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Odumakin, others make case for women empowerment in politics

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

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

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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Organic vs Inorganic

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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