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France launches nationwide probe into baby arm birth defects
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France launches nationwide probe into baby arm birth defects

Francois Bourdillon, head of the Public Health France agency France has launched a nationwide probe into incidents of babies being born with either missing or malformed arms after abnormal rates of birth defects in several regions have sparked a public health scare. Francois Bourdillon, head of the Public Health France […]

IS frees six Syria Druze women, children after three-month ordeal
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IS frees six Syria Druze women, children after three-month ordeal

A handout picture released by the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on October 20, 2018 shows a woman and four children among the six released of 27 Druze hostages held by the Islamic State (IS) group in a prisoner swap and ransom, upon their arrival at a government-controlled building […]

INEC moves to improve women’s participation in politics
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INEC moves to improve women’s participation in politics

[FILE PHOTO] INEC Chairman, Prof Mahmoud Yakubu The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is adopting measures to expand women’s participation in the electoral process. At a workshop it organised in Abuja yesterday, the commission sought to identify and reflect on practical, effective and implementable ways females could participate in the […]

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High cost of nomination forms is the reason Nigerian women will remain #2 in Politics

The participation of women in politics and electoral process in Nigeria is still at a dismal level, and despite the overwhelming number of women at many rallies, it is yet to produce a female presidential flag bearer of a major political party. According to the Global Gender Gap index data […]

I take every challenge as a stepping stone towards greatness, I never give up
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I take every challenge as a stepping stone towards greatness, I never give up

Defunke Adewunmi Adefunke Adewumi, the founder of Black Diamonds Support Foundation, a non-profit organisation that supports and empower women especially widows and single mothers, she is well known in the slums giving hope, medical, wellbeing and educational support to indigents children, across the country. She speaks against domestic violence, rape, […]

Maintaining required level of vitamin D essential for health
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Maintaining required level of vitamin D essential for health

Bone deformity. Photo/ Thinglink Vitamin D is essential for the body, as it helps to keep the bone in good shape. Experts say insufficient Vitamin D could lead to bone deformities (rickets) in children and bone pain in adults. Dr. Obiefuna Ajie, Chemical Pathologist/Lecturer, College of Medicine, University of Lagos […]

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Its International Literacy Day and Women still Read more than Men, this is not good enough

“The best advice I ever got is that knowledge is power and to keep reading” – David Bailey Today, however, many people don’t read again, and the embers of this craft are slowing dying. Part of the barriers to the advancement of literacy is a waning reading culture which is […]

Buhari urges women to contest, effect change
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Buhari urges women to contest, effect change

[File] President Muhammadu Buhari. PHOTO/TWITTER/APCng President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday charged women to contest political positions across party divides to effect change in the country. He made the call at women political aspirants’ summit organised by the Women in Politics Forum of the National Council of Women Societies (NCWS). Buhari said […]

Alcohol during pregnancy raises child’s risk of having low IQs, ADHD, study finds
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Alcohol during pregnancy raises child’s risk of having low IQs, ADHD, study finds

pregnancy Just two alcoholic drinks a month during pregnancy raises children’s risk of having low Intelligence Quotients (IQs) and attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD), new research suggests. Youngsters whose mothers drank while expecting score six points lower on IQ tests and are more likely to have poor attention skills than […]

Peru relaxes entry requirements for some categories of Venezuelans
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Peru relaxes entry requirements for some categories of Venezuelans

An official of UNHCR speaks with Venezuelan migrants on August 25, 2018, upon their arrival in Huaquillas, Ecuador, border with Peru, after touring in buses facilitated by the Ecuadorian authorities as part of a "humanitarian corridor" to facilitate the passage of Venezuelans who migrated due to the economic crisis in […]

More than 700 arrested in Brazil over femicide
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More than 700 arrested in Brazil over femicide

[File] Public security minister Raul Jungmann said "What matters to us is protecting lives and above all combating femicide, this terrible and unacceptable crime,". Photo/Exame More than 700 people accused of committing or planning murders — in large part against women — were arrested Friday in a coordinated sweep across […]

Brazilians mourn woman seen as symbol of femicide
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Brazilians mourn woman seen as symbol of femicide

Grab taken from a handout video captured by security cameras on July 22, 2018 and released by the Parana State Court, showing Brazilian Luis Felipe Manvailer assaulting his wife Tatiane Spitzner in a lift at their apartment in the town of Guarapuava, in the Brazilian southern state of Parana, a […]

South Korea women hold record mass rally against ‘spycam porn’
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South Korea women hold record mass rally against ‘spycam porn’

This picture taken on June 9, 2018 shows a red placard reading "My life is not your porn" during a monthly protest by South Korean women against secretly-filmed spycam pornography in Seoul.<br />Since May, the monthly demonstrations against secretly-filmed spycam pornography in Seoul has shattered records to become the biggest-ever […]

Participate in politics to remake Nigeria, Abiola tasks women
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Participate in politics to remake Nigeria, Abiola tasks women

Hafsat Abiola-Costello Special Advisor to Governor Ibikunle Amosun and Founder of Kudirat Initiative for Democracy (KIND), Mrs. Hafsat Abiola-Costello, has appealed to women to increase their participation in politics to enhance the birth of a new Nigeria desired by all. Mrs. Abiola-Castello, who made the call during the July series […]

Lawyer says 3 women were paid hush money over alleged Trump affairs
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Lawyer says 3 women were paid hush money over alleged Trump affairs

LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 27: Attorney Michael Avenatti, who represents adult film actress Stormy Daniels, walks from the courthouse during a break in a motions hearing on July 27, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, is suing President Donald Trump and his former […]

Concerns over rising cases of hepatitis B, HIV amongst pregnant women
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Concerns over rising cases of hepatitis B, HIV amongst pregnant women

pregnancy Ahead of the World Hepatitis Day (WHD), July 28, 2018, a new study by researchers from Redeemer’s University has provided evidence on the transmission of hepatitis B and Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) through blood transfusion in pregnant women in Nigeria. The findings were recently published […]