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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...
Constitution review in Nigeria: Committee presents 68 alterations as women protest exclusion from politics - Daily Post
Tuesday, March 01, 2022
Constitution review in Nigeria: Committee presents 68 alterations as women protest exclusion from politics
The House of Representatives special committee on review of the 1999 Constitution has presented the first batch of its report.  The Committee, chaired by Deputy Speaker Idris Wase (APC, Plateau), presented the 68 alterations to the green chamber....
INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu. Photo/TWITTER/INECNIGERIA - The Guardian
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
In Nigeria, INEC, CSO collaborate to increase women, youths participation in politics
The Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) says it is collaborating with the Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre(PLAC), a Civil Society Organisation(CSO) towards increasing women and youths participation in politics. Prof. Sam Egwu, the INEC...
Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman/ Youth, women critical demographics for 2023 election - Credits: Daily Trust
Monday, January 31, 2022
Youth, women critical demographics for 2023 Nigerian election
The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commissioner, Prof Mahmood Yakubu has called on the youth and women in the country to use the voting strength to positively impact the 2023 electoral process. Furthermore, the INEC boss said the two...
Abiodun Essiet - Credits: Daily Trust
Thursday, January 27, 2022
Nigeria: appointive positons serve as entry point for women in politics – Abiodun Essiet
By Rosemary Bassey Abiodun Essiet is the Special Adviser to the chairman, Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) on ICT/Civil Societies and Donor Agencies. She is a gender advocate, women leader of Nigeria Women Trust Fund (NWTF) and a public health...
Oluremi Tinubu / In Nigeria, rising agitation for more women inclusion in politics, governance - Credits: The Will
Tuesday, January 25, 2022
In Nigeria, rising agitation for more women inclusion in politics and governance
There is renewed agitation for more inclusion of women in politics and governance in Nigeria. Analysts and watchers of political events in the country believe this is justifiable, considering the number of women in elected political positions since...
Aisha Buhari calls for inclusion of more women in politics in Nigeria - Credits: the New telegraph
Friday, January 21, 2022
Aisha Buhari calls for inclusion of more women in politics in Nigeria
The First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has called for more concerted actions toward better recognition of the contributions that women make in national development.  According to a statement by her spokesman, Aliyu Abdullahi, Aisha said power-sharing...
Abuja City gate - credits: Blueprint
Thursday, January 20, 2022
CSOs seek women participation in Abuja area councils’ election
Women groups and Gender Focused Civil society organisation has called for more women participation in the forthcoming FCT area council election. According to the CSOs, women constitute half of the population in the country and form massive support...
Nigeria 2023: Women politicians unveil online resource portal / Picture: Markus Winkler on Unsplash
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Nigeria 2023: Women politicians unveil online resource portal
Women politicians in the country, on Monday in Abuja, unveiled an online resource portal for women seeking elective positions in the 2023 general elections. During the unveiling of the project tagged: ‘Nigerian Women Aspirants Website’, financed by...

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