Njegbodi: Most women farmers, disabled

Halima Njegbodi is a former president of Farmers Association of Nigeria and initiator of No Agric, No Deal, a non-governmental organisation, devoted to the promotion of agriculture and grassroots mobilisation. Njegbodi is also passionate about the role of women in agriculture. She speaks to Oluwatosin Omoniyi on her   Importance of women in agricultural development According to Hajia as she is fondly called, in an African setting, women play an extremely important role mostly in household farming. Women in most rural areas work on the family farm. Overall, women for…

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Court orders Samsung heiress to pay $7.6m in divorce ruling

  A Seoul court on Thursday ordered Samsung Group heiress Lee Boo-jin to provide assets of 7.64 million dollars to her estranged husband in a divorce from the ex-employee of a Samsung affiliate. A spokeswoman for the Seoul family court told Reuters that Lee, the 46-year-old chief executive of Hotel Shilla and daughter of ailing Samsung Group patriarch Lee Kun-hee, received sole custody of their son in the ruling. If appealed within two weeks, however, the ruling is not final, the spokeswoman added. Im Woo-jae, 48, was dubbed “Mr Cinderella”…

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Women garbage drivers

In the heart of Nigeria’s’ bustling capital Lagos, only very few female drivers dare brave the unforgiving traffic and perhaps social consequence to drive garbage trucks. Adeshina Adedeji writes   Been bold, active, courageous, skillful, and diligent are not enough words to qualify these women drivers of the Lagos State Waste Authority Management (LAWMA). Driven by force of circumstance perhaps, many of these women have really proven themselves to their immediate environment and the world at large that, they have ceased to be relegated to the bedroom, labour and kitchen….

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Daring to survive in men’s world

Gone are those days when women were best known for stereotypical occupation or when they were not supposed to be heard. Today, they fit aptly into the popular adage that says, “What a man can do, a woman can do better.” Adesina Adedeji writes   They not only dare to venture into the male field of occupation, they are fully assertive in the field mostly in transportation business, erasing the popular slogan used to describe women as weaker vessels. In Lagos, more women are now delving into transportation business and…

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Burden of the girl child

Undoubtedly, African tradition and culture seems to favour the male child to the detriment of the female child. Hence, in most rural parts of Nigeria, especially, Northern part and perhaps in other countries of the world, the girl-child is made to fight for survival to make it into limelight. It can actually be a cruel world out there for most of them. Oluwatosin Omoniyi writes on collection of experiences     For Loretta Odunayo, who came from a family and a community in Kwara State, the main preoccupation was cattle…

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A great, virtuous father

Truly, mother is gold and her love is unquantifiable. However, father is the mirror of life through which the child is moulded and the society sees the child for whom he is. In fact, fathers bring the values, mothers develop them. Although, Mother’s Day and love are more celebrated and glamourised than father’s, the fact is that there couldn’t have been a mother without a father. As such, the world celebrates them. Oluwatosin Omoniyi writes A n adage has it that ‘gold of life becomes meaningless and useless when a…

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Are you a role model to your children?

Role modelling not only starts with great achievers of the society, it also starts from the home-parents. That is the reason for the general advice that parents should always be good examples to their children because children, irrespective of laid down rules and regulations, have the tendency to follow footsteps of their parents. Elizabeth Ogunbamowo reports Mrs. Rachael Osuki, a school principal condemned parents who are not able to caution themselves of negative attitude in the presence of their children. “She narrated a nasty experience she had with a parent…

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