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Nigeria's National Assembly: why adding seats for women isn't enough

By Damilola Agbalajobi, Lecturer, Political Science, Obafemi Awolowo University
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Nigeria has very few women participating in politics. Only seven out of 109 senators and 22 of the 360 House of Representatives members are women. And only four out of 36 deputy governors are women. The country has never had a woman state governor. To create gender balance, the country’s lower house – the house of representatives – is planning to create an additional…


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