PHOTOS: Women Affairs Minister Leads Campaign Against Violence, Rape

Minister of Women Affairs Pauline Tallen while submitting the petition of the women at the Nigeria Police Force Headquarters, Abuja, on Monday, December 2, 2019.


Minister of Women Affairs Pauline Tallen on Monday led a campaign against rape and all other forms of Gender Based Violence against women and girls in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

The campaign which is in partnership with United Nations is aimed at creating awareness on ending violence against women.

The women later proceeded to the Nigeria Police Force Headquarters, Supreme Court of Nigeria to demand proper legal structures to prosecute rape perpetrators and provide access to justice for victims of rape.


See photos from the campaign below…

Senate Rejects List Of Non-Career Ambassadors

Senate Rejects List Of Non-Career AmbassadorsThe Senate has rejected a list of 46 non-career ambassadors which President Buhari sent to lawmakers for confirmation.

Lawmakers rejected the list because of the myriad of petitions which the Committee on Foreign Affairs received over the nomination of the ambassadors.

The Senate is sending the list back to President Buhari to make amendments and return to the Senate

Meanwhile, the Senate has confirmed 47 career ambassadors which President Buhari sent to the upper chamber for confirmation.

The list also faced its own challenge in June when the screening of 47 nominees at the Senate was put on hold following what the federal lawmakers called irregularities in the nomination process.

Senator Joshua Dariye raised a motion under matters of urgent national importance alleging the non-inclusion of the names of competent persons from his constituent.

Senator Dariye expressed concern that not a single career diplomat from his state was included in the list.

His views were shared by Senators Sola Adeyeye and Fauster Ogolar. They believe that the nomination process was faulty.

The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, also joined in the condemnation of the nomination process before announcing the decision of the Senate to suspend the screening.

We Need Dedication, Hard Work To Win Ondo, Oyegun Tells APC Members

apc-members-at-ondo-rallyThe National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr John Oyegun, has asked members of his party in Ondo State to mobilise for the governorship candidate of the party, Mr Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, in the November 26, election in Ondo State.

Mr Oyegun told members of the party on Thursday that wrestling power out of the hands of an incumbent government was not an easy task.

“For the APC to win the poll, dedication and hard work are major requirements needed from its members,” he said.

The Chairman of the APC spoke at the flag-off campaign of Mr Akeredolu held on Thursday in Akure, the State’s Capital, which was attended by prominent chieftains of the party from across Nigeria.

Mr Oyegun explained how important the state was to the Federal Government which it is in control of, emphasising that the state must join the mainstream politics.

The APC chairman said they would not allow the state to continue to remain in the hands of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, urging the electorates to give 90 per cent votes to his party.

“Are you happy with the present government in Ondo state? Do you want change? It is not easy to change. It is very easy to change and remove the present government but it requires hard work and dedication. I am convinced that the 26th of this month November is a day for us.

“I assure you that we in Abuja will support you to ensure that the APC takes over power in Ondo. Just as we will not let you down, please, pick your PVC and let it be ready. Tell your friends, family and other relatives, you need to vote for the APC, as this is the only party that can give you the desired change you are yearning for,” he told the crowd of supporters.

On his part, Mr Akeredolu boasted that the APC in the state would not miss the opportunity of joining the mainstream politics.

“We are committed to fighting this course. We should work together to ensure victory at the polls come November 26. We have promised that we will create jobs for the youths, through agriculture, entrepreneurship and Industrialisation.

“Our workers have not received their salaries in a long while but we will ensure that that becomes a thing of the past if we are elected into power.

Members of the All Progressives Congress and supporters at the campaign in Ondo

“We will not frustrate the people but will bring smile to their faces.

“Twice this party has called me and twice I have answered the call. It is a call to serve the people and liberate the people of Ondo State and I believe that together we will triumph, with your support.

“Look at the calibre of governors, ministers and party members here. Let us vote right and vote for the APC, the winning party,” the APC candidate appealed.

He noted that as long as the APC was ruling in Lagos, Osun, Oyo, Ogun and other states in the south-west, the party must take over Ondo State.

Some of the top party members at the rally were the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir David Lawal, who represented the Vice-President, Professor Yemi Osibanjo, Senator Isiaka Adeleke, who represented the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yusuf Lasun Governors, Plateau, Simon Lalong, Borno, Kashim Shettima, Ogun, Ibikunle Amosun, Sokoto, Aminu Tambuwal and Bauchi, Muhammed Abubakar.

Others were, Ministers of Defence, Mansur Mohammed Dan Ali, Labour and Productivity, Chris Ngige, Communication, Adebayo Shittu, Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, Niger Delta, Pastor Usani Uguru, Niger Delta (state), and Professor Cladius Daramola.

Also at the rally were Senator Joshua Dariye, Senator Olorumbe Mamora, Sola Iji, Pauline Tallen, and Chief Ayo Akinyelure, Segun Oni, Adeniyi Adebayo, Isaac Kekemeke, Ali Olanusi, Tayo Alasoadura and Ade Adetimehin, Osita Izunaso among others.

Buhari Forwards List Of Ambassadorial Nominees to Senate

senatePresident Muhammadu Buhari has forwarded the names of 46 ambassadorial nominees to the Senate.

The announcement was read out by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, during the plenary session on Thursday morning.

Some of the notable figures in the list of non-career ambassadorial nominees include the former speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Senator Olorunibe Mamora and a former Supreme Court Justice, George Oguntade.

Also on the list is former deputy governor of Plateau State, Pauline Tallen and former deputy governor of Niger State, Musa Ibeto who was dropped from the president’s ministerial list in 2015.

The Senate is yet to conclude the screening and confirmation of the 47 career foreign service officers sent by the President in July.

Here is a  full list of the ambassadorial nominees (alphabetically)

  1. Abdullahi Garbasi (Zamfara)
  2. Ade Asekun (Ogun)
  3. Adegboyega Ogunwusi (Osun)
  4. Ashimiyu Olaniyi (Oyo)
  5. Ayodele Ayodeji (Ekiti)
  6. Baba Madugu (Bauchi)
  7. Chris Eze (Enugu)
  8. Christopher Okeke (Anambra)
  9. Clifford Zirra (Adamawa)
  10. D Abdulkadir (Kano)
  11. Deborah Iliya (Kaduna)
  12. Enyantu Ifenne (Benue)
  13. Etuborn Asuquo (Cross River)
  14. Francis Efeduma (Delta)
  15. Garba Gajam (Zamfara)
  16. George Oguntade (Lagos)
  17. Godwin Umo (Akwa Ibom)
  18. Haruna Bawa Abdullahi (Plateau)
  19. Haruna Ungogo (Kano)
  20. Isa Dodo (Katsina)
  21. Jamila Ahmadu-Suka (Sokoto)
  22. Jonah Odo (Ebonyi)
  23. Kabiru Umar (Sokoto)
  24. Modupe Irele (Lagos)
  25. Mohammad Yaro (Kaduna)
  26. Mohammed Hayatuddeen (Borno)
  27. Mohammed Yisa (Kwara)
  28. Muhammad Dalhatu (Jigawa)
  29. Musa Ibeto (Niger)
  30. Musa Mohammad (Nasarawa)
  31. Mustapha Jaji (Taraba)
  32. Nurudeen Mohammed (Kwara)
  33. Olorunibe Mamora (Lagos)
  34. Orji Ngofa (Rivers)
  35. Pauline Tallen (Plateau)
  36. Sola Iki (Ondo)
  37. Stanley Diriyai (Bayelsa)
  38. Suleiman Hassan (Gombe)
  39. Sylvanus Adiewere Nsofor (Rivers)
  40. Tijani Bande (Kebbi)
  41. Usman Bugaje‎ (Katsina)
  42. Igbe (Edo)
  43. Uzoma Emenike (Abia)
  44. Y O Aliu (Kogi)
  45. Yusuf Tugar (Bauchi)
  46. Zanna Bura (Yobe)