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UN: Virginity testing human rights violation

A group of United Nations agencies has issued a joint statement calling for a ban on tests meant to assess the virginity of a girl or a woman.
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar

Atiku Abubakar: Our policy document to be unveiled soon

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar, said his policy document targeting at creating an enabling environment for the youths and women to return to the path of wealth creation and gainful employment would soon be unveiled.

Borno APC women decry marginalization after losing primary elections

Some women in Borno on Wednesday said that they were marginalised during the primary elections of candidates for various elective posts in the state.
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UEFA increases women’s football funding by 50 per cent

UEFA has announced it will increase the amount of funding it supplies towards women’s soccer in a bid to continue its rise in popularity.

2019: PDP BOT advises Atiku Abubakar to include youths, women in campaign team

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the Board of Trustees (BoT) Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Walid Jibrin, has advised the presidential candidate of the party, Atiku Abubakar, to include youths and women in his campaign train.
Former Nigerian vice-President Atiku Abubakar (R) is congratulated by runners-up Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal (L) and Senate President Bukola Saraki (C) after winning the presidential ticket of the opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) during the party's national convention in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on October 7, 2018. Nigeria's main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has picked Abubakar to challenge President Muhammadu Buhari who is seeking a second term in presidential polls scheduled for February 2019. PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP

2019: PDP’s BoT advises Atiku Abubakar on how to defeat Muhammadu Buhari

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the Board of Trustees (BoT) Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Walid Jibrin, has advised the presidential candidate of the party, Atiku Abubakar, to include youths and women in his campaign train.

Family Planning: Kogi has lowest level of contraceptive usage in North Central – USAID

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) says Kogi is currently ranked lowest in terms of contraceptive usage and adoption of family planning in the middle belt.
Women gather for a rally and march at Grant Park on October 13, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois to inspire voter turnout ahead of midterm polls in the United States. Women angered by the bitter fight over a US Supreme Court nominee and what they called the "anti-woman agenda" of the Trump administration headed into the streets of Chicago on Saturday in a display of political might. The rally, organized by Women's March Chicago, was designed to spotlight the power and determination of women voters ahead of the crucial November 6 midterm elections, which will determine control of the US Congress. The elections are also being seen as a barometer of President Donald Trump's popularity. Kamil Krzaczynski / AFP

Thousands rally in Chicago against Donald Trump’s ‘anti-woman agenda’

Thousands of people made their disdain for President Donald Trump heard Saturday at a rally and march in Chicago aimed at galvanizing support for Democrats in the upcoming November midterm elections.

Federal government to commence N5000 cash transfer through NIPOST

The Federal government said it would soon commence the payment of N5000 to vulnerable poor Nigerians in three states, using the newly introduced financial services of the Nigeria Postal Services (NIPOST) for the cash transfer.

Nigeria women miners seek space in N8 trillion industry

Nigerian women miners are setting their gaze at leadership roles in the country’s neglected mining and minerals sector currently worth N8 trillion annually according to government records.

Forum demands justice to violence against women in party primaries

The Women in Politics Forum (WIPF) on Thursday solicited the redress of alleged injustice to female aspirants in Plateau, Edo, Ondo, Kogi, Imo, Niger and Ekiti States during the last primaries of political parties.
Chy Schwimmer

Chy Schwimmer: Pilgrimage sites’ll boost Nigeria’s economy

President, Association of Virtuous Women in Pilgrimage and Tourism of Nigeria (AVWOPAT), Dr. Chy Schwimmer, has said that pilgrimage sites that are strategically positioned across Nigeria could boost the country’s economy.

APC Primaries: NCWS tackles Adams Oshiomhole for sidelining women

The National Council for Women Societies (NCWS), Gloria Laraba Shoda, on Tuesday, tackled the chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, for allegedly sidelining women at the just concluded APC primaries, maintaining that there was no concession for women.

Nigeria pledges commitment to eradicating discrimination against women

Nigeria has assured the international community of its unalloyed commitment to the advancement of women’s rights and the eradication of violence and all forms of discrimination against women.g

NDLEA decries high-level abuse of tramadol, cough syrup

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has decried what it termed the high-level of abuse of tramadol and cough syrup among Nigerian youth and women.
Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah, NDLEA Chairman- says abuse of Tramadol, codeine based cough syrup still high among Nigerian youth

NDLEA: Abuse of Tramadol, cough syrup still high among Nigerian youths

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has decried the continuous high-level of abuse of Tramadol and codeine based cough syrup among Nigerian youth and women.
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UK space agency encourages girls to be space women

The UK Space Agency has helped produce a resource pack for schools to boost the recruitment of girls who typically do not choose subjects in their plus-16 years such as physics and engineering.

BudgIT: 17 states still owe pensions, salaries despite N1.8 trillion bailout

BudgIT, worried that some states are yet to fully offset the outstanding amount owed pensioners and civil servants despite series of bailouts aimed at offsetting the liabilities, recently conducted a survey.

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Victor Osimhen has joined Senegal's Moussa Sow and Ivory Coast's Gervinho in Lille's exclusive goalscoring club after scoring a goal on his 18th appearance.

AC Milan join Napoli in race for Victor Osimhen

In a surprise development, Football Italia reported Milan had entered the race to sign Lille striker, although Napoli still remain strong contenders.
Acting Secretary, Health and Human Services Secretariat in the Federal Capital Territory Administration FCTA, Dr Mohammed Kawu has tested positive for Covid-19.

FCT health secretary discharged from isolation centre

The Acting Secretary of the FCT Health and Human Services Secretariat, Dr Mohammed Kawu, has been discharged from the Asokoro District Hospital, Abuja, where he has been receiving treatment for COVID 19.
Super Eagles star Victor Osimhen strikes again as Lille beat Strasbourg 2-0 at the Stade Pierre Mauroy in the Ligue 1 encounter.

Victor Osimhen re-evaluates Napoli offer, to decide over the next 48 hours

Sources stated last week that he was ready to reject the move, not so much because of Napoli, but as an act of defiance against those close to him who were trying to orchestrate the transfer.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila on the floor, moving a bill on the Repeal of Quarantine Act, 2004 at plenary yesterday at National Assembly Abuja. . Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan. 5

House of Reps quizzes NDDC over N70.495 billion awarded contracts

The House of Representatives at the weekend flagged off its investigation into the N70.495 billion allegedly paid by Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to 1,773 contractors as mobilization fees without resorting to site, between 2008 and 2012.

Presidency: Why 2020 budget was increased despite drop in revenue

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (House of Representatives), Umar El-Yakub, has said the decision of the Presidency to increase the 2020 Budget despite drop in revenue was meant to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the nation’s economy.