News - Gender and Youth Development

Calabar Prison Inmate Delivered Of Twins Dies

18 hours ago /

The Calabar prison inmate who delivered twins at the General Hospital on April 17 has died at the University of Calabar teaching hospital due to post-natal complications.

Presidency Says 30 States Benefit From School Feeding Programme

1 week ago /

The Presidency says thirty states are now beneficiaries of the home-grown school-feeding programme under the social investment scheme of the federal government.

NGO Urges Focus On Goal 4 Of SDGS To Address Out Of School Children

1 week ago /

A non Governmental organisation that caters for the needs of the less privileged in the society, Ebiajo Paragon Foundation says there is a need to address the goal four objective of the Sustainable Development Goals, SDGS which is providing basic education for all.

Aisha Buhari Donates To IDPs In Zamfara

1 week ago /

Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari has donated relief materials to the internally displaced persons (IDPS) in Zamfara State.  

Bayelsa Governor’s Wife Wants 50% Of All Employment Reserved For Women

1 week ago /

The Bayelsa State Government has called on oil multinationals and other agencies in the state to give fifty percent employment opportunities to women. 

FG Declares State Of Emergency On Maternal, Newborn And Child Health

2 weeks ago /

The Nigeria government has declared a state of emergency on material, new-born and child health in Nigeria following the high mortality rate recorded daily in the country.

Reps Move To Amend Trafficking And Commercial Sex Act

1 month ago /

A bill seeking to amend the Trafficking In Persons Enforcement And Administration Act 2015 to establish special trafficking court scaled second reading in the House of Representatives on Wednesday.

Mukwege, Murad Receive Nobel Peace Prize

4 months ago /

Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege and Yazidis activist Nadia Murad, a sex slave survivor, were presented with the Nobel peace prize on Monday, as they challenged the world to combat rape as a weapon of war.

Osinbajo Advocates Coordinated Approach To End Gender Based Violence

4 months ago /

Vice president Yemi Osinbajo wants those campaigning against gender based violence in Nigeria to focus more on preventing the abuse by proactively identifying risk factors and intervening decisively to deal with it.

Bolaji Abdullahi Seeks Youth Empowerment In Kwara

7 months ago /

A former Minister for Sport and Youth Development, Bolaji Abdullahi has decried the rate of youth disillusionment in his home state Kwara, noting that if something urgent is not done to address it they might end up consuming the older ones and the wealthy class.


Women’s Group Recommends Girl-Child Education As Panacea To Human Trafficking

7 months ago /

Women have been charged to focus more on girl - child education in order to reduce human trafficking and abuse of the dignity of women

Experts Seek More Women Involvement In Peace Building

8 months ago /

The executive director of West African Network for Peace Building, Emeka Eze wants the Nigerian government to increase the role of women in decision making with regards to conflict prevention and resolution.

Nigerian Youths Excited By “Not Too Young To Run” Law

10 months ago /

Some Nigerian youths say the signing into law of the “Not Too Young To Run” bill by President Muhammadu Buhari is an opportunity for them to blaze the trail of birthing a more peaceful and prosperous nation.

Nigerian Women Demand Vice Presidential Slot.

11 months ago /

The demand was made On Friday when a group of female politicians under the Aegies of Nigerian Female Parliamentarians paid a courtesy call on President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. 

Women In Extractive Industry Call For 35% Affirmation Action

11 months ago /

The Nigerian government has again been told to give serious attention to the provisions of a legal framework for the extractive industry, with a view to strengthening it.

Palm Sunday: Pope Francis Urges Youth To Raise Their Voices

1 year ago /

Pope Francis on Sunday urged young people not to be silent and let their voices be heard during Palm Sunday celebrations.  

Women’s Groups Seek A United Front For Gender Parity

1 year ago /

Women have been told to support each other and unite the quest for gender parity in Nigeria.

Legal Experts Raise Concern On Social Media Use In Nigeria

1 year ago /

The use of the social media, its advantages and possible mis-use were the central issues discussed on Wednesday at a round table organized by a group of lawyers  

Bayelsa, Germany To Build Vocation Centres

1 year ago /

Bayelsa state Governor, Seriake Dickson says the state will collaborate with the german government to build high quality vocation training centres that would promote self sustainance programmes for the teeming unemployed Youths In the State

Preventing Girl Child Abuse: NAWOJ Partners Ngo On Nationwide Campaign

1 year ago /

The National Association Of Women Journalists, NAWOJ, has partnered security agencies and some non-governmental organisations to commence a nationwide campaign against girl child abuse, female genital mutilation and conflict resolution. Chairman of cross river state chapter of NAWOJ, Umoh Bassey-Edet said this during an interactive session with women professionals in Calabar,...

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