A Lawyer turned parenting coach, Mrs.Iyabo Ladipo is also the CEO of Double Portions Bakery in Lagos. She is very passionate about bringing up children with the right values, because she believes that the laissez-faire attitude of parents towards the grooming the children is largely responsible for the breakdown of order in the society. She shared this with Vista Woman recently.
It was a nice surprise to have reactions from men on this topic. I hadn’t expected any, because, usually, women’s issues are not regarded serious matters in this country. Once in a while, a few concessions concerning women may be made to ‘humour’ them/ ‘keep’ them quiet, but at no time, so far, are women’s issues taken up with a lot of concern and commitment. However, if men feel obliged enough to write in, concerning our issues, there’s hope for the future. They probably are beginning to realize that we do matter in the scheme of things.
Many readers of this column, in reacting to the piece on NIPOST and its post code directory, condemn NIPOST’s actions.
A lady with great focus, Mrs.Elizabeth Jibuno is very concerned about the plight of rural dwellers, and she blames their pitiable state which has led to the increase in rural-urban migration lately, on a lack of support from absent indigenes. In an encounter with Vista Woman recently, Mrs.Jibuno shared how she has in the last four years, together with her family, contributed her own quota to the development of her rural origin.
The Executive Director of Project Alert on Violence Against Women, Mrs.Josephine Effa Chukwuma is one woman who has been in the vanguard of promoting social justice, especially for abused women and girls in Nigeria.in this interview, Mrs.Chukwuma laments the weakness of the Nigerian criminal justice system, attributing it to the rise in acts of gender-based violence in the country. Excerpts:
I joined the Rotary Club of Satellite in 2005. My husband is a Rotarian and I think I was impressed by his commitment. I’ve always had this passion for giving- which is the core of Rotary, therefore, I didn’t find it difficult to decide on joining the club because in Rotary, you must give your time, resources, self and all to serving humanity. As a Rotarian, you’re never tired of giving.
A motivational speaker, Mrs.Amina Dikedi-Ajakaiye is a Nigerian who has carved a niche for herself on the global scene. She is an international coordinator of Creators of Peace, a programme designed for women, and Harambee Africa, a leadership training programme for young people across the African continent.
She is one of the phenomenal young people doing great things in Nigeria. The Coordinator of RISE Networks, Miss Toyosi Akerele needs no introduction;especially when her contribution to youth and national development has attracted the attention of Mrs.Mitchell Obama, wife of the US
Years back, a certain celebrity with too much money to burn had this reputation of picking his women virtually from the gutter and turning them into respectable companions. One step out of line and such women were dragged down to where they came from – stripped of everything decent he had bought with his own money.
Many people take access to food, shelter and clothing, three basic needs of the human race, for granted. They have never known hunger, homelessness or nakedness. But the fact remains that about one billion people go to sleep hungry every night, according to the World Disaster Report.
In this concluding part of our interview with the Founder/Presiding Pastor of Exodus Evangelical Ministry, Pastor(Mrs.)Ruth Essien, she explores the real reasons why people should go into marriage, and queries the motive behind the desire of those in same sex relationship, for the right to adopt children. Her words:
Many readers of this page commend Governor Fashola and his team for the bold and worthy step of recognizing this issue as a great problem in our society, and legislating in a way that could bring some relief to the pregnant woman who finds herself abandoned by her partner in the act. However, some believe that there could be some hiccups in the serious implementation of this law.
THIRTY-EIGHT year-old Ms. Paulina Oghenemere, an indigene of Kokori in Ethiope –East Local Government Area of Delta State, fasted and prayed on August 27, 2010, to cast away the demon tormenting her life. Yet, it was the devil in her green-eyed lover, a father of four, simply identified as Mr. Difference, that knocked on her door at 5 a.m. the next day, and since that ill-fated Thursday when he poured a substance, believed to be concentrated hydrochloric acid, on her face, Paulina’s life has never remained the same.
NATIONAL President of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, who recently returned to the country after two weeks spiritual retreat abroad, spoke to journalists at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, on Tuesday, on the state of the nation including the vexed issue of Islamic banking and the insecurity in the nation. The CAN president says members of the House of Representatives disappointed Nigerians on their position on Islamic banking.
For twelve -year old Katya Samuel -Anyagafu, writing is a part and parcel of her entire being. She spends
most of her time reading or, surfing the internet. She uses her time judiciously, sharing them between academics and social reading and then, and then, there’s this sudden urge to put pen to paper, and start writing.
Matthew 13 tells of Jesus speaking to the multitude in parables and how in private he would explain the meanings of those parables to his Apostles.
President Yaraduaâ€™s illness exposed the weakness of our democracy. Its management unnecessarily stressed the polity and exposed Nigeria to ridicule. The hide-and-seek about presidential illness encouraged international media to create the impression that Nigeria was North Korea or Nepal, kingdoms where the leader is the state.
We need to engage political parties and the government because generally there came the national gender policy declaring 35% affirmative action for women. But since then, nothing has happened. We also need to engage them (political parties and govt.) from the middle point of view; we need to sue them and do a whole lot of multifaceted things to bring out our voice.
PROFESSOR A.B.C NWOSU served as political adviser to former President Olusegun Obasanjo and later as minister of health under the same administration.
For long, it was often identified with different a number of derogatory names, the most common being â€˜Guguru Defenceâ€™. In spite of the fact that the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, prides itself as having recorded remarkable achievements over the years, the organisation is still being regarded in many quarters as a mere idle band of volunteer ex-service men and expired members of the once revered Boy Scouts bent on seeking relevance.
â€œNurse, Iâ€™ve tried several times, but thereâ€™s no milk flowing, my nipple has become very sore, and my baby is very hungry,â€ protested Maisie. â€œCanâ€™t he have the formula?â€
The recent uproar in the financial sector where a large number of people lost their jobs and means of livelihood, has further brought to the fore, the grave need to be self employed, independent and self reliant.
By Helen Ovbiagele, Woman Editor
â€œLook Helen,â€ whispered a friend to me at her friendâ€™s private schoolâ€™s end of term and prize-giving day ceremony, â€œI canâ€™t bear it anymore.
Madam, husbands that beat up their wives or abuse them verbally, are simply mad. They are crazy, because they tend to forget that their wives bear and nurture their children, cook for them, wash their clothes, keep their houses clean and keep them warm on their beds. This sort of men should be detained in Psychiatric hospitals until they are cured of their madness and finally jailed for assault and battery, to serve as a deterrent to others.
FROM my modest academic background in communication studies, and perhaps more importantly, from my more than two decades in book marketing and more recently, complex engineering laboratories equipment to engineering faculties, I can authoritatively assert that when a product is well packaged or has a Unique Selling Preposition (USP), the job of the professional marketers becomes a matter of routine.
Whatever people may think, feel or say, the name Mrs Maryam Babangida is firmly entrenched in the history of Nigeria, and for many decades to come, it will remain on the list of the eminent Nigerian women who did their best to raise the status of the Nigerian woman. How? For making the elevation of the Nigerian woman her principal project, throughout her tenure as the First Lady of Nigeria.
All nine NDDC states in conjunction with the multi-national oil companies operating in their domain should be compelled by the Federal Government to build at least one modern refinery in the oil producing communities, to provide jobs for the youths and most especially, for the repentant ex-militants. By the way, itâ€™s true that coconuts from Ghana are sweet and fleshy. From Celestine, mnse,frcâ€™
By Helen Ovbiagele, Woman Editor
CHILDREN are our heritage and the future of the society, so, it is normal that we feel great concern about their character and what they imbibe.
By JOSEPHINE IGBINOVIA
Her name recalls her exploits in the Nigerian film industry, but today, Vista Woman is unveiling the other side of ace Nollywood star, Mrs. Gloria Anozie-Young. For years, Gloria Young has been a womenâ€™s rights activist, educating women all around her on how to identify and prevent gender-based violence.Â
Achebe: Exit of a literary giant