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International Women’s Day
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.
The Swedish Embassy has held a one-day training for Nigerian women to improve the representation of women on Wikipedia.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has described women as incredible and more extraordinary.
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.
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.
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), has called on the use of technology to promote gender equality as the world marks International Women’s day today.
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.
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.
The Edo Command of the Nigerian Police Force says it has arrested 81 suspects in connection with cult activities in the last 40 days.
Despite loud boasts and expression of confidence, Governor Samuel Ortom and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are bound to lose Saturday’s supplementary election to the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator George Akume, has declared.
A delegation of serving and Senators elect led by Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawan yesterday paid condolence visit on Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko in Sokoto state over the death of his younger brother, Alhaji Salihu Barade, the Baraden Wamakko.
Danny Welbeck is back in Arsenal training after suffering a broken ankle in November.
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.
As the bullets tore into worshippers during Friday prayers at Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, taxi driver AbdulKadir Ababora from Ethiopia threw himself to the floor and wedged himself under a bookshelf used to hold Korans, praying he would see his wife and kids again.
Vincent Torgah will be itching to claim the Memorare for a third time when the tournament tees off at the Arsenal Golf Club, Owerri from March 20- 23.
All Progressives Congress National Leader, Sen. Bola Tinubu, on Wednesday refuted rumours going round that he was in Kano and meddling in the state’s rescheduled elections.
The National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in the FCT has received three petitions from aggrieved candidates who were not satisfied with the conduct of the Feb. 23 National Assembly election in the territory.
Rescue efforts in eastern Zimbabwe picked up pace on Tuesday in distressed areas from Cyclone Idai's trail of destruction, with nearly 100 people dead and hundreds missing.