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Wednesday, 7 August 2013

6 Tips on Dealing with Emotional Pain


INFERTILITY: COPING WITH STRESS WHILE WAITING

NORDICA Lagos shares with couples what they can do to reduce the stress associated with Infertility.

BREASTFEEDING FACTS

Find out what your baby needs and how you can bond with your baby while breastfeeding!

JAPiN Workshop at Enugu





Members of the Journalist Alliance for the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV/Aids (JAPiN) at a workshop in Enugu.

JAPiN intensifies its fight to Save the Mother and Save the Baby

Information is key in this fight against the invisible Epidermic. Its about the Prevention of Mother to Child transmission of HIV/Aids.

5 year old Ferdinand Chukwuani needs your HELP





Your contribution with love can help save Ferdinand's life!

Friday, 21 June 2013

200 Nigerian Girls trafficked monthly to Russia for Prostitution


Nigeria's ambassador to Russia, Asam Asam says no fewer than 200 Nigerian girls are trafficked every month to Russia for prostitution.Mr. Asam, who spoke against the backdrop of consular challenges faced by the embassy, disclosed that so many of these girls are exposed to danger.
He lamented that "Some are thrown out of the window and treated harshly” and expressed belief that there must be a way of stopping the racketeering.
Authorities say these girls are not tourists, students or government officials yet they are given visas from the Russian embassy in Abuja.

WOS Editor in Chief Ify Onyegbule in S.O.S Call



According to the World Health Organization, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide, claiming the lives of hundreds of thousands of women each year and affecting countries at all levels of modernization. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.  Princess Olubunmi Jegede has fallen into the category of those who are deemed unfortunate. As a people with feelings, we really don’t have to watch her waste away while fighting the disease. Woman of Substance Nigeria visited her on sometime this week and heard her story, it was pathetic and heartbreaking! She is going through so much pain and cant wait to come out of this predicament alive! She needs a little above 2 million in this fight and we can be our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers here. Do me a favour to call her on 07031558444 before you make donations to: Jegede Christiana Olubunmi - Skyebank 1760532072. God bless you as you assist and please feel free to share so that others can touch her life too!

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Are you Man Enough?


HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE...The silent Killer


Dr Laide Omotosho-Ikuru talks about High Blood Pressure and Hypertension!

JAPiN...Save the Mother, Save the Babies


JAPiN's National Coordinator Sola Ogundipe in this write-up highlights the activities of a group of journalist united for one purpose in the fight to prevent Mother to Child Transmission of HIV/Aids.

Ariane....an African Gem

Betty Dibiah writes about Cameroun born Ariane, a woman who is determined in the face of daunting challenges!

NIGERIAN DOCTORS NEED TO BE CELEBRATED

Founder Tiny Beating Heart International Mrs Petra Akinti Onyegbule calls for sincere celebration of Nigerian Doctors who work diligently to save lives!

Toyin Adesola...Still Standing

WOS Nigeria celebrates the woman who is Still Standing!

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Tolulope Sangosanya: Fashola needs like-minded people!


Time to celebrate young women who are doing great things! WOS Nigeria this June takes you into the world of Tolulope Sangosanya and what she does at the Dustbin Estate in Ajegunle! Ask your vendor!

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Ashiwaju Tinubu's Mother Passes on

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, ACN leader’s mother and President-General, Association of Nigerian Market Women and Men, Alhaja Abibat Mogaji is dead. She died on Saturday evening in her home in Ikeja, Lagos.
She was 96 years, and close family members say she will be buried on Sunday at Vaults and garden, Ikoyi, Lagos at 11am.

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Woman of Substance Magazine is Born


We must be adventurous and creative!

THE cool ambience of the Golden Gate Restaurant, Ikoyi, did well in setting guests at ease at an event that was to become an expose of knowledge and celebration of women who have displayed extraordinary courage in the Nigerian society. The occasion was the launching of the Women of Substance Magazine by Ms. Ify Onyegbule, a broadcaster-turned-women’s rights advocate. On-air personality, Cordelia Okpei, hosted the event to the delight of all.


Veteran broadcaster, Mrs. Bimbo Oloyede, who gave the key note address, took the audience on a voyage of discovery when she gave an insightful lecture on “Mentoring and Nurturing: a path to positive development”. In her address, she corrected the impression of many who tend to associate the word mentor and role model to mean the same thing. “A mentor is an experienced person who advises a less experienced person, while a role model is someone one admires even though one may not have had personal contact with them,” she said. Describing mentorship as a huge responsibility, she advised that mentors must create opportunities for protégées to connect with them. This they can do by creating specific opportunities that would help nurture them. She quoted the words of Mark Twain; “to get the full value of joy, you must have someone to share it with,” to illustrate her points.
For the protégées, they also must recognise that mentorship is not a right but a service, hence the need to appreciate the opportunity by being submissive and understanding. She also advised that protégées should be adventurous and creative. “All the advice in the world would not take you anywhere if you are not a risk taker, she stressed.” She urged protégées to be available on demand and also take to criticism.


Other guests who graced the event included Chief Mrs. Opral Mason Benson, former Lagos State deputy governor, Princess Sarah Sosan, who was represented by Dr. (Mrs.) Ayo Sobowale from LASU, Dr Quincy Ayodele of Quincy Herbal Slimmers, Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin, founder of Women Arise, Mrs. Yemisi Ransome-Kuti, Mrs. Betty Ubeku, Regional Chair, West Africa Women Association(WAWA), and Mrs Toyin Onanuga who represented the deputy governor of Lagos State, Mrs. Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, Dr Samuel Pimpim, a Ghanaian-American who is into youth advocacy, and a host of other personalities.


The event which also coincided with the 40th birthday of the convener, Ms. Onyegbule also featured a presentation of awards to deserving individuals such as Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin, a recent recipient of the International Women of Courage award. Others who also received awards were Dr. Keziah Awosika and Oluwatoyin Adesola, a sickle cell victim who also runs an NGO.




The highlight of the event was the launching and public presentation of the Women of Substance Magazine, which according to the editor, Ms Onyegbule, came to be as a result of her adventure with risk-taking. She further added that her experience with the Women of Substance TV programme which ran for over three years on TV Continental has reinforced in her the need to go the extra mile to get extra ordinary results. The vision of the magazine, she said, is to celebrate women achievers and also raise a generation of women who are goal-oriented and also create a society where women are bold enough to come out and contest elections and not just get compensated with political appointments.

Women need to be bold! Woman of Substance Magazine Launch

Woman of Substance Magazine was officially presented to the public at the Golden Gate Chinese Restaurant Ikoyi Lagos on Monday May 27, 2013. Women were well represented at the event.

                                      The Editor in Chief WOS Nigeria - Ms Ify Onyegbule

                                                       Fielding questions from journalists

                       Above, cutting the WOS Magazine Cake and below...the national anthem!


                Veteran Broadcaster Mrs Bimbo Oloyede giving the keynote address on
                         Mentoring & Nurturing as a tool for Positive Development

                                                     Mrs Opral Benson making a remark

                            Dr Quincy Ayodele talking about Going Green and staying in health

                                Ghanian Born American based Dr Samuel Pipim making a remark about
                                                     courage  and why "Africa must think"
 
                                                              Endorsing the Magazine

                                                   Mrs Oloyede interacting with mentees!

Friday, 26 April 2013

Olufunmilayo Olayinka "The Pride of Ekiti goes Home"


Olufunmilayo Aduni Olayinka is described as a proven technocrat and seasoned professional banker. Her political colleagues say she was a consummate administrator, a very intelligent and humble woman who through hard work rose to the top in her career in the banking sector before veering into politics…and I say that DEATH has no respect. I wrote a piece about this Pride of Ekiti in the February Edition of Woman of Substance Nigeria and I never knew she was ill, her passing only tells us it’s the debt every human will pay! She has written her name and left footprints in the sands of time…R.I.P beautiful woman.