Meet Our Female Guest Columnists!

As we join the rest of the world to mark International Women’s Day, this Thursday, March 8, 2018, all week,, in a series of articles written by four carefully selected women, will attempt to address in its simplest form, some of the ways gender disparities play out against women. We are putting out this offering because we recognize the enormous contributions of women to the evolution and development of our society, especially the active roles they continue to play in this direction. Watch out for the articles beginning tomorrow, March 6, 2018. Better not miss their incisive articles.

Please meet our first two female guest columnists!


Iyaiya Nancy Thomas

Iyaiya Nancy Thomas’ career and professional interest lie in Organizational Development with special focus on how change is managed. She holds a Master’s degree in Leadership and Change from Leeds Beckett University, UK and is skilled in event planning, fund raising, customer services, metal smithing and beaded jewelry. She currently lives in Blantyre, Malawi with her family.

Mariann Bassey Oruvwoje

Maryanne Bassey-Orovwuje is an attorney by training and a passionate advocate for women’s rights, the environment and agriculture. Well experienced and widely travelled, she continues to campaign for safer farming methods, especially with the help of Friends of the Earth, an international NGO where she heads the Food Sovereignty Programme and doubles as Chair of the African Alliance for Food Sovereignty. Maryanne is married and lives in Abuja with her family.

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