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    Prayer’ll solve Nigeria’s problems – Bolanle Ambode

    WIFE of the Lagos State Governor, Mrs Bolanle Ambode, has identified prayer as the key to solving the sundry challenges confronting the country. She made the submission at the prayer for the Nation 2016, organized by Fatimah Charity Foundation, a non-governmental organization, at the Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos. Bolanle noted that although the country was facing a number of challenges like many countries of the world, fervent prayers to God would speedily resolve them.

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    Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, President of the Republic of Indonesia,

    Indonesian President wants action to expand access to contraception

    Winners of First-Ever Global Humanitarian Awards for Women’s and Children’s Health Honored Nusa Dua, Indonesia (25 January 2016) – His Excellency Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, President of the Republic of Indonesia, and thousands of government, health and development leaders from around the world gathered today in Indonesia for the opening of the fourth International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP).

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    Low income, capital barrier to women’s devt, says Lagos Women Affairs Commissioner

    Lagos State Commissioner for Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Lola Akande, has called on the federal and state governments to promulgate laws and policies that would boost women sources of income/capital. Akande stated that such laws should be promulgated at the federal level and replicated in states, to boost women’s financial capacity in order to grow their productivity, which will automatically translate into national productivity.

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    I wore just a bra, hat to win – Winner, Sisi Oge pageant

    I think my sense of creativity did. We were at the camp for two weeks and while there, we were engaged in different activities like, cooking, and mind games, talent hunts and much more, and I think I had an edge over all others in all the activities. I came first in the story-telling competition. I was just being creative all along. I represented the Zulu Kingdom in South Africa but the costume I wore wasn’t what the usual descendant of Zulu will wear.

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    From L-R: Hon Lola Akande, the Lagos State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty  Alleviation, an inmate who presented a beautiful neck bead to the Commissioner and the Deputy Controller of Prisons in charge of the female prison, Mrs. Ekpendu M. Lizzie

    Control your temper in face of provocation – Hon Lola Akande, advised women

    Hon Lola Akande, the Lagos State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation has advised women to control their temper and guide their utterances in the face of any provocation in order not to be found on the wrong side of the law. She gave this advice recently while addressing inmates of Female Section, Kirikiri Prison during an assessment tour of the prison, noting that, unguided action taken on the spur of the moment in anger usually ends in regrets.

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    African leaders to gather in Ethiopia for first-ever ministerial confab on immunization in Africa

    African leaders, including ministers of health, finance, and other line ministries, will gather in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 24-25 February 2016, for the Ministerial Conference on Immunization in Africa – the first-ever ministerial-level convening with a singular focus on ensuring that people across the continent can get access to life-saving vaccines.

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    X-media unlocks secret of superwomen to Nigerians girls

    As part of its commitment towards the actualisation of healthy and vibrant female communities, X-media communications Limited has revealed the secret of what it entails to be a successful woman to over 4,000 secondary school girls in Lagos. The Managing Director, X-media communications, Mr. Tunde Lawrence said that the role of women in building a nation is replaceable and the earlier the society embrace it, the better for all.

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    Boko Haram: UN Women call for gender-friendly counter-terrorism strategies

    THE United Nations has called for a more gender-sensitive approach to battling insecurity in Nigeria, advising government and stakeholders to give consideration to the negative impacts of counter-terrorism strategies on civilian populations, particularly women and girls. This is amid a heightened offensive launched against terror-sect Boko Haram by the Federal Government in recent times.

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    Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Mrs Adebule Oluranti (2nd right), with others at the conference in Lagos.

    Governance: Lagos govt, DFID partner on closing gender gap

    As a follow up to the one held in February, 2015, the purpose of the conference was to build synergies between Women in Business and Private sector, Politics and Civil society to develop strategies and take actions that will ensure that the target of 35 percent participation of Women in Governance will be met in order to achieve national developmental goals, with the overarching objective of Ensuring Better Social Inclusion and Good Governance At All Levels of Government.

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    Boko Haram: UN Women calls for gender-friendly counter-terrorism strategies

    THE United Nations has called for a more gender-sensitive approach to battling insecurity in Nigeria, advising government and stakeholders to give consideration to the negative impacts of counter-terrorism strategies on civilian populations, particularly women and girls.
    This is amid heightened defensive launched against terror-sect Boko Haram by the Federal Government in recent times.

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