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Bill To End Discrimination Of Women In Nigeria Police Gets Senators’ Support

Bill To End Discrimination Of Women In Nigeria Police Gets Senators’ Support

A bill has been presented to the Senate to end existing discrimination against female officers in the Nigerian Police Force. The bill sponsored by Imo senator, Ezenwa Onyewuchi, seeks to amend the Police Act by expunging the gender-discriminatory provisions of regulations 122,123,124 and 127. Regulation 122 restricts female police officers assigned to the General Duties […]

Senate Approves N30,000 As Minimum Wage

Senate Approves N30,000 As Minimum Wage

The Nigerian Senate has approved N30, 000 as minimum wage for workers in Nigeria. The national minimum wage bill will become effective after the president, Muhammadu Buhari, assents to it. The chairman of the ad-hoc committee set up to review the bill, Francis Alimikhena, presented a report on Tuesday. The report recommended that N30, 000 […]

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 […]

Influx Of Refugees From Cameroon: Senate summons Defence Minister, Ali

Influx Of Refugees From Cameroon: Senate summons Defence Minister, Ali

THE Senate yesterday summoned the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan Ali, to appear before it and explain the reason behind the invasion by large numbers of refugees from the Republic of Cameroon to some border communities in Cross River State and its attendant security fallout The Senate also called on the Nigerian military authorities to […]

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 […]

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