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A bill for an Act seeking to eliminate all forms of discrimination against women has scaled second reading at the House of Representatives. Rep. Saidu Abdullahi ( Niger-APC) who sponsored the bill said that it would provide a mechanism for enforcing provisions of universal declaration on protection of human rights. He added that the bill would also enforce international covenant on civil and political rights and convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women in Nigeria. He said that it would help to enforce protocol on the African Charter on human and peoples’ rights on the rights of women in Africa. Rep. Linda Ikpeazu (Anambra-PDP) while contributing to the debate said that the bill was laudable and would help to curtail all forms of discrimination against the women’s folk. She urged members to allow the bill pass, while commending the sponsor of the bill.

Senate President inaugurates joint c’ttee on bills’ passage

By Henry Umoru Worried by a large number of bills returned to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari without assent, the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday, inaugurated a joint committee to ensure seamless lawmaking. While inaugurating the committee, Lawan stressed that its purpose was for the ninth National Assembly to do things differently
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How bills become laws

Given the tasking processes a bill goes through to become law, the number of rejected bills is indeed worrisome. The processes of law making generally requires a long period of deliberation and consideration of the many interests and implications of the bill. The processes are as follows:

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