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OPINION: Obiageli “Oby” Ezekwesili: A transformational trailblazer

Former Director of Communication at ECOWAS, Adama Gaye, pays tribute to Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili; Nigeria’s Former Minister of Education, as the new face of an emergent new Africa   By Adama Gaye   In her native Nigeria, she has already entered in the best books of history as Madame Due Process. But more is to come. Obiageli Ezekwesili is the archetype of the inspirational, transformational and values-based leader, Africa has long been yearning for. Her...

OrderPaper Founder, Oke Epia, is Nigeria’s Most Influential Think Tank CEO 

Organisers say their choice for the awards rest on CEOs they feel have gone above and beyond in their field and deserve to be recognised for their achievements based entirely on merit, rather than popularity or company size as found with other awards programmes.     READ ALSO: 10th NASS Leadership: ED OrderPaper, speaks on deciding factors for Presiding Officers   Founder and Executive Director of OrderPaper, Oke Epia, has emerged as the Most Influential...

Parliament Spotlight: Asuquo Ekpenyong Jnr | Youngest Senator-Elect, 10th NASS

Contrary to the expectations of many, youth representation in the 10th National Assembly may not be as impressive as predicted. In assessing the small wins from the elections, however, this edition of Parliament Spotlight is focused on the youngest Senator-Elect in the next political dispensation.   READ ALSO: 10TH NASS: Composition of the Nigerian Senate | Parties, Ex-Governors and Deputies   Thirty-seven-year-old Asuquo Ekpenyong Jr, is not a new name in Cross River Politics, at...

10th NASS: Why competence, capacity matter in Nigeria’s Speakership contest

With no fewer than eleven candidates eyeing the seat of Speaker in the Tenth House of Representatives, this opinion piece examines the merit of competence and capacity as key considerations in the imminent leadership recruitment process. By Abel Atanda   READ ALSO: 10TH NASS: Reps Minority Caucus working to produce House Leadership     Nigeria is Africa’s largest democracy and has remained so since its return to civil rule on 29th May 1999. This is especially...

2023: PDP, APGA lose National Assembly Members to APC

Ahead of the November 11 governorship election in Imo State, political actors in the state, including three members of the outgoing House of Representatives, shift loyalties to the governing party.     READ ALSO: MVP Hall of Fame: 20 National Assembly Members make Semi-Final shortlist     As the tenure of the Ninth National Assembly elections winds down, there are indications that alignment and re-alignment of political forces will not stop anytime soon, even among...

10TH NASS: Composition of the Nigerian Senate | Parties, Ex-Governors and Deputies

At the dawn of each day, the inauguration of the 10th National Assembly draws closer. However, with the supplementary elections now over, OrderPaper highlights the composition of the 10th Senate . READ ALSO: Parliament Special: Nigeria’s 10th National Assembly and the ghost of 2015   Following the conclusion of the February 25 National Assembly Elections and the April 15 Supplementary Elections, the attention of political watchers and, indeed, the citizenry is beginning to shift towards...

Parliament Meme: Election for President of the Nigerian Senate [Part II]

As the inauguration of the 10th National Assembly draws closer, attention remains focused on the next President of the Senate. However, how well do you know the processes and procedures that would usher in the next Senate Presiding Officers? Check out our concluding part of the Parliament Meme series on the subject.   READ ALSO: Parliament Meme: Election for President of the Nigerian Senate (Part 1)     VOTING/TELLERS Voting is done via a secret...

Parliament Meme: Election for President of the Nigerian Senate (Part 1)

As more lawmakers continue to declare interest in occupying the number one seat in both chambers of the National Assembly come June, we present this exposition on the processes leading to the election of a Presiding Officer. This piece is the first part of the series focused on electing a President of the Senate.   READ ALSO: Parliament Special: Nigeria’s 10th National Assembly and the ghost of 2015   The election of Presiding Officers in...

OBITUARY: Ismaila Maihanci Yushau, the lawmaker-elect who took Taraba by storm

Victor on February 25, deceased by April 22; OrderPaper’s Ibrahim Gaddafi Tanko puts to pen the life and times of Honourable Ismaila Maihanci Yushau; the 36-year-old philanthropist and politician who took the Taraba polity by storm. Until his death, he was the lawmaker-elect for Jalingo/Yorro/Zing Federal Constituency of Taraba State in the incoming Tenth House of Representatives.       Born 36 years ago in the historic city of Jalingo, the Member-elect was born into...

EXCLUSIVE: Five things Senator-Elect, Ireti Kingibe said about her plans for FCT

Senator-elect Kingibe holds exclusive chat with OrderPaper Nigeria, assures residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) of her readiness for quality representation through accessibility, SDG-centered projects, mass housing, agro-processing businesses, etc   READ ALSO: PROFILES: Meet the 7 ‘Obidient’ Senators-Elect in the Tenth National Assembly   “So there are a lot of things, and these things will take four years, if not more. But from the first year, you will start seeing and feeling the...

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