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UN scores Nigeria low on women participation in politics (Picture: UN Logo)
Friday, December 02, 2022
UN scores Nigeria low on women participation in politics
INEC urges political parties to respect their constitutions The United Nations (UN) has scored Nigeria low in the area of women participation in politics. The UN Women Representative to Nigeria and the Economic Community of West African States (...
Nigeria: Impact of women in politics on development (Picture: This Day)
Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Nigeria: Impact of women in politics on development
Ugo Aliogo examines the prospects of women in 2023 general election, judging from the low representation of women in the political space and the impact on development Women have remained largely underrepresented in the realms of political power...
Nigeria: NGO laments inadequate publicity for women politicians, others (Picture: Blueprint)
Monday, November 28, 2022
Nigeria: NGO laments inadequate publicity for women politicians, others
The CEO Women Radio, a non-governmental organization, Toun Okewale Sonaiya, has lamented that female politicians and leaders are not given the adequate media coverage as their male counterparts. This was part of the submission at a two-day media...
Five states with no female candidates in the upcoming 2023 general elections (Nigeria Premium Times)
Monday, October 24, 2022
Only 5% of Nigeria’s lawmakers are women. It’s about to get worse
Nigeria’s two dominant parties, ACP and PDP, have less than 6 per cent of their parliamentary candidates as women. Women’s representation in Nigeria’s parliament is among the lowest in the world but could get worse based on the new list of...
2023 election in Nigeria: Only 8.9% of candidates are women — Report (Picture: Vanguard)
Tuesday, October 04, 2022
2023 election in Nigeria: Only 8.9% of candidates are women — Report
FOLLOWING the release of the final list of presidential and national assembly candidates for the 2023 general election, the Women In Politics Forum (WIPF), on Monday, lamented the low number of female candidates contesting the 2023 general election...
UN seeks equitable media access for female politicians (Punch)
Monday, September 05, 2022
Nigeria: UN seeks equitable media access for female politicians
Ahead of the 2023 general elections, the United Nations has called on the media to ensure that female politicians are granted the same access as their male counterparts. This was made known by the representative of the United Nations Women, Ms...
Nigerian National Assembly (Picture IPU)
Monday, August 29, 2022
Women’s political empowerment in Nigeria
On 18 July  the IPU Gender Partnership Group and the National Assembly of Nigeria held an online briefing on women’s political empowerment to promote women’s participation in parliament in view of the 2023 Nigerian elections. There were 20...
Nigeria: Political parties unfair without female running mates – Stakeholders (Punch)
Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Nigeria: Political parties unfair without female running mates – Stakeholders
Stakeholders in the electoral process in Nigeria, including the United States-based National Democratic Institute have expressed concern over the exclusion of women as running mates in the presidential primaries for the 2023 elections. They,...
Nigeria: 35 women candidates for 2023 elections in Kaduna  (Blueprint)
Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Nigeria: 35 women candidates for 2023 elections in Kaduna  
The Kaduna state Resident Electoral Commissioner, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Dr. Asmau Maikudi, has stated that 35 women are among the various political parties’ candidates for the 2023 general elections in Kaduna state....
Only 6% women active in Nigerian politics — Report (Vanguard)
Thursday, July 14, 2022
Only 6% women active in Nigerian politics — Report
A report by the Gender Strategy Advancement International, GSAI, has disclosed that women political participation in Nigeria falls below the world and African continental  standards. According to the report, the national average of women’s political...
Students graduating from Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Nigeria. Credit: Rajmund Dabrowski/ANN.
Wednesday, July 06, 2022
“We copy it from them”: How campus politics sets scene for big man politics in Nigeria
Nigeria has one of the lowest rates of female political representation in the world. This culture is established and reinforced early. One morning before heading to university, Esther Binkap, 21, looked at herself in the mirror and asked herself if...
Women in politics: Striving for genuine change in a rigged system, By Fidelis Nwagwu
Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Women in politics: Striving for genuine change in a rigged system, By Fidelis Nwagwu
The message seems quite clear that politics in Nigeria is a game for rich, old men, to the detriment of the real change-making demographics - women and youths. Politics has almost become an exclusive club of male actors, who prevent the...
The Government of Canada and UN Women launched support to increase women’s political participation in Nigeria
Tuesday, April 05, 2022
The Government of Canada and UN Women launched support to increase women’s political participation in Nigeria
Within the context of the ongoing Constitutional Review Process and the background of extremely low participation and representation of women in Nigerian politics, the Government of Canada in partnership with UN Women signed a grant agreement of $8...
Special Seats Bill in Nigeria: Balancing representation through constitutional reforms - Punch
Friday, April 01, 2022
Special seats bill in Nigeria: Balancing representation through constitutional reforms
Global trends indicate the slow-paced progress in closing gender gaps across major dimensions of human development in different countries. Nigeria remains one of the poor performing countries with respect to closing its gender gaps, especially under...
2023 elections: When will an all-men Nigerian association endorse female aspirants? - The Cable
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
2023 elections: When will an all-men Nigerian association endorse female aspirants?
Want to see drama? Take an interest in Nigeria’s elections. From seemingly true-intentioned motives to the ‘aspire to perspire’ speeches and the comical jumps across party lines, election season is an interesting period here. Never mind that it is a...
Nigerian women and politics of gender inequality
Thursday, March 24, 2022
Nigerian women and politics of gender inequality
‘When some women try to get involved in politics, they are despised and as such they are at the defensive. Even their co-women would despise them and refuse to support and vote for them…First, women are not as financially buoyant as the men....
A cross section of protesting women at the Lagos house of assembly on March 8, 2022 [File: Ope Adetayo]
Thursday, March 17, 2022
Nigerian parliament rescinds decision on gender equality bills
The lawmakers’ decision on International Women’s Day came hours after simultaneous protests by women in four states. Nigeria’s lower house of parliament has rescinded its decision on three bills that it discarded at a constitutional amendment...
Nigeria: Reps reject bill for special seats for women in parliament - The Guardian Nigeria
Wednesday, March 09, 2022
Nigeria: Reps reject bill for special seats for women in parliament
The House of Representatives has rejected a bill seeking to reserve special seats for Women at the National and State Houses of Assembly. This followed the rejection of the bill at the electronic voting on the amendment of 1999 Constitution on...

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