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SANWO-OLU CELEBRATES WOMEN’S FRONTLINE ROLES IN BATTLE AGAINST COVID-19, SAYS LAGOS HAS ELEVATED GENDER EQUALITY

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•‘There’ll Always Be Space for Women in My Govt’ – Gov

• ‘Women Naturally Endowed To Stabilise Society’ – Ibukun Awosika

 

Any society that fails to support women and help them to achieve their potential stands to lose its essence, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said.

 

The Governor said solving development issues facing women and youths had remained a priority for his administration, pledging that his Government would continue to fight segregation policies and actions denying women the opportunity to actualise their leadership potential.

Sanwo-Olu spoke at the commemoration of the 2021 International Women’s Day organised by the Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation (WAPA). The event with the theme: “Women in Leadership: Achieving an Equal Future in a COVID-19 World”, was held at the Police College, Ikeja.

 

The Governor said the State Government, under his leadership, had recorded unprecedented feat in adding values to women folks and elevated them to the positions of authority and responsibility. He said women had remained on the forefront of the battle against Coronavirus (COVID-19), applauding them in the progress recorded in fighting the pandemic in Lagos.

 

Sanwo-Olu disclosed that his administration had empowered about 50,000 women through Ministries of Youth and Social Development, Wealth Creation and WAPA in various skills and vocations that would enable them contribute to the socio economic development of the State. He promised women would continue to have space in his Government.

He said: “As a man, father, husband and Governor, I acknowledge the role women play in the development of any society and what the society stands to lose by denying women the opportunity to actualise their potentials.

This administration through the Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Ministry of Youths and Social Development and Ministry of Wealth creation has continued to prioritise the training and empowerment of women.

 

“About 50,000 women and youths have been trained and empowered in various skills and vocations that will enable them contribute to the socio economic development of the State. To further demonstrate our commitment to the cause of women in Lagos, this administration has declared zero tolerance for all forms of segregation policies and domestic violence against women and young ladies, particularly the issue of rape. All Government agencies have my full backing in their daily efforts to tackle the menace of violence against our women and young ladies.”

Sanwo-Olu said there was no limit to what a woman could achieve if given the opportunity and support.

 

He challenged women to continue to amplify their voices in the quest for gender equality and desire to occupy more space in leadership at the very top.

 

The Governor urged them to challenge stereotypes and eradicate bias views, stressing that widening their perceptions were vital to achieving equality.

 

At the occasion, First Lady of Lagos, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, celebrated the courage and commitment of female caregivers, frontline medical practitioners, activists and political leaders, who daily laboured to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

The First Lady noted that the pandemic had further exposed women to sexual and gender-based violence, particularly rape, which she described as “a pandemic within the pandemic”.

 

She observed that women still faced significant cultural, socio-economic and political barriers to accessing leadership, stressing that the only way to change the narrative was for every woman to rise in collective and take their destinies in their own hands.

 

She said: “My dear women, I urge every one of us to take our individual and collective destinies in our hands. Let us not stop at ‘Talk the Talk’, it is time to ‘Walk the Walk’. It is time to think big and aim high. It is time to challenge ourselves, like the media slogan for 2021 International Women Day says, #ChooseToChallenge.”

 

Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Mrs. Bolaji Dada, praised Governor Sanwo-Olu for the opportunities accorded to women in his cabinet and State Government’s appointments.

 

The Commissioner said the theme of the Women’s Day commemoration celebrated the courage of women around the world in standing against stereotypes, inequality and violence.

 

She urged women not to relent in their strive to reach the pinnacle of their endeavours, noting that there were many powerful positions to be filled by women to change the socio-economic landscape in the country.

 

Commissioner for Establishment, Training and Pensions, Mrs. Ajibola Ponnle, said Sanwo-Olu had not paid lip service to equality, noting that 65 per cent of Permanent Secretaries appointed by the Governor are women.

 

“Elevation of women in the administration of Governor Sanwo-Olu is not tokenism,” she said.

 

Chairman of First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Mrs. Ibukun Awosika, who spoke on “Leadership in Extraordinary Times”, said the role for which God created women to do in making society develop could never be negotiated.

 

Every extraordinary time, Awosika said, requires women to deploy extraordinary actions to stabilise situations, stressing that women had natural instincts and capabilities to respond to unforeseen situations.

 

She listed some of the values women must imbibe in effectively tackling challenges in extraordinary situations, saying women must build trust and credibility with the community.

 

She said women must make commitment to making and understanding right information, while also plan proactively and seek help within the community in addressing situations.

 

She said: “Building lasting relationships and sharing knowledge with community members are key in solving extraordinary challenges, because no person has full experience about any situation.

 

“Women must deal with every situation with positive mindset and inspire people with empathy. As leaders, women must have ability to identify talents and bring the talents out to shine.”

 

She concluded that women could lead in extraordinary times and would not fail in delivering best results.

 

Women from all Local Government Areas (LGAs) attended the event.

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Tems Become The First Female Nigerian Artist To Win A Grammy Award

Tems has set a new record for Nigerian music at the 65th edition of the prestigious grammy awards 2023.

Tems achieved and set another record for Nigerian music at the 65th edition of the Grammy awards 2023 as she beat top acts such as DJ Khaled, Future, Jack Harlow, Kendrick Lamar & SZA to bag her first grammy award and also become the first female Nigerian artist to win a Grammy award.

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The singer, who had bagged 3 nominations at the Grammy awards 2023 with her immense contribution on bagged a Grammy award in the ‘Best Melodic Rap Performance’ category for her vocal and writing contribution on the smashing hit ‘Wait For U’ by Future featuring Drake and herself, making it her first Grammy award win after four nominations.

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DJ Khaled Featuring Future & SZA – Beautiful
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Temilade Openiyi (born 11 June 1995), known professionally as Tems, is a Nigerian singer. She rose to prominence after she was featured on Wizkid’s 2020 single “Essence,” which reached the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 after the release of a remixed version with an additional feature from Justin Bieber, and earned her a Grammy Award nomination. That same year, she was featured on Drake’s song, “Fountains.”

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SCRAP METAL DEALERS IN LAGOS STATE DECLARE TOTAL SUPPORT FOR ASIWAJU BOLA AHMED TINUBU AS PRESIDENT AND GOVERNOR BABAJIDE SANWO-OLU FOR 2ND TERM

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Thousands of Scrap Metal dealers in Lagos State have vowed to deliver massive votes for the All Progressives Congress Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the re-election of Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu and all APC candidates across the State.

This declaration was made on Sunday at the New Garage Busstop (Odo Iyaalaro), near Ojota by the teeming members of the association. The event was organized by Grassroots Engagement Directorate under the leadership of Hon. Abdulbaq Ladi Balogun.

The Chief of Staff to Lagos State Governor who also doubles as the Director General of Independent Campaign Council for Tinubu/Shettima and Sanwo-Olu/Hamzat (ICC), Mr. Tayo Ayinde commended the leadership of the organization and the massive turnout of their members.

He reiterated government commitment to making available a conducive environment for business activities in the state. In his words; ‘ The Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu administration is performing wonders across the State and if returned to power, he will do more.’

He assured the leadership of total support from the Government, Mr. Ayinde used the opportunity to enlighten the gathering on how to vote correctly especially with the new BVAS system.

The chairman of Independent Campaign Council, Cardinal James Omolaja Odunmbaku appreciated the members and leadership for conducting themselves very well. He charged them to go all out and vote for APC candidates in the coming elections.

Delivering his speech, the chairman of the Scrap Metal Dealers in Lagos State, Comrade Adewale Adedotun thanked the Director General, the Chairman and all that came with them. Adedotun declared that the group has no other party to support but APC .

Dignitaries at the event were Mr. Tayo Ayinde (Director General ICC), Cardinal James Omolaja Odunmbaku (Chairman ICC), Hon. Kafilat Ogbara (House of Representatives Candidate for Kosofe Constituency), Hon. Okanlawon Sanni (House of Assembly Member Kosofe), Hon. Mayosoore Ogunlewe (Chairman of Kosofe LGA), Hon. Ladi Balogun (Director, Grassroots Engagement), Hon. Olumide Olayomi, Hon. Bode Olaniyan among others

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Sex Positions For Plus Size, what you should know and how to go about it to make your partner always want you.

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to sexual positions for people of all body types, including those who are plus-size. However, here are a few positions that can be the best Sex Positions For Plus Size:

  1. Spooning: This position involves both partners lying on their sides, facing in the same direction. This position can be comfortable for those who may feel self-conscious about their bodies.
  2. Doggy Style: This position can be adjusted to accommodate different body sizes and can be especially comfortable for people with a larger bellies.
  3. Missionary: This classic position can be modified with the use of pillows or other supports under the hips to make it more comfortable and accommodating for those who are plus size.
  4. Woman on Top: This position allows for control and comfort for the person on top, and can be adjusted to accommodate different body sizes.

Remember, the most important thing is to communicate with your partner and find positions that are comfortable and enjoyable for both of you. Don’t be afraid to experiment and try different positions to find what works best for you.

It’s also important to remember that sex is about intimacy, pleasure, and connection with your partner, and not just about the physical positions. Experimenting with different techniques, such as incorporating oral sex, manual stimulation, or sex toys can help enhance the sexual experience and create new sensations, regardless of body size.

Additionally, taking the time to prioritize self-care, such as practicing good body image, engaging in physical activity, and treating yourself with kindness and respect, can also improve your sexual experience.

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Ultimately, it’s important to be comfortable and confident in your skin and to communicate openly and honestly with your partner about your desires and boundaries. By prioritizing comfort and communication, you can find a sexual experience that is fulfilling and enjoyable for both partners, regardless of body size.

It’s also worth mentioning that sex is not just about physical pleasure, but also about emotional and psychological well-being. Building a strong emotional connection with your partner through communication, trust, and mutual respect can enhance the overall sexual experience.

It’s also important to prioritize sexual health by using protection during sexual activity to reduce the risk of STIs and unintended pregnancy. If you have any concerns about your sexual health, don’t hesitate to talk to your healthcare provider or seek resources and support.

In conclusion, the key to a fulfilling sexual experience, regardless of body size, is open communication, mutual respect, and a focus on comfort and pleasure. Experimenting with different positions, techniques, and self-care practices can help enhance the sexual experience and build a stronger connection with your partner.

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