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UN aid chief seeking to reverse ban on Afghan women workers



UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. humanitarian chief and leaders of two major international aid organizations are in Afghanistan following last week’s visit by a delegation led by the U.N.’s highest-ranking woman with the same aim – reversing the Taliban’s crackdown on women and girls including its ban on Afghan women working for national and global humanitarian organizations.
U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Martin Griffiths was in the Afghan capital Monday along with Janti Soeripto, CEO of Save The Children US, and Sofia Sprechmann Sineiro, the secretary general of Care International as well as Omar Abdi, the deputy executive director of UNICEF, the U.N. children’s agency.

Dujarric said last month’s Taliban ban on Afghan women working for non-governmental organizations has put some aid programs on hold and is “sowing fears that the already dire humanitarian situation in Afghanistan will get even worse.”

Some 28 million Afghans are in need of food, medicine and other humanitarian aid, “a 350% hike in just five years,” according to the latest report released Monday on the Humanitarian Needs Overview for Afghanistan, Dujarric said.

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Labour Party agent shot dead in Lagos , Rhodes-Vivor says



Labour Party agent shot dead in Lagos , Rhodes-Vivor says

VIDEO: Labour Party agent shot dead in Lagos , Rhodes-Vivor says

Gbadebo Rhode-Vivor, governorship candidate of the Labour Party in Lagos State, has alleged that one of the party’s agents has been shot and killed in the Apapa area of the state.

The Labour Party candidate who spoke in a video shared on social media, alleged that there’s been widespread intimidation of voters across the state.

He called on the police and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to do the right thing, warning that their actions may set the state on fire.

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INEC Postpones gov, assembly elections in 10 Lagos polling units



INEC Postpones gov, assembly elections in 10 Lagos polling units

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has postponed Saturday’s governorship and state assembly elections in 10 polling units in the Victoria Garden City (VGC) in Lagos State.

INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, Segun Agbaje made the announcement when he addressed reporters at the VGC.

According to him, corps members deployed as ad hoc staff on Saturday were hesitant to enter the VGC estate as they alleged that they were held hostage in the February 25 Presidential and National Assembly elections.

Agbaje said the commission’s ad hoc staff set up voting materials in front of the estate on Saturday but the estate residents claimed that hoodlums might disrupt the process, so they did not feel secure and could not cast their votes.

He said the situation was difficult for security agents to contain hence he and his team had to come to the area.

“We have eight polling units here with 6,024 registered voters and out of which 5,624 people have their PVCs,” he stated, adding that two other polling units at the estate’s main gate were also affected. “Eight here (in the estate) and two outside,” he noted.

“After due consultation and further directive from the national headquarters that we should remobilise here tomorrow (Sunday) morning by 08:30am to conduct the elections.

“By 08:30am tomorrow (Sunday), we will reconvene here.”

Agbaje said the chairman of the security committee of the estate had assured the commission of the safety of corps members and INEC staff as well as the safety of voters.

Some of the polling units affected include PU 032,033, 119 -124.

The governorship candidate of the Action Democratic Congress (ADC), Tunde Doherty, whose polling unit is in the VGC scolded INEC for poor arrangement, saying the situation is “unfortunate”.


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Mykmary Fashion CEO, Michael Onyemah: Empowering Fashion Entrepreneurs to Succeed in Business




The fashion industry is growing in leaps and bounds in Nigeria, worth billions of dollars annually, but many of the small players in the industry are not benefiting from this exposure and boom.

For many fashion enthusiasts, pursuing a career in the fashion industry seems like a dream come true. The idea of designing beautiful garments and creating unique styles that make people feel confident and beautiful is what draws many to the industry.

However, it takes more than just creativity and passion to succeed as a fashion entrepreneur. It requires a solid understanding of business principles and strategies that can help drive sales and grow a successful fashion business.

Speaking to a group of journalists during a press conference, the founder and chief executive officer of Mykmary Fashion House, Micheal Onyemah, said “in today’s fashion industry, to sustain a fashion business over time, it is necessary to have a steady stream of customers.

This necessitates a focus on brand development, cultivating loyal customers, and consistent marketing and selling of your services and products. Sewing is a valuable skill, but it is not enough to make a profitable business. The ability to market and sell products and services is what generates revenue and builds a sustainable business.

There is a need for fashion business owners to be empowered with tools and the know-how to improve their businesses’ sales, increase revenue and help their businesses get off to a flying start. Our goal is to ensure that fashion business owners can  automate their sales and multiply business profits, which in turn enables them to run a business that can fund their desired lifestyle.”

This is where Michael Onyemah, a fashion business advocate, comes in. For the past three years, Michael has been organizing fashion shows and award ceremonies, where he has interacted with numerous fashion entrepreneurs. He has discovered that while many of these entrepreneurs are skilled at designing and creating beautiful garments, they often lack the necessary business acumen to succeed in the industry.

To bridge this gap, Michael has decided to start an online fashion business school called Mykmary Fashion Business School. Through the fashion business school, he aims to empower fashion entrepreneurs with the knowledge and skills they need to run successful fashion businesses.




He believes that by equipping these entrepreneurs with business skills, they can turn their passion into a profitable venture.

The school offers a wide range of courses that meets the pain point of fashion business owners which includes generating high-quality leads, brand positioning, Content creation strategies, building business system and structure, business branding, and planning among others.
The courses are designed to provide fashion entrepreneurs with practical skills that they can apply to their businesses.

The school also offers mentorship programs, where students can interact with experienced fashion entrepreneurs who can guide them on their entrepreneurial journey.
Michael’s dedication to the fashion industry has not gone unnoticed.

His efforts have been recognized by the industry, and he has received numerous awards for his contributions. His work has been featured in several national and international publications, and he has been invited to speak at various fashion events.

As the fashion industry continues to evolve, Michael’s passion for powering fashion entrepreneurs remains unwavering. Through Mykmary Fashion Business School, he hopes to inspire a new generation of fashion entrepreneurs who not only have the passion and creativity but also the business skills to succeed.
Michael Onyemah is a true champion of the fashion industry.




His dedication to empowering fashion entrepreneurs through Mykmary Fashion Business School is a testament to his commitment to the industry. With his passion, expertise, and dedication, he is transforming the fashion industry, one entrepreneur at a time.
Mykmary Fashion was created with the motive of promoting indigenous fashion brands and connecting them to the international market. And ever since then, they have been working to add value and interpret the African fashion business to the world at large.

Visit Mykmary’s website for more details

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