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Tens of thousands protest in Spain over gang rape acquittal

Tens of thousands of Spaniards took to the streets of Pamplona on Saturday to protest against the acquittal of five men accused of gang raping an 18-year-old woman at the city's bull-running festival.

Japan’s first lady Akie Abe accused in land sale scandal

Japan's first lady, Akie Abe, once known mainly for embracing progressive causes that put her at odds with her conservative spouse, is now in the hot seat as doubts revive about a murky land sale to a nationalist school to which she had ties.

Nwankwo Kanu’s wife begins ‘healthy lifestyle’ campaign for women

Amara Kanu, fitness coach and wife of ex-football superstar Kanu Nwankwo, is set to begin a ‘Healthy Lifestyle’ forum for women.

Thank God, I am not a woman!

Globally, women’s rights are not guaranteed and well-respected. In Nigeria, nay Africa, the fate of women is worse off. It is said that poverty bears the face of a woman. Legally, culturally, socially, educationally, economically and politically, Nigerian women are discriminated against. This is heart-wrenching!
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Ugandans demand resignation of legislator who endorsed domestic violence

Ugandans are up in arms and are calling for the resignation of a member of parliament who endorsed domestic violence on national television.

Ekiti students berate Governor Fayose for wasting funds on Women’s Day

Students in Ekiti State have berated Governor Ayodele Fayose for allegedly “spending hundreds of millions of Naira” on the last International Women’s Day held in the state, saying it was wrong for Fayose to dole out state funds on frivolities at the expense of critical sectors that are crying for funding.

NAWOJ donates food items to 120 displaced persons in Plateau

The National Association of Women Journalist (NAWOJ) in Plateau has donated food items and toiletries to 120 displaced person at the IDP camp in Jos on Saturday.

Chimamanda Adichie’s ‘Americanah’ listed among 21st century books by women

Chimamanda Adichie’s novel, Americanah, has been recognised as one of 15 remarkable books by women that are shaping the way fiction was being written and read in the 21st century.”

Guinea’s Alpha Conde vows ‘major cabinet reshuffle’ after unrest

Guinean President Alpha Conde will carry out a "major cabinet reshuffle", his office said on Thursday, following weeks of strikes and demonstrations in the country after disputed local elections.

Rapper Olamide proposes to long-time partner

Popular rapper Olamide Adedeji aka ‘Baddo,’ has proposed to his long standing girlfriend and mother of his son, Adebukunmi Aisha Suleiman.

ROLAC urges Governor Obiano to sign VAPP Bill into law

The Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption (ROLAC), an European Union-funded project, has appealed to Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra to sign the Violence Against Persons Prosecution (VAPP) Bill into law.

Women’s Day : Governor Emmanuel goes tough on rapists, cultists

The Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, has read riot act against any person who engages in the act of rape, violence against women and cultism in the state.

US, Russia trade blame as diplomats fail to meet in Africa

They could have run into each other sipping coffee in the lobby, perhaps at the bar at Ethiopia's finest hotel. But US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov don't plan to meet, and now both countries are trading accusations about who's to blame.

Aisha Buhari: Nigerian girls used as sex slave in universities

Wife of President Buhari, Aisha Buhari on Thursday raised an alarm over the silent sexual exploitation of females in various universities in Nigeria.

Uche Secondus: One day Nigeria shall have a female president

Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says Nigerian will have a woman as president “one day”.

Women’s Day: UNHCR restates commitment against sexual harassment

Mr Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, has affirmed the commitment of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to redouble its fight against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment against women.

Pedro Obaseki: The best filmmakers in Nollywood are women

Don Pedro Obaseki, a veteran movie director, says the best filmmakers in Nollywood are women.

Spanish women stage unprecedented strike for rights

Spain marked International Women's Day Thursday with an unprecedented strike in defence of their rights that saw hundreds of trains cancelled and countless protests held.

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