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FG Launches Cash Grant for Women in Rural Areas
FG Launches Cash Grant for Women in Rura...

FG Launches Cash Grant for Women in Rural Areas

The Federal Government Rural Women Cash Grant Programme was flagged off yesterday in Borno and Yobe States. A total of 5,840 women are expected to receive cash grant of N20, 000 each in Borno, while 3,400 women of the same category will benefit from Yobe state. At the flag off on Friday at the... read more »

Okonjo-Iweala Accepts Apology from Swiss Newspaper over ‘grandmother’ Remarks
Okonjo-Iweala Accepts Apology from Swiss...

Okonjo-Iweala Accepts Apology from Swiss Newspaper over ‘grandmother’ Remar...

The first woman and first African to lead the World Trade Organization on Monday welcomed an apology from a Swiss newspaper that had dismissed the seasoned international professional as a grandmother. “It is important & timely that they’ve apologised,” Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala said in a... read more »

Okonjo-Iweala Accepts Apology from Swiss Newspaper over ‘grandmother’ Remarks
I Was Surprised Trump Opposed My Candida...

I Was Surprised Trump Opposed My Candidacy – Okonjo-Iweala

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s former Finance Minister, says she was surprised that President Donald Trump’s administration could stand in her way of leading the World Trade Organisation (WTO). At a press briefing, the new Director-General of WTO said she did not see it coming. She said... read more »

Opinion: 5 Reasons Why President Trump won't Support Okonjo-Iweala as Next WTO Director General - Blessing Mene
Opinion: 5 Reasons Why President Trump w...

Opinion: 5 Reasons Why President Trump won’t Support Okonjo-Iweala as...

This is an opinion article by Blessing Mene. People who want Okonjo-Iweala to become the next WTO Director-General mostly are excited about the prospect of the first female & African to lead the WTO. But President Trump doesn’t think that way, here are five secret reasons why President... read more »

Okonjo-Iweala Makes Final Two in WTO Race
Okonjo-Iweala Makes Final Two in WTO Rac...

Okonjo-Iweala Makes Final Two in WTO Race

  Former Minister of Finance Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has made it to the final stage of the race to the office of the Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Mrs. Iweala made the final cut with South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee, Bloomberg reports. Okonjo-Iweala has experience working at... read more »

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Ibadan Poly Sacks Lecturer for Alleged Sexual Misconduct

Ibadan Poly Sacks Lecturer for Alleged Sexual Misconduct

The management of The Polytechnic, Ibadan has terminated the appointment of a lecturer in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Kelani Ajadi Omotoso, for alleged sexual... read more »

Red Cross Advocates for Safe Motherhood, as Women Conclude August Meeting

Red Cross Advocates for Safe Motherhood as Women Conclude August Meeting

The Nigerian Red Cross Society in Enugu State have sensitised women of Agulu, Umana community in Ezeagu Local Government Area (LGA) on safe pregnancy practices and hygiene promotion on the... read more »

Google Celebrates Kenyan Hero, Mekatilili wa Menza

Google Celebrates Kenyan Hero, Mekatilili wa Menza

Google has dedicated a customized Doodle on its homepage to honouring Mekatilili wa Menza, Kenya’s foremost liberation fighter. She is famed for leading the Giriama people to counter... read more »

Bauchi Government Clarifies Statement on Appointment of Special Assistant on “Unmarried Women” Affairs

Bauchi Government Clarifies Statement on Appointment of Special Assistant on “Unmarried Wo...

The Government of Bauchi State has clarified its position on the appointment of Balaraba Ibrahim as Special Assistant on “Unmarried” Women Affairs to Governor Bala Abdulkadi Mohammed. A... read more »

Gahaya Links and Mastercard Foundation Partner to Protect and Empower Women-Led Artisan Communities in Rwanda

Gahaya Links and Mastercard Foundation Partner to Protect and Em...

Kigali, Rwanda, July 27, 2020 – Gahaya Links, in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation’s COVID-19 Recovery and Resilience Program, has provided 40,000 vulnerable families in their artisan... read more »