Monthly Archives: November 2015

16 top #Choice4Life Tweets for #16DaysofActivism

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GBV info#Choice4Life Advocates commenced the #16DaysofActivism against Gender-Based Violence with a 4-hour tweetathon on November 25, 2015. The 72-member group consists of innovative young professionals who use social media to promote women sexual and reproductive health and rights.  “We believe that we can all achieve a bright future without this violence. We will not keep quiet until it ends” – vowed the advocates.

Below are top 16 tweets the group wants you to share in your networks;

  1. Violence Against Women is one of the most pervasive human rights violations around the world. #Choice4Life #EndVAW  #VAPPAct #16Days
  2. Whether domestic, physical or sexual, violence against women is still as damaging. #Choice4Life #EndVAW #VAPPAct #16Days
  3. We would teach women their rights, we will raise our voice to dispense justice in Nigeria via the #VAPPAct. #Choice4Life #EndVAW #16days
  4. Violence against women is punishable and we demand that our #VAPPAct be implemented in all Nigerian states.#Choice4Life #EndVAW #16days
  5. Broken Women make unstable families; unstable families make a shaky nation. #Choice4Life #EndVAW #VAPPAct
  6. It may be impossible to achieve sustainable development if gender based violence continues.#Choice4Life #EndVAW #VAPPAct
  7. Statistics show that 1 in 3 women have experienced physical or sexual violence mostly by intimate partners. #16days #Choice4Life #EndVAW #VAPPAct
  8. The cultural idea that put women as victims must be conquered,it is a new dawn of liberation for our women. #Choice4Life #EndVAW #VAPPAct
  9. No excuse no matter how legally crafted should permit violence against women. Please, understand your rights.#Choice4Life #EndVAW #VAPPAct
  10. It is not left to only women to defend and support each other, Everyone has to help eliminate it.#Choice4Life #EndVAW #VAPPAct
  11. Did you know that the #VAPPAct bill has several prison terms for offenders of violence against women?  #Choice4Life#EndVAW
  12. You should not keep silent when you notice acts related to violence on women. Please Act! #Choice4Life #EndVAW #VAPPAct
  13. Abusive marriages should never be smiled upon. The #VAPPAct should be domesticated in all of Nigeria.  #Choice4Life#EndVAW
  14. We understand that our women hold the key to the future; we respect them and their rights. #Choice4Life #EndVAW #VAPPAct
  15. The #VAPPAct identifies rape as any penetration into another person’s orifice without consent.#Choice4Life #EndVAW
  16. Parents and teachers must encourage children to dismiss the acceptance of violence against women. #Choice4Life #EndVAW #VAPPAct
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Know the #VAPPAct

Other tweets include;

  • How you treat and speak to a woman shows your perspective on violence, we must do better. #Choice4Life #EndVAW #VAPPAct
  • Love was never intended to hurt. Let’s break this stereotype of emotional abuse and help more women. #Choice4Life #EndVAW #VAPPAct
  • It is amazing how many women keep silent on violence done to them. Speak up and help fight your demons. #Choice4Life #EndVAW #VAPPAct
  • Female Genital Mutilation is a grave violence on any woman’s wellbeing. It is offensive and destructive. #Choice4Life #EndVAW #VAPPAct
  • The sad amount of women that have been ejected from their homes because they do not have a voice. #Choice4Life #EndVAW #VAPPAct
  • It is a very wrong to engage in online conversations that ridicule gender based violence . #Choice4Life #EndVAW #VAPPAct
  • We will continue to celebrate the strength and resilience of women that have been victims of violence. #Choice4Life #EndVAW #VAPPAct
  • We do not just seek to curb or reduce these violence…we are talking elimination. #Choice4Life #EndVAW #VAPPAct
  • Every woman has a right to a healthy happy life. #Choice4Life #EndVAW #VAPPAct
  • Who are you to deprive a woman of her liberty? You belong in a prison. #Choice4Life #EndVAW #VAPPAct
  • Verbal and physiological abuse has triple effects on women and their environment. We stand to end emotional abuse. #Choice4Life #EndVAW #VAPPAct
  • Extreme widowhood practices have made it okay to violate women in various parts of Nigeria. This has to end. #Choice4Life#EndVAW #VAPPAct

Every Woman Counts!

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#16Days: #Choice4Life Advocates want the World to #EndVAW

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nov 25#Choice4Life Advocates are young Nigerian professionals who promote Women Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights using Social Media. The Group conducted a tweetathon on November 25, 2015 to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. They are also committed to educating social media users on issues that promote women’s health during the #16DaysofActivism.

They called for the domestication of the Violence against Persons Prohibition Act (#VAPPAct) by all the 36 States of Nigeria.

Some of their tweets include;

  • No excuse no matter how legally crafted should permit violence against women. Please, understand your rights.#Choice4Life #EndVAW #VAPPAct
  • It is not left to only women to defend and support each other, Everyone has to help eliminate it.#Choice4Life #EndVAW #VAPPAct
  • Did you know that the #VAPPAct bill has several prison terms for offenders of violence against women?  #Choice4Life #EndVAW
  • You should not keep silent when you notice acts related to violence on women. Please Act! #Choice4Life #EndVAW #VAPPAct
  • Abusive marriages should never be smiled upon. The #VAPPAct should be domesticated in all of Nigeria.  #Choice4Life #EndVAW

President @MBuhari appoints 18 #NewPermSecs

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Using the hashtag #NewPermSecs, the following names were announced via @NGRPresident and @GarbaShehu as newly approved appointments by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The New Permanent Secretaries

Muhammadu Buhari: President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

Muhammadu Buhari: President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

  1. Ayotunde Adesugba
  2. Alhaji Mahmoud Isa-Dutse
  3. Taiwo Abidogun
  4. Bukar Hassan
  5. Wakama Belema Asifieka
  6. Jalal Ahmad Arabi
  7. Sabiu Zakari
  8. Obiageli Phyllis Nwokedi
  9. Aminu Nabegu
  10. Bamgbose Olukunle Oladele
  11. Alo Williams Nwankwo
  12. Shehu Ahmed
  13. Ogbonnaya Innocent Kalu
  14. Nuratu Jimoh Batagarawa
  15. Christian Chinyeaka Ohaa
  16. Bassey Apkanyung
  17. Louis Edozien
  18. Ugo Roy

Deployment of the Permanent Secretaries

  1. Dr. Shehu Ahmad     –        Fed. Min. of Agric & Rural Development
  2. Arch Sunday Echono   – . Fed. Min. of Communications
  3. Alh. Sabiu Zakari      –        Fed. Min. of Transportation
  4. Mrs. Ayotunde Adesugba – Fed. Min. of Information & Culture
  5. Amb. Danjuma Sheni        – Fed. Min. of Defence
  6. Dr. Shade Yemi-Esan        –        Fed. Min. of Education
  7. Mrs. Fatima Mede             –       Budget & National Planning
  8. Alh. Mahmoud Isa Dutse – Fed. Min. of Finance
  9. Amb. Bulus Lolo      –        Fed. Min of Foreign Affairs
  10. Dr. Amina Shamaki         –        Fed. Min. of Health
  11. Mr. Aliyu Bisalla      -Fed. Min. of Industry, Trade & Investment
  12. Mr. Bassey Akpanyung    – Fed. Min. of Internal Affairs
  13. Mr. Taiwo Abidogun        – Fed. Ministry of Justice
  14. Dr. Habiba Lawal   –        Fed. Min. of Science & Tech.
  15. Dr. Clement Illoh    –        Fed. Min. of Labour & Productivity
  16. Dr. Jamila Shu’ara       –        Fed. Min of Petroleum Resources
  17. Mrs. Binta Bello                –        Fed. Min of Women Affairs
  18. Dr. Babatope Ajakaiye     –       Federal Capital Territory
  19. Mrs. Rabi Jimeta             –        Fed. Min. of Water Resources
  20. Dr. Bukar Hassan            –        Fed. Min of Environment
  21. Mrs. Wakama B. Asifieka – Fed. Min. of Niger Delta Affairs
  22. Mr. Istifanus Fuktur       –        Fed. Min. of Solid Minerals
  23. Mr. Christian Ohaa          –        Fed. Min of Youth & Sports
  24. Engr. A.G. Magaji            –        Fed. Min. of Works & Housing
  25. Mr. Louis Edozien – Fed. Min. of Power
  26. Mr. Jalal Arabi – State House
  27. Mr. Mohammed Bukar – General Services Office, OSGF
  28. Mr. Abbas Mohammed – Ecological Fund Office, OSGF
  29. Dr. Ugo Roy – Council Secretariat
  30. Mr. Aminu Nabegu – Special Services Office, OSGF
  31. Amb. Bamgbose Akindele – Political Affairs Office, OSGF
  32. Mr. Alo Williams Nwankwo – Economic Affairs Office, OSGF
  33. Mrs. Obiageli Nwokedi – Special Duties Office, OSGF
  34. Mr. Innocent Ogbonnaya -Career Management Office, OHCSF
  35. Mr. S.K.Y. Adelakun – Common Services Office, OHCSF
  36. Mrs. N. Batagarawa – Service Policy & Strategies Office, OHCSF