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Women Day: FUTO vice chancellor warns against gender discrimination

The Vice Chancellor Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO), Prof. Francis Chukwuemeka Eze, has warned that gender inequality, discrimination and violence against women are anomalies that affect everyone in the society.

NGO makes case for women empowerment

A non-governmental organization, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), has called on governments at all levels as well as Nigerians to investment more in women empowerment programmes.
Staffan Tillander

Swedish government trains Nigerian women to increase Wikipedia presence

The Swedish Embassy has held a one-day training for Nigerian women to improve the representation of women on Wikipedia.
Super Falcons stars Asisat Oshoala and Desire Oparanozie were all in Paris, France to help unveil Nigeria’s 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup jerseys.

NFF, Nike unveil 2019 Super Falcons’ World Cup jerseys in France

With 87 days to the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, preparations are in top gear with teams playing friendlies, ongoing trophy tour, tickets being sold, official poster has been unveiled and on Monday, March 11 in a colorful ceremony some national team world cup uniforms including Nigeria’s designed by Nike were unveiled.
AMCON chief Ahmed Kuru

AMCON seeks more women in financial services

In commemoration of the International Women’s Day (IWD), the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), Ahmed Lawan Kuru, has called on parents to educate the girl child, to enable them compete with their male counterparts in the financial services industry, and other fields of employment hitherto dominated by men.
Kenneth Omeruo and his CD Leganes players teammates marked this year’s International Women’s Day in a special way, donning their mother’s names on their jerseys for the Liga match against Atletico Madrid on Saturday.-2

Kenneth Omeruo wears Mother’s name as CD Leganes celebrates International Women’s Day

Kenneth Omeruo and his CD Leganes players teammates marked this year’s International Women’s Day in a special way, donning their mother’s names on their jerseys for the Liga match against Atletico Madrid on Saturday.

Sudan court sentences nine women protesters to flogging – lawyers

A Sudanese emergency court on Saturday sentenced nine women protesters to 20 lashes each for participating in an unauthorised demonstration against President Omar al-Bashir's rule, defence lawyers said.
Atletico Madrid’s Uruguayan defender Jose Gimenez (3L) and teammates acknowledge supporters at the end of the Spanish league football match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Club Deportivo Leganes SAD at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid on March 9, 2019. PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU / AFP

Atletico Madrid beat Leganes with energy to spare for Juventus

Atletico Madrid had one eye on Juventus but did just enough to scrape past Leganes 1-0 on Saturday and keep their La Liga title hopes alive.
Zainab Ahmed

Finance minister advocates inclusion of women in extractive industry

As Nigeria joined the rest of the world to mark the 2019 International Women’s Day, the Minister of Finance, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, has sought the inclusion of women in policy making and adequate representation in the extractive industry.

Female parliamentarians enhance women participation in politics

The Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, Mr Moustapha Cisse Lo, has disclosed that ECOWAS Female Parliamentarians Association, (ECOFEPA) has championed the legislation for the enhancement of women participation in politics in West Africa.
Yemi Osinbajo & wife Dolapo

VP Osinbajo: Nigerian woman are incredible, extraordinary

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has described women as incredible and more extraordinary.
Ebelechukwu Obiano | Osodieme

Ebele Obiano tasks women on leadership potentials

Wife of the Governor of Anambra State, Dr. Mrs. Ebelechukwu Obiano has called on women to take advantage of opportunities available to them to maximize their leadership potentials.
OECD

OECD: Gender equality advances in spite of legal, social barriers

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on Friday said countries around the world are making progress on gender equality, but legal discrimination and social norms are hampering advances.
Jorginho

Chelsea’s Jorginho praises amazing mother on International Women’s Day

A video of Maria Freitas breaking down in tears of joy after seeing shirts bearing her son's name in the Chelsea club shop went viral in August.

International Women’s Day: Scientists urge women, girls to believe in their abilities

In commemoration of the International Women’s Day, some female scientists have urged women and girls to believe in their capabilities, and pursue their dreams.
Nigerian Stock Exchange NSE

NSE calls for the use of technology to promote gender parity

Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), has called on the use of technology to promote gender equality as the world marks International Women’s day today.

Thousands march against Philippine’s Rodrigo Duterte on International Women’s Day

Thousands of women took to the streets of Manila Friday in protest against President Rodrigo Duterte’s alleged misogyny as an exhibition marking International Women’s Day exhibited the clothes of Philippine rape victims.

International Women’s Day: Dakuku Peterside urges active involvement in blue economy

The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has praised women in the country for their contributions and achievements in the typically male-dominated maritime sector, albeit calling for the involvement of more women to help grow the sector.

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Senators storm Sokoto to console Senator Wamakko over brother’s demise

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Danny Welbeck back in Arsenal training after broken ankle

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Edo Command, on Friday said it has discovered a suspected cannabis (also known as Indian Hemp) warehouse in a residential area in Benin metropolis.

NDLEA uncovers suspected cannabis warehouse in Benin

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Edo Command, on Friday said it has discovered a suspected cannabis (also known as Indian Hemp) warehouse in a residential area in Benin metropolis.