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UK Lawmakers Urge Action To Help 1.5 mln Women With Endometriosis

UK Lawmakers Urge Action To Help 1.5 mln Women With Endometriosis

British lawmakers called on Monday for urgent government action to support 1.5 million women with endometriosis – a debilitating condition that leads to absenteeism from school and work and can cause infertility. Women’s health experts said the lack of funding for research into the crippling illness – which affects one in 10 women worldwide – […]

Why Has Nigeria Rejected Paternity Leave?

For a change, it’s Nigerian men at the receiving end of outlandish deliberations by our nation’s lawmakers. We, women, are usually the victims. In 2016 for example, Nigeria attracted global head-shaking when its parliament refused to pass a gender equality bill. Among other rights, that legislation sought to protect Nigerian women from violence, and allow […]

Liberia Lawmaker Promises To Rally Support For Women Bill Passage

Liberia Lawmaker Promises To Rally Support For Women Bill Passage

Women Legislative Caucus Chairperson and River Cess County District #1 Rep. Rosanna Schaack has promised the women of Liberia that she is at the Legislature for the passage of women bills that are in committee rooms. Speaking at a mock legislative session at the Capitol Building Wednesday, 13 June, Rep. Schaack said there are few […]

Nigeria Lawmakers Issue Demands To President Amid Strained Relations

Nigeria Lawmakers Issue Demands To President Amid Strained Relations

Nigerian lawmakers on Tuesday issued a list of demands to the president, largely related to security, in the latest sign of strained relations between the executive and legislature months before the country goes to the polls. President Muhammadu Buhari won election in 2015 mostly on his vow to improve security and fight corruption. But tensions […]

Nigerian Lawmaker Fears Violence Is Scaring Women Away From Politics

Nigerian Lawmaker Fears Violence Is Scaring Women Away From Politics

The first daughter of a pilot from Abia State in southeast Nigeria, Nnenna Elendu-Ukeje never faced disadvantages for being a woman until she entered politics 10 years ago. In her three terms as member of parliament for Bende constituency in Abia, she has experienced discrimination, sexual innuendoes, physical threats and insubordination, mainly from male colleagues. […]

US lawmakers Meet Osinbajo, Saraki, Dogara Over North-East Crisis

US lawmakers Meet Osinbajo, Saraki, Dogara Over North-East Crisis

As the humanitarian crisis thrown up by eight years of Boko Haram war lingers, a congressional delegation from the United States of America, USA, is meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, and other senior federal government officials on the way forward. Among the issues of particular interest to the U.S. officials will be the fight against […]

Zambia Suspends 48 Opposition MPs For Snubbing President’s Speech

Zambia Suspends 48 Opposition MPs For Snubbing President’s Speech

Zambia’s parliament suspended 48 opposition lawmakers on Tuesday for boycotting a speech by the president, widening a political rift that has alarmed rights groups. Parliament’s speaker barred the United Party for National Development (UPND) politicians from taking their seats for 30 days, a move that banned them from the building and stopped their pay. Their […]

Ogun Lawmakers And Commissioner For Works In Shouting Match

Ogun Lawmakers And Commissioner  For Works In Shouting Match

There was palpable tension at the Ogun State House of Assembly yesterday as the deputy speaker of the House, Olakunle Oluomo and the Commissioner for Works and infrastructure, Lekan Adegbite engaged in shouting match at the Committee Room during a meeting with the commissioner on the situation of roads in the state. Vanguard gathered that […]

FG Begins Release Of N100bn For Constituency Projects

FG Begins Release Of N100bn For Constituency Projects

The presidency may have finally caved in to the demands by members of the National Assembly for the release of N100 billion meant for constituency projects before they consider and approve any request from the executive arm of government. Several legislative approvals sought by President Muhammadu Buhari have suffered defeats or delays in recent weeks, […]

Sex Scandal: Reps Clear Colleagues Of Allegations

Sex Scandal: Reps Clear Colleagues Of Allegations

As the House of Representatives receive and debate the report of its joint committee on ethics and privileges and foreign relations on allegations of sexual misconduct against three lawmakers, there are indications that the legislators have been given a clean bill of health. New Telegraph reliably learnt that the three accused lawmakers have been cleared […]

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