Lagos Chronicles My 12-day trip to Lagos was overwhelming; mostly because Lagos is an overwhelming city. With over 20 million inhabitants, it is hard not to feel choked whenever you are in Lagos. I stayed on the Mainland of Lagos; this is where you experience the real city in contrast to the Island area of […]
International Day of the Girl Child
International Day of the Girl Child October 11, 2016 Every year since 2012, October 11 has been set aside to “recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world.” The day calls global attention to the need to address these challenges while promoting girls’ empowerment and the advancement of their human […]
For Girls’ Empowerment: What’s Education Got to Do With It?
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela ABUJA, Nigeria – “Are you sure you know where you are coming to?” asked my cousin in-law as we approached the northwestern state of Kaduna after a two hour road trip from Abuja. He was dropping me off […]
Not Too Young: Youth Leadership and Girls’ Empowerment in Nigeria
“This country belongs to you but it’s under the stranglehold of men and women of a generation that have overreached itself. The truth is that nothing will be ceded or conceded to your generation without a fight.” – Yakubu Dogara, Speaker of the Nigerian House ABUJA, Nigeria – Touching […]