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Seven women made the 2019 ministerial nominees list of President Muhammadu Buhari released yesterday.

The figure represents 16.3% of the total of 43 nominees.

Here are the seven women that made the list.

1. Zainab Ahmed (Kaduna)

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She is the current Finance Minister who was appointed in September 2018 after the resignation of Kemi Adeosun.

2. Paulen Talen (Plateau)

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She was Minister of science and technology under President Olusegun Obasanjo.

3. Sharon Ikeazor (Anambra)

Sharon is the Executive Secretary of Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD)

4. Ambassador Maryam Katagun (Bauchi)


Maryam is Nigeria’s Permanent Delegate to UNESCO.

5.Ramatu Tijjani (Kogi)

Ramatu is a former All Progressives Congress (APC) women national leader.

6. Gbemisola Saraki (Kwara)

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Gbemisola is a sister to ex-Senate President, Bukola Saraki and she is also a former senator and of House of Representatives member,

7. Sadiya Umar Faruk (Zamfara)

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She is the Federal Commissioner, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and IDPs (NCFRMI)



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The Federal Government on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, declared that it was working hard to come out with a policy that would limit the number of children that a mother could have in Nigeria.

It stated that traditional rulers and other leaders across the country were being engaged as regards this, adding that the move was aimed at addressing one of the “great challenges” in the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan of the Federal Government.

The Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, who disclosed this while responding to questions during a session at the 24th Nigerian Economic Summit in Abuja, noted that the country’s population had been identified as one of the great challenges confronting the successful implementation of the ERGP.

Ahmed said,

“We have been engaging traditional rulers and other leaders. Specifically, we have found out that to be able to address one of the great challenges that we identified in the ERGP, which is the growth in our population, we need to engage these institutions.

“And we hope that with their support, we will get to a point where we can come out with the policy that limits the number of children that a mother can have because that is important for sustaining our growth.”

When asked about the sustainability of the ERGP by successive governments, Ahmed argued that the plan would be sustained as it was purely a document that focused on the development of the Nigerian economy.

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Girls who live in less developed areas barely have access to these essential commodities while women who are low-income earners are finding it difficult to buy them.

Using the hashtag, #EndThe9jaTaxOnPads, these women are sharing their stories online to urge the government to end the tax on sanitary pads so as to make them more accessible.

See some of their tweets below:


No girl child deserves to use rags or tissue because she can’t afford sanitary pads.
No girl child deserves to wear one pad throughout a day because she want to manage.
Sanitary pads should be affordable for every woman






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The Federal Government has revealed that the proposed minimum wage for the civil servants is ₦24,000.

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, stated this on Monday while speaking with newsmen in the State House, Premium Times reports.
Ngige shared that the Federal Government has proposed to pay its workers ₦24,000, while states will pay ₦20,000.

The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) are willing to go as low as ₦30,000, he revealed, while the organized private sector came down to ₦25,000.
The deliberation on setting a new minimum wage started in 2017 after President Muhammadu Buhari approved a committee to negotiate.