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Senate Moves To Approve Birth Via In-Vitro Fertilization

Senate Moves To Approve Birth Via In-Vitro Fertilization

MOVES by the Senate to approve birth through in- vitro fertilization, yesterday got a boost as it passed for a second reading, the Bill for an Act for the regulation of In-Vitro Fertilization, IVF, by establishing IVF authority to make provision in respect of children born of the process. The bill, sponsored by Senator Barau […]

Liberia’s Amended Rape Law Sparks Protest At Capitol Hill In Monrovia

Liberia’s Amended Rape Law Sparks Protest At Capitol Hill In Monrovia

A group of young advocates under the banner Concern Citizens of Liberia yesterday stormed the Capitol Building where they called on the Senate to establish a fast track to handle rape cases rather than amending the rape law by making it bailable. The Liberian Senate on Wednesday voted in favor of making rape a bailable […]

35 Percent Affirmative Action – Female Senators Fight Back

35 Percent Affirmative Action – Female Senators Fight Back

Three of Nigeria’s serving female senators have bemoaned the failure of the National Assembly to approve proposals for affirmative action in appointive positions in the country. The Senate during the recent Constitution Alteration Exercise failed to push through the proposal that would have entitled women to 35% of all appointive positions in the country. The […]

More Women In Politics Will Bridge The Gap -NEPP

More Women In Politics Will Bridge The Gap -NEPP

 To actualize the 35 percent affirmative action, Nigerian women have been urged to wake up from their slumber and join the political struggle for them to occupy top political positions in the country. Ondo State chairperson of the Nigeria Elements Progressive Party (NEPP), Mrs. Ibitoye Olusola, made this appeal at the maiden state congress of […]

Senate To End Violence Against Women And Gender Inequality

Senate To End Violence Against Women And Gender Inequality

Worried by all forms of discrimination and violence against women, the Senate has waded into the ugly thriving trend, evolving a legal framework to totally eliminate the anomalies. This was disclosed yesterday in Abuja by Senator Biodun Olujimi (Ekiti South) while speaking to newsmen during a briefing with the Affirmative Action Coalition for Women and […]

Senate Approves 21% Budget Hike to Boost Economy

Senate Approves 21% Budget Hike to Boost Economy

Nigeria’s lawmakers approved to boost spending by 21 percent this year to help the West African economy recover from its worst slump in 25 years. The Senate, led by its President Bukola Saraki, agreed on Thursday in the capital, Abuja, to increase spending this year to 7.4 trillion naira ($23 billion). That compares to a […]

Only 23 Women Are Willingly To Be Senators In Kenya?

Only 23 Women Are Willingly To Be Senators In Kenya?

The balance between the sexes in the Senate looks set to remain tilted in favour of men as only 23 women have asked to be nominated for election as senators at the next General Election. No woman was elected to the Senate in the last General Election, which resulted in the 18 who got there […]

Kenya: Senate To Appeal Gender Rule Verdict

Kenya: Senate To Appeal Gender Rule Verdict

The Senate will appeal against a recent verdict in which the High Court said Parliament risks being dissolved by June if it fails yet again to legislate the gender rule principle. In a notice of appeal filed on April 6, the Senate said it will move to the Court of Appeal to challenge the verdict […]

Senate Amends Electoral Act To Legalise Electronic Voting

Senate Amends Electoral Act To Legalise Electronic Voting

Nigeria now comes close to using electoral voting system in the conduct of elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission, after the country’s Senate amended the Electoral Act on Thursday. The amendment followed the adoption of the report of the alteration of the existing electoral law, Electoral Act 2010, by of the Senate committee on […]

Senate Vs EFCC – Who Is Witch-Hunting Whom?

Senate Vs EFCC – Who Is Witch-Hunting Whom?

The EFCC in an incriminating report sent to the President alleges that the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and some of his aides and associates, of which his Deputy Chief of Staff, Gbenga Makanjuola, ex-Managing Director of Heritage Bank, Robert Mbonu and other companies, allegedly assisted the Senate President, already on trial for alleged false declaration […]

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