AfriHeritage Holds Big Ideas Podium as Okei-Odumakin Urges Women’s Empowerment 

African Heritage Institution, a research institution for policy-making has held its “Big Ideas Podium” with a call for women  empowerment. Keynote speaker at the event and and pro-democracy activist, Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin, said women empowerment is necessary for them to develop their potential and contribute to the development of the world. Okei-Odumakin who is the president of Women Arise Change Initiative observed that politically, “women are largely non existent in the Nigerian political sphere. Women are stereotyped as too weak or intelligently-handicapped”. Speaking on the theme, “Gender Disparity and Underdevelopment in Nigeria”, Dr. Okei-Odumakin…

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Nigeria’s Gender Disparity Worrying, Says Afriheritage Executive Director

Executive Director of African Heritage  Institution, Professor Ufo Okeke-Uzodike, has expressed worry over the prevailing unequal treatment experienced by women. According to him, while ample evidence exists that there have been substantial improvements on gender parity in most countries globally over the past few decades, much still remains to be done to ensure reasonable parity  between men and women. He spoke while briefing journalists on the forthcoming “Big Ideas Podium” taking place on September 24th, this year. He noted that the latest edition of the Global Gender Gap Report by the World…

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UNN Introduces Computer Test Platform for Medical Students

University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), has introduced computer test platform for its medical students. The College says it has reached advanced stage of establishing a computer learning and test platform for its medical students. This was made known by the Provost of the college, Prof. Uchenna Nwagha on Monday, September 16, in Enugu while briefing newsmen on their forthcoming First Distinguished Alumni Lecture. He said that the establishment of the test platform was part of the reforms aimed at improving the competence of its graduates in view of obvious learning…

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Enugu, Lagos, Edo Top Nigeria’s Doctor-to-patient Ratio Chart

A data sourced from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) and published by StatiSense has revealed the average doctor-to-patient ratio for each of the 36 states of the federation, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). According to the report, the FCT (although not strictly a state) has the best ratio in the country, with 1 doctor to every 1,267 resident population. It was followed closely by Edo, Lagos and Enugu states with a doctor-patient ratio of 1:1,416; 1:1,709; and 1:1,812, respectively. Only states such as Oyo (1 doctor to 2,729),…

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Beneficiaries of Mrs. Ugwuanyi’s Scholarship Scheme Hold Thanksgiving 

Youths who have benefitted from a scholarship scheme offered by wife of the Enugu State governor, Mrs. Monica Ugochi Ugwuanyi, this week held a special thanksgiving service to show their gratitude and pray to “God to bless her for her benevolence”. The beneficiaries who could not hide their joy, joined women of the state at their monthly prayer rally on Monday, September 9, to also offer prayers for the state. Speaking at the event held at the Michael Okpara Square, Enugu, one of the beneficiaries, Miss Winifred Maduko, a first class graduate,…

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