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Modern World’s First Female-only City in the Pipeline

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Ever fancy a place where everybody is female? Certainly, a lot of guys will take it as their dream destination. But, before you get too excited, remember it is “no man’s land”. So you are not likely ever to be able to get there if you are not female.

This kind of city is what Saudi Arabia is planning to build. This is part of plans to give career minded women living in the Sharia law-abiding country of Saudi Arabia access to opportunities which their counterparts in other parts of the world have access to.

The Saudi Industrial Property Authority (Modon) has been asked to bring the country up to date with the rest of the modern world with regards to the controversial city, which is now being designed with construction scheduled to begin next year. It is hoped that this city, when completed, help fulfill women’s desire to work without defying the country’s Islamic laws.

The municipality in the Eastern city of Hafuf is expected to attract 500 million riyals (£84m) in investments and it will create around 5,000 jobs in the textiles, pharmaceuticals and food processing industries. There will be women-run firms and production lines for women. Although Saudi Sharia law does not prohibit women to work figures show that only 15 per cent of women are represented in the workforce.

According to Modon’s deputy director-general, Saleh Al-Rasheed, “I’m sure that women can demonstrate their efficiency in many aspects and clarify the industries that best suits their interests, their nature and their ability… We are now working on a second industrial city for women… We have plans to establish a number of women-only industries in various parts of the kingdom.’”

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  1. Onyirimba Princewill

    August 12, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    A place for just women? That’s just wierd!!!!

  2. Mrs. Sid

    August 14, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    Wow. cant wait to get there!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. steve

    September 26, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    The dumbest idea ever… Lesbianism will thrive in dis city. No race can survive without d oposite sex. God did not make a mistake by making man & woman live side by side each other within a community.

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NECO Postpones 2020 Exams Indefinitely

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NECO Postpones 2020 Exams Indefinitely
NECO Postpones 2020 Exams Indefinitely

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The National Examinations Council (NECO) on Sunday announced the suspension of the ongoing Senior Secondary Schools Certificate Examinations (SSCE) indefinitely.

This was made known in a statement by NECO’s Head, Information and Public Relations Division, Azeez Sani.

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The examination body explained that the action was taken due to the closure of schools and the curfew imposed by some state governors to safeguard lives occasioned by the #EndSARS protests.

“Arising from that meeting, the Governing Board resolved that the 2020 SSCE (Internal) be postponed indefinitely in view of the current security challenges, occasioned by the #ENDSARS protests, which disrupted the smooth conduct of the examinations in some parts of the country,” the statement partly read.

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#EndSARS Protest: Sanwo-Olu Orders Closure Of Schools In Lagos

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#EndSARS Protest: Sanwo-Olu Orders Closure Of Schools In Lagos

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The Lagos State Government led by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has ordered the closure of public and private schools indefinitely in the state.

The closure of schools in Lagos was announced in a press statement on Monday by the state’s Head of Public Affairs, Ministry of Education, Kayode Abayomi.

Also Read: #EndSARS protesters break into Lagos International Airport (Videos)

The statement which was titled, ‘Lagos directs students to stay at home’, quoted Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo, the Commissioner for Education, as saying that the schools were shut down over “tension generated by the anti-SARS protests.”

This is coming at a time #EndSARS protests against police brutality and bad governance by Nigerian youths grounded academic activities in some schools in the state on Monday.

“A new date of resumption for all classes will be announced as soon as possible.”

 

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NECO Shifts Exam Over #EndSARS Protest

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NECO Shifts Exam Over #EndSARS Protest

NECO Shifts Exam Over #EndSARS Protest

The National Examination Council, NECO, has announced the rescheduled of one of the practical examinations supposed to hold in October till the next month.

This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen on Sunday, October 18, by the Head, Information and Public Relations Division for the Nigerian exam body, Mr. Azeez Sani.

He announced that the Paper I Computer Studies Practicals examination which was supposed to be taken on Monday, October 19 is now delayed till November 16, 2020.

Also Read: Buhari Appoints Professor Godswill Obioma As New NECO Registrar

Sani revealed that the postponement is a result of the ongoing #EndSARS protests across the country, particularly the blockage of movement of transport at the entrance gate into Benin City, the Edo state capital.

He noted further that the truck conveying NECO examination materials had left its take-off point two days earlier to deliver to some states but has been held up in the ‘blockage.

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