Tag "Not too young to run bill"

    Aristo and rage of the kitchen knife

Aristo and rage of the kitchen knife

There is really a huge lure to comment on the political today. President Muhammadu Buhari has just given a national broadcast that provokes several questions; ex-Taraba governor, Jolly Nyame was, during the week, sentenced to 14 years imprisonment; Buhari assented the Not Too Young To Run Bill, among many other issues. Unless we want to fool ourselves, political issues drive [...]

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    SHOCKER: Buhari says age limit of senators, govs not reduced in ‘Not Too Young To Run’ law

SHOCKER: Buhari says age limit of senators, govs not reduced in ‘Not Too Young To Run’ law

The 'Not too young to run' bill does not affect age limit of senators and governors in the country. This was disclosed by President Muhammadu Buhari who signed the bill into law on Thursday. The bill seeks to reduce age qualification to hold elective office in the country. The age bracket for those seeking election into state houses of assemblies will be reduced [...]

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    Buhari signs ‘Not Too Young To Run’ bill into law

Buhari signs ‘Not Too Young To Run’ bill into law

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed into law the bill seeking to reduce age qualification to hold elective office in the country. Bashir Ahmad, aide to the president on new media, disclosed this in a tweet on Thursday. "History is made, President @MBuhari has signed into law the #NotTooYoungToRun bill. Congratulations to all young men and women at @YIAGA and all the supporters [...]

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    24 states pass ‘Not too young to run’ bill

24 states pass ‘Not too young to run’ bill

Twenty-four out of the 36 state houses of assembly in the country have passed the ‘Not too young to run’ bill. The bill, which is part of the process to amend the 1999 constitution,  seeks to reduce the minimum age requirement for elective positions in the country. It was first passed by the senate and the house of representatives in July 2017. The latest [...]

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    Not-too-young-to-run bill: A challenge to the Nigerian youth

Not-too-young-to-run bill: A challenge to the Nigerian youth

BY BAMIKOLE OMISHORE The time of youth is the best time of one’s life; the peak period when purpose should be chased and dreams fulfilled. It is however a parody that according to reports 73% of young people are restricted from running for office even when eligible to vote,  and 51% of the population are under 30 years, but only 2% [...]

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    Senate says you can now run for president at 35, gov at 30

Senate says you can now run for president at 35, gov at 30

The Nigerian senate on Wednesday passed the highly anticipated not too young to run bill, which seeks age reduction for elective offices in the country. This was disclosed after an electronic vote in the senate showed that 86 senators were in support, while 10 were against and one of the lawmakers abstained. Effectively, Nigerian youths can contest for president at the age [...]

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    Protesters storm n’assembly over ‘not too young to run’ bill

Protesters storm n’assembly over ‘not too young to run’ bill

A coalition of youth groups on Tuesday stormed the national assembly to demand the passage of "not too young to run" bill. The bill, a constitutional amendment, seeks to alter sections 65, 106, 131 and 177 of the 1999 constitution. It seeks to reduce the age qualification for those aspiring to office of president from 40 to 30 years, office of governor [...]

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