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Nigeria Senate revisits sexual harrassment prohibition bill | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News

News Summed Up 2019-10-09 05:30:00

Three years after the passage of the sexual harassment prohibition bill, Nigerian Senate Wednesday revisited the bill for legislative action. Clerk of the Nigerian Senate Nelson Ayewoh re-read the bill sponsored by the deputy Senate president Ovie Omo-Agege during Wednesday’s plenary. The Bukola Saraki-led 8th Nigerian Senate passed the bill in May 2016 to sentence lecturers caught sexually harassing students to a five-year jail term. The Sexual Harassment in Tertiary Education Institution Prohibition Bill, however, was not signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari. The reintroduction of the bill was triggered by a recent video documentary by BBC AfricaEye where lecturers of top universities in West Africa were captured allegedly demanding sex in exchange for marks from female students.