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Female lawmakers disrupt proceedings at house of reps

    Female lawmakers disrupt proceedings at house of reps

Female lawmakers in the house of representatives have disrupted voting on amendments to the 1999 constitution. The lawmakers protested against the outcome of voting on “citizenship and indigeneship” for women. The

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The danger of restructuring without a referendum-approved constitution

    The danger of restructuring without a referendum-approved constitution

BY FRANCIS OBORJI “Watchman, what of the Night” (Isaiah 21:11):  “Nobody pays attention to what we say. No one listens to us. We are there to wait at their door. Those who have papers pass in front… taken care of … for us nothing.” (Jean Marc Ela in the epigraph in his book, “L’Afrique des Villages” (1982). The above citation from “ L’Afrique des Villages”, the immortal work of Jean-Marc Ela, a Catholic Priest and

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Senate approves independent candidacy, restricts tenures of govs, president

    Senate approves independent candidacy, restricts tenures of govs, president

The senate has approved a provision in the constitution alteration bill which gives room for candidates to participate in elections without being members of political parties. Eighty-two senators voted in

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Constitution amendment ‘bars’ Jonathan from 2019 polls

    Constitution amendment ‘bars’ Jonathan from 2019 polls

Former President Goodluck Jonathan will be ineligible to contest in 2019 presidential election if the national assembly has its way. In the report by the constitution review committee, seen by TheCable, the

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Senate proposes extra 14 days for conduct of presidential rerun elections

  Senate proposes extra 14 days for conduct of presidential rerun elections

The senate has proposed to extend the time for conducting presidential and governorship rerun elections from seven to 21 days.

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EFCC to Fayose: Immunity doesn’t stop investigation

  EFCC to Fayose: Immunity doesn’t stop investigation

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)  has defended its decision to freeze the account of Ayodele Fayose, governor of

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Equal opportunity bill ‘not in conflict with constitution’

  Equal opportunity bill ‘not in conflict with constitution’

Oby Nwankwo, the coordinator, National Coalition on Affirmative Action (NCAA), said the Gender and Equal Opportunity Bill recently rejected by

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‘Married women can’t join the police’… 5 ways the constitution discriminates against women

  ‘Married women can’t join the police’… 5 ways the constitution discriminates against women

On March 16, Nigerian legislators refused to pass for second reading, the bill on gender equality. The bill, titled ‘Gender

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Confab committee rejects power rotation in constitution

  Confab committee rejects power rotation in constitution

The National Conference Committee on Political Restructuring on Tuesday rejected the suggestion that rotational presidency and governorship should be enshrined

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Gaidam, Nyako blast Clark for ‘provocative’ statement

  Gaidam, Nyako blast Clark for ‘provocative’ statement

Yobe and Adamawa State governors have come down hard on Edwin Clark, elder statesman and politician, for calling on President Goodluck

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