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Women Continue Protest At National Assembly For Eight Days

The ongoing protest by various women groups over the rejection of five gender bills in the process of the amendment of the 1999 Constitution has entered its eighth day. The protesting women have converged on the National Assembly, demanding that lawmakers rescind their decision over the rejection of five gender bills in the process of […]

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Rejected Gender Bills: For Fifth Day, Nigerian Women Protest At NASS

By Babajide Okeowo For the fifth day running, various women group continued their protest against the decision of the National Assembly to reject five gender-related bills. The protesting women gathered early morning at the National Assembly demanding that lawmakers rescind their decision over rejection of five gender bills in the process of amendment of 1999 […]

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Fresh Ruckus Over Rejection Of Gender Balance Bills By NASS, Kukah Blows Hot

By Paul Ajayi The last has not been heard in outcry surrounding the decision of the National Assembly to vote against the adoption of five gender bills In the latest outcry, Reverend Matthew Kukah, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, says there is nothing wrong with women requesting to have more of them in […]

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Gender Bills: Group says women will continue to occupy NASS

Nigeria Women under the auspices of womanifesto have vowed to mobilise the masses to occupy the National Assembly if the law markers fail to reconsider its stance on some gender equality and equal opportunity bills. Akiyode-Afolabi , Co-Convener, ‘Womenifesto disclosed this in a webinar on Sunday during the commemoration of International Women’s Day. She said that Nigeria […]

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Protesting Women Block NASS gate Over Rejected Bills

By Babajide Okeowo The National Assembly has incurred the wrath of several women groups who have blocked the Federal Secretariat axis entrance of the National Assembly to protest the outcome of the voting on constitutional amendment. They were not allowed access into the National Assembly by security agents. The gate was locked against them. The […]

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NASS At ‘War’ With Buni Over ‘Ploy To Get Rid Of Legislators’ At APC Convention

By Celestine Ajayi National Assembly members elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, are at war with the National Caretaker Committee, led by Mai Mala Buni, over the proposed amendment seeking their exclusion as statutory delegates from the party’s National Convention. Buni-led committee had issued a notice for constitution amendment to be […]

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National Assembly Workers Defy Management, Picket NASS Complex

Parliamentary workers, under the auspices of the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) on Monday, turned a deaf ear to pleas by the management of the National Assembly to suspend a planned industrial action by picketing the National Assembly Complex for two hours. Led by their Chairman, Comrade Sabiyi Sunday, the protesting workers marched several […]

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Alleged Missing N4.1bn NASS Funds: SERAP Drags Lawan, Gbajabiamila To Court

For failing to probe an alleged missing N4.1 billion public fund budgeted for the National Assembly, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has sued the Senate President, Dr Ahmed Lawan and Speaker of House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila. The suit followed the publication of the annual audited report for 2016 in which the Auditor-General […]

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