U.S. Advocates Greater Investment in Girl-Child Education, More Female Political Participation

  United States Consul General F. John Bray has called for increased investment in the education of the girl-child and greater political participation by women in Nigeria. Delivering the keynote address on the second day of the 17th Annual Conference of Women in Management, Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ), in Lagos on November 2, Consul General Bray encouraged the women leaders to continue working to promote gender equality in Nigeria. He spoke on the topic “Unstoppable You: Reinvent & Reinvigorate” at the event attended by leading women from both the…

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Boko Haram steps up use of girls as bombers-UN

UN allocates $11m for Borno State displaced persons

Boko Haram steps up use of girls as bombers-UN By Newsdesk with agency report The United Nations (UN) has disclosed that Boko Haram fighters have stepped up the use of women and girls for suicide bombings. Noting a progress in the war against the jihadist by the four countries of Nigeria, Chad, Niger and Cameroon, the UN said while children were deployed in 135 such attacks in 2017 – a five-fold increase over the previous year. Therefore, UN Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, said it was critical to shore up areas…

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