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Failed Bill: Women Groups Storm NASS Gate In Protest

Various women groups on Wednesday occupied the gate of the National Assembly in protest against the failure of a bill meant to create ‘special seat‘ for women. The women gathered early morning at the three arm zone and marched to the National Assembly gate chanting songs of solidarity. The groups demand that the Federal lawmakers […]

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Electoral Act Amendment: NASS Re-Amends Bill, Allows Direct And Indirect Primaries

The National Assembly has re-amended the Electoral Act Amendment Bill on Wednesday and approved both direct and indirect primaries. Both chambers made the re-amendment in separate plenary sessions. In the Senate, the lawmakers also added the consensus clause for the nomination of candidates by political parties for elective positions. In a statement, the upper chamber […]

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Oil ownership: Niger Delta monarchs, CSOs sue NASS, demand N1tn damages

The planned amendment of the 1999 constitution may hit the rocks with Niger Delta ethnic minorities, monarchs, and civil society organisations in the region asking a Federal High Court in Abuja to stop exercise in the National Assembly. Ijaw national leader and first Republic Federal Commissioner of Information, Edwin Clark, and ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo had […]

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Electoral bill: CSOs give NASS 30days to override Buhari

A coalition of civil society organisations has called on the National Assembly to either override the decision of the President,  Muhammadu Buhari or remove the contentious clause (s) from the 2021 Electoral Amendment Bill and transmit it back to the President for assent within the next 30 days. The civil society organisations advice became necessary […]

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