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Law Has Granted Married Women To Either Claim Their Father Or Husband Indigeneship

The house of representatives has passed the bill to give women who are married the option of choosing their own indigeneship. this new law has given the married women rights to either claim their husband or father indigeneship.

It was gathered that the house amended the Federal Character Commission (Establishment Act) 2004, to pass the bill. House lawmakers amended clauses 1, 2, 3, and the explanatory memorandum of the principal of the Federal Character Commission.

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The  bill was amended on a Tuesday, May 7 “A bill for an act to amend the Federal Character Commission (Establishment, etc) Act, 2010, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, Cap F7 to give married women the option of indigeneship and for related matters”

Ortom Section 2 of Part II of the principal Act was substituted with a new Section 2, which reads: “A married woman shall have the option to lay claim to her state or local government of origin for the purpose of implementation of the Federal Character Formulae at the national level or state level as the case may be.”

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Meanwhile, E247mag once reported that Festus Keyamo, the director of strategic communications of President Muhammadu Buhari 2019 presidential campaign, on Thursday, April 25, told Nigerians not to fall for the viral video where INEC reportedly said election result would be passed on electronically.


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