s about time you did, because Mothers’ Day is around the corner and it’s not a time for business as usual; but the day to celebrate that great woman who gave you life and nurtured you to be what you are toady. Remember, not all persons who are given birth can lay claim to being called mothers, so celebrate yours. Also, remember those who have lost their own children and those who do not have biological children, but do nurture others.

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Building our future leaders

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Nigeria’s adolescent girls hold the key to the well being of their families, neighbourhoods and the nation .If given quality basic education and skills the confidence and opportunity to grow and prosper, their contributions to the society will be multiplied many folds.

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