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Right girl, wrong dress

NO doubt, 2015 was a good year for fashion and style, but not without a few slips. Here are the most outrageous…

1. Annie Idibia- African Magic Viewers’ Choice Award
Beautiful better half of pop veteran Tuface Idibia turned up at the screen event in a strange coloured evening dress that looked cheap, tacky and definitely borrowed, considering that the length was far too much. Her nice, athletic figure popping out of it screamed “wrong”, not to talk of the hideous accessories. Verdict: Change the stylist, period!

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Out-of-hospital birth, a major challenge – Bolaji Margaret, Researcher

Associate Researcher, United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, and radio presenter, Bolaji Margaret is working assiduously to enlighten young girls in Northern Nigeria on immunisation, as well as reproductive health issues.   She shares her experience in this telephone interview. HOW would you score the awareness about immunisation in your part of the country? I reside basically
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Poise Nigeria tackles youth unemployment

THERE is an enormous disequilibrium between graduates churned out by most Nigerian tertiary institutions and skills required by employers, and this margin accounts for why half of the nation’s graduates cannot be employed. This was the assertion of the CEO of Poise Graduate Finishing Academy, PGFA, Mrs Ukinebo Dare, who further argued that the current curriculum used in Nigerian higher institutions of learning does not reflect the realities of time.

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Inequality against women: Oxfam, stakeholders clamour for change

GENDER inequality has been identified as a major problem confronting Nigeria, despite its abundant human capital and economic potential as the largest economy in Africa. Women and girls are still vulnerable and do not have equal opportunities as their male counterparts in many segments of the society which requires better policies and stronger institutions for women.

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Graca Machel sets roadmap for women

MRs. Graca Machel, widow of former South Africa President, Nelson Mandela has set a roadmap for Nigerian women in their quest to be relevant in the in economic, political and social development of the country. Machel spoke in Lagos over the weekend on the topic ‘Breaking Barriers’ at a Women’s Power Lunch, a programme organized by Murtala Muhammed Foundation (MMF), a non-profit organization founded in honour of the memory and in furtherance of the ideals of the late General Murtala Muhammed, the former Nigerian Head of State.

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Women’s group rises to unemployment crisis, equips 44 with income generating skills

IN cognisance of their indispensable role in nation building, a group of women under the auspices of International Inner Wheel District 911 Nigeria, have risen up against Nigeria’s worsening unemployment crisis. The group, which embarked on a five-week vocational training exercise in Lagos, recently graduated 44 youths at a colourful ceremony characterised by an ostentatious display of income generating skills ranging from catering and events management, decoration and events management, makeup and makeover, bead making, Ankara craft and website designing.

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Media is key to tackling Violence Against Children – UNICEF

UNICEF have been supporting the country and particularly UNICEF works with government, civil society organisations, traditional and religious institutions, we work with children themselves, we work within the school systems, we work to ensure water and sanitation all across the country and basically the strategies that we used is on building capacity of care givers, government officials, civil societies, organisations building capacity of those who can deliver services to protect children particularly to prevent violence, abuse and exploitation of children.

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Towards empowering women for global impact

For years now, there has been consistent clamour for the empowerment of women and the girl child so as to be able to make meaningful contributions to the growth of their nations as well as the entire world. This agitation has seen individuals, organisations both profit and non governmental including religious organisations, making concerted efforts to empower women and the girl child through formal education, workshops, skill acquisitions, etc, so as to be useful to the society.

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