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International Widows’ Day

The Wife of the Oyo State Governor, Engineer Tamunominini Makinde, has been described as a kind hearted person and always supportive of His Excellency’s motive and work.

Oyo governor’s wife pledges to empower widows, protect their rights

The Wife of the Oyo state governor, Mrs Tamunominini Makinde, says the state government remains determined to protect the rights of widows and also empower them to face challenges of life.
Ogun state governor Prince Dapo Abiodun has tweeted his real official portrait, as against the image that is being circulated by street traders in Abeokuta, the capital.

Ogun government to create database for widows

Ogun State Governor’s wife Mrs. Bamidele Abiodun has expressed commitment to creating a database for widows.
Ogun state governor Prince Dapo Abiodun has tweeted his real official portrait, as against the image that is being circulated by street traders in Abeokuta, the capital.

Governor Abiodun promises to empower Ogun widows

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has pledged to empower widows in the state, saying this vulnerable group would not be left behind in the provision of the dividend of democracy.
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Nigerian entrepreneur gets Donald Trump’s recognition

A Nigerian entrepreneur, Dr Felix Eiremiokhae, has been honoured with a Presidential lifetime achievement award by the President, United States of America, Donald Trump.

NCWS calls on NOA to intensify campaign on obnoxious laws against widowhood

The National Council of Women Societies (NCWS) on Monday called on the National Orientation Agency (NOA) to intensify campaign on obnoxious laws against widowhood in Nigeria.

Idiat Adebule: Lagos government out to address problems facing widows

The Lagos State Government on Friday said it was committed to implementing programmes to alleviate the deprivation, denial of rights, social and economic neglect experienced by vulnerable widows and their children in the state.
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NGO decries neglect of widows

Serendipity House and God’s Wives Organisation (SHGWO), an NGO, has decried the alleged “neglect of widows by the society and governments’’.
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UN draws attention to ‘stigmatised, shunned, shamed’ widows

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) has called for attention to the plight of widows who are stigmatised, shunned and shamed following the death of their husbands.

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Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has expressed his condolences on the death of Pastor Dare Adeboye, son of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye.

Ekiti governor condoles with Pastor Adeboye over son’s death

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NALDA to boost cassava production with packaging plant in Ogun

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Ogun workers make case for 2015-2020 leave allowance

Ogun state workers have pleaded with the state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun to look into the remnants of the 2015-2020 leave allowance of the state public servants.
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Kwara launches agric input subsidy for farmers

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PANDEF: Nigeria may collapse under insecurity

The Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) has raised the alarm that Nigeria’s collapse is inevitable if the spate of insecurity across the country continues unabated.