Gender discrimination

During the olden days, people live together without noticing any difference among them. They accept each other with love and they shower kindness on each other they trust one another and help one another during their difficult times.

During this time things were going on well brothers were living and eating from one plate with an open heart and with the thought nothing will happen until 2000 things begin to change little by little they no longer see each other as a family not do they eat together fear began and hatred is been developed brother no longer call brother brother nor consider each other

Sisters became enemies they no longer share secrets they are scared to do so

Churches became a making money centre

Prostitution came in and fornication is now the lyrics of every human, people now sin with pride everything changed but yet one thing didn’t change women are still treated like before they are been denied many things but still they consider the world to be an amazing place where things have changed for good but ladies can be allowed to do many things instead they are still living the life of 80s where the thought what women are good at is doing the house work and taking care of the children and satisfying men on bed

In this recent time, ladies are judged quickly without knowing what the problem is

Politics

Women’s political representation globally has doubled in the last 25 years. But, this only amounts to around 1 in 4 parliamentary seats held by women today. 

Women continue to be significantly underrepresented in the highest political positions. In October 2019, there were only 10 women Head of State and 13 women Head of Government across 22 countries, compared with four Head of State and eight Prime Ministers across 12 countries in 1995.

LEADERSHIP

Despite Progress, the Gender Gap Is Still Wide at Senior Levels19

Extremely limited women are CEOs of the earth’s largest corporations. As of the August 2020 Fortune Global list, only 13 women (2.6%) were CEOS of Fortune Global 500 companies and all of them were white

A 2020 analysis by Mercer of over 1,100 organizations across the world found a leaky pipeline for women in leadership, with the representation of women decreasing as the levels progress:21

  • Executives: 23%
  • Senior managers: 29%
  • Managers: 37%
  • Professionals: 42%
  • Support staff: 47%

Percentage of Women in the Workforce

The inequities experienced by women in the workplace are shocking, as seen by the below statistics:

  • Women represented  47% of the total labour force in 2019.
  • 57.4% of women participated in the labour force in 2019, compared to 69.2% of men.
  • Women are more likely to lose their jobs due to automation by some estimates.
  • 58% of workers in the most at-risk jobs are women.
  • For every 100 men promoted to the manager, only 85 women were promoted.
  • At the beginning of 2020, women held 38% of manager-level positions, while men held 62%.
  • The 2020 Fortune 500 list revealed a record high number of 37 women CEOs, compared to the 463 CEO positions held by men.

Women of Color in the Workplace

In 2019 people of color made up of nearly 40% of the population. However, people of colour continue to face bias in the workplace.

And women of color especially experience extreme inequity in the workforce.

  • For every 100 men promoted to manager, only 58 Black women and 71 Latinas were promoted.
  • 1 in 3 Latinas work in a high risk field.
  • Men held 77.5% of fortune 500 boards seats in 2018, while women held 22.5%. But only 4.6% of these seats were held by women of color.
  • Men held 74% of S&P 500 board seats while women held 26%. In the top 200 companies in the S&P 500 board seats, only 6% were held by womencolourolor — 4% by Black women, 1% by Latinas, and 1% by Asian women.

Women of colour are more likely to stagnate in their careers than white women. They are also more represented in individual contributor roles and the least represented higher up on the corporate ladder.

To stop this change begins with you and say no to gender discrimination

He deserves Justice

On Tuesday 30/11/2021 we lost our brother 12 years old Sylvester Oromoni Junior. He was a son, grandson, brother, cousin, uncle to his little nieces, he was a friend , he meant everything to us and Yes he was only a child an innocent child . He was taken from us from in the most gruesome of manner beaten by senior 5 boys in his hostel in Dowen College lekki Lagos state. He was tortured by these boys in his school and compelled to silence otherwise they threatened to kill him. This torture and beatings lead to injuries unimaginable and the school authorities without proper duty of care took his agony at face value and claimed he had a fall playing soccer. Without proper investigation or care they called his parents to pick him up. The family upon seeing their once healthy vibrant child knew this pains and injuries were beyond a domestic fall. The child could barely articulate words and move without these heart wrenching painful sounds. 
Sylvester Junior reported to the family he did not fall as alleged by the school. He said he was beaten and tortured by 5 senior students and mentioned their names. The students are from influential families and the school is trying to bury the case. 
Sign and help us find justice for Sylvester Oromoni Junior . It’s our fight he could be your son , your brother, your cousin. #justiceforsylvester

Nigerians still reluctant to report corruption, FG laments

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The Federal Government has said Nigerians are still reluctant to report incidences of corruption, challenging them to be ready to pay the supreme price for the development of the nation.

Executive Secretary, Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-Corruption, Sadiq Raddah, stated this in Abuja on Wednesday, at the public presentation of the report of a survey on five years of whistle-blowing policy in Nigeria carried out by the African Centre for Media and Information Literacy.

He challenged anti-corruption advocates in the country to beam their focus on humanitarian interventions, saying there was seeming malfeasance in the distribution of relief materials to Internally Displaced Persons.

Raddah said, “Since the idea of whistleblowing began, we have realised some problems by people who want to blow the whistle.

“Yes, it is good to be afraid but if you become captive of fear and you want to be righteous, you end up being a captive without delivering.

”I have always said we must be willing to pay the price for doing what is good, including losing our lives.

“I have said several times that nobody wants to die but it is not bad to die while trying to pursue what is good. So people who want to blow the party history across the country, please try not to be afraid but indeed don’t be careless.”

The PACAC executive secretary said the whistleblowing policy should also extend to assets declaration.

Speaking at the event, the Coordinator, AFRICMIL, Chido Onumah, explained that the Corruption Anonymous project initiated by his organisation was meant to mobilise Nigerians to key into the whistleblowing policy which was unveiled in 2016.

He said, “Apart from the survey, AFRICMIL is also using this occasion to introduce a safe and secure whistleblowing platform which was put together with the collaboration of the Yar’Adua Foundation. When it launched, the platform will offer citizens an avenue to report corrupt practices anonymously.”

The survey found that many Nigerians doubted the effectiveness of the whistleblowing policy in country.

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UBA lights up Lagos ahead of Yuletide

By Taofik Salako and Collins Nweze

United Bank for Africa (UBA) has held a light-up ceremony at its Foundation Gardens in Marina, Lagos.

The event kick-started the leading banking group’s activities for the Yuletide.

The garden lights were activated by UBA’s Group Managing Director Kennedy Uzoka with other key management workers and some customers of the bank.

Uzoka, who is also the Chairman of the UBA Foundation, noted that giving back was the main tenet of UBA Foundation.

“We have, over the years, engaged in various activities aimed at appreciating our host communities all around Africa and especially in countries where we operate. So, for us, these lights symbolise hope for the future and all the goodness it will bring into people’s lives.

“It is hard to believe that we have been in this pandemic for almost two years. People have lost friends and family members and businesses decimated by the effects of the pandemic. There has been a general feeling of hopelessness, but our desire is to fill people’s lives with hope once again.”

The bank chief said UBA Foundation had been active in combatting the spread of COVID-19 across Africa.

He said the bank donated over $14 million to its communities across Africa to support the fight against the pandemic.

Also, this year, the foundation is planning to feed thousands of people across Africa through its annual food bank initiative.

Through the programme, food, hygiene products and other gifts items are given to those who have less, especially during the festive season.

UBA Foundation Chief Executive Officer Mrs. Bola Atta said the light-up ceremony goes beyond the Marina and adorning the streets with beautiful colours.

“It reminds us as an institution of our promise to continue to touch lives and treat our communities with kindness. We are living in very difficult times and a little gesture to put a smile on, even one face, goes a very long way. We should all endeavour to do whatever we can, within our power, to uplift others.

“UBA Foundation, the CSR arm of the UBA Group, is committed to the socio-economic betterment of the communities in which the bank operates, focusing on development in the areas of education, the environment, economic empowerment and other special projects,” Mrs. Atta said.

Man sexually molests friend’s 10-year-old daughter, blames devil

A 34-year-old man, Godwin Iroro, has been arrested by police detectives attached to the Ajegunle Division in Lagos State for defiling his friend’s 10-year-old daughter (name withheld).

The suspect, who was arrested on November 25, 2021, blamed the devil for the unprintable act.

Iroro was arrested following a complaint lodged at the Police Station by the victim’s father, Chukwudi Chime, who upon noticing the unusual and awkward movements of his daughter probed to know what happened to her.

The Command’s spokesman in the state, Adekunle Ajisebutu, in a statement said the suspect confessed to the crime but blamed the devil.

The statement was titled, ‘Man, 34, Defiles Friend’s 10-Year-Old Daughter’.

It read in part, “The little girl when questioned, disclosed that her father’s friend, a father of four who also lives in the same house at 5, Iyalode Street, Ajegunle, Lagos, had carnal knowledge of her when her father was not at home.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that both men are separated from their wives. While the victim lives with her father at the above address, the suspect’s four children live with their mother in Asaba, Delta State.

“The suspect, upon interrogation, confessed to the crime but blamed it on the devil. He also confessed to have sexually abused the little girl only twice before the evil was uncovered.

“Angered by the beastly attitude of the paedophile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, immediately directed that he should be transferred to the Gender Unit of the Police Command for discreet investigation and diligent prosecution.

“The CP warns such licentious men who would not keep their restless manhoods in check to desist from such contemptible act or face the grave consequences.”

PATIENCE

Patience: is the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, problems, or suffering without becoming annoyed or anxious.

Bible

But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it. Roman 8:25

Quran

Ayah 5

فَٱصْبِرْ صَبْرًۭا جَمِيلًا

So be patient with gracious patience.

Patience is the greatest key to success to archive something big you need to be patient it doesn’t matter how difficult things are going just be positive

Have you ever considered why in most things we passed through why patience is always among and the most important God will always bless you but you need to be patient for that to come not that God can’t bless you without being patient but in every sweet story there must be a breakthrough and in every breakthrough, there must be patience

Life is a race if you’re not patient you won’t reach the end point

Edmund Burke

“Our patience will achieve more than our force.”

Making money is easy but requires hard work and hard work requires patience

Getting married is easy but what about when you haven’t conceived and is about year’s you’ve gotten married I know it’s painful but all you need is to be patient most times is us not being patient that causes it

For teens, you want to be in a relationship have you considered getting pregnant if you do can you bear the pain for nine months, can you bear the pain of pushing then if no be patient

The business you run don’t feel bad if things are not falling in place all you need is just patient

Mahatma Gandhi

“To lose patience is to lose the battle.”

So do you want to be conquered, so if you don’t want to be conquered just be patient and fight more

Newly discovered Covid-19 variant B.1.1.529 is ‘red flag’ but US needs to learn more, Fauci says

The United States is working to quickly learn more about the newly identified coronavirus variant B.1.1.529, which was first identified in South Africa.
South Africa’s health minister announced Thursday the discovery of the variant, which appears to be spreading rapidly in parts of the country. Then on Friday, the World Health Organization designated the variant as a “variant of concern,” naming it Omicron.
Currently, “there’s no indication” that B.1.1.529 is in the United States right now — and US scientists are working closely with colleagues in South Africa to learn more about the emerging variant, Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief medical adviser to President Joe Biden and director of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said Friday.
The virus seems to be spreading “in a reasonably rapid rate,” Fauci told CNN’s Brianna Keilar. The variant so far has been detected in South Africa, Botswana, in a traveler to Hong Kong from South Africa — and Belgium became the first European country to confirm a case.
US scientists are in “very active communication” with South African scientists to learn more about the molecular makeup of the variant so that researchers can test for the variant in the United States. This type of information also can help scientists better predict how well current coronavirus vaccines may work against the variant.
Scientists have some concern that the variant’s high number of mutations could make it more transmissible and possibly evade the vaccines used today.
“Right now, we’re getting the material together with our South African colleagues to get a situation where you could actually directly test it. So, right now you’re talking about sort of like a red flag that this might be an issue — but we don’t know,” Fauci said Friday.
“Once you test it, you’ll know for sure whether or not it does or does not evade the antibodies that we make — for example against the virus, through a vaccine,” he said. “The answer is we don’t know right now, but we’re going to find out for sure.”
The B.1.1.529 variant has more than 30 mutations in a part of the virus called the spike protein — a structure the coronavirus uses to enter the cells it attacks.
These mutations “are raising some concern, particularly with regard to possibly transmissibility increase, and possibly evasion of immune response,” Fauci said.
Yet “we don’t know that for sure right now — this is really something that’s in motion — and we just arranged right now, a discussion between our scientists and the South African scientists a little bit later in the morning to really get the facts,” he said. “We want to find out scientist-to-scientist exactly what is going on.”
In the meantime, several nations — including the United Kingdom — have banned flights from South Africa and surrounding African countries in response to the emergence of the B.1.1.529 variant.
Fauci told Keilar on Friday that the United States must learn more about the variant and how well current vaccines work against it before considering a travel ban.
“As soon as we find out more information, we’ll make a decision as quickly as we possibly can. You always put these things on the table, but you don’t want to say you’re going to do it until you have some scientific reason to do it. That’s the reason why we’re rushing now to get that scientific data to try and make an informed decision,” Fauci said.
“You want to find out if in fact it does evade the vaccines that we’re doing,” he added. “You’re prepared to do everything you need to do to protect the American public, but you want to make sure there’s a basis for doing that.”

Czech president back in hospital over positive Covid test

Czech President Milos Zeman returned to hospital hours after being released Thursday as he tested positive for Covid-19, his spokesman Jiri Ovcacek said in a statement.

Zeman was expected to appoint centre-right leader Petr Fiala as prime minister on Friday, but Ovcacek said his programme would now be put on hold.

The 77-year-old veteran leftwinger was hospitalised on October 10, a day after a general election, and treated for liver problems that doctors have suggested could be cirrhosis.

Zeman left Prague’s Military University Hospital (UVN) for home care at his Lany chateau residence just west of Prague on Thursday morning.

But on Thursday afternoon, Zeman “was tested for Covid-19 within the standards of the home care provider. Unfortunately, the result was positive,” Ovcacek said.

“The president’s programme will be suspended while he undergoes treatment for Covid-19,” he added as Zeman was returned to the UVN.

Local media said Zeman, who had received three doses of a Covid vaccine, showed no symptoms of the disease.

Zeman was due to appoint Fiala on Friday, but the infection has put the ceremony off indefinitely.

Fiala is the chairman of the right-wing Civic Democratic Party, which teamed up with the centrist Christian Democrats and the centre-right TOP 09 party to form the Together alliance that won the October election.

Together they narrowly defeated the populist ANO movement of outgoing billionaire Prime Minister Andrej Babis.

– Record Covid infections –

The alliance then joined forces with a centrist grouping of the Mayors and Independents and the Pirate Party to clinch a majority of 108 votes in the 200-seat parliament.

The five parties put together a government while Zeman, who would normally have mediated the post-election talks, was in the hospital.

Zeman, who is to name the prime minister and then the government under the constitution, said he had a problem with one person in Fiala’s cabinet, raising that the pro-Russian Zeman might insist on a change.

But Zeman’s latest hospitalisation has delayed things further at a time when the Czech Republic, an EU member of 10.7 million people, is grappling with record daily growths in Covid-19 infections.

The Czech health ministry registered 18,004 new cases on Wednesday after a record-high 25,877 the day before.

The spike led the outgoing Babis government to announce new restrictions on Thursday, including the closure of restaurants, bars and discos at night, as well as Christmas markets in their entirety.

Hospitals in the east are running out of capacity and some have begun to move patients to less congested facilities elsewhere in the country.

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