Patience Jonathan at 54: Nigerians remember 35% Affirmative action for women
By TVC News Nigeria
28 October 2019 | 4:33 pm
A national gender policy to promote the thirty-five percent affirmative action for women in politics and governance is yet to get legal backing.
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