Seeking better welfare package for widows

  To make widows become self-sufficient and better equipped to take care of their families and in turn grow the economy, the Ajoke Ayisat Afolabi Foundation (AAAF) and other non- governmental organisations, (NGOs) have advocated for better welfare packages for them from both public and private institutions in Nigeria. Their position was made known at the special 10th anniversary lecture of the Ajoke Ayisat Afolabi Foundation which was held in Lagos with the theme: ‘Widow’s Economic Empowerment through Gender Analysis Lens.’ Speaking at the foundation 10th anniversary, President of the…

Read More

Moms who use egg donors lack confidence in parenting ability – Study

Mothers who give birth using donor eggs may react less sensitively to their babies and have a lower confidence in their parenting ability, a study says. Scientists at the University of Cambridge found “subtle yet meaningful differences” in the ways egg donor mothers interacted with their children, compared to mothers who had children using their own eggs. The team interviewed 85 families who conceived using egg donation and 65 families who had children through the mother’s own eggs. They also observed mothers playing with their children as they normally would.…

Read More

Sensitizing them on illegal migration

  At 14, he already has a mind of his own, ambitious, determined and free. The Nigerian-Born, at an early stage of life, was already in Benin Republic, working and going to school. He was lucky to work for a kind-hearted woman who exposed him to many privileges, treated him like son of a king. This perhaps explains why the young teenager wanted freedom not minding to jeopardize his education mid way. Even when his boss refused to grant him the permission to go, he insisted on having his way,…

Read More

First African woman Professor makes history at King’s College

Professor ‘Funmi Olonisakin made history as the first black woman to deliver an inaugural lecture at King’s College, London, recently. Olonisakin, 53, made history at the college, which is almost 190-year in the history of the school, fourth oldest university in England. “Not before now has a black woman grown and risen through the ranks at King’s to become a professor and to give an inaugural lecture for the first time in its esteemed history,’ she told a packed auditorium at the university. According to modern-ghana.com, the lecture is usually…

Read More

Hope rises for girls in Bauchi

  In her efforts to curb street hawking among young girls especially the downtrodden, the Federation of Muslim women in Nigeria (FOMWAN) trained 200 girls in skills acquisition in Ganjuwa LGA, Bauchi state. The coordinator of the FOMWAN/MEDA project, Hajiya Fatsuma Mohammed, told New Telegraph that eight centres have been established for the project where the training was intensively conducted The centers include, Miri, Tirwun, Zango, Gudum, Kangere in Bauchi metropolis, others are Soro 1, Soro 11, and Abujan Kwata in Ganjuwa Local Government Area, revealing that each centre has…

Read More

Espinosa, calls the shot at UN General Assembly

  A writer, poet and a diplomat, Maria Fernanda Espinosa is the first woman ever from Latin America and the Caribbean to preside over the General Assembly. In this year’s UN General Assembly. Presiding over the much-anticipated event is María Fernanda Espinosa. The Ecuadorian breed is the fourth woman to lead the assembly in its seven-decade-long history. Ms. Espinosa secured 128 votes against 62 votes obtained by the only other candidate, UN Ambassador Mary Elizabeth Flores Flake of Honduras. In her acceptance speech, Ms. Espinosa noted that she was the…

Read More

A fundraiser, reunion for old girls

  Methodist Girls’ High School Old Girls Association (MGHSOGA) ignored the rains recently, to hold a 5-kilometre sponsored walk as part of its plan at raising funds for improved girls’ education for their Alma mater. According to President of MGHSOGA, Mrs. Yomi Afolabi at a press conference after the walk held that the essence of the event is to raise awareness about the efforts of the association towards better girl-child education and improved school facilities. “We have decided to give back to our alma mater, as a way of ensuring…

Read More

UNGA: Toyin Saraki makes case for midwives, frontline health workers

Toyin Saraki

The founder of wellbeing Africa foundation, Toyin Saraki has called on Governments and global institutions to provide better respect, recognition, regulation, remuneration and safety for midwives, frontline health workers Toyin Saraki, speaking at the United Nations General Assembly this week said that midwives lead the way in ensuring that mothers and their newborns survive childbirth and thrive. She said “I must call the world’s attention to the persistent deadly challenge of unacceptable dangers of attacks on midwives and health workers, while they give of themselves to help the world’s most…

Read More

If you want your kid to be happy, ‘don’t quit your day job!’

Working moms tend to feel immense guilt about their time spent away from their children, which is why there have been so many recent scientific studies researching the long-term effects of a mother’s career on her kids’ development. Findings over the past few years have concluded that there are countless benefits to being raised by working women, namely that daughters in particular complete more education, have more employment growth, and earn higher incomes. But success isn’t everything, and often moms worry about, to put it simply, “is my child happy?”…

Read More

Fathers also cry

It is naturally not a pleasant task for parents to give all the necessary care to their children even when they desire it. The stress and pains of bringing them up in sound and societal acceptable ways could indeed be imaginable. Although, the parental process of bringing them up is usually pains mixed with joy, the joy is more pronounced in most cases. AMAKA OGOH writes     In this part of the world, Africa, Nigeria particularly, it is the sole responsibility of mothers to take care of their children…

Read More