African Journal of
Political Science and International Relations

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Pol. Sci. Int. Relat.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0832
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPSIR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 352


The Nigerian senate and the politics of the non-passage of the gender equality bill

Damilola Taiye AGBALAJOBI
  • Damilola Taiye AGBALAJOBI
  • Department of Political Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
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  • Leke Abraham OLUWALOGBON
  • Department of Political Science and Public Administration, College of Management and Social Sciences, Redeemer’s University, Ede, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 08 February 2019
  •  Accepted: 04 April 2019
  •  Published: 30 April 2019


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