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IWD 2022: Tinubu-Ojo preaches gender equality as panacea to sustainable development

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In commemoration of the celebration of International Women’s Day, the Iyaloja General of Nigeria, Chief Folashade Tinubu-Ojo, has stated that gender equality is a way to achieve sustainable development.

She made this known in a paper she presented recently when she was invited as a special guest at a symposium organised by Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife in Osun State to celebrate this year’s IWD.

According to her, to fully appreciate a sustainable development in Nigeria, it needs to be looked at through the prism of gender and the test case for this is the bias and how women are treated.

“Since the advent of women into the workforce, there has been an intense drive to attain gender equality, which is the equal ability for men and women to pursue opportunities without judgment or discrimination. The fifth sustainable goal set out by the United Nations is arguably one of the most important: the achievement of gender equality by 2030. This can only be done through the elimination of the root causes of discrimination that hinder women’s rights in both public and private spheres,” she submitted.

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Chief Tinubu-Ojo believes that gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a prosperous and sustainable world.

“Considering the relationship between gender equality and sustainable development, it is important to take note of the following steps in achieving gender equality; acknowledging women vital role forms the first step to creating gender equitable environment, give way to gender transformative leadership, talk to women and girls and raise aspirations of girls and their parents,” she said.

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Other steps she mentioned included giving proper value to women and getting women into power.

“Evidence collected in this paper shows that gender equality is critical to achieving a wide range of objectives pertaining sustainable development, from promoting economic growth and labour productivity, to reducing poverty and enhancing human capital through health and education, attaining food security, addressing climate change impacts and strengthening resilience to disasters, and ensuring more peaceful and inclusive communities. Based on this evidence, the paper argues that accelerating the pace of advancing gender equality in all spheres of society leads to a more rapid increase in progress towards achieving the 2030 Agenda,” Iyaloja General of Nigeria submitted.

Click here to read the full paper presented by Chief(Mrs) Folashade Tinubu-Ojo, Iyaloja General of Nigeria

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Gas Explosion kills man while he was preparing food (Photos)

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A Gas Explosion has killed a man at Ayimensah in the Greater Accra Region.

This sad incident happened this morning, Tuesday November 29, 2022.

Mr. Daniel, an agent was killed by the gas explosion this morning while preparing his breakfast.

The cylinder exploded and caught him in the fire.

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He was rushed to the hospital after the unfortunate incident but he passed away hours later.

The body has been kept at the morgue for autopsy and preservation.

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Native doctor shoots his client dead while testing bulletproof charm in Enugu

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Operatives of the Enugu State Police Command have arrested a 23-year-old native doctor, Odoh Emmanuel, for accidentally killing his client while testing a bulletproof charm he prepared for him.

Odoh shot the deceased, identified as Onunze Benedict, with a locally-fabricated single-barreled gun in his shrine while testing the potency of the charm he made for him.

According to the Command’s Spokesperson, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, who disclosed the incident in a statement released on Tuesday, November 29, the killing occurred in Isi-Uzo Local Government Area of the state.

The statement reads,

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“On 16/11/2022 at about 11.pm, police operatives serving in Isi-Uzo Police Division of the Command, arrested Odoh Emmanuel (male and a native doctor) aged 23, of Umuaram Village in Ikem community of Isi-Uzo LGA, for shooting and murdering his adult male client, one Onunze Benedict, of Eha-Amufu community in the same LGA.

“Preliminary investigation reveals that the suspect confessed to having used a locally-fabricated single-barreled gun to shoot and murder the said victim in his shrine at the mentioned location, while testing the gunshot protection charm he had prepared for him

“The gun has been recovered, while further investigation is ongoing at the Homicide Section of the State CID Enugu.”

The suspect will be charged to court once the police conclude their investigation.

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Ogun: Yahoo-boy kills girlfriend for refusing to remit fraud proceeds

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A 27-year-old suspected internet fraudster, otherwise known as Yahoo boy, Obeta John, has allegedly killed his girlfriend, Idowu Buhari over claims that she refused to remit to him, a proceed of fraud paid into the girl’s account by a victim.

The victim, an HND 1 student of Mass Communication, Gateway Polytechnic Saapade, Ogun State, was reportedly beaten to death by the suspect.

Abimbola Oyeyemi, the Ogun State police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspect, was arrested Tuesday following a distress call received at the Ode-Remo divisional headquarters.

The police were informed that the suspect, a resident at 3, Mojubade Compound, Eredu Ishara, locked his door and started beating the girl, hitting her head against the wall.

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Efforts by neighbours to persuade him to open the door did not succeed, DAILY POST learnt.

Acting on the distress call, Oyeyemi said the DPO of Ode-Remo division, CSP Fasogbon Olayemi, had quickly led his officers to the scene, “where they met the victim in the pool of her blood after forcing the door open.”

The police rushed the victim to the State Hospital, Ishara, where she was pronounced dead by the doctor on duty.

The suspect said to be an indigene of Enugu State, is presently in police custody.

“On interrogation, the suspect informed the police that he is an internet fraudster and that a certain amount of money from one of his clients was paid into the account of his deceased girlfriend which she refused to relinquish to him,” Oyeyemi explained.

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He quoted the suspect as saying that the fight over the said money had eventually led to the death of the girl.

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Meanwhile, the State Commissioner of Police in Ogun, Lanre Bankole, has ordered the transfer of the suspect to the State CIID for further investigation and prosecution by the homicide team.

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