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PHOTONEWS: Edo PDP Women Storm Benin City Centre, Reject APC

Thousands of women on Friday morning stormed the Benin City Ring Road Friday morning, chanting and praying against the All Progressives Congress (APC)

They said they don’t want the APC anymore in the state.

The women however, wore insignia of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).


Women Urged To Strike A Balance Between Career, Home, Others

Ugonwanyi Percy, Benin

Stakeholders at a one-day seminar have urged Women to be at the top of their game both at home and in the society.

They made the submission at a one-day seminar organized by the Nigerian Association of Women journalist NAWOJ, Edo State chapter at the weekend.

A keynote speaker, at the event, Edo state Attorney General and commissioner for justice, Prof Yinka Omorogbe called on women to know what they want in life, set their priorities right, be strong and know their stand in the society to be able to balance between work and home front.

Also speaking, the executive director of Lapo, Mrs. Sabina Idown .O. urged the womenfolk to take good care of their Health and create happiness for themselves. She enjoined them to build their homes and be able to do their work without looking back.

Pastor Praise Asemota also admonished women to always strike a balance between career and family. Pray to God Almighty always for wisdom to pilot the affairs of their homes.

In an opening address, chairperson Edo state NAWOJ Comrade Adesuwa Ehimuan thanked all those who were able to attend the program assuring that the Association would continue to organize such programs to better the lots of women in Edo State.

Also in attendance was NUJ chairman Sir Roland Osakue, Secretary Comrade Titus Akhigbe, Zonal Secretary of NAWOJ Comrade Daisy Osunde, former Chairperson Comrade Ijeoma Umeh, Head of Center Daar Communication Benin Comr Bisi Akpaida , publicity Secretary of APC Edo State Pst Joseph Osagiede amongst others.


Women has been described as the catalyst for unity, peace and progress in the family and the society at large. The member representing Ohafia North State Constituency at the Abia state House of Assembly Hon Mandela Obasi who is also the Chairman House Committee on House Services, stated this when he joined the Abiriba women to commemorate this years ABIRIBA WOMENS DAY.

Speaking at the event, the member representing Ohafia north state constituency charged the women to continue to fan the ember of peace in their family and the community at large. He attribution the peace been enjoyed in the Ancient kingdom today to the sacrifices and can do spirit of the Abiriba women who went extra miles when it mattered most to bring peace back to the kingdom.

He also used the opportunity to thank the women for the massive support they gave to him during the March 28th, 2019 House of Assembly election by giving him over six thousand votes against one thousand gotten by his closest rival. Hon Mandela distributed relief materials, food items and cash gifts to the women.

He was accompanied by his adorable wife Mrs Nnenna Mandela Obasi, who joined the women procession, Former Special Adviser to the Governor on Grassroot Mobilization Elder Okoro Okeke, Hon Dasuki Abraham(Former Councillor AMEKE ward 1) and some Abiriba PDP stakeholders.

Rivers State Security Council intensifies effort to stop the killing of young women

Rivers State Security Council is working round the clock to ensure that the recent disturbing killing of young women is stopped and the perpetrators made to face the full weight of the law.

Secretary to the Rivers State Government, Dr Tammy Danagogo stated that over the last few weeks, the State Security Council under the leadership of Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has put in place measures to secure the lives of young women who have been targeted by serial killers.

He stated that the security agencies have been mandated to work with hotels and their management to implement security measures that will end the ugly trend.

Dr Tammy Danagogo said that the Rivers State Government remains committed to the security of lives and property.

He said in no distant time, the Rivers State Security Council will end the ugly trend. He added that the Government through relevant agencies is embarking on mass sensitization of the people on security measures.

The Secretary to the Rivers State Government assured Rivers people that the Wike Administration will continue to work for the promotion of security.

9th NASS: Include Women in leadership of all arms of govt – Group

Emerge Women, an advocacy group for women inclusion in leadership says Women deserve to be in leadership positions in the 9th National Assembly.

Mrs Mary Ikoku, Emerge Women’s Founder, made the assertion in an interview with News men in Abuja on Monday.

Reacting to the news about Hon. Nkiruka Onyejeocha’s decision to step down for Gbajabiamila She said it would be grossly unfair for the women of the country not to hold a prominent position in any of the three arms of government.

“The political class will be totally unconscionable to exclude women from the leadership of the three arms of government- the executive, judiciary and legislative arms,” she said.

Ikoku urged 9th assembly members-elect to remember there is an existing policy and legal frameworks such as the National Gender Policy and be guided by their conscience as law makers.

“As you choose your leadership today, the Coalition of Nigerian Women’ Group under the #Morewomen Campaign demands, the Speaker or the Deputy Speaker of the House of representatives,” she said.

The EW’s Founder said that the women ought to be included into the emerging leadership in the country in the spirit of equity and for the sake of Nigeria’s Development.

“Doing so will not only be good for APC but will also be a good reflection of President Buhari’s vision of an all-inclusive government,” she said.

The National Assembly tagged the 9th Assembly would be inaugurated on June 11.

Igbo Group Condemns Continued Detention of 122 IPOB Women

The Igbo Renaissance Forum is shocked at the arrest and detention of over one hundred women of various ages by the police in Imo state and treated less than humans. We want to state categorically that this is condemnable, undemocratic and dehumanizing.

While there are real concerns about their safety, personal health and hygiene, this is just scapegoating a people that are already targeted for victimization and suppression.

We’ve resolved to make a case for their release, and for the prison authorities to allow them receive sanitary towels, water and food, and not to be treated like animals the way they are doing currently.

Still having these women remanded in prison custody under very inhuman conditions after the magistrate declared that she has no jurisdiction to try them is cruel and inhumane.

We demand that this action of brutality and aggressiveness towards #OurMothers be stopped NOW!

We all need to come together to highlight these gory stories and the human impact of the incarceration of these women and the current deplorable state in which they are kept in prison.

It is very humiliating and debasing to find that these women are refused basic necessities, and are menstruating on the floor because the authorities have barred visitors who come with sanitary pads for them. The prison officials have made it impossible for them to have access to water to even wash themselves, and are forced to sleep on the floor with their clothes that are soaked in blood!


Many of these women are lactating mothers, some are elderly women with health challenges, and yet are denied medication and food, while being treated less than animals. Some of these women are traumatized and need urgent medical attention, which the authorities do not pay heed to. Many are widowed and are bread winners of their families, and this action has exposed their children and wards to all kinds of dangers and risks, including hunger and psychological trauma. Their families are destabilized and whole communities have been thrown into deep sorrow.

We are calling on all well meaning citizens who believe in the rule of law and the sanctity of life to join hands with us to raise our voices to call for the unconditional release of these 112 women who are being tortured psychologically and physically.

We MUST as a people build solidarity, and call people to action to protect the fundamental human rights of these 112 women being subjected to inhuman conditions.

We are by this communication reaching out to individuals of sound mind, who know the value of womanhood to rally together and resist such actions that are targeted at debasing our womenfolk.

Igbo Renaissance Forum would in due course be staging various actions to protest this attack against *#OurMothers*.


*Nze Ugo-Akpe Onwuka (Oyi of Oyi II)*

*International Coordinator, IRF*

Atiku 2019: Emeka Kalu deserve serious accolades – Women Group

A sociopolitical women organization, 1 Million Women Organization (1MWO) has commended Chief Emeka Kalu who is the Director General of Atikulated Agenda 2019 for his untiring efforts at mobilizing support for Alhaji Atiku Abubakar who is run for presidency.

President of 1MWO, Madam Grace Mgbo while speaking with our correspondent in Umuahia stressed that no other mobilizer has done the kind of work Kalu has done in raising awareness of Abubakar’s ambition, especially in the South East region.

The president, who used her political instrument to garner support for Chief Kalu in the Abia 2015 guber polls, said that his efforts have not gone unnoticed;

“Dr Kalu’s commitment to Alhaji Atiku’s presidential ambition is driven by passion. Look at the efforts he has been making, spending time, resources and energy for this project. There is hardly any week he does not sponsor publicity in the media to ensure that the name Atiku is ringing in our people’s minds. He has toured the states of the east, he has planted agents everywhere who as foot soldiers, have been going from city to city mobilizing Ndi Igbo for Atiku. His commitment is unprecedented.

“Chief Kalu is a man who, when he sets his mid on a project does not look back. This is the reason we women supported him in 2015 when he vied for governorship in Abia. It’s unfortunate he didn’t get the ticket then, but for the kind of person he is, I and my one million women of Abia State will follow Kalu and support Atiku, our next president. He is the kind of man that can never fail you in any project”, she affirmed.

Male brothel  begins business in Port Harcourt

A male brothel has opened for business in the GRA area of Port Harcourt. The brothel which opened for business a week ago, runs a 24-hour service, including in-house services and ‘take away’ home services, the manager said.

Located at a serene part of GRA, the one-storey brothel boasts of over 25 male sex workers, mostly in their late twenties and early thirties with clients of different age ranges, especially older women who are forty and above visiting constantly.

According to the manager, the male brothel came on board as a result of the quest for sexual satisfaction by several lonely women, adding that Port Harcourt has become ripe for such business as the town play host to several multi-ethnic residents.

She equally said that it will curb many vices arising from sexual frustration amongst the women population.

She stated that the number of sex workers in the brothel is expected to rise in few months time as their customer base expands, adding that they have over 30 applications waiting for approval.

She added that they have so far enjoyed a reasonable level of patronage from the public with most of the rich customers preferring ‘take away’ instead of in-house services.

On customer satisfaction, she noted that there have been no complaints so far as their workers were screened and made to pass through rigorous training processes to ensure best customer satisfaction.

The manager, simply identified as V, added that the charges for in-house sex differ from individuals, saying that N5000 is the least one can get.

V maintained that their male prostitutes are attractive and well built and will undergo monthly tests for infections to curb any form of STIs.

She also emphasized that the prostitutes are constantly reminded and taught about safety so that they can maintain healthy lifestyles and last long in the business.

Cross River DG challenges women to support their own

Director General of Cross River State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Betta Edu has challenged women in the state to support their fellow womanhood rather then castigate them unjustly whenever they attain certain political height in the society.

Dr Edu stated this via her offical Facebook handle, where she berated the rate at which women conceive many wrong notions that except they engage in sexual escapades, they may never achieve their goal in the society.

The health professional, who is the youngest woman appointee of Governor Ben Ayade called on all women in the state and Nigeria at large to maintain their dignity, pride and remain steadfast in their endeavours.

“It’s so sad that our society does not believe that women can get to the top maintaining their dignity, purity and intergrity.

“Once they see a beautiful, smart, intelligent, hardworking woman make progress in her career, profession or Endeavours, the next thing you hear is “She slept with Mr A, B, C, D that’s how she got where she is” ” she is sleeping with men thats how she got her money” ” she slept with that man to gain favour” but if a man make progress; he is smart, intelligent and very hard working. This judgement is unfair!!!

“It’s sad that the judgment is not only passed on women by men, but by their fellow women who feel threatened and probably jealous.

“Women are smart, we are intelligent, we are goal getters, we don’t need to sleep with a man to achieve any success in life or gain favor. Favor comes from God, mercy comes from God, progress comes from God. Any woman who keys into God and works hard will make good success.

“Remember, whom God has blessed no man can curse. You can only peddle false stories but the more you hate, you trigger God to bless that person more.

“My fellow women, when you see a sister progressing, support her, it’s not easy, nobody, not even her inner family might be with her on the struggle to make a difference. What you associate yourself with is what you gradually become. Rather than imagine she slept with a man to get where she is, get closer and find out the great things she is doing, that way you learn and soon begining to succeed. Forget your beauty, it will fade, go and work hard. Work harder than men, the same people who ask you for friendship or illicit relationship will come back with excess respect, bowing at your feet, seeking favours from you.

“The world must know that women are worth more than the kitchen and the other room. We are on this planet to make a difference, We are on this planet to ignite positive change, and that we must do.

“Women, its your time. Rise above the situation and make all the difference. The world will remember that they was once a woman and that woman is You”.

Let’s live as a family, Ukah advises Deltans

Deltans have been urged to continue to live as one family and remain optimistic as the state governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, is resolute in his determination to positively touch their lives. 
Delta State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Patrick Ukah, gave this advise when members of the Women’s wing of Okpanam Community Development Union, Lagos branch, visited him in Lagos over the weekend. 

He said that with the limited financial resources at the disposal of the state governor, he has been able to execute several projects across the three Senatorial Districts  of the state within his one year in office. 

Mr. Ukah expressed optimism that as the raining season is coming to an end, more developmental projects will be put in place in different parts of the state to put smiles on the faces of Deltans. 
The Commissioner for Information admonished the women to continue to support the present administration by doing things that will portray the state positively. 

The women, in their separate remarks, thanked the governor for finding Mr.  Ukah worthy of an appointment into the State Executive Council.
Highlight of the visit was the presentation of a portrait to the Commissioner by the women.