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A SNAPSHOT LOOK AT ALL THE WAYS 2016 GAVE US LIFE

The Headies drama between music stars Olamide and Don Jazzy on the very first day of 2016 had to be the sign that we were going to be in for a rollercoaster year of drama, upsets, highs and lows. And as it was, the fastest year anyone has ever lived ...

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HUMOUR COLUMN: Nigeria And Her Faces Of Corruption

Nigeria is one of the most religious countries in the world. So I guess it makes perfect sense that it is also one of the most corrupt countries too. Even newborns, as soon as they are born, cry louder in Nigeria. Despite this established fact, Nigeria still manages to shock ...

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Yaky Ink-spired: THE GENDER EQUITY BILL, THE GOOD AND THE BAD

Taking on the challenge to write on a relatively recent issue in the Senate, the shooting down of the Gender Equality Bill, I tried to get a fresh perspective on it. Several writers have already thrown rotten tomatoes at patriarchy and others yet have slung mud at our insensitive law ...

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Nigerian lawmakers vote down bill on gender equality citing the Bible and Sharia law

Nigerian lawmakers on Tuesday (Mar.15), voted against a gender and equal opportunities bill (pdf), which was being sponsored by Senator Biodun Olujimi. The bill, which did not pass a second reading, was aimed at bridging the gap between the rights of men and women in Nigeria. It also sought to ...

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Only Liars Shall Be Jailed for 7 Years

Culled from Bellanaija.com; Written by Omavuaye Mudiaga-Erhueh As soon as I saw media reports to the tune of “Senate Proposes 7-Year Jail Term for Social Media Critics,” my first reaction was: “Are you kidding me?!” Several ideas ran through my head, first of which was my right to free speech, ...

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Nigerian Senate set to pass bill seeking 7-year jail term for Government Critics

Watch out, critics! The long arm of the law is stretching out towards Facebook and Twitter. According to a report by Daily Trust, the Nigerian Senate is set to pass a law seeking a 7-year jail term for social media critics who are found guilty of inciting the public against ...

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Video: It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Yerimaaan! Senator Sani ‘Superhero’ Yerima like you’ve NEVER seen him before

Senator Ahmed Sani Yerima has been receiving criticisms for his role during the debate on amending the Nigerian constitution regarding the age limit for rejection of citizenship and child marriage. And in the video below, he is given special prominence as a superhero with the name ‘Yeriman’ in an episode ...

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#ChildNotBride: Sen. David Mark speaks on child marriage debate

The Senate might re-consider its decision to amend Section 29(4)(b) of the 1999 Constitution, which defines the full age of a woman seeking to renounce her citizenship. On Wednesday, President of the Senate, David Mark admitted while receiving the Gender and Constitutional Reform Network in the Senate that religious sentiment ...

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An Overview: The Senate And The Underage Marriage

The news of the Nigerian Senate passing a law that supported underage marriages has taken to the social media like poking an anthill full of drunken, boisterous ants. Facebook, Twitter, BBM, Yahoo groups, e-mail inboxes, cell phones, and everything but the kitchen sink have all been stuffed with this news, ...

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“A Nation Of Perverts And Paedophiles” – Femi Fani Kayode

The Nigerian Senate includes some of the brightest minds in our country many of whom are friends of mine and most of whom have been in active politics for many years. They have my respect. However what transpired in the Senate chamber a few days ago was a great cause ...

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