Category: Politics

23-year-old fish seller makes history becoming youngest Member of Parliament in Uganda.

Hellen Auma Wandera is the youngest Member of Parliament (MP) in the 11 Parliament in Uganda. The 23 year-old legislator recently took oath of office as the Woman MP representing Busia District. Hellen Wandera was born on December 12, 1997 and at just 23-years-old, she is now the Busia Woman...

PIB| Major Landmark of the 9th Assembly ~ Hon. Nkeiruka Onyejeocha

The passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) is a major landmark of the 9th Assembly. It marks a major sectoral turnaround. The 5 percent(%) approved for host communities whose means of livelihood are often negatively impacted by oil exploration shows that, as a Nation, we are no longer merely...

PWAN: Increasing Women’s participation in the Political process

An event put together by Partners West Africa Nigeria(PWAN) which was convened for women's political participation in Nigeria themed; Beyond Voting: Increasing women's participation in the political process. This was a one day convergence of mentors and mentees - Political leadership and mentorship program for young women which held at...

Constitution Review – Religious Leaders Canvass Enforcement of Human Rights, Gender Equality

Leaders of Christian and Muslim groups urge Nigeria to prioritise the enforcement of human rights. Religious leaders have advised that the enforcement of human rights should be prioritised in the ongoing review of the 1999 constitution. Leaders of Christian and Muslim groups stated this in their presentation at the North...

PDP Demands Gov Uzodinma’s Resignation Over Failure To Protect Lives and Property in Imo

BEING TEXT OF THE PRESS CONFERENCE BY PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC PARTY, IMO STATE , ON JUNE 3, 2021 ON THE WORSENING INSECURITY IN THE STATE PROTOCOLS 1 Gentlemen of the press. You are welcome to this Press Conference. 2 As the leading opposition Party in Imo State, the Peoples Democratic Party...

Nigeria Has Few Women in Politics – Here’s Why, and What to Do About It

There are few women in political and leadership spaces in Nigeria. Currently only seven out of 109 senators and 22 of the 360 House of Representatives members are women. Ogechi Ekeanyanwu, from The Conversation Africa, asked Damilola Agbalojobi, political scientist and gender specialist, to explain the lack of representation, why...