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Danbatta – Women Pivotal to Socio-Economic Development

The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, has emphasised the important role played by women in the country's socio-economic and political space. He also underscored the need to empower women with Information and Communication Technology (ICT) as an enabler for social change....

Uganda: Glimpse of Hope for Women in Mining in Namayingo Distrct

At the centre of the effects of COVID19 pandemic were/are the women and young girls in the mining communities of Namayingo district in eastern Uganda, whose social and economic activities were far adversely affected by the restrictions to prevent the spread of the pandemic compared to their male counterparts. These...

Nigeria’s Okonjo-Iweala Becomes First Woman, African to Lead WTO

Diplomats in Geneva decided the Nigerian economist should take over the reins of the World Trade Organization. The former finance minister wants to make tackling the economic fallout from coronavirus her top priority. Diplomats at the World Trade Organization on Monday appointed Nigeria's Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to lead the Geneva-based body,...

Nigeria: NSE, IFC Promote Gender Equality Among Listed Firms

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) in partnership with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) will host a workshop to promote gender equality among listed companies on Tuesday, 2 February 2021. According to the NSE, the virtual event will bring together chief executive officers (CEOs) and executives of NSE 30 Index companies...

African Development Bank Board Approves a New Gender Strategy for 2021-2025

The five-year Gender Strategy will ensure the Bank fulfils its commitment to promote gender equality and women's empowerment across the full range of its operations and initiatives. 07-Jan-2021 The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved a new Gender Strategy for 2021-2025: "Investing in Africa's women to...

First female MD/CEO of Fidelity Bank Onyeali-Ikpe assumes office

Mrs Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe, has formally assumed office as the 4th Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer and first female to occupy the position at Fidelity Bank Plc, effective on Jan. 1 In an email sent to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday, in Lagos, the bank disclosed that...