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LIFE This Week: Labour Strikes, Defiance of NASS Committees, among issues lawmakers must address

This week, the National Assembly is poised to address several pressing issues that are capturing the nation’s attention. As this Legislative Intelligence Forecast Entry (LIFE) reports, these matters range from economic concerns to social and legislative challenges. As the National Assembly convenes this week, the legislative agenda promises to be both diverse and contentious, with several pivotal bills set to take centre stage. Besides the array of proposed legislation, other pressing issues must be addressed...

Beyond the numbers: Nigeria’s unemployment epidemic exposed by casual labor and gender disparity

With unemployment rates increasing by over 5 per cent, the National Assembly resumed plenary for the week of May 13th to 17th, 2024, to GESI activities centred on reducing unemployment through applying gender-sensitive policies and targeted job creation initiatives. This also extended to addressing the ills of casual labour.  Bringing structure to casualised labour  Casual labourers in Nigeria often face challenges like uncertain job security, as their work is temporary and can end suddenly. They...

FEMI GBAJABIAMILA: From Speaker to President Tinubu’s Chief of Staff

Only one man in the history of Nigeria’s National Assembly has been Minority Leader, Majority Leader and Speaker of the House of Representatives. In this EX-NASS MEMBERS SERIES, Esther Adedoyin writes on Femi Gbajabiamila. Olufemi Hakeem Gbajabiamila attended Mainland Preparatory School for his elementary education and then Igbobi College, where he completed his secondary education in 1973. He continued his studies at King William’s College on the Isle of Man, United Kingdom, for his A-Level qualifications....

LIFE Service: Nationwide labour protests, Rivers State crisis, and other issues demanding NASS’ attention

As the Nigerian National Assembly gears up for another legislative week, the nationwide protest by labour unions, among other issues, is one to take centre stage at plenary. OrderPaper, in this LIFE SERVICE, discusses some of these issues. As the nation grapples with a myriad of pressing concerns, the National Assembly finds itself at the epicentre of public scrutiny and expectation to address a multitude of concerns raised by various segments of society. The legislative...

LGBTQ+: A Decade of Nigeria’s Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition Law

From Bobrisky to the “Queen of Africa” and the reoccurring arrest of gay suspects, it’s been ten years since the enactment of Nigeria’s Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition Law. On the GESI Tracker this week, we delve into one of the most controversial laws in recent times, considering its composition, implementation, and criticisms in the past decade and what all these mean for the LGBTQ+ community. On January 7, 2024, the Same-Sex Marriage (Prohibition) bill, commonly referred...

EXCLUSIVE: Fall of PDP from majority to minority in NASS

Once touted as the biggest political party, the PDP has receded drastically in fortunes from majority to minority in the National Assembly within the last 25 years of the federal legislature  For certain, the mantra of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of being the largest party in Africa has been stopped dead. In the past few years, the party has experienced a wave of defections despite its 16-year domination of Nigeria’s electoral politics, which was...

EMEKA IHEDIOHA: Former governor, deputy speaker and ex-PDP stalwart

Emeka Ihedioha rose politically through the ranks from being an aide to a deputy senate president to deputy speaker of the House of Representatives and then governor of Imo state until the Supreme Court struck. Esther Adedoyin examines his political trajectory in this EX-NASS MEMBERS SERIES. Emeka Ihedioha was born on March 24, 1965, in Mbutu, Imo State, South-East Nigeria. He obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Food Science and Technology from the University of Lagos....

Meet members of the 10th National Assembly from Borno State 

Thirteen lawmakers in the 10th National Assembly are from Borno State – three in the Senate and ten in the House of Representatives. This article by Oluwafunke Ajayi tells you about them and their constituencies  Borno, a state in the northeastern part of Nigeria, has Maiduguri as the capital. Nicknamed ‘God’s own state,’ Borno was created in 1976 when the former North-Eastern region was broken up. “Borno” takes its name from the historic emirate of...

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