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Feminist West Africa Sub-region has resolved to bridge the divides between the young and older generations of feminists to effectively advance women’s rights, and gender equality and achieve gender justice in the sub-region. About 30 women feminists from the West Africa sub-region resolved Abuja at a two-day workshop on West Africa Intergenerational Feminist Forum organized by the West Africa Society Institute, WACSI in collaboration with Baobab for women’s Human Rights with the theme “Building Collective...

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Xavier, one-half of a set of twins born to Elon Musk, the billionaire founder of Tesla Inc., has filed a request in a Los Angeles court for a change of name. Musk has seven children with his first wife, Justine Wilson, a Canadian writer to whom he was married from 2000 to 2008. Among the children are Xavier and his twin Griffin, and triplet sons: Kai, Saxon, and Damian. Xavier, who recently turned 18, the...

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A district court in Osaka has ruled that the ban on same-sex marriage is constitutional, dealing a blow to gay couples and LGBTQ rights activists in the country. The ruling on Monday conflicted with that of a district court in Sapporo which ruled in 2021 that the failure to recognise same-sex marriage was “unconstitutional”. The Osaka District Court rejected claims brought before it that the national ban on gay marriage violated Japan’s constitution and dismissed...

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ADO-EKITI — Nigerian actress, Ini Edo has called on government and relevant authorities to guide against all forms of discrimination and violence against women in politics. Ini Edo, born Iniobong Edo Ekim, made the call in a Radio Town Hall Meeting held in Ado-Ekiti on Friday as part of her activities to preach the gospel of non-Violence Against Women in Politics (VAWIP). The meeting was initiated by the Balm in Gilead Foundation, (BIGIF) a non-governmental...

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ABUJA — The National Council for Women Societies (NCWS) has started mobilizing support for the Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, as she declared her ambition to contest for a senatorial seat. The National President of the NCWS, Hajiya Lami Lau, who made the call in a statement on Thursday in Abuja, said that the council would fully support the political ambition of Tallen. According to Lau, as the umbrella body of women organisations...

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A presidential aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Uju Ohanenye, has revealed the challenges she is facing as the only female aspirant vying for the office of the presidency under the umbrella of the ruling party. The businesswoman cum politician in an interview with The PUNCH said the party wants to push her out of the presidential race because she’s a woman, noting that she is not giving up since she has already...

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ABUJA — A presidential aspirant, Uju Ohanenye, has bought the All Progressives Congress (APC) Expression of Interest and Nomination forms. Ohanenye, the first female to purchase the forms in the party, told newsmen after picking the forms on Thursday in Abuja that male aspirants in the race would not succeed in intimidating her. “My fear is that men will want to muscle me out, but I am standing firmly for the people I am here...

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Sex slavery/sexual violence exponent, Barrister R. Evon Benson-Idahosa spoke to our Staff-writer, FAVOUR C. EBUBECHUKWU about causes of domestic violence and possible solutions. Barr. Benson-Idahosa is a dynamic speaker and a published author whose voice amplifies thousands of young voices via PathFinders’ long-running campaigns, including #Not4Sale, its anti-sex trafficking campaign. She is the founder and Executive Director of PJI, is a Nigerian native, a leading expert,t and thought leader on the subjects of modern-day slavery...

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By Funmilayo Adeyemi, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Destiny Adah, a 10-year-old primary six pupil cannot read a simple sentence, a development which made her mother, Mrs. Esther Adah seek help to improve her reading ability. She engaged the services of a private teacher to improve her child’s reading skills. Esther was billed to write the National Common Entrance Examination in June. “What a worrisome situation, how can this 10-year-old girl prepare for the upcoming...

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ABUJA — President Muhammadu Buhari’s wife, Aisha Buhari, has urged political parties to always consider women as running mates to candidates contesting elections for various positions across the country. Mrs. Buhari was speaking on Saturday night when she hosted 2023 presidential aspirants from various political parties to a Ramadan (Iftar) dinner at the Old Banquet Hall, State House, Abuja. The First Lady had invited the presidential hopefuls across political parties to the dinner on Thursday,...

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