Thursday, December 9

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Reps Move to Remove President, governors’ immunity clause
Politics

Reps Move to Remove President, governors’ immunity clause

  Nigeria’s President, Vice President, as well as Governors and Deputy Governors, may lose their exemption from trial. The House of Representatives is deliberating the removal of the immunity clause they enjoy. A bill to make it possible for their criminal and civil prosecution will soon be read for the second time at the Green Chamber. Hon. Rimamnde Kwewum, a member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) from Taraba State, sponsored the constitution amendment bill. The existing law shields persons named and/or referred to in Sub-Section 3 of Section 308 of the 1999 CFRN (Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria) from lawsuits. Persons holding the office of president or vice-president, governor or deputy governor are covered under Subsections 1(a), (b) and...
Lawmakers consider bill to permit Muslim female military officers to wear Hijab
News

Lawmakers consider bill to permit Muslim female military officers to wear Hijab

The House of Representatives is currently deliberating on a bill seeking to compel the Armed Forces and paramilitary organizations to permit Muslim female officers to wear the Islamic veil, commonly known as hijab. The bill, known as the Religious Discrimination (Prohibition, Prevention) Bill, 2020, which has passed second reading at the House, is being sponsored by the Deputy Chairman of the House Committee on Finance and Member representing Bida/Gbako/Katcha Federal Constituency, Saidu Abdullahi. Hijab is a veil worn by Muslim women and has been a controversial issue in Nigeria. Recently in Kwara state, a crisis erupted in the education section when authorities of missionary schools in the state opposed a court injunction permitting Muslim students to wear hijab to school. A...

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