Nigeria: Malala – I Wish to See My Nigerian Sisters Released

Nigeria: Malala – I Wish to See My Nigerian Sisters Released

Adebiyi Adedapo – All Africa – Monday, 14 July 2014 Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl-child education campaigner, who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban, has called on Boko Haram terrorists to free the abducted Chibok schoolgirls. Malala, who commenced a three-day visit to Nigeria on Saturday, celebrated her 17th birthday in Abuja at a […]

Williams sisters promote [Nigeria] women’s rights

Williams sisters promote [Nigeria] women’s rights

Aljazeera – Tuesday, 30 October 2012 Serena and Venus Williams travel to Nigeria to fight gender disparity while the men’s season nears its conclusion. Gender disparity is an acute problem in Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country of roughly 160 million people, with the most glaring divides existing in the mainly Muslim north. Worldwide, Nigeria ranks […]

Islamic police play matchmaker in Nigeria

Islamic police play matchmaker in Nigeria

Aminu Abubakar – AFP – Tuesday, 08 May 2012 (originally published 04 May) KANO, Nigeria — A line of women wait their turn at a building in northern Nigeria, ready to participate in a programme local officials hope will bring two results: marriage and peace. Love might have to come later. The programme run by […]

Empowering Nigerian Women: Insight, Ideas and Strategy

Empowering Nigerian Women: Insight, Ideas and Strategy

Peter Osalor – Vangard via UNDP Pressroom – Thursday, 30 December, 2010 (originally published 26 Dec) “When women are fully involved, the benefits can be seen immediately: families are healthier and better fed; their income, savings and reinvestment go up. And what is true of families is also true of communities and, in the long […]