Frivolous Petitions Bill passes Second Reading in Senate

The Senate on Wednesday, 3rd December 2015 has passed the Frivolous Petitions (Prohibitions, etc.) Bill, 2015 for second reading after a lead debate by Sen. Bala Ibn Na’Allah, Deputy Senate leader and sponsor of the Bill. Section 1 of the Bill prohibits the submission of any petition or statement intended to report the conduct of a person for the purpose of an investigation, inquiry without…

 Concerns Over the Agitation of Biafra

The recent protests over the arrest of Mr. Nnamdi Kalu, Director of Radio Biafra and leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) by the Department of State Security (DSS) on October 17, 2015 has led to concerns over the agitation over the pro-secessionist group. The IPOB seek the independence of Biafra (the geographical region consisting of all South- East States and some South- South…

Achieving Gender Equality 

A Bill seeking to bring about gender equality was introduced on the floor of the Senate on the 30th of September 2015. The bill titled the Women Empowerment and Gender Equality Bill, 2015 is sponsored by a female legislator, Senator Biodun Olujimi, (APC: Ekiti). Among others, the Bill aims to create a situation where men and women can enjoy the same scope of rights and…